Joined September 2010
Weight History

Start Weight
204.0 lb
Lost so far: 24.0 lb

Current Weight
180.0 lb
Performance: gaining 0.7 lb a week

Goal Weight
162.0 lb
Still to go: 18.0 lb
I sign my posts Mm and I'm 51 years old, perimenopausal, and fat. I have been fat for a long time. In May I started taking a medication that causes weight gain. Consequently, I gained some weight on top of the excess I already carried. The extra weight caused my knees to hurt badly. I have been a runner for the last 10 years. I always grumped that I didn't lose weight from running, but turns out the running was staving off increased weight all that time. When I stopped running because of the knee pain, I started gaining even more weight. Now I am at my heaviest weight ever and I feel so awful about how I look and how I feel. I want to be able to be comfortably as active as I have gotten used to. I want to stop the trash talking that goes on in my head about how I look, and then I want to look better and be healthier.

Get below 200lbs
Birthday Goal 2/24 188lb
Ultimate Goal 145
Maintenance Goal 145-150lbs indefinitely

morningmoon's Weight History

morningmoon's Latest Member Challenges

  6 Weeks To 100 Push Ups 2011
status: Completed
ended: 14 Feb 11
view progress


only visible to followers
Pickles McGerkin
last weighin: steady Steady
last weighin: losing 1.0 lb a week Down
only visible to followers

morningmoon's Latest Posts

Calorie Counter on DROID

You can add a food to the database this way.

-go to search and enter the food you are looking for/planning to add.
-when you get whatever results tap the menu function along the bottom of your phone
-choose add food and there ya go.

I am not certain, but I think if you add a recipe it may count the calories for you. it would be far easier to do that online though. Smile
posted 01 Oct 2010, 13:41
Calorie question
From your journal I see that you have lost 2.5 lbs in around two weeks, which is very reasonable. I asked my doctor for a recommendation, and have set the stats here at the recommended calories. Besides cutting calories, she also recommended moderate exercise. I try to walk every day...and if not walk, at least do something exercise-wise. (I've been dancing a lot lately Smile ) Another thing I read is to calculate your calorie intake by taking your goal weight times 10 and that would be your calorie goal every day. For instance, my goal weight is 145. 145 x 10 is 1450...and my doctor recommended 1500kcal, so apparently that is a pretty good calculation. It's important to note that not eating ENOUGH can slow your weight loss, too.

That's it, just a few thoughts.

posted 16 Sep 2010, 17:23
ebuddy? weight loss buddy?
I think maybe you just did it by posting. There are also Groups to hook up with folks but I have found them not especially helpful. I am interested in a support person, so if you want to message me we can talk about how to do it for each other.

posted 08 Sep 2010, 17:23
anyone with any tips caffiene withdrawal...
I switched painlessly from coffee to tea. (coffee and halfnhalf have kcals, tea with sweetener doesn't) What I have found is though I was addicted to coffee and seriously required it every morning in order for my brain and body to jumpstart, the tea is a take it or leave it thing and my brain works fine in the morning without any stimulant. I drink coffee occasionally because I like it, but too much and I get jangly and uncomfortable. Tea I can drink day in and day out and never feel over stimulated. I drink black tea...Irish Breakfast, occasionally English Breakfast which is not a strong, and when I'm saving money, I resort to Lipton's orange pekoe. So that's my thinking on the matter. I still have to drink lots of water, but it's for other reasons than getting the caffeine out of my system. You wrote this a few days ago so if you stuck it out, you are feeling fine now so this is a moot post.
posted 08 Sep 2010, 17:20
Time Zones - what country do you live in ?
Hi Doirin,

I always like to know where others are from...that's the joy of this whole intrawebs thing after all! I'm in the Pacific Northwest, near Seattle, Washington, US. It's cool, cloudy, and thinking seriously about raining here this afternoon. I believe our time difference from here to there is 7 hours.

I visited Ireland a couple of years ago. It was wonderful. Very much the same sort of climate as here, less mountains more open-ness, equally green! What town are you near?

You can change your time zone by going to My Account and scrolling down near the bottom of the page. That ought to set everything straight.

posted 06 Sep 2010, 16:31
view all morningmoon's posts

Other Related Links


morningmoon's journal

29 March 2011

Time to set new goals. I didn't quite meet the last one of 188lb by February end (my birthday). There are some events coming up this summer and Autumn ...

28 March 2011

27 Sunday a little walking 28 Monday PT exercises 29 Tuesday 30 Wednesday 31 Thursday 1 Friday 2 Saturday

morningmoon's Recent Food & Exercise

morningmoon's Groups

We Don't Need No Stinkin' Diet!
This is a group for those of us following our own healthy lifestyle plan to lose weight and/or maintain it.

50's with 50-100 lbs to Lose
50 somethings with 50-100 pounds to lose.

Droid Application Users
This group is focused on the members who are attempting to use technology (Droid phone) to better themselves.

morningmoon's Recent Activity

morningmoon's Own Activity

No recent activity.


No recent activity.

Other Member Diet Recent Activity

Ange1s_Dont_Eat supported momma6224's Journal Entry.
babyjacksgranny supported elvie00916's Weight Entry.
elvie00916 supported marshakanady's Journal Entry.
emilyfabz supported DaianaAzpil's Journal Entry.
marshakanady supported Draglist's Journal Entry.
MandyJ1981 supported J--Rel's Journal Entry.
Kenna Morton supported Vmartens14's Journal Entry.
mrnoface645 recorded a Journal Entry.