Joined May 2011
Weight History

Start Weight
175.0 lb
Lost so far: 9.1 lb

Current Weight
165.9 lb
Performance: gaining 1.7 lb a week

Goal Weight
142.0 lb
Still to go: 23.9 lb
Forty somethin', mom of three grown sons and busy entrepreneur who enjoys the outdoors (running, biking, hiking, skiing, camping . . you name it!) Looking to get back to my "ideal me"!

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njallen23's Latest Member Challenges

  2 ound a week weight loss challenge
status: Completed
ended: 11 Mar 16
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  No Alcohol For All Of January
status: Completed
ended: 29 Jan 16
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Right weight for you body
My mom said "you're losing your black gurl butt". "You're getting too skinny", but that's just the way she grew up. She thinks black women should be chunky. I've learned not to internalize her comments.

Ultimately, it's not the number that counts for me. I am *already* very pleased with the way I look, but I want to lose the fat around my belly (a predictor of diabetes) and stay heart healthy. I'm 5'6 and expect to finish out at 138 lbs. Well within the height / weight / BMI charts. If I strength train, maybe a lil' more since lbs. muscle weighs more than fat.
posted 11 Oct 2015, 10:19
New study re: Whole Milk vs Fat free
I only did whole milk when my kids were young. I've been on 2% ever since they left home and would never go down to skim. Obviously we shouldn't gorge, but our bodies need good fats. I even use real butter (not margarine), regular fat cheese, pure maple syrup and honey in my foods. GASP! We gotta stick to nature and not all this man made crap. That stuff will kill ya.
posted 11 Oct 2015, 10:11
I had no ideas my diet was causing so much harm
"Eat a balanced whole foods diet with little or no processed foods". Yep! That's the way to go. For the most part, I'e been eating the same foods I always enjoy (cut out white sugar, white potatoes, chips and white bread), just less of it. Takes more time to lose, but certainly healthier than FADs and makes it easier to keep it off later.
posted 11 Oct 2015, 10:05
Can you Lose 10 pounds in a Week?
Hey this isn't a topic. It's an ad that takes you to an external page.
posted 03 Oct 2015, 10:28
How Often Do you weigh yourself?
Every single day; sometimes multiple times! I only "count" the weigh-in (i.e. record that as my official weigh) on Sunday mornings and always after BM, completely naked.

I find weighing everyday helps me know if I've slipped up too much and gives me a chance to correct (perhaps with a run or other calorie burning exercise) before I get to the Sunday weigh in. I'm also really careful about eating right on Friday into Saturday b'cuz I know I'll see it on Sunday if I don't. Great way to not fall off the wagon on the weekend.
posted 28 Sep 2015, 10:26
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31 October 2016

Whoa! Complete change in how I look at food. Tracking EVERYTHING I ate, replacing a meal per day with a healthy smoothie, drinking water like it's going ...
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28 December 2015

Got five mile run in today. Happy w / myself!
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