Joined August 2011
Weight History

Start Weight
267.0 lb
Lost so far: 0 lb

Current Weight
267.0 lb
Performance: gaining 0.1 lb a week

Goal Weight
150.0 lb
Still to go: 117.0 lb

patidee's Weight History


last weighin: losing 2.1 lb a week Down

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cals: 99kcal | fat: 2.82g | carbs: 17.20g | prot: 1.57g
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Portion Control
i could not help but notice blood sugar numbers for one of the member here ... since i have been trying to live a healthier lifestyle, mine have dropped to between 75-95 ... he/she seems to be doing an outstanding job of *maintaining* their weight over a several month period, although i do NOT know if that is their intent ... or if their goal is to actually LOSE some poundage. since august 9th of last year when i could NO longer fit in chairs located in my doctor's office, restaurants, or in a movie theater, just to name a few, i decided enough is ENOUGH! since THAT very day i have lost 62 pounds (161 days ago). the single and ONLY change i made in my eating habits was to practice *portion control* ... on most days my total calories for the day do not exceed 1,000 calories ... in october my doctor cut one of my diabetes meds in HALF, stopped the blood pressure pill, as well as the ACTOS ... by my next appt. in march, i should be OFF the glipizide altogether (i was never on insulin, i am a type 2 diabetic); i still have a very long road ahead of me, however, i'm feeling great with the change i made while NOT giving up ANY of my favorite foods. i wish all of you much success in your quest for a healthier YOU in 2012 and beyond*~
posted 17 Jan 2012, 10:33
color change on 'weight history'
i'm just curious >>> does anybody know why the color changes on the GRAPH below the weight history chart? mine went from a RED color to ORANGE ... i'm just wondering WHY??? thanks for your input, pati
posted 12 Nov 2011, 06:46
Does weighing daily help or hurt?
i weight myself every morning too ... i have a 'talking scale' so it recognizes fractions, which i LOVE ... once or twice a week there is usually no change ... on those days i don't let it bother me too much ... as long as i KNOW i have not exceeded my daily calorie count of 1,000, then i know by the end of the week there will be a LOSS, there always is!!! i am like "Kiesha", aka 'KK89' >>> i deny myself very little, i try to make healthy choices 90% of the time, while practicing PORTION CONTROL 100% of the time ... for me, that is the ONLY thing that works ... since i started on 8.9.11 i've lost 37.6 lbs (thirty-seven point six) ... i have a long ways to go, but i know i will reach my goal!!!
posted 24 Oct 2011, 08:42
Hello Everybody in the 60+ Group
i started August 9, 2011 and as of this morning i am down 24.2 pounds ... basically, i am practicing PORTION CONTROL ... while at the same time i am making sure my three meals and 1 or 2 snacks a day are nutritionally balanced ... i have not eliminated many foods from my diet, on the contrary, i include just about everything ... i know if i start to eliminate too many of my favorites i will miss them and start CHEATING a little here and there ... then pretty soon i will be CHEATING a lot here and then and first thing you know i will be piling it back on ... not this time, this time it has to last forever ... i am 67 years old, this will most likely be my last chance to get it right ... i do not intend for my obituary to read "she was a diabetic who died from complications related to OBESITY" ... this has to be the way i live the remainder of my life ... because of all this extra weight i carry, there are too many things that i am unable to do and too many places where the chairs are too small for me ... i cannot live this way any longer ... all that pain stops now ... i am not a big water drinker, however, i really try to drink eight 8 oz glasses of water each day, but that is not always possible, however, i do get down at least six glasses each day ... 3 years down the road and i find myself STILL recovering from knee surgery ... have alot of pain in both knees and wrists; probably more arthuritic pain then do to the surgery, however, it really prevents me from doing any real exercise ... i am basically keeping my daily calorie count below 1k ... that seems to be where i need to be in order to lose ... if i were to increase it to 1200, which i do understand is what is 'recommended for an adult' ... i know i would not lose at all ... i feel good, my glucose levels are PERFECT and my A1C has dropped dramatically since i am following this self-made diet ... and i'm committed to this journey ... my goal is to reach 150, ideally by May 2012, but i will settle for August first ... i have 142.2 pounds to go ... i am a member of NutriMirror, which is a health conscious website that i follow religiously on a daily basis; actually i am there many times a day recording all my meals and downloading my recipes and menus to the NutriMirror database ... probably being able to plan my meals in advance has been the single most motiviating aspect of this entire experience ... i could not do this without NutriMirror ... it is invaluable to my success ... this will be the first group i've joined of my peer and i'm excited !

posted 14 Sep 2011, 14:26
hey King! yes, i know all about 'false starts' ... this site does seem like a pretty good one ... there are a few that i frequent ... many of them (like this one), have a lot of 'chatting' going on ... my home-base weight loss website is NutriMirror ... it has been invaluable to my journey ... i see from your chart that you've lost quite a bit; although, i'm not really sure what that is in POUNDS ... how much did you actually drop? officially, i started on August 9th, and have lost 21 pounds as of this morning ... i'm keeping my calorie count under 1,000; i know that the recommended number is 1200, but it would be impossible for me to lose at that number because i really don't get much exercise (very bad knees). for me, the real challenge is balancing all the nutrients i need in a SINGLE day's menu of good, healthy foods, withoug excluding a TREAT - that really keeps me motivated; at the end of the day, it's something i really look forward to, and NutriMirror automatically figures that part out for me based on the choices i make, so it's actually a lot easier than it may sound. my greatest challenge has been reducing my portions ... that to me has been the biggest change in my eating habits and i'm convinced that that is truly the SECRET to successful weight loss, however, if i had to give up certains food categories (like most diets) --- like sweets, it would not work for me in the long run; i do include everything, just not too often and and in smaller portions ... what really helps me is the ability to plan my meals ahead of time ... i love that i can PLAN the entire day's menu in advance (even days in advance) ... and i can make last minute changes if i see the fat content is alittle high, or too many carbs for that day ... if you get a chance, you might want to explore that website ... i don't think you will be disappointed ... so, good luck, King, in your pursuit of a healthier YOU!
posted 06 Sep 2011, 07:49
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