paulanavarette
Joined July 2017
Posts
90
Following
30
Followers
33
Weight History

Start Weight
186.0 lb
Lost so far: 23.0 lb

Current Weight
163.0 lb
Performance: gaining 0.7 lb a week

Goal Weight
160.0 lb
Still to go: 3.0 lb
Retired Registered Nurse living 6/6 between NY and Fl. Life long weight control issues. My quality of life would be improved if I were to continue to lose weight. I have lost 30 lbs. by modifying my intake. I.E. giving up soda, bread, candy, ice cream and butter. A lot of empty calories. I have had chronic pain and arthritis for many years. I believe that less weight would be less stress on my back and knees. I can already see the difference in my mobility. I look forward to the support of people on the same journey to improved health and overall quality of life. Update 8/12/2017 My starting weight was 224 lbs in 2/2017 on 1200 calories diet. I join Fatsecret at 196 lbs. and as of Aug. 10, 2017 am 179.5. Very 😁. Overall those months it's about 1 lb. a week which is ideal for long term maintenance of my weight loss and that's what my goal is. Now it's Sept. 21 and I'm 10 lbs from my goal of 160 lbs and wondering about a new goal? Do I lose more or doi let my body adjust and stabilize at this weight? It really takes some thought.

paulanavarette's Weight History


paulanavarette's Latest Member Challenges

9
  The Strict Adherence Challenge 4
status: Completed
ended: 22 Aug 17
view progress
 
 


Following

Online now D2jasper
last weighin: steady Steady
 
Online now AllieLittles
last weighin: steady Steady
DO N OK
last weighin: steady Steady
 
Judyrose1997
last weighin: losing 3.0 lb a week Down



paulanavarette's Latest Posts

Vitamin K
I also can't do the salads and greens as you can see by my previous note. We both have a clotting disorder. You're probably on Coumadin too? Anyway its going to come down to portion control and calories. That's been successful for me. I was 224 in February and 167 on Sunday. I'm 63 with chronic pain due to Thoracic and lower spinal stenosis, and have also lost an Achilles' tendon so exercising is complicated. But I'm not short of breath from being overweight anymore. You'll figure it out and everyone is here for you. COPD is definitely a severe limitation. As a nurse I understand how stressful your illnesses are but you can take control of your life with the help of everyone, the support, and resources of Fatsecret.
posted 27 Sep 2017, 20:01
Vitamin K
Vitamin K is essential to clotting in the body. It's found in spinach in particular. I have a clotting disorder and have to take an anti-coagulant 'Coumadin' for the rest of my life after a massive pulmonary embolism and multiple deep vein thrombosis. It is essential to clotting but in my case to much can really harm me. Interestingly enough some foods can make my blood go in the other direction and take too long to clot? Eating lots of tomatoes 🍅 in the summer has effected it in the past.
posted 27 Sep 2017, 19:47
How Often Do you weigh yourself?
I record my weight twice a week because the program on Fatsecret is pretty outrageous the way it swings and says you're gaining 7lbs a week and will meet your goal in 10 years or you're losing 7lbs a week and will meet your goal in 10 minutes.
There is less crazy 😜 variation on my charts weighing twice weekly. I get up at 6am, take my medications which include a diuretic and go back to bed. When I'm up for the day at 0900 and void, I weigh in getting a 'dry weight' after the diuretic has worked. I agree the daily weights allow me to stay on top of changes related to calories, sodium or fluid retention. Different strokes for different folks. 😉
posted 12 Aug 2017, 16:56
Losing weight
BTW...this is the best support group. Everyone is really sharing great information.
posted 03 Aug 2017, 01:31
Losing weight
I agree with you.. We have to develop sound eating habits because we don't have the normal cues in our make up that trigger we're full or it's more difficult to restrain our urges? However you phrase it? I also find that the active process of weighing, measuring portions and counting serving sizes serves to continually reinforce the new behavior I am choosing. I gave up hopping on the scale every time I turn around to see if I lost an ounce too. 3X weekly max. and it's ok if I only weigh twice. I'm meeting my objectives and moving forward to my first weight goal. Then I'll set my next one. I always set this huge goal and become disappointed 😔 in myself, when I fizzle out after a few laps. Good luck everyone. I may not post for a few days? On vacation but plan to do my journal in the evening to myself connected. Best regards everyone, Paula
posted 03 Aug 2017, 01:25
view all paulanavarette's posts

Other Related Links

Members

Calorie Count


paulanavarette's journal

17 November 2017

Following diet carefully. Keeping my records daily. Calories 1200-1400 daily. Weight is 161-164. Continue to spend a lot of energy on health related i ...
on diet Calorie Count  

29 October 2017

Doing reasonably well transitioning to maintenance. Have been adding a few extra hundred calories every couple days while continuing to monitor my weight. ...
on diet Calorie Count  

paulanavarette's Recent Food & Exercise


paulanavarette's Groups

Maintainers
Goal of long term weight loss ? Are you looking for tips/ support as you approach your weight loss maintenance ? Please join

Baby boomers Unite
Supporting each other

paulanavarette's Recent Activity

paulanavarette's Own Activity

paulanavarette submitted a diet Tip.
paulanavarette recorded a Journal Entry and a Weight Entry at 163.0 lb.
paulanavarette submitted a diet Tip.
paulanavarette recorded a Weight Entry at 162.0 lb.

Following

D2jasper supported T8U9's Journal Entry.

Other Member Diet Recent Activity

D2jasper supported T8U9's Journal Entry.
Papermaker1 recorded a Weight Entry at 218.8 lb.
mozarela01 recorded a Weight Entry at 194.5 lb.
XMachine recorded a Weight Entry at 184.2 lb.
tomdadak recorded a Weight Entry at 314.0 lb.
Mike Hatfield recorded a Weight Entry at 236.0 lb.
ktaylor427 recorded a Weight Entry at 161.8 lb.
astoriadental recorded a Weight Entry at 100.0 lb.