Joined July 2017
Weight History

Start Weight
186.0 lb
Lost so far: 16.0 lb

Current Weight
170.0 lb
Performance: losing 5.3 lb a week

Goal Weight
160.0 lb
Still to go: 10.0 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.

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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
Weight Loss
Here's your answer. I'm listening. First, I hope your biopsy results are negative. You have to deal with that stress in your life. We'll be here, your diet will be here and so won't the scale. Please sit back for a day or two and give yourself a little less stress Meg.

Best regards, l'll be watching for you. Paula
posted 01 Aug 2017, 14:25
I was just diagnosed with hypothyroidism...
Checking in. Wondering how things are going for you? Have you had a recent thyroid level? How's your weight loss? It's definitely difficult with hypothyroidism and I really hope you're not beating yourself up because your medical issue has to be under control before you can be angry at yourself. I'm not saying that you should go off the rails? Why cause yourself more grief by having more weight to lose. I sincerely hope you're getting your situation under control so you can move forward with your weight loss?
Best regards, Paula
posted 30 Jul 2017, 00:25
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20 September 2017

Good day. Went to the Tuesday buffet with Joe and did my miniature turkey dinner on a salad plate. It's actually luscious and I savor it once a month. ...
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17 September 2017

Recorded all of yesterday's food after midnight and it looks like today's. I just can't be bothered erasing and moving everything. I'm correcting today ...
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