Joined August 2007
Weight History

Start Weight
133.0 lb
Lost so far: 5.0 lb

Current Weight
138.0 lb
Performance: losing 0.0 lb a week

Goal Weight
125.0 lb
Still to go: 13.0 lb
I'm a 47 year old SAHM with two kids, 5th and 6th grade. Back in the 80's I was really into aerobic exercise and stayed fit going to classes after work and never had to diet or watch what I ate. Then step aerobics became popular and I was so uncoordinated and could not follow the dance moves and became frustrated and quit.

Marriage, job layoff and 2 kids later and I'm taking care of everyone else except ME!! After watching 3 seasons of the Biggest Loser, I got Jillian's message that I am worth it and I deliberately made time for me to get healthy again and model/offer healthier choices to my family as well!

I headed back to the gym last November and worked with a personal trainer twice a week at first. Everything in baby steps. Started working out only 2 days a week and now 8 months later I feel like a slug if I'm not there at least 5 days a week. I still meet with a trainer once a month to get new exercises to fit into my routine to challenge me and change up the routine that my body has gotten used to.

I highly recommend Jillian's 2 books Making the Cut and Managing YOur Metabolism. Valuable info about our bodies and the how it works so that you can make informed choices with your food and actually workout less hours in the gym. I especially like what she says about afterburn (burning calories hours after your workout), so that you want to split your workout into smaller multiple sessions to have multiple "afterburns".

Most of all you have to find what is right for you. What works for someone else, may not work for you AND some diet advice may actually sabotage your efforts. Educate yourself about your body's fuel burning capabilities and your diet and exercise will work more harmoniously!

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pjohnston's Cookbook

cals: 72kcal | fat: 5.62g | carbs: 4.76g | prot: 2.17g
Grilled Portabella Mushrooms
Steak-Bellas, grilled portabella mushrooms seasoned up like steak.
cals: 203kcal | fat: 13.44g | carbs: 1.51g | prot: 19.46g
Parmesan Crusted Tilapia
An appetizing tilapia dish that's easy to prepare and enjoy.
cals: 508kcal | fat: 33.38g | carbs: 6.55g | prot: 44.41g
Steak Fajitas in Lettuce
Great tasting steak fajitas using a lettuce wrap.
cals: 433kcal | fat: 30.52g | carbs: 7.17g | prot: 31.93g
Frittata Supreme
Frittata with the works.
cals: 362kcal | fat: 12.78g | carbs: 2.71g | prot: 56.43g
Grilled Pesto Chicken Breast
A quick low calorie meal.
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13 November 2008

I finally went back to the gym this week after being away for 5 months. My trainer was a no show this am. Another setback for me because I hate to e ...
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08 April 2008

Managed to not gain any over spring break! Yeah me!
on diet The South Beach Diet  

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