Joined July 2013
Weight History

Start Weight
288.0 lb
Lost so far: 14.0 lb

Current Weight
274.0 lb
Performance: gaining 0.8 lb a week

Goal Weight
200.0 lb
Still to go: 74.0 lb
Hi! My name is Lugene (Lu for short) and I have been battling my weight my whole life!! Weight problems run rampant in my family. I finally said enough when I hit 300 lbs. I'm only 5'5", so that made me kind of roly poly!! Besides, I do have other health issues, and losing the weight will help immensely! I have a target weight right now of 200lbs. But am shooting for 165 after that!!

pumakitten's Weight History


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pumakitten's Cookbook

cals: 251kcal | fat: 11.57g | carbs: 7.51g | prot: 28.68g
Crock Pot Chicken Thighs with Vegetables
A stress free one dish meal seasoned with ingredients from your pantry.
cals: 136kcal | fat: 7.95g | carbs: 10.46g | prot: 7.40g
Cauliflower, Lettuce & Bacon Salad
A lower fat and calorie version of a cauliflower layered salad that's sure to please.
cals: 186kcal | fat: 8.24g | carbs: 4.87g | prot: 23.67g
Baked Salmon with Tomatoes, Spinach and Mushrooms
Salmon fillets with complementary vegetables and a simple, tasty dressing.
cals: 199kcal | fat: 1.46g | carbs: 23.07g | prot: 21.91g
Crockpot Chicken Chili
A delicious, low fat, high fiber and hearty meal.
cals: 96kcal | fat: 7.15g | carbs: 7.62g | prot: 2.85g
Classic Mashed Cauliflower
A great substitute for mashed potatoes.
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pumakitten's Latest Posts

THE MOB: Morbid Obesity Buddies Group (JOIN US)
Donna, go to your fat secret page, and on the right is a menu that has the heading My Toolbox. Click on the link that says signature. It will take you to a page that says My forum posts and signature. You should see below the edit box, a heading that says Add a weight loss ticker. Right under that is a little sub heading that says add a weight loss ticker to my signature. There is a little check box there. Just check that and you are good to go!!
posted 18 Sep 2013, 12:17
Who diets on their birthday?
I just celebrated my (yes I'm gonna tell ya) 56th birthday on the 17th, I gave myself permission to eat anything I wanted, and to make sure I ate small portions of whatever it was. My husband took me to Olive Garden, an I ended up bringing half of my dinner home!!! All with the exception of the tiramisu!! Go ahead and enjoy yourself!! Get back to your regular diet the next day. I weighed myself after 2 days and didn't gain and didn't lose, and its all good!! I also agree with Bella and Rocker, give it away!! Happy Birthday and enjoy yourself!!
posted 20 Aug 2013, 11:13
THE MOB: Morbid Obesity Buddies Group (JOIN US)
Hi lovergirl654 ! I hit 302, and said that this is enough!! I will gladly join you on this wild ride!! I call it my daily diet battle, and it rages on every day!! I'm 5'5'' and 55 (soon 56) years young! I sent you a buddy request and am on your blog site, checking it out! Lets do this!!!
Lu aka Pumakitten
posted 29 Jul 2013, 13:49
[quote=onedaat]By the way, Stevia is marketed as a natural alternative to artificial sweeteners. That’s marketing talk. There is nothing natural about a processed super-sweet white powder like Stevia.[quote]

Try reading this onedaat: The truth about stevia
A primal primer: Stevia

I try to avoid artificial sweeteners. They are a synthetic, made from chemical compounds. There is very little natural about them. Maybe a few alcohol esters .. Even sucralose is artificially made. Stevia on the other hand is made from a plant. Yes, it is processed. You have to dry it and pulverize it to get the sweetness of it. It is not a synthetic chemical.

I use stevia in my morning coffee. Thats just about the extent of it. I may use it in some iced tea, instead of sugar.
I quit drinking diet soda a while ago. I also avoid anything with corn syrup or 'modified corn syrup' in it also.

I found like everyone else here, that it wasn't necessarily the sweetness of soda, but the carbonation itself. I started drinking seltzer water. It is nothing more than carbonated water. No additives, no sweeteners. I like to add a little lemon juice once in a while.

And I get Pepsi Throwback (made with sugar) as a treat. I never really had sweet cravings, only when my blood sugar crashed.....and that doesn't happen much anymore.
posted 28 Jul 2013, 12:11
Replacement for sugar in oriental salad dressing recipe
You can always try Stevia. I try to avoid splenda and equal, etc. They are chemicals that really aren't good for you. Stevia is a plant extract and is really quite good, in my opinion. 0 calories too!! I use Stevia in the Raw. You can use it spoon for spoon like regular sugar.
posted 20 Jul 2013, 18:27
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OK, lets hope I can get my big butt in gear and start recording my food, and keeping track again! Damn foggy brains.. I am going to have to go back th ...
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