Joined March 2010
Weight History

Start Weight
322.5 lb
Lost so far: 12.5 lb

Current Weight
335.0 lb
Performance: gaining 0.4 lb a week

Goal Weight
299.0 lb
Still to go: 36.0 lb
My Weight Loss
I've always been overweight and never really tried to lose it until I was 24 or 25. I was successful (75 down) but got sidetracked by an injury and laziness. I'd like to get healthy, since there's a lot of things I'd like to do in life.

I am using RDI to keep track of my eating daily and am trying to eat as many healthy foods as possible.

About Me
I live in Ontario, about forty-five minutes from Toronto. I'm a teacher. I love my friends and family (as hopefully you all do). I'm a total geek/nerd and have a lot of hobbies. I also enjoy writing so you will see ridiculously long journal entries that are mostly stream of consciousness.

redhaiku's Weight History

redhaiku's Latest Member Challenges

  Dance Dance Revolution Challenge
status: Completed
ended: 28 Feb 11
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  Biggest Loser - New Year Resolution 2011 Kickoff!
status: Completed
ended: 04 Apr 11
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last weighin: gaining 0.1 lb a week Up
last weighin: losing 0.8 lb a week Down
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last weighin: losing 1.0 lb a week Down

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Probably at my highest weight... around 320s.

redhaiku's Cookbook

cals: 294kcal | fat: 8.49g | carbs: 40.96g | prot: 19.85g
Mini Spinach & Ricotta Pizzas
A yummy meal that requires minimal effort and is ready in no time.
cals: 301kcal | fat: 6.28g | carbs: 23.39g | prot: 28.79g
Moroccan Chicken with Fruit & Olive Topping
The pairing of dried fruit and olives is also characteristic of other North African cuisines, such as Tunisian and Algerian.
cals: 23kcal | fat: 0.10g | carbs: 4.66g | prot: 1.15g
Spinach Vegetable Dip
Spinach dip made with fat free sour cream, bell peppers, garlic and of course, spinach.
cals: 298kcal | fat: 3.96g | carbs: 33.45g | prot: 29.68g
General Tsao Chicken
A healthy spin on a traditional favorite chicken and rice dish that's full of taste and flavor.
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redhaiku's Latest Posts

Goal Weights
I had mine at 145 (correct weight for my height and age), but I've never been a healthy weight before. I was already hovering near 200 in high school (if one can hover while near 200 pounds Wink ) I took the approach of another member of this site and increase mine. Then I will set myself another goal. I'm better at smaller achievable goals and that way I can adjust based on how I feel plus feel success for reaching my goals!
posted 17 Jan 2011, 15:35

Click on MyFatSecret.

On the right is "My Toolbox." Click on "My Signature." The ticker should be an option after the writing section. Hope that helps!
posted 16 Jan 2011, 20:04
Calorie limit
Weight Watchers goes the same way. The more you weigh, the most calories or points it gives you so your body doesn't enter "starvation mode."
posted 16 Jan 2011, 19:56
I do things I like doing like hikes, Dance Dance Revolution and swimming.
posted 16 Jan 2011, 19:44
Cheat day
Whatever works for you is right.

I can't do it, personally. I need to keep counting or I won't count at all.

Yesterday, I had a splurgy day with brie, dip, and a dinner out at the Keg including crème brûlée for dessert. However, I was really careful about amounts and split the decadent dessert. I also made sure to have ahi tuna and salad for my meal. I get a certain amount of flexibility during the week (similar to WW), so I just lost some of that. If I have a day where I don't count, for me, it would turn in to days, then weeks, then months...
posted 16 Jan 2011, 19:42
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15 July 2012

I am pretty proud of how I tracked yesterday when going to a tournament. I brought a lunch to eat there (hummus, pita, cherries and some yogurt), ordered ...
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14 July 2012

I am definitely over today... sigh. I went to a friend's house to do some tv watching and she had nibblies... and I nibbled. Not my best day, but t ...
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