Joined April 2011
Weight History

Start Weight
214.0 lb
Lost so far: 78.2 lb

Current Weight
135.8 lb
Performance: losing 1.6 lb a week

Goal Weight
130.0 lb
Still to go: 5.8 lb
I'm 41 years old, married with two boys who are 2 and 7 years old. I was dx'd with type I diabetes at 23 and remained normal weighted until I quit smoking at 27, when I gained 25 pounds overnight. Since then I have been gaining in 15 pound chunks every couple of years. Each time, I am horrified by my new weight for a few weeks or two months until I decide that I'm okay at that weight as long as it doesn't happen again. Well, the last time it happened I freaked out and here I am.

I have dieted a bit over the years but since I became diabetic I have had a *very* hard time losing, probably bc of the insulin, which is a fat storage hormone. I'm feeling hopeful that it will be different this time because I am so much heavier to begin with. My body can't want to hold onto all of this weight! And if I don't lose, this is still the way I should be eating. It's wonderful for my blood sugar.

My diet is very simple. Two meals a day, 100% animal sources, no fruits or veggies at all. I normally eat several pieces of bacon, a burger patty (the frozen costco ones), one slice of cheddar for my first meal of the day. Two patties and two slices of cheddar for my second meal. Lately I've added coffee with heavy cream and I'm starting to experiment with intermittent fasting.

I've set my goal weight at 127, but I was very happy and felt good at 135 when I was in my 20s. I'm not sure, though if my body composition will be similar since I'm 15 years older and eating very differently. For all I know I'll have a much leaner body type without all those creepy carbs. :)

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cals: 278kcal | fat: 12.11g | carbs: 12.11g | prot: 31.06g
Baked Creamy Chicken and Broccoli
Tasty chicken bake that all the family will love.
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Lots of good ideas here. I'm thinking about putting a dollar in a jar for every day that I stay on plan. And I'm thinking I need to put in $48 to start since I'm on day 48. Smile But I don't know what should trigger the spend? Maybe a certain weight goal. I don't like to set weight goals, like x pounds by such and such date because I can only change my behavior, I cannot control my metabolism, sadly. But it would make sense to get to spend the money at a certain weight because I could set it to a time that I'll need some clothes. And, the longer it takes me to get there, the more I'll have to spend. I don't know, though... I'll have to think about it, but start the jar now. Smile
posted 23 Feb 2013, 23:28
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Just back from vacation. :(
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Yesterday I woke up with a b/s of 33 and ate several smallish cinnamon graham crackers. Ugh. I stayed on my program for the rest of the day, but was ...
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