Start Weight:(20 Jun 13) 187.4 lb
Current Weight:(15 Oct 14) 194.6 lb
Goal Weight:160.0 lb
following: shan17's own diet
performance: gaining 0.0 lb a week

I'm a 42 year old mom with a checkered health history and a penchant for injury, both contributing to weight gain. More than a year ago I lost 40 pounds over six months, but the summer came and my 8yr old was out of school. I hadn't made it a priority to make time for and take care of myself. I gained 25 pounds back. I hate gyms. I love to walk for my cardio, but have suffered recurring hamstring injuries and have arthritis in one of my feet. I finally bought a recumbent bike for my cardio, because I just can't wait for everything to get better: the stars will likely never align. I feel like I'm in a good place to renew my efforts at weight loss in a healthy and realistic manner.

I actually have a Masters Degree in Nutrition Sciences and am a Dietitian, though not currently practicing. It's time I "Do as I say." I follow a diet roughly based on the Weight Watchers point system with healthy food choices. I try to exercise an hour each day, though I haven't done much in the past month. I also started yoga recently, which, like everyone always says, I should've started years ago. I'm not limber and I am prone to muscle, ligament and tendon strain and tears. The yoga is great for this problem and so much more strengthening than I would have ever imagined.

My primary goals are to improve my conditioning, strength and flexibility. I would like to lose weight to improve my appearance, self-confidence, and overall health. I am 42 years old. I've often heard that "42" is the answer, and now I'm going to make that true. If not now, when?

FatSecret member since: 14 May 09

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shan17's Latest Member Challenges

  walk! walk! walk! every day ! contest!
status: Completed
ended: 15 Dec 10
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  Part 2/Second Chance - 45lbs in 18 Weeks
status: Completed
ended: 19 Oct 09
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shan17's Cookbook

cals: 80kcal | fat: 1.79g | carbs: 12.30g | prot: 4.08g
Red Lentil Veggie Burgers
A new take on a protein filled veggie burger, made with red lentils.
cals: 143kcal | fat: 11.26g | carbs: 4.44g | prot: 6.65g
Zucchini Hash Browns
Yummy and healthy zucchini hash browns that helps with potato cravings.
cals: 139kcal | fat: 2.25g | carbs: 24.66g | prot: 4.93g
Blueberry Pancakes
Easy to make, delicious, thick and fluffy pancakes.
cals: 77kcal | fat: 3.84g | carbs: 9.49g | prot: 1.51g
Flax Cookies
Kids will not even think about chocolate chips after biting into these tasty yet nutritious cookies.
cals: 244kcal | fat: 9.50g | carbs: 37.82g | prot: 2.82g
Vegan Chocolate Cake
A yummy and very easy vegan cake.
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12 April 2011

I joined a gym yesterday. I haven't been in one for 14 years. Met with a nice trainer and got a program cobbled together. Weight training 3 days a ...
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21 October 2009

I had a great birthday, some salty snacks, but I am doing the workouts and I'm happy that I'm starting to miss the exercise if I can't get to it. I will ...
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