Joined January 2008
Weight History

Start Weight
224.0 lb
Lost so far: 44.0 lb

Current Weight
180.0 lb
Performance: losing 0.5 lb a week

Goal Weight
160.0 lb
Still to go: 20.0 lb
Hey everyone :) My name is Laura and I had Gastric Bypass surgery back in July of 2007. My starting weight was 342.. feel free to track my progress on my weight loss history chart!

WLS has given me a new lease on life.. I now eat to live, I no longer live to eat. I no longer look at food like a friend, more like an enemy. Losing weight has been great for my life so far. I have higher self-esteem than I ever have and I enjoy things that I never used to (like exercise and vegetables HAHA)

If you want to learn more about me, feel free to visit my website ( or YouTube channel (

shrinkinglaura's Weight History

shrinkinglaura's Latest Member Challenges

  ~I Will Lose 10lbs by April 1~
status: Completed
ended: 01 Apr 09
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last weighin: gaining 4.3 lb a week Up
last weighin: gaining 0.2 lb a week Up
last weighin: losing 4.0 lb a week Down
last weighin: losing 7.0 lb a week Down

shrinkinglaura's Cookbook

cals: 264kcal | fat: 8.14g | carbs: 11.74g | prot: 36.54g
Baked Spicy Fish
Fish baked in a spicy sauce with tomato. Low fat and no dairy.
cals: 246kcal | fat: 7.13g | carbs: 16.57g | prot: 29.27g
Crunchy Crusted Chicken
Chicken crusted with a crunchy corn flake and parmesan coating.
cals: 60kcal | fat: 3.68g | carbs: 5.83g | prot: 2.66g
Green Beans with Mushrooms and Balsamic Vinegar
A sweet and healthy variation on beans.
cals: 107kcal | fat: 6.75g | carbs: 2.83g | prot: 9.22g
Egg Muffins
Great for breakfast in a hurry.
cals: 315kcal | fat: 28.27g | carbs: 4.72g | prot: 11.25g
Cheesecake Pancakes
An excellent low carb substitute for pancakes.
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My Diet!
My diet consists of eating foods that are rich in protein and very low in refined sugars and fats. I don't focus too much on carbs- I can only eat a very small amount and the majority of my diet is reserved for proteins so there isn't a ton of room for carbohydrates!
posted 17 Jan 2008, 23:17
in need of some adivce
I had WLS to aid with my weightloss since my weight was so out of control... but the basis to my diet is less simple carbs (complex carbs are good in moderation), little to no refined sugar (substitute with sucralose whenever possible), low calorie drinks (no soda) and find foods that are low in fat.

posted 17 Jan 2008, 15:31
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10 February 2008

Damn STALL!! !!!!! I need to get to the gym and QUICK

08 February 2008

Seems that I've hit a stall. This week I will kick my own butt at the gym and make sure to get all of my water and protein.. hopefully that'll smarten ...

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