Start Weight:(02 Nov 13) 171.0 lb
Current Weight:(24 Jan 15) 143.0 lb
Goal Weight:145.0 lb
following: starstar73's own diet
performance: losing 0.7 lb a week

Was diagnosed with cancer in September 2010, that was the first year I was consistently overweight. After my diagnosis, I set out to lose the extra pounds and regain my health and succeeded in large part to FatSecret keeping me accountable with my food & exercise! But following that achievement, while I stayed cancer-free I grew less motivated and pretty much stopped exercising. I realize one pitfall was only having a goal of reaching a certain weight. Now, my only goal is to keep building habits that will enrich my daily life and pay off in the long run for my health & happiness.

One thing I really need to work on is reducing stress, or avoiding it entirely. I know regular exercise and staying focused on my healthy habits will help me to stay "out of my head" and do what is best for me mentally, physically, and emotionally.

Good luck to everyone on their unique journey!

FatSecret member since: 09 Jul 10

starstar73's Weight History

starstar73's Latest Member Challenges

  Winter Workout Blast Off
starts in: 11 hours
duration: 8 weeks
day 1: Monday 26 Jan 15
  No refined sugar for 1 week
status: Completed
ended: 23 Jan 15
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starstar73's Buddies

Online now BeyondCommon
on diet The GI diet
last weighin: losing 1.3 lb a week Down
Online now gingin40
last weighin: losing 0.9 lb a week Down
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last weighin: gaining 3.3 lb a week Up

starstar73's Cookbook

cals: 279kcal | fat: 20.90g | carbs: 7.51g | prot: 15.65g
Sausage & Sweet Potato Breakfast Frittata
A mix of sweet and savory flavors in this utterly satisfying breakfast dish.
cals: 337kcal | fat: 25.56g | carbs: 14.21g | prot: 15.20g
Avocado Egg Salad
Classic egg salad, but with no guilt. Made with avocado, replacing the mayonnaise.
cals: 187kcal | fat: 6.13g | carbs: 3.28g | prot: 28.26g
Tuna Salad III
A lovely high protein salad. It's very simple but so yummy.
cals: 296kcal | fat: 12.85g | carbs: 23.23g | prot: 22.85g
Rosemary Baked Chicken with Potatoes
A delicious one-pan chicken thigh supper with paprika and rosemary delivering a double hit of antioxidant power.
cals: 116kcal | fat: 7.53g | carbs: 3.93g | prot: 8.84g
Spinach Chicken Pesto
A chicken recipe you can use with Greek bread, pasta, salad or zucchini noodles.
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starstar73's Latest Posts

Must Have Supplements for Weightloss
Nice, thanks for sharing!
posted 15 Jan 2015, 13:24
Suggestions for people who need to gain weight
Hi, just looking for recommendations for easy, nutritious meals or snacks for someone who needs to gain weight, who is also a CRAZY-picky eater. Just spent some time visiting a retired relative who eats an incredibly bland, empty-calorie and unvaried diet (along the lines of hospital, airline, or school cafeteria food) and I'm now wondering if this person is going to waste away before long due to eating so poorly.

This person is also very rigid and does not take advice from anyone, so I don't expect great changes, but just trying to brainstorm here... feel like they are at the beginning of a steep downhill slide, which is scary. It's also been a good reminder to keep working on varying my diet and keeping it nutrient-dense, which really fell off during this visit.

Anyway, thanks in advance! And stay healthy yourselves Smile
posted 08 Dec 2014, 16:19
CRON-O-Meter vs. FitDay?
Hi, if anyone here uses CRON-O-Meter and/or FitDay, what is your opinion of either site, or both? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!

I've been thinking about supplementing certain vitamins & minerals, so I started copying my FS food log into but it seems to take forever, and I'm already using a lot of "equivalent" food entries because it is a pain to enter new foods... so not sure how accurate/useful it will be. Haven't tried FitDay yet.
posted 22 Nov 2014, 19:01
Giving up the scale?
Thanks all! It does make sense to switch over to measurements and body fat, will take the full set this week and look into getting some calipers. I think I will keep the scale just to keep weighing in here, but add the other pieces in to keep it in perspective.

I am overdue for clothes trying-on session... that reminds me, a super-satisfying "win" for me recently was being able to wear my favorite winter coat again! Until now it was too tight in the arms and chest; I guess technically I could have worn it sooner, but it wouldn't have been pretty. I got rid of a bunch of clothes earlier this year, glad this wasn't one of them Smile
posted 19 Nov 2014, 13:28
Food/kitchen scale recommendations?
Thanks! That is a good price, too Smile
posted 19 Nov 2014, 13:10
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