Start Weight:(02 Nov 13) 171.0 lb
Current Weight:(19 Dec 14) 144.4 lb
Goal Weight:145.0 lb
following: starstar73's own diet
performance: Steady

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

  30 minutes of Activity per day
status: In Progress
currently: Week 11 of 12
end date: Monday 29 Dec 14
view progress
  5:2 Challenge let's make this Fun!
status: Completed
ended: 29 Sep 14
view progress

starstar73's Buddies

last weighin: losing 0.4 lb a week Down
buddies only
last weighin: losing 2.4 lb a week Down
last weighin: steady Steady

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.
view complete cookbook

starstar73's Latest Posts

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
Food/kitchen scale recommendations?
Hi, does anyone have recommendations for a food/kitchen scale? I think my current scale is under-weighing my food.
posted 18 Nov 2014, 11:10
view all starstar73's posts

Other Related Links


starstar73's journal

09 December 2014

Regulation of Body Temperature Stress and Body Temperature Metabolic Temperature Graph Straight Talk on Fats, Metabolism, and Body Temperature Matt Stone ...
on diet starstar73's own diet  

26 November 2014

The Health Benefits of Whey Protein - Mark's Daily Apple Been thinking about trying whey protein, but turned off by the price and where I would fit it ...
on diet starstar73's own diet  

starstar73's Recent Food & Exercise

starstar73's Groups

What to feed your face? Healthy food database!
Are you apprehensive when trying healthy items?Never again!Here is a list of tried and true foods to keep your diet on track!

Moderation Motivation
Get fit through moderation in both diet and exercise, without neglecting major food groups, or killing yourself physically.

Wii Fit Family Fun
Found a Wii Fit? Come on in to enjoy fellowship with other fans of this unique exercise regimen.

oregon people
let's support each other thru winter and beyond!

Gamers: The Gathering
Jolt and Twinkies are the stereotypical staples for pen & paper, video and trading card gamers but we can do better.

starstar73's Recent Activity

starstar73's Own Activity

starstar73 supported jparlett's Journal Entry.
starstar73 updated their Food Diary.
starstar73 updated their Exercise Diary.
starstar73 recorded a Weigh In at 144.4 lb.

starstar73's Buddies

jparlett commented on Nikihampton's Journal Entry.

Other Member Diet Recent Activity

BigBear2015 commented on asime brown's Weigh In.
Limey13 recorded a Weigh In at 256.6 lb.
shrtbaylorqt04 supported Murphyla's Weigh In.
asime brown recorded a Weigh In at 418.9 lb.
etheriau_test2 recorded a Weigh In at 155.3 lb.
calorieslf updated their Exercise Diary.
Murphyla joined challenge 30+ with 30+ to lose.
catfish66 recorded a Weigh In at 313.4 lb.