Start Weight:(20 May 13) 269.0 lb
Current Weight:(10 Jul 14) 182.6 lb
Goal Weight:168.0 lb
following: Startrekker's Own Diet
performance: gaining 4.6 lb a week

*Please note, my username's nothing to do with Star Trek. I just do a lot of walking and my first name means "star".* I'm a 48-year old woman, married, and teach college English. I'm also a US-Brit living in the UK for now, which is why I like using the US version of FS.

Until my mid-30s, I was pretty slim but, over about 12 years, I got so big that I couldn’t even do up the seatbelt on an aeroplane. In April 2013, I made a commitment to start being my body’s best friend, rather than its worst enemy, and set a weight loss goal of 122 lbs. I’ve lost the majority of that now and am out of the obese category.

My approach is to genuinely ENJOY the process of getting healthy and slim, and make it sustainable for the rest of my life. No magic shakes, gimmicks or pills -- just a good ol' fashioned healthy diet and plenty of exercise. I love to hear from other members, whether it's with comments, commiserations or celebrations, so please feel free to get in touch.


Achieved so far:
283/20.3 DONE April 17
276.6/19.10 DONE May 1
269/19.3 DONE May 20
252/18 DONE June 19
238/17 DONE July 16
224/16 DONE Aug 30
210/15 DONE Oct 2
196/14 DONE Nov 9
188/13.6 DONE Dec 19

FINAL STAGES: Yes, the last bit's definitely the hardest!

Oops. Back up from 188 to 192 Jan 3 -- but enjoyed Christmas/New Year!
182/13.0 DONE Feb 10
175/12.7 DONE Mar 26
Oops again. Back up from 175 to 182
170/12.2 DONE May 31
Oops yet again. Back up to 177/12.9 June 3 -- but enjoyed vacation!
A pattern emerging here...

FINAL GOALS (adjusted):
168/12.0 by July, 2014
161/11.7 by Aug, 2014
154/11.0 by Sept, 2014

FatSecret member since: 17 May 13

startrekker's Weight History

startrekker's Buddies

Online now mummydee
on diet Atkins
last weighin: losing 0.6 lb a week Down
last weighin: losing 3.0 lb a week Down
last weighin: steady Steady
last weighin: losing 0.4 lb a week Down

startrekker's Cookbook

cals: 111kcal | fat: 7.16g | carbs: 11.21g | prot: 2.33g
Tabbouleh Salad II
Salad using bulgur and parsley.
cals: 257kcal | fat: 10.74g | carbs: 2.76g | prot: 36.06g
Tuna Bites
Delicious small tuna cakes packed with flavor and good nutrients, that are very low carb.
cals: 242kcal | fat: 18.66g | carbs: 10.59g | prot: 10.09g
Cauliflower Fried Rice
Grated cauliflower instead of rice is both delicious and low carb.
cals: 316kcal | fat: 14.64g | carbs: 26.45g | prot: 21.63g
Beef Crockpot Stew
Only four ingredients needed for this simple crockpot stew.
cals: 298kcal | fat: 3.96g | carbs: 33.45g | prot: 29.68g
General Tsao Chicken
A healthy spin on a traditional favorite chicken and rice dish that's full of taste and flavor.
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startrekker's Latest Posts

Garcinia Cambogia
"Sit and spit diet" -- now there's an idea!
posted 06 Jun 2014, 20:58
Before and After, anyone?
My before and afters: April 2013 at 283 lbs to April 2014 at 175 lbs.
Apologies for these only appearing as links; not sure how else to get them on here!
posted 02 May 2014, 17:03
Older women????
Me too, wholefoodnut. Love this positive, friendly thread.
posted 18 Mar 2014, 22:26
looking for macro-tracking veterans
Nice bod, northernmusician!
posted 09 Mar 2014, 17:39
What time of day to weigh
Used to weigh myself at about 6pm but that was always a bit depressing, as it included the food and water I'd had for the day. After a few months, started weighing myself first thing in the morning. Although I weigh myself every day, I only record and pay attention to the stats (on my Tanita body monitor) once a week.
posted 11 Jan 2014, 14:19
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Startrekker's Own Diet

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10 July 2014

Oh dear, been gradually gaining weight over last month -- eating too many sweet things & refined carbs too often, getting too little sleep & too much ...

08 July 2014

In recovery mode after 3 days of camping, dancing & boozing at a music & comedy festival. No way to calculate all the food, drinks, walking, driving, ...

startrekker's Recent Food & Exercise

startrekker's Groups

The 100 Club
A Group who's main focus is to shed 100 lbs!

Runners, unite!
For professional runners, and amateurs, to people who have never jogged, and anyone in between!

40's with 50-100 lbs to Lose
40 somethings with 50-100 pounds to lose.

Helen s weight loss group
A group to help support others like myself who need extra encouragment whilst dieting !!!

The Mindfulness Group
This group is for embracing and appreciating our bodies for what they do for us, and for doing this mindfully.

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startrekker's Buddies

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Tulipgirl6 and Sugar Waffle are now buddies.
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