Start Weight:(12 Dec 12) 164.0 lb
Current Weight:(08 Oct 15) 155.5 lb
Goal Weight:125.0 lb
following: stoppingthecycle's own diet
performance: gaining 2.3 lb a week

A mom, a wife, a sister, a friend, an accountant, a student, a business owner, a wine lover, a food fanatic. I see dragons in the shape of clouds and will dance to any music that moves me.

FatSecret member since: 08 May 10

stoppingthecycle's Weight History

stoppingthecycle's Latest Member Challenges

  Back to School 25lb Weight loss Challenge
status: Completed
ended: 29 Aug 11
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stoppingthecycle's Buddies

Online now HCB
last weighin: losing 0.3 lb a week Down
Kathy Vanish
last weighin: steady Steady
last weighin: losing 0.3 lb a week Down
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stoppingthecycle's Cookbook

cals: 51kcal | fat: 0.42g | carbs: 8.82g | prot: 3.78g
Black Bean Brownies II
This recipe is just so good you would never think it's made with black beans.
cals: 147kcal | fat: 6.21g | carbs: 17.79g | prot: 4.48g
"Cookie Dough" Dip
Protein packed chickpea dip made into a sweet non-guilty treat.
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: 199kcal | fat: 1.62g | carbs: 42.86g | prot: 4.94g
Banana Bread III
A great no fat added banana bread with applesauce, whole wheat flour and whole rolled oats.
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stoppingthecycle's Latest Posts

calorie intake
Try incorporating avocados into your daily meal plan. They are high calorie. low fructose, and super good for you. I eat one with a dollop of hummus almost every day.
posted 28 Oct 2013, 15:07
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posted 25 Mar 2013, 15:09
I find that I sometimes plateau for 2 or 3 weeks and then like magic I'll drop a bunch all at once. I can't explain it, I just know it happens.

Keep doing what your doing and it will be fine. If after a couple weeks you still haven't dropped, you may want to mix up your intake a bit. If you do low cal, try moving to low fat. If you do low carb, try moving to low cal, etc... I find that sometimes I just need to let my body have the particular food I've been denying it and then my fat cells relax and let go! Smile

Best of luck! Don't let this momentary delay frustrate you. Remember to breathe deeply!
posted 14 Mar 2013, 15:52
Diet secrets
Stress is a diet killer. The more stressed I am, the more I mindlessly stuff food in my mouth. When I can, I get out of the office and go for a quick walk to clear my head. But, that's not always possible.

One trick I have been able to do successfully is to keep a lot of sugar free gum around. I get every flavor under the rainbow (there's even some that tastes like apple pie)and then instead of reaching for the bag of pretzels, I grab the gum.

I just find it's easier to stay on the diet wagon, than to fall off. With every slip seems to be harder to climb back on again. And believe me I have fallen off more times than I can remember.
posted 23 Sep 2012, 14:30
explaining what you eat!
I have been lacto-ovo vegetarian most of my life. I tried going back to eating meat for awhile, and found that I just didn't feel right. I learned to cook meat for my husband, and in turn he has learned to make a few fantastic vegetarian dishes. As for our son, we offer him meat, but don't expect him to eat it all the time. When he is older and can read his own body better, I'll let him decide.

But back to your question... If someone asks, I simply tell them I feel better when I don't eat meat. I don't get into a socio-political debate about it, my response is honest and simple.
posted 26 Aug 2012, 15:30
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08 October 2015

on diet stoppingthecycle's own diet  gaining 2.3 lb a week

20 July 2015

Just got back from a week at an all inclusive resort. Glad the gain was only 1.5 lbs!
on diet stoppingthecycle's own diet  gaining 0.5 lb a week

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