Joined July 2009
Weight History

Start Weight
178.2 lb
Lost so far: 8.8 lb

Current Weight
169.4 lb
Performance: losing 4.4 lb a week

Goal Weight
145.0 lb
Still to go: 24.4 lb
Hi y'all! I'm a 50 something married mother of four and grandmother of three. After leaving the "working world" two years ago, I have gradually gained back the 50 lbs. that I lost in 2002. I also quit smoking several months ago, which I'm sure contributed to some of the weight gain. It's time to do something about this before it gets any further out of control.

szqnva's Weight History

szqnva's Latest Member Challenges

  Biggest Loser Challenge (10 Weeks)
status: Completed
ended: 30 Aug 10
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  6 Lb by August 20
status: Completed
ended: 22 Aug 09
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last weighin: losing 11.9 lb a week Down
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on diet Atkins
last weighin: losing 0.7 lb a week Down

szqnva's Cookbook

cals: 216kcal | fat: 15.14g | carbs: 2.25g | prot: 16.54g
Garlic and Mustard Marinated Chicken
Low carb tasty chicken using a really simple marinade.
cals: 270kcal | fat: 0.98g | carbs: 49.80g | prot: 10.34g
Orange Pineapple Banana Smoothie
A delicious easy smoothie that's the perfect way to start your day.
cals: 171kcal | fat: 12.09g | carbs: 9.70g | prot: 7.58g
Cheesy Spicy Cauliflower Bake
A low carb Mac & Cheese alternative that can also be made with broccoli.
cals: 195kcal | fat: 14.23g | carbs: 8.77g | prot: 9.15g
Cheesy Cauliflower Bake
With these "fake" cheesy potatoes you can cheat without cheating.
cals: 193kcal | fat: 17.53g | carbs: 6.64g | prot: 4.30g
Mashed Cauliflower II
A delicious alternative to mashed potatoes.
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Best low carb cookbook?
Thanks, I'll check it out!
posted 28 Aug 2009, 06:51
Best low carb cookbook?
Any recommendations/reviews of the best low carb cookbook? I've found a bunch by Atkins, and then some others that are just billed as "low carb". I'd greatly appreciate any input so I don't end up ordering 10 cookbooks! Confused
posted 27 Aug 2009, 19:16
Celebrating with Kat!!!! No more diabetes meds!!!!
Wow! What an inspiring story, Kat! I didn't check your profile before writing this, so do you mind if I ask how long it took you to lose the weight? I don't have as much to lose, but my goal is to get back into my size 10's as well! I will be doing a happy dance, too, when that day comes! Smile I'm still in the beginning phase of Atkins, so I can only go by what I read in the book, and the testimonies of those who have been successful. And your story has definitely motivated me to hang in there! Thanks!
posted 21 Aug 2009, 22:11
Net Carbs
Hmmmm. Then I have a dilemma. I already feel stuffed at the end of the day. I guess I'll have find some way to add in a few more carbs. What do you do with the pumpkin? The only thing I've ever used it for is pies. Does it end up like a pudding? And do you buy it canned? Also, I've never seen a lot of Rhubarb here in Virginia. I remember my grandmother making strawberry-rhubarb pies, but I've never tried it. Thanks for the advice. I'll look through some of the snacks that are listed as okay for induction and see what I can come up with. Smile
posted 21 Aug 2009, 20:34
Net Carbs
Well, based on my calorie count, I can't imagine going into starvation mode. Most days I do end up right around where I should be, but occasionally I feel like I've eaten quite a bit and the carbs are on the low side. Maybe I'm worrying too much about "doing this right", but of course I want to maximize all weight loss opportunities! Smile
posted 20 Aug 2009, 08:00
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21 September 2009

Okay. I think I've come to the conclusion that Atkins just isn't for me. I do like the way I feel physically when I'm eating low carb. Especially the ...
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16 September 2009

Finally...another pound.
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