Joined August 2009
Weight History

Start Weight
174.2 lb
Lost so far: 35.3 lb

Current Weight
138.9 lb
Performance: losing 0.0 lb a week

Goal Weight
132.3 lb
Still to go: 6.6 lb

I'm a 23-year-old working girl and apparently my cholesterol is too high. Also, I haven't been liking photos of myself for a year now. SO high time to start a massive diet!

Goal: get down to 70kg. After that we'll see...
Timeframe: however long it takes. I'm not rushing this one, but I'm hoping for an average of a pound a week, so about 7 months...
Reward: shopping, shopping, shopping

Worst habit to kick: mayonnaise! (and other sauces)
Biggest challenge: living with a boyfriend who is NOT on a diet

How I'm going to do it: I'm starting with a simple burn-more-than-you-eat formula, plus seriously increasing the amount I exercise by a very simple jogging-in-the-park formula.

FatSecret rules! Wish me luck!

tamira_gun's Weight History

tamira_gun's Latest Member Challenges

  The perfect week - you choose what it is
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ended: 27 Sep 10
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  Counting down to vacation!
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ended: 20 Aug 10
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tamira_gun's Cookbook

cals: 286kcal | fat: 4.28g | carbs: 42.97g | prot: 18.38g
Bean and Sausage Soup
An incredibly hearty and delicious bean soup.
cals: 149kcal | fat: 10.00g | carbs: 10.22g | prot: 6.70g
Egg White Avocado Salad
A tasty healthy salad with apples, avocado and egg whites.
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tamira_gun's Latest Posts

Obesity rates still rising in the US
Yes, poverty does probably explain the differences within the US states. It IS really hard to eat healthy with limited income, and add to that possible lack of knowledge on decent nutrition.

However, I think the people who say it is laziness are also right. Because how do you explain the higher averages in the US in comparison to other industrialised countries? USA is not poorer than the rest of the world! So laziness is part of it I think, money or no money.
posted 17 Aug 2010, 03:53
Obesity rates still rising in the US
Phule wrote:
The problem I see today is that people choose to take the easy fast food and think that children should decide what they eat! They are children, we don't let them vote, smoke, drink or drive, why on Earth would we let them make their own nutritional decisions? Shock

Excellent point!! I never thought of it that way! I don't have kids yet but when I do, they'll eat exactly what I put on the table and nothing more or less. I will manage the family's nutrition on a week to week basis (based on non-treated foods, having enough fish and veggies and not too much meat, etc) just like I would manage the financial household budget without letting my kids interfere with that!
posted 17 Aug 2010, 03:47
Close to goal - help!
Hi all, many thanks for the advice! The change in my appearance is a little unsettling to most I guess - at times to myself too! It's weird! I've now decided to just do this for me - even if it's against the current. Well, no part of dieting is ever easy anyway. Good luck to you all!
posted 14 Aug 2010, 08:36
Keeping My Sanity
I trained for and ran a 20k race and continued to do sports after that as part of my diet. All while smoking. I'm quitting now and hope it'll make the sports part of my diet easier. Hopefully it won't make me want to eat more cause then I'm really done for. Why do I have to work so HARD to make myself healhy!! Hehe. Next thing to tackle is nailbiting. Anyway, wish me luck cause I sooo wanna smoke!!
posted 11 Aug 2010, 07:22
Close to goal - help!
I am close to goal weight, but it’s becoming very hard now cause while people congratulate me for having lost 21 kg, they are now starting to say I am fine like this and do not need to lose anymore. My boyfriend thinks I am emaciated and is begging me to stop dieting.

I could stop now, cause my BMI is healthy, I feel great about how I look, and am so proud of my achievement. But I feel curious to be thin, I’ve always been overweight and want to see if I can do this, besides I’m on a roll, and 21kg lost is a lot of effort to make if I will then stop at a place where I’m no longer overweight, but also not thin. And my goal is still a BMI of 21, which is well in the 18-25 healthy range, so it’s not like I’m being obsessive and unrealistic.

What should I do? Do this for me and ignore everybody who cares about me? Or be happy now instead of never being quite satisfied with the result? Are people afraid to see a different person if I’m not my usual curvy self? How have you dealt with his?
posted 11 Aug 2010, 07:19
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