Joined September 2010
Weight History

Start Weight
170.0 lb
Lost so far: 2.2 lb

Current Weight
167.8 lb
Performance: losing 4.2 lb a week

Goal Weight
160.0 lb
Still to go: 7.8 lb
47 years old and struggled with weight my entire life! Looking back on photos when I was younger--I'm not sure why weight became such an issue. I wasn't a stick, but I think I looked healthy. Now, I am obsessed with food--eating it or not eating it. My highest weight was just over 200 lbs. after my daughter was born (she is a beautiful 9 year old). I decided to quit smoking and didn't want to gain more weight, so I joined WW...lost 40 lbs. and felt good about myself. The weight slowly creeped back on over the next couple of years, and when I reached 175 I joined WW again. Meds & thyroid issues helped me drop 20 lbs. quickly, but when the dr. took me off the meds I gained it right back. I have come to realize that I turn to food for comfort instead of God, but I can't figure out the reason why. I am a compulsive eater, especially when no one is looking. Food is my addiction that I can't turn off. I know that my body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, and I so want to honor God with my choices. Prayers are appreciated!

tbruns's Weight History

tbruns's Latest Member Challenges

  Up the Exercise! End of Winter Challenge
status: Completed
ended: 21 Mar 11
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  No Doubts! Freedom from self loathing!
status: Completed
ended: 18 Oct 10
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on diet Atkins
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Connie M
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tbruns's Cookbook

cals: 243kcal | fat: 13.77g | carbs: 13.57g | prot: 24.19g
Spicy Lemon Tilapia
A quick and easy tilapia dish that's very filling.
cals: 116kcal | fat: 0.47g | carbs: 25.34g | prot: 3.73g
Pumpkin Cranberry Muffins
A low calorie, low points delicious muffin.
cals: 509kcal | fat: 12.91g | carbs: 69.42g | prot: 31.70g
Feta Tilapia
Baked tilapia fish with spinach, olive, feta, tomatoes and black beans.
cals: 304kcal | fat: 12.43g | carbs: 6.55g | prot: 40.16g
Cheesy Beef Bake
A quick toss-together and bake meal that's great for hungry families.
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tbruns's Latest Posts

Thanksgiving is not a day to be dreaded.
I'm with Texas23...I'm making a lifestyle change to stop indulging when I'm not hungry. Don't get me wrong...I will definitely enjoy the Thanksgiving feast, but I will take smaller portions, eat slower, talk to my family more, and enjoy each bite. When I am full, I will do my best to stop eating, cover it up, refrigerate it for later, or throw it away. I'd rather it waste in the trash than in my body.
posted 24 Nov 2010, 14:24
I love coffee!!!!!
I also love my coffee! Over the summer, I found myself anxious, jittery, and with a queasy stomach in the morning. I was drinking 8-12 cups of coffee in the morning, so I stopped drinking coffee (thankfully did not get headaches), but I still had the problem. Discovered it was the medicine I was on...not the coffee. Now, I might have a cup of coffee or not...just depends. I have found that I like it better in the afternoon, though it keeps me up later than I would like. Coffee is just like everything else...it is OK in moderation. My 8-12 cups of coffee each morning was a bit excessive; 1-2 cups of coffee each day is just right!
posted 24 Nov 2010, 14:17
Looking for a Good Novel - any suggestions?
David Baldacci has some seriously great suspense novels. Dean Koontz novels keep you on the edge of your seat.
posted 14 Sep 2010, 19:41
Time Zones - what country do you live in ?
I have the time zone set correctly and live in Fort Wayne, Indiana. I'm starting the Wii challenge today (might as well), but the challenge appears to start tomorrow.
posted 06 Sep 2010, 12:27
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24 September 2011

Gave up chocolate, ice cream, and cookies; running 3-4 times 30 minutes per week. Feeling good!
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19 May 2011

My weight has gone up, short weather is here, and I am not comfortable in my own skin let alone shorts. It's time to do something about it...
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