teskandar
Joined October 2010
Posts
158
Following
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Weight History

Start Weight
194.0 lb
Lost so far: 5.5 lb

Current Weight
188.5 lb
Performance: losing 0.6 lb a week

Goal Weight
174.0 lb
Still to go: 14.5 lb
New year, new challenges, new way of eating. Time to start fresh. I'm a 57 year old Mother of five and soon to be Grandmother of one. It's an exciting and scary time for me. I'll soon be living on my own for the first time in my life. My focus has to be getting myself healthy because truthfully I've been very self indulgent the last couple of years. Now I have a lot of damage to undo. I'm back on FS to help me do that.

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  Lose a Decade!
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  Ten for ten (or maybe more)
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cals: 251kcal | fat: 11.57g | carbs: 7.51g | prot: 28.68g
Crock Pot Chicken Thighs with Vegetables
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teskandar's Latest Posts

How to curb late night eating?
Since I gave up sugar I don't really get that hungry after dinner. To make sure, I brush and floss. No way I'm going to do that twice in one night!
posted 17 Jan 2017, 18:19
Sleeping aids when mind just can't stop working
I sympathize with you all. I haven't slept all night without waking for 10 years, since I started pre menopause. I won't do HRT (estrogen) because of a family history of breast cancer. The hot flashes have tapered off a lot but they still wake me up 2 or 3 times a night. The last 3 weeks the sleeplessness has really amped up since my husband of 34 years left me. I was getting really desperate for some rest and was considering getting a prescription, but I did some googling and decided to try one more thing before going to the Dr. Before you ask, melatonin used to help me fall asleep, but it never helped me stay asleep and gave me really scary dreams. I also tried a glass of wine before bed. Even though I fell asleep more quickly, my quality of sleep was fitful. It turns out alcohol puts you directly into a deep sleep, skipping REM sleep, which interrupts the sleep cycle and prevents restful sleep. Who knew? I'm sensitive to caffeine but love my morning coffee, so I try to stop all caffeinated drinks by noon. If I want a beer or a glass of wine I have it early, around 5 pm along with an early dinner. If my stomach is empty at bedtime I'll eat a tbsp of peanut butter or a cheese stick. At the same time each night (10 pm) I shut off and put away my iPhone and iPad. Electronics that are backlit, in other words provide their own light, trick your brain into thinking it's daytime so it won't release the melatonin needed to fall asleep. I dug out my old kindle which has a little light attached to it but is not backlit, turn off the bedroom light and start reading a good book. I think I'm asleep after two or three pages. Just don't be like me and hold the book over your face. It kinda hurts when it drops on your nose. I still wake up because of the hot flashes, but it's a lot less and I do feel more rested. It's enough that I don't feel desperate enough to try sleeping pills. I call that a win. Thanks for reading.
posted 07 Jul 2015, 10:12
Motivational speech for the new guys!
Cheers Keld! Very good post, especially for the New Year. Good luck and best wishes to all newcomers. Smile
posted 10 Jan 2013, 17:44
The 'IT' Food for You?
That would be frosted sugar cookies (homemade). Cannot resist them. Seriously thinking about not making them this year. Haven't baked anything yet this year for the holiday much to the consternation of my five grown children. They know why I'm doing it, for my health, so they are sitting on their tongues but they must be very sore by now. I have always baked and eaten so many treats at Christmas. Very big change for me but don't feel secure enough to bake and not eat them. Looking forward to January actually. Enough temptation is enough.
posted 22 Dec 2012, 17:54
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Phoenix. Hi!
posted 12 Dec 2012, 21:33
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