Start Weight:(07 Oct 14) 180.0 lb
Current Weight:(04 Jul 15) 172.8 lb
Goal Weight:149.0 lb
following: teskandar's own diet
performance: losing 1.4 lb a week

I am a 53 year old mother of 5 grown children. I have been married 31 years. I have struggled with my weight nearly all my life especially after having children. I managed to keep my weight in the 150's, which I was comfortable with, until 2008. Since then I have lost 2 brothers and a sister (who was my best friend) and quit smoking. I turned to food for comfort. I also went through menopause, so most of the weight settled around my middle.
I have recently been diagnosed with high blood pressure. I need to drop at least 20 pounds and exercise regularly.
I would love to have some buddies like myself to support and be supported by. We all need a little help now and then. We are on a lifetime journey, one day at a time. Some days we stumble. What matters is that we forgive ourselves and get up again. Try to enjoy life every day.

FatSecret member since: 27 Oct 10

teskandar's Weight History

teskandar's Latest Member Challenges

  Ten for ten (or maybe more)
status: In Progress
currently: Week 1 of 10
end date: Wednesday 09 Sep 15
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  10% by April 1st!
status: Completed
ended: 26 Mar 13
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teskandar's Buddies

Online now NowIunderstand
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last weighin: steady Steady
last weighin: losing 4.1 lb a week Down
last weighin: gaining 1.6 lb a week Up

teskandar's Cookbook

cals: 251kcal | fat: 11.57g | carbs: 7.51g | prot: 28.68g
Crock Pot Chicken Thighs with Vegetables
A stress free one dish meal seasoned with ingredients from your pantry.
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teskandar's Latest Posts

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
Phoenix. Hi!
posted 12 Dec 2012, 21:33
I tried the Green Coffee Bean Extract recommended by Dr. Oz for a month. It didn't make a bit of difference, unfortunately.
posted 12 Dec 2012, 09:45
okay thank you.
posted 07 Dec 2012, 17:26
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03 July 2015

Holding steady, I'll take that. :)
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02 July 2015

Day three of of weighing every day to get a weekly average in order to see if I'm getting a calorie deficit. Down again. This is a little crazy. Will the ...
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Healthy Knitters <3
This is just a group for anyone who enjoys knitting or crocheting and living a healthy lifestyle!! :]

Dizzy Friends- Sufferers of BPPV
A place to connect with others who deal with sudden onset dizziness, often with no known cause.

Ladies needing Weightloss Support and buddies.
Ladies that are looking for support and to be supportive as well.

50's with 25-50 lbs to Lose
50 somethings with 25-50 pounds to lose.

teskandar's Recent Activity

teskandar's Own Activity

teskandar recorded a Weigh In at 172.8 lb.
teskandar commented on HCB's Journal Entry.
teskandar commented on Jane Robbin's Journal Entry.
teskandar supported meremark's Journal Entry.

teskandar's Buddies

NowIunderstand replied to SKennan's post - Carbs vs Protein.
HCB supported Fitbit45's Weigh In.

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