tmatmg0316

Start Weight:(03 Dec 10) 336.0 lb
Current Weight:(13 Oct 14) 290.0 lb
Goal Weight:145.0 lb
following: tmatmg0316's own diet
performance: Steady

I am a 39 year old, full-time divorced mother and full-time employee. I work as a teacher with SPED children who have autism, downs syndrome, developmental disabilities/delays and behavioral issues. I recently graduated with my Masters of Science in Human Services in Nashville, TN this past March 2014. I never had a huge problem with my weight until I was diagnosed with Nephrotic Syndrome 4 years ago. That was the scariest time of my whole entire life. I thought that I was going to die and that I wouldn't get to watch my son grow up. I was devastated to say the least and my nephrologist was doing her best to keep me off of dialysis.

She earned every penny that my insurance and I paid her. I have recovered although my illness will never go away. It is typically something that a child gets and grows out of. Unfortunately, this is not the case for adults. Although I am still ill and some days are better than others, I know now that this is a manageable disease. The key is to watch your sodium intake and manage your weight. Well, I spent so much time re-cooperating (almost 2 years) that all my medicine did was make me hungry. I am not talking the typical hunger pains either. I'm talking outright snarling stomach like you have never eaten before. I was like that for a long time. Once she got me off of all my medication I wasn't so hungry anymore, but instead ate out of frustration and depression.

Now, I am feeling much better and I feel as though I have some control over my life and future. I have a wonderful support system from my son, my daddy and my fiance. So this is a new day and a new step towards a healthier me and a lifetime of being able to watch my son grow up:)!!

FatSecret member since: 16 Mar 11

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tmatmg0316's Latest Member Challenges

82
  Spring/Summer Challenge
status: Completed
ended: 04 Aug 14
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  5 miles a week, walk, jog or run
status: Completed
ended: 08 Mar 14
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tmatmg0316's Buddies

LittleRedFlatBack
last weighin: losing 2.1 lb a week Down
 
1tarheelfan
last weighin: losing 1.8 lb a week Down
jeff9155
last weighin: steady Steady
 
Michelle1105
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tmatmg0316's Cookbook

cals: 85kcal | fat: 1.55g | carbs: 16.45g | prot: 1.82g
Ginger Peanut Snap
A thin, chewy cross between a peanut butter cookie and a gingersnap.
cals: 583kcal | fat: 31.99g | carbs: 16.33g | prot: 54.60g
Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff
Just set it and forget it. A great simple but tasty dish.
cals: 182kcal | fat: 4.65g | carbs: 14.81g | prot: 20.19g
Lean Beef Chili with Beans
Beef chili packed with fiber and protein that's perfect for warming you up on a cold night.
cals: 222kcal | fat: 7.45g | carbs: 35.87g | prot: 4.24g
Apple-Pecan Muffins
Apple-Pecan muffins without applesauce but no less fabulous.
cals: 279kcal | fat: 12.69g | carbs: 38.88g | prot: 6.21g
Health Nutty Granola
Delicious granola with walnuts, almonds, pecans, raisins and of course oats.
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tmatmg0316's Latest Posts

Exercises
Could anyone send me a message in my inbox and tell me what the best exercises are for losing the flab on my arms, my stomach and where my bra line is? I would really appreciate it. ThanksSmile!!
posted 08 Apr 2011, 06:35
GB and Fat Secret Makes it Work for me.
This is an inspiring story. Thank you fro sharingSmile!!
posted 16 Mar 2011, 22:12
Buddies
I was wondering how I could get some buddies on here. I have sent requests and I haven't heard from anyone. I joined this because I was told that this would be an excellent source of support for me. But, so far I haven't seen it. I would really like to starts some memorable friendships on here so that I don't feel so alone on this dieting trek. If anyone has any suggestions, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks a bunch and good luck to everyoneSmile!!
posted 16 Mar 2011, 21:34
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12 May 2014

So today I am starting a new diet and exercise program. While I am nervous, I am very motivated and it helps that my 10 1/2 year old son, who wants to ...
on diet tmatmg0316's own diet  gaining 4.5 lb a week

17 May 2011

It's been a while since I have written in my journal. I have been so busy with getting things packed up to move to Georgia and with my graduate studies ...
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tmatmg0316 recorded a Weigh In at 290.0 lb.
tmatmg0316 recorded a Weigh In at 290.0 lb.
tmatmg0316 recorded a Weigh In at 290.0 lb.

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