Start Weight:(24 Feb 17) 306.0 lb
Current Weight:(23 Apr 17) 295.0 lb
Goal Weight:165.0 lb
following: tmatmg0316's own diet
performance: Steady

I am a 41 year old, full-time divorced mother and full-time employee. I work as a Secondary Resource Coordinator for a school district. I am currently attending school to add a specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis to my MS degree. I never had a huge problem with my weight until I was diagnosed with Nephrotic Syndrome 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

tmatmg0316's Weight History

tmatmg0316's Latest Member Challenges

  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

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last weighin: losing 0.2 lb a week Down
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last weighin: losing 0.3 lb a week Down

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

GB and Fat Secret Makes it Work for me.
This is an inspiring story. Thank you fro sharingSmile!!
posted 16 Mar 2011, 22:12
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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