Joined May 2010
Weight History

Start Weight
285.0 lb
Lost so far: 25.0 lb

Current Weight
310.0 lb
Performance: gaining 0.7 lb a week

Goal Weight
225.0 lb
Still to go: 85.0 lb
I was an Archaeologist living in American Samoa originally from West Virginia. I've been married for 6 1/2 years to a fantastic Samoan woman and we have a 3 year old little boy. We moved back to WV in September of 2011. I am now and Archaeologist working for the state of West Virginia.

I am 6'5" and have weighed as much as 300 lbs. I have been seriously working on living a healthy lifestyle for the last 8 years, but like most people have had my ups and downs. I was recently diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder, which explains a lot of my ups and downs over the years. Hopefully with proper medical treatment and the proper amount of rest I have finally developed a lifestyle (proper food choice, exercise, friends, family life..etc) that I can follow in the long term without feeling I am in some way depriving myself.

I got down to 219 lbs before I had another episode of my illness, and over two years my weight went back up to 285 lbs. I have lost over 20lbs in the last 2 months and my goal weight is 215 lbs.

Current weight: 262.2 lbs Body Fat: 25%

June 14, 2013

toodlesba's Weight History


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toodlesba's Cookbook

cals: 113kcal | fat: 11.30g | carbs: 3.62g | prot: 0.82g
Avocado Dressing
Creamy homemade dressing.
cals: 233kcal | fat: 1.85g | carbs: 27.73g | prot: 25.14g
Fennel Shrimp Chowder
A creamy shrimp and spring vegetable soup.
cals: 48kcal | fat: 0.47g | carbs: 9.48g | prot: 2.52g
Garlic & Onion Mashed Cauliflower
A low carb substitute for potatoes.
cals: 147kcal | fat: 10.55g | carbs: 12.05g | prot: 4.36g
Curry Roasted Cauliflower
Curry spiced roasted cauliflower that's great alone or as part of an Indian themed dinner.
cals: 183kcal | fat: 5.21g | carbs: 6.41g | prot: 28.18g
Spicy Chicken
Delicious spicy chicken breast skillet that will put a smile on everyone's dial.
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What's on your Most Eaten Foods List?
Fruit Punch Sugar Free Soft Drink Mix
Green Tea To Go Mandarin & Mango
Peeled Baby-cut Carrots
Boiled Egg
Jalapeno Yogurt Dip
Sour Cream
Oats 'n Dark Chocolate
Isopreme Whey Isolate - Vanilla Cream
Oven Roasted Turkey Breast Thick Slices
Sweet Potato (Without Salt, Baked In Skin, Cooked)
Milk (Nonfat)
Fat Free Refried Beans
Hot Picante Sauce
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
Light Fat Free Harvest Peach Yogurt
Whole Wheat Flour Tortilla
Crunchy Granola Bars - Oats 'n Honey
Tzaziki Cucumber Garlic Yogurt Dip
posted 16 Dec 2010, 14:18
Where is everyone from?
I live in American Samoa on Tutuila Island, a small island in the Pacific Ocean half way between Hawai'i and New Zealand. I guess I would call it mostly rural, but a better description would be island. We have limited food choices and the choices varies tremendously week to week. I shop in several small stores and two relatively large retail establishments, one of which is sort of like Costco.

I am an Archaeologist originally from West Virginia.

posted 14 Oct 2010, 21:13
Go Vikings! Are you ready for some football?
I am for all the teams that have a Samoan on them.....wait I think that's every team now....OK I'm for the Steelers - Go Polamalu!!
posted 09 Sep 2010, 20:42
Calories Burned Taking Care of 11 month old boy.
@Johanne - There is always room for additional family members in Samoa. I am glad you realized the light and fun purpose of my original post!

@Skinnygirl130 - Thanks for the link I will put it to use.
posted 07 Sep 2010, 14:17
Time Zones - what country do you live in ?
I am in American Samoa, 12 hours behind Ireland and 7 hours behind EST.
posted 06 Sep 2010, 17:05
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18 December 2013

Just happy to have not gained weight during my Dad's illnesss and final demise. In the old days I would have eaten to hide the pain and emotion.
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18 December 2013

Just happy to have not gained weight during my Dad's illnesss and final demise. In the old days I would have eaten to hide the pain and emotion.
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