Start Weight:(30 Oct 10) 245.0 lb
Current Weight:(11 Apr 13) 235.0 lb
Goal Weight:185.0 lb
following: topaz68's own diet
performance: gaining 0.7 lb a week

I am 42 years old, married, with no children (except the fuzzy four-footed kind - one of them is pictured at left)(dogs, too!). I have been heavy almost all of my life. It started about kindergarten and I have steadily gotten heavier each year.
My husband & I started a variation of the Atkins/low-carb type of diet back in August 2010. We were giving up sugar and white flour. (Well - 95% giving up - we had a little now and then.) We have also switched to brown rice and wheat pasta - but those were also in limited amounts.

(**-Update Feb. 2011 - Our friend, the personal trainer, has changed us from low-carb to specific carbs. He agrees 100% with giving up the majority of the sugar & white flour, but now he has us on certain carbs to build muscle and increased our fiber intake.)

The heaviest I have been is 275lbs - so I've already managed to drop a few pounds - but I have a lot more to go. My husband is also heavy - he's around 285lbs. We are trying to get fit together (which helps a lot!).

My husband, myself, & a friend of ours joined Gold's Gym in an effort to get more excercise on top of the dieting. I have to confess that the excercise has proven to be very rewarding!

**Update August 2011 -- I have officially lost 75 lbs to date and I feel wonderful! I have a few more pounds to go, but I feel confident that I will make it. My husband has also done well. He is officially at 70 lbs lost to date and is still working on his weight, too.

FatSecret member since: 20 Oct 10

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  H2O Challenge
status: Completed
ended: 19 Mar 11
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topaz68's Cookbook

cals: 458kcal | fat: 19.93g | carbs: 24.21g | prot: 45.77g
Creamy Adobo Chicken Soup
Just a touch of cream makes this a luscious meal with bread and a salad.
cals: 289kcal | fat: 7.30g | carbs: 31.17g | prot: 28.46g
General Tso Chicken
Enjoy this Asian classic by sautéing the chicken instead of frying.
cals: 302kcal | fat: 7.02g | carbs: 36.11g | prot: 25.26g
A healthy take on a classic Greek casserole
cals: 342kcal | fat: 16.26g | carbs: 17.63g | prot: 32.18g
Spicy Greek Stuffed Chicken Breast
Scrumptious chicken breast stuffed with light feta cheese, spiced red peppers and black olives with a light crispy coating.
cals: 128kcal | fat: 6.56g | carbs: 16.33g | prot: 3.63g
Tomato & Cucumber salad with Sour Cream
A delightful salad that is easy to prepare.
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Weight Loss Bar
I believe the colors change as you progress. Everyone starts off red - you change to yellow/orange at about 1/4 of your weight lost, yellow/green when you reach 1/2 way, dark green at 3/4 of your weight and blue when you hit your goal. I think.
posted 08 Apr 2011, 10:23
Goal Number 2 - 349 pounds, 183 pounds lost, 10 months.
So Awesome!! Great Job!! You look Mahhhvelous!! (think Billy Crystal on SNL)
posted 18 Mar 2011, 07:42
And Once Again Into the Breech
Welcome! I just have to say "Amen!" to gnat824 - she pretty much said everything I was going to say - including trying to get your husband on board. My hubby & I are doing this together and it has been a HUGE help having us both on the same path.
posted 17 Mar 2011, 09:09
What's in a name?
My birthstone is topaz and I was born in 1968. therefore = topaz68
posted 08 Mar 2011, 14:06
Just curious : What made you fall for your better half?
Well, there are so many things - I'll boil it down to the fact that he treats me like a queen. Especially when we started dating - he would do ANYTHING for me. This included going along on a cross-stitch convention trip! I warned him that he was headed into the "estrogen ocean" - but he still wanted to go! WOW!
posted 17 Feb 2011, 13:58
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19 June 2012

Well, considering it's TOM - that's not too bad.
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01 June 2012

I think I had too much sodium last night.
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