Joined January 2012
Weight History

Start Weight
238.0 lb
Lost so far: 12.8 lb

Current Weight
225.2 lb
Performance: losing 1.9 lb a week

Goal Weight
200.0 lb
Still to go: 25.2 lb
Hi all -nice to meet you - i'm a thirty something who has two precious sons, a very demanding job,and TOO MUCH FAT weighing me down!! I'm back on Atkins for the first time in over ten years. I'll be turning 40 this May, and I'm just so tired of being too big to play with my kids. I want to enjoy them, and I want them to be able to enjoy me, while they're still young! have around 100 pounds to lose realistically, but honestly, I'd be happy just to get under 200 - HERE I COME ONE-DERLAND!!!

tsmamma's Weight History

tsmamma's Latest Member Challenges

  Great abs for beginners
status: Completed
ended: 09 Jul 12
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  Spring Slimdown - Can you lose 10 lbs in 6 weeks?
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ended: 06 May 12
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last weighin: losing 1.1 lb a week Down
last weighin: gaining 0.0 lb a week Up
on diet Atkins
last weighin: steady Steady
on diet Atkins
last weighin: losing 0.2 lb a week Down

tsmamma's Cookbook

cals: 88kcal | fat: 4.09g | carbs: 4.49g | prot: 8.88g
Chicken Soup II
Full of chicken and vegetables, this is soup is wholesome and delicious.
cals: 261kcal | fat: 10.78g | carbs: 9.71g | prot: 24.84g
Chicken with Sun Dried Tomato and Artichoke Sauce
A decadent creamy chicken dish that everyone will love.
cals: 322kcal | fat: 25.24g | carbs: 7.14g | prot: 17.88g
Creamy Cajun chicken
Delicious Southern chicken dish that's terrific with pasta.
cals: 161kcal | fat: 10.32g | carbs: 3.67g | prot: 13.42g
Quiche Muffins
Low carb and low sugar vegetable and ham quiches.
cals: 452kcal | fat: 21.63g | carbs: 1.61g | prot: 59.69g
Creamy Pesto Philly Chicken
Low carb and easy chicken dish.
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tsmamma's Latest Posts

True food addiction - anyone else?
Lol - I watched the video, but if you're supposed to do that every time you want food, I'd be tapping and humming all day!! Smile I'd probably be insitutionalized within a week. That's what I just don't hear from other people, that makes me wonder if I'm just a total mess - other people talk about cravings here and there or several times a day, but for me, with the exception of early morning, the whole day is one roller coaster of craving - from one thing to the next to the next, and sometimes I don't even know WHAT I want, but just that I want or even NEED something...I never knew how all-encompassing it really was until the first time I was put on phentermine and it all just went away for 3 months. My mind was peaceful and calm, and I had room and energy for things in my life other than food. It was beautiful, and I'll never forget it. Wish I could get back there again. I will try the tapping though! Fortunately my worst time is in the evening - at home, so I'll just warn my family that I'm not crazy - just trying something new - lol!
posted 17 May 2012, 12:24
True food addiction - anyone else?
So, it's only been in the last eight to ten years that I've admitted to myself that I have an addiction to food. I think I was scared to think about it before, and just dealt as best I could, but now that this issue is becoming more real and more PUBLIC, I'm wondering, who else out there feels they struggle with a true addiction to food? In my life, it's defined as the inability to get FOOD out of my head. My days are spent with food thoughts constantly running through my head - when will the next meal be, WHAT will the next meal be? How in the world am I going to stick to the diet today? When will the cravings kick in? Because they ALWAYS do, and they make it ever so much harder. Just seeing a commercial on t.v. sometimes has me literally shaking for want of whatever it was. It's just hideous, and I hate it. Please tell me I'm not alone in this...and does anyone have any tips on how to deal?? Confused
posted 17 May 2012, 10:06
Exercise and PVC
I have PVC's too, and learned from a friend who's dealt with it for years that if you take a very deep breath and hold it for a few seconds when you feel them starting, it somehow resets things and stops the palpitations. It really does work. At my heaviest I had several sets that brought me close to blackout, but once I started this technique, I was able to control them before they got that far. And of course, weight loss helps a ton - I've gone from having them every day, to only noticing it once in a while, and they're not nearly as stron and scary. Another thing to check is any meds you may be on. Some medications make them worse. Cutting down on caffeine is a biggie too - although I admit I still have my NECESSARY cup of coffee every morning!! Good luck - I know these can be scary, but from what I can tell after lots of research, they are extremely rarely dangerous. Smile
posted 15 May 2012, 13:10
Salty on Atkins
I tried those zucchini chips, but overcooked 'em. The ones that weren't completely burned were pretty good!
Need to try it again...
posted 17 Apr 2012, 19:36
Salty on Atkins
Need some ideas on what to eat when you're on Atkins and craving salty/crunchy stuff - chips, crackers, etc. As much as I love sweets, it's the salties that are my major downfall...share your ideas?? Question
posted 17 Apr 2012, 12:46
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