Start Weight:(01 Jan 08) 245.0 lb
Current Weight:(10 Jan 08) 238.0 lb
Goal Weight:175.0 lb
following: The South Beach Diet
performance: losing 3.5 lb a week

January 1, 2008: My name is Lorraine and tomorrow is my 43rd birthday. One more year is passing where I feel uncomfortable with myself. I think I have finally hit the bottom. In my twenties and early thirties I was one that had energy to do anything.....now I huff and puff just walking up to the top of our street. I am tired of being tired.

I have a terrific family; happily married to a wonderful man and we have two children. Our son is 7 years old and our daughter is 2 years old. I have a high pressure/high stress job working for the Federal Government and when I am not sitting in meetings (which is most of my day), I have a not stop rotation of people coming in and out of my office.

I don't make time to exercise or eat right. I need to make a major change in my life otherwise I won't see my kids turn 18. I say that because within this past year I have gained 30 additional pounds (after already being overweight) and I now have high blood pressure (taking medicine for that), migraine headache's (taking medicine for that) and mild depression from an overwhelming stressful job (taking medicine for that). My doctor basically told me if I stay on this path I won't see my kids turn 18. I also have zero energy and I need all I can get having a full time career and two little ones that want to play, play, play. I feel like I am cheating them by being so overweight that I am too tired to play with them. My weight is the culprit for all of these issues and it is time to change that.

That is basically the story here. It probably sounds familiar to some of you out there. I look to fatsecret.com members for support and ideas. This tool looks incredible to me. Thank you in advance.

FatSecret member since: 01 Jan 08

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cals: 516kcal | fat: 34.66g | carbs: 21.71g | prot: 31.87g
Eggplant Manicotti
A delicious no pasta manicotti.
cals: 309kcal | fat: 12.06g | carbs: 5.06g | prot: 43.66g
Cheesy Chicken Cordon Bleu
A great way to have tasty chicken cordon bleu with less fat and a more flavorful coating without adding an egg.
cals: 84kcal | fat: 2.41g | carbs: 16.62g | prot: 1.44g
Roasted Butternut Squash with Rosemary & Balsamic
A very satisfying recipe that you can serve for Thanksgiving.
cals: 319kcal | fat: 7.34g | carbs: 5.36g | prot: 55.28g
Crock Pot Ranch Chicken
An easy, one step meal that cooks itself.
cals: 417kcal | fat: 17.84g | carbs: 2.23g | prot: 58.73g
Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops
Pork chops with a flavorful parmesan coating.
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13 January 2008

This past week I found out that my home scale is way off and after being measured and weighed at my first personal trainer session, I weigh more than I ...
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06 January 2008

I felt my first week went well. I need to drink more water and be more prepared with my meal plan. When I started south beach last week, I didn't have ...
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