Start Weight:(01 Dec 15) 163.0 lb
Current Weight:(01 Oct 16) 138.8 lb
Goal Weight:125.0 lb
following: Counting Calories and Daily Exercise
performance: gaining 0.2 lb a week

My name is Ashley and I'm currently 23 years old and 5' 4". I've been on fatsecret now for over three years, and I've managed to lose a little over 30 pounds in May of 2012. I find myself updating this bio about once a year, because I start a diet, and then, sometimes slowly, sometimes rapidly, gain back all of the weight I lost. NOT THIS TIME.

I have been relatively active. I got my record time for a 5K under 30 minutes, and it made my very proud. I play volleyball once or twice a week (though I'm looking to play more), and I run a little (though I'm trying to start upping my mileage). My New Year's Resolution was to cut out soda, and as of today I have successfully done that. I'm starting to think of new ideas for 2016.

My ultimate goal is to be between 120 and 125 lbs. I re-started this journey December 1 with 163 lbs, and am hoping to get to my goal weigh by November 1, 2016. It will be a long road, but I think I'm up for it. I need to make changes in my life.

The goal is to lose a net amount of 3.5 pounds per month (about .75 lbs per week):

Beginning Weight: 163 lbs
January 1, 2016: 161.6 (goal was: 159.5)
February 1, 2016: 156.4 (goal was 156.0)
March 1, 2016: 155.6 (goal was 152.5)
April 1, 2016: 149.0 (goal was 149.0)
May 1, 2016: 144.4 (goal was 145.5)
June 1, 2016 140.8 (goal was 142.0)
July 1, 2016 140.0 (goal was 138.5)
August 1, 2016 138.8 (goal was 135.0)
September 1, 2016 137.4 (goal was 131.5)
October 1, 2016 138.8 (goal was 128.0)

I need to redo my goals, since I'm a little off schedule. I don't know if I should do goals pre or post holiday season.

FatSecret member since: 20 Dec 11

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Asarver's Latest Member Challenges

  Lighten Up June Challenge: Drop 5 to 10 pounds
status: Completed
ended: 27 Jun 16
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  Half Marathon Spring Challenge
status: Completed
ended: 29 May 16
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Asarver's Cookbook

cals: 115kcal | fat: 5.66g | carbs: 16.46g | prot: 1.44g
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
Delightful seasonal cookie for the holidays.
cals: 113kcal | fat: 1.87g | carbs: 24.36g | prot: 2.01g
Double Chocolate Brownies
Moist fudgy and so yummy chocolate brownies.
cals: 65kcal | fat: 4.60g | carbs: 5.73g | prot: 1.44g
Green Beans with Garlic
Tasty roasted green beans with fresh garlic.
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Working out on a low carb diet
So I did try and go running the night after I posted this, and I was able to run 2 miles. The last time I ran was 9 weeks before that, so I'm feeling like I'm not as exhausted as I think I am. I just need to get in the groove still, and find foods I actually enjoy.

Thank you everyone for the advice!
posted 15 Sep 2014, 17:13
Working out on a low carb diet
Thanks Donnmur! I haven't tried working out yet (I'm on my fourth week), but maybe I'm still in the adjustment period. I have a hard time making myself wake up in the morning because I'm so tired. I'm gonna start my running or zumba back up next week, I just don't want to feel like crap after working out!
posted 09 Sep 2014, 18:38
Working out on a low carb diet
I'm more concerned about working out on lo carbs. I've heard from a lot of people that their workouts were terrible when they were cutting back on carbs. This is my 4th week of low carb, and it's been a little over 2 months since zumba and running.

I'm looking for suggestions on intensity, or maybe certain foods to eat before / after the workout so the low carb doesn't kill my energy.
posted 08 Sep 2014, 21:11
Working out on a low carb diet
Does anyone have any tips or suggestions?
posted 07 Sep 2014, 15:12
Should you weigh yourself when you are going to the gym 3 times a week
I also suggest taking pictures every time you measure!! From the front, both sides, and the back. Put on a bathing suit, or a bra and underwear (just wear the exact same thing every time). Sometimes we don't notice how our body changes when we see it every day, but the pictures will put it into better perspective!
posted 07 Sep 2014, 10:01
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09 October 2016

Hey guys... I've been seriously failing the last month or two. :( No food diary-ing, no journaling, and I've now reduced running to 2 times a week. :( ...

29 August 2016

My weight definitely keeps flip flopping... and I'm NOT recording my food. Bad things, girl. Bad things. I know this. We're going to Portland this w ...

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