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Weight history question
I think the bar changes color when you lose 25% of your goal, then 50%, 75% and goes blue when you are within a pound or two of your final goal. My goal was 58 pounds, so every 14.5 pounds it changes color, although sometimes it does change a pound or two early.
by Fritzy 22 (submitted 2 years ago)
[Complaining] Recently Eaten sucks and how to copy a meal?
Not sure about what abbadabba said, haven't found the box she is talking about. We may be talking about the same feature, but it works differently for me. But I use "copy current meal" on the right side of the page where it shows favorite meals. Once meals are listed it will then give you the option to copy your breakfast, lunch, dinner or snacks. You can go back in you food history and copy previous days' meals as well. I have added a specific food that I eat all the time all by itself as a meal and label it, then I can add a favorite food and add for example "hot chocolate" which already has the milk and hot cocoa mix I use. Once I enter it I can go to the specific food and change it. For example if my favorite hot chocolate food has 12 oz of skim milk, I can change it to 8 oz or whatever. Hope that makes sense.
by Fritzy 22 (submitted 2 years ago)
I’m Not Feeling Welcome Here
I agree with abbadabba - if you keep your journal, profile, diet journal all private, no one can see it and you won't get much feedback. I figure since no one here knows me personally I don't have a problem letting my weight and diet viewed. If someone has everything "private" I figure they really don't want to interact.
by Fritzy 22 (submitted 2 years ago)
How do I eat more calories without eating more carbs etc?
Do you have high cholesterol? If so, I would increase calories by having good fat like avocado, nuts and olive oil. Hard for me to give advice since I don't follow a really low carb diet and have been told by my doctor that for me and my issues a low fat diet is best. So I avoid butter, cheese, egg yolks all which have lots of calories. They may work for you if your health issues allow. Have you asked your doctor for a diet plan?
by Fritzy 22 (submitted 2 years ago)
Scales at home
I finally got a new scale that matches the doctor's office exactly. I would just use the weight on the scale at home and know that the doctor's office will show more OR get a new scale - but it still might not match. Before I go to the doctor's office I weigh myself. Then as I get dressed and put my shoes on I keep weighing myself to see what to expect at the doctor's office. I put my purse down before stepping on the scale, but don't take off any clothes or my shows at his office. But the weight I use, is what my scale says before I get dressed in the morning.
by Fritzy 22 (submitted 2 years ago)
Resisting the urge!
I've had Chinese food 2 or 3 times since I started this journey in July. The place I go to gives so much food! I usually get the lunch special with fried rice and one main entrée - usually chow mein or sesame chicken. Since the amount of food was so much I stretched it into 3 or 4 meals and it didn't hurt for long. Maybe a day or to. But I have to resist every time I take a trip to Costco (an hour + away) and NOT stop at the Chinese restaurant on the way home.
by Fritzy 22 (submitted 2 years ago)
what is your goal weight, 5'3 and 5'4 ladies?
I'm 5'3 1/2", age 62. My ultimate goal will probably be around 130 but will be happy to stay under 135. When I was younger it was easier to stay in the 120's but in my late 40's and 50's (until I started gaining) I was able to maintain between 132-137 for a long time.
by Fritzy 22 (submitted 2 years ago)
Cholesterol and fat concerns
I guess cholesterol isn't a concern until lab tests show it's high!
by Fritzy 22 (submitted 2 years ago)
Cholesterol and fat concerns
Glad to see some replies, but not from anyone following keto. I don't think my cholesterol is high enough to be a worry at this point, but I want it to be within normal ranges. I'm avoiding things that have high amounts of cholesterol such as egg yolks, shrimp and beef. It isn't hard for me to keep it below 200mg a day. Actually I don't think I even reach 100 normally. But I look at food journals of some people and se over 1000 mg of cholesterol when people are eating 5 or 6 eggs plus all kinds of processed meats. I know years ago when I went to Weight Watchers they suggested not having more than 4 eggs (yolks) a week because of cholesterol, but they've changed that. I think there is some disagreement about eggs. Little Red, I've thought about talking to a dietician. Just want to see if losing weight and eating healthy will get the inflammation down within normal guidelines. I'm hoping to be at my goal weight by my next doctor appointment in June.
by Fritzy 22 (submitted 2 years ago)
I need more calories!
Try 1/4 or 1/3 or an avocado or some almonds. I actually sprinkle 2 tablespoons of chopped almonds on chopped avocado. Both have good fats.
by Fritzy 22 (submitted 2 years ago)
Cholesterol and fat concerns
Hi Little Red, My niece got me a water infuser bottle for Christmas along with a recipe book for fruit infused water. I've been putting berries and pineapple in and the water is less boring so I am drinking more. I love bacon and all the other processed meats, but I'm not having them except once in awhile if I go to a breakfast buffet where I can't pass up the kielbasa or bacon. I feel if I've asked my doctor for guidance and he spends the time helping me and suggesting what I need to do, that I need to try and do it. I don't want to go back to see him and have him see no change in my weight or lab results and say, "oh, what you said to do, I didn't do it". How do you eat? Seems like most people here are on low carb/high fat diets. I try to limit processed foods and watch calories. I also try to get some fiber in the diet. I've read we should get 25 grams of fiber a day. I tried doing that once while staying within 1200 calories. Just trying to do that meant having hardly any processed foods and eating lots of berries, peas or other beans and potato with the skin. Still hardly ever made it to 25 grams of fiber.
by Fritzy 22 (submitted 2 years ago)
Cholesterol and fat concerns
Little Red - sounds like we are eating about the same way. I usually have avocado and almonds or walnuts every day. Trying to eat more vegetables, eat fruit (including a small glass of orange or pineapple juice) most days. I cook with olive oil so giving up butter wasn't difficult. Giving up sodas is difficult, they were my daily treat. Your doctor sounds like mine, when I told him I was reading a lot about Keto he shook his head and said it's okay to have healthy fats, but absolutely no processed meat and to try to give up dairy. The reason for my original post is to find out if any of the Keto people really don't have issues with cholesterol with their high fat diet. Some seem to eat just healthy fats but I see so many posts with pictures of processed meats and statements that they used bacon grease for some recipes. Keto seems to work I just don't understand why all of a sudden my cholesterol is above normal while I've been eating very little meat, no processed meat and have lost weight. We are about the same age and I have about 25-30 pounds to go. Good luck to you! By the way, my niece had a cat named "Little Red".
by Fritzy 22 (submitted 2 years ago)
Cholesterol and fat concerns
I'm just wondering as someone who was shocked at my latest lab results showing my total cholesterol and triglycerides and LDL were higher than they should be. So many of the FS family is doing keto or other low carb/high fat diets. I don't understand that I never see anyone talking about high cholesterol. Is it not a concern, or is nobody being tested for it? Am I worrying too much about it? It's higher than it should be but not at the point I need medication for it. I went online to find how much cholesterol we should have daily and one answer said 300mg a day if there is no problem, and 200mg a day or less if cholesterol is high. I've changed my settings in my food journal to show how much I am having. I understand the idea behind low carb/high fat diet. But shouldn't it be healthy fat like nuts, avocados, olive oil? I just wonder because I see so many pictures of salami, bacon, ham, burgers, people cooking with bacon grease, etc and I'll look at journals that show people are consuming 500,600,900 grams of cholesterol a day. Is it a controversial subject? I remember quite a few years ago I went to Weight Watchers and they limited eggs to no more than 4 a week because of cholesterol. Later they seemed okay with eggs. I'm not criticizing anyone's WOE just trying to understand why I don't read more about heart and cholesterol problems and people on heart healthy diets. Maybe it's more of an age issue. I know my cholesterol wasn't checked until I was 30 when I was told it was low, like a vegetarian. Then they only checked it every 5 years or so. Now my doctor is checking it all the time as well as a test for inflammation that has something to do with the heart. I'm surprised my cholesterol is going up as I am losing weight. Just wondering if anyone has information they'd like to share or have an understanding that I don't.
by Fritzy 22 (submitted 2 years ago)
Happy New You Challenge - Sign up!
I join a lot of challenges here on FS. Only see 2 that aren't in progress yet.
by Fritzy 22 (submitted 2 years ago)
Not in order
I think it goes by the last comment on posts. If no one comments it gets old fast. And it seems you only see posts and comments for people who are following you, or you follow or you are in the same groups or challenges.
by Fritzy 22 (submitted 2 years ago)
overeating and gaining weight back then trying to lose it again
I recently had 2 bad eating days. Started at a restaurant having breakfast with my niece - French toast and coffee. I would have survived that if that was the end of it. But then that night I opened up a bag of Ruffles potato chips and ate a lot with ranch dip. Continued eating them the next day until the dip was gone and chips were almost gone. Gave the chips to the wildlife outside (blue jays, squirrels, deer). I know as long as I get right back on track the weight will come off again easily. I remember seeing a segment on Dr. Oz where he talked about having a big splurge in eating and that you don't necessarily see the weight gain the next day, but possible the day after that. Don't remember what he said exactly but what I got out of it was your body, your system "resets" after an occurrence like that assuming you go right back to how you normally eat. I think it was by the 5th day you would be back to where you were when the overeating happened. When I have my binges or splurges I typically try to fast the next day or eat as little as possible until I see the weight back where it was. But this time I decided to put it to the test. After I finished the overeating on Tuesday evening and Wednesday early day I was up over 4 pounds. But for the rest of Wednesday through today I just began eating the way I have since signing up on FS at the end of July. After my long walk today I weighed myself and was .4 pounds from where I was I began eating the chips. So being good Thursday, Friday and today I am pretty sure my weight will be fine when I weigh tomorrow morning. But now I've got an idea of what happens and not to stress when it takes a few days to lose the pounds after a binge. I still end up losing close to a week by having the bad day pushing my goals further away. I wanted to reach 170 by the end of this month, but don't think that will happen.
by Fritzy 22 (submitted 2 years ago)
Sleeping on Keto
Could it be daylight savings time? I know since it's now dark so early I want to go to sleep and then realize it's only 7pm. And if I do go to sleep I'm awake around 9:30 or so and then have a hard time getting back to sleep. Don't have input on whether it's KETO since I am using a different type of diet. But I do suffer from insomnia frequently.
by Fritzy 22 (submitted 2 years ago)
Mid day snacks
I don't limit carbs if they are in fruits or vegetables, but then I am not doing a low carb diet. Maybe raw almonds? I eat nuts most days, but not a lot. Maybe 10 or so almonds. I also will have a dill pickle to try to cut down on my salt cravings.
by Fritzy 22 (submitted 2 years ago)
exercise for very overweight lady
I would just walk. I had been having a hard time with any physical activity. I would get really winded just raking leaves or bending down to clean the litter boxes. As I am losing weight I am able to do a little more. I hardly walked at all until I lost 15 pounds or so. Then I just walked 10 minutes or so in my neighborhood each day trying to go further by one driveway every day. Now, I still walk slow but am walking about 2.5 miles a day and working on getting to at least 4 miles.
by Fritzy 22 (submitted 3 years ago)
Vitamin K
I've never heard of getting too much Vitamin K. If it's caused by a medical condition, what does your doctor say? Can the levels come back down to normal?
by Fritzy 22 (submitted 3 years ago)
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