Joined December 2013
Weight History

Start Weight
180.0 lb
Lost so far: 12.0 lb

Current Weight
168.0 lb
Performance: losing 0.2 lb a week

Goal Weight
140.0 lb
Still to go: 28.0 lb
I am 40.
I am a mom.
I am funny.
I enjoy education.
I am a bit lazy with my downtime.
I can space to the television for longer than I care to admit.
I enjoy helping others when they want the help.
I am adjusting to my physical limits.
I have lost this weight and gained it back again twice.
I like quotes.
I am an Audrey Hepburn fan.
I am a rerun watching queen.
My favorite movie is US Marshalls even if there are commercials.
My favorite physical activity is swimming.
I prefer the beach to mountains, though both are breathtaking.
My favorite color is purple.
I adore the innocence of children as well as their cutting honesty.
I like spell check :)

ALKJ's Weight History

ALKJ's Latest Member Challenges

  Sprints, no caffeine, no bread
status: Completed
ended: 27 Jan 14
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status: Completed
ended: 10 Mar 14
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Kris AZ
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ALKJ's Cookbook

cals: 106kcal | fat: 10.19g | carbs: 1.19g | prot: 2.90g
Raspberry Cheesecake Squares
These low carb cheesecake squares are very good.
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ALKJ's Latest Posts

So Many Dietitians
I did slim for life...that life last four years..and they gave tips on dealing with people's comments and how they are actually sabatoging your diet. I said now who would want to do that...well the people that are used to having you be the fat person...cause if you aren't, who is? Take this for what you will. You know the hearts and minds of those you affiliate. My sisters do this to me whether they mean to or not. We have all switched roles so many times. I was the trimmer, athletic one for most of the time. The older one was the pretty one with the 36, 24, 36. And the younger one had to fight for a spot so she picked pot head. None of these things are even close to what we are now. Competition is a theme when dealing with body image and relationships and self esteem. The comments are a killer!

Someone wrote about wearing our problems on the outside...oh so true! That's why it hurts so quickly. Funny though, if we ran into someone with a diability we wouldn't say the things that get said to someone fighting the food/exercise/health battle.
posted 02 Mar 2014, 17:14
How Do You Keep Yourself Motivated?
Look for the surprise motivator. This just happened to me. I was getting a little irritated. Then I realized I made it to 5 miles in under an hour. I realized my jeans were loose. Then I realized maybe I could fit into some clothes I hadn't tried on in a while. SURPRISE! I am doing it. I believe everyone's surprise motivator might be slightly different. Just noticing that I was able to do these things has helped. I was so used to NOT being able to doing them. Now they just are! It was a nice surprise and I had a big smile for it.
posted 01 Feb 2014, 21:09
I like the idea of adding to what your eating instead of taking away. It seems like a natural way to stop eating the food that hurts the most. Good luck!
posted 01 Feb 2014, 21:04
weigh everyday
I don't like to weigh every day. I have heard it helps deal with the reality of the situation. I tend to not change weight, but rather distrubution. So, to feel better that my numbers aren't moving, I use clothes to let me know I am getting somewhere.I believe there must be something to the weighing in concept or it wouldn't be used in the doctor's office. I have done a few program diets adn they always did the monitoring with the scale. I was speaking to my sister about this topic. Her program has her weigh everyday until she reaches her goal weight and then it is once a week for maintaining. I wonder if there is something to getting frustrated with the numbers not moving that is part of the process of changing habits, really changing habits.
posted 19 Jan 2014, 14:39
weigh everyday
I meant to say the benefit...It helps me see some progress in some places and then look at what I can do to bring along the rest. like maybe more of a food that eats belly fat or an exercise that concentrates on my stomach.
posted 10 Jan 2014, 22:32
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