Joined February 2009
Weight History

Start Weight
228.0 lb
Lost so far: 73.5 lb

Current Weight
154.5 lb
Performance: losing 0.7 lb a week

Goal Weight
130.0 lb
Still to go: 24.5 lb
I'm 35 years old and 5'4" tall. I've always been a bit long as I can remember. Which, in retrospect, seems odd, 'cause I played ringette and softball and badminton and other stuff right through the end of high school. Oh wait, then came university and being poor and working weird jobs with even weirder hours...

I get close to my goals and think "Hey, I'm doing great! I don't think I need to watch what I'm eating so closely." Or "I don't need to work out so hard...I've been out for a walk today." Or even "Meh, I'm having a rotten week, I'm treating myself!" are so wonderful and deadly. And I am one of those people who has a bit of a hard time saying no to treats...

This is why I'm back. This site really helps me track my weight and make me mindful of my ultimate goals.

So let's begin again...

My goal weight is 130 lbs. That's my scientifically determined "perfect" weight, where I am neither too fat or too thin. (Though, to be honest, I'd probably be happy somewhere around 140ish or a bit less. I might re-evaluate that once I'm in the low 150s/high 140s.)

Mini Goal 1: To be under 150lbs by the New Year
Mini Goal 2: To be under 140lbs by my annual physical in late April/early May
Mini Goal 3: As close to my goal as I can get by summer

Looking for some folks who want to try with me and keep me honest and losing!

Love, luck and happiness...

AlgaeGirl's Weight History

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AlgaeGirl's Cookbook

cals: 679kcal | fat: 32.30g | carbs: 13.56g | prot: 80.08g
Salmon with Sweet Peppers and Garlic
An easy-peasy, lemon squeazy, pan-roasted salmon dish.
cals: 331kcal | fat: 19.69g | carbs: 13.97g | prot: 26.38g
Salmon One Pot
From frozen to table in less than half and hour.
cals: 187kcal | fat: 3.79g | carbs: 21.86g | prot: 17.15g
Roasted Chicken with Glazed Vegetables
A favorite roast chicken meal.
cals: 471kcal | fat: 24.79g | carbs: 6.90g | prot: 53.72g
Orange and Gold Chicken
A quick, easy and flavorful chicken skillet.
cals: 224kcal | fat: 12.49g | carbs: 7.48g | prot: 19.96g
Mediterranean Shrimp and Scallop Stir-Fry
Light, crisp, fresh and quick stir fry. Perfect with a small salad.
cals: 214kcal | fat: 9.94g | carbs: 24.34g | prot: 11.06g
Goat Cheese Spinach Salad
Super sweet spinach salad with goat cheese and fresh fruit mixed together for a winning combination.
cals: 85kcal | fat: 1.55g | carbs: 16.45g | prot: 1.82g
Ginger Peanut Snap
A thin, chewy cross between a peanut butter cookie and a gingersnap.
cals: 216kcal | fat: 15.14g | carbs: 2.25g | prot: 16.54g
Garlic and Mustard Marinated Chicken
Low carb tasty chicken using a really simple marinade.
cals: 203kcal | fat: 6.55g | carbs: 36.00g | prot: 3.26g
Eggplant in Spicy Sauce
Eggplant with some zing.
cals: 410kcal | fat: 13.75g | carbs: 17.36g | prot: 53.94g
Chicken in Orange Sauce
Delicious Chinese dish prepared in a slow cooker.
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AlgaeGirl's Latest Posts

Milk - Skim, Soy, Almond etc...
I've been using skim milk at home, for recipes, in smoothies and on cereal. My boyfriend thinks we should switch to another non-dairy option.

Anyone have any input on what would be a good switch? Or do I stick with good ol' skim milk?
posted 13 Jun 2012, 07:00
You lost what?!
Well now...somewhere between an elephant's heart and a small bale of hay! Not bad....

Now, if I could just lose a leg and end with a gold brick, life would be pretty darn good! Wink
posted 19 Apr 2012, 09:26
Wii Games that get you moving - Post them here!
The new DDR for the Wii has a balance board option. I found it a bit annoying...but I'm used to playing with the mat. But if you don't have a mat, it is an option. Though, if you are buying DDR, it usually comes with one mat. (By the way, you can get additional mats through the Konami website, but they don't ship to Canada!)

I'm also a big fan of We Cheer and We Cheer 2. Like Just Dance, you just need a Wii-Mote. Super fun, and the music's not too bad either!
posted 09 Mar 2011, 08:44
The Scale Game
I played the scale game for awhile. In fact, my boyfriend and I nicknamed the scale in the bathroom "The Scale of Doom." We had the same problem JerseyGirl - in one spot, you get one number; two inches left, you've gained a pound; a foot to the right, you've lost three. And forget about wearing any items of clothing! *argh*

Since I switched to weighing myself with my Wii Fit, I get accurate numbers every time. No matter where the thing is in relation to my t.v.

However, the boyfriend seems to like the Scale of Doom. I think it's because the stupid thing tells you that you're three pounds less than what Wii Fit says. Usually...sometimes it's only two pounds lighter... Wink
posted 04 Mar 2011, 21:55
I feel broken...
Thanks guys!

I guess I'm mostly feeling sorry for myself right now.

And you're right shmiller...I have come a long way, and if I stop now, I'll have to start all over again. And it was crazy f'n hard at the start! I'd rather start again from this midpoint and just have it be crazy hard... Wink

Time to kick myself in the butt, but hard!
posted 04 Mar 2011, 21:45
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