Joined August 2009
Weight History

Start Weight
300.0 lb
Lost so far: 8.0 lb

Current Weight
308.0 lb
Performance: gaining 0.1 lb a week

Goal Weight
250.0 lb
Still to go: 58.0 lb
As I approach age 56, very little has changed. I discovered various health issues that contribute to my weight and am taking steps to correct them. I drink more water and I eat considerably less. I only lose water weight though. I joined a gym but I don't go.
As I approach age 49, I look back and realize that I have struggled with my weight my entire life. I am weary of fad diets that don't work, gimmicks, and my ever growing waistline. At this point, losing weight is more of a health issue than an aesthetic one and I have to finally admit that I can't do it alone. I'm making a committment to myself to control my eating, exercise more and live a healthier life. I believe that I can do it despite my past failures. At this point, I've run out of "second" chances and need to succeed.

Amazon815's Weight History

Amazon815's Latest Member Challenges

  14 days of Flippin Fitness
status: Completed
ended: 15 Oct 09
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  3lbs in 3 weeks!
status: Completed
ended: 25 Sep 09
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last weighin: losing 0.4 lb a week Down
last weighin: losing 0.7 lb a week Down
last weighin: steady Steady

Amazon815's Cookbook

cals: 113kcal | fat: 1.87g | carbs: 24.36g | prot: 2.01g
Double Chocolate Brownies
Moist fudgy and so yummy chocolate brownies.
cals: 345kcal | fat: 10.50g | carbs: 56.00g | prot: 8.00g
Apple Pie Pockets
Surprisingly delicious apple pie filling and peanut butter wrapped up in a whole wheat tortilla.
cals: 166kcal | fat: 5.69g | carbs: 24.43g | prot: 7.31g
Black Bean Tacos
Black bean tacos with corn tortillas and cheese.
cals: 215kcal | fat: 3.24g | carbs: 30.30g | prot: 15.16g
Mozzarella Tortilla Pizza
Great lower carb veggie pizza.
cals: 225kcal | fat: 0.79g | carbs: 41.80g | prot: 13.48g
Lentil with Mixed Vegetables Soup
Relatively quick, easy, and very inexpensive lentil soup with assorted veggies.
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Adjusting Amounts
I always enter ".5" for 1/2, ".25" for 1/4, ".75" for 3/4 cup. I also use the following sites for other conversions:

Hope this helps!
posted 26 Aug 2009, 13:35
At 49, after a procedure for fibroids (UFE), I'm going through menopause but it is not as bad (for me at least) as the perimenopause stage. I'm big on herbal remedies and have utilized St. John's Wort for many years due to my awful mood swings. I also utilize supplements containing black cohosh and valerian to help with insomnia and overall bad attitude. But sometimes, nothing helps.
posted 09 Aug 2009, 16:47
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