Joined March 2011
Weight History

Start Weight
203.8 lb
Lost so far: 4.6 lb

Current Weight
199.2 lb
Performance: losing 0.5 lb a week

Goal Weight
145.0 lb
Still to go: 54.2 lb
I just turned 59; I'm married with (recently added 2 more!)5 cats and no kids. I live in Seattle in a house built about 1918, but with various and sundry small remodels and such (so it doesn't qualify as historical). My husband and I are biblioholics; he's a self-admitted technonerd. I use computers too, but I don't program. I have a degree in English Lit and a much more recent one in Graphic Design. I've always been an artist, and make & sell beaded jewelry and digital art. I think, after many years of struggle and denial, I've finally accepted myself and who I am enough that I can make another go at this weightloss and fitness gig.

Amydragon's Weight History

Amydragon's Latest Member Challenges

  21 Days Later- 15 min walking a day!
status: Completed
ended: 04 Apr 11
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last weighin: gaining 0.0 lb a week Up
last weighin: losing 0.6 lb a week Down

Amydragon's Cookbook

cals: 181kcal | fat: 7.31g | carbs: 29.32g | prot: 3.29g
Sweet and Spicy Glazed Green Beans
A made easy dish with an Asian and Thai flavor.
cals: 197kcal | fat: 4.91g | carbs: 7.08g | prot: 29.80g
Seasoned Pork Tenderloin
The spices in this pork tenderloin make for irresistible flavors.
cals: 88kcal | fat: 3.25g | carbs: 12.62g | prot: 2.47g
Asian Cabbage Slaw
Fresh cole slaw with an Asian flavor.
cals: 217kcal | fat: 4.80g | carbs: 21.47g | prot: 23.86g
Apple & Sage Pork Chops
A tasty way to change up pork chops.
cals: 240kcal | fat: 7.13g | carbs: 41.04g | prot: 5.01g
Baked Seasoned Fries
A healthier alternative to deep fried french fries without sacrificing taste.
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Amydragon's Latest Posts

Bread and bread
I need some help/suggestions. I love good bread. I actually dislike white bread. However, that "love good bread" is a problem for me.Sad I crave it and I eat too much of it. It becomes a snack choice, and it's resulting in my going being my RDI because I will add one or two servings of bread during the day when I don't need it. (I eat whole grain breads, multiseed breads and so on, so they are "healthy" but more than I should be eating.)

Any suggestions on how I can get out of this?Question
posted 17 Apr 2011, 00:10
"Cheat food" ... What's would be your Ultimate Freebie food? You could have as much as you
topflight65 wrote:
"Cheat food" ... What's would be your Ultimate Freebie food? You could have as much as you wanted, and It wouldn't have any negative effects?
Let's have fun w/ this... You can pick anything you want,
but you can ONLY have ONE.

Oh dear! What a choice. I think it would have to be a tossup between Swiss Orange Chocolate ice cream from Husky Deli in West Seattle and Theo Chocolate Coconut Curry Milk Chocolate bar. Of course since I have become lactose intolerant, I can't do the ice cream (oddly enough, I CANSmile do the chocolate bar!)
posted 08 Apr 2011, 21:27
Soreness/Pain after working out
Wishdragons wrote:
My trainer isn't having me stretcha and since I have been a vegetarian for the past year, he doesn't know what to tell me. He wants me to eat more protein but has no idesas. Thank you all for the good advice.

There are so many ways for vegetarians to get proteins into their diets (I'm not a vegetarian, but sometimes eat that way as a change). If you are not vegan (meaning NO animal products), then look into adding more dairy and eggs. There are also grains and grain-like foods that are helpful. Soy is the obvious one, but look into making meals using mixed whole grains, and things like quinoa (pronounced "keen-wah"Wink. Of course make sure you eat a balance, and keep your fluids up.
Doing slow stretches after exercise is always a good idea.
posted 08 Apr 2011, 12:54
Sanpur wrote:
Does anyone know why scales say a different thing when you have them on a carpet and when you have them on wood floor/tiles - or am I the only person who has this problem?!

Most scale manufacturers will tell you specifically to place the scale on a hard surface. Carpets are uneven surfaces, they can be softer in one spot than another, so the scale can shift when you step on it. It can throw the balance mechanism off so you will not get accurate readings.Smile
posted 08 Apr 2011, 12:46
I must be very fluffy or something
lisakp71 wrote:
"Onederland" is my new favorite word! That is so great! 2 more lbs and I will join you

I like "Onederland" too, it's from Biggest Loser (at least that's where I first heard it). And I'm about 2 pounds from there myself! Smile Right now I wear a size 20 jean; my weight is mostly hips and butt (and some tummy too). I'm hoping to be close to goal (145) by my 60th birthday, just over 11 months away.

But good going to everyone!
posted 31 Mar 2011, 09:03
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