Aussie Elise
Joined July 2016
Weight History

Start Weight
165.3 lb
Lost so far: 3.5 lb

Current Weight
161.8 lb
Performance: losing 0.1 lb a week

Goal Weight
154.3 lb
Still to go: 7.5 lb
I began Fatsecret in 2015 and lost enough weight so that my body mass index (bmi) went from "obese" to "overweight" for my height of around 5 feet (156cm). I am under some medical and psych treatments that mean I take medication that reduces anxiety, but increases weight gain and tiredness. Within these parameters I am still hoping, one day, to reach below 63 kg when my bmi will then become "healthy".
More recently in 2020 I am trying to set small weight loss goals.
Good luck to all who try Fatsecret. Remember that even small goals are achievable.

Aussie Elise's Weight History

Aussie Elise's Latest Member Challenges

  Vegetable Fiesta (2)
status: Completed
ended: 09 Nov 20
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  Daily Accountability 2020-#28
status: Completed
ended: 13 Jul 20
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Zucchini Frittata: Recipe listed in the Forum section
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Vegetable Fiesta (2)
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Salad snack plate & cheese: 120cal, 2 serves veg, 2.1g fibre
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Vegetable Fiesta (2)
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Quick "Linner" of salad, pickles and cheese
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Fresh Food Fast (3)
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Quick lunch with 2 serves of raw foods
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Fresh Food Fast (3)
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Many colours are good for us
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Fresh Food Fast (3)
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Aussie Elise's Cookbook

cals: 242kcal | fat: 18.66g | carbs: 10.59g | prot: 10.09g
Cauliflower Fried Rice
Grated cauliflower instead of rice is both delicious and low carb.
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Aussie Elise's Latest Posts

Oh, also don't forget that muscle is heavier than fat. If you see a gain after exercising a lot, it could be because you are forming muscle.
Oh, also, record ALL of your activity. "Grocery shopping" for instance burns calories, so does "Housework" and "Cleaning". If you eat more on those days that you spend a number of hours doing these things, it might be that you have actually been quite active, on your feet and moving around a lot. I record everything I do, so I can track my relative activity, not just the typical workout style exercises.
posted 24 Oct 2016, 19:39
It is so frustrating. Don't be discouraged. You need to give it a few months, not just a few weeks. I have my weight recorded in a personal Excel file as well and I can see hormonal ups and downs over the weeks. You HAVE to look at the TREND which occurs over time. Like a line-of-best-fit on a downwards trend graph. I am short too, and I am still 72.5kg (I was 80.7kg last December). So you are doing well!
posted 24 Oct 2016, 19:38
Weight loss for the older woman
Dieting is not just about calories in and calories out. We do have to consider metabolism and hormonal changes. Reduced mobility, illness and lifestyle also play their part. I certainly developed health issues with metabolism, hormone levels and thyroid issues as I've aged. That all strongly hindered weight loss. I was also put on some medications (antipsychotics) that are KNOWN to cause weight gain. So all that changes the weight loss spectrum. NOTHING like when I was 25!!
posted 12 Oct 2016, 15:23
Exercise diary
I find it is really helpful to track "exercise". I think of it as accounting for my activity. I don't look at the numbers because they are likely to be innacurate, but I look at WHAT I have been doing. So I put in everything. Some people think they are doing "nothing" because it's not a workout. But I find all that stuff which for me includes "housework", "cleaning", "driving", "yardwork/gardening", even "sewing" and "washing dishes". All that stuff counts as activity. Then, if you have a day when you do all that stuff for a number of hours, but you don't go to the gym, you might be hungrier than other days. No surprise why! You have been doing stuff. "Resting" I think means staying still but not sleeping. There is another entry called "sitting". I imagine resting and sitting are about the same? One time I went on a road trip with my sister and I sat chatting for hours. So I called that "sitting". It just gave me an idea what I was up to that day.
posted 09 Oct 2016, 01:07
Ketogenic Diet and Bullet Proof Coffee
As for "gimmicks" with weight loss, aren't they everywhere, always? Each decade another gimmick or 10 comes out. Some work, and I figure, if each is based on some new research and they make at least a few people lighter and fitter, then in the long run, they're OK. We are all trying to get better and sometimes a small tip might just help us on our way. I try not to judge too harshly. 😏
posted 03 Oct 2016, 23:26
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