Joined January 2012
Weight History

Start Weight
150.6 lb
Lost so far: 0 lb

Current Weight
150.6 lb
Performance: Steady

Goal Weight
139.0 lb
Still to go: 11.6 lb
I'm 57 years old! (How did THAT happen???)I have always had to watch my weight, but in the last 10 years or so, my weight has begun to creep up on me a few pounds at a time, until I was at an all-time high of 170! What I said to myself was "I refuse to weigh more than I did when I was 9 months pregnant!"

Since October, 2011, I've lost 16 pounds, and still want to lose another 17, although frankly, I'd be happy to weigh 140 again...

I definitely feel that the menopausal years have made it more difficult to maintain (or lose) weight, but I can't deny that there have been times when I've had uncontrollable binging. I have literally eaten until I was miserable and then continued to eat...Seemed I was searching for just the right thing to satisfy me, but couldn't find it.

I'm happy where I am in my personal life, and have some long-term educational goals, believe it or not. At my age, that may seem odd. Suffice to say...I got a late start, but I LOVE school. :)

I've been using my calorie counter phone app since October, and find it a tremendously helpful tool for tracking "what goes in"...I DO know that I need to step up the exercise (I try to ride my stationary bike for several minutes a day, but apparently this is not enough). I've come to the fatsecret site as another inspirational tool in the box, so to speak. We are a kindred spirit, those of us who struggle against the scales!

My philosophy has been just to find a level of self-control and yes, even the dreaded "willpower" which the "experts" say doesn't work...well, I'm sorry, but it takes an act of your will to do pretty much anything, so to me, willpower IS important...

and so, there ya go...that's me in a nutshell.

Update: As of 7/12/12, I've reached my "135 pounds" goal...think I'll press on for another 5 pounds. That should put me back into my size 8 jeans. I can get them on now, but they're uncomfortably snug... nah...let's face it, they're tight :-)

Baxie's Weight History


last weighin: losing 0.2 lb a week Down
last weighin: losing 6.8 lb a week Down
last weighin: losing 5.6 lb a week Down
last weighin: gaining 0.2 lb a week Up

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Very funny take on Fad Diets vs Calories in/out for weightloss
So, you're saying that men and women are DIFFERENT? OMG, alert the press...I personally think it's ok that we're different. Actually I think those differences should be celebrated. I thought the article was somewhat humorous. I've always enjoyed hearing men talk about their perceptions of women and our emotional ways of doing things. And what woman hasn't bemoaned the fact that men "just don't get it" about women. One of my favorite movie scenes of all times is the one in "Sleepless in Seattle" where the guys pretend to be all emotional over a scene from "The Dirty Dozen"...cracks me up every time. His sister doesn't get all huffy when she sees what they're doing. She laughs because she knows it's true...Why don't we celebrate our differences instead of fighting about them? Now some will say I'm missing the point because this is about...(gasp) dieting!!! (gasp) exercise!!! Oh well, I'll just have to take my lumps, I guess. I don't know if the guy was trying to be funny or if he's a jerk...either way, any honest woman will have to admit that either they, or some woman they know or have known acts EXACTLY the way he described. I'm ok with that. I rather enjoy the fact that we're's what makes the world go 'round. Smile
posted 28 Apr 2013, 06:35
I agree with mummydee. Moderation. Stop trying to make yourself eat stuff you don't like. It's not sustainable long-term.
posted 26 Apr 2013, 13:05
frustrated and quitting
Bless your heart, dianablock, I agree with the first couple of posters...if your diet calendar really reflects EVERYTHING you're eating, your body is in starvation mode, as Pete1998 said. Counterintuitive as it sounds, you have to eat to lose weight. Please check into doing something different. You CAN do this...just not this way.
posted 02 Nov 2012, 11:51
Hi Everyone
One thing for dang sure...we ALL struggle with the same crazy things! Doesn't matter what weight we currently are...I've been here for about a year, and I will testify that I've seen the same things from just about everyone I've come across. What I'm trying to say is this, Michael, you are in good company. FS is a great place to be for support and all kinds of help. Welcome aboard and good luck on your journey!
posted 29 Oct 2012, 12:09
how to use
ej, the green arrow going down is showing that you burned more calories than you took in. Net cal is what you're left with when you subtract the calories burned from the calories eaten. Hope that helps. Good luck!
posted 15 Oct 2012, 15:48
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