Joined May 2012
Weight History

Start Weight
149.0 lb
Lost so far: 3.0 lb

Current Weight
146.0 lb
Performance: Steady

Goal Weight
110.0 lb
Still to go: 36.0 lb
Working mother of grown kids, menopause and a few life changes have caused weight gain to be a problem. 30 pounds gained in 11 months. I wish to get rid of them and stop this nonsense. Finding time to exercise is difficult, as my job sucks the life out of me and after work I am currently pretty useless. Before work isn't working due to some scheduling difficulties, but I am determined to find the time and energy to get fit again. I'm planning on getting married in about a year, and I'd really love to rock that dress. I also love softball and paintball, and both of those are hard to do when my weight goes over 127. That is the magic number for joint pain with running. I need to get back on it so those things can be fun again!

Borkn's Weight History

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  Summer P90X Challenge
status: Completed
ended: 24 Aug 12
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  50 Consecutive Push ups Challenge
status: Completed
ended: 09 Jul 12
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last weighin: losing 2.4 lb a week Down
last weighin: steady Steady
on diet Atkins
last weighin: gaining 0.2 lb a week Up
last weighin: losing 0.3 lb a week Down

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mood swings and weight
Yep. Mood swings like crazy. My weight gain was rather sudden and relatively severe. I'm not adjusting to it very well. I deal with it by working on this diet and exercise thing. Some things are in my control, some aren't. I just try to focus on those things I can alter. Oh, and when you feel really horrid, force a big smile for 10 or 15 seconds. It helps if you do that a lot.
posted 17 May 2012, 15:44
Putting on Your Royal Name
Lady Pearl Charles Martin and none of those words will give away any answers to any security questions. I like the name, though.
posted 17 May 2012, 15:40
What are your biggest secrets/tips?
I try to diet with the way I eat in mind. I'm a grazer, and I know from experience that there is just no fighting that. So, I'm planning for grazing food with very few calories. I had gotten into a bad habit of grazing on whatever was handy. In just a week of fresh veggie grazing, there is a giant change in my total calorie intake. It's nice.
posted 17 May 2012, 11:43
Thanks everybody. Many helpful suggestions.
posted 17 May 2012, 11:37
I already eat healthy foods, generally speaking. I need fiber for cholesterol control. Family genetics thing. I just have a hard time getting enough fiber, especially on a lower calorie diet for weight loss. Makes it difficult. But, I had forgotten about lentils. Those things have a ton of fiber in them.
posted 16 May 2012, 11:47
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