Joined March 2008
Weight History

Start Weight
208.0 lb
Lost so far: 25.8 lb

Current Weight
182.2 lb
Performance: losing 0.9 lb a week

Goal Weight
150.0 lb
Still to go: 32.2 lb
I turned the BIG 40 this year, and my husband and I just bought a new place out in the suburbs. Its an adjustment from living in the city, but we are loving it! It was our 2 year anniversary this year, and we are still trying to have children...and still having difficulties. Had a miscarriage back in march, and are gearing up to try again with the remaining embryos we have this November. (for those that aren't familiar with me, I found out that I'm in early pre-menopause/ovarian failure, so its less than a 1% chance that we'll be able to have kids on our own. We are on the journey of going to fertility clinics, acupuncture, whatever it takes, because we know we will have a family, just trying to figure out what way that will be).

I'm an emotional eater, so stress and boredom don't do me well. I've done the Weight Watchers Flex Points plan in the past, and its worked for me (I'm a lifetime WW member and had lost 65 pounds) and I know it will work for me again!

I love hearing about peoples with the Biggest Loser, because I love seeing people transform...and before and afters! =)

Here's to starting over…and no regrets for putting back on weight, just moving forward, looking at each day, one day at a time!

Cheeks's Weight History

Cheeks's Latest Member Challenges

  Cruise to Lose
status: Completed
ended: 21 Nov 08
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last weighin: gaining 0.6 lb a week Up
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last weighin: gaining 1.2 lb a week Up
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Cheeks's Cookbook

cals: 209kcal | fat: 9.05g | carbs: 22.30g | prot: 9.79g
Mushroom & Rice Casserole
Hearty mushroom casserole with rice, sour cream, cottage cheese and spices topped with parmesan.
cals: 111kcal | fat: 2.63g | carbs: 19.04g | prot: 3.29g
Whole Wheat Pumpkin Muffins
A light and lovely muffin, especially for the fall.
cals: 219kcal | fat: 8.80g | carbs: 21.11g | prot: 14.52g
Eggplant Lasagna
If you love eggplant and lasagna, you'll love this no pasta, no fry casserole.
cals: 252kcal | fat: 13.65g | carbs: 16.89g | prot: 17.51g
Mexican Spaghetti
A delicious twist without regular noodles.
cals: 76kcal | fat: 2.33g | carbs: 4.21g | prot: 10.13g
Spinach Pie
An excellent, addictive spinach pie that's sure to please everyone.
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Cheeks's Latest Posts

PICKING...a little here a little there
Oddly enough...Pickles. Try eating dill pickles. Here's an article I found to back it up from =)

"I tried it!": The Pickle Craving "Cure"

It was something I said, "Yeah, right!" to. Years ago my friend told me that a sure-fire way to beat a craving was to eat a pickle the moment it hit. I wasn't willing to try on that day. There was no way I was going to reach for a dill pickle when all I wanted was the biggest hot fudge sundae ever.
I inhaled the sundae while he munched a pickle. Years passed and the tip never crossed my mind...

Fast forward to this morning. I got a ravenous sugar craving and found I had some rice cereal-marshmallow squares on hand. Now, at 90 calories a square, it might not have ruined today's calorie count, but I had the distinct feeling that I would have eaten all 12 of them (It's been one of those days!) which definitely would have done my diet some damage.

So, instead I gave my pal's pickle trick a try (Say that three times fast!). I am pleased to report -- the pickle craving "cure" worked! My friend claimed it was eating something sour that does away with the sweet craving and he must have been on to something. Those squares lost all their appeal within seconds and here I sit over an hour later and I've not been tempted yet to go back to that box of treats.

So, the next time a pesky craving has you "in a pickle" give this tip a try!
posted 21 Jan 2009, 11:52
Watched the news last night, and thought it was interesting that Oprah is talking about her weight gain again. Has anyone ever heard back from writing the show? I haven't.
posted 10 Dec 2008, 08:18
Trip to Vegas
Greg and I would go too for the 14th =) His side of the family typically has a family reunion every year in AZ the week of President's we'll be out in that neck of the woods anyway and could swing through there on our way! =)

posted 26 Aug 2008, 14:57
Summer B.E.A.C.H. Challenge!

Despite my great eating week. Weighed in at 169.7, a GAIN of .6 this week, sorry team! =( =( =(

Sat: 5
Sun: 5
Mon: 4
Tue: 5 (should be 10+++!)
Wed: 4
Thur: 5
Fri: 5

all that goodness....and still showed a gain for this week Sad Hopefully my official FS weigh in on Monday will show a loss...or it will be my first gain I'll be recording since March!

posted 08 Aug 2008, 10:31
GREEN SEA TURTLES Weigh-in and Week total:

Week 2: Weight 169.1 (lost 2.2 pounds)

Sat: 5
Sun: 4
Mon: 5
Tue: 5
Wed: 3
Thu: 4
Fri: 5
Total: 31 points
posted 02 Aug 2008, 08:30
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