Courtney B
Joined August 2010
Weight History

Start Weight
161.0 lb
Lost so far: 8.4 lb

Current Weight
152.6 lb
Performance: gaining 0.0 lb a week

Goal Weight
135.0 lb
Still to go: 17.6 lb
Approaching 50th birthday. At 46, I began to notice that holiday pounds easily lost were not coming off upon resuming normal (for me) eating. Since then, it seems, everything I eat adds weight, and I've become reclusive because all my clothes are uncomfortable. I wear scrubs to work, and lately even those fit too closely. The straw that broke the camel's back and made me look into serious weight monitoring, was the observation that my ankles, the skinniest part of me, were swollen at the end of the day. I feel like a water balloon. I am now worried about my health.
I've heard about age-related weight gain and stress-related weight gain.
I was accepting these and not liking it, but feeling helpless to fight them. You can't change your stress level or your age, certainly. I have been excercising intermittently, and changing some bad nutritional habits, like skipping breakfast and eating out at lunch,but the weight gain marches on.
Now, at the recommendation of someone who looks great, I am going to try this. I need to do something for my health. I addition to the swollen ankles (my blood pressure is normal), I had gestational diabetes years ago, and was told I was predisposed to Type II diatbetes. Age, family history, and obesity are the risk factors, and I need to prevent the obesity.

Courtney B's Weight History

Courtney B's Latest Member Challenges

  8 Cups a Day
status: Completed
ended: 29 Aug 10
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Courtney B's Cookbook

cals: 316kcal | fat: 8.53g | carbs: 10.14g | prot: 54.53g
Savory Balsamic Herb Chicken
A delightful chicken dish with lovely flavors.
cals: 382kcal | fat: 19.99g | carbs: 7.98g | prot: 53.80g
Poulet Moutarde
Chicken thighs in a delicious creamy Dijon mustard sauce.
cals: 265kcal | fat: 14.11g | carbs: 1.66g | prot: 30.87g
Baked Mediterranean Chicken
A yummy and easy way to make a typical baked chicken breast more exciting.
cals: 297kcal | fat: 6.03g | carbs: 30.75g | prot: 27.14g
Low Fat Shrimp Etouffee
A low fat alternative to this popular dish.
cals: 287kcal | fat: 11.12g | carbs: 24.58g | prot: 22.15g
English Cottage Pie
A delicious, very traditional mince pie (beef) topped with mashed potato.
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