Joined December 2011
Weight History

Start Weight
136.7 lb
Lost so far: 13.2 lb

Current Weight
123.5 lb
Performance: losing 0.9 lb a week

Goal Weight
121.3 lb
Still to go: 2.2 lb
I'm 54, married and have two teenage daughters. I'm a busy teacher and head of department in a large school.

Actually my start weight was nearly 64 kg and had dropped to 62 when I joined Fat Secret in Nov 2011. I lost 6 kilos and reached my goal weight in summer 2012 with Fat Secret (I even went below goal weight).

Apart from school, husband, kids and home, when I do have free time I enjoy creative stuff - knitting especially, sewing, sometimes painting, and I love reading, too.

Update - July 2014: From summer last year to summer this year I gained back to around 63kg and have now lost it again - classic yo-yo. So I'm back again for some inspiration and Buddy boosting to keep me on track and focussed.

Earthlady's Weight History

Earthlady's Latest Member Challenges

  June yoga exploration
status: Completed
ended: 24 Jun 13
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  Traveling Sistas-Walk this way, cardio everyday!
status: Completed
ended: 11 Feb 13
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last weighin: losing 0.7 lb a week Down

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Reliable calorie values?
Do any members use calorie counters other than the one on FS?

Yesterday I made myself a delicious one-pot dinner with green lentils. The calorie value for lentils seemed very high - I was looking for a half cup of dried lentils, measured before cooking. No brand name, here in Turkey we buy them by the kilo from the market or store.

So I looked around on the Internet and found calorie values for a half cup of dried green lentils ranging from 70 to 350!

Confusing, to say the least - so, any recommended sites?

posted 16 Nov 2013, 05:05
Is this a healthy meal??
Sounds fairly good to me and without doubt anything you make yourself from fresh ingredients is better than processed fast food. I agree with other comments about refined carbs and I'd only eat brown rice. Also you need to be careful with things like shop-bought stock, broth, etc. They're not all bad but check the ingredients list carefully and as the inimitable Jamie Oliver says, don't buy/eat/use anything if you don't understand the words in the ingredients list!
posted 12 Nov 2013, 08:36
Eat, Fast, Live Longer!
I, too, am a huge fan - although I'm finding it a little more difficult than when I started 3 months ago. No biggie though, it's still achievable and maintenance this way is easy.

(I lowered my goal weight and despite the green bar I'm happy to consider myself in maintenance mode.)
posted 15 May 2013, 05:34
Anyone else looking forward to winter?
I'm a sun-lover, I also love swimming, outdoor walking (like Baxie), daylight, and loads of fruit and vegetables so summer wins hands down for me.

I really dislike being cold and I feel the cold easily. We get lots of very high winds and storms which makes outdoor walking on a regular basis almost impossible - Baxie, I'm seriously considering investing in an elliptical exerciser to use at home. Most of the fruit and veg we get is seasonal and local and there is a lack of variety over the winter months so it gets monotonous.

Roll on next summer!
posted 07 Sep 2012, 01:45
Do you eat breakfast? How important is it?
I've always been a breakfast lover but my breakfast has changed a lot over the years, from cereal and toast in England to Turkish style with bread, cheese, tomat, cucumber, olives, egg, etc. Now I have some kind of cereal like muesli, oats or granola with yogurt, fruit in season, honey and a sprinkle of toasted seeds like pumpkin and sunflower. This is about a third of my RDI and it keeps me full for about 6 hours till lunchtime.
posted 24 Aug 2012, 13:32
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