Joined September 2010
Weight History

Start Weight
198.0 lb
Lost so far: 1.2 lb

Current Weight
196.8 lb
Performance: losing 2.9 lb a week

Goal Weight
155.0 lb
Still to go: 41.8 lb
I started using this site when I was at the end of my stint on the Ideal Protein diet and it was wonderful! I was able to lose 45lbs in 5 months and I am a strong believer in the program. Unfortunately, I was diagnosed with breast cancer before I could reach my final goal and go into maintenance of the diet. I have sinced regained a good deal of the weight due to cancer treatments and emotional eating. Now I am recommitted to the diet as I have completed my active treatements and surgeries. My goal is to be an Ideal Protein survivor as well as a breast cancer survivor! This time I am sticking to it, using all of the fatsecret tools at my disposal and planning out my future in the maintenance phase for the rest of my life. I am also hoping to get back to kettlebells and active healthy exercise! One step/day at a time....

Engie's Weight History

Engie's Latest Member Challenges

  50lbs in 10 weeks We can do it.
status: Completed
ended: 04 Feb 13
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last weighin: steady Steady
last weighin: steady Steady

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need help
There are a multitude of issues that can contribute to this. Keep up the fiber (some of us have issues with this) and the water as stated above. Also, make sure you are getting enough sleep and religiously taking your supplements. The program works if you take care of yourself and listening to your nutrition coach. Sometimes we ignore the advice when we see results despite "cheating." Check yourself and see where you may be getting carbs or extra fat without thinking about it. I one time discovered that the breath mints I was taking were not sugar-free. After that I decided not even a stick of gum. I even reduce the stevia I am putting in tea to ensure that I am not accumulating carbs unnecessarily.

Hang in there. It does work!
posted 06 Dec 2012, 14:56
Its NICE to see some success!
Check out the ideal protein website and they have a clinic locator on it to find one in your area. Truly the last diet you will ever have to go on!
posted 29 Nov 2012, 10:04
Omron Full Body Composition Sensing Monitor and Scale
fantastic!!! Enjoy.
posted 29 Nov 2012, 09:47
Omron Full Body Composition Sensing Monitor and Scale
It is a bit pricy, but really kicked me into gear! I wake up excited to weigh myself! I am a bit of a techno-geek, so I love that it gives you so many additional readings beyond body. This element is also critical to the ideal protein diet as you need to watch muscle and body fat percentage. It tracks: weight, BMI, Body Fat%,Skeletal Muscle%, Resting Metabolism, and Body Age.

The last one was a real eye opener! I was aged by 15 years last week. This week it is down to 14 years. Hoping to get down to at least my age by the end of the 50lb goal!!!

With the additional readings it gives you more insight to what is happening with your body so that you can maintain a healthy diet and stay motivated. For example, today my weight went up, but my body fat % went down and my muscle % went up -- so I am still on track!

Best investment I have made in a long time....
posted 28 Nov 2012, 09:09
hunger makes me fail in dieting
One thing that has really helped me is hot herbal tea. Often when you are hungry you are actually dehydrated and need to drink more. I find that tea is soothing and helps curb the cravings. You can really put your body into "starvation mode" if you try to just "tough it out" and accept the hunger. I agree with the low-calorie snacks, but if you are trying to lose weight and you are just starting your diet, I would stick with the low-sugar (even natural sugar) snacks like: cucumbers, celery, dill pickles, seaweed snacks, etc. Fruits (like apples, pears, grapes...) and veggies (like carrots, corn, green beans) are all good for you, but have higher sugar content than others. I am a strong believer in resetting your pancreas to better manage your sugar intake and the only way to do that is through carb decrease in the beginning of your diet. Ideal Protein is the diet I am on now, and although I was hungry in the beginning, I managed to adjust to it quickly and be successful at it once. Good luck!
posted 26 Nov 2012, 13:57
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