Joined March 2018
Weight History

Start Weight
147.0 lb
Lost so far: 5.0 lb

Current Weight
142.0 lb
Performance: losing 2.3 lb a week

Goal Weight
134.0 lb
Still to go: 8.0 lb
I live in New Hampshire - my husband and I live on a small farm with chickens and a couple of mini donkeys outside, and tropical fish, a turtle, and a geriatric (but very cute) Yorkshire Terrier indoors. I grow a bunch of houseplants and tend a veggie bed, berries, a flower bed, and a bunch of shrubs and trees in the yard during the summer.

I've always been in the officially "overweight" category, but my health has been good - I've been a vegetarian since 1978, which probably has been helpful in that regard... High blood pressure, high cholesterol, and heart disease run in both sides of my family. Last year I discovered that my cholesterol is going up, despite my reduction in fat consumption and increase in exercise - I haven't eaten an egg yolk since December! At this point it's up to 233 (HDL - 69; LDL - 143; Triglycerides - 100) - in August, my doctor will check again and decide if I need meds or not. I'm hoping this site will help me avoid the statins...

FarmerJeannine's Weight History


last weighin: gaining 2.3 lb a week Up
last weighin: losing 0.5 lb a week Down
Kenna Morton
last weighin: steady Steady
last weighin: losing 0.1 lb a week Down

FarmerJeannine's Cookbook

cals: 102kcal | fat: 7.75g | carbs: 4.91g | prot: 4.05g
All Seed Crackers
These low carb crackers are amazing in that it's just seeds, water and spices.
cals: 47kcal | fat: 2.21g | carbs: 4.24g | prot: 3.47g
Cauliflower Cheese Sticks
You don't need bread to have cheese sticks.
cals: 58kcal | fat: 2.45g | carbs: 8.48g | prot: 1.93g
Chinese Style Hot & Spicy Green Beans
Make these tasty green beans as spicy as you wish by adding more or less hot chili flakes.
cals: 175kcal | fat: 11.64g | carbs: 16.90g | prot: 2.59g
Aloo Gobhi
A delicious Indian dish made with potatoes, cauliflower and Indian spices.
cals: 60kcal | fat: 0.82g | carbs: 4.51g | prot: 8.95g
Breakfast Frittata
A tasty low carb, vegetarian style breakfast treat that will have you licking your fingers and begging for more.
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FarmerJeannine's Latest Posts

Any shortcuts to figuring out calories?
ladivalaura wrote:
I’m down 1.5 pounds since Monday! I think I’m going to be okay.

Well, that sure tastes a heck of a lot better than crow! Smile
posted 30 Mar 2018, 09:27
Any shortcuts to figuring out calories?
Good luck to you, too! I really hope you never have to eat crow (I can't imagine they would taste all that good!)... Smile
posted 29 Mar 2018, 11:26
Any shortcuts to figuring out calories?
Diablo, I agree about the need to weigh stuff out, at least at first - when I first started weighing out ingredients and servings, it was a huge eye opener... I discovered that I'd been "eyeballing" myself into an extra 300-500 calories a day! I'll keep weighing for a bit (I'm a slow learner!), but I'll probably eventually go back to eyeballing once I'm used to seeing what a REAL serving looks like! Smile
posted 29 Mar 2018, 07:24
Any shortcuts to figuring out calories?
I asked the folks in charge of FS about this... they said it was okay for me to put in all the ingredients for recipes I was making as a "My Recipe" on this site and just not publish it if it wasn't original. Then I can just pop it into the meal list later. So I take recipes from cookbooks or that I find on the web, put in the ingredients and number of servings into a new recipe, and just pop in the URL or book title and page number for instructions... as long as I don't try to publish it as my own recipe, the folks at FS said that this is fine. Smile I discovered that if you decide to change the recipe at some point, the meals already entered do not change. I hope that helps!
posted 27 Mar 2018, 16:53
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