Joined February 2010
Weight History

Start Weight
183.0 lb
Lost so far: 5.2 lb

Current Weight
188.2 lb
Performance: losing 0.3 lb a week

Goal Weight
140.0 lb
Still to go: 48.2 lb
Years of videogaming & chomping on good ol' hearty American junk food has brought me here... mmm... burgers....

1st Goal: 145lb
2nd Goal: 135lb
3rd Goal: 125lb (ultimate goal)


180lb --> Peak weight (Jan. 31st, 2009)
165lb --> Starting Weight (Feb. 7th, 2010)
160lb --> Achieved on Feb. 18th
155lb --> Achieved on Apr. 11th (and many times since from yo-yo'ing)
150lb --> Achieved on Oct. 2nd (wow, those 5lb were stubborn!)
145lb --> Achieved on Nov. 23rd
140lb --> Achieved on Dec. 18th - right on time for the wedding! Yay!
135lb -->
130lb -->
125lb --> Will be achieved when pigs fly ;-)

2012 Update:

Wow, 2011 has not been kind to my waistline. I got married on Dec. 18th, 2010, and then as the cliche goes, I "let myself go". When the first 20lb went on, I realised I had to do something and got back on track and down to 155lb for the honeymoon. It was after the honeymoon that I completely discarded any healthy habits. I had a "summer of indulgence" and swore to myself I'd get back on track in September. However, my body had other plans. I injured my shoulder and ended up in physical therapy until December. I physically couldn't work out... at first. After that, my shoulder was an excuse to laze around and not exercise.

My new year's resolution was to get back on track again and was pretty shocked and saddened when I logged back into FS to see I had gained 35lb in 6 months. After all the hard work, I had let it all go...

Now, I have a renewed vigor (albeit with an underlying dread that I may do the same thing again after I reach my goal).

Here's to a new start & a new year!

*raises a glass of Smart water*


2012 Milestones:

190lb --> Peak weight (Jan. 18th 2012)
180lb --> Feb 1, 2012
170lb --> Mar 29, 2012
160lb -->
150lb -->
140lb -->

130lb --> Goal

Gallimh's Weight History

Gallimh's Latest Member Challenges

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Gallimh's Cookbook

cals: 13kcal | fat: 0.07g | carbs: 3.20g | prot: 0.39g
Cucumbers in Rice Vinegar
A delicious snack or side dish.
cals: 257kcal | fat: 10.74g | carbs: 2.76g | prot: 36.06g
Tuna Bites
Delicious small tuna cakes packed with flavor and good nutrients, that are very low carb.
cals: 211kcal | fat: 1.45g | carbs: 26.52g | prot: 22.33g
Cheese Tortilla Pizza
Easy cheese pizza with a wheat tortilla crust.
cals: 94kcal | fat: 2.29g | carbs: 12.03g | prot: 5.76g
Baked Crab Rangoon
These crowd-pleasers are baked, not fried, so you don't have to feel guilty about enjoying them.
cals: 219kcal | fat: 2.18g | carbs: 40.11g | prot: 11.19g
Minestrone Soup
Delicious minestrone makes for a hearty meal in itself.
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Gallimh's Latest Posts

My Ravenous Teens Are Eating All My Food!
Or store your snacks in another room that they're not likely to go to, like your bedroom... or better still; the laundry room? Wink
posted 18 Jul 2012, 06:42
Frozen shoulder!!
Have you been to a doctor? I had that last year, went to the doctor; he gave me an injection but it didn't help and I ended up doing physical therapy for 2 months... but that's only because I left it so long before going to the doctor. If I had gone earlier, he would have had me doing some basic shoulder exercises (e.g. stand in the middle of a doorway and place your arm against the door frame then slowly 'walk' your arm up the perimeter of the door frame, reaching as high you can go and then 'walk' it back down again). Definitely go to a doctor; he'll recommend a physical therapist, if needed, and give you something to cope with the pain. Good luck!!
posted 18 Jul 2012, 06:37
Main Goal Met
Brilliant job! Congrats & enjoy that well-deserved vacation Smile
posted 19 Apr 2012, 07:26
What's an easy way to get more *protein* into my diet?
Lovely, thanks Nimm for the clarification! Is there any way (in general) to tell from nutrition labels how many "active" carbs they have? Oh wait, is this what people refer to as "net carbs"? Thanks!
posted 26 Jan 2012, 18:13
What's an easy way to get more *protein* into my diet?
@Nimm, I just followed the link you posted to the Quest Bar and those bars have about 25g of carbs with an illustration that claims they have 2g of "active carbs". What on earth are 'active carbs'? And if only 2g are real carbs, then what the heck are the remaining 23g? Apologies for my ignorance in the science of carbohydrates Smile
posted 26 Jan 2012, 16:14
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