Joined October 2007
Weight History

Start Weight
173.0 lb
Lost so far: 8.5 lb

Current Weight
164.5 lb
Performance: losing 0.2 lb a week

Goal Weight
125.0 lb
Still to go: 39.5 lb
I was here over 5 years and was quite successful following South Beach. It simply just works for me. I lost 6o pounds and kept it off for nearly 3 years but then a devastating divorce, the loss of my business and some other life difficulties then diagnosed with Lupus and before I knew it my weight all came back! I know this is the best place for encouragement and support along the weight loss journey so I do not feel like a failure for coming back. I feel like a new person in admitting this is the place I need to be to meet my goals! I'm not as heavy as when I started this journey the first round, though close... Im at 170 and I have no doubt I'll be back at my normal range pretty danged soon! I'm a competition shooter now so it's even more important I'm physically fit to run around with shotguns and rifles. ;-)

ImLuuvd's Weight History

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ImLuuvd's Cookbook

cals: 84kcal | fat: 2.41g | carbs: 16.62g | prot: 1.44g
Roasted Butternut Squash with Rosemary & Balsamic
A very satisfying recipe that you can serve for Thanksgiving.
cals: 123kcal | fat: 7.25g | carbs: 11.58g | prot: 5.24g
Eggplant Chips
Sliced eggplant baked with parmesan cheese and herbs makes this treat addictive.
cals: 221kcal | fat: 5.33g | carbs: 6.47g | prot: 28.15g
Chicken Marsala II
A really healthy creamy chicken marsala.
cals: 309kcal | fat: 12.06g | carbs: 5.06g | prot: 43.66g
Cheesy Chicken Cordon Bleu
A great way to have tasty chicken cordon bleu with less fat and a more flavorful coating without adding an egg.
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ImLuuvd's Latest Posts

Gastric Bypass surgery
I think this is a great post for people considering the surgery, but the person that first asked for help hasn't been to this site in over a year now. I remember back when they first posted this. I wonder what they ever decided.
posted 26 Jun 2009, 15:09
Ashley08, there are so many ways to celebrate SB style. Look up some healthy alternatives to whatever it is your craving. My biggest craving was enchiladas, nachos and cheesecake, so I found South Beach ways to make them. This weekend I was craving chocolate cake (not my normal craving) and I made a whole wheat, fat free, sugar free chocolate cake. My hubby said it wasn't too bad, kind of like a chocolate bran muffin, but it got me through my craving without the guilt! Whatever it is you crave or desire, there IS a healthy alternative so ask here, do an internet search and make yourself something yummy and guiltless. I too, am a big frozen yogurt fan. Read the labels though, most of the store brands still have way too much sugar and calories to me. I love going to Golden Spoon frozen Yogurt, just make sure you're reading your labels and choosing the best for your needs. Congrats on passing up the temptation and losing more weight. Remember these words when facing temptations...."Nothing taste as good as thin feels". Way to go!
posted 23 Jun 2009, 10:49
daily dish
Discard leftovers? Even the chocolate cake? Wink
posted 26 May 2009, 10:46
Birth Control Pills and Weight Gain
There are pros and cons with not being able to get pregnant anymore. As I mentioned earlier, we women always have something going..I am now post menopause. I don't need to worry about birth control or pms. On the other hand now I have lack of hormones and a much, much slower metabolism. Those hormones get ya coming and going.
posted 18 May 2009, 13:39
Cheat Day
I think the key is to find healthier options to your typical cheat items you crave.

Arrow *Instead of ice cream, have frozen, non fat yogurt.
Arrow *Instead of cheese enchiladas (my fave)make them with whole wheat tortillas, or flatout whole grain wraps, with lowfat cheese and chicken or lowfat cheese and black beans.
Arrow *instead of a big fat greasy burger, make a healthier lean burger and grill it at home, put it on a whole wheat bun, add other toppings instead of ketchup.
Arrow *If I wanted a cup cake, I'd make some kind of allowable sweet treat..there are many to choose from!
For anything you want to cheat with..there is a healthier option to it.
Once you start doing that, you'll wonder why you ever ate it the other way.

For the first time in over a year I had a McDonalds cheeseburger (a few months back). I got on the phone with my pal and said, 'Did you know you don't even taste meat in a McDonalds cheeseburger? I just ate one and tasted NO MEAT."Confused ...Because for over a year when I craved a burger, I'd plan it into my menu and make it a healthy way.

It's still a cheat day, usually those frozen yogurts and grilled cheeseburgers and enchiladas still are high calorie days, but they are a healthy way to keep you towards your ultimate goal and get those cravings satisfied.
posted 17 May 2009, 12:59
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