Joined March 2011
Weight History

Start Weight
303.0 lb
Lost so far: 22.4 lb

Current Weight
325.4 lb
Performance: gaining 0.3 lb a week

Goal Weight
150.0 lb
Still to go: 175.4 lb
Height: 5'2" -- Age 45. Wife to one, mom to two (sons 19 and 12), sister to three, business owner of two (mid-market business analysis/strategy firm + organic face&body products). Always been chubby and always worn a lot of hats. And for most of my life, I have let those busy hats define my days. I lost about 60 lbs as a young woman in my early 20's -- the right way (real food|whole food|exercise). But life (love, marriage, kids, work) allowed me an easy path to put self on the back row. Now, I refuse to get any heavier or buy a larger dress size (my max is always near 300, then I start to feel it). I love clothes, shoes and makeup but it is not as much fun anymore at the "ms. plus" stores. I want each of my sons to enjoy his life and not be encumbered by weight (I was a chubby kid, so I know). They have missed out on DisneyWorld because I didn't think I'd fit in those darned spinning teacups! I'm finally researching food + nutrition and am ready to do something for me -- my health and to help secure a long life of quality years. My family is learning too and making changes with me (occasionally), but it doesn't matter whether they continue...I must (though I find it very difficult and guilt-ridden to leave them behind in my healthquest). If you're serious about getting your rear in gear, JOIN ME and let's laugh along the way!

299 - First 4 lbs lost back into 200's. Celebrate! DONE
293 - First 10 lbs off! Heap kudos on self. DONE
275 - 28 lbs off! Onward, and I deserve a new vampy, red lipstick! BACK IN HIBERNATION
250 - Pay myself a dollar for every new pound lost!
225 - Buy icecream maker for homemade frozen yogurt.
195 - Firmly planted in Onederland! A few new outfits needed.
185 - This girl deserves a luxury mani/pedi!
175 - This girl deserves a luxury full-body massage & scrub!
165 - Buy the "hope" dress, size 8/10
155 - Can I afford Louboutins? I'm worth it!
145 - An elegant night out in "the dress" with hubby!

LuC2's Weight History

LuC2's Latest Member Challenges

  Taste the REAL Rainbow! Fruit + Veg Challenge
status: Completed
ended: 27 Apr 15
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status: Completed
ended: 22 Jun 15
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last weighin: gaining 1.0 lb a week Up
last weighin: steady Steady
last weighin: losing 2.8 lb a week Down
last weighin: losing 13.9 lb a week Down

LuC2's Cookbook

cals: 108kcal | fat: 8.93g | carbs: 7.07g | prot: 0.09g
Sweet Balsamic Vinaigrette
Using fresh ingredients you may never buy the bottled dressing again.
cals: 139kcal | fat: 1.63g | carbs: 29.50g | prot: 3.75g
Strawberry Protein Flax Smoothie
A healthy snack morning, noon or night. Also makes a good, protein rich breakfast-on-the-go.
cals: 179kcal | fat: 7.22g | carbs: 25.63g | prot: 4.88g
Savory Roasted Vegetables
A great side dish that uses up the vegetables in your fridge or serve over brown rice or whole wheat couscous to make a hearty vegan meal.
cals: 130kcal | fat: 8.05g | carbs: 15.76g | prot: 1.47g
Roasted Spaghetti Squash
Oven-roasted spaghetti squash makes a unique side dish or light supper.
cals: 226kcal | fat: 8.56g | carbs: 35.30g | prot: 6.04g
Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Sweet Potatoes
A tasty side dish or accompaniment to a vegetarian meal.
cals: 361kcal | fat: 20.52g | carbs: 21.24g | prot: 22.94g
Ricotta Green Open Omelet
An Italian cheese "quiche" (you won't even miss the crust).
cals: 299kcal | fat: 13.19g | carbs: 33.50g | prot: 9.13g
'My'Hop Whole Wheat Pancakes
A homemade version of what used to be a weekend favorite restaurant.
cals: 191kcal | fat: 3.02g | carbs: 36.82g | prot: 5.78g
Double Corn Cake Muffins
Like my grandmother's sweet cornbread with less sugar, a hint of corn niblets and half the fat.
cals: 165kcal | fat: 12.23g | carbs: 12.14g | prot: 3.70g
Cool Green Goddess Avocado Soup
A slimmed down version of cool, creamy avocado soup. Take advantage of the healthy fat in avocados for a meatless meal.
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LuC2's Latest Posts

Before and After, anyone?
"You look mah-velous!" I really want to be a before/after shot. Right now...perpetual 'before.'
posted 14 Apr 2015, 19:36
How do you add a buddy?
Responded via inbox too Smile Search here For adding anyone else, left-click on image to open window with ADD TO MY BUDDIES option.
posted 30 Mar 2015, 18:57
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BTW -- We're starting personal challenge for all FS Feel free to join us as I'll be posting recipes and we've already started posting tips Very Happy
posted 20 Mar 2015, 17:18
If you can't quit sodas cold turkey, buy 12-oz frozen juices (100% juice, no sugar added - definitely no high fructose corn syrup - like, Old Orchard brand). Set out juice to melt and combine with about 32-oz Natural Sparkling Water (or mineral water like Pellegrino) -- no flavor, just plain CO2 water. (You can get both at WalMart for about $2.50 total). More expensive than a 2-ltr Coke but much less expensive than organic or natural sodas with cane sugar. A healthier option when you want that fizz of soda and my family (esp the kids) now prefer it over the bottled stuff. I use a really nice, clear carafe for just this purpose so it looks bubbly and special at dinner. As for butter, I've found that a 1/2 tbsp of the really, good grass-fed butter satisfies. Also, good virgin olive oil with a pinch each black pepper, kosher salt red pepper flake and ital seasoning is delish! Another good fake is coconut oil (like on morning toast) or a fourth of smashed, creamy avocado (both are good fats) that are better options in moderation.
posted 20 Mar 2015, 14:42
A year later
Raneezy, doesn't matter how many times you've started before. If you are committed to taking the small steps every WILL work. I've often said that I need to lose an entire waif model! Can't focus on that, though, but focus on losing the next pound. And by the way, you don't have to tell anybody anything if you don't want. This is your life and your journey. Commit to yourself. Sent you a friend request too!
posted 20 Mar 2015, 14:17
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