Joined March 2012
Weight History

Start Weight
261.6 lb
Lost so far: 41.2 lb

Current Weight
220.4 lb
Performance: losing 3.8 lb a week

Goal Weight
150.0 lb
Still to go: 70.4 lb
I'm turning 29 this summer, and I just want to be able to go on vacation with my family and not be embaressed by how I look, or how many times I ask them to slow down because I can't keep up.

I want to STOP having to shop int the Plus-sizes and XL shelves.

And I want to avoid the family history of heart problems and diabeties... maby I should have led with this! :)

Mikaracat's Weight History

Mikaracat's Latest Member Challenges

  Xmas Cheer
status: Completed
ended: 13 Dec 18
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  Sassy Sister Summer Sizzler
status: Completed
ended: 26 Aug 13
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Online now Diablo360x
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Mikaracat's Cookbook

cals: 324kcal | fat: 4.27g | carbs: 42.73g | prot: 33.26g
Chicken Teriyaki Stir Fry
A healthy stir fry with broccoli and chicken.
cals: 188kcal | fat: 5.14g | carbs: 30.15g | prot: 5.75g
Quinoa Salad
A gluten free healthy quinoa salad served Greek style with fresh veggies and balsamic vinegar.
cals: 138kcal | fat: 1.62g | carbs: 19.92g | prot: 14.47g
Protein Pancakes II
A healthy, delicious, low-fat pancake, that is high in protein.
cals: 168kcal | fat: 5.13g | carbs: 11.56g | prot: 18.67g
Mini Meat Loaves
Cooking meatloaf in small portions cuts cooking time and keeps meat juicy.
cals: 172kcal | fat: 6.46g | carbs: 20.45g | prot: 9.33g
Eggplant Parmesan
Delicious, low-fat eggplant parmesan. The eggplant is baked instead of fried to keep it low-fat.
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Mikaracat's Latest Posts

Weight loss for overweight children
Lizzygracemusic wrote:
Oh Keld, good post, I have strong opinions on that since you described ME! I was put on a DIET in 7th grad, and teased, and omg it was bad.

I know what you mean. I was on a constant diet after I turned 10. My Mom was a little obsessed with the idea that the only food I could have where "Low Fat". Even on special occasions, she would make a big deal over making sure I had 'low fat' ice cream... in front of kids I knew.

I don't blame anyone but myself, but when you're constantly told 'No, your brothers and sisters can have that, but you can't because you're on a diet! I don't want you getting fatter!' it kills your self-confidence and (for us emotional eaters out there!) it can lead to secretly binging.

The biggest part of my weight-gain was when I was 14 (aka the year from heck) but looking back I realize that part of what happened was the pattern I was in.

So yes, help her understand nutrition and calories, but more importantly, let her know that this is HER choice.

Knowing that no one is forcing you to take better care of yourself but YOU? It can have an amazing effect.
posted 24 Jun 2013, 08:45
Do warm-ups and cool-downs count?
Honestly, I think it depends on what workout you're going with. I do cardio from a dvd with Denise Austin, and yes, I count the warm up and cool down... just because they feel like (together) they could be their own work-out!
posted 19 Jun 2013, 06:23
You lost what?!
Since starting on FS back in March I've lost somewhere between a cinder-block and an average microwave! And when I'm done, I should have lost a new-born calf! Wow! Put's things in perspective, doesn't it?
posted 16 Jun 2013, 16:18
tomorrow is the new start

My only advice is this: No gimmics, no 'magic' diets or pills, just commen sense!

Calculate your daily required intake of calories on this site, and log EVERYTHING you eat or drink! If you stay below thatnumber and drink 8-12 cups of water a day, you will lose weight. Be honest when putting in what you've eaten. If you lie to the food diary, it will lie to you.

Basics are this: calories in vs calories burned! If you're burning more than you eat, then the lbs go down. I've been using this base system, and have lost 28 lbs in 2 1/2 months.

Give it a try! You'll be amazed at what you can do. Wink
posted 23 May 2013, 22:14
First day thoughts
30 lbs in six monthes is insanely doabul! In my case I've lost 28.5 in less than three months! (Still have more than 40 to go...) The people here know the best, easiest to follow methods for weight loss. And yeah, logging food into your food diary is #1.
posted 21 May 2013, 08:15
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