Joined September 2007
Weight History

Start Weight
220.2 lb
Lost so far: 0 lb

Current Weight
220.2 lb
Performance: Steady

Goal Weight
200.0 lb
Still to go: 20.2 lb
My name is Sue and I live in the UK with my wonderful hubby and 3 boys.

I've been here before (2007-2008) and lost about 70lbs in 9 months, something at the time I never dreamed was possible. After maintaining for a few years, an operation a couple of years ago put me out of action for 6 months and was the start of a catalyst gaining weight. I was also diagnosed with hypothyroidism (under-active thyroid), but I'm now taking medication so I'm hoping that my thyroid is better under control and that will also help me get back to my goal of 126lbs. Losing weight can be a lonely road if you're on your own, so I hope you'll help me again on this journey.

Decided to leave my profile piccy same and information below for motivation...

What helped me get to goal the first time?
(1) Focusing on one day at a time, progress made... not the lbs left to GOAL.
(2) Setting mini-goals of 10lbs losses.
(3) Completing a diet and exercise calendar to keep me accountable! I log my food at MyFitnessPal. I'm Sapphire1812 there.
(4) Daily exercise - it's worth it, just to see those muscles develop and inches decrease!
(5) Joining in the team challenges to help keep that focus.

Goal 1 - 10lbs - ⭐ 10.2lbs, 28 Sep 2019
Goal 2 - 20lbs - ⭐⭐
Goal 3 - 30lbs - ⭐⭐⭐

MoonLite's Weight History

MoonLite's Latest Member Challenges

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ended: 24 Feb 20
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  12 Weeks Losing Weight Together
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ended: 04 Apr 20
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MoonLite's Cookbook

cals: 334kcal | fat: 13.40g | carbs: 34.39g | prot: 18.64g
Tortilla Pizza Wrap
I created this recipe and it actually came out really good.
cals: 88kcal | fat: 2.62g | carbs: 14.51g | prot: 2.74g
Whole Wheat Tortillas
With none of the sugary additives found in purchased tortillas, these are great for people sensitive to sugar like on South Beach.
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MoonLite's Latest Posts

How do I find specific members on this site? (Where's the search?)
You don't say if you want to search for a computer or mobile/tablet device. But certainly on a computer, if you look up near the very top of the page on the right hand side just under your profile name there is a search box. Within this search box is a drop down menu and you can select MEMBERS... then type their name. Once you find them you should then be able to click to get to their profile and from there send them a message. 🙂

I've looked on my mobile phone, but can't see a search box to be able to search from there, so can't help you with that one I'm afraid. 🤔
posted 08 Sep 2018, 21:23
started exercising daily but have only gained weight since......
You're welcome Leanne. Losing 1/2 an inch off your waist is fab... give it a few more weeks and I'm sure it will be more than noticeable in other areas too. I normally measure about once a month and that normally gives a good measure of results then.

I also thought... if you've got a calorie deficit of 500-800 calories, when you're doing higher intensity workouts than walking, you might find you need to eat a few hundred calories more to keep losing. Someone tried explaining this to me once and likened it to a car needing fuel... it won't go anywhere without it. Metabolism needs food as fuel to burn more calories, especially with higher intensity workouts. So you can see how it goes and experiment... but don't be surprised if you need to increase calories slightly and maybe keep that deficit in the 500-600 kcal range.

When I lost weight previously and did a lot of high intensity workouts I used to add extra calories by eating a handful of nuts... things like cashew nuts. Foods like that are a good way to add quick calories, protein and healthy fats, but without feeling stuffed.

I now need to get my own indoor exercise mojo back with the darker evenings and weather turning. Lol, elliptical trainer (even with TV), is not so appealing as cycling outside... albeit howling wind and rain today, I'm wanting to hibernate! Laughing Rolling Eyes
posted 02 Nov 2013, 14:03
started exercising daily but have only gained weight since......
Your friend is right... muscles do retain water and muscle is also heavier than fat... but that continued exercise will in the long run make you leaner and slimmer.

For the time being try and ignore the number on the scales. If you haven't done so already, get a tape measure and record your measurements. With continued exercise you will see your measurements decrease and clothes will feel looser. Focus on that progress for the time being... the scales will eventually catch up.

Quite often when we first introduce a new exercise plan, scales do initially show a gain from muscle bulk. Definitely up your water intake though, as that will help too and also try eat a little more protein to help muscles repair.

Congratulations on your 17kg loss so far though... keep up the great work and you will get there! Wink
posted 02 Nov 2013, 13:00
Weight Palteau
You're very welcome yo_manitas.
posted 24 Jul 2013, 14:53
Weight Palteau
There's some info on this page on Zig-Zagging where you vary the amount of calories a day that you eat.

Towards the bottom of the page above are some other ideas to try, some mentioned in this thread, but worth a read.

Keep sticking with it... perseverance will pay off in the end. Wink
posted 22 Jul 2013, 19:35
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