Joined September 2011
Weight History

Start Weight
162.0 lb
Lost so far: 12.3 lb

Current Weight
149.7 lb
Performance: losing 0.8 lb a week

Goal Weight
135.0 lb
Still to go: 14.7 lb
I'm 45 years old and happily married to the love of my life. Took me a long time to find him, but I finally did! We've been married almost four years now. We live in Vermont and enjoy lots different kinds of outdoor activities, although in the past 10 years or so I have had scarcely any time to get out and do anything like road bike, mountain bike, ski, kayak, hike, golf, or camp on a regular basis... Just way too busy with work, getting an MBA, starting my own company, teaching, and the like.

Doing something once or twice a month, doesn't add up to a fitness program. I used to be a serious athlete and ALWAYS found time to exercise regularly in my 20's and early 30's. As a result I never worried about weight. Well, combine a suddenly sedentary lifestyle coupled with eating like I still ran 30 miles a week, and hello - 30 extra pounds over 10 years.

My doctor said nutrition is 90% of the battle. Having lost it once (only to put it back on by slipping back into bad habits) I know that by making healthy eating choices - I can attain a healthy weight again. Time to turn this ship around, get it off, and keep it off for good by making healthy eating a way of life.

My goal is not only to look fabulous, but more importantly to stave off all of the awful ailments that my parents and grand parents have had to contend with in their golden years like diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer.

Jan 2014 Update...I've historically struggled with going up and down on the scale... joined a gym for 3 months in the hopes of making activity the primary driver in my attempt at losing the weight this time. Wish me luck.

MotivatedinVermont's Weight History

MotivatedinVermont's Latest Member Challenges

  come & weigh...come what may!
status: Completed
ended: 12 Dec 11
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  Lose 20 lbs. with the Atkins diet!!
status: Completed
ended: 28 Nov 11
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last weighin: losing 1.0 lb a week Down
last weighin: losing 1.0 lb a week Down
last weighin: gaining 0.2 lb a week Up
on diet Atkins
last weighin: gaining 0.3 lb a week Up

MotivatedinVermont's Cookbook

cals: 114kcal | fat: 10.07g | carbs: 1.08g | prot: 4.71g
Jalapeno Sausage Poppers
If you like flavorful, spicy food this is a quick and easy snack, that's great for parties.
cals: 61kcal | fat: 4.85g | carbs: 3.42g | prot: 1.17g
Roast Pumpkin Salad
A light summer salad that's sure to tempt with the perfect mix of flavors.
cals: 296kcal | fat: 20.16g | carbs: 7.91g | prot: 20.88g
Brochettes de Poisson
Herb seasoned fish brochettes using wild thyme and olive oil.
cals: 199kcal | fat: 14.11g | carbs: 12.22g | prot: 8.19g
Eggplant Pizza
You won't miss the crust in this tasty low carb pizza.
cals: 315kcal | fat: 28.27g | carbs: 4.72g | prot: 11.25g
Cheesecake Pancakes
An excellent low carb substitute for pancakes.
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MotivatedinVermont's Latest Posts

Need Atkins buddies
You'll get there. You CAN keep it up Smile You can do anything you put your mind to.
posted 21 Sep 2011, 21:19
Daughter's Pick of a Wedding Gown
Wow! That dress is positively stunning. Incredible! The Groom will melt when he sees her Smile
posted 16 Sep 2011, 19:21
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