Joined January 2014
Weight History

Start Weight
217.0 lb
Lost so far: 75.8 lb

Current Weight
141.2 lb
Performance: gaining 0.2 lb a week

Goal Weight
135.0 lb
Still to go: 6.2 lb
I've been up and down the diet scale all my life. My baby pictures show a HUGE baby but I was slender up until my mid teens when the weight battle began. In the past two decades I've lost my entire excess weight twice, but I regained it both times. I hit my top weight of 258 in February of 2013, and for a 5'3" woman, that was extreme. It was at that time I decided to have the bariatric sleeve gastrectomy. I had to delay the surgery until December of 2013, and as of December 2014 have lost 116 lb. I have 7 lb to go to goal. Although it's coming off slowly at this point, it is still coming off. I expect I will hit a balance just around my goal weight.

My reason for having the surgery rather than losing weight by traditional means was to prevent myself from regaining the weight. My food is calorie restricted by necessity, since I cannot eat much and what I do eat must be primarily protein. I must get in 60 grams of protein daily or I start losing my hair, among other nasty repercussions. That's okay with me. I've spent the good part of 45 years battling this disease, and am more than willing to give up many foods to achieve my goals. I feel better than I did in my 40s, and have lots of energy. I can stand for a long time without having to sit periodically. I've been starting to ride my bicycle again. And most importantly, I'm beginning to feel like I've rejoined the human race rather than hiding from it.

MsMightyPup's Weight History


last weighin: losing 9.1 lb a week Down
last weighin: losing 0.7 lb a week Down
last weighin: losing 1.0 lb a week Down
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MsMightyPup's Latest Photos

Surgery Dec 6, 2013. Picture on right Dec 2014.

Christmas 2012 and 2014....118 lb gone and size 8!
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MsMightyPup's Cookbook

cals: 244kcal | fat: 17.90g | carbs: 6.50g | prot: 14.56g
Chinese Egg Scramble
A different kind of eggs recipe for the Atkins diet.
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MsMightyPup's Latest Posts

Before and After, anyone?
Thank you everyone for such kind remarks. I spent decades looking at before/after pictures like this and never thought it would be possible for me. Yet here I am. If I can do it, you can too!
posted 14 Apr 2015, 19:20
Before and After, anyone?

Not bad for a 61-year-old grandma! Started in February of 2013 at 258 lb., reached goal in March of 2015 at 135 lb.
posted 12 Apr 2015, 16:11
Beginning weight was 258 lb in February of 2013. At the time I joined Fatsecret, I was 218. I've lost 123 lb in two years and now wear a perfect size 8 at 135 lb. I tell my daughter that I've lost her! LOL
posted 22 Mar 2015, 14:53
Before and after

Starting weight: 258. Currently at 142.6, goal is 135.

Very Happy
posted 14 Dec 2014, 22:31
Work Potluck
You are so right, Mummydee. I always determine beforehand what I will and will not eat before going, and take along a little snack (cheese stick, handful of nuts, etc) in case I am tempted beyond my decisionmaking. Stand far away from the buffet table and get involved in the games or with dancing. Keep a glass of water in your hand.
posted 26 Oct 2014, 13:08
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