Joined October 2010
Weight History

Start Weight
250.0 lb
Lost so far: 5.0 lb

Current Weight
245.0 lb
Performance: losing 0.1 lb a week

Goal Weight
140.0 lb
Still to go: 105.0 lb
I'm 46 years old. Born and raised in Southern California, I now live in Ocala, Florida. I have many titles, Daughter, Sister, Mom, Nonni & Turtle.

I'm so proud of my children. Linnea(26) she's married to Daniel and they have blessed me with my granddaughter Hayden(2yrs). Malori(24) is married to Tommie. They have given me two gifts, my grandsons Cole(5yrs) & Brady(almost 2yrs). Zechariah(16) is my baby. Being so much younger than his sisters, he's like a single child with 3 Moms. His passions are Motocross racing, texting and Play Station. And not necessarily in that order. :o)

Pete's my man. He and I are active in the U.S. Military Vets Motorcycle Club. So yeah.... I'm a Biker Chick. My nickname is "Turtle" because I'm always late. Pete says it's the only thing I need to change about myself.

I have furry babies.... Mercedes(Pomeranian), Rocky(Pomeranian) and Danger(black cat).

My kids are my world. My grandbabies are the sunshine in my world. My furry kids make life fun. Pete keeps my world spinning.

As for my weight.... well I've had asthma all my life. About 15 years ago I was on high doses of Prednisone for almost a year. I packed on 60 pounds. I have yo-yo'd with more weight ever since then with each bout of asthma requiring more courses of Prednisone. Thankfully my asthma has been very calm this past year and I have not required any steroids. Now here I am, 100+ pounds over weight. Breathing!!! But fat! I have not tried very hard to loose weight. My man loves me the way I am, which has made it easy to keep things this way. However, I'm not happy with myself. I want to buy clothes that don't have XX on them. I want to play with my grandkids. For years my asthma kept me from playing.... I don't want fat to take the rest of them. I want to be healthy!

So now I begin a new adventure! *smile*

MyThyme's Weight History

MyThyme's Latest Member Challenges

  Minimum Calories - 1200 for women, 1800 for men
status: Completed
ended: 01 Nov 10
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MyThyme's Cookbook

cals: 462kcal | fat: 14.34g | carbs: 74.84g | prot: 9.52g
Spanish Style Brown Rice
Spanish style rice made with brown rice, tomato and peppers, chicken broth or bouillon.
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MyThyme's Latest Posts

Confused about calorie counting?
Mallory, Smile that's my daughter's name only I spelled it Malori.

I completely understand your confusion about eating More Calories vs. Less Calories. Some people battle over-eating while others fight under-eating. I'm new to this myself. From reading "an00bis" & "k8yk" I think they have a wealth of knowledge and have great success stories.

For 13 years my weight has crept up. (from 150 pounds to 250 pounds) With each pound I gained the more aggravated I would become, so the less food I would eat. Over the years I would deprive myself not only treats and pleasures, but good food as well. Until I didn't even want food.

Crazy thing.... I love to cook and cook I did. I do! Like a gourmet! I have all the cookbooks, gadgets and gizmos. Even beautifully remodeled my kitchen. The Food Network channel is always on my television. BUT.... I completely lost my desire to eat. I have become a starving fat woman. For lack of a better term I think myself as a "Fat Anorexic!" With no appetite, hardly eating, yet I gained weight.

Feeling the cliché, "Sick and tired of being sick and tired." Desiring to become involved with "life" and wanting to wear clothes that are not from the Plus Size dept. Heck.... I want to swap clothes with my daughters! Not knowing what I was going to do or how until one of my Facebook friend made mention of this site. Literally like a slap to the back of my head (NCIS Gibbs style!) I knew from that moment on, my life was going to change. I am going to change!

I started to pick my sister's brain, she's a Personal Trainer / Nutritionist / Medical Massage-Physical Therapist. I've read bunches of webpages on the subjects and learned oodles from reading people's posts and journals on this site. Everything I read and learned is.... I have to EAT! The one thing I gave up when I started gaining weight.... FOOD! And the less I ate the more I gained.

Does this sound familiar to you at all??? It's crazy! LOL

It has not the easiest thing to change. I have literally had to force myself eat. I am counting calories so the counter makes it easier to know how much I have eaten. The first several days were the hardest. According to my RDI I thought I was supposed to eat the whole 2200 calories. It was horrible trying to accomplish that. Actually it was impossible. I have adjusted my RDI to 1800 and really don't pay attention to it right now. I'm learning to eat a minimum of 1100 calories.

Breakfast is the worst and can take me an hour. I start off with a Fat Free Light Yogurt. Later I eat oatmeal or a Whey Protein Smoothie. Actually, I don't eat meals. More like 6 or so snacks. (mini meals) I keep my food diary as honest as possible so I know I'm getting my calories. I am not working on proteins, fats, carbs %'s or ratios yet. Right now my goal is to teach myself to eat again. I try to eat healthy, but for me the 1100 calories are most important right now.

Another big change for myself is walking and using a Bowflex. Having had sever asthma all my life, I have never physically active. With years of low activity and poor nutrition, I found myself tired all the time, fighting to get my ass out of bed. Now.... I move! I set Daily Goals of some sort of movement or exercise I want to accomplish for the day. I hold myself accountable to Myself, My Journal, Food Diary and to my few FatSecret Buddies.

My new motto is:
I have to eat a minimum of 1100 calories.
I have to get out of bed and move no matter what.
I drink no less than 8 glasses of water.
And I believe fresh air & a bit of sunshine (not tanning) help fight low moods and makes me feel happier.

Now.... 2 weeks later I have lost 10 pounds. EATING!

I wish you luck & happiness Mallory!! You can do this!! If I can help.... let me know. Very Happy
posted 19 Oct 2010, 13:37
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