Joined April 2009
Weight History

Start Weight
209.8 lb
Lost so far: 2.2 lb

Current Weight
207.6 lb
Performance: gaining 0.8 lb a week

Goal Weight
125.0 lb
Still to go: 82.6 lb
36 yrs old. No kids. No man. I have gotten my weight down twice before, both times below 130. I think unhappiness was a big motivator both times. This time, I want to do this for me. REALLY hoping to get my weight down and if I can put away approx. $25 per week than I can afford to go on a trip to the Dominican Republic next year. What a great event that would be - to travel down south and look good in a bikini while I am there! Crossing my fingers and REALLY hoping I stick this out!!!!!!!

...update...I did get my weight down, and I did go to CUBA!!!...I ALSO found myself a very wonderful, wonderful, wonderful man (here at home, not in Cuba). My wonderful man has two really great kids. Such good stuff...unfortunately I gained back almost 40 pounds in the last year of "dating." So I am back "on the saddle" again. Could there be a wedding in my future? Better exercise as if there is! Work hard Gillian! You can do it!!!

...another is now 2017, I have been married to that wonderful man for almost six years now and loving it! Marriage piled on the pounds, for both of us. Started doing what is called, "the Daniel Plan" this spring and so far I have lost 32 pounds. Basically I am learning to cook again. Back to whole foods and steering away from processed things. We own a small farm now with a great swimming river. I don't swim too much, busy keeping our home organized and running smoothly with foster children. I did go swimming last night though and I often walk in the mornings. I LOVE the morning air. So here is too another good effort toward the body I want. I really hope I don't give up on myself.

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NewDater's Cookbook

cals: 48kcal | fat: 0.42g | carbs: 10.46g | prot: 0.86g
Carrot Cake Sliders
Deliciously moist mini carrot cupcakes with so little oil that no one will believe they are low fat.
cals: 66kcal | fat: 1.99g | carbs: 5.22g | prot: 6.56g
Breakfast Tarts
Cute, healthy and fairly quick way to make little breakfast tarts.
cals: 201kcal | fat: 7.42g | carbs: 21.72g | prot: 18.49g
Almond & Oat Bran Pancakes
Pancakes with plenty of fiber and flavor that will stick with you all morning.
cals: 87kcal | fat: 1.35g | carbs: 16.61g | prot: 5.71g
Sweet & Sour Cauliflower Salad
A great tasting cauliflower salad, with parsley, tomatoes, lemon and yogurt.
cals: 92kcal | fat: 1.13g | carbs: 10.47g | prot: 10.69g
Chicken Salsa Soup
Chicken breast with salsa and veggies make a highly appetizing soup.
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NewDater's Latest Posts

Plateau talk
I have struggled with the same problem - obsessing (somewhat) over my little plateaus. I came to a disturbing discovery and it may not be the same for you. I found that because I was trying so hard about not taking in too many calories, that my problems became opposite to my goal. I did not gain weight, but neither did I lose it as fast as I thought I should for all my effort! Here is the thing (and again, I don't know if you are the same), my iron was WAY too low - to the point where I was lathargic and "like a sleepy lump." My mother told me if you are not getting enough iron, your..."indoor plumbing" for lack of a better term does not work properly. I do eat spinach, I love them in salads, but sure enough, I went almost a whole week without a whole lot of "movement." I started taking multi-vitemins and the plumbing problem improved. The scale is a little kinder now and I feel a lot better. They also say you need to get some of the "right kind of fats" in order for your plumbing to really work well and then there are all of those probiotics and prebiotics. It is such a complex science sometimes and I find it frustrating.

Again, I don't know if you can relate to any of this, but I have been wanting to share it with someone for a while now. So not right when we are working so hard and our bodies are holding on to everything way to tightly and NOT LETTING GO!

Hope this helps you out a little bit, or someone. Smile
posted 18 Jun 2009, 13:39
Carbs, protein, fat
If you are doing hard workouts, I know that I saw 40 protein/40 carbs/20 fat on the P90X video workouts. They are pretty hardcore. Don't know if it is the same for average Joes - or Janes.
posted 29 Apr 2009, 19:04
To coffee or not too coffee
I'm interested in hearing opinions on how drinking coffee affects my diet. I realize there all kinds of chemical reasons as to why we should NOT drink coffee...but does drinking it have ANY kind of adverse affect on my shrinking success? I heard once that models drink coffee to curb their appetite, but some things that seem "good" may actually be doing more harm than good.

I myself have been doing so very well with my diet commitment, I thought it would be great to hear some opinions on the subject.

posted 22 Apr 2009, 12:26
Net Calories Burned
After you subtract the caloric intake from the calories burned many "burned" calories do people generally shoot for? What is your goal?
posted 21 Apr 2009, 11:29
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