Joined March 2008
Weight History

Start Weight
229.3 lb
Lost so far: 26.5 lb

Current Weight
202.8 lb
Performance: losing 0.8 lb a week

Goal Weight
154.3 lb
Still to go: 48.5 lb
42yr South African female, wife to a supportive DH and mom to 3 boys aged 20, 9 and 6 years. My quest to be healthy has been a recent one~over the past three years I have lost over 80lbs, gained some back and I'm back on the wagon after a brief re-lapse. My turning point came when I was diagnosed diabetic, became insulin dependant during my last preganancy and developed pre-eclampsia which resulted in my son being born at 26 weeks, weighing in at 800g (1.7lbs) was bascially a do or die situation and I'm happy my mindset settled to enable me to begin a healthy lifestyle regime that's produced and is still producing quality of life for me and my's the sustaining that's the challenge and I'm hopeful that each passing day means a step closer to my goal and longevity.

Prava's Weight History


caged liberty
last weighin: gaining 1.3 lb a week Up
last weighin: losing 0.5 lb a week Down
last weighin: losing 0.1 lb a week Down
last weighin: losing 0.5 lb a week Down

Prava's Cookbook

cals: 370kcal | fat: 30.29g | carbs: 4.54g | prot: 18.95g
White Castle Hamburger Pie
A high fat and protein, low carb delectable pie suitable for a low carb lifestyle.
cals: 245kcal | fat: 5.86g | carbs: 39.86g | prot: 11.31g
Spicy Chickpea Chole
A spicy masala chickpea curry that fits into the GI diet.
cals: 468kcal | fat: 37.15g | carbs: 21.18g | prot: 17.87g
One Minute Flax Meal Muffin
A filling and versatile low carb muffin, ideal as a breakfast accompaniment.
cals: 260kcal | fat: 19.85g | carbs: 4.64g | prot: 16.19g
Mushroom and Spinach Quiche
A good veggie filler for low carb diets, served with a fresh green salad this dish goes a long way.
cals: 114kcal | fat: 8.18g | carbs: 5.23g | prot: 4.72g
Mock French Toast
A pancake looking Fench toast suitable for Atkins Induction and beyond.
cals: 117kcal | fat: 0.59g | carbs: 23.50g | prot: 6.59g
Lentil and Vegetable Soup
A variation to a bland low-calorie soup.
cals: 101kcal | fat: 5.58g | carbs: 3.94g | prot: 8.35g
Egg Drop Chicken Soup
A tasty, light yet filling soup that matches a low carb diet.
cals: 267kcal | fat: 18.68g | carbs: 3.75g | prot: 21.00g
Crustless Steak Mushroom and Cheese Quiche
A low carb quiche for a main meal or snack.
cals: 239kcal | fat: 17.28g | carbs: 2.94g | prot: 17.97g
Crustless Chicken and Mushroom Quiche
An Atkins diet induction friendly crustless quiche that's low in carbohydrates. Serve as a meal with a green salad or enjoy a slice as a low carb snack.
cals: 288kcal | fat: 23.30g | carbs: 5.21g | prot: 15.62g
Crustless Bacon Spinach and Mushroom Quiche
A low carb alternative to a scrumptious quiche.
cals: 365kcal | fat: 10.45g | carbs: 9.40g | prot: 57.00g
Crockpot Chicken
A mouthwatering spicy low carb slow cooker chicken and vegetables dish.
cals: 54kcal | fat: 5.21g | carbs: 0.65g | prot: 1.32g
Cream Cheese and Bacon Jalepeno Poppers
An even tempered low carb snack that's low in calories too.
cals: 646kcal | fat: 49.43g | carbs: 1.44g | prot: 47.04g
Chicken Hot Wings
A low carb snack that can be enjoyed as a main meal too.
cals: 170kcal | fat: 6.18g | carbs: 4.06g | prot: 23.40g
Chicken and Herb Salad
A refreshing chicken, herb and mayonnaise salad to serve with lettuce as a roll up or in a sandwich.
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Prava's Latest Posts

Caloric Deficit Eating
According to my BMR I should be consuming around 1600 calories which most days I am no where near. It has been suggested that maybe the scale doesn't move often is because that BMR level is not being fed? By being in deficit, you're actually doing your metabolism harm and metabolic repair then needs to be done. As caged liberty says, informed input on this would be good.
posted 13 May 2008, 03:58
Caloric Deficit Eating
Are any of you eating in caloric deficit, meaning 500 or more calories below your BMR levels?

Although this accelerates your weight loss, aren't you afraid of gaining back the weight doubly quick when you start increasing your calorie intake or will you comfortably continue to eat in caloric deficit?

A good site for checking out your calorie requirements based on your energy / exercise expending levels is A wealth of valuable information.
posted 12 May 2008, 13:03
Can you access your diet calendar?
YAY!Very Happy Very Happy finally!!!!
posted 04 May 2008, 10:27
Can you access your diet calendar?
I cannot access my diet calendar to record my meals.

Anyone else having the same?

posted 04 May 2008, 08:11
getting started
I successfully lost 40kgs from 2006-2007 and started steadily gaining again.Evil or Very Mad Dropped clothing size from a 46 to a 36 and I'll be damned if I'm going to go back there again.

Basically followed the low GI and low fat combo, which I pretty much devised on my own and for motivation joined Weigh Less (similar to WW).

Just started detoxing for a week yesterday and I intend to keep at it, as I certainly know the benefits of weightloss. I was previously diabetic and delivered two micro-premi babies during this time and that spurred me on to give my boys a chance of having their mom around for a longer time....

It's difficult, but achievable....
posted 03 Mar 2008, 00:15
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