Joined September 2011
Weight History

Start Weight
220.0 lb
Lost so far: 7.5 lb

Current Weight
212.5 lb
Performance: losing 10.5 lb a week

Goal Weight
185.0 lb
Still to go: 27.5 lb
My name is Teresa, though most call me T. I'm 41 years old and married to the love of my life, who is also my best friend. We have no children, at least not the human variety.

I have been classified as "border line" diabetic. Not sure what else to write, I love to read and I do a little cross-stitching as well as crocheting. I would love to learn to paint.

TJSloan's Weight History

TJSloan's Latest Member Challenges

  7lbs off in month of April
status: Completed
ended: 06 May 13
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  4 Weeks of DairyFarmersWife Madness
status: Completed
ended: 29 Apr 13
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last weighin: losing 0.5 lb a week Down
last weighin: steady Steady
last weighin: losing 1.1 lb a week Down
last weighin: steady Steady

TJSloan's Cookbook

cals: 279kcal | fat: 20.90g | carbs: 7.51g | prot: 15.65g
Sausage & Sweet Potato Breakfast Frittata
A mix of sweet and savory flavors in this utterly satisfying breakfast dish.
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TJSloan's Latest Posts

Does exercise really matter, as long as I eat well?
I thought it was a really interesting article. And I agree, exercise matters to look good once you've lost the weight. But I also know, that I've lost weight, we're looking at 20 pounds since 3/28/13 and I haven't done any exercising. I do plan to start exercising once I reach my next weight goal, nothing major, just walking or maybe some ab work.

Like I said, I thought it was an interesting read, and I wanted to see how other people responded to the article as well. Thank you to all who responded.
posted 08 Aug 2013, 13:02
Does exercise really matter, as long as I eat well?
This is an article I found in a magazine that I subscribe to, by Dr. Neal D. Barnard, MD. The magazine is Vegetarian Times September 2013, or you can go here to read the article:

“Question: I really do not like exercising. Does exercise matter, as long as I eat well?

Answer: It depends. If your goal is weight loss, then exercise probably isn’t the answer. The fact is, exercise has a much more modest effect on your weight than you might imagine. Don’t believe it? Try this little test: go to the gym, hop on a treadmill, and run flat-out for a mile. Then, as you wipe your brow, push the little button that tells how many calories you’ve burned. It turns out to be only about 100. That’s less than half the calories in a 20-ounce soda. A more serious workout will burn more calories, but your appetite will tend to compensate for your exercise, so you’ll find yourself eating more.

Researchers have found that a lack of exercise has played almost no role in the obesity epidemic. Yes, we are not as physically active as we might be, but the changes in physical activity over time have been much too small to account for expanding waistlines. The obesity epidemic has been fueled by food, not sloth.

My research team tested the effect of a plant-based diet alone-without exercise-for people who needed to lose weight and found that the pounds dropped off even in sedentary people. So while exercise does burn calories and theoretically ought to help with weight loss, the truth is that your plate matters a lot more than your sneakers.

Having said all that, don’t cancel your gym membership. Exercise has many benefits. For one, it boosts HDL (ie: “good”) cholesterol and reduces tryglycerides, and the effect is beg enough that your doctor will likely see the difference on your next cholesterol test. Exercise is crucial for strong bones too. At every stage of life, from childhood through old age, weight-bearing exercise gives your bones a reason to live. Exercise also helps you sleep better and feel more emotionally stable.

What may be most exciting is the effect of physical activity on the brain. Researchers from four universities collaborated on a study that asked a group of seniors to take a brisk walk three times a week, and over time, this practice noticeably improved their performance on memory tests and even increased the size of the brain structures involved in memory. You might like to know that the exercise program was designed with the sedentary in mind. The seniors started with just a brisk 10-minute walk, three times a week for the first week, then added five minutes each week: the walks were 15 minutes the second week, 20 minutes the third week and so on until the participants were walking 40 minutes three times a week. Additional studies show that over the long run, exercisers are much less likely to develop serious memory problems that plague so many people.”

So, what are your thoughts?
posted 07 Aug 2013, 15:55
Apparently there is a new product or products out there by a company called Nutrie. The products are Skinne; Fuel; and Energe. It's supposed to be diabetic friendly, help you lose weight and give you energy. I've tried to do some research on it, but everything I click on to read is somehow related or linked to the company itself. Therefore, all I've found is good reviews and no bad reviews. I'm just curious as to whether or not anyone else has heard of these products or (more importantly) tried these products and what your thoughts are.
posted 24 May 2013, 08:57
HELP! My Dad is trying HCG and I need to talk him out of it
Men need a minimum of 1400 calories daily just for normal day to day body functions. A dietician or nutritionist would be a good person for him to talk to, or maybe see a different doctor of a second opinion. 800 (or whatever is below the minimum requirements) is ok for a few days, but it's not sustainable, our bodies are not made to work that way.
posted 16 Apr 2013, 15:07
suggested calorie intake
According to our Nutrition Instructor, Daily intake for women is 1200 with a sedate lifestyle and 1400 for men with a sedate lifestyle, daily. That's just the calories your body needs/burns to maintain its daily functions. You can survive for a while on less calories, but not indefinitely. On average, most people who consume up to 1500 calories a day, with no exercise, if it's healthy choices, the weight should be coming off at around 1-2 pounds per week.
posted 11 Apr 2013, 12:04
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