Joined March 2011
Weight History

Start Weight
207.8 lb
Lost so far: 8.2 lb

Current Weight
199.6 lb
Performance: losing 8.4 lb a week

Goal Weight
145.0 lb
Still to go: 54.6 lb
I am a 34 yr old student, mom, & wife. I have began some new things in my life some I have chose to do on my own the others I don't have a choice. My choice is going back to school, my don't have a choice is that I'm having to change the way I eat & the way I live my life. I am from the South and while I love where I come from it is not the healthiest lifestyle. I was raised to be a southern cook but that southern cooking is biting me in the butt. I am too young to have the issues I am having. My blood pressure is going up and down, my cholestrol is up, and my weight well, lets just I'm not pleased to say the least. If I am like this at 34 I am scared to think of what I'm going to being like at 68. So I have changed how I eat and add exercise and I hope my changes pay off. They have some because within the last few I have lost 23lbs. It's not my ultimate goal but it's a start!

1st mini goal: 199lbs, 06-12-2011
1st major goal: 175lbs, 10-10-2011
2nd mini goal: 160lbs
Final major goal: Still undecided:)

Wow what can I say? It's been a long, hard but awesome journey!!! Instead changing my first bio entry I am just going to keep it as a reminder of where I started. Since March of this year I have lost a whopping 83lbs! I have never lost this much weight and it is taking some getting use to but I am loving it more every day. To anyone who reads this and is where I started, believe that you can do this as well because me, a past yo-yo dieter, can actually achieve this anyone can! I still have bad days but the good days are the ones that are more frequent now. I'm still not sure exactly where I want to stop officially and begin just maintaining. I am going to take that in strides and go with how I feel about myself. I know where my doctor wants me but this is also about me being happy with me and that is something very importatnt that I have had to learn.

Tamielyn's Weight History

Tamielyn's Latest Member Challenges

  Still Lose during the Holidays!!
status: Completed
ended: 02 Jan 12
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  Lose 10 lbs by Halloween & Get ready for holidays!
status: Completed
ended: 25 Oct 11
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last weighin: steady Steady
last weighin: gaining 0.1 lb a week Up
last weighin: losing 4.5 lb a week Down
last weighin: losing 1.3 lb a week Down

Tamielyn's Cookbook

cals: 251kcal | fat: 9.66g | carbs: 31.60g | prot: 7.70g
Vegetable Stir Fry with Brown Rice
A quick and tasty veggie stir fry that will remind you of your favorite Chinese restaurant.
cals: 90kcal | fat: 2.20g | carbs: 17.29g | prot: 3.33g
French Ratatouille
An incredibly hearty low-calorie vegetable stew that's great alone, on whole wheat pasta or folded into an omelet.
cals: 294kcal | fat: 19.17g | carbs: 29.93g | prot: 5.24g
No Flour Chocolate Cake
A gluten free and very chocolatey, decadent cake.
cals: 172kcal | fat: 6.75g | carbs: 1.58g | prot: 24.96g
Slow Cooker Lemon Garlic Chicken
A wonderful fix and forget recipe.
cals: 81kcal | fat: 4.67g | carbs: 8.28g | prot: 1.58g
Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies
Delicious gluten and dairy free cookies that are also high in fiber and protein and low in carbs.
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Tamielyn's Latest Posts

I need some ideas please.
I am doing really good at losing weight but what I can't seem to get rid of is the flab! I just got a home gym added in my house so I hope that works but I am wondering if anyone has any ideas of their own that worked. My main area is my belly. I know I probably won't ever have a wash board stomach, and I'm ok with that, but I do want it to flatten out and tone up more than what it is. The second area that needs work is what I call my bat wings. You know the area under your arms that waves when you wave Laughing I still have a good bit more weight to go so to the ones who have lost weight, will this go down as I lose more weight or is there something that I can do to work on this? I look forward to any suggestions that might work.
posted 10 May 2011, 10:16
Food allergies, especially onion
How about a shallot? Would that be too much for him? If not that might be a suggestion because to me they are not as strong but with his allergies it might. Hope you find something that you can useSmile
posted 19 Mar 2011, 11:26
Goal Number 2 - 349 pounds, 183 pounds lost, 10 months.
That is awesome & inspirational!!! It gives me hope and courage to push myself to reach my goal. Great Job!!!!
posted 17 Mar 2011, 20:07
New around here
Thanks for the replies! With the changes that I have made personally and the help with the calorie counter I feel like I am on the right path. I have to say that I love some of the recipes on here but the only thing is on some of them, it's hard to tell what the serving size.
posted 08 Mar 2011, 18:45
New around here
I just began this a few days ago and I wanted to ask anyone who has been here a while if the calorie counter is really that accurate. I hope it is because I have started something new and positive for myself and this helps make things a little easier to keep up with.

posted 06 Mar 2011, 12:47
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