Joined April 2009
Weight History

Start Weight
183.0 lb
Lost so far: 15.0 lb

Current Weight
168.0 lb
Performance: gaining 2.6 lb a week

Goal Weight
125.0 lb
Still to go: 43.0 lb
My goal is to weigh 125 or so, and to build up some muscle with strength training too. I am female, 5 feet 3 -1/2 inches tall. I want to be in great shape for the rest of my life.

Joined a gym and work out with a friend twice a week, also do contradancing which is a lot like square dancing two or three times a week.

I am single. I have two grown daughters who I see all the time, too much for their taste sometimes!

Good luck everybody!

Update June 2018: found my scale that measures body fat percentage. As of June 2018, weight is 164 with BF 34.4%. These numbers indicate to me that non-fat mass is 108 and assuming no muscle loss, goal numbers would be weight = 144 with BF 25% hips 44.5
August 2018: 162 with BF 33.4, hips 42.5

abbadabba's Weight History

abbadabba's Latest Member Challenges

  Lose 20 lbs in 12 weeks challenge
status: In Progress
currently: Week 11 of 12
end date: Monday 29 Oct 18
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  New Year 1250 Calorie Challenge
status: Completed
ended: 15 Jan 17
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abbadabba's Cookbook

cals: 78kcal | fat: 6.64g | carbs: 2.15g | prot: 2.55g
Almond Pancakes
Low carb flourless almond pancakes.
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abbadabba's Latest Posts

Export data to Excel?
on the full website there is the option to download the food data to excel.
posted 28 Sep 2018, 10:33
Why Overweight when calories in are less than calories used?
Two questions that I always ask: do you have a food scale to measure how much you eat? Are you tracking everything? I sometimes completely forget to log things that add up over time. How are you measuring the calories out? This site is notorious for miscalculating the output (calories burned). So you have to be honest with yourself and then find a couple of different ways to measure how many calories you burn per day or at least one really reliable one, like a myzone heart rate monitor or an advanced fitbit. I cut out bread as much as I can and also add vegetables to fill me up. Good luck, it seems like an art more than a science but the math works if you are really working it!
posted 15 Sep 2018, 21:23
Toning up the belly
The only way to lose belly fat is to lose weight overall. You can build the muscle underneath the fat but there is no way to spot lose.
posted 08 Sep 2018, 17:27
How can I make my journal public without having my meals public?
I don't think you can separate them. You can try starting a thread on a topic which would be public and keep journal and food private. Some people will check what you are eating or logging for exercise if you have a problem meeting your goal so that helps sometimes.
posted 07 Sep 2018, 09:53
It's better if it is mixed with something in a recipe but for vanilla maple stonyfield is a good taste and consistency
posted 03 Sep 2018, 23:00
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16 October 2018

I hate when I bite into a petit four and it's the most amazing cake I have ever eaten. Luckily it is tiny and I logged them.
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16 October 2018

Oh, no. This is what happens when I eat everything I can get my hands on and don't log and skip exercising. Dang.
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