Joined April 2009
Weight History

Start Weight
198.0 lb
Lost so far: 35.4 lb

Current Weight
162.6 lb
Performance: losing 2.8 lb a week

Goal Weight
140.0 lb
Still to go: 22.6 lb
Update: I have now gotten married and have two beautiful children :) For some reason being married caused me to gain weight, and then having two kids back to back really took a toll on my body. Now I am trying to work my way back into forming good eating habits. I figure it doesn't make sense for me to be eating things that I would not feed my children! Also trying to find my way back into the gym after a three year hiatus. Just a matter of finding the time.

Here we go!!!


Throughout my youth I was always chubby. I was called names like Big and Butterball, and people always teased me about my weight. They were still friendly towards me, but it hurt that they had to remind me that I was heavier than everyone else. Then in college I unconsciously made some lifestyle changes (ex: walking to class, drinking more water b/c it was free) and the weight just began to melt off! I was pleasantly surprised, and even began to encourage the weight loss by going on slim fast and working out every now and then. I have really slimmed down and even look somewhat toned.

So my story sounds great, right? Well, now I am afraid of gaining the weight back. I am afraid that if I eat just too much, or if I don't work out a certain number of days, the weight will come back. People who smiled upon me and were proud of my weightloss will comment that I have gained back some of the pudge. I will let myself down.

So that is why I am on here. Plus, I love to eat and I have never really learned portion control. So I am hoping that entering everything that goes into my mouth on this site will help me regulate that. I still work out pretty regularly, so my exercise habits are not what need to change.

Food tastes too good! Why can't cupcakes be healthy?

astraea82's Weight History

astraea82's Latest Member Challenges

  Weight Loss over Xmas
status: Completed
ended: 06 Jan 12
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  No Gain in December
status: Completed
ended: 02 Jan 12
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Chef Martin
last weighin: steady Steady
last weighin: gaining 0.7 lb a week Up
last weighin: steady Steady
last weighin: losing 6.4 lb a week Down

astraea82's Cookbook

cals: 302kcal | fat: 7.02g | carbs: 36.11g | prot: 25.26g
A healthy take on a classic Greek casserole
cals: 182kcal | fat: 4.65g | carbs: 14.81g | prot: 20.19g
Lean Beef Chili with Beans
Beef chili packed with fiber and protein that's perfect for warming you up on a cold night.
cals: 135kcal | fat: 7.43g | carbs: 16.33g | prot: 3.24g
Roasted Tomato Basil Soup
An easy, healthy and very tasty tomato soup made from fresh ingredients.
cals: 272kcal | fat: 14.56g | carbs: 3.07g | prot: 30.93g
Summer Shrimp
A quick and easy shrimp dish that's light and delicious.
cals: 454kcal | fat: 19.44g | carbs: 14.61g | prot: 57.27g
Spicy Beef, Broccoli and Snow Pea Stir Fry
A real stir fry recipe favorite that's sure to please.
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astraea82's Latest Posts

hamburger advertisement removal
Ha ha, I am fine with the hamburger, but a lot of times I get the groupon advertisement with a HUGE sundae on the side. Thanks for inducing cravings groupon!
posted 06 Apr 2011, 14:10
Low Carb Whey Protein?
I get the cookies and cream amplified whey protein from GNC. It's not too bad, but I usually mix a few strawberries in with it for the taste. It has 7g of carbs per serving.
posted 24 Mar 2011, 14:16
Eating before bed exposed
I think if anything your body just doesn't digest the food as quickly overnight. So in the morning when you wake up you might be heavier than if you had eaten all your calories earlier on in the day.

However, if you have rationed your calories throughout the day so that you can still have some before you go to bed at night, then you should not see a detrimental effect of eating at night!

What is bad is bingeing at night on late night snacks like pretzels and ice cream!
posted 18 Mar 2011, 13:41
Confession Time...what's your secret?!?!?!?
My secret is that I have ALWAYS been the chubby one in the family. So when I lost the weight in college, everyone gave me compliments. Now I am scared of gaining it back.

I am also extremely afraid of being one of those anonymous pudgy bodies they use on the news whenever they have some new health breakthrough. That frightens the heck out of me!
posted 17 Mar 2011, 17:32
starting my exercise 03/15/2011
Zumba is a fun cardio dance type class! Mostly to latin-like rhythms. But it can vary depending on the instructor, so if you don't like one class try it with someone else! And congrats on the weight loss bmartinez!
posted 15 Mar 2011, 19:46
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