Joined September 2019
Weight History

Start Weight
194.0 lb
Lost so far: 31.3 lb

Current Weight
162.7 lb
Performance: losing 1.9 lb a week

Goal Weight
150.0 lb
Still to go: 12.7 lb
"We delight
in the beauty
of the butterfly,
but rarely
admit the changes
it has gone through
to achieve
that beauty."

-Maya Angelou

binkytexas's Weight History

binkytexas's Latest Member Challenges

  Daily Accountability 2020-#10
status: Completed
ended: 09 Mar 20
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  Daily Accountability 2020-#9
status: Completed
ended: 02 Mar 20
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Online now yohoyoh
last weighin: gaining 12.3 lb a week Up
Online now SherryeB
last weighin: steady Steady
Online now Mitch Gordon
last weighin: gaining 1.4 lb a week Up
Online now tahoebrun
last weighin: losing 0.1 lb a week Down

binkytexas's Cookbook

cals: 168kcal | fat: 5.13g | carbs: 11.56g | prot: 18.67g
Mini Meat Loaves
Cooking meatloaf in small portions cuts cooking time and keeps meat juicy.
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binkytexas's Latest Posts

Confusion on Soda
Paper, glad the weight loss kicked in!!!
I got my SodaStream for Christmas one year. I used to spend a lot of money on carbonated water drinks and the SodaStream was actually cheaper. You can buy the pricey flavorings to add. but I've tried various juices, lemon, and lime. I already like carbonated water and I'm not a Coke drinker, so I don't exactly have the same craving as you.

Have you tried Crystal Lite, Milo, or Wylers? They have low calorie powders you can add to a pitcher of water (or individual serving). My diabetic roommate drinks them daily.

Good luck on your journey. I'm still over here struggling with cream in my coffee. I'm logging in under my calorie count, so I can afford it now. Probablh going to have to tweak that later! Hot tea in the evenings is already a love of mine, but I feel strange having it in the morning.
posted 17 Sep 2019, 06:49
Old timers disease
The only thing that has ever worked for me is a homemade crudite' platter or veggie/fruit platter. To fight boredom, I try different things. It actually makes me hungrier for lunch. If my bloodwork has been good, I celebrate by putting some things on it that are "in moderation" items for dialysis patients (cleared by my dietitian), like olives or small portions of soft cheese like mozzarella. I'm used to counting phosphorus or potassium, now I'm transitioning to losing weight. I don't know what works for you, but whatever snack that you can keep out and handy. Just seeing it makes you want to eat it sometimes. Also, there are whey protein powders to make shakes. Just check with your dietitian to see what kind. I've tried it and it isn't a craving of mine, I prefer bars. Maybe drinking a snack would help???? Good luck. I'm pulling for you.
posted 14 Sep 2019, 13:17
Old timers disease
I'm also a kidney disease, ESRD dialysis patient at 48 years old. I go to early morning dialysis and find that I have NO hunger after dialysis. I feel you! I've been forcing myself to eat some form of protein (muffin tin scrambled egg, small steak, protein bar, etc). Otherwise, I end up snacking at 11 at night (also bad). Good luck! Keep trying new things that work. It's hard for people to understand how draining kidney disease is, and it's easy to get isolated due to a lessened activity level. I'm glad you have an interesting husband...anybody that repairs and lives on a boat is fantastic. Happy dieting, friend.
posted 14 Sep 2019, 12:26
How do I get fat without protein?
Just want to add a non Keto comment. As an ESRD dialysis patient with good blood results for 3 years, LOW protein levels are common for people on dialysis. My nephrologist and nurses are constantly telling me to EAT protein! I haven't had to have dialysis protein shakes in 2 1/2 years, but I can tell you that easily 50% of the patients at my center have to drink protein shakes daily. Keep in mind, this is NOT a low carb diet. Just a renal diet with protein supplements. Most people at my center have 15% or less kidney function, so this wouldn't apply to people that can safely do a Keto diet. Happy dieting friends!
posted 13 Sep 2019, 21:26
Confusion on Soda
I understand comfort drinking. Mine is coffee (decaf or regular) with cream. Sitting down and actually calculating how much fat and calories were in the cream helped me to see where so many of my daily calories were going. Next, I try to make myself have a substitution for my regular comfort drink. I'm trying hot tea, hot water with lemon, and just plain water.
My suggestion for you? Have you tried SodaStream? I used to drink tons of carbonated water, and SodaStream really helped. Maybe you could transition from soda flavors to fruit juice to fruit flavors. You still get that full feeling of the carbonation. I'm not using mine much right now, but I go through spurts where I want that fizzy filling feeling. Hope this helps.
posted 13 Sep 2019, 20:45
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