Joined September 2010
Weight History

Start Weight
152.0 lb
Lost so far: 14.0 lb

Current Weight
166.0 lb
Performance: losing 0.5 lb a week

Goal Weight
136.0 lb
Still to go: 30.0 lb

bmr1's Weight History

bmr1's Latest Member Challenges

  Reduce Blood Pressure
status: Completed
ended: 24 Jul 17
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bmr1's Cookbook

cals: 216kcal | fat: 8.09g | carbs: 6.93g | prot: 27.58g
Greek Scampi
A delicious take on scampi with feta cheese.
cals: 51kcal | fat: 4.12g | carbs: 3.97g | prot: 0.70g
Tomatillo-Cilantro Salsa with Lime
Fresh spicy salsa that's good as a dip or added to chicken, pork or fish.
cals: 94kcal | fat: 5.96g | carbs: 10.29g | prot: 2.72g
Baba Ghanouj
Delicious Middle Eastern eggplant dip.
cals: 238kcal | fat: 8.38g | carbs: 35.08g | prot: 8.31g
Curried Chickpeas and Spinach
Great vegetarian dish, serve with rice.
cals: 264kcal | fat: 10.52g | carbs: 34.03g | prot: 12.01g
Tomato and Red Lentil Soup
A lovely hearty tomato and red lentil soup that the whole family can enjoy.
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bmr1's Latest Posts

Type 2 Diabetes
After many years with an A1C of 5.7 my HMO recorded that I was pre-diabetic. That was enough to spur me into action. I improved my diet...restricting calories from “white” carbs but adding whole grains on a daily basis, foods high in potassium, magnesium and calcium (mostly fruits and vegetables)’ eliminating processed foods, and regularly taking my vitamins and supplements (folic acid, Vitamins D, B12, calcium, fish oil and multi vitamin). In addition I added regular walking and yoga plus gardening and yard work. Not only did my A1C drop to 5.3, but my blood pressure dropped to less than 120/80 and
I have lost a small amount of weight. I try to limit my carbs to 150 and get the fiber close to 30, nd eat fruits and vegetables at every meal.
posted 16 May 2018, 08:59
I did WW online last month, ending sat and like you, quit because of the expense. I lost 2 1/2 pounds over the month, but that was understandable because July is a big holiday and party month for us. I ended up dining out on 3 different occasions, plus ordered takeout a couple of times, and went to 4 different parties. Those situations are always tough on a diet so I think I did OK overall.

I am going forward on my own. Did find a formula for points online and several websites with recipes displaying smart points. If you care to share any other info, I'd love to have it. If I thought I could lose 29 pounds in a year I think I'd spend the $240.
posted 25 Jul 2016, 04:30
smart points calculation
Has anyone tried the new Weight Watchers using Smart Points?
Don't want to sign up until I can see if it is do-able.
I know there is an emphasis on steering people toward healthier choices and that the point values are based mainly on calories, with point values increased for foods with higher amounts of sugar and saturated fats, but a reduction for foods higher in protein. I've also heard that fruits and vegetables are free (except of course for corn, peas, yams, potatoes).
But it still looks like a very low calorie diet, roughly 1200 calories per day plus some additional points based on age, gender, height, and activity - I lose badly on the first 3. Does anyone know how the goal points are determined?
posted 19 Jun 2016, 10:00
low calorie restaurant lunches?
If they have turkey or roast beef or grilled chicken sandwiches or anything that's not already mixed with dressings such as mayonnaise, have that but with no dressing or bread. Ask if you can substitute steamed vegetables or cottage cheese for the french fries.
Alternative is vegetable or bean soups - no cream soups (but sodium may be high). Get 2 bowls and pass on the bread.
If they are still serving breakfast have a vegetable omelet -no cheese- with fruit. Hold the fried potatoes.
Ask if they have a "low fat" "low carb" or "diet" plate.

I just got back from a mini vacation and restaurants are impossible. I tried to talk my sisters into an organic restaurant but they balked. I'm going to start asking for changes all the time now. I used to go for 'big value' meals and always took 1/2 the meal home...I finally realized that that often ended up being 2 high fat, high carb meals, instead of just one.

If we don't demand healthy meals we're never going to get them.
posted 03 May 2016, 05:13
Nutrisystem alternative ... whole foods approach
Thanks for all the feedback! I don't intend to buy or eat these products, just to use the plan as a guide. I noticed that the individual "meals" they sell are very low in calories and quite skewed toward cheap carbs. What I want to do is to create individual meals for myself, similar in calories, but with a bit more protein and fiber, then add their recommended servings of vegetables, "powerfuels"- protein rich additions, and their suggested "smartcarbs" - fruits and grains with some fiber. I like to have some structure and can easily plan out the meals using all the tools right on this website. Don't want to fall back to my old routines.
posted 23 Apr 2016, 18:25
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