Joined April 2010
Weight History

Start Weight
215.0 lb
Lost so far: 1.0 lb

Current Weight
214.0 lb
Performance: gaining 0.1 lb a week

Goal Weight
145.0 lb
Still to go: 69.0 lb
I'm 40, married 20+ years with 2 sons and a daughter-in-love. I love chocolate, caramel, and coffee (preferably together), reading, music, walking, crocheting, and living in Texas.

My long term goal is to lose 70 pounds and live a healthier, more active life. I'm not into fad diets as I know they don't work for me. I have to make a conscious effort to change my eating and exercise habits or any weight loss I achieve won't last. I have support through work and my friends, but I don't think anyone making major lifestyle changes can ever have too much support or accountability.

I'm allergic to soy, beef, and wheat, which makes almost all diet-related supplements and/or replacement options not an option for me. Believe me, unless you have a soy allergy you have NO IDEA how much of it is in everything we eat. One positive thing about being allergic to wheat is that although I haven't completely cut out pasta, bread, or sweets, I've drastically cut back. Now I stop and think about whether -insert forbidden food here- is really worth being sick over later. Usually it's not. :)

In addition to the allergies, I'm also a rather picky eater. I don't eat seafood, pork, mushrooms, and yogurt, and I won't eat anything deemed "weird", "gross", or "unidentifiable". I am working to be less picky, but it's proving to be harder than giving up my pasta.

I'm looking forward to making some great new friends on this site over the months/years to come.

bobbeym's Weight History

bobbeym's Latest Member Challenges

  40lb drop during this summer boot camp!
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  The Big 10
status: Completed
ended: 13 May 10
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bobbeym's Cookbook

cals: 292kcal | fat: 0.24g | carbs: 56.24g | prot: 16.43g
Raspberry Mango Smoothie
A sweet smoothie for breakfast or dessert.
cals: 164kcal | fat: 6.75g | carbs: 26.31g | prot: 1.06g
Honey & Olive Oil Glazed Slow Cooker Carrots
Tender carrots glazed with real olive oil and honey and slow cooked to perfection.
cals: 202kcal | fat: 3.62g | carbs: 43.37g | prot: 3.65g
Roasted Garlic & Butternut Squash Soup
Sweet, savory and very yummy soup.
cals: 48kcal | fat: 0.27g | carbs: 9.40g | prot: 2.57g
Peach Souffle
A light, practically fat free heavenly dessert.
cals: 38kcal | fat: 0.22g | carbs: 8.80g | prot: 0.95g
Carrot Soup
A low calorie vegan soup that is hearty and delicious.
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bobbeym's Latest Posts

Eating and Exercising Late
I have a "normal" but busy schedule. I'm generally up around 530a to get us all ready for the day and don't get back home from work until 5p. Dinner, chores, homework, church, and school functions keep us steadily busy until 8-9p.

I was concerned about exercising that late because of how "bad for you" I've heard that it was, but I've found that it works best for me. Even if I don't finish up until after 9p, a hot shower and some time with my bible or a devotional book (and this site, LOL) and I'm ready for bed. I guess in a way it's good because I'm actually going to sleep much earlier than I used to when I wasn't exercising at night. Smile

I'd say do what feels right for you. If you can exercise after you get home from work and still get enough sleep that you're not dragging all day, then go for it.
posted 13 Apr 2010, 21:20
Picky eater tips anyone?
I'm right there with ya, Suzijks!

I refuse to eat any kind of fish/seafood product-not even canned tuna, and cottage cheese/yogurt make me gag. (Still haven't figured out if frozen yogurt is healthy or not but I hope so b/c I love that stuff. LOL) I do love salads and veggies, but only the general basics. My kids actually like more veggies than I do.

I'm trying to learn to slowly force myself to try new things and not automatically assume I don't like something I've never had before. I think maybe I had raw zucchini the other day, but I'm not certain that's what it was. It looked like cucumber sticks but it sure didn't taste like cucumber (which I like). It was kinda bland whatever it was, but I liked it.
posted 11 Apr 2010, 21:40
Dieting with food allergies?
Hey everyone. I'm looking for other folks that have food allergies.

I found out 4 years ago that I was allergic to soy, wheat, and beef. I check ingredient labels and don't even eat out at new places without finding out what they put in their foods first.

I haven't cut out wheat products as I haven't yet found a decent replacement. I've tried rice pasta (never found the secret to successfully cooking it) and bread but it's not the same. Mostly I've just cut back on these items and try very hard not to overindulge in pasta, bread, or baked goods. Still looking for a good recipe for a wheat-less oat or potato bread.

Beef is reserved for a special occasion steak or a trip to Whataburger every now and then. I mostly eat chicken and turkey instead.

Soy protein is avoided at all times, and soy flour is not far behind. I've found that things with soybean oil and soy lechithin don't bother me, with exception to salad dressings made with cold-pressed oil so I don't use those brands. I've had a couple close calls because of soy and I'd rather not visit the ER.
posted 10 Apr 2010, 17:47
Looking for a Full Time Working Mother for a Buddy
Hi everyone! I'm Bobbey, I'm a 36yo working mom with 2 boys, 16 and (almost) 12. I'd love to have more buddies to talk to every day. It's so hard to find time to take of myself with everything else that has to be done every day.

I'll be adding everyone else since no one seems to mind. Accountability and motivation are keys to success!
posted 10 Apr 2010, 17:24
DANGER!! Don't believe everything you read, even if it SOUNDS like science.
Great post Kate!!

I agree that society has brainwashed all of us into thinking that skinny 0 is healthy when for most of us it isn't. I heard the other day that approximately 80% of adult women in the US are now size 14 or larger. Although I don't remember the source of that statistic, I believe it's fairly close to accurate. If the media would start focusing on just having a healthy body shape/weight, we'd all be much better off!

Arizonaprincess, I'm glad you're making the effort to show your girls how to be happy and healthy. I see too many parents that don't do that. Sad

My boys are one of my incentives for getting healthy. I want to be able to be fit enough to do activities with them, but I also want them to aspire to find wives that are healthy and fit and happy with themselves in whatever shape God made them to be in.

I know I will never be a 0; heck, I'll never be an 8 again. Having kids changed all that. I'll be thrilled if I can get down to a 12, although I think a low 14 is probably more realistic. Now I just need to stop letting other people impact my priorities and make it a new habit to exercise daily, with or without family support.
posted 10 Apr 2010, 13:29
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