Joined February 2007
Weight History

Start Weight
185.0 lb
Lost so far: 27.4 lb

Current Weight
157.6 lb
Performance: gaining 0.1 lb a week

Goal Weight
150.0 lb
Still to go: 7.6 lb
Just turned 27 years old. I'm 5'9". Some say that I don't need to lose weight but I've learned how to hide it with clothes. My BMI says I'm overweight. My clothes agree with my BMI. My energy level also tells me otherwise. I was never skinny so I don't expect to be. I want to be fit, comfortable with my body and energized. I know that with age, your body changes, you gain weight in places you never have, you gain weight quicker. Everything changes. This process has started for me in the last 2 years. I always had a pretty decent stomach and now its completely gone. A tire seems to have settled in exchange. I have to learn a new way of life and eating. My view of food and why I eat needs to change. Exercise needs to be part of my daily routine.

My 5 year wedding anniversary is coming up in october (2009). So my goal is to be at a happy and healthy weight. If that means 155lbs, not 135 lbs then that's find with me. The scale is not what is important to me.

So here's to the bumpy journey to health and fitness. Looking forward letting these extra pounds bite the dust.

my weightloss journey starts now...
updated April 17th, 2009

br_oss's Weight History

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br_oss's Cookbook

cals: 364kcal | fat: 5.73g | carbs: 52.82g | prot: 27.91g
Spilt Pea Soup with Ham & Vegetables
A great healthy version of split pea soup.
cals: 292kcal | fat: 22.66g | carbs: 21.20g | prot: 5.50g
Tomato Basil Soup
Skip the can and make this tasty homemade tomato basil soup.
cals: 92kcal | fat: 1.13g | carbs: 10.47g | prot: 10.69g
Chicken Salsa Soup
Chicken breast with salsa and veggies make a highly appetizing soup.
cals: 277kcal | fat: 8.94g | carbs: 8.32g | prot: 38.69g
Bruschetta Chicken Bake
Hearty and tasty chicken bake that makes for a pleasing easy dinner.
cals: 131kcal | fat: 10.35g | carbs: 8.98g | prot: 2.55g
Caramelized Brussels Sprouts
Brussel sprout haters will be sure to change their mind after enjoying this fantastic dish.
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br_oss's Latest Posts

Snack Suggestions
thanks for the hummus idea. did that today. delish!!!
posted 12 May 2009, 15:50
Workout DVDs that don't bother the neighbors below :)
I live in an apartment on the second floor. So I'm looking for any suggestions for a good workout dvd that doesn't require jumping or running... Because the neighbors won't apprectiate it Laughing

posted 04 May 2009, 13:29
Belly Dancing workout?
I've heard that belly dancing workouts are awesome to trim your middle. Anybody here do it? Did you see good results? What dvd do you recommend?
posted 04 May 2009, 13:26
I know exactly how you feel. I was on a drastic low-carb for 3 months, I lost over 35lbs. BUT it was the most miserable 3 months of my life. I was on a constant emotional rollercoster. It was terrible. I'm surprised my dh is still alive. The constant emotional turmoil far outweighed the joy of losing 35lbs. The proof is: I gained it all back once I stopped. I gained it back but I was emotionally a lot happier. I that point all I could think was: who cares if I'm gaining weight, at least I'm happy.

I suggest sticking to it for another week, if you're still feeling miserable then its not for you. Its normal to feel unhappy when you first cut out foods your body has craved and eaten for years. However, once you've gotten off the withdrawal effects, you should emotionally feel better. If not, than this is definitely not the diet for you. Remember that whatever you choose to do, if you want it to be a permanent, lifelong weight loss, it has to be something that you can stick to and that makes you happy. So if you can't stick to the diet now, you'll go back to your old eating habits and gain all the weight back. Your choice has to be a way of life/eating change and therefore something that will keep you satisfied and happy.
posted 16 Apr 2009, 08:36
Snack Suggestions
I need suggestions for snacks. I'm hypoglecimic and allergic to nuts, eggs. I'm open to any munching ideas. I don't want to run to the vending machine every time I hit a slump... Embarassed
posted 12 Feb 2007, 13:47
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