crabby Kat
Joined March 2012
Weight History

Start Weight
202.0 lb
Lost so far: 56.8 lb

Current Weight
145.2 lb
Performance: gaining 0.2 lb a week

Goal Weight
135.0 lb
Still to go: 10.2 lb
I'm 53 years old, live in the Pacific Northwest, have a cat named Beau, and a partner of 16 years.O I changed my picture again ...

My member name came about after trying about 5 different choices that were already taken; I got a little crabby, so that explains that. :o)

I've had weight issues most of my life, though my love for walking and adventure kept me healthy. Well, until I blew out my left knee my second time skiing; that kind of put a crimp in my mountain climbing, hiking, etc. My other knee went when I vaulted over a counter chasing a paper airplane... I know, I know. I don't have much cartilage left in either knee, but water aerobics is a great thing.

February 3, 2014, I had a total knee replacement in my left knee. I've done great with rehabbing it; I started going back to the gym at 3 weeks, Zumba at 6 weeks, and am back to Zumba 4 times a week at 3 months.

I love baking, cooking, trying new recipes, culinary adventures. Adventures in eating and health issues added up until I, at 5'3", weighed 255 pounds at one point. I started walking, going to as many water aerobics classes as I could, and some light weight training helped me get as low as 148 a few years back. In 2008 another health issue, MS, turned my world upside down & I gained weight until I weighed 202.

With proper medications and motivation, I returned to water aerobics, then added a Silver Sneakers Strength class twice a week. I'm cooking healthy meals, baking my own healthy bread, and found the calorie counter app for Fatsecret, which helps me a lot more than my food diary did! Next came Zumba; love it!

I had my right total knee replacement November 24, 2014. Once again, I was released to return to Zumba after 6 weeks. June 7, 2015, I became certified as a Zumba Instructor, though I'm not teaching. I have more work to do before I'm ready for that. I'm continuing to learn.....

crabby Kat's Weight History

crabby Kat's Latest Member Challenges

  Lose a Decade!
status: Completed
ended: 02 Jan 16
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  Ring in 2015 the Right Way!
status: Completed
ended: 22 Dec 14
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last weighin: steady Steady
last weighin: gaining 0.1 lb a week Up
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last weighin: losing 0.2 lb a week Down

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I'll look better in these shorts after this challenge...
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4 Weeks of DairyFarmersWife Madness
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Happy Halloween!
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Exercise a minimum of 3 times per week
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Does playing with Beau count as exercise, lol?
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crabby Kat's Cookbook

cals: 119kcal | fat: 3.74g | carbs: 17.74g | prot: 4.67g
Oatmeal Bake
An easy oatmeal berry bake for breakfast.
cals: 157kcal | fat: 7.51g | carbs: 15.41g | prot: 8.05g
Cauliflower Bake
A warming cauliflower, potato and leek casserole.
cals: 164kcal | fat: 5.03g | carbs: 29.00g | prot: 2.71g
Orange Cranberry Muffin
A healthy breakfast muffin.
cals: 206kcal | fat: 7.64g | carbs: 31.76g | prot: 4.45g
Banana Oatmeal Cookies
Very tasty low fat cookies for a great fiber snack and a great way to use old bananas.
cals: 321kcal | fat: 21.25g | carbs: 4.10g | prot: 27.36g
Egg and Veggie Casserole
A moist egg casserole with low fat cheeses and vegetables.
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crabby Kat's Latest Posts

FatSecret Support and Redesigned Feed
Whoa, I haven't been here for awhile! I have SO much catching up to do!
posted 19 Dec 2013, 14:49
How long does it take for a recipe to be approved?
I've submitted several recipes since I joined months ago & none are approved yet, so I don't know that answer. As for the "serving " question, I put the actual amount in parentheses or after a comma. For example: "3 1/2 servings low-sodium black beans (one 14.5 oz can)", or " 7 servings shredded reduced fat cheddar (1 3/4 cups)".
posted 01 Oct 2012, 23:24
Do you eat breakfast? How important is it?
I do eat breakfast, though often just a nonfat Greek yogurt. The other day I went to Zumba after only having a latte made with 1 cup of nonfat milk; my performance was off & I felt shaky after class. Cottage cheese & a fresh peach will really start my day off right. Much more than that and I'll feel nauseous when exercising hard. On my day of rest, I like starting off with oatmeal with fresh ground almond butter in it, or whole grain pancakes with bananas or blueberries & possibly some chopped walnuts or almonds. A veggie omelet is good, too. I went back & read the article; now I can say I agree with it. My partner doesn't understand why I don't want to go running around without breakfast; think I'll share this article. Surprised)
posted 23 Aug 2012, 15:57
Changing eating styles
Yes, definately! My Cookbook on FS is full of recipes I've adapted, I discovered I enjoy things like fat free cottage cheese with local pear-Basil salsa (or any good salsa) in it; love sauteing an assortment of fresh veggies, adding fresh Basil and some asiago cheese; Yum!

Another creation; process a piece of my home made whole wheat flax into crumbs, finely grate a small zucchini; combine in a bowl with 1/2 cup egg substitute, 1 oz crumbled goat cheese, fresh snipped basil, mix well. Cook on medium in a large skillet sprayed with cooking spray; 4 pancakes (sort of like egg foo young with a twist). For a real treat I spread some edamame hummus on them.

I make a great whole grain Basil tomato pasta salad with savory baked tofu. I love getting creative with smoothies made with Greek yogurt, adding ground flax meal and fresh ground natural almond butter & frozen dark sweet cherries, for instance.

I used to bake all the time; loved cookies & baked donuts made with whole wheat pastry flour. The last time I baked cookies was for a great neighbor who was moving away & I didn't even taste one (though my partner told me they were heavenly). I recently made a lightened version of a fruit crisp with fresh peaches, blueberries, and cherries. I did enjoy a small serving of it a couple times, fitting it into my diet without going over or sacrificing nutrition to fit it in. I'm just as happy with a small carton of pineapple Greek frozen yogurt for 'dessert'.
posted 20 Aug 2012, 09:45
Here's to the losers. (a little motivation)
Wow! I would like to print that out & post it on my fridge. I just read it out loud to my partner & found my voice catching & a few tears escaping. We both love it.

Thank you!
posted 25 Jun 2012, 09:09
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Multiple Sclerosis with weight to lose
Excess body fat is very detrimental for a person with MS. Let's lose the weight for our health together