Joined March 2017
Weight History

Start Weight
209.2 lb
Lost so far: 56.8 lb

Current Weight
152.4 lb
Performance: gaining 1.3 lb a week

Goal Weight
145.0 lb
Still to go: 7.4 lb
I'm 49, married with 4 kids and 4 pets - hence, Crazy8cottage! Although I was an average weight in HS and college, I have struggled with weight gain for 25 years due to food addiction and emotional eating. I love the taste of food, have overeaten at every meal for 3 decades and have a tough time eating a normal serving size. Oh - did I mention I've been a vegetarian for 25 years? I didn't become a vegetarian because of health reasons, but rather because I love animals and just couldn't stomach meat anymore. I love vegetables, but indulge on processed food and sweets far too often. I can down a bag of chips or package of Oreos in no time and still want more.

I joined Fat Secret in March 2017 and lost 10 pounds right away. It didn't go any farther than that until a year later. I seriously began calorie restriction (1000-1200/day) and healthy eating, along with one to two 30 minutes brisk walks a day, on February 7, 2018. Other than a couple binges each month, I'm doing quite well and happy with my progress. I'm eating mostly big salads with spinach, carrots, pea pods and hard boiled eggs for lunch and taco salads (with beans and riced cauliflower) for dinner. I love salad so this is no sacrifice! I eat Greek yogurt with fruit as a snack each day and Boom Chicka Pop popcorn in the evening. I do not log any of my food here as I'm concerned only with calories and can keep track of that in my head. I am not hungry, but still crave sweets and salty snacks. Unknown to me until joining Fat Secret, I am naturally following a 16/8 Intermittent Fast most days as I have never been a breakfast eater. My goal is 50 pounds in 6 months and I am right on track.

I do not participate in any other social media except Fat Secret. It has been nice to share this journey with people who totally understand the struggle. When I posted once that I have eaten food out of the garbage can, others admitted to it too! Now that's support!

crazy8cottage's Weight History


last weighin: losing 0.9 lb a week Down
last weighin: losing 9.3 lb a week Down
last weighin: losing 0.2 lb a week Down
last weighin: losing 3.0 lb a week Down

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crazy8cottage's journal

12 October 2018

😩 I’ve weighed but haven’t logged in a few weeks. I’ve been off the wagon and on a binge. I predicted it would happen and I’m struggling. Very hard ...

21 September 2018

I didn’t even want to log this weight. Ugh. I knew, and journaled about it, that when school started and I went back to work things would get tough. ...

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