Joined August 2010
Weight History

Start Weight
182.9 lb
Lost so far: 3.5 lb

Current Weight
179.4 lb
Performance: losing 1.0 lb a week

Goal Weight
163.0 lb
Still to go: 16.4 lb
I am a 41 year old mom of 1. I am a realtor, enjoy fishing, travel, animals and cooking. My favorite things to cook are new recipes or trying to make unhealthy ones healthy. My new favorite ingredient is cauliflower as I can use it as rice, potatoes, pizza crust and just raw and cooked many different ways. My main objective is to try and limit the amount of sugar that goes into my body so I read labels very closely. I have even just started making my own seasoning blends and sauces so that I know what I am actually eating. I don't eat many things out of a box or bag anymore and stay away from things that list more than 5 ingredients or things I can't pronounce. That didn't happen overnight so if you are attempting to change your lifestyle don't do it all at once or it won't stick. Little changes every couple months really do add up.

I was diagnosed with Graves Disease 2 years ago. That's a thyroid condition. Anyone with thyroid conditions can already feel my pain. My goal is to attempt to fix it by healthy eating, exercise and alternative medicine. My endocrinologist thinks I am nuts but he is willing to let me try it my way as long as I continue to take my meds.

daynad228's Weight History

daynad228's Latest Member Challenges

  3 Months/ 300 Miles
status: Completed
ended: 26 Mar 17
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  15 Day Sumer Challenge
status: Completed
ended: 05 Jul 16
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last weighin: losing 0.7 lb a week Down
last weighin: losing 0.1 lb a week Down
last weighin: losing 2.2 lb a week Down
Time For a Change Mom
last weighin: steady Steady

daynad228's Cookbook

cals: 197kcal | fat: 6.18g | carbs: 2.66g | prot: 34.73g
Herbed Orange Chicken
Such a wonderful flavor combination of citrus and herbs.
cals: 156kcal | fat: 9.14g | carbs: 7.39g | prot: 12.74g
Paleo Crab Cakes
Perfect crab cakes with no bread.
cals: 201kcal | fat: 7.06g | carbs: 8.35g | prot: 25.11g
Crockpot Turkey with Herb Vegetable Sauce
A simple turkey breast made juicy and tender in the crockpot with flavorings from cream cheese, vegetables and herbs.
cals: 169kcal | fat: 5.77g | carbs: 0.82g | prot: 26.68g
Parmesan Crusted Chicken Tenders
Sensational low carb chicken dish.
cals: 272kcal | fat: 9.09g | carbs: 11.03g | prot: 31.38g
Chicken and Asparagus with Cream Dijon Sauce
Cream sauce made with Dijon mustard and sour cream works fabulously with chicken breasts and asparagus.
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daynad228's Latest Posts

anyone else having problems with portion counting in restaurants?
If I go to a restaurant I look it up on the computer before I go so I can plan out what I can have and how I am going to order it. That saves me time in advance. I can just say "I would like the 8oz chicken breast grilled with no butter and can you cut it in half, box it up and bring it to me that way and yeah, no croutons or cheese on the salad and no dressing (I take my own fat free cheese and dressing with me.)
posted 04 Feb 2012, 10:35
working out, incoming calories are less than my outgoing calories, and gaining weight
I tried to look at your food diary but couldn't find it. My guess would be that even though you are eating less calories they may not be the right calories. Any sugary type foods are empty calories and serve no purpose so if you are having too many of those then your body thinks it's starving and will save weight. Get rid of the sugars and add lots of fresh fruits and veggies and proteins. That way the body has fuel so it will be able to burn it.
posted 08 Nov 2011, 16:57
I was at 187. My long term goal is 149. I look for challenges on here that I can do that are healthy weight loss challenges to help with the small goals. I started Aug 15 and the challenge was to lose 20 pounds by Halloween. Another one corresponded "Lose 30 by Xmas" so I joined that one too! I am at 171.5 and soon to to back in the 160's for the first time in 3 years. Remember...slow and steady wins te race. Go slow and make small lifestyle changes so you can maintain the weight loss. Best of Luck!
posted 03 Nov 2011, 17:45
I am so glad to have found this site! It is so easy to figure serving sizes and calories thats it's easy for me to start seeing which days I am satisfied and what I ate that day. Hopefully this will be the extra hepl I needed to start getting back in control. 30 pounds in 12 months should be doable...hopefully.
posted 07 Aug 2010, 19:22
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