Joined January 2015
Weight History

Start Weight
222.4 lb
Lost so far: 7.5 lb

Current Weight
215.0 lb
Performance: losing 0.2 lb a week

Goal Weight
165.3 lb
Still to go: 49.6 lb

dianecavallero's Weight History


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last weighin: gaining 1.0 lb a week Up
last weighin: losing 0.2 lb a week Down
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barrier broken!
not a large amount of weight but a big psychological barrier - now below 100 kg! next barrier to smash is 90 kg. I feel well chuffed by this weigh in cause i have an extremely sedentary lifestyle due to recovery from an operation and recovery from PTSD.. so it is all down to the diet.

I know that each small gain inactivity will speed things up so this is a tipping point for me.

Feeling good, even if its only a couple of kilos lost xxx

Very Happy
posted 11 Jan 2015, 09:47
too upset with my weight
i used to just pack em up in advance and eat them when i had a break at work, and at lunch - it worked out fine, combined with one at home in the morning and a couple at home at night.. it isnt that hard.. i mean small meals as well - 300 calories isnt that much volume wise generally..
posted 03 Jan 2015, 07:44
Customize diet
do you mean enter a custom food? if so, here are the steps:

choose which meal you want to add a food to (lets say breakfast) and then click on the green plus sign below that heading. This will open up a search box so you can check to see if it hasn't already been added to the database.. check to make sure.. lets say you want to add something that doesn't come up in a search.. ...

under the search results box, you will see a little blue "+ add new food" link to the bottom left of the search results box. Click on that. It wil then start a new entry by asking you if you want to add that item you looked for, to the database. Answer "yes"...

this brings up yhe page "My Food Diary - Add Item To Food Database"... then you answer the questions like this -

1. Who makes this food?... for example, if it is a Tesco store brand food, you would choose "supermarket" then type in Tesco. If it is something you made yourself, then choose the option None of the above, My own custom food entry...

2. Food or Product name? this is where you fill in the full name of the item - for branded items, fill in the item first, then the brand.

3. Nutritional Facts.. this is the info from the nutritional facts breakdown usually found on the back of the label - they show an example. One thing you will need to remember, if like me you like to set it up in values per 100 grams, you will need to put a "1" in the serving blank, then fill in 100 in the metric serving size blank below it, making sure to also choose the grams value. Fill in as much of the info as you have from the label.

4. Nutritional Composition for this, just choose the appropriate food group

5. Additional Description/Notes (e.g.: Packaging Info): this is optional

6. Sharing (brand/off the shelf products only).. this is only necessary if you want to use it and only applies to branded items not home made

you're finished! just save and voila!

posted 02 Jan 2015, 21:33
Protein Cartb and Fat ratio
that IIFYM calculator is fabulous - it really made short work of the job of figuring out my ratios and calorie intake level - and happily, it was fairly close to what this site had told me (in calories at least) which is reassuring lol..

here's the link for you curley-top! http://iifym.com/iifym-calculator/
posted 02 Jan 2015, 21:09
too upset with my weight
try eating many small meals in the day as opposed to three as normal.. by doing this you keep your blood sugar levels more level, you don't have to wait so long to eat, you just need to keep the portions sizes down - i used to aim for a 300 calorie meal 6 times a day, or 250 calories if i was pushing it.. but the most important thing to remember is, be honest about your food ad exercise logs...

To lose a pound of weight a person needs to “burn” 3500 calories. To lose one pound a week you need to burn 500 calories more than you consume (500 calories time seven days= 3500 calories). This can be accomplished through an increase in exercise, a decrease in calories eaten, or a combo of the two.

i found that when i worked very hard (such as spend a whole day in the allotment digging) i could rack up a huge "deficit" of calories that meant even with an increase in my appetite from hard graft, i could still come out in the black re calories..

Ultimately it boils down to more out than in.. but 1200 calories just feels a bit too meager for the amount of workout you do (that is daily isnt it?).. what kind of foods do you eat? and how often? do you eat late in the day?

what ever you do, don't despair - i used to hit plateaus when i was a 6 day a week gym rat on a strict diet, and i found that when i relaxed and had a cheat day, for some reason i broke the wall i had been facing re plateau and not dropping any more weight.. perhaps my stressing about it didn't help either! lo....

i am rooting for you lady.. you can do this.. just don't think weight only - measure yourself, see if you are fitting your clothes better, and if people say you look thinner, you probably are tightening up and getting fitter.. it's often hard to see it for ourselves..

good luck xx
posted 02 Jan 2015, 20:56
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