Joined February 2011
Weight History

Start Weight
174.0 lb
Lost so far: 0 lb

Current Weight
174.0 lb
Performance: Steady

Goal Weight
130.0 lb
Still to go: 44.0 lb
I'm a 40 year old mom of 3 with an office job and a busy household. We have 7 horses, 3 dogs, and 3 cats. In order to keep everyone fed and cared for, I work a second job waiting tables.

My lowest weight ever was 102 pounds when I was in college. I ate junk food every hour more or less and had a drinking problem. But apparently, drinking problem = skinny for me.

My heaviest weight was 180 which I reached just before I came here when I started a new eating plan. I can't call it a diet because I am eating constantly now. I gained 8 pounds the first week while my body got used to food.

Previously, I would either deny myself food as a punishment for being fat, or overeat out of frustration when starving only made the scale go up. My metabolism is a total mess. I have high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

I want to get healthy in a way that I can sustain and change how my body is processing the food I eat. The first step is to journal, and that's how I found this place. So here I am and I hope that by this time next year, there is less of me here. LOL!

haleysmom's Weight History


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Does anyone know the actual benefits of a sauna?
The sauna is good for your skin and opening your pores. Weight loss benefits are limited to water loss from sweat which can leave you dehydrated and electrolyte imbalanced. I don't believe physical exertion in the sauna is recommended. Saunas are used by jockeys who are trying to lose a pound or two very quickly to make weight on a horse. Of course, the benefit is lost as soon as you are rehydrated.
posted 02 Mar 2011, 14:53
You can even make that "naughty" food a ritual. You think, "I'd like Chocolate Cake." So then make a plan and bargain with yourself. What are you willing to do for that Chocolate Cake? How about an extra hour at the gym tomorrow? And if you do the extra hour at the gym tomorrow, then the next day you will make/buy the chocolate cake. And then after everyone else is in bed, you will sit down and eat the chocolate cake with a big glass of milk. Make a plan, make a bargain, you can make it a week long trip of expectation if you like. And then it will be the sweetest chocolate cake EVER. Then, you probably won't feel the need to have it again for quite some time. Celebrate the treat...like a holiday.
posted 28 Feb 2011, 13:57
HCG Weight Loss Products Are Fraudulent Says FDA
I looked this up the other day after just hearing about it. The original idea of the 1950's doctor was reasonable. How many of us know someone who got pregnant and proceeded to lose weight all the way through the 1st trimester? Easily. And eating whatever they wanted. I know I did with all 3 of my kids. Many friends did too. So this doctor thought that because the first trimester was seeing exponential jumps in the HCG level, that it MUST be the HCG that was doing it. Reasonable? Sure. Proven? Not really. Coincidence? Probably.

A 500 calorie a day diet is dangerous and counterproductive. It will end up slowing your metabolism to the point where you CAN'T lose on severely restricted calories. I know because I'm now trying to jump start my metabolism and eat right. I was gaining on what I thought was 900-1100 cals per day (but was really 600-900 cals per day). Why? I have the metabolism of a dead person.

So I think Dr. Oz was just trying to sell people on eating a 1200 calorie a day diet, but not wanting to offend the HCG users. Typical. The audience all has to leave feeling warm and fuzzy, not offended. Geez....he's become a sell out.

Big pharma owns the entire industry....it's just a matter of whose pouring in more money when it comes to the "next great diet."
posted 28 Feb 2011, 13:39
Scale thing on the bottom of posts?
I found it in the signature area. I admit....I am challenged by technology.
posted 10 Feb 2011, 14:15
Scale thing on the bottom of posts?
I see some people have a little scale thing that shows starting and goal weights on the bottom of their posts.

How do you get that on there?
posted 10 Feb 2011, 14:12
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