Joined September 2009
Weight History

Start Weight
187.6 lb
Lost so far: 26.6 lb

Current Weight
161.0 lb
Performance: losing 0.2 lb a week

Goal Weight
126.0 lb
Still to go: 35.0 lb
I'm retired and was a caregiver for my husband (dementia symptoms) who died April 29, 2013. During that time my weight, which had been under control for awhile, went spiraling out of control. My 1st step to start losing again is STOP evening snacking. Once I get through that for a couple of weeks, I'm ready for keeping track of my intake and weighing regularly.

heart44's Weight History


last weighin: gaining 0.2 lb a week Up

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How do I remain motivated?
This January I weighed 177 lbs. I'm only 4' 10". YIKES, was I ever fat! So my goal was to lose 50 lbs. 1st step was I stopped eating after dinner and chewed 5 calorie gum until my jaw hurt... LOL My caloric goal is 1400 calories MAX, but if I'm not as active, 1200 calories to lose weight. I weighed, measured & logged everything I ate. It was a pain but the only thing that kept me on track. After my 1st 10 lbs lost, I dusted off the elliptical and started with just 5 minutes which was very tiring, but I had to start somewhere. Gradually I worked up to 30 minutes. About 3 months ago I started doing yoga. My 1st DVD had 2 - 30 minute programs, one for AM, one for PM. Once I got the hang of the poses, I ordered 3 more DVD's, 50 to 60 minutes each. I alternate so I don't get bored. I do yoga everyday and elliptical 3 times a week now.

The scale used to be my enemy, but I weigh everyday now. If the scale starts to go up, I either increase exercise THAT DAY or cut back to 1400 calories. I'm below 130 for the 1st time in several years, have so much more energy & got rid of many of my aches and pains. Daily stretching is phenomenal!

I eat all the foods I enjoy, but a lot less. I need to watch carbs, focusing more on protein and veggies and drink herbal tea throughout the day. If I want something sweet, I keep Zone bars in the cupboard. Larabars are a good healthy snack too.

Do things that you enjoy and it will make the task of losing AND maintaining your desired weight much easier.
posted 09 Sep 2011, 21:24
Elliptical Training
When I started doing the elliptical again I was only able to do 5 minutes! Now I regularly do 30 minutes with a 5 minute cool down while peddling backwards. Just recently added two 50 minute stints a couple of times a week. The best time for me to workout is late in the evening. I know the "standard" recommendations are no exercise after about 5pm, but 10pm works best for my schedule. Then I do relaxation yoga for 30 minutes. And I sleep like a baby.
posted 02 May 2011, 12:33
How Often Do you weigh yourself?
Every morning and log my weight. If the number goes up, I spring into action THAT DAY. Most effective was to turn things around for me is to add extra time to the elliptical that evening. I usually do 30 minutes with a 5 minutes cool down. For a couple of evenings I upped it to 50 minutes with a 10 minutes cool down. That really gave my metabolism a boost. No matter the diet, it's all about less calories and more exercise.
posted 02 May 2011, 09:48
Barcode Scanner on Droid Keeps Crashing
I'm using the HTC Aria. The barcode red line appears, but when I lay the item's barcode across the red line, nothing happens. Am I supposed to press something else (like the combo joystick/camera button)?
2 Days later...
OK, I finally figured it out... DUH... it's like taking a picture.
Yes, it works great for me now too... LOL
posted 05 Feb 2011, 17:58
Android App
I'm a newbie to android phones and just getting used to my htc Aria. Just downloaded the app for FatSecret. So when I click on Sync, enter ID and pwd, I have these 2 options; neither option looks very desirable. To date all my data is on the website. Any help greatly appreciated.
1) Clear phone data:
Existing phone data will be lost and replaced with historical data from FatSecret
2) Use phone data:
FatSecret historical data will be lost and replaced with phone data
posted 03 Feb 2011, 17:38
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