Joined July 2008
Weight History

Start Weight
188.5 lb
Lost so far: 8.1 lb

Current Weight
180.4 lb
Performance: losing 1.1 lb a week

Goal Weight
145.0 lb
Still to go: 35.4 lb
I'm going to be 39 on 08-08-08 and decided to stop being uncomfortable! I'm on Protein Power- it worked to fit into a wedding dress (35lbs.)-then my child came into my life a year later. Eight years have passed and it's time for it to work again! If I could only be planning another wedding simultaneously...
The impetus was seeing a picture of me at 14 and despite the braces and the perm (wha-tha?), I looked pretty cute. Well, at least from the neck down. I was in a lovely canary yellow terrycloth jumper. It's my goal outfit! Kidding. I just want the 39 year-old version of that figure- oh, heck- I'd take the 45 year-old version of that figure.
I started on 7/21 at 177 and have already dropped to 172!

issysmom's Weight History

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issysmom's Cookbook

cals: 111kcal | fat: 12.14g | carbs: 1.16g | prot: 0.21g
Greek Marinade
Perfect marinade for chicken or beef.
cals: 182kcal | fat: 11.85g | carbs: 4.67g | prot: 14.30g
Cauliflower Lasagna
A low carb, no pasta lasagna.
cals: 416kcal | fat: 32.23g | carbs: 13.59g | prot: 21.43g
Cauliflower and Cheese
A low carb mock mac & cheese dish.
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issysmom's Latest Posts

Did anybody take measurements before their weight loss journey began?
Interesting how the scale can stand still, but your measurements can still decrease and increase. Any stories? Thoughts?
posted 03 Aug 2008, 09:56
Hi Everyone!
Sorry Kim, I missed a few important points in your bio while trying help my daughter with math- multi-tasking failure.
I just noticed that your kids are probably out of the chicken nugget and goldfish stage- but I suspect you still cook for themWink
Also, I strained my neck last year, so bad that I spent a good deal of the summer in bed with migraines stemming from my upper back. It was depressing. I feel for you. I bought an inexpensive band exercizer from Walmart and have been trying to increase my upper body strength without re-straining my neck. I like the idea of muscle burning fat while I rest! All the best, liz
posted 29 Jul 2008, 10:31
Hi Everyone!
Hey Kim- I'm in the same boat ,sista! Will be 39 on 8-8, am at 172 now, had hit 201 pregnant 8 years ago and man, weight barely CREEPS off. I'm shooting for 145.
I'm a low carber, and what worked for me SO well 10 years ago for the wedding- doesn't now- apparently I can't have as much fat in my diet now and it work.
I just joined this week and haven't been able to show for all the food planning I am doing- but LAST week I dropped 4 pounds.
Whatever diet you are on, try to use their food diary-it's really easy-and if your honest with yourself you can see where you need to improve. If you are like me, you try to pop a taste of everything you cooked for the kids and pretend it didn't count cause you are standing up!lol, Liz
posted 29 Jul 2008, 10:03
Low/no carb noodles
Anybody try shirataki or Miracle Noodles? I haven't yet- lemme know
posted 28 Jul 2008, 13:25
Anybody on Protein Power?
What a cool site! I would have put myself into the Adkins category, but I am not sure of the differences. I love the Diet Calendar- it made me just realized that with my really low carb intake, that I am enjoying quite a bit of fat and calories. Hmmm. Anybody's thoughts on this-
posted 27 Jul 2008, 14:28
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