Joined December 2013
Weight History

Start Weight
135.0 lb
Lost so far: 0 lb

Current Weight
135.0 lb
Performance: gaining 0.3 lb a week

Goal Weight
120.0 lb
Still to go: 15.0 lb

kpezz2's Weight History

kpezz2's Latest Member Challenges

  100 Calorie Workout Challenge!
status: Completed
ended: 20 Jan 14
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kpezz2's Cookbook

cals: 190kcal | fat: 7.50g | carbs: 18.00g | prot: 16.00g
Mixed Berry Smoothie with Flax Seed
Easy smoothie that can be made with any frozen or fresh berries.
cals: 144kcal | fat: 10.00g | carbs: 12.86g | prot: 5.94g
Cabbage, Edamame and Tomato Salad
A yummy, healthy and colorful salad with an olive oil and lemon juice dressing.
cals: 185kcal | fat: 14.32g | carbs: 8.29g | prot: 6.27g
Horiatiki Greek Salad
A bright, refreshing vegetable salad.
cals: 257kcal | fat: 10.74g | carbs: 2.76g | prot: 36.06g
Tuna Bites
Delicious small tuna cakes packed with flavor and good nutrients, that are very low carb.
cals: 204kcal | fat: 9.34g | carbs: 28.62g | prot: 8.41g
Vegetarian Tortilla Pizza
A super easy, guilt free alternative to get yourself a little pizza fix.
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kpezz2's Latest Posts

Healthy Brown Bag Lunches
Great ideas everyone! I've been afraid to try making hummus on my own, but practice makes perfect! I think I'm definitely going to try that Asain salad; I think adding chicken or ground turkey would be awesome, especially as filling for a lettuce wrap. I have brought canned soup in the past, as well as a homemade cabbage-veggie soup, but after a half a week of it I get sick of the all "liquid" diet. I guess it's all about finding a good way to add variety, which I struggle with on a tight budget.

Thanks for all the great ideas!
posted 29 Jan 2014, 13:12
Healthy Brown Bag Lunches
Here's the challenge: ANYTHING BUT PB&J!!! I'm on a college kid's budget and I'm at school/work all day. I don't have much time to prep in the mornings (building a sandwich and throwing it in my backpack is all I'll wake up for!) But freezing things in advance is okay because I have access to a microwave about half the time. What are good meals I can spend Sundays prepping that will last the week, are healthy, stay good in room temp for AT LEAST 5 hours, and are inexpensive to prepare? If I eat another turkey sandwich I'm going to have to give up on lunch! Did I mention that I'm poor???

All the websites I find for brown bag lunch ideas have ridiculous and unrealistic stuff, like avocado (which clearly goes bad fast) and paninis that need prepped that morning (I refuse to spend the 6 o'clock hour making food. Just no.)

I appreciate all your ideas! Thanks for spicing up my week day lunches!
posted 29 Jan 2014, 11:32
my progress
I'm an emotional eater, but only when I'm happy. When I get down my mind is more worried about other things than my stomach, and eventually my stomach feels so small I don't even want to eat. So I totally understand! My suggestion would be to eat foods that naturally give you a pick-me-up. Walnuts, avocado, fruits & veggies, and fish will pick up your mood. I wouldn't focus on carbs as they tend to slow you down; try this slide show for starters:,,20621800,00.html

Enjoy what you're eating! Look at food as fuel to make you feel better, not a necessary chore. Since it's easy not to eat at times like this, use control to avoid all the bad stuff, especially processed foods and soda. Exercising also greatly helps with your mood - try yoga, you can modify it to be easy and it gives you time to meditate and figure yourself out. I promise you'll feel better after and there's tons of free videos online.

Since I've been there, I can promise you that it gets better, no matter how dark that cloud is above you. You can do this! A healthy mind is the first half of the process. Good luck -- keep posting, the support on fs is awesome!
posted 29 Jan 2014, 10:45
Anyone Know?
Room temperature water is best for your body, however, ice water does take more calories to consume because your body needs to warm it up much more. The doctor probably told you room temp because it's easier on your body. I've heard drinking a glass of ice water first thing in the morning will kickstart your metabolism and help to start burning calories asap, but make sure you eat SOMETHING for breakfast within an hour & a half!
posted 29 Jan 2014, 10:19
Need some major help!!!
I understand how it feels to have a lack of support, and it really hurts efforts to improve your life. Just remember that you're doing this for YOU, not anyone else. Start with small easy goals, and you'll see that you can do it! Supporting yourself is the most important support system you could ask for. Losing weight (and more importantly, being healthy and active) is a real, common, and awesome goal! Don't let his lack of enthusiasm rub off on you -- we're all here doing the same thing, so you're definitely not alone.

I started with the goal of drinking 8, 8oz. glasses of water each day (big water bottles are an easy way to measure). It can fill you up and flush out the bad. Starting the day with a cup will kick start your metabolism and start burning calories asap!

Smaller portions will also make a huge difference. Use smaller plates/bowls and bigger silverware, and you'll feel fuller sooner. DO NOT eat out of the bag/container! Eat the amount it says to on the package -- if you're still hungry 20 minutes later, eat more!

Youtube has tons of free exercise videos, I'd start by working out with those so you don't have to leave home. You should encourage you kids to join in (especially in dance-style videos) -- once your boyfriend sees the rest of the family having fun, his resistance will ebb.
posted 10 Jan 2014, 14:37
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