larilyn
Joined October 2007
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Weight History

Start Weight
208.0 lb
Lost so far: 66.0 lb

Current Weight
142.0 lb
Performance: gaining 4.2 lb a week

Goal Weight
130.0 lb
Still to go: 12.0 lb
I’ve struggled with my weight since having kids – 28 years ago!! I have had limited success with all kinds of diets over the years. In all honesty, my limited success has been because of my lack of commitment and motivation. I love food. I love to cook. I love food TV. I read cookbooks like novels. I’m happiest browsing specialty grocery stores.

January 28, 2020 – At a routine physical, my doctor said, “We have a problem. Your blood sugar is 350. You are officially a diabetic.” He told me I must control my blood sugar through diet by eating foods that have a low glycemic impact, and to cut out sugar and foods that turn into sugar in my body (refined carbs).

My diagnosis of diabetes put the fear in me, so I have begun making changes. That very day, I cut out sugar and white carbs. I eat mainly vegetables and proteins. I try to keep my calories under 1200/day, net carbs under 25/day, sugar under 20g/day. I am also doing 16:8 intermittent fasting, with the approval of my doctor. So I try to stop eating by 7:30 p.m. and eat my first calories at 11:30 a.m.

I have a very stressful career and know that studies have shown that stress contributes to high blood sugar levels and high blood pressure. I am trying to pray/meditate more. My husband and I are walking 30 minutes every evening, and twice a day on weekends.

On January 28, 2020, I weighed 208 lbs. and blood sugar was 350.
As of December 12, 2020, I have reached my goal weight of 135, and my blood sugar is consistently in the low 100s.
May 2021 - I am resetting my goal for 125.
I hear maintenance is just as hard as loss.

GOAL MACROS: Carbs 35% - under 100 grams, from veggies
Proteins 40% - over 100 grams
Fats 25% - under 50 grams
Calories under 1200

larilyn's Weight History


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  New Year, New Start! Take Control of your Health!
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  Weight for us for the New Year!! 10lb Weight Loss
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larilyn's Cookbook

cals: 64kcal | fat: 4.89g | carbs: 3.44g | prot: 2.21g
Creamy Blue Cuke Salad
Creamy cucumber salad with blue cheese and dill.
cals: 193kcal | fat: 7.10g | carbs: 6.61g | prot: 29.23g
Smothered Green Chili Chicken
Green chilies hug the chicken and impart a mild, roasted flavor to the chicken.
cals: 11kcal | fat: 0.02g | carbs: 1.02g | prot: 1.90g
Tzatziki Sauce
A delicious sauce that goes great paired with fish.
cals: 223kcal | fat: 7.45g | carbs: 10.94g | prot: 25.81g
Skinny Salmon Burgers
Salmon is great alternative for ground beef to make burgers. Lots of different flavors combine to make a delicious salmon patty.
cals: 47kcal | fat: 2.21g | carbs: 4.24g | prot: 3.47g
Cauliflower Cheese Sticks
You don't need bread to have cheese sticks.
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