Joined January 2008
Weight History

Start Weight
137.0 lb
Lost so far: 6.0 lb

Current Weight
143.0 lb
Performance: gaining 1.0 lb a week

Goal Weight
134.0 lb
Still to go: 9.0 lb
Hello everyone! I'm Rachel, a happy mom of 3 children, ages 10, 7, and 5. I have been married for 14 years. I am a mom and work 2 days a week also.

I have been on Fatsecret since January 2008 and have lost 20 lbs since I got serious about losing weight and became comitted to regular exercising. I have remained 100% consistent in weekly exercise of at least 3 days/ week since then and am not stopping. I love to exercise now and feel healthy and strong.

Since beginning my journey not only have I lost the 20 lbs and now wear a size 6, but I have accomplished things I never thought I could have in the past. I did a mini-sprint triathlon in Feb and ran a 5K (3.1 mile)race in April in 30.58 min. I just competed in a sprint triathlon in July finishing in 1 hr 46 min which was 1/4 mile swim, 12.4 mile bike, 3.2 mile run. That was so fun to do and felt like a great accomplishment! My profile pic was taken after the tri- I am on the right. I can't wait to do another one!

It's amazing what you can accomplish when you push yourself and are consistent with training. I never thought I would be able to run as much or accomplish what I can now!

I love my buddies on this site...they are so encouraging and a really great group of women! Live your best life everyone and enjoy all life has to offer feeling healthy and strong!

livelifefully's Weight History

livelifefully's Latest Member Challenges

  Push Week Challenge!
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ended: 08 Sep 08
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livelifefully's Cookbook

cals: 150kcal | fat: 3.94g | carbs: 29.54g | prot: 1.43g
Taffy Apple Salad
A light version of a favorite salad that's quick, easy to make and really yummy.
cals: 136kcal | fat: 3.63g | carbs: 23.06g | prot: 3.71g
Roasted Asparagus with Red Potatoes and Onion
Easy, delicious and healthy veggies make a lovely side dish.
cals: 367kcal | fat: 9.27g | carbs: 51.47g | prot: 23.35g
Cabbage Rolls with Tomato Sauce
Healthy and delicious beef cabbage rolls with brown rice and tomato sauce.
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livelifefully's Latest Posts

Couch to 5k
Wow! You have made amazing progress! Congratulations on all you have already accomplished! I never was a runner before but decided to challenge myself this year by training for a sprint triathlon which is 1/2 mile swim, 13 mi bike and 3.2 mi run (5K). I could barely run a mile at first and now can run 4. I got there by just starting out and trying to set my distances a little further each time. I would often walk for a minute in between and then keep going. After a while I no longer had to walk. I have heard that is a good program to try, or just try that on your own. Running has really helped slim me down. I run outside when it's nice but have been on the treadmill all winter long. Nothing gets me as sweaty as a run, so I know it is a great workout. Set your goal like 1 mile at first and see how long it takes you, including if you need to walk a little in there and then keep trying to beat that time or distance and you will increase your ablity little by little.
posted 23 Jan 2009, 20:02
Your top 5 favorite running/workout songs:
Here's my top 5 favorite songs for running. I thought it would be fun to hear others' and get some good suggestions: I like these b/c they have a good steady beat and keep me motivated to move forward!

1. Lose My Soul- tobyMac/ Mandisa
2. Lose Yourself- Eminem (cleaner version)
3. Take a Bow- Rhianna
4. Ain't No Grave- Selah
5. Jump- Van Halen/ or Only the World- Mandisa
posted 17 Jan 2009, 09:35
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baby, burn.
posted 17 Jan 2009, 09:25
Ice Cream
I actually enjoy light ice cream almost every night. But, I plan for it so I don't feel guilty eating it and I enjoy it as a nice treat. My favorite is Edy's Grand Light French Silk. I put it in a sugar cone (50 cal. for the cone) just over the edge, about 1/2 cup in all. It's about 4 WW points. It's very good and feels indulgent but yet not so terrible. Just watch the portion size.
posted 18 Dec 2008, 07:29
Losing Weight on a College Schedule
I am wondering since you are skipping breakfast, are you really hungry at lunch and eating too many calories there? It really is important to eat something for breakfast to "break the fast" and get your body back into burning mode. Even just keeping apples around would be good. I would think you can bring some apples back from the cafeteria or buy a bag from the store for pretty cheap. Eat high fiber at every meal if you can- like have a salad with each meal or veggies and a smaller portion of the main dish. As far as portable snacks go, again look for higher fiber, lower sugar things. Good snacks to go are Fiber One granola bar, a TLC honey almond flax chewy granola bar (both are really good and 2 points each), an apple or piece of fruit, a portioned bag of nuts (esp. almonds). I love a little cheese on an apple with almonds and some tea. The WW yogurt is very good too. I would stay away from their other snacks though if you can and try to stick to as much healthy, natural stuff as you can. Just b/c it is "diet" doesn't mean it will fill you up and it can cause more cravings. For nighttime eating, really try to keep your snack down to 2-4 points. Don't let yourself succumb to the late night pizza that is so tempting. If you have a freezer, I would keep a stash of your favorite low cal ice cream snack handy and plan out what you are going to eat so you are prepared and you don't feel guilty for eating it. I also have eaten slowly, sit down for all food, and really paid attention to what I am eating which makes eating feel more satisfying and easier to stop. Hope that helps!
posted 17 Dec 2008, 20:59
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