Joined February 2021
Weight History

Start Weight
175.0 lb
Lost so far: 5.2 lb

Current Weight
169.8 lb
Performance: losing 4.2 lb a week

Goal Weight
150.0 lb
Still to go: 19.8 lb
I'm a 61 year old woman whose always been active and a healthy outdoorsy, horse-riding, hiking in the mountains, walking on the beach kind of person. I love Jesus, life and food! I believe that we were all created to enjoy the lives we've been blessed with, and should always strive for good health and personal integrity. In the last 10 years, my weight had gotten the best of me, which restricted my activity levels and everything spiraled down from there. Today, I am committed to eating less food overall, eating healthier foods that will fuel my body and support continued good health well into the future. I currently have type 2 Diabetes with no side effects and moderate range CKD - trying to lose weight and lower insulin and glucose in my blood, which will stop or slow the progression of CKD. Plus, I'd love to be slender for once in my life! My high weight about 8 years ago (more or less) was 238 pounds, and at 5'2.5" tall, I was way too round. When I started journaling my caloric intake on this site, I was about 173. My original goal was to achieve 183, which is where I was when first diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. That was 21 years ago. (Yes, I'd gone up before coming down again) Today I weigh 171 and have a new realization that I am the only one in control of my weight and my health. When I decide to truly commit, I can realize my goals. My motto for remaining committed is this: "Get busy living, or get busy dying". I choose life!! :)

lorielundgren's Weight History

lorielundgren's Latest Member Challenges

  Daily Accountability 2021-#09
status: Completed
ended: 08 Mar 21
view progress


Online now jollyfox
last weighin: losing 2.1 lb a week Down
Online now Shrewdness
last weighin: steady Steady
Online now jengetfit123
last weighin: losing 1.0 lb a week Down
last weighin: steady Steady

lorielundgren's Cookbook

cals: 256kcal | fat: 6.82g | carbs: 44.61g | prot: 6.47g
Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal
Low in calories, super filling and tastes just like pumpkin pie. Yum! Quick to make and can be refrigerated overnight for a grab and go meal.
cals: 234kcal | fat: 5.91g | carbs: 35.52g | prot: 11.88g
Shrimp Tacos
Low calorie, yummy shrimp tacos with delicious fillings.
cals: 376kcal | fat: 7.77g | carbs: 40.75g | prot: 35.02g
Honey Lime Chicken
An awesome chicken dish with the most wonderful flavors.
view complete cookbook

lorielundgren's Latest Posts

I have seen several people on this forum who practice fasting. One who recently completed 12 days of fasting/water only. Please help me understand how this can be healthy for a person??? Our bodies are designed to ingest calories, or energy from food, so that they can perform like a well-running machine. We have organs within our bodies that will stop functioning as they're supposed to without nutrition. I understand that when in "starve mode", our bodies go into an emergency/survival type of functioning in where calories are burned from stored fat, and then muscle. Losing muscle always results in a reduced capacity of metabolism when one resumes eating again, or quick re-gain of weight; not to mention, a reduction of overall strength. Having a strong, muscular body means that our bodies utilize our calories/energy from food better. It's like a car. It won't run without gas, oil and water. I feel like in the long-run, for the sake of a quick initial loss of weight, fasting will prove to be more detrimental to ones' health overall. Personally, my health is much more important to me than being a skinny person. Just my 2 cents. I'd love to hear/discuss more about this subject, and learn what medical experts actually say about it. At my next appointment with my Registered Dietician, you can bet I will be asking some questions. I don't mean to offend or embarrass anyone here, we are all entitled to act as we see fit. I just want to learn. Thanks! Smile
posted 25 Mar 2021, 13:19
10% of my weight removed in 9.5 months
That is awesome!! Slow and steady is the key, and the journaling/accountability of what goes into our mouths is a big part of success, I think. I agree with you that even that amount of a loss, makes a huge difference in our bodies, and how we feel. I'm right there with you, and wish you continued success.
posted 22 Mar 2021, 12:59
Monday, Monday
Stayed on track, in fact ate under RDI both days. Got a nice walk on Saturday afternoon with the dogs. Always nice! Went to church, was blessed by the message and just overall had a quiet day. Sunday I went to my sister's house and had a nice, long visit with Lilly, Shannon and Darren. No drama!! Praise the Lord, how nice that was. We don't see each other often enough even though we live near each other, so this was a treat for me. Smile This week, so far I'm down .9 of a pound - weighing in the last few days at 172.4, but we'll see how the weigh-in journal entry goes on Thursday. I weigh myself every morning, but only track it publicly on each Thursday. But I'm pleased to be down almost a whole pound!!
posted 22 Mar 2021, 12:54
Happy Friday!
Hi everyone, I'm new here and am just getting into this forum. 61 year old female with type 2 diabetes and moderate CKD. For the first time in my life, I am committing to eating healthier foods, less food daily and including regular exercise. Mainly, I walk on my lunch breaks with my dog, but can't do this everyday because of banking, post office runs etc. At home I work on a small horse farm where we groom horses, ride when I can, clean stalls, garden in the summer, yard work, chop and haul fire wood. So, I consider my lifestyle to be moderately active because I spend way too much time sitting at my job. It is what it is!
2008 I had a back injury, which was my gaining point. My all-time high was 236 and at 5'2", I was a butterball. Smile I hated it. Fast forward to 2021 - I'm currently at 175 with a goal of 150. My weight loss has been a slow process over the last few years, but I'm going in the right direction. The difference today is this: I am committed to making healthy changes in my life. I love food and that's not going to change, but my health issues require my accountability and commitment, so that's why I'm here. My plan is to retire somewhere between 67 and 70 years old, and I want to be healthy and active enough to enjoy life well into my retirement! I hope to get inspiration from the people here, and maybe even inspire others to keep going, persevere and overcome our challenge of being slim and healthy. We got this!!!
posted 05 Mar 2021, 13:02
Newbie here
Hi everyone, first timer here. Just getting started and thought it would be nice to share motivational tips, recipes and such. I think I'm going to like having the calorie tracker to keep me honest. I like how this app tracks more than calories alone too. For reference, I'm a 61 year old woman with type 2 diabetes and moderate CKD. I've always eaten what I want, when I want and let an active lifestyle keep me in check weight-wise, until a back injury and subsequent inability to move much, resulted in a huge weight gain. I'm a strong, stocky, outdoorsy gal who loves riding horses, hiking in the mountains, and the beach. So...now at 61, I need to be more accountable for my weight loss and health, instead of relying on my meds to keep numbers in check. Things aren't working as well as they used to. Long story, short. 5-6 years ago, my all-time high weight was 238 and at 5'2" I was a round little butterball. I hated being that heavy! Today, I weigh in at 175 and it's been a slow process. My next goal is 150 and for the first time in my life, I am going to COMMIT to a healthier lifestyle and relationship with food. I'm hopeful that over the long-term, I will be successful. I'm hoping to retire in 7ish years and want to be strong and healthy enough to enjoy my life, and my time left on this planet. Be well and God's blessings to you all!
posted 26 Feb 2021, 13:25
lorielundgren has submitted 5 posts

Other Related Links


lorielundgren's Recent Food & Exercise

lorielundgren's Groups

Christian Community
A place for Christians to GROW in the Lord (as they shrink in size)!

Get the app
© 2021 FatSecret. All rights reserved.