shirfleur 1
Joined March 2019
Weight History

Start Weight
300.0 lb
Lost so far: 43.8 lb

Current Weight
256.2 lb
Performance: losing 9.1 lb a week

Goal Weight
200.0 lb
Still to go: 56.2 lb
AKA Switz (by some)

I'm a 76-year-old SW Louisiana Cajun. I moved to Houston in 1991, and love living here, one of the most diverse cities in the country, where over 140 languages are spoken and celebrated.

I was the Finance Director for two outstanding non-profits, first Crisis Hotline (Crisis Intervention of Houston), and then Neuhaus Education Center. I retired in 2010, and enjoy living a life with no deadlines and little stress.

I started gaining weight after my marriage of twenty-three years ended in 1987. Nothing rapid, an average of 5 pounds a year over thirty years; I just didn't care. Then I woke up one morning, about two years ago weighing 300 pounds and finding myself barely able to function. I have gone from a healthy, physically active individual to a morbidly obese woman who gets out of breath walking 100 feet from my doorway to my car. I want something better, I want to be more like the person I used to be. I'm very happy to be a part of this group; you all inspire me.

shirfleur 1's Weight History

shirfleur 1's Latest Member Challenges

  Daily Accountability 2019-#37
starts in: 3 days
duration: 7 days
day 1: Monday 23 Sep 19
  Halloween weight loss challenge 2019
status: In Progress
currently: Week 1 of 6
end date: Monday 28 Oct 19
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shirfleur 1's Cookbook

cals: 29kcal | fat: 0.05g | carbs: 6.45g | prot: 1.27g
Different Cabbage Soup
Chopped and shredded cabbage soup.
cals: 59kcal | fat: 1.61g | carbs: 4.08g | prot: 7.49g
Shrimp and Spinach Salad
Tasty and filing salad.
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shirfleur 1's Latest Posts

Hi Claire, what exactly are you looking for? I have much more weight to lose than you do, but I'm willing to try.
posted 17 Jul 2019, 23:18
We have a spammer in our midst!
I've been reporting them, but they keep coming back under new names.
posted 08 May 2019, 00:18
Look under groups, I believe there are some vegetarian groups, some may be low carb. I just follow CICO and that seems to be working for me, as there are no food restrictions (I'm not a vegetarian). Good luck on your journey and welcome.
posted 03 May 2019, 09:21
What would you tell your 16 year old self?
Appreciate every day of your life and always look for the joy! Love like there's no tomorrow. Remember to be kind, for when you give to others, you give yourself a gift.
posted 20 Apr 2019, 08:23
Hi Maddi, I try to avoid processed foods most of the time, so I usually snack on fruit when I want something sweet. Fresh pineapple (buy the golden yellow, not the pale yellow), grapes, oranges, mangos, apples, are all very sweet, satisfy my cravings, and are healthy (and relatively low in calories. I count calories, thus no food is forbidden, so occasionally I'll have 1 or 2 cookies with a glass of milk or 1 serving of ice cream, but not often. For salty snacks, I eat cucumber or carrot sticks with salt, pepper and vinegar or cherry tomatoes with 1 ounce of cheese or red peppers with riccoto cheese with a sprinkle of salt. I don't snack between meals very much, because I don't get hungry usually. When I do feel like a bottomless pit, I make cabbage soup (there are several recipes in the recipe file) because I can just eat and eat and eat it without going over my RDI (recommended daily intake). Hope this helps a little. Good luck!
posted 17 Apr 2019, 21:06
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