Joined April 2010
Weight History

Start Weight
156.0 lb
Lost so far: 24.0 lb

Current Weight
132.0 lb
Performance: losing 2.8 lb a week

Goal Weight
125.0 lb
Still to go: 7.0 lb
Hiya, my name is Tara and I'm 24 years old. I live in Lansdale, Pennsylvania and study at Pennsylvania State University for my Bachelors in Information Science and Technology.

I love my life at this point. I am surrounded by great people, have an amazing boyfriend who supports me in my every endeavor, my education and work keep me interested everyday and constantly motivated, and my self esteem has sky rocketed since I have lost almost 30 pounds with the help of Fatsecret.

I believe hard work always pays off, and although getting in shape and losing weight is not easy and sometimes can be extremely frustrating, in the end, the happiness and confidence you gain is absolutely priceless and worth every agonizing hour spent at the gym.

Feel free to message me with any questions or send me a buddy request! :)

steadytejay's Weight History

steadytejay's Latest Member Challenges

  The Biggest Loser, Slim by June challenge
status: Completed
ended: 23 May 11
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  2 Week Boot Camp
status: Completed
ended: 16 Aug 10
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last weighin: losing 0.1 lb a week Down
last weighin: gaining 30.7 lb a week Up
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steadytejay's Cookbook

cals: 180kcal | fat: 8.73g | carbs: 9.20g | prot: 16.95g
Cheese & Asparagus Frittata
A low carb, quick, easy and delicious frittata.
cals: 173kcal | fat: 1.69g | carbs: 33.57g | prot: 7.93g
Lemon Blueberry Pancakes
Great pancakes using fat free yogurt that cuts fat and calories, and boosts flavor with minimal effort.
cals: 117kcal | fat: 4.08g | carbs: 13.38g | prot: 7.37g
Spinach and Chicken Manicotti
A wonderful combination of pasta, ricotta and marble cheese, tender chicken breast and leafy spinach covered with a perfect tomato sauce.
cals: 443kcal | fat: 22.63g | carbs: 35.79g | prot: 26.84g
Chicken and Broccoli Braid
Beautiful braided crescent roll with chicken and broccoli.
cals: 66kcal | fat: 1.99g | carbs: 5.22g | prot: 6.56g
Breakfast Tarts
Cute, healthy and fairly quick way to make little breakfast tarts.
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steadytejay's Latest Posts

still frustrated!
Although I am not a "diet" type of person and believe eating healthy and calorie counting is the way to go, I will say that no matter what weight loss plan you're on, there should always be some basic principles that should be followed.

Are you consuming at least 1200 calories a day? If you're consuming less than this amount, your body will go into an almost starvation mode where it will try to conserve as much fat as possible for energy stores. From looking at your food diary, some days you eat as little as only 1000 calories a day! You should be trying to consume close to your RDI number. Are you recording everything? (even exercise). If you're doing the same exercise routine every day, try switching it up since your body will become accustomed to the amount of effort used to perform that certain exercise, which in turn will burn less calories.

Lastly, don't beat yourself up for eating certain "bad" foods every once in awhile. Life is meant to be enjoyed and speaking from experience, berating yourself for slipping up every now and then is a quick way to regress back into old behaviors.

Good luck!
posted 18 Apr 2011, 19:50
Best for Weight Loss - Pure Cardio or a Mix?
Great advice everyone, didn't expect the topic to be this much of a debate though lmao.

I think I'm going to stick with mostly cardio (like CMR, I also do mostly interval training on the treadmill and bike), with a little resistance thrown in there so I won't lose the lean muscle mass. When I lose a few more pounds I'll start focusing more on the weight training / calisthenics to firm and tone.
posted 24 Mar 2011, 17:33
Best for Weight Loss - Pure Cardio or a Mix?
I just recently kick-started my diet and workout routine again after gaining 10 pounds over the winter, so my goal now is to drop the 10 pounds, then focus on toning my body and letting the last 5 pounds come off by themselves.

I wanted to ask a general opinion on what the best type of workouts there are for someone who wants to just strictly burn calories and lose weight. It might sound like a silly question, but I've been having a hard time lately losing the weight with my current workout routine and I don't want to build muscle over the fat I already have. What has worked the best for you guys? Should I focus on pure cardio, or will some weight training thrown in there help my metabolism?

Thanks in advance Smile
posted 23 Mar 2011, 14:21
Back Fat and Bra Overhang
anapdc wrote:
I also read somewhere (honestly, I cant remember where I read the things LOL) that the first place you put weight on will be the last to go Sad
SO, my dear flabby arms will be like this for a looong time LOL

Oh no, I guess my pooch will be the last to go then! lol.
posted 01 Jun 2010, 23:11
Eating out where to go what to have?
Also, just be careful with some restaurant's labeling of their nutrition. Some can be very deceiving and will list their foods as under 500 calories, low cal, etc. but in fine print will say the serving size is 1/3 of the meal lol.
posted 31 May 2010, 01:42
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