Joined February 2008
Weight History

Start Weight
168.6 lb
Lost so far: 3.1 lb

Current Weight
165.5 lb
Performance: gaining 3.9 lb a week

Goal Weight
140.0 lb
Still to go: 25.5 lb
I am a 35 year old mother of three children ages 6, 11, and 14. I am a newspaper reporter and I love my job! Currently, I am on medical leave as I will need a hysterectomy in the near future. I have endometriosis and it has caused me significant pain in the last few months-enough to be on some pretty strong painkillers which isn't good. Thus, my weight loss efforts have been stalled somewhat.

I have lost about 99.4 pounds in the last 18 months and I am trying to lose the last 15.6 pounds through intensive exercise and a clean diet.

Most of my diet has been a success because of the strong support I have from my close family and friends. As well, as the weight began to fall off and I began to lose, I found I actually GAINED my confidence back. Confidence I never knew I had for all those years hiding behind my bigger self.

I feel happiest when I am with my children and my significant other, and inspired every day with the friends I have made on this website.

I look forward to making even more friends so that we can encourage eachother to move towards our main goal: to become healthy and fit:)

strawberry1972's Weight History


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last weighin: steady Steady
last weighin: gaining 0.2 lb a week Up
last weighin: gaining 0.2 lb a week Up

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Me about 6 days before my mom passed
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strawberry1972's Cookbook

cals: 495kcal | fat: 19.87g | carbs: 2.95g | prot: 72.76g
Parmesan Almond Chicken
Tasty chicken breasts with almonds and parmesan.
cals: 646kcal | fat: 49.43g | carbs: 1.44g | prot: 47.04g
Chicken Hot Wings
A low carb snack that can be enjoyed as a main meal too.
cals: 54kcal | fat: 5.21g | carbs: 0.65g | prot: 1.32g
Cream Cheese and Bacon Jalepeno Poppers
An even tempered low carb snack that's low in calories too.
cals: 130kcal | fat: 11.87g | carbs: 4.63g | prot: 2.10g
Sugar Free Chocolate Mousse
An absolutely divine mousse.
cals: 334kcal | fat: 32.12g | carbs: 8.59g | prot: 5.27g
Pumpkin Treat
A treat to quell those sweet cravings.
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strawberry1972's Latest Posts

What a refreshing commentSmile

Thank you for reminding me that today is a fresh new day with no mistakes in it. You have inspired me this morningSmile
posted 30 Jul 2008, 08:17
Snacking late at night
If you get up very early (I get up and go to the gym around 5:45 am) then you are too tired to even be up around 9 will just want to sleepSmile Trust me, that works.

Having a cup of tea helps too.
posted 14 Feb 2008, 18:14
Sore Muscles
Hey all! I am really working out hard....and have just started the Atkins Diet. I have lost about 70 pounds in the last 12 months and I have about 35 more to go...I have been in a plateau for quite a while now, and have been frustrated....(about a three month plateau).

So, I have decided to start a new plan and then up my excercise regiem. However, I have been feeling very sore in the muscles lately....

I run on a treadmill about 45 minutes. (alternating running and walking) or I might go on the elliptical trainer or bike or do an at home video AND every other day, I will do weights. I usually work out about 6 days a week. What might I be doing wrong?
posted 12 Feb 2008, 16:44
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