Joined October 2008
Weight History

Start Weight
237.0 lb
Lost so far: 27.6 lb

Current Weight
209.4 lb
Performance: losing 1.1 lb a week

Goal Weight
150.0 lb
Still to go: 59.4 lb
hi to all out there in the same boat as me. it's nice to know that your not alone with the struggles we go through to lose weight and try to be healthier and feel better about ourselves. that's why i joined this web site. it gives me a place to vent my feelings and frustrations and also to share with others when i feel good about my self for my accomplishments. i know that you understand because we have all been there. if you need support, i will be there for you too. i'm a 49 y.o. mom of one (he'll be twenty in march), i am a nurse and wife to a wonderfully supportive husband who follows my diet plan with me which is a big help. recently i have had a lot of stress in my life, and i just want to feel better about myself, and i am determined to reach my goal. i know i can do it. when i was in my twenties i lost a little over 100 lbs., then i met my husband got married and we had our son. i guess i got comfortable and settled in life, and lost the ambition i guess to look after myself. gradually over time i put all my weight back on and then some. six years ago i lost weight so that i would look decent for my brother's wedding, i am almost at that weight now(i've lost 37 lbs. so far) and i want to keep going. my goal is not to be a size 2 or even a 4, but i want to feel good about the way i look and to be able to shop for clothes without becoming depressed and frustrated. over this past year i have learned alot of things and the number one thing i learned is that when you look at the big picture it can be overwhelming and seem impossible, but my new belief is that one day at a time, one hour at a time, and sometimes one moment at a time is the easiest way to deal, and thats how i've decided to tackle my weight.

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vf123's Cookbook

cals: 129kcal | fat: 1.01g | carbs: 24.54g | prot: 5.35g
Chicken Pot Pockets
Pockets are the new pies, spread the word.
cals: 40kcal | fat: 1.35g | carbs: 6.36g | prot: 1.00g
Chocolate Treasures
Flaky pastry treat filled with chocolate, cream and blackberries.
cals: 443kcal | fat: 22.63g | carbs: 35.79g | prot: 26.84g
Chicken and Broccoli Braid
Beautiful braided crescent roll with chicken and broccoli.
cals: 48kcal | fat: 0.27g | carbs: 9.40g | prot: 2.57g
Peach Souffle
A light, practically fat free heavenly dessert.
cals: 180kcal | fat: 4.32g | carbs: 14.14g | prot: 20.08g
Hearty Turkey Casserole
Turn those Thanksgiving leftovers into a scrumptious dish.
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congrats on what you've done so far! this site is good for many things beside the diets themselves, it's really helpful to have people to help when you have questions or when things aren't going well, i've gotten great advice from people here, some i've taken and some not. it really depends on the individual and your lifestyle and what you can live with. for me, i need something i can do for the rest of my life without feeling totally deprived, that's the only way it will work forever for me. here's a little tip i've learned along the way....take whatever your desired weight is, say you want to be 190, then multiply that number times 10 and that gives you the amount of daily calories you can consume to reach that weight and maintain at that. so for a desired wt. of 190, you could consume 1900cal. per day. that has helped me a time or two. welcome to the site, and oh by the way, when i read your bio, you sound just like my son. i always tell people is you don't want to know how he feels....don't ask, he is brutally honest at times.(lol) good luck!
posted 14 Mar 2010, 05:52
yes, i can totally relate. i think menopause does cause problems with the loss factor, i've been on program over a year, and although i can't blame all of it on menopause(cause i have strayed on occasion), but i was losing at a fairly regular pace and then nothing. and where on days or weeks when i did stray i would see a 1-2 pound gain, i was seeing as much as 5-7 pound gains(ridiculous!)and then it seemed impossible to get it back off. i finally did a one week very strict low carb thing(only one week,cause your body can't deal with more than that)and now i have had a significant loss, hopefully this has boosted my metabolism, and i'll continue to lose. hormomes are a hell of a thing!
posted 09 Feb 2010, 04:31
Does anyone else ever feel this way...?
how true LuLuitchka! that is how i try to attack my diet this time around(it's been several times...some successful, some not). one day at a time, one hour at a time and sometimes one moment at a time(that's how i've learned to deal with things). for me this will be a lifelong journey(hopefully not struggle this time), if i want the results to last forever. and as far as how other people react to you JinxE, do this for yourself and for you alone, so that you feel better about yourself. currently i have a co-worker who is always trying to get me to eat things she knows i don't want to eat...pizza,doughnuts,etc., but she also has a weight problem, and right now for whatever reason she can't seem to a diet plan, i say she's jealous because she knows i'm having success and she is trying to sabotage me in order to make herself feel better, well you know what i'm better than that! and so are you! GOOD LUCK TO YOU1
posted 06 Sep 2009, 12:41
i hope that you will enjoy this site as much as i do, its great when you just need to talk, there is always someone around and it really does help knowing you have friends and supporters out there. good luck on your journey and do use this site for all its worth, it's golden!
posted 11 Aug 2009, 05:50
What was the 'lightbulb moment' that made you realize you needed to lose weight?
for me i don't think that it was one "lightbulb" moment but many, i've lost weight before, most recently 6 yrs. ago for my brother's wedding. but this time i just finally decided that this is not how i want my life to be(as a fat person). after a year and a half of taking care of my parents and concentrating on everyone but me(don't misunderstand i wouldn't change a thing i did) i finally decided i was going to do this strictly for me so that i could feel better about myself. i was having knee and foot pain from my job and felt miserable and tired all the time. i started last september at 251 lbs. and i'm pleased to say that so far i'm down 71.8 lbs and i feel better than ever. i'm still a work in progress, but this time i'm not depriving myself and i'm learning to eat new things, and i'm having a great time doing it. so it wasn't one moment but many that have led me to where i'm at and i'm hoping although i know this journey will be life long, i feel i may actually succeed this time.
posted 10 Aug 2009, 18:00
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