Joined December 2011
Weight History

Start Weight
243.0 lb
Lost so far: 20.6 lb

Current Weight
263.6 lb
Performance: losing 0.4 lb a week

Goal Weight
175.0 lb
Still to go: 88.6 lb
I have struggled with weight for my whole life. I have been up and down on the scales but mostly UP. Right before Christmas (REALLY crappy timing) I was having headaches, went to the Dr and was diagnosed with High Blood pressure. The next week I was also diagnosed with Diabetes. NO warning, and NO symptoms. I should not have been so SHOCKED as I was with my family history, but I was floored and cried for three days. I have been on "diets" in the past, BUT have not been fully 100% commited to getting healthy. I am now 100% commited and ready to loose the weight. I am new to FS and I am so happy that everyone seems so encouraging. Hopefully 2012 will bring GREAT things and smaller Jeans!!!!

wichitaks's Weight History

wichitaks's Latest Member Challenges

  Healthy and Successful! (12 weeks - 22lbs/10kg)
status: Completed
ended: 26 Apr 13
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  Every Day is a New Start!
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ended: 29 Oct 12
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wichitaks's Cookbook

cals: 249kcal | fat: 2.46g | carbs: 46.25g | prot: 11.82g
Hearty Minestrone Soup
A delicious minestrone soup, perfect for a winters day.
cals: 186kcal | fat: 8.99g | carbs: 3.71g | prot: 23.33g
Pan Fried Tilapia
A quick and easy fish supper with lovely flavors.
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wichitaks's Latest Posts

I have read Hunger Games, I also really liked The Host by Stephanie Meyer. I am addicted to Nicholas Sparks, and Nora Roberts. I also LOVED (YES i am admitting it) I LOVED 50 shades of Gray!
posted 02 Aug 2012, 11:57
Color Codes
How close you are to your set goal from where you started. It goes from Red, to orange, to yellow to Green
posted 05 Jun 2012, 14:07
Spouse Not Supportive
I don't know if this can help at all but I know what I do with my hubby that seems to work. I will let him know what I am making for dinner, If he does not want what I am having or like what I am having I give him the option to either A) make something for himself, or B) go get fast food but not whatever I was craving at the moment. IE, You can get fast food just not Wendy's Chicken Sandwich.
At first he did a lot of fast food runs then he realized what I was eating was actually yummier than what he was eating so he started wanting what I was having. There are still days he doesn't want what I am having and he will make his own or go out but he is slowly coming around. When he did decide to make a fast food run I would be sure to have my dinner done and started to eat before he got back or I would end up getting frustrated with what I was eating. I had to make a choice to be happy about what I was doing as well as what he was doing and not get angry/frustrated/upset when he decided to eat something different.
We also have one cabinet that I under NO circumstances open because it is his cabinet. It is filled with candy, chips, cookies, brownies, snack cakes, etc. As long as I don't see it I am ok with it, BUT when he gets something out and leaves it on the counter and I am craving it it gets dumped out in the trash can so I can not eat it. YES he has been irritated more than once, BUT it only took him a few times of dumping out his skittles or M&M's to remember he has to put them away.
I am sure your hubby loves you and If he is like mine he does not realize the time, energy and effort you are putting into this yet. Stand your ground, Make healthy meals for yourself and let him make his choices. If he chooses not to eat whatever you are eating be ok with that and don't get mad/upset/irritated. Be happy that you are doing something for yourself.
posted 07 May 2012, 10:37
You lost what?!
Since starting my journey I have lost between an elephants penis and fats and oils an average American eats in a year
Since starting with FS I have lost the amount of cheese an american eats in one year.
I LOVE this. Thanks for posting. I am about to email my hubby telling him i have lost an elephant penis
posted 18 Apr 2012, 16:12
How to post pictures in the Forums and in Journals!
posted 15 Apr 2012, 11:05
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