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Another Successful Weigh-in 
Sep. 4, 2009 9:43 am 
Updated: Sep. 16, 2009 7:43 pm
I don't hop on the scale very often. I stay on my life plan and after a couple weeks when I am feeling good, I check out my weight. I don't weigh myself if I am feeling fat or bloated. That's because I know if my weight is up,  even if I know it's just normal fluctuation. I am going to have a negative emotional response. Strong negative emotions about my weight get me to start feeling sorry for myself and ultimately deprived. Feeling like a victim significantly lowers my will to stay with the program.

On the other hand getting on the scale and seeing that  I have been successful is a huge boost. Today I weighed in at 297. That's two pounds lower than when I started this blog and at least 33 pounds since I started, My BMI is down from 51.7 to 46.5. That's one pound a week--way better than expected. Awesome.

It will take three years to hit my target weight of 130 and a BMI of 20.4. I am excited. I hope my skin is still elastic enough to shrink back. I am imagining a future where I can walk and travel with ease--in only one seat coach class (right now I buy two seats which is way cheaper than business or first class). I have a lot of things planned in my life and I am married to a much younger man who also wants to see and scuba dive much of the world. In four years my grandaughter will be 10 and old enough to become a certified diver herself. I'd like to take her to dive in Belize, Hawaii and Australia.

My future is bright. I can do this.

Sep. 4, 2009 9:50 am
You go, girl! Sounds like your future is getting brighter by the week. Always good to hear good news!
Sep. 4, 2009 9:50 am
You are very inspiring! Stick with it,the scuba diving will be worth it, I miss doing it myself now that we are landlocked! 2 Thumbs up to you!!!
Sep. 4, 2009 10:09 am
Good for you! Don't feel better already? I few years back I worked out and dieted for a year to lose 50 lbs. Now I live on a small portion lower fat intake. I won't say diet now because it is my life and I eat what I want just small portions and I am happy and much healthier. I bet wearing a wet suit when you are overweight is impossible. Just like for me riding a horse. I wouldn't put that burden on an animal. Live, Love and Cook...
Sep. 4, 2009 1:24 pm
Not being able to wear a wet suit keeps me from diving here in New England in the icy water, but in Micronesia, the Coral Sea and Australia I simple don't wear one and my blubber does insulate a bit. Once I am underwater and all the weight comes off my joints, I feel great. I am able to dive as well as anyone as long as I put on and remove my equipment in the water. Since I am extra buoyant I need to be wear a lot of weight, so walking around while wearing gear is out of the question. In short, easy-rated recreational dives are great for the huge. However, I do look forward to more challenging stuff once I am thinner.
Sep. 4, 2009 1:26 pm
Good for you, keep it up!!! And yeee haaaw on the "much younger man", got me one of those too:)
Sep. 4, 2009 2:44 pm
Good for you!!!
Sep. 5, 2009 4:24 am
That is great! Inspiring. I see the pounds creeping up and haven't yet hit the place where I make myself do something about it. Knowing that it can be done makes me think that it's time to start. How are you losing the weight?
Sep. 5, 2009 4:58 am
Elle, the answer is low carb diet. I am using this AllRecipes blog as a journal for recording mt daily diet challenges, life events in general and the recipes I create and test along the way. My first post that explains is here:
Sep. 16, 2009 7:43 pm
wtg! it's one day at a time, a matter of choices, and a life change. i've kept off 100# for 5 yr, now ready to lose the last 30 and keep them off. this week was my first week, and voila, with better choices, 6.8# lost. keep it up, any diet in which you expend more calories than you take in works---figure out what is best for you and know you can get healthier. i could use a motivation buddy who also loves to cook--don't know how to get one, but if anyone does, we can be the helping hand for each other. thanks for sharing!
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I am a 51 year old game designer, grandmother and entrepreneur. I have been cooking for family all my life. These days I cook at least twice a day for my husband and I who are both on low carbohydrate diets for life.
My favorite things to cook
Sadly I love to bake... oh well. So instead I specialize in yummy stove top cooking.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother was a traditional English cook. 'nuf said. I use Mexican, Asian, Indian and American spice combinations in my own recipes.
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I have cooked dinner for 30 and have it come off with aplomb.
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I once made a birthday cake for someone when I could not smell things properly. I didn't realize my vegetable oil had gone rancid. Yuck.
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