Start Weight:(05 Jan 12) 250.4 lb
Current Weight:(23 Mar 14) 176.4 lb
Goal Weight:135.0 lb
following: 2ManyCurves's own diet
performance: losing 0.4 lb a week

My complete bio is in my journal posting dated 9/5/13. It is far too long to fit in this small space. But, here is the abbreviated version: I'm 38, happily married, need to lose over 100 pounds, and have been an emotional eater my entire life.

Here are my mini-goals:

Color Run in October 12, 2013 (COMPLETED!)
Run four (4) more (at least 5K) races between November 2013 and March 2014 (5k-Shelter Fundraiser 11/16/13; Becca's Memorial Turkey Trot 5 K- 11/23/2013; Cannon 5K 12/7/13; Reindeer Romp 5K 12/14/13) COMPLETED!
Take classes to get my scuba diver certification
Mini-marathon in April 2014 (13.2 miles)
Rugged Maniac Run - Sept. 2014

FatSecret member since: 05 Jan 12

2ManyCurves's Weight History

2ManyCurves's Latest Member Challenges

  One Week of Sugar Detox
status: Completed
ended: 23 Dec 13
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  Scientific 7 + C25K
status: Completed
ended: 16 Feb 14
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2ManyCurves's Cookbook

cals: 150kcal | fat: 7.39g | carbs: 5.40g | prot: 7.88g
Garlic Basil Shrimp
A versatile shrimp dish using fresh basil and white wine with garlic.
cals: 313kcal | fat: 25.08g | carbs: 0.41g | prot: 20.21g
Breakfast Meatballs
Low carb meatballs with pork, beef, cheddar, egg and onion that are perfect for a meaty breakfast or any meal.
cals: 601kcal | fat: 26.67g | carbs: 4.39g | prot: 81.23g
Chicken Cordon Bleu
A delightfully easy flavorful chicken dish that will surely become a favorite.
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Changing plans
I'm so glad you posted this. I'm slowly integrating into a vegetarian diet with my husband as well. I'm counting the calories, but I am concerned about not getting enough protein. Lower carb has worked for me in losing my first 70+ pounds, but I suppose it is time to try something new. By lower carb, I mean that I had been shooting for 40% carbs, 30% fat, 30% protein. I struggled routinely with getting that much protein. Most of my calories were coming from fats (albeit, health fats like almonds). What I've seen in the last few days is that by restricting meat consumption, I am naturally consuming a few hundred less calories per day while still feeling satisfied. Keep in mind that I am just newly considering this change, so it has been progress, not perfection. Essentially at this point, I am trying to limit meals that include meat to about two times per week. Vegan is too restrictive for me personally. I love cheese...
posted 21 Mar 2014, 15:29
I'm about halfway into training for my first full marathon. I ran quite a bit in my 20s but waited until I was closer to 40 and well into my attempt to drop 100+ pounds before I started running again last October. I also use Hal Higdon, but that puts me running about four days a week. I do have several back to back run days in the program, but it is usually a short run sandwiching a moderate run like a 3-7-4 that I complete midweek followed by a long run that I do on the weekend. As far as fueling (and please keep in mind that I am not a doctor, professional runner or anything more than a chunky girl trying to cross the finish line) I find that I do not need to fuel during or immediately before my short runs. I consider a short run anything under five miles. On my longer runs, I will take in more carbs but do not really drastically alter my overall caloric intake. Overall, I think I have increased my daily average caloric intake by about 200 calories per day since I began training. Please note that I am no speed demon. But, since this is also your first full, I figured you may be more focused with maintaining a respectable pace and crossing the finish line as well. I have probably lost between 15-20 pounds since December going this route without hitting any major walls yet. I will occasionally have a "cheat" day where I simply screw up and eat too much, but I make sure that happens less than 10% of the time and when it does happen I don't get too bent out of shape since I know I am going to run it off for sure come Sunday (my long run day). The one thing that I always keep in mind when I consider fueling in light of my quest to drop the weight is this: "You can't outrun a bad diet." So with that I don't use running as an excuse to consume a great deal more calories (although I've jokingly referred to days that I've blown it as "carb-loading"Wink because for me it simply is not necessary. I have plenty of fat reserves just waiting to power my runs.
posted 04 Mar 2014, 20:23
Breakfast - ideas
Someone posted a Facebook recipe from Trim Healthy Momma earlier. I'm going to give it a try in the morning:

1 cup of cottage cheese
1 cup of frozen berries (raspberries, blueberries, strawberries---whatever you like)
Blend them together and voila. I'm told it is like soft serve ice cream so it may be good to try as a dessert, but I'm going to give it a shot for breakfast tomorrow.
posted 06 Feb 2014, 22:17
The Biggest Loser
myawethin...I wish I had a solution or some words of advice as to loose skin, but I'm not sure that I have found any universal solutions. I did try firming lotions and gels, but only saw my wallet grow lighter. As to loose belly skin, I have somewhat concluded that once I reach my goal weight I will seek a tummy tuck. I know that not everyone approves of surgery. I respect others opinions on it. But, as a personal decision for me, once I have lost 115 pounds I don't want my post-childbearing, formerly morbidly obese belly skin anymore.

kkd---Thank you for clearing that up. One of the articles I had read indicated from October to the present but that must have been only considering air time. Even to lose that much since this past summer just seems so extreme as to jeopardize the functioning of other organs in the body.

I know weight loss is different for everyone. I've lost at a fairly aggressive weight myself with some of the "side effects" of rapid weight loss like hair loss and loose skin. I suppose it just boggles my mind that these contestants aren't as flabby and balding as I am. Ha. (Ok. Slight over-exaggeration)
posted 05 Feb 2014, 21:56
The Biggest Loser
I wasn't referring to your post in particular. I've seen multiple posts elsewhere (Facebook) referring to her being anorexic. I have several friends who are 5'4 and 105 pounds. Many of them eat more than I do and really do not exercise. They're just made that way.

Personally, I do think she would look better with some more muscle tone. But again, if she just began the show in October...how is that even enough time to sculpt out muscle tone? It just amazes me that everything seemed to snap right back into place on almost all of the contestants.

I think this show could actually contribute to our national obesity problems. It sets up unreasonable expectations for average people. Imagine how many people become frustrated and give up when they can't possibly maintain the same level of weight loss as these reality television participants. Many people look for quick fixes and when they haven't lost 40-60% of their body weight in four months, they don't stick with it. And, others crash diet reducing their calories to nothing only to train their body to subsist on minimal calories. When the diet is over, assuming they live through it and haven't caused permanent heart damage (muscles shrink---including the cardiac muscle), their body stores every extra calorie it can grab a hold of making one pack back on everything they've lost plus some. It is just unfortunate in my opinion.
posted 05 Feb 2014, 12:43
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14 April 2014

Good Monday Mid-Morning. I have completed all of the exercise objectives I made for myself over the last four days with exception to my 13 mile bike ride ...

11 April 2014

Exercise plan for day 1 is in the books. Completed a 9 mile run. I had a pretty good pace going for a couple miles at sub 10 that I am fairly proud of. ...

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