Start Weight:(25 Nov 13) 202.0 lb
Current Weight:(27 Jul 14) 154.0 lb
Goal Weight:136.0 lb
following: I Can Make You Thin System by Paul mcKenna
performance: losing 1.4 lb a week

Hello! My name is Deborah but my friends call me Deb! I am happily married with 3 sons & 2 daughters. My goal is to lose weight & get healthy. My plan: 1) healthy diet, 2) more exercise, 3) better sleep, and 4) reduced stress. Somebody said that. It's good!

In January 2013, I weighed 232 lbs and I was diagnosed with diabetes. I began watching my carbs and calories, eating a low fat diet, and avoiding sugar. I began to walk more, starting from 300 steps a day and slowly increased it to 5000 steps a day (2.5 miles). When I joined this website I weighed 202 lbs. What a great site, with such encouraging members! After losing 44 pounds, my A1C was 5 (normal) and my doctor told me that I can stop taking the diabetic pills and cut my cholesterol pills in half! I am so happy and I continue to eat healthy and exercise daily so that I will not have to go back on the Metformin.

Start: weighed 232 lbs ✔ Extremely Obese, BMI 42.4, diabetic
Struggle: weigh 225 lbs ✔ Stopped eating desserts, BMI 41.1
1st goal: weigh 218 lbs ✔ Obese now, BMI 39.9
mini goal: weigh 197 lbs ✔ Stopped drinking diet soda, BMI 36.0
mini goal: weigh 188 lbs ✔ Why did I pick that number? BMI 34.4
Surprise: weigh 186 lbs ✔ Doctor stopped my diabetic pills! BMI 34.0
mini goal: weigh 175 lbs ✔ Weight before I had children, BMI 32.0
Surprise: weigh 171 lbs ✔ Doctor stopped my cholesterol pills! BMI 31.3
2nd goal: weigh 164 lbs ✔ my BMI is 30 now!
mini goal: weigh 163 lbs ✔ my BMI changed to Slightly Overweight
mini goal: weigh 150 lbs - Random number that just seems good
mini goal: weigh 143 lbs - Another random number
The GOAL: weigh 136 lbs - my BMI changes to Normal or Healthy weight

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Thank you for visiting my profile. Thank you for your support. Good luck to you!

FatSecret member since: 25 Nov 13

Deb_N's Weight History

Deb_N's Latest Member Challenges

status: In Progress
currently: Day 8 of 14
end date: Sunday 03 Aug 14
view progress
  Give up sugar for 1 month
status: In Progress
currently: Week 2 of 4
end date: Monday 11 Aug 14
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Deb_N's Buddies

Online now snezica
last weighin: losing 1.1 lb a week Down
Online now millerm40
last weighin: losing 3.1 lb a week Down
Online now DarleneW101
on diet Atkins
buddies only
Online now Pixipi
not sharing weight

Deb_N's Cookbook

cals: 29kcal | fat: 0.05g | carbs: 6.45g | prot: 1.27g
Different Cabbage Soup
Chopped and shredded cabbage soup.
cals: 130kcal | fat: 8.05g | carbs: 15.76g | prot: 1.47g
Roasted Spaghetti Squash
Oven-roasted spaghetti squash makes a unique side dish or light supper.
cals: 105kcal | fat: 6.43g | carbs: 3.68g | prot: 9.13g
Spinach Loaf
The recipe calls it a bread, but with no flour it is more like a quiche baked in a loaf pan.
cals: 179kcal | fat: 7.22g | carbs: 25.63g | prot: 4.88g
Savory Roasted Vegetables
A great side dish that uses up the vegetables in your fridge or serve over brown rice or whole wheat couscous to make a hearty vegan meal.
cals: 293kcal | fat: 4.07g | carbs: 37.37g | prot: 27.09g
CinnaCut Muffins
High protein, moderate carb muffins perfect for a bodybuilding cut.
view complete cookbook

Deb_N's Latest Posts

For New Members
When you are at MY FATSECRET, on the right side under MY DIET CALENDAR, click on "Calendar" to see your Food and Exercise on the same page. Look at your Food calories on the left and your Exercise calories on the right. The last column says Net (kcal), the difference between the two numbers. Green arrows going down mean you have exercised more than you ate! The higher the Net (kcal), the more weight you are losing. You can also click on the View Diet Calendar link in your profile to see how you are doing.
posted 25 Jul 2014, 23:28
For New Members
When you are at MY FATSECRET, on the right side under MY DIET CALENDAR, click on "Food" to log your foods in My Food Diary then click on "Exercise" to log your exercise in My Exercise Diary. Good luck!
posted 25 Jul 2014, 23:26
For New Members
Just a reminder, if you want support, encouragement or comments on your journal or weigh in, please allow others to view your journal and weigh in.
posted 25 Jul 2014, 17:30
Coffee increases Blood Sugar?
This topic has more than one page, so be sure to click over to the other page to read the other replies. My mother never let me drink coffee when I was a girl, and I started drinking it in college. Since it is a heart stimulant, I'm being cautious in my consumption, maybe three cups a month.
posted 21 Jul 2014, 13:22
Brewed coffee has a healthy effect by increasing your antioxidants, but it can raise blood sugar. Decaffeinated coffee can raise LDL cholesterol which you don't want. A new study says high levels of caffeine may stimulate calcium excretion, so it is not good for your bones. If you have high blood pressure, caffeine can make it worse. We had a discussion over here if you want to check out the links in more detail:
posted 21 Jul 2014, 13:16
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I Can Make You Thin System by Paul mcKenna

Deb_N's journal

25 July 2014

My plan (although I am not at goal weight yet) is to walk every day of the year. No rest day for me. If I have a restaurant meal on a certain day, I eat ...

24 July 2014

Weight gain! Wahhh.... ;)

Deb_N's Recent Food & Exercise

Deb_N's Groups

Health by the Numbers
Our 'numbers geeks' discuss improving health through scientific strategies and tracking results. Don't freak out -- GEEK out!

Yes... I have Diabetes
This group is for anyone who is in some way affected by Diabetes. Past, Present, or Future... You or a loved one! Come join!

Let's Eat Clean
Eating clean tips and ideas to help lose and maintain the weight.

Silver Foxes
Hey, this is because the Silver Fox challenge is over.

Goal by Birthday
Announce your Birthday and set a Goal that you really want to reach by that date.

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