Josie Ann

Start Weight:(12 Apr 14) 132.0 lb
Current Weight:(21 Apr 14) 132.0 lb
Goal Weight:126.0 lb
following: Josie Ann's own diet
performance: Steady

I'm a happily married 41 year old gal with 2 kids who has struggled with body issues since 8 yrs of age. Being told you're little bit chubby in those years really messes with your head. I have never been obese, but probably 10-25lbs overweight for most of my life. I was thin (115lbs or less) for most of my twenties and then I had my 2 girls and I was back to being 20 lbs from my happy place (I'm 5'4" in height).

4 years ago I had an epiphany after reading an excellent book about mental toughness and the role it plays in losing weight and let me tell you the lights went on! It all just clicked and I found the fortitude and determination that this time was going to be different, because it helped me think about losing weight in a reality-based way of thinking. And, lo and behold I lost 35lbs by myself and I've kept it off for 3 years.

Unfortunately, since losing it all I have slowly gained back 7 - 10 lbs twice in the last 2 years. I lost the first 10 that I gained, but now have to lose 7 this time. All due to simply eating a bit too much here and there and bam: your jeans start to feel snug. I run and do yoga, but exercising is no match for too many calories.

The weight amount is not massive, but the desire and work is the same for everyone regardless of the amount of weight you want to lose. FatSecret came my way by complete chance and I liked the accountability that it attempts to instil by allowing whomever to read about your weight-loss business. Plus it's always nice to share! 😊

Be mentally tough - this was the key to my success, and this is what separates a good achievement from a GREAT achievement!


FatSecret member since: 04 Jan 13

Josie Ann's Weight History

Josie Ann's Latest Member Challenges

  4 Weeks of DairyFarmersWife Madness
status: Completed
ended: 29 Apr 13
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Josie Ann's Buddies

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Josie Ann's Cookbook

cals: 113kcal | fat: 4.72g | carbs: 18.35g | prot: 1.79g
Sweet Red Cabbage
An easy and delicious low calorie side dish.
cals: 186kcal | fat: 8.24g | carbs: 4.87g | prot: 23.67g
Baked Salmon with Tomatoes, Spinach and Mushrooms
Salmon fillets with complementary vegetables and a simple, tasty dressing.
cals: 270kcal | fat: 12.90g | carbs: 9.11g | prot: 31.43g
Salmon Soup
A light, healthy soup with a bit of an Asian flair and it comes together in no time at all.
cals: 221kcal | fat: 14.25g | carbs: 1.83g | prot: 20.99g
Grilled White Fish with Salsa di Giovanna
A most amazing fish recipe.
cals: 260kcal | fat: 13.34g | carbs: 31.45g | prot: 6.08g
Vegan Black Bean Chili
A delicious, easy meatless chili that can be made in about 30 minutes, tops.
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Josie Ann's Latest Posts

New to this website
Use this site for exactly it's purpose: log your calories eaten and calories burned in exercise. Everything else is gravy. Be faithful and honest in those 2 things and you can use this tool to hold yourself accountable.

You can lose weight if you truly want to make that commitment. If your not ready to give it 100% right now, then wait till you are. Otherwise, you're just setting yourself up for more disappointment and frustration.

You have to decide for yourself what you want more: to be overweight or to get healthy and enjoy your life. Losing weight is not easy but it is simple.
posted 15 Jan 2013, 17:08
What's everyone's fitness routine?
Every other day I run between 2-4 miles (depending on how much time I have that particular day) on the treadmill at 6.5 mph. I finish off with some yoga and that's it.

I don't love running, but it is effective in burning calories! It has simply become a habit now.
posted 05 Jan 2013, 23:23
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21 April 2014

Weight has not changed...oh well. I have no complaints - my family is healthy and happy, so perspective is needed when these "setbacks" happen. My cl ...
on diet Josie Ann's own diet  steady weight

12 April 2014

At least it's going in the right direction - that's a relief. It is coming off way slower than I had hoped, but this has got me thinking that maybe it ...

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