Ruhu

Start Weight:(25 Oct 12) 128.0 lb
Current Weight:(25 Jul 14) 122.2 lb
Goal Weight:122.0 lb
following: Ruhu's own diet
performance: gaining 0.3 lb a week

I'm a 54 year old mother of 2 boys who both are in college -- one living away from home & one who returned home this year to finish his college degree. I was overweight as a child and struggled with binging in my twenties after my sister passed away. After getting married & having my sons, my eating and weight seemed to stabilize until recently. I started craving sugar horribly & began eating for emotional reasons, possibly in response to menopause, being an empty nester & having my Mom diagnosed with Alzheimer's. I've been working to find a way to live and eat healthfully. This journey has lead me through many different ways of eating, but what's working best currently is eating mindfully, paleo/primal and staying gluten, lactose & sugar aware. I had been at about 120 pounds for years, give or take a few, but seem to be averaging closer to 125 now. I'd love to get back to 120, but am realizing that as I age, that may be unrealistic. I'm an avid tennis player & workout most days that I don't play tennis. I know it's weird but I actually like to workout. I'm so happy to have found great support here on fatsecret.

FatSecret member since: 24 Sep 12

Ruhu's Weight History


Ruhu's Latest Member Challenges

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  Say NO to Sugar 2
status: Completed
ended: 29 Apr 14
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  Say NO to sugar
status: Completed
ended: 29 Mar 14
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Ruhu's Cookbook

cals: 282kcal | fat: 21.96g | carbs: 6.38g | prot: 16.00g
Egg & Asparagus Medley
An incredibly simple yet delicious guilt-free dish, perfect for a light meal.
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Ruhu's Latest Posts

Self control
I have to share an article I read quite some time ago as I too struggle with my trigger foods -- processed, added sugar -- and have tried many times to eat it in moderation unsuccessfully. I always just want more & have come to realize that one bite of sugar is too much for me and 100 bites are never enough. Check it out if you have time -- http://www.everydayhealth.com/columns/hear-me-out/are-you-an-abstainer-or-a-moderator/?pos=1&xid=nl_EverydayHealthDietandNutrition_20140226.
posted 08 Jul 2014, 07:11
Positivity wins the day
What a wonderful mantra -- thanks for sharing and allowing me to start my day with it too!
posted 06 Jun 2014, 05:42
Dairy Intolerance
I went through an elimination diet over a year ago and found that I'm lactose intolerant. First though, I eliminated all dairy for 3 weeks, including that drop of milk in my coffee. I use almond, soy or coconut milk or creamer instead. After those 3 weeks and feeling so much better, i tried adding back lactose free dairy slowly to see if my symptoms came back, which they didn't, so lactose free, it's been for me. I've found many dairy or lactose free products that I love, including lactaid milk & cottage cheese, and lactose free yogurt. Real cheese is another story with the substitutes not really being tasty enough to want them, for my taste buds at least, so I usually just avoid it altogether. And, there's non-dairy frozen substitutes too. Good luck, and let me know if I can give you any more details on what/where of theses products.
posted 30 May 2014, 05:47
Passing on some info...
I'm curious to hear about the Good Greens bars too. I've been enjoying the Simply Bars and Quest Bars, but am focused on higher protein, low sugar & gluten and lactose free. Thanks for the info!
posted 24 May 2014, 06:23
Low Carb
Great advice & so wise to slowly introduce the changes so that they become a lifestyle change rather than temporary "diet". Good luck!
posted 24 May 2014, 06:13
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29 July 2014

Yesterday was lost in a flurry of paperwork, bookkeeping, Mom issues & paperwork, birthday & graduation gifts, errands, plus workers in the house fini ...
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27 July 2014

DS's graduation/going away party was a huge success, and such fun! I'm so thrilled and have many, many great memories from it, especially of him with ...
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Gluten free-sugar free-dairy free
Those who want to stay away from artificial sweeteners, Gluten,and dairy. Exception is Greek yogurt or kefir.

Intermittent Fasting
Those interested in or implementing intermittent fasting into their fitness journey.

5:2 Lifestyle
Group for people who have embarked on the 5:2 lifestyle (5 feed days, 2 fast days a week)

50's with under 10 lbs to Lose
50 somethings with up to 10 pounds to lose.

50's on Maintenance
50 somethings who have reached their goal and want to maintain their weight.

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