Start Weight:(13 Jun 11) 143.0 lb
Current Weight:(18 Apr 14) 136.0 lb
Goal Weight:130.0 lb
following: mars2kids's own diet
performance: losing 1.0 lb a week

Working mom of 2 kids. I want to be healthy so I can stick around for them as long as possible. I have other health issues, I don't need my diet to start affecting other areas of my health. My main goal through all of this is to get a good handle on my diet. I can commit myself to exercise, which is usually first thing in the morning, but my eating habits are horrible. My kids watch me eating junk and that is what they want too. My husband hates anything to do with vegetables and my kids have picked up on this too, so it's going to be hard to make something healthy that we can all eat. I may have to go it alone on the vegetable front but if I can be healthy it's worth it.

FatSecret member since: 15 Mar 11

mars2kids's Weight History

mars2kids's Latest Member Challenges

  I am an April Fool!
status: In Progress
currently: Week 3 of 5
end date: Thursday 08 May 14
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  Excercise every day just 30mins
status: Completed
ended: 31 Mar 14
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last weighin: steady Steady
last weighin: gaining 0.7 lb a week Up
last weighin: losing 5.6 lb a week Down
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mars2kids's Cookbook

cals: 177kcal | fat: 0.85g | carbs: 38.16g | prot: 7.03g
Banana Pancakes II
A low fat great tasting breakfast.
cals: 109kcal | fat: 0.93g | carbs: 20.35g | prot: 4.66g
Pumpkin Waffles
Easy to make, delightful waffles that are sure to become a winter favorite in your household.
cals: 146kcal | fat: 5.75g | carbs: 20.35g | prot: 3.04g
Brown Rice Almond Milk Pudding
Creamy delicious rice pudding made with brown rice and almond milk.
cals: 169kcal | fat: 10.07g | carbs: 17.80g | prot: 2.31g
Pumpkin Bars (sans Frosting)
Lower calorie pumpkin bars.
cals: 438kcal | fat: 31.00g | carbs: 4.25g | prot: 35.03g
Mustard Creamy Chicken
Low carb chicken breasts with a creamy mustard sauce that are delicious.
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Day 2
I'm going to get annoying because I'm replying to all of your posts, sorry. I went through that too and the best routine for me has been to eat breakfast before work, bring a piece of fruit or cheese for a snack before lunch, then have lunch an hour or 2 later, then have a yogurt with granola or some almonds for an afternoon snack around 3 or 3:30 (I get off at 4:30). That's how I make it through the work day. Sometimes I don't eat my snacks if I'm really busy or even lazy that day, but if I'm going to workout after work or have a late dinner I make sure to at least do my afternoon snack. One of the ladies at work actually commented that it seems like I eat all day, and I do, just not huge amounts. Smile

You'll figure out what works best for you. Also, focus on if you're really hungry or just bored or need some water. I try to ask myself now if I'm wanting to raid the candy dish because I'm hungry or is it because I'm stressed, bored, happy, or something else, and usually I can talk myself out of it. I hope the days just keep getting better!
posted 22 Apr 2014, 16:34
Hey There!
Yep, I'm with you there. When I don't see the numbers I somehow can kid myself into thinking that the junk food I just ate wasn't as bad as it actually was. Honesty is the best policy. Smile
posted 22 Apr 2014, 16:16
Hey There!
Good luck!! Having those health issues has to be hard, but they can also be a good motivator to eat better and exercise. It sounds like you are a busy person too, between work, a child, and school, I'm sure you've had a hard time finding time to do something for yourself. One of the best things to do, which I'm sure you already know, is to record your food. That's one thing that keeps me coming back to this site, because it's so easy for me to enter my daily intake. The other thing that keeps me coming back is the support. The people here are great, so make sure you utilize them if you have any questions or just need a motivational boost. There are some great motivational people on this site who have succeeded just by eating better and exercising, no fad diets, no super crazy workouts, just good ol' effort. You can do this, get that momentum going!! Smile
posted 22 Apr 2014, 14:24
Fed up with counting calories and carbs - learning to trust myself with food.
I'm like Draglist, when I quit counting I tend to eat junk and it starts with just a chocolate here or there, then it's out for fast food, and just grows from there and I fool myself into thinking it's not so bad. I record what I eat and with doing some running now I'm trying to balance my protein and carbs more, but I don't feel like I've given anything up, I am eating healthier and feeling better. I feel like I'm eating like a healthy person, because that is what I think is normal, so I guess eating like a normal person depends on the definition. I've never used Atkins or any diet that is very restrictive, but I would imagine it would be hard for me to stick to. I really hope trusting yourself works for you!! I hope to be able to go without counting myself someday. Just keep eating healthy and I'm sure you'll have success!! Smile
posted 17 Apr 2014, 10:45
appitiete suppressants
I'm like some others here, I had gained about 60 lbs. when I was pregnant with my son and after he was born was looking for a quick way to get it off. I went to GNC and bought a kit with like 4 or 5 different pills for weight loss. I also had a pretty physical job and I was not eating much. So, the weight started to come off pretty quickly, but I started feeling horrible. I actually was hospitalized with a kidney infection, I'm not sure if those pills were actually the cause, but after I stopped taking them I felt much better. There is a reason all of those pills come and go so quickly, because they aren't good for us.

I have been up and down the last few years, but found the best way for me to lose is to be accountable for what I'm eating by recording all my food, get regular exercise, and come here for support when I'm feeling weak. You can do this on your own and you'll feel so much more empowered if you do. Every time I just want to eat a piece of chocolate or something because I'm bored, or just because it's there, I have to push past it and be strong, then at the end of the day I can look back at my healthy eating and be proud of myself. Don't make yourself more unhealthy using pills or powders, just do it yourself, you'll be much happier with your results.

I hope you don't see any of these posts as ganging up on you or bullying or anything like that. Everyone here is truly trying to help and make sure you do the best thing for your body. Whatever you decide is ultimately up to you and none of us can make the decision for you, so I wish you the best either way. Good luck!!
posted 11 Apr 2014, 14:12
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