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29 May 2009 @ 04:09 pm
Hello Everyone,

I just found this community and i thought i would join!

Here are my stats:

Name: René
Age: 28
Height: 5'3'
Highest Weight: 142.0lbs
Current Weight: 132lbs
Lowest Weight: 119lbs
May 31st Goal Weight: 132lbs (I actually did it!)
June 31st Goal Weight:   127lbs
August 1st Goal Weight: 120bs

I started on my quest to lose 20lbs on May 4th. I started at 142lbs. Shocking to say the least. I've been doing pretty much what is in the community Bio. 1100-1400 cals a day. Exercise and eating well.

So far i've seen consistant loss. Today i stepped on the scale to see 132. Which is exactly 10 lbs from I started. I'm really really excited and I cant believe i'm doing so well. I'm sure i'll not only meet my goal but knock it out of the water. I'm going a 10k run for cancer in August and I really really want to look great by then.

I should add i've been running 2-3x a week to train. And i really think that's helping with the weight loss. Fell free to add me. I could use some friends for motivation and support!!!

Current Mood: excitedexcited
29 May 2009 @ 05:35 am
I haven't posted since I joined on the first, but I think I've made good progress.

Then: 160lbs

Now: 152lbs

Loss: 8

I started exercising properly, which really helped. Not just with the weight, but with being toned too. Eating healthily has gone so-so. I stopped snacking, but didn't change my normal diet that much. This is because the last time I attempted to do this (diet + no snacking) I was hungry all the time and broke it after a few days. So now I'm better used to not eating all the damned time. Being able to walk up the stairs at college without feeling tired has kept me from going back to old habits, I don't want to feel like that again.
13 May 2009 @ 06:00 pm

I finally got around to weighing myself! I am ridiculously busy. (I know I sound like a broken record!)

Here are my stats:
Before: 136 lbs.
Now: 131 lbs.

Five pounds, huzzah!

I see that a lot of people haven't posted their updated stats yet. It's not mandatory but it would be nice to see how everyone is progressing!
♥ Captain
13 May 2009 @ 01:22 pm
Hey guys! I was having so much trouble my first two weeks losing weight. It just wasn't coming off. Either way, that seems to be a thing of the past since my body just naturally started to lose weight after a few weeks so honestly I think it was just my body being resistant to change for a while.

Either way, I started 3 weeks ago at 143lbs (5'4") and as of this morning I am 139.4lbs. I haven't been under 140lbs in nearly a year now, so this is quite exciting! :) I just wanted to share the good news with everyone and wish everyone else good luck this week with your weight goals/plans.

(For more info on what I ate/did/whatever feel free to read my blog. I update once a week with specifics)
07 May 2009 @ 09:57 pm

Just checking in! Sorry I haven't been able to post lately, I am just so busy with school! Only 22 more days until graduation, though. :) I hope everyone is eating right and exercising consistently. As for me, I have been doing well on the diet from this post. It is extremely filling while still managing to be low in calories - some days I even find myself struggling to meet the quota! We will see if it's working by Monday!

Which diets and/or exercise are working best for you?

Keep up the great work you guys!
♥ Captain
05 May 2009 @ 08:06 pm

10 Secrets to Cooking Healthier

If your eating habits are anything like those of most Americans and you are looking for the simplest advice possible, we would tell you to eat more vegetables, fruits and whole grains and less of just about everything else. But if you’re ready for just a bit more guidance, our 10 principles of healthy cooking will get you started:
1. Use smart fats. Not all fat is bad. Opt for unsaturated (e.g., olive oil) over saturated fats such as butter. But still use them in moderation because all fats are loaded with calories.
2. Go unrefined. Pick whole grains over refined grains. Whole grains like brown rice and bulgur have their bran intact and thus have more fiber, B vitamins, magnesium, zinc and other nutrients.
3. Eat more fruits and vegetables. Most people don’t get enough! Aim for 5 to 13 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. Pick produce in a variety of colors to get a range of antioxidants and vitamins. A serving size is 1⁄2 to 1 cup depending on the fruit or vegetable.
4. It’s not all about the meat. Meat is a great source of protein but it’s also a big source of saturated fat in many people’s diets. So eat small amounts of lean meat, fish and poultry. Fill up the rest of your plate with healthy vegetables and whole grains.
5. Choose low-fat dairy. Dairy products like milk, sour cream and yogurt are a good source of calcium. Replacing whole-milk dairy products with low-fat or nonfat is an easy way to cut saturated fat in your diet.
6. Keep portions reasonable. Even though we would all like a magic bullet for weight control, it really boils down to calories. One of the easiest ways to manage calorie intake is by eating healthy portions.
7. Use sweeteners judiciously. Sugars of any kind, whether corn syrup, white sugar, brown sugar, honey or maple syrup, add significant calories without any nutritive value.
8. Keep an eye on sodium. Whether you have high blood pressure or not, it’s wise to watch your sodium intake. The USDA’s dietary guidelines for Americans recommend consuming less than 2,300 mg (about 1 teaspoon salt) daily.
9. Go for the flavor. Enhance food with bold flavors from healthy ingredients like fresh herbs, spices and citrus. When your food has great flavor, there’s no reason to feel deprived.
10. Be mindful and enjoy. Make conscious food decisions rather than grabbing for what is most convenient. Make sure it is something delicious and savor it. When you enjoy what you eat, you feel satisfied.
Source: EatingWell.com

♥ Captain
05 May 2009 @ 09:34 am
So I've started going to curves only 4 days a week. Going 6 days was just too much for me. I go Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday, and I'm finding that I feel better, enjoy curves more, and have more energy. I think I was just starting to burn out.

The next step, now is personally learning how to make better choices when I'm eating. I really struggle with proper eating. I pay MONTHLY for weightwatchers online to track my points, and struggle with using it. Does anyone else feel this way? 

I do better at drinking all my water, I do better with exercise... it is just the damn food.

Are we using tags here? 


Welcome all new members! I'm so happy that you've joined!

Also, sorry for neglecting to post anything yesterday, I was super busy! Today I'm going to do something different: a recipe!

Mixed Lettuce Salad with Cucumber Herb Vinaigrette

Oak leaf and baby romaine lettuces are so tender they’re best eaten straight from the garden or at least within a day or two of picking. Mild and delicate, they pair wonderfully with peppery radishes and chopped hard-boiled eggs in this easy salad.

Makes 4 servings, about 1 cup each

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minute


1 small cucumber, peeled, seeded and chopped
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar
2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1 tablespoon nonfat or low-fat plain yogurt
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon prepared horseradish
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 small clove garlic
Pinch of salt
2 cups Red Oak or other red leaf lettuce
2 cups Freckles or other baby romaine
1/2 cup sliced radishes
4 scallions, sliced
2 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and chopped (see Tip)


  1. To prepare vinaigrette: Puree cucumber, oil, vinegar, chives, parsley, yogurt, mustard, horseradish, sugar and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a blender until smooth.
  2. To prepare salad: Season a wooden salad bowl by rubbing with garlic and pinch of salt. Chop the garlic and add to the bowl along with all the lettuce. Pour 1/4 cup of the vinaigrette over the greens; toss to coat. (Cover and refrigerate the remaining 1 cup vinaigrette for up to 3 days.) Serve the salad garnished with radishes, scallions and hard-boiled egg.

Nutrition Information

Per serving: 83 calories, 6g fat, 5g protein, 2g fiber, 152mg sodium

Source: EatingWell.com

♥ Captain

04 May 2009 @ 08:20 am

Hi there I'm new to this community but not new to weight loss.

I've been on a weight loss journey for a long while now, and am feeling MUCH MUCH better.

Since I don't feel like going back to my very first start weight, I'll post my start weight from when I joined Curves back in February.

February 7th - 250.2
March 26th -236.6 almost passed my 5% goal
April 30 - 233 lbs

So here is to a healthy summer :) 

We can do this ladies!!!!
03 May 2009 @ 08:53 pm
Hi all, I'm new! Here are my stats:

Name: Kim
Age: 22
Height: 5'4'
Highest Weight: 143 lb
Current Weight: 141.4 lbs
Lowest Weight: 120 lbs
May 31st Goal Weight: 136 lbs
June 30th Goal Weight: 131 lbs
July 31st Goal Weight: 126 lbs
August 31st Goal: 121 lbs (close enough to my goal to say I am at my goal)

I'm working super hard on getting my weight down. If you want to read about my measurements and weekly updates check out my blog. Feel free to add me as a friend if you have a weight loss log too so we can get slim and trim together! :3