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3fatcats 03-28-2013 03:03 AM

Met a goal- finally under 170
Scale hasn't seen 169 in 14 years. Yahoo! Thanks for all who said to up my fat and lower protein. I started using a tracker and realized I was eating too much protein.

I'm doing about 1700-1800 cals a day, with 75-80% fat, 4% carbs and 80 gram of protein a day. It's tough, but I'm losing. I'm not used to so little food once it's replaced with fat. Theres not much to enjoy at the whole "sitting down and eating" thing they call a meal. Oh well, I'm losing! I guess with all the oversized portions one gets used to seeing alot of food on their plate. Just isn't true. We don't need that much!


Gibbs 03-28-2013 07:24 AM


cfine 03-28-2013 07:35 AM

It gets easier with time. I felt so deprived when I first started eating less protein, but now I find that some days I haven't eaten enough. Good for you!

WickedStitch 03-28-2013 07:42 AM

How much protein is TOO much?

Spod 03-28-2013 07:48 AM


clackley 03-28-2013 09:10 AM

Yippee!! It is an adjustment to begin with. One thing that really helps with bulking up the protein for me is a big bowl of romaine lettuce with my protein on top and a nice homemade dressing. Or another great food is shirataki noodles! I never feel deprived!! KUTGW!! Btw, I too broke that barrier of 170 last week. Feels wonderful! At first, I thought my scale must have broken!!:laugh:

Phranquie 03-28-2013 05:29 PM

Congratulations on your new low!

3fatcats 03-28-2013 05:48 PM

Thanks everyone! And congrats clackley on your new low, too!

mamabear6 03-28-2013 07:21 PM

That is great news! Congratulations!!! Everybody is different, and it's awesome that you have found what will help you meet your goals! I tried doing higher fat/lower protein and I agree, it was way easy to stack up the calories with very little bulk of food. Didn't work for me, I need more lean protein to lose apparently. I am so glad you're getting to where you want to be, and hope the dietary adjustment isn't too much of a pain in the butt lol!

rubidoux 03-28-2013 07:22 PM

Yay! And you, too, Clackley!

I will be so stoked if I ever get to 169. A couple of years ago I hit 173 for about a minute, but I haven't been below that in, ugh... Many years.

ziva 03-28-2013 08:00 PM

Great job! You can take it all the way. Don't let up...

sillykimmie 03-28-2013 09:15 PM

:kicking: Congratulations!! Good to know about the protein.

Trillex 03-28-2013 09:43 PM

Congrats, Dani! So you're almost at your goal of 165? That's fantastic!

You've been sticking with your program like a champ, Jayne! You'll get to where you want to be.

Julie1972 03-29-2013 05:23 AM

Congrats! KUTGW!

Shimmer 03-30-2013 03:13 PM


WickedStitch 03-30-2013 03:38 PM

Hitting goal is awesome!!!

I dream of a day when I will get there....
some place in a far away galaxy! ;)

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