Traveler120's profile


Member since August 18, 2015

About Me:

*Been a couch potato for years & was 152 lbs in Jan 2015.
*Started exercising ~10hrs/wk, mostly high intensity cardio. Ate 1700 cals, plus 1 cheat day and started losing.
*Went low carb in Feb to "speed up weightloss". I crashed & burned!! Couldn't exercise due to low energy and plateaued.
*Called BS on low carb and went back to my higher carb diet. Exercise and weight loss resumed. Down to 138 by April.
*Discovered low fat plant-based diets (naturally 75%+ Carbs). Started transition, stayed at 138-141 in May & June 2015.
*Went 95% plant-based, low fat, whole foods in July 2015.
*I don't log food on MFP. I prefer because it displays nearly 20 vitamins & minerals, plus amino acid details.
*I also don't log daily, I generally shop once/week so I log all the food purchased and then review at the end of the week to see my daily avg. I do this once or twice/month.
*I've averaged 1700-2000. My weight loss is driven by activity level.
*I've never used a food scale. That's going a bit too far for me. I can't/won't do it.
*I listen to my body and eat when I'm hungry, stop when I'm full.
*My go-to weekly junk is chocolate, ice cream and biscuits.
*My staples are legumes, potatoes, grains (rice, oats, corn, wheat), almond milk, tofu, fruits and veggies and a few nuts and seeds. I just eat real food. I also use raw/turbinado sugar for beverages, juices, smoothies, oatmeal, pancakes etc. I avg about 4 lbs table sugar/month (sugar and carbs don't make you fat!!). .
*Sept 30, 2015 update - Down to 123 lbs.
*Oct 30 update - Stuck at 125 lbs. Bike died, activity slowed down, plateau ensued.
*Nov 30 update - Still stuck at 125 lbs!! Get it together girl!! Lose that last 10!! ok 5?
*Dec 2015 update - Bike is back to life. 5lb fat burn in progress!
*March 2016 update - 118 lbs!!! Yay!!! Finito!!!
*May 2016 update - 117 lbs!!!
*After 2 months of maintenance, I've settled at 1800-2100 cals/day. Macros are 75%carbs, 10-15% protein (avg 60g), 10-15% fat. Exercise is around 7-10 hrs/week of cycling, hiking, walking and bodyweight exercises.
*My goal now is to maintain current weight and fluctuate between 115-118 lbs with 120 lbs as a red line or maximum upper limit.

Why I want to get in shape

*It's about time!
*Better late than never.

My Inspirations

  • Jada Pinkett Smith's mum's tabloid photo in a bikini.
  • She has proper 6-pack abs at 63! No excuses!


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