About Eileen!

First name: It really is Eileen.

Geographical location: Florida ~ Tampa Bay Area

Age: 49 (Yikes! How did that happen?!)

Marital Status: Very happily married to my best buddy, Michael.

Children/Ages: Eric, 22 / Paige, 20 / Kevin, 18

Occupation: Director of a Nonprofit

Pets: Two cats; a hyperactive young male named Binx (yes, his first name is Thackery!) and a 20-lb crabby middle-aged male named Friday.

Hobbies/Interests: Reading, Writing, Bicycle-Riding.

Height: Sixty-one inches, otherwise known as five-foot-one.

Eye/Hair Color: Blue / Salt-n-Pepper

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: January 3, 2008 – and then again NEW START DATE!! January 3, 2011. OMG I can’t believe I’ve been at this for three years and HERE I AM AGAIN. That’s okay though, this time I’m gonna get it right. YES I AM!!! 😀

Starting Weight: Last time: 285 This time: 296.6

Goal Weight: 130!! I wanna go ALL the way!!

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Late night snacking!

Following any specific plan: Low Carb. Kinda like Atkins. But not. I count both carbs and calories. I don’t spend ages in the induction phase, I stay long enough to get into ketosis. In 2009 I lost almost 60 lbs doing my own thing, I kinda make it up as I go along, but it works for me!

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Definitely my positive state of thinking. I CAN DO THIS. It’s not going to be horrible. It’s not going to be overwhelming. I’m not going to be miserable because I’m missing out on something wonderful. Instead I’m going to be happy – joyous even – because I have control. I am no longer going to be a slave to my eating habits. Once and for all, I am going to be free!

Anything else you would like to share with us: The people here at 3FC, they totally ROCK. I totally recommend having online supporters in this lonely quest for weight loss!!
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5 Comments so far

  1. round on December 9th, 2008

    Eileen, this “What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Definitely my positive state of thinking. I CAN DO THIS. It’s not going to be horrible. It’s not going to be overwhelming. I’m not going to be miserable because I’m missing out on something wonderful. Instead I’m going to be happy – joyous even – because I have control. I am no longer going to be a slave to my eating habits. Once and for all, I am going to be free!” might be the best thing I’ve ever read on someone’s “about me” page!

    What a great attitude!

  2. tamara on January 12th, 2011

    I would love to learn all our blog tricks, How did you add your picture and ticker on the side bar?
    Can you give me some tips :0)

  3. eileen2blean on January 18th, 2011

    I posted an answer at your blog, Tamara, but I’ll go ahead and paste it here too, in case anyone wants to know.

    Anyway, I know that all of the themes here work differently, but I think most of them have the same options for “widgets.” Here’s how I added my ticker, for example:

    I went to SITE ADMIN on my own blog page, and then looked for the sentence that looked like this:

    You are using Blue Moon theme with 3 widgets. Change Theme

    On my site admin, the word “widgets” is highlighted because it’s a link. If yours is too, click on it.

    I scrolled down to where it says TEXT and clicked ADD.

    On the right side of my screen is a list of my widgets, and now TEXT is one of them. I clicked on EDIT.

    At the ticker site, I highlighted and copied the HTML CODE. Paste it in this box.

    Click CHANGE and then click SAVE CHANGES

    If you try following these instructions and nothing is looking familiar, it may be because I’m using a different theme than you, in which case — um, I don’t know how to make your theme work, lol.
    Good luck!

    PS Any other words you want to add to that box will show up in that widget. If you want to add a picture, however, you will have to include HTML code. If you host your picture at a place like photobucket.com, then you can copy and paste the code from there. Hope that helps!

  4. omgzitsmiranda on January 26th, 2011

    Hi! I was just wondering if you could give me some more information on how you run your lifestyle diet wise and how it all works? I’m pretty new to the whole “carb” diet lol :p Thanks! Hope to talk to you soon!

    Feel free to email if you want it’s [email protected]

  5. eileen2blean on January 26th, 2011

    Hi Miranda! Thanks for dropping by my pages and thanks for the question. I’ll paste this at your blog too…

    I’ve tried many diets over the years but the only plan that ever worked for me was Atkins. You can read all about Atkins here:
    http://www.atkins.com/Program/ProgramOverview.aspx

    The program I followed in 2009 when I lost 60 lbs. was a variation on the Atkins plan, and it’s the plan I’m on now. It’s low-carb and low-calorie at the same time.

    My rules (yep, made ’em up myself) are:

    1.) Cut back on carbs to around 20g per day until I’m in ketosis (little urine test strips confirm it).

    2.) Eat or drink anything I want. That’s right, even the no-no’s according to Atkins, like caffiene and diet soda. No restrictions on “what” but it all has to fit into the day’s calorie & carb restrictions.

    3.) Use FitDay to log all food eaten. Stay below 40g carbs per day and below 1500 calories per day. Below 1300 is even better.

    4.) One bite of something doesn’t count, which is cool because it gives me a chance to experience a flavor yet rewards me for keeping it to just one bite. There’s a two-bite limit to the number of separate bites in one day (so I could have a bite of Hubby’s biscuit and then a bite of of his ice cream later that day). If I take two or more bites of anything, then it must be counted.

    5.) No time limitations on how early or late I’m allowed to eat – but the day begins when I get up in the morning. I try to eat something within an hour of waking. (I find it hard to eat first thing, but a good friend here stressed the importance of kickstarting my metabolism so I’m doing my best.)

    5.) Weigh in every day. Be prepared for fluctuations. Log the weight for everyone to see.

    6.) Exercise and log it for everyone to see. I don’t have any specific minimums on exercise (like “at least 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week”), but I really like to show some effort on my log every day, even if it’s only a ten-minute walk.

    7.) Drink. I sometimes forget to drink enough, so I used to set myself a daily goal, but it felt like just one more thing to count. Now I just drink all day long and I don’t feel like I have to add up. I know when I haven’t had enough.

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