Start Weight:(24 Sep 15) 178.0 lb
Current Weight:(04 Oct 15) 176.0 lb
Goal Weight:170.0 lb
following: BAJennings's own diet
performance: losing 1.4 lb a week

I'm a forty-something year old husband and father who wants to have more physical energy to do the things I enjoy. I'm an avid supporter of reducing consumption and waste through recycling and alternative methods of energy production. I recently moved to Tennessee and want to start enjoying some of the outdoors more.

At my heaviest I weighed 210 lbs. Being only 5' 9" I realized something must be done to improve my health. My wife joined Weight Watchers so we began eating lower calorie, higher fiber foods. I lost 40 lbs by exercising and dieting, and I kept most of the weight off.

I'm a computer programmer, so I sit for many hours each day. It is easy for me to ingest more calories than I burn. Recently I found Michael Matthews "Muscle for Life" sit and books. I am using his program to lose weight and gain some strength and get some body tone. His direction is rather complicated, but dovetails nicely into FatSecret. So, I believe I will see some great progress the next few months.

FatSecret member since: 05 Nov 09

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on diet Fast 5
last weighin: gaining 2.1 lb a week Up
last weighin: gaining 0.3 lb a week Up
Chunky Ducky
last weighin: steady Steady

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am I doing it right?
Karmasulu, drastically reducing your calories will give you immediate benefits, but not lasting ones. Soon your body will go into starvation mode and will slow down your metabolism, causing you some grief. If you're the patient sort try increasing your calories a bit and, like notelaine said, try to increase your protein intake. How much, you say? If you have a calculator, or know how to use a spreadsheet, you might consider calculating your macro-nutrient values (Fat, Carbs, Protein) yourself using the simple formulas at I think this was written for weight lifters, but it applies to mere mortals too. If that site doesn't suit your tastes it might get you pointed in the right direction to help you nail down your macronutrient (a.k.a "macros"Wink so you experience smooth, consistent, healthy weight loss and avoid losing muscle.
posted 21 Sep 2015, 13:03
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I had a late night at my monthly meeting in Brentwood last night. They offer free beer and pizza each time, so I saved some of my fuel mixture (what I ...
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06 October 2015

Once again I was able to crawl out of bed a little after 5 AM to chug down a protein shake and some Creatine, then get down to the gym for Back/Abs day. ...
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