Joined November 2007
Weight History

Start Weight
173.0 lb
Lost so far: 18.1 lb

Current Weight
191.1 lb
Performance: losing 2.3 lb a week

Goal Weight
168.0 lb
Still to go: 23.1 lb
I'm 62 and starting to think about all that Social Security Tax I've paid over the years. Now I want to make sure I get every cent back. Gettin in shape will help make that happen.

I started the diet on 8/5/07 at 240 lbs. I've floated in a range around that weight for about 18 years. My peak weight, after dinner one evening in 2003 was 253 lbs. I don't diet anymore, but I do count calories.

Joel Fuhrman's 'Eat to Live' diet is great if you like to eat quantities of food, like me. You can basically eat all the fruit and vegetables you want. Easy on process stuff, meat, sugar, fat and alcohol.

Here I am closing on the top of Hays St. Hill, Bay to Breakers 2010.

Beachken's Weight History

Beachken's Latest Member Challenges

  Get Movin'
status: Completed
ended: 29 Jan 18
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  The Liquid Challenge
status: Completed
ended: 08 May 17
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At the Top, Bay to Breakers, SF
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30 Pounds Lighter in 8 Weeks
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Walk and Water
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Bay to Breakers Run 2010
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4 week To Start the Year Right!!!
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Bay to Breakers Run, San Francisco 2010
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Kitchen closed after dinner
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195 after Thanksgiving, time to get back on the wagon.
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Lose 25+ pounds in 8 weeks!
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Beachken's Cookbook

cals: 196kcal | fat: 5.21g | carbs: 22.55g | prot: 15.96g
Grilled Honey Mustard Turkey Oat Burgers
Honey mixed in the burger creates a fantastic burnt sweetness, while the mustard adds a bit of tang and the oatmeal keeps it super moist.
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Beachken's Latest Posts

These add banners are obnoxious and overbearing. You can't even contact the web operators because the banner is across the send button. This is 'Bulls##t'!Mad
posted 30 Nov 2013, 10:03
Daily Exercise
Today I worked an extra long day and did not get home in time to work out. I had absolutly no energy left.
posted 28 Oct 2009, 22:26
Dinner too heavy
Tonight I cooked dinner. I used steaks from the package without first cutting them in to samaller pieces. I ended up with a 12 oz. piece of sirloin, way too much to eat. But, I was able to clean my plate. Now I'm stuffed. Haven't been there for a while. Don't want to get stuffed again, not a pleasent feeling.
posted 08 Oct 2009, 23:18
On Alli Diet

Are you using teh Alli web-site to record food intake? I tryed to use it and found the web site down. Is it my computer skills or the web-site? Thanks
posted 13 Jun 2009, 13:38
Long Term Weight Reduction
I started dieting last August, using the Ali Plan. It is the fat blocker manufatured by GSK. Over the first 6 months I lost 30 lbs, starting at 240. I really feel better and more confident without all the excess weight. However, I've come to realize that it is not the fat blocker that makes the difference. Tracking your food intake makes the difference. I did it for 6 months, without fail. That really makes you aware of your calorie intake and eating habits, especially the bad ones.

I'm down to 199 and still losing very slowly, no more Ali Plan, just eating like a 'normal person'. I expect to get to my goal by August.

We can all get to a normal size, once we make up our minds, 'this is for me, I owe it to my body'. Good Luck

posted 01 May 2008, 23:17
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27 January 2018

Just spent 3 days at Mammoth and got no exercise, too much snow move around in if you don't ski/board.
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24 May 2017

Lighten up at dinner time. Not doing so well at lunch and in the afternoons.
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This group is for anyone that have developed or are on the edge of developing a binge eating disorder.

Eat to Live
This group is for people who want to eat healthy food, not processed junk. It's inspired by Joel Fuhrman's book Eat to Live

50's with under 10 lbs to Lose
50 somethings with up to 10 pounds to lose.

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