Joined December 2010
Weight History

Start Weight
285.0 lb
Lost so far: 35.0 lb

Current Weight
250.0 lb
Performance: gaining 1.4 lb a week

Goal Weight
241.0 lb
Still to go: 9.0 lb
I am a 39 year old male, born without a thyroid. I’ve lived in New England my entire life (MA and CT) and I enjoy playing and watching team sports, working around my house, and travel. I'm 1/2 Italian and as a result, most every social occasion is centered around food.

According to ONLY height and weight, I have been technically obese most of my adult life. I was a three-sport athlete in high school and I remained active in college by playing basketball, weight training, and walking to and from class. I entered college at an athletic 185 lbs. and graduated at a slightly less athletic 194 lbs.

My weight steadily increased after college. In short, I maintained my food consumption, but my chosen profession led me to lead a fairly sedentary lifestyle. I inadvertently ceased most regular exercise over the next 7+ years, until my doctor very bluntly informed me that I was slowly committing suicide (using those words). I weighed 273 lbs. according to the Doctor’s scale (269 according to mine).

At age 30, I began Weight Watchers with my girlfriend (now wife), where we competed “Biggest Loser” style vs. each other. I lost 41 lbs. in 3 1/2 months and got down to 228 lbs. through WW and using the exercise bike I purchased the previous winter (and PlayStation II to kill the monotony). I was at my lowest weight in 6 years. It got to the point where I either had to get my suits taken in or buy new clothes. Due to a number of excuses (house, engagement, promotion), I did not monitor my weight as regularly and it started to climb again.

My wife and I have started competing again and I've lost a considerable amount of weight since Nov. 29, but have a ways to go. I will, God-willing, keep my weight down, because a secondary goal is to not yo-yo and have to do it a third time.

God wasn't willing and here I am...I am now 39. I have a 4YO, a 6 month old and a slower metabolism. This is my journey I own it.

CMR's Weight History

CMR's Latest Member Challenges

  1k Calorie Kick without eat back
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ended: 12 Apr 11
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  No Late Night Snacking
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ended: 28 Mar 11
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CMR's Cookbook

cals: 215kcal | fat: 2.72g | carbs: 35.31g | prot: 13.61g
Spicy Vegan Lentil Soup with Onions
Simple soup, very inexpensive and healthy. Great source of fiber and vegan protein.
cals: 417kcal | fat: 22.39g | carbs: 10.51g | prot: 36.96g
Burgundy Beef Tips
A gourmet meal, just right for a cold Winter's day.
cals: 225kcal | fat: 9.17g | carbs: 10.81g | prot: 25.00g
Shrimp Fra Diavolo
A tasty, healthy and low calorie seafood dish.
cals: 66kcal | fat: 1.87g | carbs: 4.56g | prot: 8.50g
Creamy Crab Stuffed Mushrooms
A wonderful tasty appetizer.
cals: 284kcal | fat: 4.51g | carbs: 40.42g | prot: 18.81g
Chicken Fried Rice
Better tasting and healthier than take-out fried rice that's quick and easy.
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CMR's Latest Posts

I need help finding my motivation again :(
BrittanyNaroznowski7712 wrote:
The gym we are a part of is a half hour drive away, and it's hard to convince myself to go. I know if I get myself there, it would get done what I needed to do. It's just getting there.
Quit that gym. You're wasting time and money. Unless you are full on into weight training, you really don't need it anyhow. There are plenty of exercise routines on the 'Net. Search for "gym workout without the gym." Go on walks with your daughter to relieve stress and get some cardio work in. My son loves walks, even if he just sits in a stroller (or wagon) and I'm pushing (or pulling) him. Getting outside also helps them, IMO. They see you moving and their are less likely to sit in front of the tube now and later on in life (Now if I could only get him to like something other than Calliou...Confused).
posted 05 Sep 2014, 11:59
One bad day does not mean it is all over and to go eat the kitchen!
Swwwwweeeeet, Poker references.

So you're saying you're never pot committed at the dinner table as you may be at the poker table? Great theory.

@Sarahandrews - This is a fluid process. Just because you go to sleep does not mean the extra fuel you injested on Monday is lost on Tuesday.
posted 30 Mar 2011, 15:21
Losing 5lbs in a week?
Why is it important to exactly 5 pounds? At your size it won't be real weight. I lost 6 pounds in one week, but I was 270. You need a weekly calorie deficit of about 17500, or 2,500 a day. This is EXTREMELY hard to do without working out like you read about and fueling your body with...oh yeah...nothing.

You shoulda started sooner.
posted 25 Mar 2011, 13:46
1 year of fatsecret
Congratulations on your dedication to your goals.

I've been using Fat Secret for a little under 4 months and I've lost 54+ pounds. I've done it once before, tracking Weight Watchers Points in an Excel spread sheet, but this is so much better. Microsoft doesn't offer much of a support structure, weight management-wise.
posted 25 Mar 2011, 10:44
fredmugs wrote:
Let's face it - exercise bikes are boring. I have to have something on TV and some hardcore metal blasting in my head to get through my workouots.

That's because you're doing it wrong (Don't you just love hearing that?)!!!

All kidding aside, I play PS3 as I ride. Or more accurately, I ride as I play PS3. I look at it this way, I would otherwise be vegging on the couch playing a game of Madden. So why not get in a nice workout instead? I'd be playing Madden anyway. Tonight, though, I'm watching UConn in the NCAA tourney.

Everything else you said? one word: Agreed.
posted 24 Mar 2011, 16:57
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