Joined January 2011
Weight History

Start Weight
288.0 lb
Lost so far: 7.2 lb

Current Weight
280.8 lb
Performance: losing 1.2 lb a week

Goal Weight
250.0 lb
Still to go: 30.8 lb
52-year old male. Spent the better part of my career traveling for work, eating poorly, and skipping exercise. I've had a couple periods in my life where I was fit and "healthy", now is not one of them. Exercise has taken a backseat to work, commute, and supporting my kids sports activities. I'm taking the time now to try and rectify some of that and get back to a healthy weight, and off BP meds. My goal is to hit 250lbs by mid June 2013, then 225 by mid June 2014. 245lbs is the lowest I've been in 20 years, with my average the past 10 years around 275.

I like cycling, and have started group spinning classes 3x week and weights 2x week. Keeping my calorie intake reasonable.

Currently unemployed so I have the time and discipline to get this started. The real challenge will come when I'm back at work with the same time constraints and stressors.

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  Keeping it Simple 3 month 30lb
status: Completed
ended: 12 Apr 13
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Synchronizing RDI and calories burned resting/sleeping
Thanks Fredmugs, Nimm - I added an excercise to the day for 1 calorie over 3.5 hours. That adjusted my total close to the 2,600 RDI number. I'd rather set the calorie requirement lower and I can adjust as I get more data on wieght loss. After 1 month I should have enough data to determine (pounds lost * 3,500) how many calories/day I actually burned, and I can dial-in the numbers then. I think right now I'm loosing slightly faster than I should based on the calculations (I know, tough problem to have). I'd rather have it that way than the other way around.
posted 21 Feb 2013, 17:55
Synchronizing RDI and calories burned resting/sleeping
As it should be, my calculated RDI dropped 100 calories with my recent weight loss to 2,600/day. However, if I add the Resting/Sleeping "calories burned", it is 3,090. I'd like to get my calories burned resting/sleeping adjusted to more closely match my RDI so when I look ay my Diet Calendar - the net calories is more accurate.

I suppose I could put in a daily "fudge factor", a placeholder activity that would burn less calories than the calculated amount, but I'd rather have a permanent solution.

Anyone (including Fat Secret support) have any suggestions?


posted 21 Feb 2013, 11:53
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27 February 2013

Just when I though getting fit and living a healthy lifestyle was easy... Went for a bicycle ride today in West Salem, OR. Mostly flat with some rol ...
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25 February 2013

Getting frustrated with the stall in my progress. Seems the 282 mark seems to keep pulling me back. Even though I KNOW I am taking in less calories than ...
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