Fledgist

Start Weight:(26 Jan 17) 243.0 lb
Current Weight:(19 Feb 17) 234.4 lb
Goal Weight:168.0 lb
following: Calorie Count
performance: Steady

I'm 60 very solidly now. I'm a college professor (university lecturer to my fellow Brits) in Atlanta, Georgia. That counts as a sedentary job, but I spend a lot of time on my feet in the classroom. Not enough, as I get bogged down in administrivia increasingly these days.

I'm married to a wonderful woman. I have two children (from an earlier marriage, to a lovely woman who also nags me) one in his early thirties, the other in his late twenties, and both *out of college*. Yippee.

I weigh too bloody much. I've got to get my weight and my girth down. In March 2010, my nephrologist told me that I'm on the edge. I can do something about it, but if I wait much longer my health will deteriorate beyond recall. Then he asked if I would consider bariatric surgery. Instead, I started making changes to how I was living and how I was eating.

The last big lifestyle change I made was over seven years earlier. Then, I gave up smoking for my present wife. I've never regretted that. What are cigarettes when put in the balance with the love of a good woman? Now, I have an even bigger struggle. To get rid of this excessive weight, and get myself down to what I weighed when I was in my twenties.

In the past couple of years I've let things slide, and my weight has slid upwards. I need to get it back down, and I'm starting again.

It is an immense struggle, and, though I seem to be winning, the goal still seems distant. Still, I am determined to get there and maintain myself there once I've achieved it.

Paso a paso se llega a la cumbre. Pero, sin duda, se llega.


FatSecret member since: 29 Jun 10

Fledgist's Weight History


Fledgist's Latest Member Challenges

43
  Lose 20 lbs before Labor Day!
status: Completed
ended: 30 Aug 13
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67
  Destination: NEW YEARS EVE
status: Completed
ended: 31 Dec 11
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Fledgist's Buddies

TXSnowman
last weighin: gaining 2.4 lb a week Up
 
ctlss
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BHA
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DairyKing
last weighin: steady Steady

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Me in May 2012 (162 lbs)
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At 160 lbs
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Me at goal weight
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Me in December 2011 (174 lbs)
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Me two years ago
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Fledgist's Latest Posts

me at 138 lost
That's a wonderful achievement. I'm envious. You've done a wonderful job.
posted 04 Jan 2011, 18:23
What do the colors mean under your picture?
How do you get a progress bar?
posted 24 Nov 2010, 14:24
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19 February 2017

Plateauing again. This is normal. It isn't as if I can expect a steady downturn.
on diet Calorie Count  

17 February 2017

A big drop. This is good. I get the feeling that this will be followed by a week or so of little or no movement.
on diet Calorie Count  

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