Start Weight:(01 May 13) 225.0 lb
Current Weight:(25 Oct 14) 192.8 lb
Goal Weight:193.0 lb
following: Microwave diet
performance: losing 2.6 lb a week

Believe it or not,this is not my photograph, but one of my beloved dog Mitzi. And of course my name is not Glaun, but Phil and my photo is somewhere else on my Fatsecret page. The name Glaun is my computer Gaming name. For those of you who game, I am most fond of MMRPG games and usually play them multi boxed.

I have been retired for 15 years now. My last job (if you want to call it that, really it was a 5 year extended vacation) was as a ski instructor in Park City UT. I met my current bride there and now live in Carefree AZ. Yes, the life style here is all in the name of our town.

I have three adult children, two grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

My wife and I live by ourselves (plus critters) and love to travel. I have lived in several countries around the world and have traveled a lot. My primary loves in life are travel, Skiing, Scuba, and Flying. When forced to work, my primary vocation was law.

For 20 years, I was very lean and worked out daily at the gym. After I married this last time I did the typical retired thing, ate, slept and sat in my chair. I put on 30 pounds and got into terrible physical shape.

A couple of years ago we went to Kathmandu, Nepal to climb the Hillary trail part way up to Everest base camp. That almost did me in. I then realized how bad a shape I was in. My wife came to me and said she was concerned about the shape I was in. So she made me an offer I couldn't refuse. Get back to the weight and shape I was in when we first met and she would take me to Palau for a week of diving.

That is when I joined FS. As you can see, it has been slow and steady for me. 1/2 to 1 pound a week. I figure with my new diet and exercise program I will reach my goal of 193 lbs by December, 2013. (I am 74 inches tall)

So there you have it. I am glad to be in the company of so many who have the same goals as I. Good luck to us and as I read somewhere, "God bless us, everyone".

FatSecret member since: 03 Jun 13

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working out
This worked for me. Made a one time appointment with a Physical Therapist, (turned into several sessions) for the sole purpose of developing exercises I could do with my bad joints. Very helpful. The advice he gave me I have been using for several years now.
posted 27 Oct 2014, 10:57
Work Potluck
For this dieter, going to a potluck would be as if I were to walk thru a minefield - without a mine detector. I know I would make it a few yards......, and then, oops, BOOM!
Best of luck. hope no boom.
posted 26 Oct 2014, 09:51
From phen to ideal protein diet
I was on the Phen plan. Dr. prescribed it. A couple months later Dr. called and said stop. Very dangerous. While I was part of the class action against the company I learned much about the dangers of Phen. Fortunately, my heart valves were not affected, but it took a lot of testing and minor surgery to find that out.

My opinion: Get off the Phen now! and start your diet. There is no transition needed. Just start the Protein diet, or any other diet of choice. Read the posts on this forum. Good luck
posted 25 Oct 2014, 16:01
GOAL !!!
Warning: This is an "Ego" post.

Today my scales revealed that I have lost 34 lbs (15.4K) over the last 17 months. I made my goal of 193 lbs. During that time I spent about an hour four days a week on weights and cardio vascular and followed a Calorie In - Calorie Out plan (CICO). I recorded in FS religiously and kept 500+ below my RDI 95% of the time

At 72 Inches (185 cm) and 80 years of age, the mirror shows a brand new body. Also a brand new feeling of health, youth and a good attitude.

I head off to San Diego Monday to celebrate my birthday on Coronado Island. My whole family, kids, grandkids and great grandkids are flying in from around the US to join me. They don't know of the weight loss and will be looking for a large pot bellied old man. Well, the old is still with me, but the belly is gone.

Diet wise the next week will be tough. No one else in the family is dieting, but since our cottages have their own kitchens I can take care of my self and ignore what they are serving.

I will post some before and after pics later for those of you who have been with me over the last months. Without the help of all of you on this web site, and without the FS program (CICO) it would have been so much harder.

Thanks to each and every one of you.
posted 25 Oct 2014, 10:29
Sweet tooth
Anything without refined sugar. Such as fresh squeezed OJ, or no sugar added grapefruit juice. Refined sugar only intensifies the sugar craving, ie"sweet tooth"
posted 24 Oct 2014, 16:08
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on diet Microwave diet  losing 2.6 lb a week

05 October 2014

I am advancing towards goal, but sooooooo slowly. I reset my RDI to day using the RDI Mummydee uses. I have to lower my daily calorie intake to 1551 from ...
on diet Microwave diet  gaining 0.4 lb a week

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