Start Weight:(01 May 13) 225.0 lb
Current Weight:(12 Aug 15) 195.0 lb
Goal Weight:193.0 lb
following: Microwave diet
performance: losing 1.0 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 20 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.

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".

(2015) Update It has taken longer than expected but I reached my goal of 193 somewhere around 10/2014. A series of events hit me and for a few months I gained weight until I reached 201. A dive trip called to me in 06/2015 and I again resumed FS in earnest. I have lost 5 lbs and should make 193 by dive time. At the same time I will hit the unheard of age of 81. What a grand life! Go to this link, then page 57 to see my before and after pic.

FatSecret member since: 03 Jun 13

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Amount of calories
Use Mummydees' link for a more accurate RDI. I am male, 185, 6'1" and my RDI is 1850 to maintain weight. I think anything above 2000 is high for most folks.
posted 21 Sep 2015, 19:37
looking for advice
IMO you are doing what many of us have done and have failed. Your goal is to lose X number of kgs. Then you reach goal and feel so good about it you forget to keep up all those good eating habits that got you to goal.

Remember, if you decide to lose weight, you should also decide that this will be a life time process. It will never end. You can never go back to the old way of eating. Also know that getting to your goal will take a long long time, perhaps years. However, in getting there you will have learned all the lessons and tricks of healthy eating.
Then it up to you to continue. Do this and the yo-yo effect of on/off dieting will disappear.
posted 21 Sep 2015, 12:25
How accurate is "Calories Burned", really?
Maybe I don't understand the question, but a 14000 calorie a week deficit required to lose 2 lbs a week is not correct. Most dieticians will agree that a pound of fat requires an expenditure of 3500 calories to "burn" off. That is 500 calories a day.

If you need 3000 calories a day to maintain your current weight (RDI) then you need to eat 2500 calories a day to lose one pound a week. RDI differs for different folks, so check Google RDI for you profile.

Two pounds a week weight loss would equal a 7000 deficit below your weekly RDI, not 14000.

posted 21 Sep 2015, 12:14
why is this called "fatsecret"?
Since Divorce has been blamed for several diet failures, I would like to add that contrary to Divorce=Excuse to go off diet, Divorce can be a real incentive to lose weight, get healthy, and start a new life. Having been thru a few, I know. I have lost the most weight, obtained the best shape and kept both during periods of the Divorce and long afterwards.
posted 21 Sep 2015, 11:54
Why am I on my computer?
I can't help you. All I want to do is lose weight. Direct your complaints to the contact tab at the bottom of page.
posted 18 Sep 2015, 23:04
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01 July 2015

Lost quite a bit of weight in last few days. I am sure it is from losing all the water weight I gained on my trip to Cozumel. It was hot, lots activity ...
on diet Microwave diet  losing 5.3 lb a week

27 June 2015

Dive trip to Mexico blew the diet and weight for last week. Back to reality now.
on diet Microwave diet  losing 0.1 lb a week

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