Joined September 2012
Weight History

Start Weight
185.0 lb
Lost so far: 31.2 lb

Current Weight
153.8 lb
Performance: gaining 1.4 lb a week

Goal Weight
154.0 lb
Still to go: 0.2 lb
I have been using Fatsecret for about five years. I had lost around 20 pounds from my heaviest weight before I joined Fatsecret. The last 15 pounds was a struggle and that is when I decided I needed help and joined everyone here on Fatsecret. I used to use this site just to track my weight but never used the tools available here to track my food intake. When I started taking advantage of the tools here and with the encouragement from supportive Buddies, things changed. This is an amazing website and fantastic community. I use a Fitbit to track activity and exercise. I think Fatscret and Fitbit work well together and compliment each other.

My profile picture is showing my potbelly that motivated me to do better. It was taken about the time I discovered Fatsecret. I can only imagine what I looked like 20 pounds before that. The last ten pounds have been the hardest. My true goal is 155 pounds but I have set my Fatsecret goal one pound lower than that. I consider myself to be in "Maintenance Mode" and that one pound helps me stay under 155. I keep using Fatsecret to help maintain my goal weight because it works for me...

Updated: Jan. 15, 2017

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cals: 47kcal | fat: 0.59g | carbs: 9.53g | prot: 3.04g
Cauliflower Rice II
A no carb rice substitute.
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Someone once pointed out that I was not eating enough fiber. I was not tracking my fiber intake at that time and didn't have a clue as to how much fiber I was consuming. I have always considered fiber important and ate plenty of veggies and fruits. Curious, I started tracking my fiber intake here on Fatsecret. I found that most days I was doing pretty good but there was an opportunity to be more consistent. I think that sufficient fiber intake is important to good digestive health... Wink
posted 28 Jul 2017, 10:20
Subsitutes for Soda Pop and other Sugary Beverges?
Water is my first line of defense. I sometimes flavor my water with a squeeze of lemon, lime or splash of fruit juice. When I miss the fizz of sodas, I sometimes drink carbonated water with the option of adding some sort of flavor...
posted 27 Jul 2017, 22:01
Subsitutes for Soda Pop and other Sugary Beverges?
Sodas and other sugary drinks are everywhere. Most doctors advise everyone to avoid them. Many people find them a challenge to resist. How do you do it or what do you substitute to avoid drinking sugary drinks??? Rolling Eyes
posted 27 Jul 2017, 21:54
How Often Do you weigh yourself?
I think it is absolutely necessary for most people to weight themselves daily when in maintenance...
posted 09 Jul 2017, 07:33
Metamucil Sudden Weight Gain???
I recently turned on my Fiber Column on FS too. I was also surprised to find that my fiber intake is well below the recommended 30-38 for men. I was not surprised to find that most Americans do not consume the recommended either. I think that one reason is processed foods. Another reason is that many dieters restrict calories. I have seen a recommendation the one should consume 14 grams of fiber for every 1000 calories. I think it is very difficult to consume 30-38 grams of fiber eating 1800 maintenance calories a day...
posted 16 May 2017, 18:37
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