Joined June 2010
Weight History

Start Weight
190.8 lb
Lost so far: 30.6 lb

Current Weight
221.4 lb
Performance: gaining 0.3 lb a week

Goal Weight
150.0 lb
Still to go: 71.4 lb
Hi!I'm Phil,
I think I wrote most of my bio on my first journal entry, but I guess I'll write here too and maybe give everyone a better picture of who I am and why i'm here.I'm 45 years old. This is probably the 10th time i've started trying to lose weight. I started gaining when I was first married, actually when I became a dad for the first time. In late 1999 I was diagnosed with type II diabetes. I know from the symptoms I had it for a good two years prior. I got scared and finally started thinking seriously about losing my weight I did well for about 2 months. I went along never paying any mind to my weight or disease, taking my meds hit and miss for about 5 years, until one day I noticed that I couldn't keep my pants up...I was losing weight without doing anything, I went from 254 lbs. to 216. At the same time I started having other problems...the feet started burning, the eyes started getting blury, etc. Back to the docs I went. The diabetes had progressed and I was now put on insulin as well as meds. Now one might think I would get serious and do somthing about my problems, and you would be right. I took the opportunity to lose even more weight since I was already down and I started watching my glucose levels like I should. I dropped to below 200 lbs. to 185 for the first time in 20 years, in 2005. I felt great was looking the best I'd looked, what happened? I felt better and stopped doing what I needed to, and by this past January. I was back up to my biggest yet, 258 lbs. My glucose was up and I started losing wt. again down to 236. Didn't need a Dr. to tell me this time. So a good friend and someone I care about, (who I had just found out had the same disease) made a simple comment when they found out my sugar was running at about 370 and asked basically in a word if I was just trying to put myself in a coma. They were doing what I needed to be doing and was really concerned about me. It helps to have support folks! So, here I am again.

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cals: 123kcal | fat: 7.25g | carbs: 11.58g | prot: 5.24g
Eggplant Chips
Sliced eggplant baked with parmesan cheese and herbs makes this treat addictive.
cals: 67kcal | fat: 0.98g | carbs: 11.76g | prot: 5.32g
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Lovely steamed cauliflower mashed with cheese and garlic.
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Ms. Bnny
Hi, I know what you mean! This has been one learning from mistake after another for me! I had gotten pretty good at not giving myself enough caloreis during the day and my body went into conservation mode. Ialmost got frusterated to the point of giving in because I would give myself a day or two of eating better thinking that would "cure it". All that would happen would be a gain in the matter of three of four days that took two weeks to get over! Now I've learned to eat more "better calories" and it seems like its falling off, I'm ten pounds from my goal now! and my hunger is better satisfied! Keep up the process!! Persistance is the key!
posted 23 Feb 2011, 19:44
Home made foods and reporting them in the diet calender.
Hi, new guy here,
Ive been recording my foods pretty strictly now and every time its been easy enough because its been something manufactured.
How do I add a homemade item? I did the breakdown on the recipe as far as kcals, fats, and carbs.
How do I add this?
posted 05 Jul 2010, 19:36
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