Joined January 2012
Weight History

Start Weight
248.0 lb
Lost so far: 28.0 lb

Current Weight
220.0 lb
Performance: losing 10.5 lb a week

Goal Weight
200.0 lb
Still to go: 20.0 lb

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what does "food mean"?
"Food is life". Simple. It's a core component of what makes life worth living.. I tried the "food is fuel" some time ago, and realized that I was being silly and depriving myself of a great part of joy - which is a finely prepared meal.

The trick, though, is to understand the difference between "good" and "lots". Since becoming more conscious of what I eat, I have learned to enjoy complex salads for meals, varied vegetables, and fewer "empty" foods, like potatoes, rice, and pasta.

Last night, green salad with grilled chicken, strawberries and poppy seed dressing. Night before, salad with green apples and blackened prawns.

Tonight? Home dry-aged rib-eye with home-made bourbon bbq sauce, grilled peppers and zucchini. Cheers!!
posted 20 Aug 2015, 09:07
My trick.. weigh daily (1st thing in morning) and ignore weight gain unless it persists over 3 days on my record. After a couple of years here, I've learned my weight will fluctuate up to 2 or 3 lbs in a day, so if yesterday I'm 210 and today I'm 212, I leave me "recorded weight" at 212. If three days later, I'm still 212, I record that, and set my mind to being more agressive with calorie reduction. Most times, a day or two later I'm at 210 or 209 (or two days ago, 208.5).

Weighing every day and seeing modest increases does not de-motivate me at all - because I understand and actually foress the inevitability of that happening - do I don't get discouraged and just double down on being leaner until it comes back.
posted 22 Jul 2015, 09:46
How about a plain poached egg on english muffin or bagel - its a switch from omelettes.. or a low-cal version of a crepe (recipes her on FS) - those are two I often go to - and then throw in special k w/ red berries orther lower calorie cereal w/ skim milk. And don't discount turkey bacon (25 cal. per piece) in omelete, crepe, or breakfast sandwhich... Smile
posted 22 Jul 2015, 09:40
What else can we drink
My go-to's - soda water when drinking with friends - with a twist of lemon and lime or straight ice tea.

I also allow myself one or two drinks per week - usually a glass of wine or a beer - the calories aren't terrible and the "reward" aspect of a week well-done seems motivating... ie) if my calories deficit is well under goal (3500 per week), the extra 120 cal or so is a nice "perk" of a week of discipline). Tend to avoid diet drinks, but do occasionally have one exp when on the road - but never purchase it at home.
posted 22 Jul 2015, 09:36
Welcome.. I've been here for at laest two years (off and on) - so far this has been the one best way for me to lose weight (40 lbs and counting) - after being very high activity for a few years (triathlons, weight training) and still not losing weight, I signed on to FatSecret, starting recording everything I ate - and a) became finally aware of what I was eating, and b) started losing weight.

The combination of food recroding, mercillessly, and weight recording seems to motivate me more than anything has in the past - and the portability (phone, ipad, pc) is excellent!

Good luck - and keep us posted!
posted 22 Jul 2015, 09:32
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16 September 2015

Did I mention how wonderful my wife is lately? She's a pasta and rice addict, however, since I've been working to lose weight, pasta and rice is almost ...
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08 September 2015

Arrrrggh.. plateau.. wedding, camping.. time to get serious for last 5 lbs. Problem is all of my clothes are too big, so I keep thinking I don't need ...
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