Start Weight:(04 Jan 12) 248.0 lb
Current Weight:(27 Jul 15) 208.5 lb
Goal Weight:200.0 lb
following: Roblaw2b's own diet
performance: Steady

FatSecret member since: 04 Jan 12

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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
CICO does it matter??
What you eat, IMHO, does matter. Making sure you are getting modest fat and trying to eliminate sugare and processed carbs (sugar) seems to keep my cravings down and metabolism up. I eat an egg generally two or three days per week, and have cut down on breakfast cereal - some bread at lunch, no rice or pasta for dinner anymore - at least for me, hunger is reduced and my weight loss seems steady compared to prior experience focused only on calories.

May not be for everyone, but while I wouldn't follow the Atkins approach, I do think there is something to avoiding high sugar (incl. fruit juice and high sugar fruit) and assuring a good amount of protein and fat.

Good luck!!
posted 22 Jul 2015, 09:28
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30 June 2015

Well.. two weeks of holidays, no recording.. eating and drinking too much.. initially looked like a 6 lb gain - now seems like 3 lbs - but back to it. ...
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07 June 2015

Ok. I'm beat. Talked into a 50 k bike (50 uphill) with my wife's cycle club.. Almost killed me, but survived - and amazed by beautiful views of Water ...
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