Start Weight:(14 Dec 10) 354.0 lb
Current Weight:(29 Jun 15) 364.9 lb
Goal Weight:220.0 lb
following: SeanKelly's own diet
performance: gaining 0.1 lb a week

I've struggled with weight all my life. In high-school and college I managed it by working out and getting very physical jobs in the summer, but every fall the pounds would creep back on. As a computer programmer, I sit for many hours a day. Once in the last 15 years I did something about it, I started working out and reduced my intake to near starvation. The pounds came off again for a while, but then about 7 years ago they started adding back on again. Now at 360+ (my scale doesn't go any higher) it is time to finally get my house in order and start living the way I know I should.

This time, along my journey, it's more of a life style change for us. A friend of mine introduced my wife and I to the Biggest Loser tv show and so I downloaded all the old seasons and something one of the trainers said really struck a chord with me. "If God didn't make it, don't eat it" When I heard that I immediately thought of the verse in Isaiah that says something like all of man's works are like filthy rags and it clicked for me. Why would man-made ingredients be any different? God designed our bodies, wouldn't He also have designed the best foods for them?

So ever since, we have carefully read the ingredients on everything we buy. The way I explain it to my kids is if you can find a can of Acerbic Acid that we can buy to use to make bread at home then I am happy buying bread that has Acerbic Acid in it.

As I started learning more about ingredients and processed foods, I learned that as a society our portions have gotten bigger and bigger and so I really had no idea what a reasonable portion meal looked like. That's where I decided to start counting calories. If the average person should have 2100 calories per day then I wanted to try and shot for something at or below that. I found out about FatSecret as I was looking for an app for my phone to help me track calories.

And so here I am.

FatSecret member since: 14 Dec 10

SeanKelly's Weight History

SeanKelly's Buddies

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last weighin: gaining 14.7 lb a week Up
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SeanKelly's Cookbook

cals: 121kcal | fat: 0.52g | carbs: 25.74g | prot: 3.78g
Sweet Potato Crunch
Sweet potato with granola crust.
cals: 230kcal | fat: 2.30g | carbs: 36.25g | prot: 15.94g
Sweet Potato Fries with Sweet Cheese Dip
No fryer needed with baked sweet potato in a delicious cheese dip.
cals: 67kcal | fat: 0.98g | carbs: 11.76g | prot: 5.32g
Mashed Cauliflower
Lovely steamed cauliflower mashed with cheese and garlic.
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SeanKelly's Latest Posts

Android App "Whoops! Unable to save this food item, Please try again shortly."
Woot! The latest update seems to have fixed the problem!
posted 22 Mar 2011, 12:08
Android App "Whoops! Unable to save this food item, Please try again shortly."
Yeah I contacted support directly and they said they know about this and that it works over WiFi. I'm glad I saw this app working before because it makes it worth it to me to wait and hope they get it fixed.
posted 23 Feb 2011, 17:48
Diet Friendly Restaurants
For the longest time I thought Subway was the only place that put calorie counts right on their menu, but I went into a Jamba Juice this morning and they are there too.

That made me wonder what other restaurants might be trying to make dieting easier and I figured this would be the perfect place to ask that kind of question. So please reply to this post if you know of other places like these.
posted 18 Feb 2011, 12:40
Android App "Whoops! Unable to save this food item, Please try again shortly."
I've been using the Android App since mid November and just in the last couple of weeks, whenever I weigh in or log food in my food diary, I'll press save and get the message abvoe but then when I press OK, the information did get saved just fine. The only time this is really an issue is if I try to use the Recentky Eaten feature and check more than one item. Then I get the message only to find out it has only saved one of the items.

Is there something I am doing wrong?
posted 11 Feb 2011, 18:43
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28 January 2013

Beginning again
on diet SeanKelly's own diet  gaining 0.4 lb a week

12 August 2011

Back on the wagon
on diet SeanKelly's own diet  gaining 1.0 lb a week

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