Joined December 2010
Weight History

Start Weight
542.0 lb
Lost so far: 66.0 lb

Current Weight
476.0 lb
Performance: losing 1.0 lb a week

Goal Weight
380.0 lb
Still to go: 96.0 lb
I'm in my 40's and recently moved to San Diego from Wisconsin. I've been overweight for more than 20 years and have tried many ways to lose the weight and had some success with most ways I've tried. The problem is the weight always returns and then some. I am fortunate to have a lot of support from friends and family all of whom try to help me in any way they can. The VA is also working to help me with visits to the nutritionists and an 8 week class on weight loss.
I weighed my most on June 1st topping out at 576lbs. That was the day I arrived in California. Since then I've lost weight through walking and portion control. This is why I may have a chance to finally succeed.
I've been told many times that people who lose weight and keep it off nearly always keep a food journal and fatsecret has me truly excited as the site makes tracking your meals fun and easy. The encouragement of others on the site, the challenges, the receipes, the weigh-ins, and the sense of community here is great.

Shawn1164's Weight History

Shawn1164's Latest Member Challenges

  Let's drink to our health!
status: Completed
ended: 01 Dec 12
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  ~~ Lose 30lbs By Chirstmas/New Year's~~
status: Completed
ended: 05 Dec 11
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Shawn1164's Cookbook

cals: 370kcal | fat: 6.08g | carbs: 67.82g | prot: 13.26g
Vegan Risotto
Risotto with onions, mushrooms and sunflower seeds that you can eat as a main dish.
cals: 453kcal | fat: 24.93g | carbs: 13.07g | prot: 42.04g
Broiled Salmon with Asparagus
Delicious seasoned and broiled salmon, together with stalks of asparagus.
cals: 48kcal | fat: 0.27g | carbs: 9.40g | prot: 2.57g
Peach Souffle
A light, practically fat free heavenly dessert.
cals: 177kcal | fat: 6.38g | carbs: 11.63g | prot: 17.28g
Stuffed Turkey Burger
Flavorful twist on a low fat burger.
cals: 196kcal | fat: 2.82g | carbs: 36.45g | prot: 7.84g
Oatmeal Banana Bakes
Oatmeal and banana baked like cookies.
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Shawn1164's Latest Posts

Need help with this addiction!
Try home made sweet potato chips. They are easy to make, satisfying and much more healthy. Slice up some sweet potato into thin discs (about 1/8 in thick) put some olive oil in a bowl with salt, pepper and a bit of cayenne pepper. Whisk up the oil then put about 10 to 12 pieces of sweet potato in the bowl and get them coated in the mixture then bake them at 350 until done. Usually takes about 15 min depending on thickness.

I use the toaster oven and whether they cook long enough to get crisp or not is up to you. The taste of the sweet potato is very satisfying. The cayenne gives it just a bit of a kick.
posted 21 May 2017, 09:42
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19 June 2017

I also try and drink as much water as I comfortably can. The intention is to drink 1/2 your weight in oz per day. At my weight of 480 lb that means 240 ...
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16 June 2017

The biggest change in my eating is I have eliminated dairy and grains from my diet. I also have gone to organic chicken, ground turkey and wild caught ...
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