Steven Lloyd
Joined July 2015
Weight History

Start Weight
240.0 lb
Lost so far: 42.0 lb

Current Weight
198.0 lb
Performance: Steady

Goal Weight
200.0 lb
Still to go: 2.0 lb
January 29, 2016 (updated April 18, 2017):
Happily married for 34 yrs, three grown daughters, two grandsons and one granddaughter.

I'm in the same lane as some of my buddies; I have never fit the BMI charts due to big bones and muscle mass, built like a corner linebacker or sprinter, not a long distance runner.

Although I was (and am), fairly active...I had gained a nice thick layer of fat in my later 40's and early 50's (I'm 57 now). Due to some family history with diabetes, I made a commitment to myself to get off the pre-diabetic rails, found and signed onto Fat Secret in 2015 and have been using the site, logging my intake and calorie expenditures ever since.

I try to eat a balanced diet and am more careful with sugar-carb intake timing and quantity. The information and encouragement I've gained from fellow FS members, logging as best I can what I eat and drink as well as logging my actual exercise and daily calorie expenditures (garmin vivosmart HR) has helped monitor and improve my health and weight. The end result is my endurance, overall fitness, body fat % and BMI are presently as good as my early thirties with several fitness personal bests established in the last year for sustained wattage over set distances.

I have been in maintenance mode since Sept 2016...while maintaining hasn't been a total holiday, I also don't feel like I'm on a "diet", just much more mindful of what my intake is, what my actual calorie expenditures are, and how these numbers affect my health and quality of life. My long term goals are to sustain a healthy weight and lifestyle while optimizing my fitness, endurance and strength (power to weight ratio), as best I can.

I feel very thankful to have found this site; great tools, information and support (awesome buddies!!!)...real people caring and encouraging each other on the fat loss journey, no matter where we are along each of our paths. Good luck and take care!!

Steven Lloyd's Weight History

Steven Lloyd's Latest Member Challenges

  Walk and LOSE challenge!
status: In Progress
currently: Week 5 of 5
end date: Monday 25 Sep 17
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  Burn 500 Calories a Day
status: Completed
ended: 20 Jul 17
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Steven Lloyd's Cookbook

cals: 319kcal | fat: 7.82g | carbs: 33.13g | prot: 28.58g
Green Chili Chicken Enchiladas
A different spin on enchiladas.
cals: 518kcal | fat: 38.36g | carbs: 8.29g | prot: 34.16g
Cheesy Enchiladas
Low-carb enchiladas.
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Does this work?
Heather and Joanne, hello & welcome!! I also came here to lose weight using the free calorie counter app (late July 2015) and have ended up staying due to both the insights I've gained through interaction with the community and the genuine support from all.

Hope you both find the site works for you as well as it worked for me...good luck and take care!!

posted 09 Sep 2017, 23:58
Daily Calorie Target Seems High
Hey lufari, yes it is insightful of you to question the FS RDI calculated number.

Both myself and many long term FS members have found the FS RDI numbers to be very optimistic (as well as the exercise numbers but that's a whole different story).

I use sedentary and select 1/2 pound a week loss to calculate my posted FS RDI, which comes out to 2300 cals per day...I try to eat less than this number on average and am not trying to lose weight as I've been in maintenance mode for almost a year.

I track my intake and output very closely so this is really a maintenance target for me now, and I usually exercise on a monthly average 200 to 500 cals per day more than my RDI. I also use a heart rate based activity monitor to track my daily and exercise event calorie output and adjust the FS minutes of exercise activity accordingly to match my measured calorie output.

Fun Fact; if I ate the entire 2300 cals of my FS RDI, without exercising, I will gain both fat and weight, certainly not lose the 1/2 pound a week which my RDI is calculated for. My steady fat (weight) loss calorie input target is more like 1700 to 1900 cal per day, coupled with light and heavy cardio (both HIIT & steady state / fat burning) plus regular resistance training (to keep my lean muscles, strength and endurance) at least that is what I've observed so far. FYI, I am 6'1"...big bones with some muscle and weigh +/- 198 pounds...never have been a good fit on the BMI charts Smile

So for you the 1600 to 1800 cal per day would be a good place to start and tweak as needed. Good luck!!
posted 20 Aug 2017, 02:58
Hi Stacey...great start to your fat loss journey. Don't be discouraged if the losses start tapering off to 1 or 1/2 pound a week though after the first two or three weeks, as this is still really a great trend line and will result in a great, sustainable fat loss program for the long run!! Good luck!!
posted 20 Aug 2017, 02:23
Why Do You REALLY, REALLY Want To Lose
Motivation: My motivation is health (1) and quality of life (2) firstly, fitness (3) is a big part of that quality of life...aesthetics (4) and looking leaner (5) are also nice side benefits.

Five "Why's", sort of...with my ranking in orders of value to me.
posted 17 Aug 2017, 13:20
Subsitutes for Soda Pop and other Sugary Beverges?
For me, water first, black coffee in the morning, an occasional Gatorade G2 (low calorie hydration drink) and the odd diet soft drink. Although there is a lot of internet bashing on artificially sweetened beverages, in moderation they are better for our overall health and diet than sugared beverages and don't contribute anything to our daily energy input. Oooo, almost forgot, the occassional Guiness and glass or two of red wine...not necessarily diet friendly but tasty and part of living life.
posted 28 Jul 2017, 09:56
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