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
(updated Feb, 2018): avatar taken with my mom recently in December a few weeks before her passing, great mom, proud to be her son.

Happily married for 35 yrs!! three grown daughters, two grandsons, one granddaughter and another little one on the way.

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.

Although I was (and still 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 poor eating habits. Also, as I have some close family genetic 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 much 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 (using a Garmin Vivosmart HR+ activity monitor) has helped me track and improve my health, endurance, BF % and weight.

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 with awesome buddies ("Followers" now)...real people caring and encouraging each other on the fat loss journey, no matter where we are along each of our paths. Good luck all and take care!!

Steven Lloyd's Weight History

Steven Lloyd's Latest Member Challenges

  Walk and LOSE challenge!
status: Completed
ended: 25 Sep 17
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  Burn 500 Calories a Day
status: Completed
ended: 20 Jul 17
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July 2015 - Oct 2015 - Feb 2016 (Before -After)
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Caffe Americano's today...Mmm!!
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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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Steven Lloyd's Latest Posts

Body Weight and Glycogen Depletion
Thanks Bill...nice informative post, ties right in with that old post "Why The Scales Can Lie".

Glycogen and water weight fluctuations are why I don't post daily weights, I only post sustained ups or downs (fat and/or muscle lost/gained). Not saying that's right for everyone as you and several other successful buddies here on FS post weights much more often, but it works for me. I do try to keep my weight within a narrow weight window (hydrated weight) and monitor my weight quite often, especially when very active to see what's going on.

From my monitoring, I've seen my weight move down 5 pounds in less than 2 hours and over 10 pounds in a day due to glycogen depletion, sweat and respiration (especially in desert or dry mountain air). After re-hydrating and replenishing the "glycogen tank", my weight bounces right back...more if coupled with high salt intake and/or large meals.

On another note re Glycogen Depletion (GD) and why that is a good thing...

Below is a post reviewing the positive affects of GD on increasing insulin sensitivity and overall health (taken from a prior post on Maintainers Group).

Note; I haven't read the whole article, Just the abstract, but the whole article is available for those wanting more information.

posted 03 Feb 2018, 06:50
I’m a big (typical) idiot least you (and some others above) have recognized this and have made steps to get back on track...going forward, remember this is not a sprint, just make every month better than the month before and you'll be fine, even if it takes a year (or more)!!

Finally, when you reach your goal, set a tolerance window of 5 pounds and work hard to keep within or below that...maintenance is somewhat easier than losing when you find a rhythm...but it is NEVER a given that we can ignore or abandon the good habits that got us there.

Good luck!!
posted 29 Jan 2018, 10:50
im ready
Also try to do a little bit of activity a day, walking or ???. Lots of benefits to this to combat type 2 diabetes...Google "increasing insulin sensitivity" for more info if needed. Wishing you good luck going forward in your efforts to better your health!!
posted 09 Jan 2018, 09:12
Awesome Janet...thnx for sharing! For what it's worth I try to do the same on vacation too, good luck going forward!!
posted 02 Nov 2017, 16:30
Fitness Trackers
Below is the reply from Fat Secret regarding integration of exercise tracker data into the FS app. It looks like a direct link is not going to happen but they suggest portalling the data through The Apple or Google (android) health apps.

Hi Steven Lloyd,

Many thanks for contacting us and sorry for the inconvenience.

We are in the process of adding integration with Google Fit and the Apple Health app as you can read in the following blog post

We wont be adding any new exercise trackers at the moment but if you are able to share your data with one of the apps listed above, these apps can then share the data with FatSecret.

We appreciate your patience and wish you well.

The FatSecret team

posted 11 Oct 2017, 01:21
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Still hanging in there (weight wise) although January was mentally a much tougher and harder month than both November or December. January's target n ...

25 January 2018

15cm overnight....really looking forward to my "workout" today!!

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