Start Weight:(09 May 12) 330.0 lb
Current Weight:(24 Nov 15) 229.0 lb
Goal Weight:195.0 lb
following: TXSnowman's own diet
performance: losing 4.6 lb a week

I'm 59 years old and have been married for 34 years. I have three children ranging from 40 to 29 years old. We have four grandchildren (2 girls and 2 boys) ranging from high school age to diapers. My wife and I moved from Colorado to the middle of nowhere Texas a few years ago. We are trying to be more self sufficient, so we are raising chickens for our own eggs, and growing some of our own vegetables. I started canning this year and I'm starting to make home made cheddar and ricotta cheese. I've been up and down the weight ladder for over 25 years. I'm hoping that this time, once I get the excess pounds off, I'll keep them off.

FatSecret member since: 10 Jun 10

TXSnowman's Weight History

TXSnowman's Latest Member Challenges

  not giving up loose weight together
status: Completed
ended: 16 Nov 15
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  10-N-1 (#2)
status: Completed
ended: 06 Jul 15
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TXSnowman's Buddies

Online now Draglist
last weighin: losing 9.8 lb a week Down
Online now northernmusician
last weighin: gaining 0.4 lb a week Up
buddies only
last weighin: losing 0.2 lb a week Down

TXSnowman's Cookbook

cals: 92kcal | fat: 4.23g | carbs: 4.15g | prot: 10.29g
Crustless Spinach Pie
A delicious low carb, low calorie alternative.
cals: 260kcal | fat: 13.34g | carbs: 31.45g | prot: 6.08g
Vegan Black Bean Chili
A delicious, easy meatless chili that can be made in about 30 minutes, tops.
cals: 179kcal | fat: 3.22g | carbs: 13.82g | prot: 24.77g
Baked Chicken with Mushrooms & Peppers
Super tasty and healthy chicken breast with sliced mushrooms and red or green peppers.
cals: 253kcal | fat: 21.00g | carbs: 3.55g | prot: 12.82g
Cheese Blintz
A low carb, high protein cheese blintz.
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TXSnowman's Latest Posts

If you crave chocolate, it doesn’t mean your body has a chocolate deficiency, although I think most people would prefer that. Chocolate is high in magnesium. Cravings for it often indicate that your body is deficient in magnesium, which is a common deficiency. If you’re going to eat chocolate, choose organic cocoa and mix it into a healthy smoothie, or eat a small amount of dark chocolate. Because that is unlikely enough to deal with a magnesium deficiency, it’s also important to eat other foods high in magnesium, such as nuts, seeds, fish, and leafy greens.

Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/what-your-cravings-mean.html#ixzz3sRAbJNGU
posted 24 Nov 2015, 13:03
I'm a backslider!
IMHO there is no reasonable way to lose weight sustainably without cutting out high-glycemic carbs. Their natural physical affect on the body is to rapidly raise insulin levels. The accompanying drop in insulin causes your body to store fat and limit your body to burning glycogen that is in your bloodstream. That can only sustain your brain for a couple of hours. After that, your brain is literally starving to death. So it demands that you eat. That starts the cycle all over again. On the other hand, proteins take a long time to digest. So they don't spike your insulin level and you feel full for a much longer time, which makes it easier to control your appetite. Good luck with all your endeavors!
posted 24 Nov 2015, 13:00
Full Diet Break
You know Bill, its all kind of a big experiment. We try different things until we find what works. Then we do that until it stops working (or gets boring), then we move on and experiment more to find what works at our new level. Its a true blessing that we have so many thoughtful folks to share with each other to make this easier and more enjoyable. I was just thinking today about what a geographic diversity we share. We have Canada, Denmark, Malta, DC, & Texas represented on a pretty much daily basis, through in all the folks across the United States and you get thoughts and ideas from around the globe.
posted 22 Jan 2014, 21:36
Full Diet Break
Hey Bill, thanks for the great link. Very interesting article. Actually explained something I found at the Doctor's visit the other day that my Doc apparently didn't know. My low thyroid had been well controlled with my meds. Pre-diet, I had been reduced from 3 grains to 2 grains. Now 7 months into the diet, my thyroid hormones are too low again and she is raising me up to 3 grains again. This article actually explains that the diet causes the low hormones and I may be able to lower my meds again when I'm in maintenance. I am so close to hitting my goal, I do think I'll go off the diet completely until I hit 180 lbs or 15% body fat or 32" waist pants (whichever comes first). Then, I am definitely going to take a month or so to let my body adjust and settle down. Then I can set some new long-term goals for myself after I take some non-diet time to contemplate what's best for me. Thanks again for the awesome article.
posted 22 Jan 2014, 21:07
Before and After, anyone?
Thanks, lauraab! Every bit of support helps.
posted 10 Jan 2014, 22:38
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24 November 2015

Nice weight drop this week. Starting to get over the bronchitis and strep. I was able to take a 4 1/2 mile walk with the dog this morning. I'm paying ...
on diet TXSnowman's own diet  losing 4.6 lb a week

23 November 2015

Keeping to the eating plan, but I've been unable to do much exercise since Thursday. Horrible case of bronchitis hit me Friday and to help matters I got ...
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