Start Weight:(09 May 12) 330.0 lb
Current Weight:(03 Oct 15) 258.8 lb
Goal Weight:195.0 lb
following: TXSnowman's own diet
performance: losing 2.6 lb a week

I'm 59 years old and have been married for 32 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'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

  10-N-1 (#2)
status: Completed
ended: 06 Jul 15
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  No Excuses Fitness Challenge - 75 in 31
status: Completed
ended: 05 Aug 14
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TXSnowman's Buddies

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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

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
Before and After, anyone?
Thanks Jenfar. I do feel all of those things...Life feels GREAT! I feel sharper, too. My mind is much more focused, my concentration is great, and I feel like I did 20 years or more ago.
posted 10 Jan 2014, 21:42
Before and After, anyone?
Thanks Rob. It feels great, just have to stay the course now. It's so much easier with all the support I get here on FS!
posted 10 Jan 2014, 06:53
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15 October 2014

Well, I'm back (more or less) for the next 10 days. No internet access in the mountains and even cell service is very spotty, so I've not been able to ...
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11 September 2014

Back to weight loss. Rose a bit higher than I had allowed myself, but 1) I kept below the dreaded 200 mark and 2) I am working to drop it back off again. ...
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