Joined May 2010
Weight History

Start Weight
225.0 lb
Lost so far: 0.5 lb

Current Weight
225.5 lb
Performance: gaining 1.0 lb a week

Goal Weight
205.0 lb
Still to go: 20.5 lb
I am a mid-twenties former athlete. All my life I ate whatever I wanted, when I wanted, without ever thinking of the affects it took on my body. I was always very active in sports and life, so I had no need to ever think about it. Well now that I am all beat up and broken down from the many many years of Football, Wrestling, Basketball, Baseball, Karate, and general life I am starting to realize just how important eating right it. My metabolism is all but gone, I ruined what little I had in College gaining weight for football, and I am finding it harder and harder to keep working out to lose the weight I have. I work graveyard shifts for work five nights a week and trying to fit some sort of social life in and getting to the gym is getting harder and harder. At my Heaviest I was actually my best looking. I was 6 feet 290lbs with the makings of a six pack. But I was also in college getting forced to gain as much weight as possible. It wasn’t until I blew out my shoulder that I started to really gain the wrong kind of weight. I wasn’t able to walk, run, lift, swim, or really move without sever pain for several months. During which I never stopped eating the way I was. I lost the muscle but gained the fat. In the five years since then my weight has fluctuated from 275lbs. to 220lbs depending on what was going on in my life. On may 1st, I found this program on my android phone and became determined to use it and change myself once and for all. I weighed 269 pounds on day one, day thirty I was down to 244 pounds, and I have to goal to reach 205 pounds on day 180.

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Thunderious's Cookbook

cals: 32kcal | fat: 0.22g | carbs: 6.87g | prot: 1.64g
All-Vegetable Soup
A delicious super low calorie vegetable soup.
cals: 121kcal | fat: 0.52g | carbs: 25.74g | prot: 3.78g
Sweet Potato Crunch
Sweet potato with granola crust.
cals: 376kcal | fat: 9.27g | carbs: 37.12g | prot: 37.74g
Moist Turkey Meatloaf
Who needs beef meatloaf when you can have this amazingly moist turkey meatloaf.
cals: 20kcal | fat: 0.17g | carbs: 2.57g | prot: 1.08g
Ranch Dressing
A low fat, low calorie and delicious ranch dressing.
cals: 99kcal | fat: 0.59g | carbs: 20.28g | prot: 4.58g
Minestrone Soup with Black Beans & Barley
A yummy vegetarian bean and barley soup with little fat.
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Water as well. A lot of what we drink will be carried around the mid-section. The "beer belly" is kinda true. Pops, Sugar drinks, even 100% juices can casue an increase in belly fat. Water is the only drink that your body uses all of. Meaning its not storing anything. Yeah we carry water weight (esp the females) but thats the easiest thing to burn off. I am not a water fan, I need to flavors water doesnt have but I've lost 7in on my waist with the only difference being water instead of juice.
posted 21 Jul 2010, 05:46
I do have my own house, my parents live thorty miles away, and it wasnt until I moved out that they began to not respect my hours. I have tried the gym at 7 am, but with my job I am usually mentally and physically wore out by 7am.
posted 21 Jul 2010, 05:26
I have been somewhat in a lost state for the past few months. I haven’t been able to gain control of my life the way I should have. I am 24, single, no kids, steady consistent job, good family support, own my own house, and fiscally better off than a lot my age. So basically I should have no issues with controlling my life. For the past month there hasn’t been a day to myself, to get my head straight, to slow down, or to even breathe. I can’t remember the last time I was able to keep to a set schedule for sleep, working out, eating, anything. The only time daily that I can count on is the times I have to leave for work and how long I will be there. I work third shift and attempt to sleep ASAP when I get home. No one seems to understand or respect that and expect me to adjust to their times.
Example is that my father and I have been remodeling my basement as a bonding time thing. He is retired, and like me stays up most nights. However he wants to be done working everyday by 4pm while that’s usually when I get up.
Example my mother likes to have me help her with anything requiring muscle for her volunteer work, her friends, or around my parent’s house. However she always schedules me to do all this stuff around noon time when she desires.
Example my friends and dates like to go out and be crazy starting at around 9pm, well I have to leave for work by ten pm so I miss out on spending time with them and having a social life.

Now what I am asking for is advice to which I can balance all my lives and still be able to live. My job is really the only one in the field I am in that pays as well as it does, I love the people and the place I work, and it’s a great stepping stone to where I want to be (when the economy recovers and hiring for my career goal kick starts again). So quitting my job is the only thing out of the question. So again any advice you can give me will help.
posted 20 Jul 2010, 05:46
There are some really good stories on here. They have become a little more motivational to me. Its easier for me to keep going on and to avoid that temptation when I know that there is someone else right there and they are avoiding it.
posted 20 Jul 2010, 05:31
I am pretty curious to find out what other FatSecret members have for their motivations. I am not just wondering what the motivation right now is. I am wondering why they wanted to lose weight, what kept them going that first day/week/month/ect, what they think about when they are fighting that erg to eat the fatting foods, and what the motivation do they think will keep the weight off?

Its only fair I share all my motivations first since I am the one asking.

When I first joined FS I was just messing around seeing what the site was about. I really didn’t think that it was going to be helpful or that the numbers would be accurate. I still to this day don’t feel the calories burned numbers are all that close to accurate. However it took me having everything going for me and still not being able to attract the opposite sex to spark the want for change. I never thought I was as big as I was or that I looked as bad as I did. I was much worse right out of college (on 05/2006). I was 290lbs d-linemen, with very little muscle actually showing. I lost a bunch of weight then, down to 220lbs so that I could wrestle at the weight I was most comfortable at (on 05/0Cool. But very slowly I started eating wrong, not working out as much and gained my way back up to 273lbs (on 05/2010). The gain was so gradual that I just didn’t notice the extra weight in the mirror. On May 1st, 2010 I was on a date with a girl that I was really into, we were talking great, laughing a lot, until the end of the night when I asked to see her again she said and I quote, “I would love to see you again, I always need more friends.” I played it off as nothing, went home and looked deep into the mirror. I then noticed how big I was. It was then I picked my phone up, re-downloaded the android version of the FatSecret App and began to apply it to my life.
What kept my going after the first day was looking at what I was eating, drinking, and doing. I started to feel better about who I was, and how I was living. I still to this day love looking at what I have been eating and seeing those days where I kept up the nutrients but kept the calories as low as possible. Seeing those days keeps me going strong. ON the days that I find it impossible to stay healthy I remember a dream I had where I was skinny, with my shirt off, impressing the girl of my dreams with how “fit” I was. I lose all other temptations then.
My motivation for the rest of my life to so strive for a goal below what I can physically do. With the density of my bones, and the muscle I keep on my body I will never be able to weight 205. I would have to be at -1% body fat. So I know if I am getting close I need to back off a bit, get the nutrients back into my body and lift a bunch more. If I am getting to far away I need to look at how much lifting vs cardio I am doing and what my Fat intake is.
posted 19 Jul 2010, 07:28
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I been not working out and eating a lot more then usual, just surprized i have maintained.
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Took a week vaca to the south and it killed me. Theres no such thing as healthy down there. Tennessee really can be seen as the fat state it is. I did ...
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