Joined July 2014
Weight History

Start Weight
234.0 lb
Lost so far: 1.5 lb

Current Weight
232.5 lb
Performance: gaining 0.1 lb a week

Goal Weight
204.0 lb
Still to go: 28.5 lb
Sit at a desk doing engineering tasks, go into field about 3-6 times a month, including about 3 hours of driving/trip average. Lift weights and walk: Chest or Shoulders on Monday, Legs on Tuesday, Back on Thursday, and makeup on Saturday. Sometimes skip Saturday. Walk 45-60 minutes on a gravel track normally, but lately doing a measured asphalt lap around a hilly college campus of two miles, shooting for a speed increase.
My diet is mildly controlled calories, 30%/30%/30% macros with 10% wiggle room. Cutting out fried food, maintaining good fiber intake. I have yo-yo'd about 40 pounds four times in my life; trying to come up with a lifestyle that I will stick with, rather than a diet this time.
I love cooked vegetables, but do not care for raw fruit except apples (I am not big on sweets in general). I do eat an occasional banana, or canned peaches or pears. I only eat salads when the weather is 95+ degrees. I have been using flax seed meal, hemp protein, and corn fiber in protein shakes, bowls of oatmeal, etc., to help keep up my fiber intake while eating less.
I was born anemic 61 years ago and develop issues if I go vegetarian too long (two week limit). I feel good eating meat only five times a week but gain weight instead of losing if I try to hit my protein goals combining grains/ legumes/ seeds. As I said, I LOVE cooked vegetables, and the local restaurants apparently add significant amounts of oil, because the calories come from somewhere. Not to mention, I also love casseroles.
I have good control during the work week if I am in the office. But work travel is a big fail. Weekends were minor fails but I realized the problem and have done better on weekends when extended family does not have a reunion, birthday party, etc. But my parents came from large families so...

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Got the sack. Want to eat something
How are you doing today, Jean Mc? Emotions are prone to increase impulsiveness; try to find a focus, maybe a project to give your brain a new topic to focus on. (job search, may or may not) Good Luck!
posted 13 Apr 2017, 13:00
Staying hydrated on the road
Is there a reason all of the articles about plastic bottles malign water but not soft drinks being sold in plastic? Are they a different kind of plastic or something? They all seem to PE (polyethylene) but maybe I just did not pay attention. 45+ years ago, when I first started driving and dating, I lamented that the only thing available to drink at the store was colored water filled with sugar. Now we have a variety of juices, diet sodas and water available and people constantly complain about all of it. Sugar filled juices, unhealthy chemicals, whatever. Does everybody carry gallon glass jars filled with cold filtered water? Thanks for listening.
posted 10 Apr 2017, 07:55
Break from workout when sick
How are you doing now, Bopuc?
posted 03 Apr 2017, 08:26
Have you gotten well and off the steroids?
posted 28 Mar 2017, 16:04
"Stationary" may play a role in this. Outside avoiding cars and dogs as well as looong hills is a bit different, even though you occasionally get to coast and stop at intersections.
posted 20 Mar 2017, 15:29
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