Vettemix

Start Weight:(09 Mar 11) 287.0 lb
Current Weight:(28 Feb 14) 269.0 lb
Goal Weight:244.5 lb
following: Vettemix's own diet
performance: losing 1.9 lb a week

Hi All, I have been talking about losing weight for 2-3 years now and have made many feeble attempts, losing a little bit and than gaining more. I want to call this attempt the “Get Real” diet. In March my wife called me up wanting to give away my smaller jeans, I replied don’t get rid of those I plan to get back into them, she replied “Get Real”. At first I got upset, but what I finally realized was that she no longer believed in what I said. Even happily married I cant have that in my mind. So even though the doctors told me to lose weight or I wouldn’t be around long, it was a few words from that special one that has made me more determined than ever. (I know you have to do it for yourself and all that, but what has normally motivated me in the past is drama in my life. This is about the 5th time I have been on a diet where I had to lose more than 20 pounds, the second time over 80. In the late 70s I went on some diet where you didn’t eat anything but salad/drink mix, it did work, lost >20 pounds/month (not sure how safe). In the 80s I lost about 30 pounds just by quitting beer. In 97 I was about same Weight as now, got separated,had a tough time at work with a pain of a boss. Started working out, went on the Atkins diet and stuck to it even stricter than he recommended (I had something to prove). In about 10 months I was 175 pounds,stronger than I had ever been,with a good woman, and the ex begging for me back. Because of the kids I decided to give the marriage another try. 4 years later I found myself at 240 pounds, separated, met a great woman that became my wife. I went on the WW and lost 40 lbs and kept it off for a few years. In the beginning of 2009 I weighted 287.4, was getting tired of being this way,pushing 46 jeans, feet hurting,having a hard time tying my shoes,doctor telling me to lose weight or I won’t be around long and was only a few pounds away from having to request a seat belt extender,but it wasn’t until the end of March, 09 that I “GOT REAL”.

FatSecret member since: 03 Apr 09

Vettemix's Weight History


Vettemix's Latest Member Challenges

193
  loose 25 Pounds in 3 Months
status: Completed
ended: 12 May 14
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595
  No Food After 9pm
status: Completed
ended: 19 Apr 10
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last weighin: steady Steady
 
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Tammy1625
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last weighin: gaining 0.0 lb a week Up


Vettemix's Cookbook

cals: 242kcal | fat: 18.66g | carbs: 10.59g | prot: 10.09g
Cauliflower Fried Rice
Grated cauliflower instead of rice is both delicious and low carb.
cals: 153kcal | fat: 1.12g | carbs: 41.16g | prot: 9.38g
Crunchy Onion Rings
Healthy, delicious onion rings.
cals: 245kcal | fat: 7.78g | carbs: 28.84g | prot: 16.19g
Chicken Enchiladas with Sour Cream Sauce
Diet friendly enchiladas with chicken breast meat and a terrific sauce.
cals: 236kcal | fat: 11.75g | carbs: 14.73g | prot: 17.13g
Chicken & Rice Casserole
Hearty chicken and rice casserole with green beans and waterchestnuts.
cals: 126kcal | fat: 4.17g | carbs: 4.72g | prot: 15.29g
Cheese & Mushroom Egg White Omelet
Get your day started right with this low fat omelet.
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Vettemix's Latest Posts

How offen do you weight yourself
I do everyday and this helps to keep me on track.
posted 27 Feb 2014, 15:01
How Often Do you weigh yourself?
before you go to bed- This is probably when your the heaviest
posted 13 May 2013, 14:46
Leaving Fat secret
what is MFP?
posted 15 Feb 2012, 15:42
How Often Do you weigh yourself?
pookieslove1 wrote:
everyday Sad sometimes its depressing to look down and see I have not lost or even worse gained a pound.


This happens but do not let it get you down
posted 08 Feb 2012, 17:47
How Often Do you weigh yourself?
every day, helps me know what seems to "stick" to me
posted 08 Feb 2012, 17:46
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Vacation
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vacations are not the best thing for diets
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Group to motivate and share information, recipes etc. Hoping to lose 2lbs or 1 kilo averate per week for 12 weeks....

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