Joined April 2011
Weight History

Start Weight
300.0 lb
Lost so far: 72.0 lb

Current Weight
228.0 lb
Performance: losing 0.4 lb a week

Goal Weight
190.0 lb
Still to go: 38.0 lb
Moderately successful computer consultant, 56 years old (2011).

Was shocked from blissful morbid obesity by a warning that I was about to become a type 2 diabetic.

I had been hovering at 300 lbs for about 12 years. Now, it's like I've been awoken from some foggy slumber and am near-desperately scrambling to lose 100 lbs or lose my life. It's a determination I've not seen in myself since... well... ever. I'm hoping beyond hope that I can reverse the tide of type 2 diabetes - some say it can't be, some say it can. We'll see.

I don't have much support from my family. I don't know why, but that's okay. There's the ubiquitous sweet cabinet still there. Candy cereals in the cabinet. Oreos in the cookie bin. Cakes and pies on the counter. In a way, that's a good thing. I have to draw on my own inner strength to do this. I can't hide food from myself. I can't dispense with the temptations. All I can do is learn to RESIST TEMPTATION. After all that's the TRUE and necessary additude adjustment required.

What was I thinking all those years? If there's been anything I've learned in this, it's to put aside all mind games, toughen up, face reality, and make one decision: deal with it. You don't have to make thousands of tough daily decisions - they have already been made. I watch people struggling every single day, and want to just yell out "Why are you forcing yourself to make hundreds of tough decisions?". It's all a matter of turning over ONE BIG LEAF, and the rest is amazingly easy. At least so far.

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Yeah, most of my posts are "Other..." WAAAY at the bottom of the list on my phone app Sad Wish they'd put "Other" at the top of the list.
posted 19 Dec 2011, 12:14
One of my most difficult eating issues is that I have always been an "eat all of what's put before you" eater. I can't just leave a half a hamburger on the table. So I had to take control of my diet and prepare as many properly-portioned meals for myself in advance as possible. I still eat everything, but it's a lot less. I recognize my "eat everything" problem but am not putting weight loss on hold while I try to fix it. Just using the advance-preparation workaround until I get the real problem fixed.
posted 22 Apr 2011, 10:51
Supplement log
Only supplements I'm currently taking are a daily multivitamin to cover for what I miss, and Omega-3 fish oil because surely *some* of the claims about it are true - it comes highly recommended by a lot of respectable folks.
posted 11 Apr 2011, 16:06
Where to Begin?
Hey, I really don't like recording what I eat. But it keeps me honest, and frankly, recording what I eat is one of the things that makes me think twice about needless munching. Sometimes, it's easier to just not eat that dang biscuit than to record it. Wink

And start exercising. I am using a stationary bicycle as my primary exercise to minimize stress on my knees until I lose more weight. You really need to make the connection in your brain between exercising your butt off for 20-30 minutes and one donut (or pizza slice, or hamburger, or whatever your weakness is). *CLICK* the light turns on in a hurry. Donuts are far less delicious now. Even a little bit evil. That's the beginning of true attitude repair.

Good luck - really, it's ALL in your mind - don't play transparent games with yourself, and be honest with yourself. Ultimately, it's your brain that needs repair, not your body.

posted 11 Apr 2011, 09:55
How do you get the little bar at the bottom of your posts?
LOL... you all have one already.
posted 11 Apr 2011, 09:31
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