Start Weight:(07 Jan 10) 171.0 lb
Current Weight:(20 Sep 14) 156.0 lb
Goal Weight:150.0 lb
following: br_e_co's own diet
performance: losing 0.2 lb a week

Fatsecret member since Jan 2010.

2010 - lost 19 pounds(184 to 165) and shed 4"(40 to 36) of belly fat in 6 months.
2011 - not much for diet and exercise - steady at 163, 35" belly.
2012 - down to 152 and 34" belly. Regained the weight due to lack of discipline.
2014 - back up to 170 and 37" belly.

Trying to be realistic with small but steady weight loss goals.

FatSecret member since: 07 Jan 10

br_e_co's Weight History

br_e_co's Buddies

not sharing weight
buddies only
last weighin: gaining 0.4 lb a week Up
last weighin: losing 1.4 lb a week Down

br_e_co's Cookbook

cals: 123kcal | fat: 2.45g | carbs: 22.92g | prot: 2.53g
Zesty Lemon Bars
A zesty lemon square on a shortbread type crust with reduced amounts of butter and sugar to reduce the calories.
cals: 117kcal | fat: 4.08g | carbs: 13.38g | prot: 7.37g
Spinach and Chicken Manicotti
A wonderful combination of pasta, ricotta and marble cheese, tender chicken breast and leafy spinach covered with a perfect tomato sauce.
cals: 286kcal | fat: 17.44g | carbs: 19.76g | prot: 17.43g
Crab and Avocado Salad
An appetizing salad of mixed greens with crab and avocado in a creamy sauce.
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br_e_co's Latest Posts

reached my ideal weight
Amazing! Congratulations!
posted 20 Sep 2014, 06:22
How Often Do you weigh yourself?
i use to weigh once a week - but every day after "constitutional adjustments" has become a habit for me. I have yet to start tracking in Fatsecret but may start.

Like sonyamorgan, it lets me know how i did and what i need to focus on to get back on track. more importantly though, it shows how weight loss isn't linear ... it goes up then down. or down, down, then way up ... and you can recognize the patterns after a while. you won't be shocked with a gain, because you know it was the food you ate yesterday, or the exercise, or the salt, etc. and it evens out.
posted 08 Sep 2014, 12:34
I did it !!
posted 07 Sep 2014, 09:18
Should you weigh yourself when you are going to the gym 3 times a week
I agree with Asarver ... still weigh. You can see how your body recomposition efforts are going. As your waist, arms, and legs, etc. lose fat, you will see more muscle that was hidden underneath.

Not sure i understand the muscle weighing more than fat ... a pound of muscle weighs the same as a pound of fat Wink But ... some cheap calipers to measure body fat that you can buy anywhere online will help you gauge your success, along with tape measuring the biceps, thigh, waist/hip, and chest measurements regularly. If you were to weigh 150 but were all muscle, you'd take that any day over 150 and not fit. So, while weight matters, your fitness matters.

Do not get discouraged, though, most people take on weight when they begin exercising, especially with weights. Your muscles are drawing in more water, etc. but, ultimately, you want a pound of muscle over a pound of fat, any day, all day.

I weigh everyday and workout, run, and perform HIIT 5 or 6 days a week .. you will see the scale go down and you will notice patterns to your weight loss. All exercise is good exercise when done correctly, luckily, you are working with a trainer. Exercise is critical, along with proper diet, for you to obtain the goal you seek. You can and will get there. Good luck!
posted 07 Sep 2014, 09:10
5:2 Fast Diet
mrspackrat wrote:
amberrozell wrote:
Hi everyone! I want to lose about 10 lbs right now and think this may be the best diet.. are you allowed to exercise on the fast days? I dont ever really like to skip more then one day a week working out. Thanks!

If your body can handle it, sure you can exercise on fast days.

I agree ... though opinions are mixed ... i love working out in a fasted state. I usually go mid-morning ... then begin eating after the workout. Personal preference.

Though, if you are going really hard in the gym, i.e. heavy weights, many reps, sprinting, etc. you will lose energy quickly.
posted 03 Sep 2014, 13:44
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