Joined April 2010
Weight History

Start Weight
305.0 lb
Lost so far: 75.6 lb

Current Weight
229.4 lb
Performance: losing 1.8 lb a week

Goal Weight
185.0 lb
Still to go: 44.4 lb
Male, 53, unmarried, work in a sedentary job for a defense contractor (so at a desk). Not a great cook, but minimally competent. Various medical problems working against my fitness level.

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carbon_dragon's Cookbook

cals: 129kcal | fat: 1.01g | carbs: 24.54g | prot: 5.35g
Chicken Pot Pockets
Pockets are the new pies, spread the word.
cals: 84kcal | fat: 1.20g | carbs: 14.52g | prot: 4.47g
French Crepes
Traditional French crepes with a few healthier changes.
cals: 83kcal | fat: 4.08g | carbs: 4.94g | prot: 6.55g
Traditional Egg Drop Soup
A low calorie, low fat and low carb delicious soup.
cals: 153kcal | fat: 1.12g | carbs: 41.16g | prot: 9.38g
Crunchy Onion Rings
Healthy, delicious onion rings.
cals: 50kcal | fat: 0.16g | carbs: 13.52g | prot: 0.28g
Spiced Apple Chips
Delicious homemade dried apple chips.
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carbon_dragon's Latest Posts

How many calories do you have daily?
I'm a male, 54 years old, 6' and I started about about 305'ish. My nutritionist put me on 2200 calories at first and I worked my way down to 2000. That's where I am now.
posted 09 Jan 2012, 15:42
Why am I not loosing?
2 weeks isn't very long and small gains and losses are common. I've been losing weight for about 21 months so it may be that your new diet and (hopefully) exercise hasn't had time to cause your body to start adjusting. My nutritionist did tell me that it's murder to lose weight with only diet or only exercise unless you really go extreme (and dangerous) that doing both was much safer and more effective. Maybe you should see a trainer or a nutritionist/trainer like I had to give you some pointers for how to adjust your exercise to help you lose more effectively.
posted 09 Jan 2012, 15:40
Share your tips for getting the water in!
I use those little flavor packets in 20oz bottles and bring them to work 2 at a time and keep them in the work fridge till I drink them. Then I put them in an old Sharper Image beverage heater/cooler which keeps them cold all day till I'm done with that bottle.

At home I use re-usable bottles and filtered water (and no cooler) but then I drink it faster and I put it back in the fridge if I don't drink it all.

I drink 2 at work and 1-2 at home, so 60-80oz a day. I had to really drink water semi-exclusively, drinking sodas only while I'm out eating at restaurants or fast food places.
posted 09 Jan 2012, 15:36
The Pizza Diet - does it actually work?
reparker wrote:
Honestly, you can lose weight eating just about anything. The problem is keeping the portions down. If you keep the calorie numbers in check you'll certainly lose weight Smile

Agree, and I find it's easier to keep those portions down when you're pretty satisfied with what you're currently eating. I can eat a small candy bar these days without wanting to eat a couple more.
posted 09 Jan 2012, 15:33
The Pizza Diet - does it actually work?
There's nothing inherently wrong with Pizza, but the store bought kinds are likely to have lots of fat, calories and salt. But my nutritionist once told me I could use whole grain crusts (premade) and put a variety of vegetables on them, some marinara sauce, some meat (not too much), not too much cheese, but some, etc and make myself a pretty decent nutritious meal. I did that for a while, eating half at a sitting. Not too many calories and nutritious.

But as some said above, anyone on a "diet" is really eating something he's not prepared to eat forever so when you get off the diet, all bets are off. So really your regular diet has to be pretty good already.

Besides by the time you were off a diet that you were eating ONLY pizza you'd be pretty sick of it and I'd be sad to start disliking pizza for the rest of my life for the sake of some diet.
posted 09 Jan 2012, 15:31
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Switched to Aria scale. This is effectively 224'ish with the different scale and some variability. Hopefully I go down from here.

09 July 2011

On a plateau about 220

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