Joined September 2010
Weight History

Start Weight
233.0 lb
Lost so far: 4.6 lb

Current Weight
228.4 lb
Performance: losing 3.3 lb a week

Goal Weight
200.0 lb
Still to go: 28.4 lb
I've been a lifetime yo-yo dieter. I've easily gained, lost and regained at least 500 lbs. I used to joke that I was never going to change my lifestyle, I was just dieting to "make room" for more eventual weight gain. Even a heart attack at age 39 did little to motivate a lifestyle change. Finally, in late 2011, my weight climbed to an all-time high and having had enough, I started a journey to make a more permanent and lasting change in my life. Between October 2011 and May 2012, I lost over 70 lbs.

A serious motorbike accident in May 2012 derailed that journey for a time. After a long hospitalization and inability to walk for several months, I had maintained the weight loss. And finally, 110 days after the accident, I was able to return to work. Unfortunately the months of shifting my still considerable weight to one side of my body caused the untimely end of one of the joints on that side. In November 2012, I had to have that joint replaced. Without going into too much detail, a wrong sized prosthesis, followed by a serious infection in the joint, led to a series of 5 surgeries and 11 months of ongoing treatment. I had the final surgery in late October of 2013 and all appears to be well. I'm finally getting my life back to normal and am looking forward to a future with a nearly perfect stride.

Now it's time to pick up the journey where I had left off. I started up again a couple of weeks ago and am committed to getting down to my goal weight.

I'd only ever used FS as a way to record what I'd eaten and log my weight. I was never very conscious of the community aspect of the site. More recently, I have started to become more aware of the support that can be had just from reading people's journal entries and having other folks being supportive of your own. I'm finding that support goes a long way in keeping you motivated over the long haul. Looking forward to making some new buddies to support and be supported by on this journey to a healthier lifestyle.

ccalabro's Weight History

ccalabro's Latest Member Challenges

  One-derland Lent/Easter Challenge
status: Completed
ended: 19 Apr 14
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  Food!!! After 7 pm we dont need you no more
status: Completed
ended: 18 Apr 14
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last weighin: losing 18.2 lb a week Down
last weighin: steady Steady
last weighin: losing 0.4 lb a week Down
on diet Atkins
last weighin: gaining 1.5 lb a week Up

ccalabro's Cookbook

cals: 169kcal | fat: 5.77g | carbs: 0.82g | prot: 26.68g
Parmesan Crusted Chicken Tenders
Sensational low carb chicken dish.
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ccalabro's Latest Posts

Looking for buddies
Hi Steph! I agree..I have found that meal tracker on Atkins to be a real pain to use, though I find the suggested meals thing helpful sometimes. I too moved to this area from the South (Florida) and I think its true, the South is friendlier to fatties, but then I think the awesome food is what creates them too! Since moving here, I've often remarked at how thin/fit the people are in this area. But we'll support each other and we'll fit in better in no time!
posted 17 Feb 2014, 18:36
Looking for buddies
That's really awesome Bill. Nice. And thanks, I'd definitely be interested in whatever has worked for you.
posted 17 Feb 2014, 18:31
Looking for buddies
To support and be supported by on this journey towards a healthier lifestyle. I'm a 46 year old single (gay) dad of an 11 year old son. We live in the DC burbs. I'm currently following a low carb lifestyle which I struggle with. I'd like to make new buddies on here from all walks. Thanks!
posted 17 Feb 2014, 15:44
WW Points -- Kinda Sorta Back?
Oct 19 update -- still working great...thanks for adding this, you've just made this the perfect food tracking website!
posted 19 Oct 2010, 09:48
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