colin jones

Start Weight:(10 Jan 13) 286.6 lb
Current Weight:(21 Aug 13) 257.9 lb
Goal Weight:176.4 lb
following: colin jones's own diet
performance: gaining 2.2 lb a week

Hi all, My name is Colin and Im 58, I have been forced into early retirement after losing my truck driving licence and then my job, I am also now a carer for my partner so I am still quite busy.
I had a heart attack over ten years ago and with a sit down job have gradually put on a lot of weight which now I have got to do something about.
I recently joined this fatsecret site and it looks very good, I have already got bug of sticking to the plan, so we'll see.
Cooking is one of my hobbies along with motorcycling so I shouldn't have a problem with the food, when I start to see results that will be the motivator.

FatSecret member since: 10 Jan 13

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Symbol on diet callender.

I have just noticed a symbol has appeared on my daily intake calendar, an amber spot.

What does this spot mean, i've only just noticed it but it goes back to the beginning of the month.
posted 22 Apr 2013, 15:16
can you really eat what you want as long as your in a calorie deficit?
I suppose it's more a case of each to their own, I am pretty much eating what I like and I am losing weight albeit quite slowly, I don't do any extra exercise any more than my normal daily activities but I am still losing, If I factored in some exersize I would lose more weight more quickly but I'm in no hurry, it's more of an education into a better healthy eating regime and sticking with it.
My deficit when I first started was far too high and initially i lost quickly but soon went into plateau for some considerable time, I played around with the numbers from another calculator and now think it is more realistic to have between 500 and 1000 deficit.
As regards to the original question of can you eat what you like so long as you maintain a deficit, I would say definitely yes, for example, people who are in hospital eat without any exercise and lose weight, who exercises in hospital, a month on hospital food and you would come out a couple of stone lighter.
posted 08 Apr 2013, 19:46
Am I doing this right.
Well after being stuck at the same weight for nearly two months i have recorded a weight loss this morning of 3 kilos, I don't know how it's happened but it just has, feels good to see the loss i must say and given the boost i needed to not give up trying.
Whether it is because i have been getting over my RDI a few times recently i don't know, but it certainly makes the hard work worthwhile.
posted 26 Mar 2013, 06:15
Am I doing this right.
Well at the moment i'm still stuck in the plateau of maintaining my current weight, I have changed the FS default BMI number which I know is over estimated, with a lower figure I got from another calculator recommended by other posters on the forums which seemed more realistic and added that to the excersise log as an adjustment to keep it there, I have also reduced my calories per day to 1500 which I must say i have been sticking to religiously, but after a couple of weeks still seem to be no loss.
I have been to see the nurse at my doctors surgery, who is also the dietitian and showed her what I have been doing since I started, I printed everything off so she could see the results, and I have to say she seemed pretty impressed with what I am doing and to not give up but to keep at it, and maybe start some excersise which I have done, started bike riding to begin with, only a couple of miles so far though the weather here is still under freezing point here in the UK so haven't been out again yet, but as soon as it warms up a bit which won't be long now I hope, i'll be back out.

After the nurse said she couldn't give anymore advice to improve what i'm already doing but to carry on regardless and it will come right, I'll just keep plodding on I guess.
posted 15 Mar 2013, 16:53
Am I doing this right.
lisakp71 wrote:
Wait, you've been maintaining a deficit of 2,000 calories per day? I hope not, your body will FREAK OUT and decide it's starving! That's the fastest, surest way there is to go into a weight-loss stall.

Even for a guy with a bit of meat on his bones, 800 calories/day is pretty dang up there. I've heard a general rule of thumb to not consistently go over 1,000/day.


Yes Lisa, that's why I looked at the numbers, FS over estimate big style and I have made an adjustment to try and compensate for it.
From another calculator source, I have got some different figures and set my RDI to that, making an entry on the exersise by adding "other" and called it an adjustment, played with the settings to get the RDI for the new number I wanted with sleeping/resting set as default, reduced my calorie intake to 1500.
As you can see today I have been dead on with my intake 99% of RDI and my deficit is now only 741 which seems more realistic.
I think because the FS uses the RDI to do all it's calculations, I'm hoping the adjustment will do the trick, the numbers look more believable now.
I'll give that a whirl for a week or so and see if it changes things.
posted 22 Feb 2013, 19:41
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21 August 2013

Off on holidays today, and won't have access to computer for quite a while, so it will be interesting to see if I can come back without putting any weight ...
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02 June 2013

Well it's been a hard day today counting calories as I have been to a christening and then the pub after for buffet and refreshments, so I have recorded ...

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