Joined May 2018
Weight History

Start Weight
288.0 lb
Lost so far: 88.3 lb

Current Weight
199.7 lb
Performance: gaining 1.1 lb a week

Goal Weight
144.0 lb
Still to go: 55.7 lb
June 20, 2017 I weighed 288 lbs, was diagnosed as pre-diabetic, pre-hypertensive and was having trouble walking due to arthritis in my knee. Having a 2 year old granddaughter meant i needed to do wome thing NOW.

The plan wasn't to lose weight, it was to stay alive. I started walking, even with my cane, eating mostly fruits and vegetables, lean protein very few starches, cutting refined carbs (sugar, flour, alcohol) nearly completely. Here we are nearly a year later, and I've lost 82 lbs, don't use my cane at all, and have finished 3 5k walks, and my granddaughter is my favorite yoga partner.

There is so much in this life I have absolutely no control over, but what I eat and how often I exercise are the ONLY things I can control, and I am the only one that can do it.

conicassity's Weight History


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conicassity's Cookbook

cals: 117kcal | fat: 1.01g | carbs: 12.45g | prot: 16.22g
Asian-style Chicken Salad
Simple chicken salad with an Asian twist.
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conicassity's Latest Posts

Binge eating
For me, it takes about 3 days to see my weight increase, and it continues for about a week even though I put myself back on track again the day after I succumbed to temptation. I thought I had really screwed up my metabolism but I started dropping again. The 2nd time it happened, I knew what to expect, but it was still very annoying that sabotaged myself like that. Haven't done it again, but if do, I won't beat myself up because I know I'm just delaying the goal, not giving up on it.

I also make a point to never reward myself with food. If there is a certain food I that you can't resist, don't. Make it part of your menu. Pizza and ice cream were my two big issues. I have 1 slice of pizza and a Klondike bar (along with a HUGE green salad) every other week. There are so many other rewards like concert tickets or a pretty top that actually fits.
posted 17 Jun 2018, 16:23
What is your basic work-out routine?
During the work week, I take a 10 minute walk at the top of the hour (bathroom/water) and then a 30 minute walk at the end of the day (the goal is 10,000 steps a day). Then in the evenings, after dinner while watching TV, I do 3 lb weights during commercials (3-4 sets of 2-3 minutes each hour). On the weekends, one day I'll take an hour to walk 5k minimum and on the other day, I spend at least an hour doing weights and balance ball exercises and yoga. The key is to find something that fits into your life and introduce/increase activities slowly.
posted 17 Jun 2018, 09:30
Any Method to Edit Fitness Report?
I haven't figured out how to edit an exercise entry on the website, but I CAN on the app.
posted 13 Jun 2018, 12:55
How Often Do you weigh yourself?
I weigh myself daily just to keep on top of things. Knowing that weight fluctuates, I make a point to only record it on my chart on Sunday morning. If I see my daily weight go up, I focus on drinking more water and eating more fiber rich vegetables.

That said, every person is different, so the routine that works for me, may not work for you. Same for diets. There are simply too many variables for a single way of eating to work for everyone. Smile
posted 02 Jun 2018, 18:11
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