Joined August 2010
Weight History

Start Weight
270.0 lb
Lost so far: 45.5 lb

Current Weight
224.5 lb
Performance: losing 0.3 lb a week

Goal Weight
225.0 lb
Still to go: 0.5 lb
My starting weight was clocked in about 2 weeks prior to my start date at the doctor's office. That was a shock to be sure. "270, wow, you kiddin?" was my initial reaction. But come to think of it, my clothes were getting tighter (and not in a John Travolta Stayin' Alive kind of way).

So I clicked on the link below and found out that instead of big and cuddly I found out I'm pretty much a heavy hitter... :(

Body Mass Index: 33.5 kg/m2
Waist-to-Height ratio: 0.57
Percent Body Fat: 24.4%
Lean Body Mass: 196.5 lb

You are overweight by 30.2 kilograms (66.4 pounds)
Minimum caloric requirements: 2427 Calories per day
Limit your food intake to 2062 calories per day.
to lose 2.7 pounds per month.
Your diet should contain at least 96 grams of protein per day.

Then I found this corner of the web and was interested. But then again, maybe registering at this site is a really a means to an end to get a new smart phone so I can log all of my entries from the table after a nice meal!

How did I get this heavy? I really enjoy all the right foods, I just need to learn when to put down the fork...

But maybe if I loose a few pounds, it might allow my bike to go faster, lower the center of gravity and turn a bit more nimbly. That would be a welcome change to be sure!

Anyway, I was born in Detroit, moved to Texas, lived there through the 80's and 90's and moved back to the motor city at the turn of the century. Missing my bride who has gone before me much too young in the prime of her life, but I still have our two puppies. They keep me going.

doug0964's Weight History

doug0964's Latest Member Challenges

  Healthy Holidays
status: Completed
ended: 30 Dec 10
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  The perfect week - you choose what it is
status: Completed
ended: 27 Sep 10
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last weighin: losing 1.2 lb a week Down
on diet Atkins
last weighin: gaining 0.6 lb a week Up
last weighin: gaining 0.0 lb a week Up
last weighin: gaining 0.3 lb a week Up

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This lil gal got her Canine Good Citizen award recently
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Dog Lovers Losing Weight
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doug0964's Cookbook

cals: 45kcal | fat: 2.04g | carbs: 5.80g | prot: 0.89g
Japanese Cucumber Salad
A healthy make-over salad with terrific authentic Japanese flavors.
cals: 467kcal | fat: 37.15g | carbs: 21.18g | prot: 17.87g
One Minute Flax Meal Muffin
A filling and versatile low carb muffin, ideal as a breakfast accompaniment.
cals: 80kcal | fat: 6.98g | carbs: 4.32g | prot: 1.36g
Zucchini Noodles
A great pasta substitute.
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doug0964's Latest Posts

Cilantro.... love it or hate it??
I can't imagine pico d' gallo, salsa or queso dip without cilantro. I used to hate the stuff when I was younger but over the years I've grown to really like what it does for some foods.

About coriander, I thought it was the seed of the cilantro plant which I think makes it a spice, where the cilantro leaf is considered an herb.
posted 17 Oct 2010, 11:14
Franken Foods
noos2mee2 wrote:
I am going to stick to not eating these things and see if the trend continues. Has anyone else had the same experience with these "Franken Foods" as I have had? I am curious to see what others have to say about this.

Congrats on the -2#!

+1 on the non-processed foods. I think I've used the bar code scanner on the android app twice since I've started here. I try and put things in my grocery cart that only the farmer or the butcher touched. I seem to feel better when I do this and eat this way.
posted 04 Sep 2010, 08:11
Exercise Options
ericd792007 wrote:
I think I saw in an article once that really going at it sex burns around 5 calories a minute. It is something burned so I agree it should be listed. But it is too funny to think about.

so I netted a -10 calories for that.... Wink Rolling Eyes
posted 04 Sep 2010, 07:58
Yet another buddy request
I've joined a few groups, posted a few things, read a lot of journals, lost a few pounds and the only thing I haven't done yet is ask for a few buddies.

Even though I'm a realist by nature, I try and keep a positive attitude about life.

What I can do for you: When I sense that one of my buds needs a bit of support, I will offer it when I am able. If you are able to respond in kind when you sense that I need it - feel free.

posted 27 Aug 2010, 15:43
Spices for cooking fish and chicken?
Thyme. It does seafood and chicken good IMHO.
posted 27 Aug 2010, 14:55
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Wow, just weighed myself on a lark. Was not ready to see this. I'll take it though!
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