Joined August 2010
Weight History

Start Weight
169.0 lb
Lost so far: 7.4 lb

Current Weight
176.4 lb
Performance: gaining 2.6 lb a week

Goal Weight
140.0 lb
Still to go: 36.4 lb
I started FS in 2010 and have used the site intermittently over the last few years. I was a skinny kid but slowly started putting on the lbs after my kids were born in my mid 30's. Then in my early 50's, I began to really notice my weight creep up. I was studying and the next four years were wicked with a lot of sitting and face time with my computer. I did have intermittent success with weight loss. The most helpful to me was regular exercise combined with FS. Recording everything I ate was unbelievably helpful. It made me aware of everything I put into my mouth. I also joined a Curves Gym close to my home. Together with recording everything I ate on the FS site and exercising 3 to 4 a week at Curves, I achieved my goal of 155 lbs by age 55 on my "magic birthday" of 11/11. Maintaining this weight was hard though. The gym closed and gradually my weight crept up while the course pressures and computer time increased. I graduated in 2013 with my Masters but by New Years, I was at my highest weight I'd ever been at. So knowing what had worked before, I determined to resume the program and get on with it again.

I have a very fit and supportive family. I've joined another gym nearby. I work in health care and am very aware of the need for proper nutrition and exercise. I belong to a dragon boat team and do a lot of paddling during summer for exercise. I realize that accountability is an important component of any program. Hopefully accountability on this site and the tools it provides will improve my compliance.

July 2016 update: After some time away, I plan to use this site again and all the wonderful support here to get down to the 150 lb or less mark. I don't know if my previous goal of 140lbs is realistic...the last time I was that weight was over 25 years ago before my first a kid, so for now I'll stick with a 150 lb goal for now. That's about a 10 to 12 % loss of weight. I invite buddies who like to offer positive encouragement.

egdw's Weight History

egdw's Latest Member Challenges

  Concrete Core Before Thanksgiving
status: Completed
ended: 02 Nov 15
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ended: 29 Dec 14
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egdw's Cookbook

cals: 146kcal | fat: 1.19g | carbs: 19.92g | prot: 15.10g
Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup
Sensation and hearty traditional taco soup made in a slow cooker.
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egdw's Latest Posts

calories burned ?
Check your time that you watched ( really it's the same as sitting) and adjust it according to the time. If you only watched for an hour, it shouldn't be that high.
posted 30 Jul 2016, 18:03
Older women????
Oh...cute, and healthy too. Love those little chicks.
posted 21 Apr 2014, 10:23
Older women????
I love those posts. Too funny.
posted 12 Apr 2014, 16:14
Older women????
Lol. That's where I'm headed right now...which one exactly, well...good question...John or Jim? Maybe both.
posted 12 Apr 2014, 09:55
Older women????
Mean girls? Slap upside the head? I thought I'd left these things behind me in grade school. Maybe I ought to run as per Lauriejw55 advice.
posted 12 Apr 2014, 09:30
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25 February 2018

Was Mexico at an all inclusive for 2 weeks. Great food, bad for the weight. It's really a shame to cover up my tan today, but I had no choice. ...
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04 September 2017

175 lbs! Last year at the same time I weighed a whole lot less. What a difference a year can make. Here I go again. Determined yet again to shed some ...
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