Joined March 2010
Weight History

Start Weight
318.0 lb
Lost so far: 131.2 lb

Current Weight
186.8 lb
Performance: losing 0.7 lb a week

Goal Weight
185.0 lb
Still to go: 1.8 lb
About this pic: This picture was taken on 11/21/17 when I went to dinner with my Texan friends & their kids. I had weighed myself the day before and was around 216lbs here.

I've been overweight for most of the life. I started to get "big" in 3rd grade and never looked back. I weighed in at 210lbs when I tried out for the high school football team freshman year. I weighed 277 when I graduated. I felt like s##t and blamed my lack of relationships on my weight, but I was probably too miserable and immature to maintain one.
I worked out a lot, changed my diet over the next 3 years, and was able to lose almost 70lbs. My lowest weight in my adult life is/was 207lbs in 2001.
Years went by and over the course of that time I gained all of it and more back. My heaviest was 318lbs in June 2011.
Throughout 2014-2015 I was able to get down to 231 lbs, but wasn't able to get into the 220's. Over a bit of time I stopped tracking my food consumption because I was completely happy with how I looked and felt.
In 2016 I had another brain surgery to remove a growing tumor, endured radiation, and a year of chemo maintenance. I felt like a blob due to not moving around too much. My hip joints ached, I was weaker, I was fatter, and I felt terrible. I ate what I wanted in somewhat moderation, but cookies, chips, candy, and other goodies are to blame. I weighed around 250-255lbs in January 2017 and about 245lbs in June 2017.
As you can tell my weight has bothered me for my entire adult life and I'm just tired of feeling like an overweight outcast. I woke up in early October 2017 with a sick feeling of "enough is enough"! I had to start doing something different again. Because I've been able to do it before I felt it would be a lot easier this time and it is.

As of now the food scale, loss of junk food appetite, and my determination is what's helping me stay on track.

eric78dx's Weight History


Online now ladyvarda
last weighin: gaining 0.5 lb a week Up
Online now Laurana_v
on diet Atkins
last weighin: gaining 0.6 lb a week Up
Online now mmfamily68
last weighin: losing 0.7 lb a week Down
Online now allenjr
last weighin: losing 2.3 lb a week Down

eric78dx's Latest Posts

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I'm glad I found this question. I too was curious. I figured out that the fluctuation in my weight depicted the reds and orange colors. Thankfully, I'm finally getting to the green bars Smile
posted 01 Nov 2017, 00:09
What are 3 snacks under 100 calories w/ more protein than carbs?
Brands? Calorie count etc.
posted 04 Jun 2014, 08:52
What are 3 snacks under 100 calories w/ more protein than carbs?
What are 3 snacks under 100 calories w/ more protein than carbs?

The subject says it all, what are 3 snacks under 100 calories w/ more protein than carbs?

The three that I'm eating now are:

1- Dannon Light & Fit (Pinapple or Cherry) Greek Yogurt
*80 calories, 12g protein, 9g carboydrate

2- Jack Links Turkey Snack Stick & Cheese
*100 calories, 8g protein, 1g carbohydrate

3- Low Moisture Park Skim Mozzarela String Cheese
*80 Calories, 8g protein, 1g carbohydrate
posted 04 Jun 2014, 00:05
Not So Fast Food
katballew wrote:
Did anyone see that KFC is introducing a new 'sandwich'?...melted cheese and bacon in between two pieces of boneless fried chicken.

WHAT? I think I'd barf after eating that! Shock
posted 06 Apr 2010, 13:40
FOOD - Your Top 3 Diet Foods!
I'm gonna hit up Aldi for some Fit & Active stuff Wednesday (they have a big sale), but the apples, skim string cheese and yogurt sound great! Others that suggested egg whites, I still need a little yolk in my mix Wink

Awesome recommendations so far!!!!!!
posted 06 Apr 2010, 01:30
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01 April 2018

Some might call this a plateau, but I'm 100% content being around this weight. After being incredibly overweight my entire adult life, being under 190 ...
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26 February 2018

Happy to see a drop today, but since I've reached my actual goal of getting under 200lbs I'm totally fine slowly working towards the goal I have set here ...
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