Start Weight:(14 Mar 12) 275.0 lb
Current Weight:(23 Oct 14) 236.0 lb
Goal Weight:215.0 lb
following: exumfats's own diet
performance: losing 0.9 lb a week

I'm 67, retired, and overall pretty healthy except I have arthritis & it seems to slowly get worse. Since about the age of 40, I have always gained weight quickly. I have been able to lose it quickly, but have to really cut a lot of calories & exercise a lot. Once when I was 45 I lost 100 lbs in 3 mos. It was the first time I tried Atkins Diet. When I lose weight & get back to normal for my age & height, I try to eat a normal healthy diet, never overdue it. But I always gain weight on "normal" diets.
I like reading, history, gardening, building things, working with wood. I used to like going out on weekends, dancing, shooting pool, & having a few drinks. I've cut out the drinking now for over 20 yrs.
My wife still works, she & I like taking short trips, riding back roads we've never travelled before. We spend a lot of time with our kids & grandkids. Go to church most Sunday's. That's about it. Will add more if I think of anything else.

FatSecret member since: 28 Feb 12

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end date: Monday 05 Jan 15
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How Often Do you weigh yourself?
WEBMD gives the following advice "People who succeed at losing weight and keeping it off weigh themselves often, research shows. A step on the scale at least once a week seems to build awareness best.
Don't stress if the number on the scale goes up and down: Weight can change by several pounds over the course of a few days as water weight shifts."
posted 16 Mar 2013, 08:51
Who else is concerned about having loose skin?
I don't like it,but love losing the pounds.Getting a little sag in my chest,not much in my belly.At my age I thought I'd have a lot of loose skin around my waist but it seems to be tightening up.My worst is my upper arms under my biceps.But like the way I look today better than 6 mos. ago.
posted 10 Sep 2012, 08:37
How Often Do you weigh yourself?
Everyday as soon as I get up.It helps me.If I lose a pound it makes me happy & I want it to keep going.If I gain a pound it gives me incentive to work harder at it.
posted 22 Aug 2012, 17:02
In and out of Ketosis??
I don't know much about it, but I bought some Ketone Strips from Pharmacy.It shows I have a small amount of Ketosis.I follow Atkins Induction Plan to a T.I feel I should be further in Ketosis.The only thing I can figure is I don't get enough exercise due to recent back injury.Good luck.
posted 18 Jul 2012, 12:13
Various Diets
Back in the mid 1970's I hurt my leg & had to get operation.Sat around about 6 mos. before going back to work.Gained 75 pounds!I had heard of Atkins Diet,but did not buy book.Everyday I ate one boiled egg for breakfast,a diet coke for lunch,a piece of meat anyway I wanted it,any size & a salad for dinner.I'd walk at least 2 miles everyday & lift wts every other day.I lost 100 lbs in a little less than 3 months.
I then bought an Atkins Diet book,just to have handy.Over the years if I gain a little I'd do Atkins & knock off the wt.Last year I had to have knee replacement.Long time before I was getting around.Gained quite a bit.Tried Atkins again & it didn't seem to be working.Don't know why. I made up a new diet just a few days ago but it seems to be working.I have a shake,Atkins,Slim Fast,Whey Protien,whatever.Have one for breakfast,one for lunch & eat whatever I want for dinner as long as it's under 500 calories.Has anyone tried anything like this?I wonder if it's harmful.
posted 15 Mar 2012, 19:53
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I'm very appreciative of all the people that tries helping me to lose weight in the proper way. I have tried many diets and done much research. One site ...
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I was losing weight very well, but it has stalled the last week. Here is a sample of what I eat/drink in a day. Breakfast: 1 egg, 2 slices bacon. Lunch: ...
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