Joined June 2011
Weight History

Start Weight
208.0 lb
Lost so far: 10.0 lb

Current Weight
198.0 lb
Performance: losing 0.4 lb a week

Goal Weight
180.0 lb
Still to go: 18.0 lb
I’m 56. In 2003 I was diagnosed with a heart condition and I have high blood pressure. I weighed 206 then -- by 2005 I was down to 180 and both problems were under control.

Then I changed jobs, got a great job, maybe the best I have ever had. But I have a lot less time to work out. My job in pretty sedentary (I'm a programmer). But a couple of times a year we go out on boats and crawl around the rigging and other fun stuff. But if you're out of shape, it's no fun.

My down fall is a really great prescription for sea sickness: “Never quit eating, if your stomach is full you won’t get sick.” It works, but I gain weight on every trip.

So I got up to 210 and it’s time to get rid of some of it. Since I’m a geeky engineer kinda guy, doing it by counting something seems a good plan. But I am so geeky that I really want accurate numbers for everything.

My hobby is building things (and learning new building techniques). Right now I am doing some masonry work. So does anyone know how many calories you use up carrying rock around in the Texas sun for 6 to 8 hours?

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Speaking of the extras. I read an article recently on how the portion sizes on labels could be unrealistic.

One of the examples was coffee creamer where the "serving size" is a teaspoon and most people use two tablespoons.

The worst was "cooking spray" the "serving size" was 1/3 second spray and they claimed zero fat. But if you spray for 10 seconds (oh like enough to keep your food from sticking) there was actually several grams of fat.
posted 09 Aug 2011, 16:41
What time of day are you at your "true" weight?
The problem is we are trying to measure a phenomenon with more precision than it actually has. What I'm saying is your body does not have a "true weight" expressed to the pound. Your weight varies by several pounds over the course of a day and, for the most part, one time is just a valid as any other.

I think that most people have about their "minimum" weight first thing in the morning. But there is a good chance you are close to dehydration at that point and that your body would hold on to a little water if you drank it. And the original poster said that she weighs heavier in the morning.

My thought is to just pick a time of day you like to weigh and weigh that time of day once a week. I would think most people would be happiest picking the time of day they weigh least.

(I picked just before I go to bed, but for no particular reason.)

posted 09 Aug 2011, 16:32
Sweet fruit.

There are some mini sweet peppers that I love, they are just like eating sugar. I think my wife gets them at Costco.

This morning I had some sweet cherries. Very good for my sweet tooth and a dozen only have 50 calories.

It's all carbs, so fruit may not work for low carb diets. But the calorie counts are low so it works for me.
posted 28 Jul 2011, 09:36
Newbie :)
My favorite is to eat an apple right after the gym. Something with more protein might be better but the apple tastes good and fills me up. I generally work out on the way home and then have dinner about two hours later. Having had a bit of fruit right after working out prevents the unintended "pig out" at dinner. (Of course, today I am going to the gym and don't have a apple to take with me.)

@pixidaisy: my doctor just goes nuts when I tell him I usually eat dinner around 8:00. He says that eating at 8:00 and going to bed at 10:00 just makes it all turn to fat. I have no idea how reliable that is, but I feel like "I pay the Doctor, I should pay attention to what he says.", unfortunately, my schedule is not easy to change and on weekdays, supper ends up at 8:00 or later.
posted 30 Jun 2011, 08:57
Question about exercise calories
It's supposed to be the number of calories you burned in the exercise. This going to be even more "approximate" than the calories eaten in food.

The diet calendar uses the exercise and the diet calories to produce the "NET" column. Green in the NET column means you are using more than you take in, red means you are taking in more than you are using up. If its green every day you should loose weight.

Nothing involving your body is as simple and straight forward as that, but it's a good approximation.

If you eat the number of calories it says in the exercise log, you kinda wipe out the benefit of the exercise.

posted 29 Jun 2011, 12:58
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