Start Weight:(07 Mar 14) 186.0 lb
Current Weight:(18 Apr 14) 180.6 lb
Goal Weight:175.0 lb
following: The South Beach Diet
performance: losing 0.3 lb a week

I am 53 year young man and have gotten away from fitness the last couple of years. I love to bike ride and have done so carrying around a few extra pounds. This year I am committed to getting myself into the best shape I can by running and cycling and keeping away from too many calories.

So far I have dropped 23 pounds (3/20), in the past I have yo-yo'd right back up after losing focus. So hopefully I can keep focuses. You FS'er keep me motivated by how positive everyone is on this site.


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I tried the P90X and got to the 4th day before I got injured and couldn't workout for a couple of weeks. I wish I had thought better about how to transition into the workouts. You really need to be careful when building a fitness base.
posted 24 Mar 2014, 21:01
Basal metabolic rate
Jane that's a great place to start with a goal of 1600 calories. The fact that you are recording what you eat goes a long way when dieting. It is good that you weight training included, this will help burn calories while at rest. Personally I don't even count all the "Sleeping, Resting, Driving" activities as they are far too subjective. Good Luck
posted 13 Mar 2014, 20:13
Counting calories when dining out
Fries? oh I miss fries.
posted 13 Mar 2014, 20:05
Counting calories when dining out
This is always a difficult one for me too. I have gotten better at judging what a cup of rice is or a 8 oz cut of meat, but when you get a complex dish like Mahi Mahi stuffed crab who knows how much of each there is and what is in the sauce. Generally sauces are bad. A couple things you can do is you can look at a menu online ahead of time and try to make a "sensible" choice and build the meal log. Salads are good because you only have to worry about the dressing and you can get that on the side.
what tends to happen for me is I do the best I can, and I usually skip entering everything and if I notice my weight loss stalls after a couple of meals out then I have to modify what I am ordering and eating. Good Luck.
posted 13 Mar 2014, 17:04
Basal metabolic rate
You could start with the "at rest" and "sleeping" calories burned and give yourself a target calorie intake and if you are losing 1-2 pounds a week then it is accurate. If you are not making progress then you may need to change your target.

For me I set my daily calories burned to 1 kcal per day, then only include my exercises. Then I don't spend so much time worrying about the BMR.
posted 06 Mar 2014, 17:45
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27 March 2014

Two weeks in a rut for weight loss. Hard work during the week done in by a bad (diet wise) Friday night. So now as I am approaching an end to the week, ...
on diet The South Beach Diet  gaining 1.1 lb a week

17 March 2014

Not a good diet day today, but a great workout. So I guess it evens out. I need to get back on track eating healthy food.
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