Start Weight:(07 Mar 14) 260.0 lb
Current Weight:(15 Sep 14) 252.0 lb
Goal Weight:190.0 lb
following: Calorie Count
performance: losing 0.0 lb a week

I was diagnosed with Type II Diabetes in late October 2011. Since then I have lost 75lbs and gained back 40...trying to get back on track. I fell off the wagon and wasn't using Fatsecret because "I've got this figured out, it's easy". Bad planning on my part.

So I have had a "paradyme shift" in my life, and now I am heading in the right direction...

Here we go...

Current state: 5'11" (180cm), 253lbs, BMI:35 (ish)


BMI under 33.5 (240lbs) date Sept 15, 2014
BMI under 32.1 (230lbs) date Nov 1, 2014
BMI under 30.7 (220lbs) date Dec 15, 2014
BMI under 29.3 (210lbs) date Mar 1, 2015
BMI under 27.9 (200lbs) date May 15, 2015
BMI under 26.5 (190lbs) date Aug 29, 2015 (45th B-day)

I'll be very happy to reach this goal, as the lowest I reached before falling off the wagon was 210lbs. I will stay focused on my goal this time and no outside influence will sway me.

Here I go...again!

FatSecret member since: 27 Nov 11

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Why should you weigh yourself?
Most people weigh themselves once per day, I don't...I weigh in every couple of weeks...but to each their own. When you do weigh in, you should try to do it at the same time everytime. Not necessarily clock time, but when you get up within an hour and before you eat...or just before bed or a couple hours after your last meal for the for the measurement system, that is for people that are more concerned with body fat & body proportions...weight doesn't really measure your health, it's an indicator but not a direct guy can weigh 200 lbs & be unhealthy, another guy can be 200 lbs and be the picture of health (two guys of same height). Your build and muscle developement will play a big part, so when they are measureing they are more health concious than weight concious...I basically just go by how my cloths are fitting, getting looser or tighter...I've recently dropped from XL to just L...and I feel much pants have gone from a 42 waist to a 36...if you focus too much on the number on the scale, you may get discouraged and feel like it isn't making any difference. You might just talk yourself into not trying anymore because "it isn't working", but even losing 1 lbs per week makes a huge difference...52 lbs in a year is nothing to be ashamed of. But it isn't as impressive as talking about losing 5-10 lbs in a week...those numbers are not sustainable though, where as 1 lbs per week is...until you get close to your goal, it will slow down at that point...anyway, I'm rambling...Good Luck.
posted 24 Apr 2013, 16:40
Hungy All the Time! HELP!
You may want to be checked for diabetes...I just read that hunger can be a symptom...your body is craving energy, but your cells don't accept the sugars that are already in your blood so they keep sending the hunger trigger for you to eat...hope it's not something more serious...could also just be a mental hunger...see a doctor to be sure & rule stuff out. Good Luck!
posted 24 Apr 2013, 16:24
Maintenance Diet Plan...
I'm doing pretty good with planning out my diet the day before...I still have a couple of stumbles once in a while, but overall I'm sticking to the plan. I have only been home for three days since posting that last update and didn't weigh I have no proof that I'm doing okay, but I'm exercising more & eating better...I head home this Saturday and will be home for 10 days! WOOHOO! It will be nice to spend time with the wife & kids...instead of being Uncle Dad.

I'm planning on another change to my diet...more vegetables and less fruit. I currently eat 5 pieces of fruit per day and only a cut of carrots and a large salad for dinner. I will be adding a couple of hard boiled eggs to my salad to gain some protein, and add some cucumber & brocoli to replace two pieces of fruit...that will happen starting tomorrow, as I am going to be doing some grocery shopping tonight!

I plan on starting to really step up the exercise & change my diet to feel more full and take in less calories...I want to reach my goal by the end of August, which is approx 30lbs...16wks to lose 30lbs, doable but not easy.

I have a challenge on with a buddy of mine to see who gets under 200lbs quickest, so the race is on!

posted 22 Apr 2013, 15:14
Maintenance Diet Plan...
Well that was a year already? Wow...but I have only lost 8lbs over the last year...had a couple of stumbles along the way. I was down to under 210lbs, but Christmas and New Years took their toll and I fell of the healthy eating wagon for about a I ended up going back to 226lbs, and it's slowly coming back down.

I'm still following the same plan, but trying to keep the calories under 2000 daily now. I was allowing myself to eat upto 2900 for a while since my work was more physical, but I wasn't loosing weight...then at the holiday season I had a pretty sedentary life and continued eating the higher calories...bad science there!

Now I'm back on track and getting back into the exercise routine that I had through the fall, but I'm not allowing myself to constantly eat that many calories. I want to reach my goal weight by my birthday in August, so 185lbs by August we go!
posted 31 Mar 2013, 17:16
Best time for doing exercise, morning or night?
I think the best time is mid morning...after a good breakfast has time to provide the energy...but in reality the best time is whenever you have the time. You just need to have the drive to "just do it!"...make sure to stretch, then exercise...approx 150mins per week. I'm not a morning person & can't stop in the middle of my day, so I exercise about an hour after dinner...then relax.
posted 31 Mar 2013, 16:53
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