Joined March 2012
Weight History

Start Weight
255.0 lb
Lost so far: 25.0 lb

Current Weight
280.0 lb
Performance: gaining 0.9 lb a week

Goal Weight
215.0 lb
Still to go: 65.0 lb
I have been a member of fat secret for a few years, but have never taken the time to create a profile - so here it is.

Instead of saying my age and having to update my profile, I will just say I was born in 1968. I am a father and husband - it is what makes me happy. I love being "Dad" and I love my wife. I work in the telecommunications industry, but that is how I pay the bills.

As a teenager, I was never really fat. It took college and all that goes with it (read "BEER and Pizza") for me to get fat. After I left school I became a work-aholic. That resulted in even worse eating habits and less exercise. By 32, I was 320lbs and diabetic. I did a tremendous job and skinny'ed down to about about 220 (I don't remember exactly). Then complacency set in and I was back up to 285.

Round 2 of weight loss had me down to 229. Then work and complacency, and back up to 265.

That is where this new round started in late Aug of 2014.

I have always had the ability to focus intensely on a few goals, achieve them and move forward. That is what makes being healthy so hard - there is no finish line. I have to change who I am, not just what I do. I have to do that this time, the yo-yo weight and letting my diabetes get out of control is recipe for death.

I want to inspire my family that they can do whatever they want to with enough determination. I am determined to change who I am. I will be a healthy person.

mattstoc's Weight History

mattstoc's Latest Member Challenges

  Run 30k in 10 weeks
status: Completed
ended: 18 May 15
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last weighin: gaining 1.9 lb a week Up
last weighin: losing 0.1 lb a week Down
last weighin: gaining 1.0 lb a week Up
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last weighin: steady Steady

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First Day!! Let's do this!!
Good for you on making the decision. This is a great website and phone app to help you get there. If you don't have the phone app - get it. My suggestions are - 1) Log Log log. Enter everything you eat. Being aware of what you are putting in your body is THE key. 2) Set realistic goals - when people make this a sprint to a goal, they tend to get into a "I made it, I'm done" attitude when you reach your goal. That burned me bad 3) Take pictures. These are for you, so get as bare as you dare. Take front and side pictures. Do that on a regular basis. It is really a motivator to see the changes over the weeks and months. Use this site and these people for advice, ideas, and support - everyone here is great.
posted 14 Nov 2016, 09:33
in new to this thing
TreeTree - First welcome. It is great that you want to start living a healthy lifestyle (diet, weight, activity/exercise, and self image) at 15. This is a tremendous place for ideas, motivation, recipes, exercises. It is also a forum with MANY opinions - some very strong. For the most part people are truly trying to assist. Sometime the limitations of text vs speech and even generational differences make effective communications harder. I believe the advice above was offered with the right intentions. Many of us here are buddies with (or parents of (me)) teenagers with unrealistic body images and goals. These people care. No matter what else, remember that you are already terrific. You have put yourself out here for comments by strangers - that is hard. Also you have started down a public path of healthfulness - that is something most never do.

Welcome and good luck
posted 11 Nov 2016, 11:48
Carb Count
I'm not a low carb diet person, but I am diabetic. It is the same in many regards (I typically am not as stringent as the true low carb dieters). Almonds are a go-to for me with snacks - love the crunch. Other nuts are good as far as carbs are concerned, but since I watch my calories I have to be careful (read peanuts). I love leftover meat items (steak, chicken breast) and I actually prefer that cold (reheated meat gets tough). String cheese is a great snack - stole that from my kids lunch stuff. As someone mentioned avocado (squirt a little ranch dressing in the hole where the pit used to be). I love baby spinach - so I always have a baggie of that around.
posted 25 Feb 2016, 15:56
Delete a Group
I created a group for my extended family. They have all left fatsecret. I want to delete the group. I could not find a way to delete. I tried to leave the group but it won;t let me as I am the admin.

Any thoughts
posted 19 Jan 2016, 15:14
Diabetic's daily sugar data
I am diabetic and agree that it would be nice to have that feature. I have been looking for a more comprehensive logging and diet site with little luck. There are good diabetes sites/apps and good weight loss site/apps - however there does not seem to be an intersection of the two. I think ideally if this site were to allow a set number (perhaps 3) of user defined fields that would be great. Each person could label them what they want: BP, glucose, HDL. However, the one thing I think Fatsecret might lack that would be useful is a timestamp. The greatest granularity appears to be to the date - not the time. If they recorded a time entry, then you could have multiple glucose readings per day.
posted 05 Nov 2015, 08:55
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02 April 2017

dang no loss. but also no gain
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02 December 2016

Slipped up with a late night slack. I was looking for something sweet, I found it in the cliff bar.
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