Start Weight:(08 May 12) 255.0 lb
Current Weight:(23 Oct 16) 251.0 lb
Goal Weight:215.0 lb
following: mattstoc's own diet
performance: losing 31.5 lb a week

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.

FatSecret member since: 20 Mar 12

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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
Just diagnosed diabetic
I am also diabetic (diagnosed in 2001). There is a lot of good discussion on this (and many other sites) regarding diabetes. My one suggestion is to take all the discussion you read (regardless of where you find it) as an idea, not as a truth. Use your doctor as your sounding board for truth. That will help sanitize some of the wild suggestions you are bound to read. However, with that in mind, there is near universal agreement that diet and exercise can help with controlling diabetes. At 82, I suspect your doctor will likely not ask you for a crazy amount of exercise. I would guess you will get most of your control through medication and refining your diet. The underlying philosophy of the diet is pretty simple - reduce carbs (especially those that convert quickly in the body to glucose). A dietitian is a great resource to help implement the plan that you and your doctor develop (there are dietitians out there that want to play doctor). The dietitian will help you understand about serving of carbohydrates per meal. At first it can seem daunting, but after a little practice you will find you are effectively estimating your carbohydrates without even thinking about it. Sorry to hear about your diagnosis, but remember this is very manageable. I obviously don't know about your diet, but I know many diabetics who lost weight, got healthy, and are more active now than before they were diagnosed. Good luck.
posted 25 Aug 2015, 16:19
Nutritional Goals
Amazing - I know this is a few days after you posted, but came across your post while checking FS today. I thought I would chime in as well. I am diabetic (Type 2). First, I'll second what Allie said - if your insurance will cover a dietitian, you should take advantage of it. The majority is common sense, but they can help set targets and answer questions. It is also a good way to motivate yourself to start eating right. Second, Allie's estimate of carbs per meal is what my target is (around 45g per meal). If they gave you or you have access to a blood sugar meter, that is the best way to zero in on what your body can actually tolerate. However, your doctor and insurance company might not provide that since you are only pre diabetic (which is obviously good). If you can exercise, as little as 30 minutes a day makes a HUGE difference. If you haven't stopped drinking soda, sweat tea, and other liquid sugar; STOP IMMEDIATELY. That stuff is diabetes in a glass. For take out - first forget things like pizza, burgers, and fries. What does work are things like: Wendy's Apple Pecan Chicken (without the candied pecans and substitute light ranch for pomegranate), Panera has a lot of salads (take off croutons), beans are a great carb - and some fast food joints (Zoe's kitchen and Chipotle) have beans. Many chicken places now have grilled chicken. Order that and have a can of black beans at the house and that is a good meal
posted 11 Aug 2015, 15:34
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