Start Weight:(02 Dec 10) 236.0 lb
Current Weight:(05 Mar 15) 248.0 lb
Goal Weight:180.0 lb
following: mcal6316's own diet
performance: losing 2.2 lb a week

I'm a 30's something male. over the last several years (really about 14 yrs) i gained weight pretty steadily. it was my own doing. i returned home from the military and made my career in the prison system as a correctional officer for 10yrs. my job didn't require much, if any, activity. then in Jan 2005 i made a career move to become a nurse. big change in profession but not in activity or setting. upon graduating and licensing i worked the nursing home for about 1 & 1/2 yrs. it kept me fairly busy on my feet but then i returned to the prison setting and have been back there for about 4 yrs now. in this time span of returning home in 1993 until now, i had gained approximately 100 lbs to a weight of 260 lbs. within the last few months i talked with my doctor and my wife about losing weight. both have been very encouraging and very helpful. about 2 & 1/2 months ago i started my 'diet'. i've tried diets before but never had any results. i've tried the 'diet fads' and 'diet products' on the market. none seemed to work. when it all came down to it i learned it wasn't what i ate but rather how much i ate. i must admit i do calorie count, which for me, has been the key. with all this said it has also been a great help having a site like this to use as a tool. by helping me keep track of my intake i have been able to even better manage my goal and stay on track.

FatSecret member since: 02 Dec 10

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mcal6316's Latest Member Challenges

  Lose 3 pound a week
status: Completed
ended: 10 Nov 14
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  Lose 25lb in 9 weeks
status: Completed
ended: 23 Dec 13
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mcal6316's Cookbook

cals: 169kcal | fat: 10.07g | carbs: 17.80g | prot: 2.31g
Pumpkin Bars (sans Frosting)
Lower calorie pumpkin bars.
cals: 41kcal | fat: 2.32g | carbs: 4.71g | prot: 0.54g
Banana Date & Oat Cookies
With rolled oats, dates and banana, these are delicious and healthy cookies.
cals: 292kcal | fat: 0.24g | carbs: 56.24g | prot: 16.43g
Raspberry Mango Smoothie
A sweet smoothie for breakfast or dessert.
cals: 188kcal | fat: 1.88g | carbs: 36.17g | prot: 4.77g
Pumpkin Pie II
A low fat pumpkin pie.
cals: 217kcal | fat: 13.23g | carbs: 24.06g | prot: 5.11g
Apple Snackers
A high protein kid favorite that will keep them satisfied between meals.
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17 February 2013

starting weight loss regimen today. today is tolerable. switched to diet soda. should eliminate altogether and stick with just water. think i can do it. ...
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23 October 2011

stopped dieting about 6-7 months ago and as you can see the weight started to come back. bummer yes, but i will not be defeated or discouraged. i did it ...
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