Joined July 2017
Weight History

Start Weight
284.0 lb
Lost so far: 11.0 lb

Current Weight
273.0 lb
Performance: losing 0.8 lb a week

Goal Weight
220.0 lb
Still to go: 53.0 lb
I have struggled with weight my entire life. I have bad knees and a bad shoulder, so exercising is nearly impossible. I began losing weight recently due to a health problem, which has given me mixed feelings. I'm glad I'm losing weight, but not happy about having another health issue.

michaelltaylor's Weight History


Online now From371to184
on diet Atkins
last weighin: gaining 1.2 lb a week Up

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using a power cooker (pressure cooker)
If your pressure cooker is big enough, you can put a small stand or rack in it so the fat drains down below the food. I have used one of those collapsible steamers for that. The only thing a pressure cooker does differently than a normal large pot is raise the boiling point of water (including the water in the food itself) so you can cook at a higher temperature. You won't be limited to 212 degrees F (100 C). That makes food cook faster and helps break down the connective tissue in meat so it's more tender. A strainer or other kind of rack inside the cooker won't interfere with that, so feel free to experiment.
posted 19 Sep 2017, 00:02
Quick and easy food suggestions
On days like that, I like to set up a meal in my crock pot so food is ready for me when I get home. Minestrone is a good one for that.
posted 18 Sep 2017, 23:53
How fast is too fast?
I talked to my doctor this week and he agrees the loss is fast, but supports my 1000 calories per day as long as I continue taking vitamin supplements and keep hydrated. He ordered blood tests and all my numbers are normal. He said the weight loss should begin to slow as I get close to my goal. That hasn't happened yet, but I have a long way to go.
posted 28 Aug 2017, 23:58
How fast is too fast?
I guess this isn't the helpful community I was hoping for. My weight seems to have stabilized anyway, so I guess I'll just use the site to record my numbers.
posted 24 Jul 2017, 22:05
How fast is too fast?
I had my first Diverticulitis attack about a month ago. It was very painful and I had to go on a liquid diet for a week. I began to lose weight very quickly. I figured I would level off once I returned to solid food, but my appetite never fully returned and I continued to lose weight without actively trying. I decided to start tracking my calorie intake to figure out what was going on found this site. It turns out I'm only averaging about 1200 calories a day. That's very low, but that's all the appetite I have. I have lost 40 pounds (about 18 kg) in just over a month and continue to lose about a pound a day (half a kilo). I started at 345 pounds (156 kg), so I needed to lose weight anyway, but isn't a pound a day dangerously fast? Is there any health risk I should be worried about? I know I need to stay hydrated to prevent kidney stones and other trouble, but is there anything else I need to worry about?
posted 21 Jul 2017, 23:09
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