Start Weight:(21 Feb 11) 205.0 lb
Current Weight:(18 Aug 14) 191.0 lb
Goal Weight:180.0 lb
following: mikecontos's own diet
performance: gaining 0.1 lb a week

I am coming back to Fat Secret.
I eat pretty well during the day. I walk 3-4 miles for work and 21-4 for exercise almost daily. I am in decent shape, at least decently fit for a 49 year old and pretty active on weekends but I have gained back a lot of the weight that I lost a few years back. I have a pretty stressful job, and I like my down time at night...staying up late watching sports or shows, and SNACKING!!I think this has undone most of my hard work, and I will try to curtail it. I have quite a few buddies here who never went away. I lost 40 plus pounds a few yeas back and I worked my butt off to do it. This site was and is an awesome tool...with the right mindset. Its not a diet. Its a lifestyle change. Its not fast, its slow, but it sure feels good to succeed.

FatSecret member since: 21 Feb 11

mikecontos's Weight History

mikecontos's Latest Member Challenges

  Food!!! After 7 pm we dont need you no more
status: Completed
ended: 18 Apr 14
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  Fitness for Life
status: Completed
ended: 26 Jun 11
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mikecontos's Buddies

Online now GogglesPaesano
last weighin: gaining 0.4 lb a week Up
Online now westcoastbroke
last weighin: losing 10.1 lb a week Down
Online now Draglist
last weighin: gaining 8.1 lb a week Up
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mikecontos's Cookbook

cals: 265kcal | fat: 14.11g | carbs: 1.66g | prot: 30.87g
Baked Mediterranean Chicken
A yummy and easy way to make a typical baked chicken breast more exciting.
cals: 328kcal | fat: 5.03g | carbs: 44.31g | prot: 25.39g
Thai Peanut Chicken
An easy, satisfying Thai chicken pasta.
cals: 363kcal | fat: 8.21g | carbs: 28.97g | prot: 41.99g
Poached Chicken with Pomegranate Orzo
Shredded chicken with pomegranate seeds, orzo rice and cilantro.
cals: 244kcal | fat: 16.35g | carbs: 1.18g | prot: 24.13g
Adobe and Parmesan Crusted Tilapia
A mild and flavorful low fat fish dish.
cals: 257kcal | fat: 10.74g | carbs: 2.76g | prot: 36.06g
Tuna Bites
Delicious small tuna cakes packed with flavor and good nutrients, that are very low carb.
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mikecontos's Latest Posts

Weight Loss Buddy
add me to your buddies list.
Good Luck! Mike
posted 17 Feb 2014, 13:25
Not giving up
Just the fact that you are posting shows motivation and desire. Do something, something small maybe...just get crackin' baby! Its sooooo worth it!
posted 24 Apr 2013, 15:12
recipies for left over roast beef?
I mix in a skillet with sautéed onion, boiled diced potato's, egg beaters and fat free shredded cheddar, and salsa and make either breakfast burritos, or breakfast muffins.
posted 15 Apr 2013, 16:19
Nightime Hunger?
A huge thing for me was cutting out diet sodas. They have no calories, but they make you hungry. I think that in my last year of relaxing my diligence a bit, Going back to drinking them fairly regularly was a big contributor to slipping. Also, a cat named PEEFAT gave me a good tip early on: Cottage cheese, 1/2 cup with a little fruit in it. Protein squashes the hunger. Mangos are my favorite in it. DRINK WATER TOO!
posted 15 Apr 2013, 15:54
Restarting a diet after weight gain
Im in the same boat. Re committing. Not to diet, but to getting back to better choices. Crept up around 15 lbs after losing 40. Felt waaaay to good in smaller5 clothes to go back to the big ones. Im logging again and that is the biggest key to success in my experience. Keeps me vigilant.
posted 15 Apr 2013, 13:41
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10 June 2015

MY NEW BIO.(BELOW) IM BACK. I HOPE I STAY A WHILE! NIGHT MONSTER! I am coming back to Fat Secret. I eat pretty well during the day. I walk 3-4 miles ...
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20 August 2014

One thing I forgot about logging calories: It does feel good when you eat well to record that result. Far from perfect here in my first week back, but ...
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