Start Weight:(21 Feb 11) 205.0 lb
Current Weight:(18 Aug 14) 191.0 lb
Goal Weight:175.0 lb
following: mikecontos's own diet
performance: gaining 0.1 lb a week

Time to update my bio. Over the past two years I used Fatsecret as a support system, logged what I ate, consumed less while increasing my excercise and lost weight in what I beleive is the right way. I developed new habits and lived better and maintained a nice weight loss for well over a year. I FELT, AND STILL FEEL BETTER ABOUT MYSELF MENTALLY AND PHYSICALLY than I had in years.
I went through some hard things in life, lost focus and occasionally sought food for comfort. I gained some weight back, but not nearly all of it, and I never lost sight of what I SHOULD be doing. And now I am here, using the tools, talking to my buddies and taking accountability. FATSECRET is an awesome, non judgemntal community of like minded people who will suport and encourage you. Buddy up. Start with me if you like. USE IT AND LOSE IT!

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 ekaterini
not sharing weight
Online now DairyKing
last weighin: losing 0.1 lb a week Down
last weighin: gaining 5.3 lb a week Up
last weighin: steady Steady

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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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 ...
on diet mikecontos's own diet  

18 August 2014

Sucks. Dangerously close to where I was when I started a few years back . Bad news Good news: BAD: I am eating a lot at night, and I am hitting fast food ...
on diet mikecontos's own diet  gaining 0.1 lb a week

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Non-Scale Victories FTW!!!
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Moderation Motivation
Get fit through moderation in both diet and exercise, without neglecting major food groups, or killing yourself physically.

Weight-Loss for Busy Professionals
A group for professionals who struggle with balancing weight-loss with careers. Support, tips & friendships are encouraged.

40's with 25-50 lbs to Lose
40 somethings with 25-50 pounds to lose.

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