Joined March 2017
Weight History

Start Weight
195.0 lb
Lost so far: 51.0 lb

Current Weight
144.0 lb
Performance: Steady

Goal Weight
150.0 lb
Still to go: 6.0 lb
Hi! I'm 65, retired, and live in Michigan. In an earlier life, after my over-sized father passed, I started going to the gym regularly, fell in love with aerobics, and eventually started teaching aerobics. Step (now passe I guess) was my specialty. I got into pretty decent shape, but then I broke my leg in a silly accident, gave up teaching, slowly got back to my old bad habits, and put on a bunch of weight. I'm back to exercise and have sworn off my bad habits until I lose at least most of what I gained, and then plan/hope to monitor myself much more carefully!

What I like most about FatSecret is that it is easy to plan my meals and daily nutritional content in advance (as long as I am home and in control!). I'm glad I discovered it, and look forward to interacting and sharing tips/ideas with other FS members.

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Actually, the app will only re-calculate your RDI when you tell it to, but it will use your current weight (and any other changes you made .. like your declared activity level). On the website, you do that from the page where you would record a weight entry (on the right side of the screen under "my diet"Wink. On the mobile app, on the "Reports" screen, in the upper right hand corner there is something that looks like a target .. click that. Hope this helps.
posted 21 Feb 2018, 03:08
user ID
Huh? You should be able to log in with the same userid and pw. I have no idea what's going on, but you could try removing the mobile app from your phone and re-installing it.
posted 21 Feb 2018, 03:03
New Member
Welcome to FS and good luck! If you have any questions or specific advice, post away! Personally, I think that walking is a great way to improve your fitness .. walk with a friend or listen to your favorite music or podcasts and just enjoy the time.

posted 13 Feb 2018, 04:18
Exercise values
When you log your exercise, you can see "pure exercise" calories burned versus "sleeping and resting" (and note that when you log an hour of exercise, FS reduces your resting by 1 hour). Also, if you select "list view" on the website, you will see a log of the last 3 weeks or so which shows daily "exercise calories" over time.

Calorie DEFICIT is, of course, the big deal w/r/t weight los, and your sleeping/resting time accounts for a huge % of the calories you burn in a day, so you really need to include it in the deficit tracking.

Hope this was helpful!
posted 13 Feb 2018, 04:09
Delete rest
In the exercise journal, FS defaults to 24 hours of sleep + rest. You can change the sleep time, but not the 24 hours.
When you enter an exercise, FS subtracts the time from "rest" .. which strikes me as the right thing to do. Personally, I only enter "real" exercise at the gym .. so the deficit it shows me assumes that I am "resting" the rest of the time .. and that's fine with me! Note that it shows you the calories you burn from the activities you enter .. but when it calculates your deficit, it includes what it assumes you are burning for the rest of the day.
posted 05 Feb 2018, 02:08
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14 December 2017

Holding steady at 144 lbs and 10.7% BF. Got some extra exercise today on account of all the bleeping snow!!
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13 December 2017

I'm gradually adding some healthy calories. I'm trying to figure this maintenance thing out .. and so far have learned that it is NOT doing whatever I ...
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