Start Weight:(15 Jul 13) 163.6 lb
Current Weight:(17 Apr 14) 144.8 lb
Goal Weight:135.0 lb
following: 5:2 Fast Diet
performance: losing 9.8 lb a week

49 years old in Colorado. Started using Fatsecret in Feb 2011 and went from about 183 lbs to a low of 146. Took Feb-Mar 2013 off from tracking food and am back on track again April 1. The heaviest I've ever been was 194 lbs and I was normally around where I started using Fatsecret at 183 lbs. At 5' 7 1/2" according to BMI I should be under 155 to not be overweight.

Started training in late June 2013 to run a 1/2 marathon in September. Doing it mainly just to see if increasing my running times will finally get rid of my belly fat that I've had my entire (literally) life. That has always been my goal--to have a flat stomach. Which is something I've never had. And I will do it. I've run for 30 years now and when I've gotten my weight down below 150 my wife says I look gaunt. But I still have a lot of belly fat and I want a flat stomach. So I'm hoping this 5:2 Fast diet and long running will help that. If not, I'll have to try something else. It may be that the Blood Type Diet is correct and I have to go vegetarian for a while. Don't know what sounds worse that that. But I will get a flat stomach and if that's what it takes, I'll try that.

However, the long distance running may do the trick too. Like I said, I've run for 30 years but mostly just 3-4 miles a day just to keep me from getting really fat. Now with this 1/2 marathon training I'm running over 10 miles on the weekly long runs and am thinking about if I maybe really want to become what I'd call a real runner. With this being my first 1/2 marathon, I read yesterday that I shouldn't set any time goal but my goal should be to finish. I can then set time goals on future races. I'm wondering if I can, or would like to, be one of those people who ran their first marathon at an older age (50).

FatSecret member since: 03 Mar 11

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  5:2 Fast for 2 Months
status: Completed
ended: 10 Nov 13
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cals: 363kcal | fat: 5.51g | carbs: 62.62g | prot: 16.83g
Baked Oatmeal
A family favorite and healthy way to add oatmeal to your diet.
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Challenges Help
Thank you so much for solving this. I've been fighting this bug for 6 months with no solution from the Fatsecret team. They've even logged into my account and entered my weight for me and found no problem. But I've received the error every day for 6 months and haven't been able to participate in challenges that entire time. Incredible that they couldn't provide this solution. By weighing in on I was able to then weigh-in on without getting the error. Wooo whooo. I can join a challenge again if I want to. Now if they would only address the other problems with the website like always defaulting to the latest date you used instead of today's date. That one really sucks. Sure wish enough people would complain to them about this.
posted 04 Apr 2014, 15:10
food diary acting up?!!
Damn, I just entered today's breakfast on yesterday's date--AGAIN!
posted 07 Feb 2014, 08:05
food diary acting up?!!
Please, everyone, would you click on the Contact link (at the bottom of every page) and let the Fatsecret team know how much this aggravates you! PLEASE DO THIS!. The website didn't started doing this until the last change a couple months ago. Previously it always came up with today's date and if you wanted to enter data for a different date, you had to select it. The old way makes much more sense than the new way of always defaulting to the last date you used Fatsecret in that browser. I use Fatsecret on 5 or 6 different computers and each time I go to a different one, it defaults to the last date I used it on that computer. So I'm always entering data on the wrong date because enter data on one computer and then a little later I'm on a different one and it doesn't occur to me that I have to change the date as I've just been entering today's data on a different computer. I've been using Fatsecret for 3 years and it previously always went to today's date when opening it. I've emailed them via the contact link and they answered me back that they changed it this way intentionally. They said it was to be consistent across different platforms. But as others have mentioned, the mobile apps don't do this. They always default to today's date. As you can tell, this drives me nuts. PLEASE, everyone please email them and let them know you don't like it the way it is. Hopefully if enough people complain, they'll change it back to how it was. Thanks.
posted 05 Feb 2014, 09:44
How Do I Fall Back In Love With My Eliptical Machine?
Try combining your workout goal with another goal. I used to always watch tv shows on my elliptical and movies on my treadmill. But several years ago I started reading on my elliptical. I have a goal to read through my (chronological) Bible every year by July 1st. And I read it only on my elliptical. So knowing that I need to read to meet that goal gets me on the elliptical for 30-40 minutes nearly every day (I get ahead by reading 3-4 days readings most days so when I miss a day I'm not behind thus don't get discouraged). I've been doing this for about 5-6 years now and it works great for me.
posted 14 Jan 2014, 08:06
Challenge Weigh in Help
Well, I started having this problem 4-5 days ago. I had turned the ticker on in the My Signature settings recently so seeing the above I just turned it off. However that didn't help. It still errors. I also tried it in Safari on my iPad and get the same error there. So anyone have any other ideas on how to fix this?
posted 13 Jan 2014, 07:41
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04 March 2014

Back from four days in Phoenix. Jogged Friday about 2.5 miles and ran a 41:45 10K Saturday. No fasting days while there so today is first one this week. ...
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07 February 2014

Didn't lose much yesterday because I ate an entire Schlotzsky's pizza last night at 7:30pm. Even though it was only 660 calories, I was extremely stuffed ...
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