skydiverjim
Joined September 2014
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Weight History

Start Weight
194.0 lb
Lost so far: 8.0 lb

Current Weight
186.0 lb
Performance: losing 7.0 lb a week

Goal Weight
175.0 lb
Still to go: 11.0 lb
OK this is a new year. I have been on this site now (on and off) for so many years I have actually lost count. I think it was originally in 2007 or 2008 maybe, I honestly don't recall. It is probably one of the best, if not THE BEST, general purpose tools to help with weight loss I have yet to find. There have been little refinements over the years but nothing so dramatic as the changes, say that Facebook has gone through - which is OK with me, as I constantly battle the weight issue, it is one less thing to worry about is coming back 6 or 7 months down the road and having to relearn a system that has been revamped. If you are reading this - thanks for taking the time to learn a little about me.

My name is Jim. I live in Western NY. I served almost 10 years in the US Army where I've had some very interesting assignments. One of the more interesting assignments I had was being stationed in West Berlin. At the time, it was the only "Free world" outpost 150 miles behind the "Iron Curtain." Many changes have occurred in the world since then, and many changes in my body - lol. Along with jumping from airplanes I became proficient at SCUBA diving and even when I got out of the military you can say I lead a very active life for quite some time. I also found time to get involved in competitive weightlifting. As you can imagine, being so active (and younger) I never had to worry about my weight very much. I would gain weight by 5 lbs or 10 lbs. but it would come off in a matter of a week or so. Now that I am a little older it's a little more difficult.

I have to make this short because I am limited for characters - so I am now on a roller coaster weight ride. In 2017 I need to break into the 170's

skydiverjim's Weight History


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Buddies Needed
I hereby bestow on you the title of "A COOL KID" therefore, you shall be eligible for enrollment into the elite club known as "the Cool Kids Club" aka as CKC. Congratulations, you now will gradually have all the privileges and benefits bestowed on you. How's that, Buddy?
posted 04 Nov 2016, 17:23
THE BIGGEST LOSER - MUST NOT SEE TV
From The New York Times:<br/><br/>After ‘The Biggest Loser,’ Their Bodies Fought to Regain Weight<br/><br/>Contestants lost hundreds of pounds during Season 8, but gained them back. A study of their struggles helps explain why so many people fail to keep off the weight they lose.<br/><br/><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/02/health/biggest-loser-weight-loss.html?mwrsm=Email">http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/02/health/biggest-loser-weight-loss.html?mwrsm=Email</a><br/>
posted 03 May 2016, 16:06
Wondering if Diet Pills are Dangerous for your Health?
I had answered this question and got way off base because I had read too many of the other answers ahead of time. The topic was very simple, it was wondering whether diet pills were dangerous to your health. The ones sold over the counter I believe, if taken as directed are harmless. They are also worthless according to my experience. The prescription type, as long as you take them as they are supposed to be taken and you use them as under the care of a doctor are not dangerous. I have taken them at several different points and given the dangers of being overweight, they are not only safe, they are effective and very useful. Some doctors say no, they are far too dangerous but these are generally doctors who do not specialize in weight loss or are believers in a holistic approach. They are medicine just like any medicine and can be abused, then they are dangerous.
posted 24 Feb 2016, 10:07
Is it possible to lose weight without physical exercise?
It is very possible to lose weight without exercise. More important than exercise in losing weight is diet. That is not to say exercise does not have its benefits but it isn't necessary to lose weight. I wish I could quote my weight loss doctor when I started going to lose weight. There is a certain amount of exercise most people get every day, depending on their age, work, and other factors in their life. Going to the gym for a few hours a week isn't going to have a significant impact on your weight compared to what you eat. You can easily cut your calorie input by 300-500 calories a day. You really have to work hard to exercise to burn off 300 - 500 calories every day. And, any diet you are on, any way you look at it, permanent weight loss comes down to one thing - the calories you take in has to be less than the calories you burn up. I hope all that makes sense to you.
posted 24 Feb 2016, 09:37
How Often Do you weigh yourself?
I weigh myself almost every day but I only officially weigh myself once a week which is on Friday morning. However, I really like the idea Fred has about weighing every day, then dividing the total by 7 to get an average. That sounds like a much better way to determine your trend. I might move to that method.
posted 04 Feb 2016, 19:24
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185.6 so I have about 10 more pounds to go to meet my primary objective. So many times I had gotten so close but ended up stalling when I had gotten w ...
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