Miraculum's Journal, 19 January 2019

Remembering that I'm accountable via the FS community and logging my dietary choices and weight every day is becoming a motivation in and of itself. I realize that a real feeling of "accountability" is essential to my momentum. Thank you, FatSecret!

I can totally relate to @Debbie Cousin's journey, posted pictorially today. I started out 17 pounds "less obese" (I wouldn't say "thinner"!) than she was. She's lost 117 pounds.

In rethinking the matter for myself, I've reevaluated my ultimate weight loss goal. I've never been 127 pounds (BMI 19 at 68.75" tall). I looked *great* as an active 19-year-old at 148 pounds (BMI 21.54 at 69.5" tall), no matter what my distorted body perception said at the time! At age 65 and disabled, it's not necessary, reasonable, or healthy to be 148 pounds.

Using the LCHF/ketogenic approach, I am convinced that I can achieve a weight solidly in the "normal" BMI range (19.0-24.9).

As a result of this reevaluation, I've lowered my ultimate weight goal from 173 (BMI 25.73 -- still in the "overweight" category) to 160 pounds (BMI 23.79), more solidly in the "normal" BMI range). This would be a total loss of 125 pounds from my top weight (carried from 1992 to 2003) of 285 (BMI 42.39).
225.0 lb Lost so far: 60.0 lb.    Still to go: 57.0 lb.    Diet followed 100%.

Diet Calendar Entries for 19 January 2019:
1468 kcal Fat: 116.94g | Prot: 31.64g | Carb: 92.57g.   Breakfast: Water, Coffee (Brewed From Grounds), Harris Teeter Whipping cream, Trader Joe's Raw Almonds. Lunch: Water. Dinner: Scallops, Cooked Asparagus (from Fresh), Butter (Salted), Garlic, Water. Snacks/Other: Water, Dove Original Chocolate with Vanilla Ice Cream Bars. more...
3890 kcal Activities & Exercise: Resting - 4 hours, Watching TV/Computer - 6 hours, Sleeping - 7 hours, Reading - 6 hours, Cooking - 1 hour. more...
on diet LCHF: Low carb, High fat / Ketogenic Diet   losing 10.5 lb a week

21 Supporters    Support   

Yeah FS 'motivated' me because I knew I would have to 'check in'. However, *I* made 'checking in' a goal... but, it works! I also did not lower my 'goal weight' until after I actually started losing weight (after 6 years of trying). For years my 'goal weight' was fully in the 'obese' range. However, while I 'hit' my BMI a few months ago, I am usually 10 pounds 'above' it on average now... 
19 Jan 19 by member: adefwebserver
I know that you can do it, and we will be here to see you reach your goal weight. πŸ’ͺ😏 
19 Jan 19 by member: Keilin_4
Accountability is widely proven to aid in success; look at most religions, any addiction support groups, etc.. Community is critical!  
19 Jan 19 by member: chrisw77
Look at you go! Happy you are back 
19 Jan 19 by member: HCB
As a member of your community, I'd like to make a recommendation: just go with the plan, have a weight you'd LIKE to be, but be flexible. Otherwise, you'll focus so much on the number and it will actually begin to stress you out/overwhelm you. Just make the right food choices and let the weight come off at its own pace πŸ‘ 
19 Jan 19 by member: chrisw77
That's great, Miraculum. Not sure what your frame is like, but I set my goal at just inside the 'green line' for BMI. But I haven't weighed that little since I was 19 in the Navy and working out three hours a day (and eating LCHF before it had a name). That's 184 for me... the lowest I ever got on FS was 192. If I can hit the 190s again, I'll be happy. You might want to consider aiming for just inside the BMI green line... 
19 Jan 19 by member: Draglist
My lower weight was 105 lb. 10 years ago, I used to weigh myself only in the afternoon, so probably my weight was 100lb. with empty stomach, but I never thought I would be back to 105 lbs again. And here I am now πŸ€—. It will take you time, you will have good and bad days, I will say it is hard but not impossible.  
19 Jan 19 by member: Keilin_4
The community here is a wonderful encouragement, as I am sure you already know. The fact that you are here already shows that you can reach your goal. You have already figured out how to get there, that's an important step. Just a side note, not telling you what to do here, it's just that I looked up what is a healthy % of bodyfat for a woman over 50, ( I am 58 and not really active) and we older gals do get a break in this area. πŸ™ƒπŸ‘ Good luck. Looking forward to following your progress. 😊 
19 Jan 19 by member: Becc@
I appreciate your "brainy" a lot Miraculum. I also love to read books and studies and know the science about things and it has been fun to see another lowcarber join here who do the same thing.  
19 Jan 19 by member: liv001
Oh, wow! I didn't expect a post of "all-numbers talk" to get such warm support. Thanks to you all! @liv001, I'm glad to be a fellow-traveller! @Draglist, I have a fairly large frame -- 8" wrist, hands are large but not Seinfeld "man-hands"! Even at 148 pounds, I've never been very "muscular," being built more for comfort than speed. ;) At 172#, I'd be "just inside the green line" of a normal BMI. I'm thinking I just want a bit more "wiggle room" in that normal BMI range. It's been 27 years since I was even 192 pounds. We'll see.  
19 Jan 19 by member: Miraculum
Good for you for being so brave and challenging yourself. I enjoy your post also. I look forward to those who post each day. I enjoy the dialogue that goes on like this. Seems I learn the most and feel the support through everyones conversations. Thanks🌺 
20 Jan 19 by member: hi-low


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