Joined December 2010
Weight History

Start Weight
285.0 lb
Lost so far: 55.0 lb

Current Weight
230.0 lb
Performance: losing 4.7 lb a week

Goal Weight
218.0 lb
Still to go: 12.0 lb

I am a 42 year old male, born without a thyroid. I’ve lived in New England my entire life (MA and CT) and I enjoy playing and watching team sports, working around my house, and travel. I'm 1/2 Italian and as a result, most every social occasion is centered around food.

According to ONLY height and weight, I have been technically obese most of my adult life. I was a three-sport athlete in high school and I remained active in college by playing basketball, weight training, and walking to and from class. I entered college at an athletic 185 lbs. and graduated at a slightly less athletic 194 lbs.

My weight steadily increased after college. In short, I maintained my food consumption, drank, and choose and fairly sedentary profession. I inadvertently ceased most regular exercise over the next decade, until my doctor very bluntly informed me that I was slowly committing suicide (using those words). I weighed 273 lbs. according to the Doctor’s scale (269 according to mine).

At age 30, I began Weight Watchers with my girlfriend (now wife), where we competed “Biggest Loser” style vs. each other. I lost 41 lbs. in 3 1/2 months and got down to 228 lbs. I was at my lowest weight in 6 years. It got to the point where I either had to get my suits taken in or buy new clothes. Due to a number of excuses (house, engagement, promotion), I did not monitor my weight as regularly and it started to climb again.

I found FatSecret in 2010 and started losing again, getting down to 218. Then a baby came, and a year of tumult, career-wise and I got away from tracking.

I am back for a 3rd time, with a realization that will probably need this, and other tools, for the duration. Such is life, and I'm looking to make it a healthy one for my (now) two sons.

CMR's Weight History

CMR's Latest Member Challenges

  1k Calorie Kick without eat back
status: Completed
ended: 12 Apr 11
view progress
  No Late Night Snacking
status: Completed
ended: 28 Mar 11
view progress


last weighin: losing 5.6 lb a week Down
last weighin: losing 1.7 lb a week Down
Steven Lloyd
last weighin: steady Steady
last weighin: losing 2.3 lb a week Down

CMR's Cookbook

cals: 215kcal | fat: 2.72g | carbs: 35.31g | prot: 13.61g
Spicy Vegan Lentil Soup with Onions
Simple soup, very inexpensive and healthy. Great source of fiber and vegan protein.
cals: 417kcal | fat: 22.39g | carbs: 10.51g | prot: 36.96g
Burgundy Beef Tips
A gourmet meal, just right for a cold Winter's day.
cals: 225kcal | fat: 9.17g | carbs: 10.81g | prot: 25.00g
Shrimp Fra Diavolo
A tasty, healthy and low calorie seafood dish.
cals: 66kcal | fat: 1.87g | carbs: 4.56g | prot: 8.50g
Creamy Crab Stuffed Mushrooms
A wonderful tasty appetizer.
cals: 284kcal | fat: 4.51g | carbs: 40.42g | prot: 18.81g
Chicken Fried Rice
Better tasting and healthier than take-out fried rice that's quick and easy.
view complete cookbook

CMR's Latest Posts

Recommend me diet food stores to maintain a healthy life?
liv001 wrote:
Spam disguised as a question.

Should have been able to figure that out. Mad
posted 10 Apr 2019, 15:13
The Spartan Diet And Workout Plan
I read somewhere that the actors worked out for 6 hours/day for 4 months. That's all well and good, but who has that kind of time outside their day job and/or lifestyle responsibilities? For the actors and stunt doubles, it was their job. Their paycheck literally depended on them getting into that kind of shape. The diet, on the other hand, appears to be a form of Paleo, which shouldn't be too difficult to follow.
posted 10 Apr 2019, 10:36
losing 50 lbs
10 lbs/month is about the quickest you will want to go and it can't reasonably be done, in my experience, without adjusting diet. It is super difficult to try and only workout to a lower weight.

Keto (Atkins, LCHF, whatever you wish to call it) obviously works, but I've found that it is too restrictive. Whenever I need/want to lose weight, I always return to keeping food and activity logs (FS is as good or better than any I've found) and Calories In < Calories Out (CICO) work the best for me. I use a Fitbit for my activity.

posted 10 Apr 2019, 09:42
Tracking steps
There is a method to sync your Fitbit with Fat Secret now. It does not go the other way though. It might need to be done through the FS smartphone app.

I'd do an Internet search on if there is a way to sync your particular step counter (if not Fitbit) with the FS site.
posted 10 Apr 2019, 09:24
Recommend me diet food stores to maintain a healthy life?
Your local supermarket. The key is to only purchase from the outer walls. Avoid the stacks if at all possible (though cooking oil and coffee/tea are bound to be in an aisle.).

Produce are normally on the far right or left of the store. Raw fish, meats, and poultry are normally along the back wall. Milk, butter, and eggs are normally in the back corner, and the bakery tends to be in the front corner. The stacks are where you find the processed foods, crackers, cookies, chips, and simple carbs.
posted 10 Apr 2019, 09:12
CMR has submitted 5 posts

Other Related Links


CMR's Recent Food & Exercise

CMR's Groups

30's with 50-100 lbs to Lose
30 somethings with 50-100 pounds to lose.

Lose Weight with Hypothyroid
A group for all of us suffering from hypothyroid,which make most of us look like hippo!

50-100 lbs is still lost 1 pound at a time!
For folks with a weight loss goal between 50-100 lbs

Get the app
© 2022 FatSecret. All rights reserved.