Joined May 2010
Weight History

Start Weight
199.0 lb
Lost so far: 15.4 lb

Current Weight
183.6 lb
Performance: losing 0.1 lb a week

Goal Weight
150.0 lb
Still to go: 33.6 lb
I am a 53 year old mom of a grown child. I once lead a fairly active lifestyle (karate, scuba diving, travel). I still Travel but am not quite as active as I wold like to be. In May of 2015 I was officially diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer and started chemotherapy in June 2015- I completed my first round of chemo on dec 14 and then moved to maintenance with Opdivo January 13, 2016. (no end in sight at this time)- I have gained about 30 lbs since starting chemo due in part to the steroids I was receiving and in part to me eating a lot of carbs as they were easy to digest and hold down with the nausea. April 2016: I finally got the go ahead to begin exercising and dieting from oncologist.

I have been here before and lost the weight I needed to lose-shown in my profile pic- I know the Diet I used works- my biggest mistake was not realizing that I should have continued the new way of eating and just increased calories to maintain.- Oh well, live and learn

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posted 07 Apr 2016, 08:12
Goal Number 3 - 332 pounds, 200 pounds lost 12 months 3 weeks.
OMG!!! Way to go Les. You are amazing!!! do you realize you have lost a whole person? What an inspiration!!!
posted 20 May 2011, 06:46
Before and After, anyone?
Progress pics from Cozumel June 2009 (180 lbs.)and Roatan August 2010 (156ish). Will post pics from Cozumel after vacation in June. Still have a bit to go. I went off track in August, But am back in the swing

posted 22 Mar 2011, 12:10
Goal Number 2 - 349 pounds, 183 pounds lost, 10 months.
Les you look great!!! Way to go man! I am so happy for you. Ypu have done a great job and motivate a lot of people. Your great attitude and realism make my day!
posted 17 Mar 2011, 20:21
Getting Started???
For me, more calories burned than consumed is working best for me. I have no forbidden foods (although there are quite a few that went from my regularly consumed list to occasionally consumed list LOL), so no guilt about what I eat. I started by logging every calorie I put in my mouth and that did 2 things: 1. opened my eyes to how many calories I was actually eating and 2. allowed me to evaluate what needed to change to eat healthy. I am also of the opinion that while you can lose weight without exercise that it is best to combine healthy eating with exercise to get optimal results. I am not just talking about weight loss results either- there are so many benefits to regular exercise that I knew in my head, but didn't really appreciate until I started exercising regularly. My blood pressure has dropped significantly, I don't get winded as easily, I have tons more energy and my thinner body has muscle tone to name a few. As previously stated go slow- don't expect huge losses- it took more than a few weeks to put the weight on and it certainly is going to take a while to get rid of it. Eat healthy, (if you are not sure of what is healthy do some research, find some buddies on fatsecret who have been successful) Exercise regularly, and get plenty of sleep (the body repairs while we sleep. Remember that you can eat too little as well, try not to drop below 1200 calories. Always remember that if you want to lose weight for good it takes a lifestyle change. Dieting only works until you get tired of the diet and go back to eating the same things you ate to put the weight on. I have been eating the way I currently eat since the beginning of may and I have to say I don't miss my old evil ways at all and am actually much happier with the way I eat now.
Good luck on your journey. Feel free to send a buddy request my way
posted 24 Aug 2010, 06:56
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