Joined July 2010
Weight History

Start Weight
370.0 lb
Lost so far: 108.0 lb

Current Weight
262.0 lb
Performance: losing 0.1 lb a week

Goal Weight
180.0 lb
Still to go: 82.0 lb
I am a 74 year old Type II diabetic. I was married for 50+ years and widowed since 7-3-2018. I have four daughters, 16 Grand children and 8 Great Grand children. I was a Coatings Chemist by trade for 48 years and retired in November of 2018. I am an Ex-marine, Vietnam Vet.

I have been known to play with a guitar as well as a trumpet and a violin. Have added the piano and ocarina.

I'm a computer geek who loves to cook and listen to audio books. Since being retired, in spite of my protests, I still do a bit of woodworking and have finished rebuilding my kitchen. I have added a lapidary operation and studio to go with the woodworking and stained glass works.

I went from 370 pounds when I started and stopped when I got to 260 which took a year. I figured 110 pounds deserved a break. I am currently at 262 pounds which I have held for the last 7 years.

I have decided to come back and pick up where I left off and get rid of the last 100 pounds.

You may have noticed that I have not mentioned sports or exercise. No reason to guess. I hate physical activity even though I understand the need for It.

I have added a stationary bike for some exercise but am going slow as I was diagnosed with A-fib, a fully blocked aortic artery which I seem to have grown my own by-passes for and ascemic heart disease in general. The weight loss can only be helpful.

Wishing all of us all the best!

Fatchemist's Weight History

Fatchemist's Latest Member Challenges

  No food past 8pm
status: Completed
ended: 02 Jul 12
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on diet I Work out!
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Fatchemist's Cookbook

cals: 333kcal | fat: 10.88g | carbs: 33.19g | prot: 22.94g
Taco Stroganoff
A twist on stroganoff.
cals: 217kcal | fat: 3.40g | carbs: 26.18g | prot: 21.03g
Stew in a Pumpkin
Hearty Fall dish.
cals: 407kcal | fat: 12.30g | carbs: 43.15g | prot: 27.22g
Chicken Pot Pie II
Awesome quick and easy chicken pot pies
cals: 7kcal | fat: 0.05g | carbs: 2.01g | prot: 0.29g
Cucumber and Onion Salad
Semi-sweet and tart snack that is both healthy and delicious.
cals: 233kcal | fat: 9.74g | carbs: 11.87g | prot: 23.98g
Maple Balsamic Pork Tenderloin
A sweet and very flavorful pork dish.
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Fatchemist's Latest Posts

1200 Calories written in STONE , What's with that?
I have been assigned a calorie level of 2900 a day. I have been eating 1800 or less for the last 20 years and all I've done is gain weight. Now they tell me that I'm not loosing because I don't eat enough and my body thinks I'm starving. My diabetes educator is telling me that My blood sugar and weight will stabilize if I start increasing my calories and carbohydrates. I have been following their advice for a year now. My starting weight was 370 and I fluctuate between 352 and 365. Up & Down.
I don't think any of them have a clue. I've been a type II diabetic for 26 years and have seen the advice come around 360 degrees. So i am still looking for something that works.
posted 31 Jan 2012, 13:11
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