Joined April 2019
Weight History

Start Weight
149.6 lb
Lost so far: 8.6 lb

Current Weight
141.0 lb
Performance: gaining 3.5 lb a week

Goal Weight
133.0 lb
Still to go: 8.0 lb
Updating my bio since coming back last week. After giving up before, I had a stroke and have since lost almost 30 lbs over 8 months using a nutrition app. While i wanted to lose weight, I was also concerned about poor nutrition while doing so. Slow and easy does it I found. A moderate pound a week loss while eating good whole foods and exercising with a pedal exerciser and walking helped.

My goal is now to lose another 5 lbs (started at 150) by the new year. After than I want to gradually reduce to 133....a pound a month for next year. I noticed my figures are messed up and I was experimenting with the RDI chart which I can't even find now. So followers, I did not lose 13 lb in one week.....although I did once lose 11 in a week, but that was all water weight!(on a get sick of cabbage soup three times a day diet)

I am not on a diet, not starving myself but making wiser choices. A way of eating that can be maintained. Portion sizing, less white food , sugar and starches and exercising...even if is mostly just walking. Now when I choose to make a cabbage soup for lunches ...I enjoy it!

Phase 1 complete and I am chilling over the holiday season, although I have been good and exercising more while maintaining the calories allotted for a sedentary lifestyle. I show over a 250 calorie deficit a day which should translate to a half lb. a week loss but it is not reflected yet. Patience! I am setting a new goal of half pound a week until i get to 133 and see how I feel. I am now enjoying incorporating a few new foods, like avocado, high in calories, but oh so good for you. More flax or hemp hearts are being considered. Any recommendations?

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Fiberoptic's Cookbook

cals: 99kcal | fat: 1.87g | carbs: 17.76g | prot: 3.79g
Quinoa & Black Beans
Very flavorful alternative to black beans and rice. Quinoa is a nutty grain from South America.
cals: 235kcal | fat: 4.79g | carbs: 14.09g | prot: 35.67g
Sriracha Chicken
A yummy oven baked sriracha chicken.
cals: 255kcal | fat: 4.60g | carbs: 38.38g | prot: 16.26g
Tricolor Penne with Sausage & Kale
A tasty yet colorful pasta dish.
cals: 199kcal | fat: 6.16g | carbs: 11.39g | prot: 23.43g
Pork Carnitas
You can turn these carnitas into wraps, by rolling them in corn tortillas with chopped tomatoes and shredded lettuce.
cals: 236kcal | fat: 9.75g | carbs: 21.13g | prot: 16.13g
Moo Shu Pork
Quick, easy and yummy.
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Fiberoptic's Latest Posts

3022 calories
If you scroll to the right, there are days of the week and you can automatically have the usual exercise plugged into those particular if you always swim extra on don't have to enter it. If you miss the Thursday swim you can delete it on your exercise page. I hope this helps.
posted 21 Dec 2020, 19:27
Make it a bet!
Accountabilty may help, but you also want to lose weight safely. A hundred buck is not worth starving your body of the nutrition it needs and then getting sick or worse. You should both have a limit that you can both reach safely, call it a tie and you are both winners!
posted 20 Dec 2020, 14:14
3022 calories
I dont think FS figures can be relied upon 100%. Do a few apps and find the medium. I certainly don't regard desk work, watching tv and such things as exercise. Watch the what you eat calories and exercise as your body needs it! Take it from a one year retiree which no health issues who took a stroke one year in at 61.
posted 03 Dec 2020, 20:22
How to Get food into my common list
The most eaten food list is to the left when doing your food diary.
posted 17 Nov 2020, 17:49
I've been on a diet since 1976
Hi Dragonbder.

I am so sorry to learn of your illness and subsequent weight loss. I hope it wasn't the result of a "crash diet". The body needs nutrition as you learned. Yes, today we have knowledge at our fingertips as well as support with forums like this. I believe that they make a tremendous difference.

With you weighing so little, should you not eat what is offered? Perhaps family can bring you nutritious snacks of nuts, Kale chips and flax seed crackers. They would aid in your weight gain as well as be good additions to your diet. I hope you regain your weight and muscle back soon. Health is the most valuable thing we have been given.
posted 17 Nov 2020, 02:29
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