Joined February 2012
Weight History

Start Weight
170.0 lb
Lost so far: 6.0 lb

Current Weight
164.0 lb
Performance: losing 0.6 lb a week

Goal Weight
156.0 lb
Still to go: 8.0 lb
32 Years old, Tore my ACL a couple years back and really put on some weight. I'm a big eater but was always super active(basketball 3 hours a day all week) so i also stayed pretty fit.

Post injury i was really limited to how much sports i could play and how intense i played. I've always been around 155, but recently have hovered around 175-180. football season didn't help either, with all the beer and wings on Sundays :)

got down 5 pounds to 170 by end of January, hoping to get down to 158 or so by the end of march. 6-8 weeks seems reasonable if i work at it. Looking to bike/run 4 times a week and swim/baskebtall 2 days a week.

In addition to losing the weight id also like get back into better shape stamina/speed/quickness wise. hopefully being lighter and leaner will help me get back there.

JerseyJay14's Weight History

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JerseyJay14's Cookbook

cals: 88kcal | fat: 0.37g | carbs: 20.14g | prot: 2.57g
Slow Roasted Root Vegetables
Easy to make and filling low calorie side dish to go with just about any meat.
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Exercise Diary-Frustrated!
umdterpsgirl wrote:
In general, having a net calorie amount of 500 calories a day will translate into about a 1 pound a week loss (500 X 7 days = 3500 calories = 1 pound). A net calorie amount of 1000 calories a day will translate into roughly 2 pounds a week weight loss. Fatsecret seems to give pretty high estimates for calorie burn though so you should take the net calorie amount with a bit of a grain of salt. It really is just an estimate.

agree with all of this.
posted 16 Feb 2012, 17:25
Exercise Diary-Frustrated!
When you add something to your exercise diary, it just calculates how many calories are burned from that exercise, and tallies it. it totals all the exercise/resting/sleeping calories burned and shows you that total on your diet calendar under "exercise(kcal)". this is how many calories your burned for the day TOTAL(being alive/sleeping/exercise)

if you go to your diet calendar, there is another column called "Net(kcal)" which is your daily calorie intake minus calories burned.

So there 3 columns are:

Food(kcal) = calorie intake
Exercise(kcal) = calories burned
Net(kcal) = Food(kcal) - Exercise(kcal)

when adding to your exercise diary, no math on your part is required, just add the exercise you did and for how long and the website does the rest. As soon as you start, you are going to have like 1200-2000 calories burned from sleeping and resting.

hope that helps?
posted 12 Feb 2012, 12:28
Losing but still looking and feeling fat
VIDiamond340 wrote:
I have lost 32.8lbs with 22.2 to go unfortunately when I look in the mirror I feel as if I lost nothing and have become what I feel is jiggley/ flabby does any else have this going on?Could it be just me?

the unfortunate part of dieting/working out is that you cant really choose where the fat comes off first. and it always seems that those trouble areas are the last to be shed.

I know for me its always the fat in my face and arms that seems to come off first with those love handles being the most stubborn.

just stick with, eventually that belly and back fat will come off!
posted 12 Feb 2012, 11:30
Dieting alone
Lacebopp wrote:
I have a hard time keeping to my diet when I also have to make "normal" food for my family. Crying or Very sad Any suggestions?

I'd suggest maybe making less "one pot" type meals and more stuff that can be seperated out so that you can make a healthier variation of one portion for yourself.

For instance, if your making chicken breast you could make 4 chicken cutlets, 3 breaded and fried and one maybe crusted with herbs or flaxseeds and baked. doesnt really add any time or preperation to the cooking.

Also, what i like to do is make 2 or 3 healthy side dishes for the week... this way i can cook for everyone else and make the sides they like, then just heat one of mine up for me.

posted 12 Feb 2012, 11:27
inch loss.
petula winmill wrote:
Hi A good way to really see the difference you are making to your body is to measure regularly. Make a chart of all measurements; e.g. Bust, ribs, waist,belly, hips, top of arms, top of legs,above knees and under knees. Then check measurements just once a month and keep a record of it. When you look back and see how many inches you have lost you may get a good boost. When I lost most of my weight I did this and I could not believe I lost 6inches off the tops of my arms. Sometimes the weight alone does not show the whole picture.

i do this as well, only not daily...i do it every fourth day when i weight in.

i also take a photo. its amazing how on a daily basis you dont realize the results, but when comparing photos you see the difference big time!
posted 12 Feb 2012, 11:20
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