Joined September 2012
Weight History

Start Weight
163.0 lb
Lost so far: 7.4 lb

Current Weight
155.6 lb
Performance: gaining 7.0 lb a week

Goal Weight
160.0 lb
Still to go: 4.4 lb
I’m a senior citizen and have been retired about ten years. I worked a very physical job for 31 years and stayed trim while eating all I wanted. I worked a desk job after retiring from that job and continued to eat the same way and gained more than 45 pounds. Four years later I was obese and was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.

My profile picture is showing my potbelly after losing 30 pounds. It was taken about the time I discovered Fatsecret. My initial goal was to reach my pre-retirement weight of 155 pounds. The last ten pounds were the hardest to loose. I have been in "Maintenance" for several years now. My current focus is to reduce body fat. I joined a gym and restarted resistance training the same day I signed up for Medicare. It had been 15 years since the last time I was in a gym. That was about 2 years ago. Since then my doctor has cut my diabetes medication by two thirds.

CICO and resistance training have worked well for me. Recently I have been trying to build muscle at the sacrifice of gaining some body fat, hopefully temporarily. After gaining 10 pounds with a modest increase in body fat, now I’m trying to cut the fat and retain the muscle.

I recommend Fatsecret to anyone who expresses an interest in controlling body weight, body fat and logging nutrition. I don't follow fads, look for quick fixes or judge what others eat or don't eat. I prefer what works well for me and that is a balanced sustainable diet. I don't condemn other folk methods of dieting but I have noticed that many people quickly rebound from quick fix diets and I don't want any parts of that. I'm not a perfect dieter and hold myself accountable. I use a Fitbit to track activity and exercise. I think Fatscret and Fitbit work well together and complement each other. I wish everyone well in their efforts to improve…

1800 Caloric goal
110g Protein goal

Updated 07.22.19

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John10251's Latest Posts

How to custom name my diet
I have several modes of eating. One is for cutting fat and the other is for when I'm trying to bulk up. My question is how to custom name my diets and is it possible?
posted 27 Jul 2019, 13:11
Toning up the belly
Ditto what abbadabba said...
posted 09 Sep 2018, 00:34
Does this work?
This site has done wonders for me. I was at a plateau when I joined. Counting calories made the difference for me. I also use an activity tracker for rest and activity assessment. The community here is a big part of my journey. You will interact with people where you used to be, where you are right now and where you want to go in your own personal journey. For me, this site is not just for weight loss. It's also great for improved health and fitness...
posted 10 Sep 2017, 19:55
Daily Calorie Target Seems High
I elected to set my own calorie goal based off the data I collected from Fatsecret and the results I obtained. I did 1600 calories a day to loose weight. Once I reached my goal, I was able to increase my intake to 1800 calories a day. Everybody is different. Please don't feel locked in by anyone's suggested caloric intake...
posted 20 Aug 2017, 17:11
Truthfully, I have never had a very strict plan concerning carbs or fiber. I do try to avoid starchy foods in general. But, I love veggies and fruits and try to include them in most meals. I have never made cutting carbs a priority. I do track Net. Carbs and not total carbs. I do try focus more on my protein intake.

I started this thread because I was interested in what others thought about fiber. I wasn't tracking my fiber intake when I started this thread. Later, someone pointed out that I may not be eating enough fiber. Once I started tracking fiber, I found out that most days I consume close to the recommended amount. I haven't had any problems with constipation or flatulence so carbs and fiber have little influence on my food decisions...
posted 11 Aug 2017, 21:27
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