Joined July 2010
Weight History

Start Weight
217.0 lb
Lost so far: 20.3 lb

Current Weight
196.7 lb
Performance: losing 2.1 lb a week

Goal Weight
180.0 lb
Still to go: 16.7 lb
I am in an office all day, so don't burn many calories at work. I also fly airplanes for fun, so being healthy is critical to my lifestyle. I've always struggling to get enough exercise to keep the weight off. I do a lot of cycling/ walking/ hiking in the summer. In winter time, I'm on the cardio machines at the gym several times a week as well as walking or skiing occasionally.

I've been working on lifestyle changes in diet and exercise since Dec 2009 when I was in my mid 40's and 227 lbs. I was able to drop 10-15 lbs without much more than diet change--enough to motivate me to do more. On July 4, 2010, I decided it was time to get rigorous about my approach. I found the fatsecret calorie counter app for my iPhone and started meticulously tracking everything that went in and out (exercise).

My weight loss plan starting in July 2010 has been managing calories to run a calorie deficit to take off the pounds. As far as diet, I've tried to eat a higher protein, low fat, reduced carb diet (generally a low glycemic index diet). My target protein level was around 1g per lb of lean body weight (i.e. total weight x (1-%body fat)). Recently I'm estimating body fat using an Omron resistance measuring scale.

UPDATE March 2011: Now that I've reached my initial 180lb goal, my plan is to use an adjusted weight goal based on BMI and body fat percentage targets. My current calculations say I should aim for 165 lbs (with the underlying sub-goals of moving from 28%-->20% Body Fat and 28.5-->25 BMI). I am currently using P90x nutrition and workout program to try to achieve this.

UPDATE June 14, 2011: As for the P90x Program...completed Phase 3. Improved BF% by 1.8%. Weight remained pretty much the same.

3/4/11 6/14/11
BMI 27.4 27.2
BF% 28% 26.2%

MDSkyPilot's Weight History

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MDSkyPilot's Cookbook

cals: 41kcal | fat: 2.32g | carbs: 4.71g | prot: 0.54g
Banana Date & Oat Cookies
With rolled oats, dates and banana, these are delicious and healthy cookies.
cals: 93kcal | fat: 3.37g | carbs: 2.30g | prot: 12.30g
Crockpot Carnitas
Pork roast prepared Mexican style.
cals: 142kcal | fat: 0.87g | carbs: 34.26g | prot: 2.03g
Mango Raspberry Sorbet
A delicious sugar-free, all natural sorbet you can blend at home.
cals: 119kcal | fat: 0.69g | carbs: 26.21g | prot: 3.42g
Pumpkin Bread
A healthy version of a seasonal favorite.
cals: 229kcal | fat: 4.57g | carbs: 24.91g | prot: 21.87g
Chipotle Chicken Chowder
Very tasty chipotle flavored chowder.
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