Joined July 2012
Weight History

Start Weight
285.0 lb
Lost so far: 69.0 lb

Current Weight
216.0 lb
Performance: gaining 14.0 lb a week

Goal Weight
168.0 lb
Still to go: 48.0 lb
UPDATE 07/30/2019

I'm 65, 68.75" tall, retired ('08), married ('13). Profile pic 3/19 (the first "fat" picture I've ever liked, and not a "glamour" shot!) I have the peace and contentment I've always craved. Now, I want my health to catch up!

At 19, I thought I was "fat" at 145#. At 32 and 185: "YUGE!" I haven't been under 200 since age 34 and hit 285 in '92. I weighed anywhere from 215 to 240# and settled in at about 235. By June 2017, I was disgusted with myself, and wasted $800 on a 60-day diet program.

I joined FS in 2012. Failed starts: '14 '17 May'18. I started '18 with reconstructive foot surgery, after 25 years of diabetic neuropathy and A1c readings up to 11%, and a new dx of LVH (heart enlargement). Foot healed but my arthritic left knee and left foot were acting up. I went back up to 244.5#, my heaviest since '05. July '19: Recommitted. Doing LCHF/near-carnivore. I'm down 29.5#, have reduced dairy and joint pain, but now, tests show hypothyroidism.

Medication Victories! Lowered Levemir & Humalog (T2DM), lisinopril (HTN), Tylenol, and skin ointment; no more metformin, verapamil, naproxen (arthritic joint pain), anti-depressant, or anxiolytic. Doctor's added a beta blocker for LVH and Synthroid. I want OFF the Big Pharma train!

ULTIMATE GOAL: net loss 117# by 12/2019!

285.00# (BMI 42.39) starting weight - 05/01/03
244.50# (BMI 36.37) 12/26/18
229.00# (BMI 34.06) 04/25/19
215.00# (BMI 31.98) 07/30/19
201.00# (BMI 29.89)
199.00# (BMI 29.60) [1st time <200# since 1987!]
189.00# (BMI 28.11)
179.00# (BMI 26.62)
168.00# (BMI 24.99) [goal weight]
(REVISED 07/30/2019)


Miraculum's Weight History

Miraculum's Latest Member Challenges

  Daily Accountability 2019-#1
status: Completed
ended: 14 Jan 19
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  No processed foods/meats/beverages
status: Completed
ended: 02 Oct 17
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Miraculum's Latest Photos

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Miraculum's Cookbook

cals: 119kcal | fat: 7.10g | carbs: 8.81g | prot: 5.51g
Crab Salad II
A healthier but yummy take on a crab salad.
cals: 369kcal | fat: 33.29g | carbs: 4.51g | prot: 9.00g
New York Cheesecake
A delicious low carb version of a thick cheesecake.
cals: 257kcal | fat: 10.74g | carbs: 2.76g | prot: 36.06g
Tuna Bites
Delicious small tuna cakes packed with flavor and good nutrients, that are very low carb.
cals: 242kcal | fat: 18.66g | carbs: 10.59g | prot: 10.09g
Cauliflower Fried Rice
Grated cauliflower instead of rice is both delicious and low carb.
cals: 287kcal | fat: 25.02g | carbs: 3.74g | prot: 12.44g
Low Carb Broccoli Cheese Soup
A great low carb broccoli cheese soup that will definitely become a favorite.
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Miraculum's Latest Posts

This is me
Chippyite, I sent you a "follow" request, if you'd like to "buddy up" with a fellow senior citizen!
posted 22 Aug 2019, 02:34
This is me
Chippyite, my husband and I live in South Carolina, and his son and family live 9 hours' drive from us. Our siblings all live in New York State (11-12 hours away). So, I know what it means to have "no family," at least in the immediate area. The men do seem to lose faster! I'll "follow" you, so I'll see your posts more often. A hinr: I stopped almost all dairy (except real butter), and my terribly arthritic knees and feet don't hurt any more. Perhaps that may help you, too? Best wishes and continued success on your journey!
posted 22 Aug 2019, 02:32
This is me
Rage Angel, a "stone" is 14 pounds.
posted 22 Aug 2019, 02:24
Hi, Chippyite! I'm couple of months shy of 66 years old, have a little over 43 pounds (3 stone) to lose (already down 73 pounds, or 5.25 stone), and also have limited ability for walking. (Oh, and I'm an Anglophile from way back!) I saw your posts and thought I'd reply to say, "I know!!" Hang in there, m'dear!
posted 22 Aug 2019, 02:20
Enter food manually
Jasperjr, I just saw this question when I looked at your profile. I hope you've discovered how to manually enter individual foods. Let me know if you have a question.
posted 15 Jun 2019, 10:57
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