Joined April 2010
Weight History

Start Weight
214.0 lb
Lost so far: 8.2 lb

Current Weight
222.2 lb
Performance: Steady

Goal Weight
185.0 lb
Still to go: 37.2 lb

I am an American living in Bahrain, off the coast of Saudi. I was born in 1966, that makes my 40 something. I don't have all the shopping options people have stateside, so dieting is a bit more of a challenge, but not really, the basics, chicken and vegetables are available here no problem. It can be tough to find spinach or other certain items, like Jalapeno's.

I weighed 137 lbs when I was 18, around 1984. Around 1991 I was around 200 lbs. And I topped out at 275 in 2011! That was my "bottom".

I enjoy computers, video games, bike riding. I recently learned its 80% what you eat, so becoming a runner is not so important. :-P My family and I also love going to Disneyworld, and traveling. Sometimes I drink too much beer poolside, hence my "beer belly".

For the time being I am counting calories, and working with a nutritionist. My goal is 1500 calories a day.

Goals - 1st serious attempt.
1st - 240 lbs (lightest since 2007)
2nd - 230 lbs by March 31st 2012(Done 3/29/2012)
3nd - 220 lbs by April 30th 2012(May 30th!)

2013 Goals -
1st - 200 lbs by March 31st
2nd - 185 lbs TARGET WEIGHT for now.

Regards, John

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cals: 277kcal | fat: 25.42g | carbs: 5.92g | prot: 7.76g
Pumpkin Cheesecake III
A smooth and delicious cheesecake for those special occasions.
cals: 571kcal | fat: 14.92g | carbs: 59.63g | prot: 58.99g
White Chili
Chicken chili jam packed with vegetables and flavor.
cals: 92kcal | fat: 4.23g | carbs: 4.15g | prot: 10.29g
Crustless Spinach Pie
A delicious low carb, low calorie alternative.
cals: 250kcal | fat: 13.81g | carbs: 28.99g | prot: 3.10g
Homemade Potato Chips
Homemade salted and fried potato chips make for a great snack.
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Mushrooms and Spinach Quiche
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Pretty disturbing numbers
Interesting article Keld. The food really looks tasty, I could go for some of that right now! XD

I do have a bit of a pet peeve when people compare or blame this on the US or US restaurants. I have traveled through many countries. KFC & McDonalds are doing awesome business all over the world. People in the US have more options and more of these restaurants, but if there were as many places like that anywhere, the results will be the same. It is happening in the Middle East right now, and I am sure everywhere else these restaurants are popping up.

The food court here in Bahrain has dozens of restaurants of all varieties. Only 2 are consistently packed, McDonalds and KFC. Why, because it tastes good!

Some countries like Japan or Italy have an issue where they feel "Only our food is best". Its not a bad thing, actually its good. Eventually they will learn that fries and burgers taste best too!

Much like with drugs, or booze, we cant ban fast food, it wont help. People would cook burgers in their back rooms! OMG! lol Its about education. Its about what most of us do here on FS.

Anyway, interesting article. I think it goes straight to the point of food porn, "Ohh that sounds/looks yummy! I Want that!" with no regard to the ramification afterwards. Sadly when people go out to eat at restaurants, thats what they want. That is why no healthy food restaurants will ever survive. Its just bad business, making no money.
posted 04 Jan 2013, 04:26
New Year's resolutions
Helewis, I really like yours, I may steal it all!

My resolutions:

1 - Lose Weight - Goal 185. That's 30 lbs from now, 20 lbs from my pre holiday weight. Should be no problem really.

2 - Cycling - I want to do a Century (100 miles). That will be my only cycling goal that is "resolution worthy" besides to "keep cycling!"

Thanks Keld, and all for inspiration. I used to despise resolutions (Maybe I still do), but these are realistic and something I would like to do.

posted 02 Jan 2013, 00:10
Physical hunger vs. Emotional hunger
He has spellcheck issues for sure, its Dear buddy I am sure. HCB rules!
posted 28 Nov 2012, 03:40
Hair loss and breakage
I will concur with the folic acid recommendation. Its good for people taking medicines who have those issues too. Its cheap, and it helps with retaining hair.
posted 11 Oct 2012, 09:09
Question: Can alcohol stall your weight loss?
Absolutely false. I have gone crazy with booze, and usually end up with a new low the following week. I could highlight many dates on my calendar for you, this week will be another one.

Yes, its empty calories, yes, we lose control of our diets. Duh.

Now, Can I erase a week of my weight loss by going on a weekend bender? Yes. But in your system of "indulgence day" which is a single day, I have not found it easy to stall me for a week. I can certainly stall a few days.

Bottom line is, I think we can all agree if your serious about weight loss it often means limiting or eliminating your alcohol intake. Many diets suggest 30 days of abstinence starting out.

/Cheers! (hic) JP
posted 04 Sep 2012, 00:56
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