Joined April 2010
Weight History

Start Weight
264.0 lb
Lost so far: 38.0 lb

Current Weight
226.0 lb
Performance: losing 4.5 lb a week

Goal Weight
199.0 lb
Still to go: 27.0 lb
I would love to say I turned 40 and started to gain weight but in reality I started out heavy and have been gradually increasing for years. I love to camp and hike with my boy's scout troop and one day just admitted to myself I needed to do something.

My goal is to be under the weight limit and physically fit by next summer(2011) so I can join my son at Philmont Scout Reservation in New Mexico. I have a long way to go and a lot of bad habits to change.

Update July 2011: I didn't make my goal of being under 200 by the time I left on my backing trip to Philmont New Mexico with 16 great Boy Scouts. Although I did obtain the most important goal of making the weight limit to go on the trip!! I couldn't have done it without entering everything into FS and getting the wonderful support from people I didn't know.

Once I return from my trip my plan is to quickly obtain my 200lb goal then make another goal of 180!!!

poug2000's Weight History

poug2000's Latest Member Challenges

status: Completed
ended: 17 May 13
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  Walking 6 kilo/3.7mile in 60 Mintues daily
status: Completed
ended: 29 May 13
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last weighin: losing 1.0 lb a week Down
last weighin: losing 1.3 lb a week Down
last weighin: losing 0.4 lb a week Down
last weighin: steady Steady

poug2000's Cookbook

cals: 186kcal | fat: 8.24g | carbs: 4.87g | prot: 23.67g
Baked Salmon with Tomatoes, Spinach and Mushrooms
Salmon fillets with complementary vegetables and a simple, tasty dressing.
cals: 103kcal | fat: 0.35g | carbs: 20.98g | prot: 6.09g
Eggplant Fries
French fry style eggplant without the calories and fat.
cals: 274kcal | fat: 6.61g | carbs: 47.78g | prot: 8.88g
Spicy Black Bean Sweet Potato Soup
Spicy Southwest soup packed with black beans, tomatoes, corn and sweet potatoes.
cals: 691kcal | fat: 14.29g | carbs: 92.74g | prot: 53.72g
Three Bean and Ground Turkey Slow Cooker Chili
Deliciously tasty and filling that's worth the wait.
cals: 194kcal | fat: 5.15g | carbs: 25.07g | prot: 12.27g
Irish Split Pea Soup
Soup that brings the nice taste of ham to the great taste of peas for a explosive soup.
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poug2000's Latest Posts

You haven't reached your goal weight yet...but
I couldn't have written that list any better. The only thing I could add was I am able to do things now that I couln't do before. While I still have a ways to go before I achieve my goal, I have now made the weight requirement to go on a backpacking trip to New Mexico in 3 weeks.

As for getting over the plateau, what worked for me was doing something "different". I started swimming at on plateau, started running at another. Set goals for what I wanted to do and not for the weight I wanted to lose. In the end I achieved both.

posted 06 Jul 2011, 13:56
Before and After, anyone?
Amazing, stumbled onto this thread by accident. So glad I did, I truely needed some encouragment right now and here it was. Read through the entire thread and amazed by what everyone has done for themselves!! Congraulations to all!
posted 22 Jun 2011, 09:59
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