Joined March 2017
Weight History

Start Weight
195.0 lb
Lost so far: 51.0 lb

Current Weight
144.0 lb
Performance: Steady

Goal Weight
150.0 lb
Still to go: 6.0 lb
Hi! I'm 65, retired, and live in Michigan. In an earlier life, after my over-sized father passed, I started going to the gym regularly, fell in love with aerobics, and eventually started teaching aerobics. Step (now passe I guess) was my specialty. I got into pretty decent shape, but then I broke my leg in a silly accident, gave up teaching, slowly got back to my old bad habits, and put on a bunch of weight. I'm back to exercise and have sworn off my bad habits until I lose at least most of what I gained, and then plan/hope to monitor myself much more carefully!

What I like most about FatSecret is that it is easy to plan my meals and daily nutritional content in advance (as long as I am home and in control!). I'm glad I discovered it, and look forward to interacting and sharing tips/ideas with other FS members.

rhills's Weight History


last weighin: losing 1.5 lb a week Down
last weighin: losing 0.1 lb a week Down
last weighin: gaining 9.4 lb a week Up
last weighin: steady Steady

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Two times a day workout
I've considered that in the past, but haven't done, mainly because of the time commitment! But I often find that I have less energy than I'd like for my lifting after I've done cardio, so my guess is that you would get better workouts!!

My only thought is that you might consider doing it the other way around .. cardio in the morning and weights in the afternoon. The reason I think that might be better (and I am no expert .. would like to hear what others think) is that the cardio workout would effectively deplete your blood sugar levels and put you in "fat burning" mode until your next meal, and also probably rev you up for the day's activities. But, like I said, I have no real scientific basis for this.

Let us know how it works! And Good Luck!!
posted 03 May 2018, 04:00
New to Navigating the site
Yeah .. at first it can be a bit difficult ... and, to make matters even more confusing, the interface on the mobile app is significantly different in many respects. Feel free to post questions .. it's likely that someone here has figured out whatever it is you are looking to do. GOOD LUCK
posted 03 May 2018, 03:50
"Recently Eaten" for breakfast constantly shows an error.
I haven't seen that problem .. but you might try logging out and logging back in. Sometimes that fixes some things. If that doesn't work, you could try sending a message for technical help to the support team .. I've found them to be quite responsive in the past. You'll find a link to "contact" at the bottom of any page on the website .. not sure where to find it on the mobile app but it's probably there somewhere!
posted 02 May 2018, 03:58
YAY!!! It feels great, doesn't it?
posted 02 May 2018, 03:52
Seeking High Protien low carb advice
I haven't studied Atkins or Keto, but based on my experience and reading about general nutritional guidelines, I would guess that the type of carbs you eat is more important than the number of grams a day. I got good results by excluding nearly all refined carbs and high starch foods (bread, pasta, potatoes, etc) and good carbs that have a very high calorie density (like beans), but I eat plenty of vegetables (mostly green), and aim for 45-50% protein and 20-30% carbs, which comes out to 50 or so grams of carbs. The only way I can see to get to something closer to 20 grams would be to increase healthy fats .. which I gather is a cornerstone of Keto and I guess Atkins as well. But then fiber would tank and that would lead to other problems for me. And I think I would be too hungry.

I guess what I'm trying to say is that you should chose a healthy/nutritional way of eating that works for you and maintain a good calorie deficit, rather than committing to a highly proscriptive plan, especially one that you find impossible to follow. But there are many Keto/Atkins followers on this site who have also had great results, so they might have some better advice for you.

posted 01 May 2018, 04:49
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