EVILKLOWN   46,069
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Oct 2008 (273) - 06-15-2009 (223) - 12-29-2009 (193)





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Fat Boy Losing Weight

Stepped on the scale January 23, 2009 and saw "273." (I'm 5' 9") It had been a long time since I stepped on a scale (probably 2 years) and, prior to this, the last time I weighed it was 258. It seems like I have gained about 3 pounds a year for the past 30 years ... although, it probably started slower and accelerated. I have to get to 169 pounds to be in the "healthy" BMI range (25.)

In any event, it's time to bring this thing to a screeching halt and get a grip ... and, uh, ...
Stepped on the scale January 23, 2009 and saw "273." (I'm 5' 9") It had been a long time since I stepped on a scale (probably 2 years) and, prior to this, the last time I weighed it was 258. It seems like I have gained about 3 pounds a year for the past 30 years ... although, it probably started slower and accelerated. I have to get to 169 pounds to be in the "healthy" BMI range (25.)

In any event, it's time to bring this thing to a screeching halt and get a grip ... and, uh, mix metaphors.

I stumbled on Spark while looking for online diet info. The food tracker is what got me to stay.

Start Jan 25, 2009 - 273 pounds. Here's what I weighed at the end of each month and pounds lost (or gained,) Calories per day (average) (CPD),


2009 Weight Loss - CPD - Start weight 273
Jan - 268 - 05 -- 1685
Feb - 256 - 12 -- 1639
Mar - 247 - 09 -- 1627
Apr - 235 - 12 -- 1610
May - 228 - 07 -- 1490
Jun - 222 - 06 -- 1611
Jul - 215 - 07 -- 1622
Aug - 209 - 06 -- 1590
Sep - 203 - 06 -- 1680
Oct - 200 - 03 -- 1624
Nov - 198 - 02 -- 1620
Dec - 193 - 05 -- 1399 (Lost 80lbs for the year)

2010 Weight Loss - CPD - Start weight 193
Jan - 188 - 05 -- 1509
Feb - 184 - 04 -- 1479
Mar - 180 - 04 -- 1618
Apr - 178 - 02 -- 1715
May - 173 - 05 -- 1622
HERE'S WHERE I QUIT SMOKING - GAAAAAA
Jun - 182 + 09 -- 1789 Gain
Jul - 185 + 03 -- 2253 Gain
Aug - 185 - 00 -- 1962
Sep - 187 + 02 -- 2134 Gain
Oct - 190 + 03 -- 1965 Gain
Nov - 189 - 01 -- 1813 Right direction
Dec - 185 - 04 -- 1573 (Lost 8lbs for the year)

2011 Weight Loss - CPD - Start weight 185
Jan - 185 - 00 -- 1699
Feb - 184 - 01 -- 1778
Mar - 183 - 01 -- 1798
Apr - 180 - 03 -- 1710
May - 180 - 00 -- 1707
Jun - 177 - 03 -- 1717
Jul - 175 - 02 -- 1716
AUG - 175 - 00 -- 1881
SEP - 176 + 01 -- 1854 Gain - ouch
OCT - 178 + 02 -- 1977 Sheesh
NOV - 184 + 06 -- 2044 Flailing
DEC - 184 - 00 -- 1899 (Lost 1 Lb for the year)

2012 Weight Loss - CPD - Start weight 184
JAN - 181 - 03 -- 1756 Flu
FEB - 182 + 01 -- 1809 Gain
MAR - 181 - 01 -- 1613
APR - 181 - 00 -- 1770
MAY - 181 - 00 -- 1865
JUN - 181 - 00 -- 1829
JUL - 181 - 00 -- 1833 Grrrrrrr
AUG - 181 - 00 -- 1863
SEP - 184 + 03 -- 1878 But, but, but - Ack
OCT - 184 - 00 -- 1752 Hmmmm
NOV - 184 - 00 -- 1775
DEC - 188 + 03 -- 1885 (4lbs gained for the year)

2013 Weight Loss - CPD - Start weight 188
JAN - 187 - 01 -- 1804
FEB - 189 + 02 -- 1862
MAR - 187 - 02 -- 1848
APR - 186 - 01 -- 1819 Can't .. reduce .. calories
MAY - 190 + 04 -- 1824
JUN - 191 + 01 -- 1860 Worst ... year ... EVAH!
JUL - 194 + 03 -- 1880 Disgusting performance
AUG - 194 - 00 -- 1820
SEP - 194 - 00 -- 1800
OCT - 194 - 00 -- 1821
NOV - 195 - +1 -- 1870
DEC - 199 - +4 -- 1734 (11 Pounds gained this year)

2014 Weight Loss - CPD - Start weight 199
JAN - 201 - +2 -- 1692
FEB - 202 - +2 -- 1675 Very worried
MAR - 204 - +2 -- 1777
APR - 205 - +1 -- 1806 Umbilical hernia surgery 4/30
MAY - 203 - -2 -- 1557
JUN - 205 - +2 -- 1657
I've been cheating on the calorie counts. I'd have to guess I've been fudging them 300 a day or more. I didn't want to admit milk calories. I shall try to do better.
JUL - 205 - 00 -- 1724
AUG - 206 - +1 -- 1677
SEP - 212 - +6 -- 1721 - WOW! Out of control!
OCT - 210 - -2 -- 1682
NOV - 209 - -1 -- 1614 - Better trend
DEC - 210 - +1 -- 1671


2015 Weight Loss - CPD - Start weight 210
JAN - 210 - 00 -- 1691
FEB - 215 + 05 -- 1664
MAR - 211 - 04 -- 1559
APR - 209 - 02 -- 1511
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2016 Weight Loss - CPD - Start weight ???

For those wanting to know what I did, here it is.

I figured out how many calories I needed to maintain my weight and then subtracted 1,000 from that to get my "low calorie range." I figured if I ate between 500 and 1,000 calories less than my "maintenance weight" I could lose a pound or two a week.

Then I used the nutrition tracker -- EVERY DAY (and I entered my food honestly) and VOILA, weight loss. I usually enter it a day or two in advance so I can clearly see my plan. I don't even use Spark's meal planner. I eat what I want but I enter it in the tracker. (Well, not "what I want" ... I've given up milk, pizza, a lot of beer etc ... I still eat/drink them ... just not NEARLY as much.) Yes, I've gone over my calorie range many, MANY times, but I just log it all and move on.

It took me a while to get my tracker all set up with my favorites etc ... and I had to learn which foods contained a lot of calories so I could plan accordingly, but since then it's been snap to use the tracker.

Up until now, I haven't even done any formal "exercise" (although I need to start ... at least some strength training soon.)

I don't really have a "goal date," I'm just eating in my calorie range and waiting. By the way, I get PLENTY to eat ... I'm just not eating everything in sight anymore. Anyway. There it is, good luck to you.
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Member Since: 1/28/2009

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My Goals:
160 pounds I think
Maybe 165.

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Stay within my calorie range ... and then wait. I post my "official" weight to my ticker early on Friday mornings.

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SPIFFYCAT
5/29/2015 4:26:27 PM

Ok you gained one, time to stop mucking about boyo and knuckle down. emoticon



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SPIFFYCAT
5/23/2015 10:42:11 AM

uh yes

OH YES another one down, well done EK



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SPIFFYCAT
5/18/2015 6:00:43 AM

So pleased to see you are still popping on emoticon

I only a slight muscular and sit bones ache, which is to be expected, nothing from the coccyx which is brilliant



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SPIFFYCAT
5/17/2015 11:59:17 AM

Just popped by to give you a nagging.

Where are you EK x



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SPIFFYCAT
5/10/2015 3:18:42 AM

No weight gain is good, loss would have been better but I sense you are slowly ramping up again.

Come on EK we can do it



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