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



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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.)

2009 Weight Loss - Start weight 273
Jan - 268 -05
Feb - 256 -12
Mar - 247 -09
Apr - 235 -12
May - 228 -07
Jun - 222 -06
Jul - 215 -07
Aug - 209 -06
Sep - 203 -06
Oct - 200 -03
Nov - 198 -02
Dec - 193 -05 LOST 80 POUNDS THIS YEAR

2010 Weight Loss - Start weight 193
Jan - 188 -05
Feb - 184 -04
Mar - 180 -04
Apr - 178 -02
May - 173 -05
HERE'S WHERE I QUIT SMOKING - GAAAAAA
Jun - 182 +09
Jul - 185 +03
Aug - 185 -00
Sep - 187 +02
Oct - 190 +03
Nov - 189 -01
Dec - 185 -04 LOST 3 POUNDS THIS YEAR

2011 Weight Loss - Start weight 185
Jan - 185 -00
Feb - 184 -01
Mar - 183 -01
Apr - 180 -03
May - 180 -00
Jun - 177 -03
Jul - 175 -02
AUG - 175 -00
SEP - 176 +01
OCT - 178 +02 Sheesh
NOV - 184 +06 Flailing
DEC - 184 -00 LOST 1 POUND FOR THE YEAR

2012 Weight Loss - Start weight 184
JAN - 181 -03 Flu
FEB - 182 +01
MAR - 181 -01
APR - 181 -00
MAY - 181 -00
JUN - 181 -00
JUL - 181 -00 Grrrrrrr
AUG - 181 -00
SEP - 184 +03 But, but, but - Ack
OCT - 184 -00 Hmmmm
NOV - 184 -00
DEC - 188 +03 GAINED 4 POUNDS THIS YEAR

2013 Weight Loss - Start weight 188
JAN - 187 -01
FEB - 189 +02
MAR - 187 -02
APR - 186 -01 Can't .. reduce .. calories
MAY - 190 +04
JUN - 191 +01 Worst ... year ... EVAH!
JUL - 194 +03 Disgusting performance
AUG - 194 -00
SEP - 194 -00
OCT - 194 -00
NOV - 195 +01
DEC - 199 +04 GAINED 11 POUNDS THIS YEAR

2014 Weight Loss - Start weight 199
JAN - 201 +02
FEB - 202 +02 Very worried
MAR - 204 +02
APR - 205 +01 Umbilical hernia surgery 4/30
MAY - 203 -02
JUN - 205 +02
JUL - 205 00
AUG - 206 +01
SEP - 212 +06 WOW! Out of control!
OCT - 210 -02
NOV - 209 -01 Better trend
DEC - 210 +01 GAINED 11 MORE POUNDS THIS YEAR!!

2015 Weight Loss - Start weight 210
JAN - 210 -00
FEB - 215 +05
MAR - 211 -04
APR - 209 -02
MAY - 210 +01
JUN - 210 -00
JUL - 210 -00
AUG - 211 +01
SEP - 211 -00
OCT - 210 -01
NOV - 212 +01
DEC - 212 -00 GAINED 2 POUNDS THIS YEAR

2016 Weight Loss - Start weight 212
JAN - 212 -00
FEB - 211 -01
MAR - 208 -03
APR - 208 -00 GOING DOWN!
MAY - 207 -01
JUN - 209 +02
JUL - 210 +01 WRONG DIRECTION
AUG - 208 -02 GOING BACK DOWN
SEP - 206 -02 LOWEST OF THE YEAR
OCT - 206 +00
NOV - 207 +01 WRONG DIRECTION
DEC - 210 +03 LOST 2 POUNDS THIS YEAR

2017 Weight Loss - Start weight 210
JAN - 211 +01
FEB - 210 -01
MAR - 207 -03
APR - 207 -00
MAY - 210 +03 (New scale weighs 3 pounds higher)
JUN - 210 -00
JUL - 210 -00
AUG - 212 +02
SEP - 212 -00
OCT - 211 -01
NOV - 211 -00
DEC - 213 +02 GAINED 3 POUNDS THIS YEAR ... Kind of - New scale registers three pounds higher than the old one.

2018 Weight Loss - Start weight 213
JAN - 212 -01
FEB - 213 +01
MAR - 217 +04
APR - 214 -03
MAY - 215 +01
JUN - 218 +03 (Stopped taking diuretic blood pressure pill)
JUL - 213 -05 (Started taking my diuretic BP pills again.)
AUG - 212 -01
SEP - 212 -00
OCT - 213 +01
NOV - 214 +01
DEC - 213 -01 GAINED/LOST ZERO POUNDS THIS YEAR

2019 Weight Loss - Start weight 213
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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.


Member Since: 1/28/2009

Fitness Minutes: 5,712

My Goals:
160 pounds I think
Maybe 165.


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



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I live near Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.


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