|Start Weight:||(01 May 15) 128.4 kg|
|Current Weight:||(13 Jan 17) 95.7 kg|
|Goal weight:||83.0 kg|
|Performance:||Losing 0.5 kg a Week|
It is exactly a year since I joined Fat Secret and I felt a new profile was in order. As many of you know, I am a retired engineer, a proud Scot, living just north of our capital, Edinburgh, in “the Kingdom” of Fife. I am married, with a son, a daughter, two step-daughters, two grandsons and two step-grandsons.
Since joining FS I have lost 73lbs (better than my target of a pound a week), and hope to lose a further 32lbs in the coming year. I started off by just eating my usual foods, but counting the calories and eating less than my RDI. This was successful, but I knew I was on a diet. After a recommendation from a lovely lady here, I read Gary Taubes book, “The Diet Delusion”, and this changed my way of thinking about diet. I have now gone over to far less Carbs (about 20-30%) and increased my intake of Fat to make up the calories. I am still restricting my calories, but now no longer feel hungry, have oodles more energy, and no longer feel I am on a diet.
I recently purchased a Fitbit Charge and it is the best motivator, ever. Not only does it have me exercising more but I now drink far more water and, instead of having to guestimate the calories I burn each day, it tells me. I use Fitmess to sync FatSecret and Fitbit together, so I only need enter the data once.
I started out weighing myself once a week, but then read an ebook, “The Hackers Diet” by John Walker and now weigh myself every morning (after my ablutions, and before dressing). I enter the data into Fitbit, but sync to TrendWeight.com, to remove the noise and calculate the trend, giving a far more accurate idea of how my weight is progressing.
The main things that I feel are a requirement for successful weight loss is to weigh your food accurately, calculate the calories correctly, and log EVERYTHING that passes your lips. It is so easy to cheat if you don’t log everything.
Happy weight loss to you all.