Start Weight:(01 Aug 11) 254.5 lb
Current Weight:(28 Jul 14) 227.0 lb
Goal Weight:190.0 lb
following: DairyKing's own diet
performance: losing 0.4 lb a week

I served 3 years in the Army 82nd Airborne Div, and 22 years in the U.S. Navy. I always had an inclination to overindulge when it came to eating, but I was a specialist at dropping the weight twice a year to achieve outstandings on the physical fitness tests. Now,I have a rather sedentary job that challenges my fitness level. I go for the lifestyle change instead of a "diet". Anything with the word "die" in it can't be good for you. I prefer moderation to depriving myself of any major food group. Ran a 5K race on 12/31/2011 and another in May 2012. I run on a treadmill when the weather gets below zero, but most of the time I prefer to run outside on the roads. No sense in putting up a bunch of goals that are dependent on the previous ones, so when one falls, they all fall like dominoes. Not for me, thanks.
Had a little setback when my wife was diagnosed with breast cancer. Surgery went well, but she had to do 16 treatments of chemo over a 20 week period, followed by 5 weeks of radiation treatment 5 days a week, followed by some blue pill she has to take periodically the rest of her life - which hopefully, will be at least 2 or 3 more decades. Got up to running over 10 miles at a time last year, but wife's treatments put a damper on the long runs, then took a toll on fitness training in general. Now she is done with all her treatments, and pronounced cancer-free. I'm back up to over 240 pounds, and it's time to get back in control. Fall of 2013, I was out clearing brush with shorts on. My legs got all scratched up and infected, which developed into cellulitis. Took a lot of antibiotics, got over that, and within weeks, came down with the Bells Palsy virus which paralyzed half of my face. I still have some of the residuals of that, but it is gradually improving. Had to delay my entry in the Brad Pitt look-alike contest. My short-term goal is the same every week: lose 1.5 lbs. per week. If I don't make it this week, goal is the same next week. :)

FatSecret member since: 14 Sep 11

DairyKing's Weight History

DairyKing's Latest Member Challenges

  Keeping track of calories
status: Completed
ended: 03 Jun 13
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  11 weeks to 11 miles
status: Completed
ended: 31 Mar 12
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DairyKing's Cookbook

cals: 86kcal | fat: 3.64g | carbs: 8.31g | prot: 7.63g
Portabella Spinach Pizza
Simply satisfy the pizza craving with delicious portabella mushrooms.
cals: 373kcal | fat: 8.77g | carbs: 63.40g | prot: 19.37g
Pasta with Ricotta, Broccoli and Tomatoes
This simple and inexpensive whole wheat pasta meal is creamy without feeling heavy like an Alfredo sauce.
cals: 325kcal | fat: 5.25g | carbs: 48.69g | prot: 23.47g
Spicy Steak Chili
A spicy, hearty steak chili with lots of beans that's very filling and budget friendly.
cals: 167kcal | fat: 0.09g | carbs: 21.99g | prot: 18.28g
Breakfast in a Pan
A delcious baked dish with eggs beaters, veggie sausage, potatoes and cheddar cheese.
cals: 117kcal | fat: 4.08g | carbs: 13.38g | prot: 7.37g
Spinach and Chicken Manicotti
A wonderful combination of pasta, ricotta and marble cheese, tender chicken breast and leafy spinach covered with a perfect tomato sauce.
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The Whole Calorie Counting Thing
Don't 'worry' about anything. It's proven that worrying causes high cholesterol. Do everything in moderation. Obviously, if your RDI is 2000 calories a day, you are not going to have a healthy weight loss if you consume those 2000 calories in candy bars which are primarily sugars. Whether you are following Adkins, South Beach Diet, or your own eating plan, eat a balance of nutritious foods and stay close to your RDI for weight loss. And stay active, if you're not building muscle which burns more fat even when you're sleeping, you will have a very frustrating journey. It's all about the balance of good nutrition, exercise and taking in less calories than you expend. There are a lot of good articles on this site for helping maintain that balance. Hope this helps.
posted 08 Feb 2014, 11:44
I noticed sometimes pics don't show up if you make comments after them. Sometimes just making the pics the last entry makes them show up, even if you don't change anything else. I consider that a bug, but it's been that way for me off and on for two years.
posted 31 Aug 2013, 12:59
Why are all of my posts in the forums
Seriously, I think we all went through this at one time or another when we first got started. As Nicole mentioned, at the bottom of this page in the blue border is an email contact link for FS. All you have to do is send them a note that your posts are getting sent to moderation, and they will fix it. For some reason, there seems to be something that you can do as a relative newcomer that flags this. It must be a simple fix; usually doesn't even take a day.
posted 24 Jan 2013, 19:43
bone structure
Hey, it's like we're twins; I have 42" hips also! Very Happy
posted 23 Jan 2013, 20:58
bored. CHEAP healthy easy foods
I like the idea of the romaine lettuce wrap. It's the bread that is my downfall. Think I'll try that. You can have the alfalfa sprouts though. Smile
posted 17 Jan 2013, 14:25
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31 July 2014

Good Morning, FS Warriors! I was running a little behind this morning, so I only ran a little over 2 miles. I did step it up a bit, so I could say that ...
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29 July 2014

Good Morning, FS Warriors! You wouldn't believe it; I wore gloves on my run this morning. I don't know what the temp was, maybe upper 50's, low 60's. ...
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