|Start Weight:||(14 Dec 10) 354.0 lb|
|Current Weight:||(04 Feb 13) 348.0 lb|
|Goal Weight:||180.0 lb|
following: SeanKelly's own diet
performance: gaining 3.5 lb a week
I've struggled with weight all my life. In high-school and college I managed it by working out and getting very physical jobs in the summer, but every fall the pounds would creep back on. As a computer programmer, I sit for many hours a day. Once in the last 15 years I did something about it, I started working out and reduced my intake to near starvation. The pounds came off again for a while, but then about 7 years ago they started adding back on again. Now at 360+ (my scale doesn't go any higher) it is time to finally get my house in order and start living the way I know I should.
This time, along my journey, it's more of a life style change for us. A friend of mine introduced my wife and I to the Biggest Loser tv show and so I downloaded all the old seasons and something one of the trainers said really struck a chord with me. "If God didn't make it, don't eat it" When I heard that I immediately thought of the verse in Isaiah that says something like all of man's works are like filthy rags and it clicked for me. Why would man-made ingredients be any different? God designed our bodies, wouldn't He also have designed the best foods for them?
So ever since, we have carefully read the ingredients on everything we buy. The way I explain it to my kids is if you can find a can of Acerbic Acid that we can buy to use to make bread at home then I am happy buying bread that has Acerbic Acid in it.
As I started learning more about ingredients and processed foods, I learned that as a society our portions have gotten bigger and bigger and so I really had no idea what a reasonable portion meal looked like. That's where I decided to start counting calories. If the average person should have 2100 calories per day then I wanted to try and shot for something at or below that. I found out about FatSecret as I was looking for an app for my phone to help me track calories.
And so here I am.