Start Weight:(02 Oct 13) 190.0 lb
Current Weight:(23 Apr 14) 185.8 lb
Goal Weight:180.0 lb
following: zebdavison's own diet
performance: gaining 7.0 lb a week

I'm a software engineer who works from home (nice, eh?), with a wife of 20+ years and two daughters (tween and pre-tween, as she likes to say).

FatSecret member since: 02 Oct 13

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Welcome, Farmer!

I'm going to reiterate the other comments on the 1000 calorie plan - that's too few calories for anyone who has 100 pounds to lose. That's probably too few for someone who weighs 100 pounds! Make sure you're getting enough protein.

Diet is going to be your number 1 tool to lose the weight. Exercise is definitely important, but is more useful for overall health than for weight loss. If you're looking for ideas for exercise, a physical therapist or your doctor should be able to tailor an exercise plan for your specific disability. Without knowledge of your disability, all I can offer is a general statement: whatever strength training and cardio that you can do would be helpful.
posted 22 Apr 2014, 13:12
How Often Do you weigh yourself?
StephiCat wrote:
...got to crow. A1C went down ...

Awesome! Congratulations!

Sounds like you're using the best approach for you. Nice thing about the tape measure for me is that it fluctuates a lot less than the scale.
posted 12 Mar 2014, 17:47
accurate excercise logging/calorie burning tool please
Maybe your body is too efficient, Lisa! Smile

I'm not sure how much faith I'd put in any exercise calculator that didn't keep track of your CICO over time, and adjust the numbers for that. I don't think FS's does that, from what I've seen. (Maybe it does, and it's just not good?)

I've figured out a way to make it work for me, but if I had a good monitor, I'd probably go that way. We got my wife a Fitbit Force for Christmas, and it's working okay. Again, I'm not sure how accurate it is on calories burned, but it's probably better and more reliable than the FS ex-calc. And much easier than manually entering it!
posted 11 Mar 2014, 10:40
accurate excercise logging/calorie burning tool please
Whether FS exercise logging is too generous, or the BMR calculation it uses is too high for you, or you are inaccurate in timing your exercise, or you don't measure your food intake precisely, or you forget to enter food or exercise... the key is consistency. If you are consistent with how you enter food, exercise, and weight, you will see consistent results in the calorie burn calculation. If you do that, you can then calculate how far off FS CICO really is for you, and it's pretty simple to adjust your intake and exercise accordingly.

For example, I went back over about 3 months of my FS CICO data (I did have to copy it to a spreadsheet) where my starting and ending weight was the same (to simplify the calculation). I discovered that my daily FS CICO was about 300 calories higher than reality.

Of course, an activity monitor is a lot easier! Very Happy But, you still have to deal with accuracy issues - even good devices have to be tuned to your body to get accurate numbers.
posted 10 Mar 2014, 10:35
Sorry for the late response - there are all kinds of theories on what your percentages should be. You'll need to read up on that and make your own decision. The traditional numbers are usually stated as 25/50/25 (F/C/P). Go to IIFYM.com - stands for "If It Fits Your Macros" - and use the IIFYM calculator, which allows you to calculate your TDEE and then play around with several of the more popular plans (including IIFYM, Atkins, LC, LF, etc.) to give you the macro targets for each.
posted 03 Mar 2014, 11:48
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23 April 2014

I did pretty good yesterday, aside from stubbornly eating my pizza :). (It was delicious!) Weight is up again, but that's because I ate late after a ...
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22 April 2014

I did better on my diet performance yesterday, but the weight came on for 3 reasons: 1) the carb overload on Sunday caught up with me, 2) I had pizza ...
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