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mikebxbmikebxb Posts: 86Member Member Posts: 86Member Member
floating between 215 and 212.6lbs two weeks now..Losing weight takes longer than expected. Dunno how much longer I can just drink shakes and eat boiled eggs and rabbit food......I'm logging every day. Even before starting in Nov last year, I've never been a big candy, ice cream and bon bon type guy. I've always degreased meat, I rarely eat fried food. We cook in a NuWave / George foreman. I've always limited my bread. I've substituted beer/ Wine for 90 cal Spiked Seltzers. Eat pork rinds or cottage cheese and fruit instead of ruffles Lays Fritos and Summer sausage and cheese. Now I drink protein brkfst shakes, tuna, fresh kale, and haven't had a beloved baked potato in 2 months. I'm surprised at this daily up & down swing. I thought I'd broken 215 for good and was gradually headed down to my 185lbs goal. gi8d0pgzkbi5.png

edited January 18
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  • threewinsthreewins Posts: 302Member Member Posts: 302Member Member
    The sad news is that it takes pretty much longer than expected for 99% of people who lose weight. Back in the day when weight loss blogs were very popular, I tracked the weights of dozens of people (plus huge 500+ people spreadsheets from Reddit challenges) and only one blogger did not rebound at least once. Not that I'm saying it will happen but it always takes longer than expected.

    Sorry about that.
  • annliz23annliz23 Posts: 671Member Member Posts: 671Member Member
    Sorry it does take time there is no quick fix follow babyluthi advice if you just eat rabbit food when you go back yo eating normally it will pile on again , portion size
  • mikebxbmikebxb Posts: 86Member Member Posts: 86Member Member
    thanks all for the tips and encouragement. I weigh and log everything. Target 2000 Cal, 125 Carb, 56 Fat g's, 250 Protein (2,300 Sodium, 56 Sugar. - I don't concern myself too much with Salt and sugar as I add little to none to my food. I dont usually exceed the Cals so I focus on Carbs and Fat. Dr says don't exceed 45 carbs / meal if I expect to lose weight... I readjusted my goals for a little more Carb to allow for snack. 0v9bxhghtcun.png

    edited January 19
  • mikebxbmikebxb Posts: 86Member Member Posts: 86Member Member
    Today back to 213.5 lbs. here's yesterday's intake. - 8l54ogkpy6i2.png
  • erickirberickirb Posts: 12,401Member Member Posts: 12,401Member Member
    225 grams of protein seem quite high, and fat at 56 grams seem low, may want to change to 35% protein and up your fat by 10%
  • michaelwrightkindlemichaelwrightkindle Posts: 5Member Member Posts: 5Member Member
    mikebxb wrote: »
    Today back to 213.5 lbs. here's yesterday's intake. - 8l54ogkpy6i2.png

    If you find a way to eat pizza and hot dogs and fast food burgers and other convenience food literally all day long and still lose weight, please write a book! You will have come up with a diet all of us could get behind.

    Seriously, though, if having to fill up or snack on veggies instead of packaged foods feels like you're losing quality-of-life (not to mention the expense or hassle of very frequent shopping) then you're allowed to be unhealthy and happy. Maybe weight loss isn't the thing for you? I know it's not a popular opinion, but if a good diet is causing you more unhappiness than a bad diet, you might be better off with the bad diet.

    edit: Also, LOL at 72fl oz of "spiked seltzer." That's a half-gallon (two liters) of booze, right? This has got to be a troll post.
    edited January 20
  • mikebxbmikebxb Posts: 86Member Member Posts: 86Member Member
    "f you find a way to eat pizza and hot dogs and fast food burgers and other convenience food literally all day long and still lose weight, please write a book! You will have come up with a diet all of us could get behind." ..............hahahaha. Not the best representation.. this was NFL Playoffs 2 Game Day.. the fast food burger was a lettuce wrap, Pizza was a leftover thin crust and I never eat the outer bread crust (it's still grease and cheesy true). the late night fatty hot dog was wrapped in the lettuce. The 6 pack of Seltzer at 90 cals / can (540) replaces the old Beer (800 cals) for football days. Remember this was a Sunday game day. (** at 4 % it's about 5 oz of alcohol). u3i80fsbjfqc.png

    edited January 20
  • mikebxbmikebxb Posts: 86Member Member Posts: 86Member Member
    erickirb wrote: »
    225 grams of protein seem quite high, and fat at 56 grams seem low, may want to change to 35% protein and up your fat by 10%
    . When my wife (years ago) went to weight specialist he had her attack FAT GRAMS. She had the best results with that approach...I'm using that as reference..

    edited January 20
  • maureenkhildemaureenkhilde Posts: 817Member Member Posts: 817Member Member
    try2again wrote: »
    mikebxb wrote: »
    Today back to 213.5 lbs. here's yesterday's intake. - 8l54ogkpy6i2.png

    If you find a way to eat pizza and hot dogs and fast food burgers and other convenience food literally all day long and still lose weight, please write a book! You will have come up with a diet all of us could get behind.

    Seriously, though, if having to fill up or snack on veggies instead of packaged foods feels like you're losing quality-of-life (not to mention the expense or hassle of very frequent shopping) then you're allowed to be unhealthy and happy. Maybe weight loss isn't the thing for you? I know it's not a popular opinion, but if a good diet is causing you more unhappiness than a bad diet, you might be better off with the bad diet.

    edit: Also, LOL at 72fl oz of "spiked seltzer." That's a half-gallon (two liters) of booze, right? This has got to be a troll post.

    If pizza + hot dogs + convenience foods < maintenance calories, weight loss is going to occur, period. Is it ideal from a health stand point? Likely not, but that's not what you're asserting. Is it a greater challenge to stay within a person's calorie goal eating primarily calorie-intensive foods? Absolutely. But it still comes down to the math. Finding a balanced way of eating that enables us to achieve our goals- whether they be weight loss, fitness related, or something else- and still be able to enjoy the things we love, is what we should all be striving for. For many who use this site weight loss will create the biggest health benefits, regardless of the type of food choices involved.

    Maybe I am an outlier for my thoughts on this subject. But I think for many people just achieving weightloss is not going to make them healthy. And maybe just maybe, what many need to work on, during the journey is also learning to make better food choices. I do not mean it is has to be the 180 change. As just losing weight can in itself be very challenging and take a long time. Just working on portion control of fairly unhealthy foods over time has the potential for long term health issues. No, I am not saying not have a treat of chocolate or a cookie or even some ice cream here and there as calorie counts allow it. But better choices for say 80% of food choices still seem like a better way to approach it overall. Again I get many thoughts on this.
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