Spectre's Weight Loss Journal

Discussion in 'Health and Fitness' started by Spectre2007, Dec 31, 2017.

  1. Its that time of the year again. I'm 6 feet 246 lbs. Mesomorphic. The weight loss is for my family (children). I need to be around as long as possible. Lot of the material things are all temporary. Assets get passed from one generation to the next. Whats important is to raise children with decent values and survival traits. So they can teach the same to their kids.

    My goal is to reduce caloric intake, and switch to mainly vegetarian diet. Fruits and vegetables. Do away with corrosive carbohydrates. And also increase the amount of antioxidants. Also to minimize soda/pop.

    12/31/2017 - 246 lbs.
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  2. https://www.smartbmicalculator.com/


    The calculation of the body mass index is based on a height of 6 feet (183 cm) and a weight of 246 pounds (111.6 kilograms). If it does not seem to be correct, feel free to in our view, it can contribute towards health problems. By classification of the WHO, you are "obese".

    Your body fat mass seems to be rather high. It may have raised your blood pressure and cholesterol levels, or affected the way your body handles blood sugar. Your doctor could tell you whether you are at risk for heart disease, stroke, or diabetes, or not.

    SBMI = 51/70

    This assessment is based on the newly developed Smart Body Mass Index. Its ideal range is between 30/70 and 39/70.

    Your Smart Body Mass Index (SBMI) is calculated as 51/70 or "51 points out of 70".

    Weight stability

    At this weight level, you are at risk of gaining more weight. If you manage to maintain your current weight, you have reached your first and most important goal. Next you may want to lose weight: Do this slowly but surely.

    Your SBMI will decrease by about one point every five years if you manage to keep your 246 pounds stable. This is due to the fact that the optimal, i.e. the "healthiest" BMI range increases with age, thus reaching higher BMI values.

    Weight management

    The best you can do is eat healthy food and increase your fitness. This will boost your health, whatever the case. If you reach your weight target, all the better.

    Your target weight of 190 pounds

    Your weight target is in the right direction but very ambitious. A fast weight loss of 56 pounds kilograms could be the initial phase of a yo-yo effect. It may be safer to try 19 pounds kilograms first, stabilize on the level of 227 pounds kilograms and then set a new target, if this seems sensible.

    By the way, being fat without tobacco is better than being slim due to nicotine. The best advice for smokers is to postpone the weight loss and stop smoking first. To curb a weight gain, the following suggestions may be helpful.


    Eat a variety of foods that you like, optimally including five servings of fruit and/or vegetables a day. Avoid eating too sweet, too fat and too much.

    You have never been on a specific diet

    Well done. The best diet is "no diet", as long as the body is getting a well-balanced, mainly plant-based mix of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, minerals, vitamins and enough, but not too much energy.

    Physical activity

    Do physical exercise at least for half an hour daily at moderate to vigorous intensity. Walking or cycling may be better for your joints than jogging
  3. Dinner 12/31/17

    Fruits and vegetables. Had a large breakfast in morning. Eggs and toast. Brownie plus chocolate chip muffin.

    meds: ASA 325 mg(no baby aspirin for awhile), Lipitor 10 mg.

    BP runs 130/80 .. cholesterol under 200 last check. Lipid profile inverted. HDL needs to be higher than LDL. HDL acts as a cholesterol scavenger from vessels. Reduces atherosclerosis.
  4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17212793


    Ghrelin (pronounced /ˈɡrɛlɪn/), the "hunger hormone", also known as lenomorelin (INN), is a peptide hormone produced by ghrelinergic cells in the gastrointestinal tract[5][6] which functions as a neuropeptide in the central nervous system.[7] Besides regulating appetite, ghrelin also plays a significant role in regulating the distribution and rate of use of energy.[8]

    When the stomach is empty, ghrelin is absorbed. When the stomach is stretched, secretion stops.a It acts on hypothalamic brain cells both to increase hunger, and to increase gastric acid secretion and gastrointestinal motility to prepare the body for food intake.[9]

    The receptor for ghrelin, the ghrelin/growth hormone secretagogue receptor (GHS-R), is found on the same cells in the brain as the receptor for leptin, the satiety hormone that has opposite effects from ghrelin.[10] Ghrelin also plays an important role in regulating reward perception in dopamine neuronsthat link the ventral tegmental area to the nucleus accumbens[11][12] (a site that plays a role in processing sexual desire, reward, and reinforcement, and in developing addictions) through its colocalized receptors and interaction with dopamine and acetylcholine.[7][13] Ghrelin is encoded by the GHRL gene and is presumably produced from the cleavage of the prepropeptide ghrelin/obestatin. Full-length preproghrelin is homologous to promotilin and both are members of the motilin family.

    Unlike the case of many other endogenous peptides, ghrelin is able to cross the blood-brain-barrier, giving exogenously-administered ghrelin unique clinical potential.[
  5. 1/1/18

    @ 11:15 AM

    242.6 lbs

    The weight difference is from sleep dehydration plus bathroom use. Noticed it wasn't as easy to fall asleep. Woke up ate some protein. So skipped breakfast to compensate for extra protein intake last night. Goal is to not drink soda and stay away from carbs. Plus a glass of red wine every night. Red wine has anti aging compounds.


    Not diagnosed with any chronic conditions and no surgical history.
  6. When I did rapid weight loss in past, I would check weight in morning and at night time before bed. I noticed every morning there would be a 2 lbs weight difference. Its mostly from dehydration of sleep. I would try to keep calorie intake under 2000 calories. And lbs would drop fast. With aerobic exercise they would drop even faster.

    Last 7 years started doing more outdoor stuff in terms of property maintenance. The extra bulk and weight helped moving logs and chainsawing. Maintaining large amount of acreage, the extra bulk is needed at times.
  7. spindr0


    I'd suggest that you avoid all of the obsessiveness and radical dietary changes. Skip the daily weigh ins. Once a week is plenty and only in the morning.

    Changing your lifestyle gradually will be more successful and less stressful. Substitute complex carbs for simple carbs and bump up the exercise slowly. Eliminate the junk. In time, the weight will come off and your body will adapt and be less likely to have snap back weight gain.

    Good luck.
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  8. Visaria


    U are v unhealthy and you need to lose a lot of fat asap. 1700 calories a day, 180g of protein, heavy weights in gym 3 to 4x a week.

    Weigh yourself everyday and keep a log.

    Probably lose about 1% to 2% of bodyweight a week. If you start plateauing drop calories by a 100.
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  9. 1/1/18, falling asleep still took time. Concentrating pinpointly helped. I don’t remember when I fell asleep. I was pretty disciplined throughout the day. Ate two veggie wraps for dinner. No soda or massive carbs. Exercised aerobic for 30 minutes plus outdoors work in single digit temps.

    Main vice is still coffee every day. Coffee has been shone to have protective effects. May get snowshoes to hike the trails on property.

    Walking or hiking has been shown to increase neuronal growth in frontal lobes.
    #10     Jan 2, 2018