I'm Losing Weight On 767 Calories A Day

I'm fat. I've been fat from the time I was about 7 years old up until today, with a very brief respite in high school where I held to a more or less "average weight" for a couple of years. I'm not "morbidly obese" along the lines of the Half Ton Man, but at just a touch under 5 foot 7 inches tall, I reached 332 lbs when I was finally diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes and woke up to the fact that my gluttony had finally impeded upon my life too much to be allowed to continue.

Since that time I'd lost about 50 lbs, but still had a long way to go. I never expected to reach the bottom of the "insurance scale" of weight which calls for me to walk around at a virtually anorexic 132 lbs., but I have a number that starts with 1 as my goal. 199 lbs. would be just fine, thank you very much.

Six days ago I took a deep breath and started in earnest to drop the flab. I have kept meticulous track of each and every calorie that passes my lips, and my current average is 767 a day. Yes, I am well aware that to drop down your caloric intake to such an incredibly low level is not healthy and I have no intention of keeping this up forever. However, I am absolutely not hungry. Not at all. Yesterday, in fact, I felt so overfull I thought I was going to lose my dinner!

How does a guy like me who has had more than his share of 10,000 calorie days (yes, Virginia... ten thousand calories or more in just one 24 hour period) go down to living on the calories that would starve a sparrow? Well, I'm not "doing a diet." I'm eating just whatever the heck I feel like, including burritos and pizza, but I'm just making the portion microscopic!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

White bread, 2 slices, 150
Ketchup, 2.5 tablespoons, 40
Egg white, 1 large, 16 calories.
Tomato raw, 1 medium, 24 calories.
Squash, summer, zucchini, includes skin, raw, 812 grams, 129.92 calories.
Orange drink, breakfast type, with juice and pulp, frozen concentrate, prepared with water, 1 cup, 112.5 calories.
Garlic, 7.5 pieces, 30 calories.
Vinegar, balsamic, 0.15 cup, 33.66 calories.
Beef, top sirloin, separable lean only, trimmed to 0" fat, cooked, broiled, 160 grams, 292.8 calories.
2% milk, 4 ounces, 59.94 calories.
This Day's Total: 888.82 calories.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

White bread, 2 slices, 150 calories.
Flour Tortillas (Old El Paso), 1 pieces, 190 calories.
Tomatoes, red, ripe, raw, year round average, 1 cup, 26.82 calories.
Carrots, raw, 280 grams, 114.8 calories.
This Day's Total: 481.62 calories.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Flour Tortillas (Old El Paso), 2 pieces, 380 calories.
Tomatoes, red, ripe, raw, year round average, 1 cup, 26.82 calories.
Blueberries, frozen, unsweetened, 2.1 cup, unthawed, 166 calories.
Carrots, raw, 0.6 cup, chopped, 31.49 calories.
This Day's Total: 604.31 calories.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

White bread, 4 slices, 300 calories.
Beef, top sirloin, separable lean only, trimmed to 0" fat, cooked, broiled, 285 grams, 520 calories.
This Day's Total: 820 calories.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Pizza, The Deluxe, Individual, 3.99 ounces, 809.45 calories.
Beef, Ground, regular, pan-fried, well done, 4.57 ounces, 369.94 calories.
Blueberries, frozen, unsweetened, 1.39 cup, unthawed, 109.88 calories.
This Day's Total: 1289.27 calories.

Monday, September 28, 2009

2% Milk, Regular Size, 12 fluid ounces, 181.2 calories.
Kelloggs Raisin bran cereal, 80 grams, 338.03 calories.
This Day's Total: 519.23 calories.

Six Day Total Nutritional Values:

Calories: 4603. Protein (g): 219.92, Fat (g): 106.36, Carbs (g): 649.27, Fiber (g): 54.26, Saturated Fats (g): 21.4, Sugar (g): 134.7, Sodium (mg): 6857, Cholesterol (mg): 245.56.

Six days of this and I've lost exactly 10 lbs. These are first week Biggest Loser numbers. And my daily exercise routine still extends to little more than getting up off my butt to have a shower!

Continued In: I'm Losing Weight On 767 Calories A Day, Part II

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Christa Dovel 7 years ago from The Rocky Mountains, North America

767 Calories - Yikes! That sounds like starvation... and I am not one for being hungry. Good luck to you, and don't forget nutrition. Healthy foods tend to have more bulk and keep one full longer than pre-made processed foods.


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Hal Licino 7 years ago from Toronto Author

That's the amazing thing. I'm as full as if I had been having my typical favorite meal of 600 grams of pasta (uncooked weight) + 1.5 lbs. of ground beef + .5 lbs. of peas + 150 grams of grated parmigiano reggiano + 100 grams of butter! That is an outrageous 5,700 calories and one day last week I had that for lunch and 500 grams (uncooked) of rice in a huge risotto for dinner. That was very obviously a 10K calorie day. It's VERY strange, but I don't know why I'm not even the slightest bit hungry now and haven't been for six days. I guess it must be a blessing! :)


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Christa Dovel 7 years ago from The Rocky Mountains, North America

I'm glad for you.


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Hal Licino 7 years ago from Toronto Author

I did have some mild duodenitis which led to slow passage about a decade ago, so I wonder if it's back. No other ill effects so I guess I shouldn't look a gift horse in the duodenum! :)


AnnieMary 7 years ago from UK

Well done

Seems to be working for you. I don't like to be hungy though.

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Shalini Kagal 7 years ago from India

10 lbs in a week? That's great Hal! Don't overdo it - you might just get blown off by the next gust of wind :D


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Hal Licino 7 years ago from Toronto Author

Annie Mary: That's the amazing thing. I am seriously wondering if it is duodenitis because here I am on Day 8 of eating like a sparrow, and I'm not even remotely hungry!

Shalini: Considering I'm still 274 lbs., the gust of wind would have to be an F5 tornado! :)


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quicksand 7 years ago

Or Richter9!


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edguider 7 years ago

10 lbs in a week, wow!!!! Great hub, good luck and thanks for sharing this hub..


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Hal Licino 7 years ago from Toronto Author

quicksand: I went through an 7.4 point Richter once. I looked down at my belly and said it must be jelly cuz jam don't shake like that! :)

edguider: Thanks! 15 lbs. to date and still dropping! :)


nicomp 7 years ago

Give us an update!


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Hal Licino 7 years ago from Toronto Author

Completely flatlined about a month ago. Over a period of a couple of days I got a NORMAL appetite back, and I haven't gained or lost an ounce yet. I do wonder in the way that it came on suddenly and disappeared just as suddenly if it really wasn't an attack of duodenitis!


foxjourmey 3 years ago

You are very inspiring, 10 lbs in a week. I will try to mimic what you are doing; more on the greens. Good luck to your journey friend.

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