About a year
Former history professor, now renovating a former nursing home; member, National Weight Control Registry
59 years old; married, five children, five grandchildren
38- to 30-inch waist
Biking; walking half hour daily with his beagle; learning about nutrition; drinking almond milk, eating five to six small meals daily
Fitday.com, uses it to analyze and track daily nutrients and calories
Up to 10 servings daily of fruit and vegetables, especially apples, blueberries, tomatoes, squash and broccoli from his garden.
Homemade applesauce, frozen yogurt, dark chocolate
To stop eating before feeling too full.
Never really tried to lose weight before, still doesn't "diet."
Stepped on scale to find he weighed 212 pounds--too much for his 5-foot, 9-inch frame
Dropping a pant sizes; finding clothes that fit
Improved blood pressure and blood fats, including cholesterol and triglycerides; better resting heart rate; more energy; increased flexibility; no more acid reflux.