Joined January 2011
Weight History

Start Weight
235.0 lb
Lost so far: 46.0 lb

Current Weight
189.0 lb
Performance: losing 0.3 lb a week

Goal Weight
225.0 lb
Still to go: 36.0 lb
I'm 5'6" and I weigh 235lbs. I am happily married to the bestest husband in the world. I have three kids, four stepkids, and 18 grandkids total.

I am a medical lab technician by trade, but am thinking of changing careers to biomedical engineer. (The cost is scaring me from trying right now. It's so prohibitive!)

I love the blues and old movies. I love bike riding, mushroom hunting, hiking, reading and playing online roleplaying games. My greatest talent is in the kitchen. I love to cook and experiment with new things.

I'm talkative (online) and tend to be a smart aleck at times. I love humorous stories whether in movie or book format. I think my favorite comical book of all time is Terry Pratchet's "Grim Reaper". The funniest book I've ever read. I also really like the series "All Creatures Big and Small" by James Herriot. Janet Evanovitch keeps me rolling with her Stephanie Plum series.

Jennie-o's Weight History

Jennie-o's Latest Member Challenges

  Habit Forming: Food Tracking
status: Completed
ended: 21 Feb 11
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  Train for a 5K
status: Completed
ended: 28 Mar 11
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Jennie-o's Cookbook

cals: 153kcal | fat: 1.12g | carbs: 41.16g | prot: 9.38g
Crunchy Onion Rings
Healthy, delicious onion rings.
cals: 320kcal | fat: 12.76g | carbs: 47.30g | prot: 8.72g
Autumn Crunch Salad
A delicious green salad topped with apples, walnuts, low fat cheddar and red onion.
cals: 62kcal | fat: 7.02g | carbs: 0.64g | prot: 0.08g
Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette
Light and flavorful salad dressing for Mexican style salads.
cals: 199kcal | fat: 1.46g | carbs: 23.07g | prot: 21.91g
Crockpot Chicken Chili
A delicious, low fat, high fiber and hearty meal.
cals: 444kcal | fat: 41.37g | carbs: 18.93g | prot: 4.35g
An Arabic salad dish also known as tabouleh or tabouli, that's often used as part of a mezze.
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"Fake" oatmeal - more ills from Micky D's
Rereading my post I find that is so totally black and white. I'd like to make an addendum here. It's the parents' responsibility to influence how a child lives. Once that child walks out the door, the parents, in all reality have no say, only influence. A parent can pack a lunch for his/her child for school, but will the child eat it or ditch it for something more luxurious from the vending machine? Choices children make are largely influenced by parents' examples and lifestyles. If the parents are never there because of work or whatnot they will follow the example of their peers. So, while it IS the parents responsibility to TEACH the children good habits, it is also up to the child to make the correct choices, too. Sorry if I offfended anyone! :S
posted 25 Feb 2011, 11:17
I need HELP
It's tough to get motivated. I got motivated in the beginning because my stepson wanted to lose weight and wanted to lose it badly. He'd been obese all of his life. At age 4 the poor boy was a hundred pounds! We did the Warrior Diet together and it did work for me. I lost 30lbs, but then I let (italicize here) the holidays get the better of me.

I tried to get back into the swing of things as my stepson really pushed me to, but the diet no longer would work. I was getting down-hearted and ready to say "screw it all". Thanks to the wonderful advice by some folks here on this site I got re-motivated.

I am now eating three meals a day plus two or three snacks I find I have more energy and I'm happy because now I'm not going all day just to sit down and scarf one huge meal in a four hour period. I'm not dissing the Warrior's Diet, because it did work for me, but I'm finding that particular lifestyle just doesn't suit my body or my mind any more.

I am considered obese (228lbs) but I can out jog my grandkids, out bike, out walk, out chase (I'm slow, so I have the power of endurance on my side Very Happy ). I have bipolar disorder, bulging cervical discs that cause numbness and tingling down my left arm. It's also causing a great deal of pain in my shoulder. To top that one off, I'm noticing a lot of pain and weakness in my right elbow. It gets so that I can't hold any weight if I bend my arm.

I'm not trying to dismiss or minimize your obstacles. I'm just trying to let you know that we all have our own and we all do what we can to overcome them. I try to overcome mine by reading other members' journals to see how they did it or what they had to overcome in order to do it. It all boiled down to this: "Perseverance(sp?) and obstinance in their perseverance.

There are many fine exemplars here who did it w/o starving themselves or cutting out whole food groups. K8yk and KingCole are just two examples. Hoser is another good one. Just browse through the site and glean what info and motivation and inspiration you can. Like kokusho said: if you really want this bad enough, the time for excuses are over. If you came here so that your excuses would be validated, then getting advice or ideas from others won't help you in the least. I feel for you, but you can do this. I tell my hard-headed self that all the time. It took me 18 days to get down two pounds, but I did it! You just have to be willing to be patient with yourself and your obstacles. Of course, I'd rather have a bulldozer for mine... Very Happy

Good luck!
posted 24 Feb 2011, 20:27
"Fake" oatmeal - more ills from Micky D's
I read the article, M, and just laughed my tail off! Oh, my. I mean what did anyone expect?

As for childhood obesity, I concur, it IS the parents responsibility to ensure healthy habits. I'm not perfect, I've had my moments, but my kids ate healthy nearly all the time. We had a garden almost every summer and each girl had her own garden and chose what seeds and plants she wanted in her garden. It was so fun! I never had any problems getting them to eat their veggies, and I think that had a lot to do with it.

I also taught them to forage for food (I was such a totally weird mother) in the great outdoors and they know which mushrooms are edible, which foliage is okay to eat, when the berries are ripe, how to grind acorns into flour, etc... It was a fun time. I really miss that.

After rambling on and on and on, the point I am making is that as parents, we are responsible for setting the example. If we sit a lot, guess what our kids will do now and as adults. If we are active, guess how our kids are going to be now and in the future? It's a huge effort to be involved in our children, but hey, isn't that what raising children is all about? I miss it and would love to be able to do it again. I've said it over and over again to my kids when watching them deal w/ their children: You can't live by the credo do as I say, not as I do-- it just doesn't WORK! (I know, because I've been guilty of that, too ~sigh~) Did I just go totally off topic. I'm sorry... :/
posted 24 Feb 2011, 10:51
Fatsecret RDI / BMR / Your RDI
Sngglbnny: Sorry, I meant the calculations I did for the calories needed for weight loss. My bad. My BMR is 1745 according to that particular calc. told me I needed nearly 3200 cals a day to maintain... wth??? Um, NO! Smile
posted 22 Feb 2011, 17:27
Any anemics out there? lol
Don't I know it. Pity the poor fool who married me! Laughing
posted 20 Feb 2011, 20:30
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