Start Weight:(05 Jan 14) 204.3 lb
Current Weight:(03 May 15) 195.4 lb
Goal Weight:140.0 lb
following: JovialJ's own diet
performance: gaining 0.4 lb a week

Hi, I am married, a 64 year old Mom to 3 adults & recently retired. I have been heavy all of my adult life and have hope of changing that statistic. Exercise has never been a big draw, but I surprised my self by sticking to it for about 6 months and then finally started to look forward to it. I had some health challenges that required lots of rest and am now ready to begin again. I look forward to supporting others as they journey toward a more healthful life and also look for support from others here. Yippie. Time to begin! J

So several people have inspired me to choose a mini goal. My husband likes to go out to eat, but I keep saying no because it will be bad for my gaining health goals. However, I did agree to a dinner out when I hit 185 lb. He has been better about not offering the snacks I don't want but do like.

Mini goal 185 Lb Treat = dinner out got to goal on 2/22/14 :)
Mini goal 170 Lb Treat = go to a play
Mini goal 155 Lb Treat = Buy an outfit
Mini goal 140 LB Treat to be determined

Mini goal 140 LB

My goal divided by quarters + 188(done 2/12), 1st quarter, 172, 2nd quarter, 156 3rd quarter, 140 4th quarter. Then maintain or see if another goal may be set.

For my height, 5'5", I walk about 2000 steps a mile.

BMI was at 33.9 when I started. Obese is anything above 30.0

BMI goals 178 Lb eases me into over weight category. (3/15/14)
162 Lb 1/2 way to Normal category
149 Lb eases me into the Normal category,
140 Lb my goal! at the top of the Normal category
131 Lb puts in the mid range of Normal BMI
110 Lb would put me in under weight area. Ha Ha never going to get there again. The only time I hit 108 was during a divorce. But It was fun to buy clothes in a size I will never see again. He He.

Fat has 9 calories per gram, carbs and protein have 4 calories per gram.
1 Tablespoon of butter has about 11 grams or 99 calories+. Sodium range 1500-2300mg.

FatSecret member since: 05 Jan 14

JovialJ's Weight History

JovialJ's Latest Member Challenges

  Walk a mile a day
status: Completed
ended: 02 Mar 15
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  One hour of yoga at least 2-3 times a week!
status: Completed
ended: 30 Mar 15
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JovialJ's Cookbook

cals: 134kcal | fat: 5.16g | carbs: 6.49g | prot: 14.41g
Salmon Cakes
Delicious salmon cakes made with seasoned breadcrumbs, egg and onion.
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JovialJ's Latest Posts

dance for exercise
This is a fun you tube, 40 minute, easy dance video. It's good for when no other kind of exercise seems appealing. No particular talent for dancing needed. Looked up: Zumba and this is what came up: Dance Workout for Dummies, Class for Beginners, Dance Workout
posted 04 Dec 2014, 19:40
carrdio and mood
Cardio core flow, a free video by Jessica smith really helped to lift my mood today. It's a great, not laying on the floor core strengthening 25 minute workout.
posted 02 Dec 2014, 14:07
Lack of love
Best on wishes in your decision about where to live. My hope for you is that even though nature didn't give you the mother you deserved; I hope that you find supportive women in your life that can fill that need. You may have to be very good at setting boundaries with someone who won't listen and will not change. The wonderful changes will occur in you as you refuse to go to the sad place and focus on what you want now. As I said good luck and great happiness to you. You are here and doing lots of things to take care of yourself. J
posted 09 Nov 2014, 21:52
Free workout videos
Thank you, all of you for sharing your tips. J
posted 26 Oct 2014, 22:50
Free workout videos
This website has some great free workout videos. J
posted 23 Oct 2014, 14:33
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I have a cold and want to eat everything in sight. On some primitive level, eating is associated with feeling better. I'm surprised my numbers continue ...
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21 April 2015

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