Start Weight:(05 Jan 14) 204.3 lb
Current Weight:(11 Nov 14) 173.6 lb
Goal Weight:140.0 lb
following: JovialJ's own diet
performance: Steady

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

  No Candy for Halloween Week!
status: Completed
ended: 03 Nov 14
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  30 minutes of Activity per day
status: In Progress
currently: Week 8 of 12
end date: Monday 29 Dec 14
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last weighin: gaining 4.2 lb a week Up
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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

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
kitchen question, totally off topic
That is a good place for things you use infrequently, pie tins, flower vases, Big pots only used during the holidays or even things that are not kitchen related. j
posted 10 Aug 2014, 14:19
Older Yet Feeling I can finally lose the weight no longer how long it takes!
Welcome to FS and good luck to you. There are so many people who start with no more than an intention to make better choices and get healthier as they go. Your FS friends will be happy to support you and make helpful suggestions so you can reach your goals and know the sweet sensation of success. J
posted 18 Apr 2014, 01:37
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11 November 2014

holding steady again. It's ok. I consider this a win. J
on diet JovialJ's own diet  steady weight

09 November 2014

Staying in the yellow zone for today. Yes, I'll take it. Feeling motivated toward my goals today. It took quite a while to get back to this mindset but ...
on diet JovialJ's own diet  losing 1.4 lb a week

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