Start Weight:(05 Jan 14) 204.3 lb
Current Weight:(31 Aug 15) 200.2 lb
Goal Weight:140.0 lb
following: JovialJ's own diet
performance: losing 1.4 lb a week

Hi, I am married, a 65 year old Mom to 3 adults & recently retired. Have been a FS member for almost 2 years. My goal is to lose 60 lbs. Prior to this, I lost 25lb, hit a rough patch and found it again. Today, 8/11/15, I am starting over on the journey to my goal. I know that FS tools and supportive people really help with keeping me on track, encouraged and focused.

So, several people have inspired me to choose a mini goal.

Mini goal 185 Lb Treat = dinner out
Mini goal 170 Lb Treat = go to a play
Mini goal 155 Lb Treat = Buy an outfit
Mini goal 140 LB Take a mini vacation

Mini goal 140 LB

My goal divided by quarters + 188, 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.

Starting BMI is 33.9. Obese is anything above 30.0

BMI goals 178 Lb eases me into over weight category.
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.

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. Daily protein goal 46 grams for sedentary woman, 25% of calories.

FatSecret member since: 05 Jan 14

JovialJ's Weight History

JovialJ's Latest Member Challenges

  Track It or Back Track - Daily Accountability
status: Completed
ended: 31 Aug 15
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  Walk a mile a day
status: Completed
ended: 02 Mar 15
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last weighin: losing 19.1 lb a week Down
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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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calculatig the exerices
I could be wrong, but it looks like the number we start with is the number of expected calories it takes to maintain a stable weight. When we exercise, because we are burning calories, the number required to maintain stable weight increases. I am not sure how accurate it is.
posted 27 May 2015, 00:02
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
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19 August 2015

Went to the corner bakery for a sandwich and salad combo. Did not eat the chips, drank water and stayed under my planned calories. Feeling good about my ...
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18 August 2015

I did fairly well with watching calories yesterday even though my food choices could have been better. Plan on sticking with it again today. I kind of ...
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