JovialJ

Start Weight:(05 Jan 14) 215.0 lb
Current Weight:(24 Apr 17) 203.7 lb
Goal Weight:140.0 lb
following: JovialJ's own diet
performance: gaining 0.2 lb a week

Hi, I am married, a 66 year old Mom to 3 adults(1 deceased) & semi-retired. Have been a FS member for almost 2 years. My goal is to lose 65 lbs. Prior to this, I lost 25lb, hit a rough patch and found it again and more. (Ugh!) Today, 2/07/17, I am aware that I must track, attend to and really work for better health and weight. I know that FS tools and supportive people really help with keeping me on track, encouraged and focused. Feeling resigned to my starting place and determined to make the necessary changes. I remember how good it felt to carry less weight.

Several people have inspired me to choose a mini goal.

MG 200 Lb - Treat = an evening round of mini-golf and foozball.
MG 185 Lb - Treat = dinner out
MG 170 Lb - Treat = go to a play
MG 155 Lb - Treat = Buy an outfit
MG 140 LB - Take a mini vacation
MG 140 LB - to be determined

For my height, 5'5", I walk about 2000 steps a mile.
Starting BMI is 36.3. Obese is anything above 30.0

BMI goals 198 lb is half-way to the merely overweight category from my
starting weight of 218
178 Lb eases me into overweight 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 the under weight area.
Ha Ha never going to get there again.
I am losing approx 1.5 lb per week. Targeting Feb-March of 2018 for maintenance. If not then, soon after. :)

2000 steps in a mile, Fat has 9 calories per gram, carbs & protein have 4 calories per g.1, 1 fld ltr =38.8 oz.(216 lb requires that I drink 108 oz. daily) 1 Tbs of butter has about 11 g or 99 calories+. Sodium range 1500-2300mg. Try for protein 160 g, 47% , fat 38 g, 25% & carbs 97 g, 28%. About 1300 cal keeps me at current wgt. 1 lb = 3500 cal. 29 gm of sugar= 1 tsp. 1 apple= 19gm sugar.

FatSecret member since: 05 Jan 14

JovialJ's Weight History


JovialJ's Latest Member Challenges

80
  Move More, Sit Less
status: In Progress
currently: Week 4 of 12
end date: Monday 19 Jun 17
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41
  Water Hydration
status: Completed
ended: 27 Mar 17
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JovialJ's Buddies

Online now John10251
last weighin: losing 1.4 lb a week Down
 
Online now ClassicRocker
last weighin: losing 7.0 lb a week Down
Online now LaShrebeka_BeastMode
last weighin: gaining 0.2 lb a week Up
 
Online now diehard3
on diet Atkins
last weighin: gaining 0.2 lb a week Up


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

95% of people who lose it, gain it back!
Jeri, Your comments, suggestions and example are always helpful and supportive. Good luck as you continue on in maintenance mode.
posted 28 Oct 2015, 23:13
Starting over.
Hi Karen, I'm there with you. I regained all I had lost over about 6 months and started over. Now I remember the things I did to have success before. Exercising is not something I jump up and down about and yet it is part of what helped me succeed before and I had only reached half-way to my goal. Some how this time I feel very motivated and have patience with the fact that it will take time. I know people who stayed with their WOE and made steady if slow progress, then have been able to maintain their goal weights. We can be just like them given enough dedication and desire to reach our goals. Lets do this!
posted 11 Oct 2015, 23:14
Constipation issues
Look into using magnesium supplements too. Magnesium is good for cramping feet and legs but has the effect of loosening the bowels too. I take it regularly and have no problems with constipation.
posted 08 Oct 2015, 11:38
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
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24 April 2017

I relaxed my focus about eating during a 3 day period of visiting and socializing Friday through Sunday. Even so, I tracked my intake and didn't throw ...
on diet JovialJ's own diet  

24 April 2017

I relaxed my focus about eating during a 3 day period of visiting and socializing Friday through Sunday. Even so, I tracked my intake and didn't throw ...
on diet JovialJ's own diet  

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Morbid Obesity Buddies
Welcome to "THE MOB". This group is for people who are Morbidly Obese who need support from other people who get it!

Health by the Numbers
Our 'numbers geeks' discuss improving health through scientific strategies and tracking results. Don't freak out -- GEEK out!

Faster, you faster!
For those interested in pursuing or discussing traditional fasting.

Ladies needing Weightloss Support and buddies.
Ladies that are looking for support and to be supportive as well.

60+ with 50-100 lbs to Lose
60+ with 50-100 pounds to lose.

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