JovialJ
Joined January 2014
Posts
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Following
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Weight History

Start Weight
215.0 lb
Lost so far: 16.1 lb

Current Weight
198.9 lb
Performance: losing 1.1 lb a week

Goal Weight
140.0 lb
Still to go: 58.9 lb
Hi, I am married, a 67 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 weignt area.
Ha Ha never going to get there again.
I am losing approx 1.5 lb per week. Targeting September 30th 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.

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JovialJ's Latest Member Challenges

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  Fat For Fuel 🔥
status: In Progress
currently: Week 4 of 4
end date: Saturday 23 Dec 17
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  Move More, Sit Less
status: Completed
ended: 19 Jun 17
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JovialJ's Cookbook

cals: 48kcal | fat: 0.27g | carbs: 9.40g | prot: 2.57g
Peach Souffle
A light, practically fat free heavenly dessert.
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

Keto/LCHF/Banting
WOE is way of eating
posted 07 Oct 2017, 00:02
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
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12 December 2017

Ohhhhh, the scale is teasing me...I am flirting with onderland.
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05 November 2017

I had some vacation time and have had difficulty sticking with my intentions. We will see if I can be on track this next week.
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