Start Weight:(05 Jan 14) 204.3 lb
Current Weight:(22 Oct 14) 178.6 lb
Goal Weight:140.0 lb
following: JovialJ's own diet
performance: gaining 3.7 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

  No Candy for Halloween Week!
starts in: 5 days
duration: 7 days
day 1: Monday 27 Oct 14
  30 minutes of Activity per day
status: In Progress
currently: Week 3 of 12
end date: Monday 29 Dec 14
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JovialJ's Buddies

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last weighin: losing 1.9 lb a week Down
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last weighin: gaining 4.2 lb a week Up
on diet MY WAY
last weighin: losing 0.8 lb a week Down

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

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
After 2 years, it's been tough but I'm proud
Congratulations for following through with finding activities that help you. Being aware of how you want to feel and what your goals are is something great no matter what age you are. Many of us struggle with feeling stress and pressure whether we put it on ourselves or it is put on us by loved ones. Your success, frame of mind and determination are inspiring. J
posted 23 Feb 2014, 17:12
wooo hoooo i did it i did it
What a great start. You will surprise your self at how much you really can do. And you had the motivation and determination to do it. Smile J
posted 19 Feb 2014, 17:19
Back pain cured, from better diet. Immediately !!!
If you're getting good results then keep doing what works. Thanks for all of the support and helpful comments. J
posted 26 Jan 2014, 21:46
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22 October 2014

No exercise yesterday to speak of but today is better. Feeling more energized today. J
on diet JovialJ's own diet  gaining 3.7 lb a week

19 October 2014

Getting a slow start to my Sunday. Been watching cooking shows. OMG, they use so much butter. I like it a lot and do use it, but not that much. So, Now ...
on diet JovialJ's own diet  losing 0.8 lb a week

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