Start Weight:(05 Jan 14) 204.3 lb
Current Weight:(28 Jan 16) 185.1 lb
Goal Weight:140.0 lb
following: JovialJ's own diet
performance: losing 6.0 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 , 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 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 & protein have 4 calories per g.
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.

FatSecret member since: 05 Jan 14

JovialJ's Weight History

JovialJ's Latest Member Challenges

  Lose 20 lbs by first day of spring (March 20th).
status: In Progress
currently: Week 4 of 9
end date: Monday 21 Mar 16
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  Lose 1lb per week - 12 week challenge
status: In Progress
currently: Week 5 of 12
end date: Monday 04 Apr 16
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JovialJ's Buddies

Online now jmb3450
last weighin: losing 0.6 lb a week Down
Online now RkTkFx
last weighin: gaining 7.7 lb a week Up
last weighin: gaining 11.2 lb a week Up
last weighin: losing 2.6 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

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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25 January 2016

Starting a new week and feeling determined. Fasting today.
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14 January 2016

Yesterday was the 1st day of doing a 24 hr fast. It was not as difficult as I thought it might be. I think it caused me to get quiet as DH asked me what ...
on diet JovialJ's own diet  losing 6.3 lb a week

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