Start Weight:(05 May 14) 254.0 lb
Current Weight:(29 Nov 15) 197.0 lb
Goal Weight:190.0 lb
following: jmb3450's own diet
performance: gaining 2.8 lb a week

Male, 57 years old, married, 7 kids between my wife and myself, 4 grandkids, was very athletic and in great shape in my youth but years of poor eating habits resulted in coronary artery disease, 5 stents in my arteries, and pre-diabetic blood sugar levels. December 2013 I fell off my roof onto an asphalt driveway causing some back injury.

The good news - May 1, 2014 I got to the point where I was ready to seriously take control of my health and since have been working on eating better, exercising, and losing weight. I’ve gone from having difficulty walking due to my back injuries, to being able to jog and do sprints with no pain at all. Lab work on my blood is greatly improved, cholesterol levels now excellent and blood sugar is in the normal range. I'm off blood pressure meds and have greatly reduced my statin dosage. Initial goal weight is 190lbs, where I'll re-evaluate and set a new goal.


Heaviest known weight: 279 lbs. Waist: 44 inches Est. body fat: 37%
Weight May 1, 2014 - 254 lbs
October 10, 2014 – 221.8 lbs, over halfway to my goal.
April 3, 2015 - Under 210 lbs
April 13, 2015 - Per nuclear stress test, normal open blood flow to my heart. Was previously restricted.
July 15, 2015 - 198.8 lbs - Under 200 lbs.
September 11, 2015 - Ran first 5K since I was in my 20's

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jmb3450's Cookbook

cals: 130kcal | fat: 8.05g | carbs: 15.76g | prot: 1.47g
Roasted Spaghetti Squash
Oven-roasted spaghetti squash makes a unique side dish or light supper.
cals: 173kcal | fat: 4.57g | carbs: 31.92g | prot: 2.06g
Baked Sweet Potato Fries II
Sweet potatoes don't just belong in a casserole on the holidays, with this recipe you can incorporate sweet potatoes into your regular dinner rotation very easily.
cals: 92kcal | fat: 1.78g | carbs: 13.72g | prot: 6.11g
Baked Zucchini Chips
A quick, healthy way to use some zucchini from your garden (or pantry).
cals: 153kcal | fat: 0.46g | carbs: 32.17g | prot: 8.63g
Green Bean Fries
Not your every day fast food fries, minus the calories, fat and all the other junk.
cals: 153kcal | fat: 1.12g | carbs: 41.16g | prot: 9.38g
Crunchy Onion Rings
Healthy, delicious onion rings.
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jmb3450's Latest Posts

bad cholesterol
Taking cinnamon, red yeast rice, and fish oil has been shown to be helpful. I was just reading yesterday that coffee can have that effect, as can coconut oil (raises HDL, lowers LDL). Other things that have been effective are losing weight, consuming more fiber, exercise. There's lots of info. on the Internet of natural ways to lower cholesterol, google it and you'll find lots of stuff to read and research.
posted 24 Nov 2015, 12:38
Desk work / Long hours
My job is primarily desk work most days. I get up and move around as much as I can, always look for the longest route if I make a trip elsewhere in the building. Almost every day I spend my lunch time walking or exercising. I find that unless I'm intentional about getting in activity/exercise so that I make it happen, it won't happen. After a while it becomes a habit.
posted 24 Nov 2015, 07:33
Intermittent fasting
Just to clarify, there is a difference between fasting for longer periods, like a day or more, and doing something like 16:8 intermittent fasting. I would not recommend someone fast for an extended period of time as a quick fix. But I disagree that 16:8 intermittent fasting is a quick or temporary fix. Done properly you still eat your allotted RDI, it has several health benefits, and can be done as part of a healthy lifestyle.
posted 05 Nov 2015, 08:20
Intermittent fasting
Intermittent fasting can be part of a lifestyle and sustainable. It doesn't mean that you eat fewer calories or nutrients in a day than you would otherwise, just that you eat them during a smaller window of time during the day. For example if you're doing 16:8 IF, you fast 16 hours and eat your RDI within the remaining 8 hours of the day. I don't do it every day but when I'm on track with my eating plan I usually do it a couple days a week. It helps me feel fuller because I squeeze my normal amount of food into a smaller window of time eating it.
posted 05 Nov 2015, 07:08
Where is everyone from?
Born in Washington DC, live in Middletown, Maryland.
posted 29 Sep 2015, 14:29
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29 November 2015

197lbs. That being after 2 Thanksgiving celebrations and 2 days spent driving, I won't complain. Enjoyed great family time with good food, desserts, ...
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25 November 2015

Wishing everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!
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