Start Weight:(05 May 14) 254.0 lb
Current Weight:(27 Nov 14) 217.3 lb
Goal Weight:190.0 lb
following: jmb3450's own diet
performance: losing 2.8 lb a week

Male, 56 years old, married, 7 kids between my wife and myself, 4 grandkids, was very athletic and in great shape in my younger years but years of poor eating habits resulted in coronary artery disease, 5 stents in my arteries, and pre-diabetic blood sugar levels.

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 walk with ease and jog with little pain. Lab work on my blood is much better than before, cholesterol levels now excellent and blood sugar is in the normal range. My initial goal weight is 190lbs, where I'll re-evaluate and maybe set a new goal.


Heaviest known weight: 279 lbs.
Weight May 1, 2014: 254 lbs
October 10, 2014 – 221.8 lbs, over halfway to my goal.

FatSecret member since: 03 May 12

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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

What's in a name?
My initials plus the number for my work location, which was my computer sign-on ages ago when our school system went to personal computers at the workplace.

posted 05 Nov 2014, 14:29
no loss at waist
One suggestion for you would be to do some toning exercises for your middle, like stomach crunches, situps, etc. I'd also like to see my waist reducing in size faster than it is and have started to do some core toning/strengthening. The exercise won't get the fat off the middle any faster but will help tighten and tone the muscles which could lead to a slimmer middle. It sounds like you may have some physical limitations that might not allow more strenuous stuff like crunches or sit-ups....I would think that even simple stretches where you bend at the waist toward the front, back, or sides would help do some toning. Good luck, keep working at taking off the pounds and you'll see improvement in our waist.

posted 30 Oct 2014, 14:06
The Anti inflammatory diet
Hi Len, I see you're a fellow banjo player, cool. I've been doing some reading about diet and inflammation and working on changing my eating accordingly. I've got coronary artery disease and am hoping periodic fasting and eating to reduce inflammation in the body will help me in that regard. I certainly feel much better than I did 5 months ago.

posted 22 Oct 2014, 08:02
Needing advice
Sounds like you're on the right path, I'd just suggest being sure to log all your food carefully and account for everything. You'll find the balance in terms of calories/nutrients in and energy expended that you'll need to lose weight, then you'll know what you need to do. Best wishes for your success.

posted 02 Oct 2014, 10:33
@Draglist - Bill thank you very much for that article, that should be a must-read for everyone who's losing weight.

posted 17 Jun 2014, 08:58
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28 November 2014

220 lbs this morning, expected after yesterday's feast. I didn't stuff myself but I sure did enjoy it including a couple desserts. Fasting today for ...
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27 November 2014

Got in a good workout yesterday evening. Didn't get to 216 as I'd hoped this morning but did get to a new low and I'm happy with that. This will be a ...
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