Start Weight:(05 May 14) 254.0 lb
Current Weight:(25 Jul 15) 201.6 lb
Goal Weight:190.0 lb
following: jmb3450's own diet
performance: gaining 1.8 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 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.
April 3, 2015 - Under 210 lbs
July 15, 2015 - 198.8 lbs - Under 200 lbs.

FatSecret member since: 03 May 12

jmb3450's Weight History

jmb3450's Latest Member Challenges

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jmb3450's Buddies

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last weighin: gaining 1.7 lb a week Up
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last weighin: losing 0.8 lb a week Down

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

"Tricks of the Trade". Fool Me Once Shame On You. Fool Me Twice Shame On Me.
Glaun I've done the same thing also. Or look at the food database and find there are multiple choices to select for a food item and calorie counts are different. Choose the one with the fewest calories and now you have more you can eat. Or underestimate portions, like the huge portions of ice cream from a vendor at an event was only a half-cup serving, when it was in reality 5 of them. Used to do that stuff a lot, not so much anymore although I still have to go back to my food journal at times the next day and make adjustments. I try to be honest, nothing to be gained in fudging the numbers except pounds around my middle.

posted 30 Jul 2015, 10:59
Throwback Thursday!
Fantastic transformation ChristyLA, looking good!
posted 30 Jul 2015, 07:19
Macros Countdown please!
Ditto, would be nice. Sounds simple enough! Smile
posted 29 Jul 2015, 16:16
New to FatSecret, but want to share my own story
Great job. You have a good mature approach to eating and your diet especially for a 16 year old. Hope you get accepted into the college program.
posted 06 Jul 2015, 10:44
A bit frustrated
Diablo not going to argue but "carbs are carbs" is not for everyone. Simple carbs especially sugar effect me differently and I count every gram I eat, don't care what info. you can find out there that says differently. I know how it effects me and I'm not the only one that way.
posted 30 Jun 2015, 10:34
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29 July 2015

Back into onederland this morning, will see if I can get below my weigh in of 2 weeks ago by Saturday, that would be nice but will only happen if I do ...
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28 July 2015

Whew! Finally feel like I'm back on track today. Yesterday's calorie count while over budget wasn't horrible, but it was an eating disaster as far as ...
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50's with 50-100 lbs to Lose
50 somethings with 50-100 pounds to lose.

50's with 50 plus to loose
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