Start Weight:(05 May 14) 254.0 lb
Current Weight:(31 Jan 16) 192.4 lb
Goal Weight:190.0 lb
following: jmb3450's own diet
performance: losing 0.6 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

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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Fitbit FAIL
Great news Bill, I'm glad they came through for you. My experience with their customer support has been good, they replaced my wife's Charge HR when it malfunctioned.
posted 09 Feb 2016, 06:32
Exercise burn
I assume that mowing grass as Fatsecret defines it for exercise means walking and pushing a lawn mower around the yard. Mowing on a riding mower would be a similar calorie burn to driving a car.
posted 01 Feb 2016, 14:20
Penis size
Too bad I can't make bigger smiley faces. Smile Smile
posted 20 Jan 2016, 12:20
Penis size
So why is it no guys have responded?? Smile I'll be brave. Speaking from experience too! There's a pad of fat on the front of the lower abdomen where the penis is, losing weight makes that get smaller. As that reduces, more of the penis is exposed on the outside. So it doesn't get any bigger, but more is exposed so there is more exterior length. Just a bonus of weight loss if you're a guy. Smile How much exterior length is added probably depends on the person, I guess.
posted 20 Jan 2016, 12:17
Fitbit FAIL
Bill, I had some problems with accurate heart rate measurement on my Charge HR during exercise. Most often when I'm doing something more strenuous - at times it would "lose" my rate and when I'd check the display there would be two dashes instead of a number. Adjusting the position of the band on my wrist seemed to help but it would happen again. I also noticed times when I'd be on the exercise bike with my hands on the bike's pulse sensors which are on either side of the seat by my hips. Gripping them and holding to compare the heart rate of the bike to the heart rate on my fitbit, the fitbit often would lose my rate and not report a number. Having my arms up, it seemed to do a better job of finding an accurate heart rate.

So how to resolve this? The advice on fitbit forums and their website/instructions is that during exercise the heart rate function works better if you wear the device farther up your arm. There's more blood flow there and the device picks up your pulse better in that location when you're exerting yourself and moving around. The problem I found is that when I loosen the band so it fits farther up my wrist it just slides down easily when I move around and then is sitting loosely around the bottom of my wrist.

My solution to the problem: When I exercise I loosen the band 2 or 3 notches from where I normally have it so it fits farther up my arm, then slide on a wrist sweatband. The sweatband comfortably holds the device in place farther up my wrist and I haven't had any problems with it losing my heart rate no matter what I do.

Sometimes when I first put the device on it'll register too high a heart rate but that's only for less than a minute...I assume it's because it's just been put in place and takes a bit to detect my pulse correctly. You might consider trying the sweatband trick and see if that helps, it would be a quick and inexpensive experiment. Otherwise perhaps your fitbit has an issue? My wife's first one went defective and the battery wouldn't hold a charge, the company replaced it.

posted 13 Jan 2016, 07:38
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