Start Weight:(05 May 14) 254.0 lb
Current Weight:(19 Sep 14) 226.0 lb
Goal Weight:190.0 lb
following: jmb3450's own diet
performance: losing 1.8 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 even then I struggled with eating habits and gained weight easily. 25 years of poor eating habits go by....3 years ago I was diagnosed with coronary artery disease and had 5 stents placed in my coronary arteries, have been told I'll likely need bypass surgery at some point in the future. Over the past year my blood sugar levels have been creeping up, getting close to pre-diabetic levels. Dec 2013 I fell off the roof onto my back on an asphalt driveway, fractured my L5 vertebrae, broke 2 ribs and punctured a lung....from that I'm now having back pain, numbness and nerve pain in my lower torso and legs/feet. So I have multiple important reasons to eat better, lose weight, exercise, and live a healthier lifestyle.

I'm tired of feeling like crap and constant worry about my health. My heaviest known weight was about 279 lbs. May 1, 2014 = a new start after a couple years on fatsecret and no change in anything. It's time to be intentional and take control of the things I am able to do for my health. Diets do not work, they've always been a temporary weight loss that just comes back, so this is a lifestyle change. Looking forward to a healthier and happier me, one day at a time. :)

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

@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
How my calories should I be eating each day?
Ditto what Bill said. I would only add to make sure you're taking in enough calories per day to keep your metabolism going. That's something you have to determine but tools like the body weight simulator Bill mentioned can help you figure it out. Best wishes to you in reaching your goals.
posted 15 Jun 2014, 20:39
Why would you eat nuts?
jparlett you wrote: "You have to make friends with your temptations and approach those things in a mindful way"

I love that, make friends with your temptations. Going to save that, thanks.
posted 12 Jun 2014, 13:21
ratio of carbs, fats and protein
I may not understand your question, but I think that ratio could be very different depending what diet plan you're following. A low carb diet would look very different from a low fat diet or a flexible dieting plan like IIFYM. What diet plan do you have in mind?

posted 10 Jun 2014, 13:20
E-M-E-R-G-E-N-C-Y...I'm hungry! (Portable Snacks Quick List)
Very enjoyable post, you write well LuC2. And I'm honored to have given even the littlest bit of inspiration! Smile I like the nuts and tuna pouch ideas. The hard part for me would be leave the nuts alone till I was hungry.
posted 03 Jun 2014, 21:18
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19 September 2014

I'm finally going in the right direction with my weight again after no progress for about 3 weeks. Just saying "NO" to the huge cake sitting in the ...
on diet jmb3450's own diet  losing 1.8 lb a week

12 September 2014

As I said yesterday I'm in a rut, not really going up or down. My own fault of course, can't get lazy about this and expect results. Tomorrow evening ...
on diet jmb3450's own diet  gaining 0.6 lb a week

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