Start Weight:(05 May 14) 254.0 lb
Current Weight:(17 Oct 14) 220.5 lb
Goal Weight:190.0 lb
following: jmb3450's own diet
performance: losing 1.3 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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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
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
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21 October 2014

221.4 lbs this morning, up a little from yesterday. I ate over my RDI yesterday but not badly and got lots of exercise and activity. Will plan to eat ...
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20 October 2014

221 lbs this morning, half pound up from Friday. I'm happy with that considering there was a pig roast on Saturday and pot luck on Sunday plus I was still ...
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