Start Weight:(05 May 14) 254.0 lb
Current Weight:(30 Jan 15) 212.5 lb
Goal Weight:190.0 lb
following: jmb3450's own diet
performance: losing 0.5 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 youth 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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ended: 03 Aug 14
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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

Eating Plans for the Super Bowl - watcha gonna do?
Cool recipe links, that cauliflower crust looks great, definitely will try it!
posted 29 Jan 2015, 20:50
Eating Plans for the Super Bowl - watcha gonna do?
I did a "test" of the Superbowl pizza tonight, here it is. As made it's a 10" thin crust pizza, 700 calories, man was it good. It's a keeper for Sunday!

posted 29 Jan 2015, 19:26
Eating Plans for the Super Bowl - watcha gonna do?
Lynn915RN, nothing wrong with that plan. Extra money sounds great and you can always watch the commercials later, I think they're available on youtube or something like that.
posted 29 Jan 2015, 10:52
Visual Motivation Ideas Anyone?
I have a couple pictures of myself from years ago on my fridge, I was in High School then, an athlete and in the best shape of my life. Not that I can get back there again but it's motivation to hopefully do the best job of it a 50 something year old guy can do.

The paper clips are a great idea, a nice visual way of tracking your progress that you can see without having to be online.

Here's another idea, maybe a visual too. Have a clear glass jar with a metal lid, cut a slit in the lid, for every pound lost put X amount of money in the jar. You can't open the jar until you reach X weight goal you set for yourself. Then you take the money and go buy yourself some new nice fitting clothes? My wife is thinking of joining me in the journey and I think that would be a great motivator for her.
posted 29 Jan 2015, 09:30
Eating Plans for the Super Bowl - watcha gonna do?
I love wings too although I don't eat them that often. But that's why I'm doing the Buffalo Cauliflower, it's really tasty and a decent substitute. Baked wings are good too, I like to crisp them up with the broiler at the end.

Having said that I think I'm due a trip to the Anchor Bar for the real thing next time I'm in Buffalo. That'll result in a temporary weight gain that'll be worth working off. Smile
posted 29 Jan 2015, 08:47
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30 January 2015

The hardest fought for half pound I've lost. I think the easy pounds are gone and the next 22 will be slower. I wanted to post a couple of progress ...
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29 January 2015

According to the scale I've finally worked off last weekend's splurge and am under my last weigh-in. Today I'll target 1500 calories again which will ...
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