jmb3450

Start Weight:(05 May 14) 254.0 lb
Current Weight:(03 Dec 16) 207.4 lb
Goal Weight:190.0 lb
following: jmb3450's own diet
performance: losing 6.5 lb a week

Male, 58 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.

Jim

Heaviest known weight: 279 lbs. Waist: 44 inches Est. body fat: 38-40%
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
March, 2016 - off blood pressure medication.

FatSecret member since: 03 May 12

jmb3450's Weight History


jmb3450's Latest Member Challenges

63
  22 Kill
status: Completed
ended: 04 Jul 16
view progress
 
  
79
  10 lbs in month
status: Completed
ended: 07 Jun 15
view progress
 


jmb3450's Buddies

heidij123
last weighin: losing 0.4 lb a week Down
 
dboza
on diet Atkins
buddies only
Rckc
last weighin: losing 1.0 lb a week Down
 
warrenwinter
last weighin: gaining 1.6 lb a week Up


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.
view complete cookbook

jmb3450's Latest Posts

Fiber?
IMO fiber is very important for long term digestive/colon health. And it helps slow down conversion of carbs into glucose which results in less of a blood sugar spike.
posted 21 Oct 2016, 06:17
FatSecret Settings - Activity Level vs. Recorded Excercise
Very good input on the thread. I have one other thought that is really about calorie intake, not calorie burn, but IMO is related and important. I've found the best control is logging caloric intake as accurately as possible. That way over time one can judge by resultant weight loss, or lack of it, what their appropriate caloric intake is. For losing weight, what we choose to eat and how much we eat is the best control of effecting the outcome of our efforts.
posted 02 Sep 2016, 12:35
Draglist Delights - Paleo/LCHF/Keto Foods
I'll be checking them out, thanks!
posted 02 Sep 2016, 11:54
Protein Powder
Optimun Nutrition Gold Standard is my favorite, very good quality, mixes well and tastes good. There is nothing wrong with incorporating protein powder into your day, just take it into consideration when planning meals and macros.
posted 24 Jul 2016, 13:58
Hi
llessons13, welcome to the site. I also have heart disease and was pre-diabetic before changing my life for the better almost 2 years ago. I'm down over 80 lbs from my heaviest and am reversing my heart disease. So there is hope, you just need to make some important changes in your lifestyle and eating habits.

The culprit behind most heart disease is inflammation. Sugars and refined carbs are the biggest cause of inflammation, cutting them out of your diet is key to dealing with your heart disease and pre-diabetes. Increasing your activity/exercise will help a lot too. Even if you can't do a lot, do something, and do it regularly. Walking is great exercise. Do more as you're able to. Over time as you lose weight and become more active, you will likely find your blood sugar levels get much better and you'll be strengthening your heart and cardiovascular system.

I sent you a buddy request. I'd suggest you buddy up with others who are active and positive on the site. Log your foods in your food journal. Determine your TDEE (total daily energy expenditure), an RDI (recommended daily allowance of calories) that'll give you a sufficient calorie deficit to lose weight. Participate in member journals, journal yourself too. These are keys to being successful here. You can do this.

Jim
posted 11 Apr 2016, 08:43
view all jmb3450's posts

Other Related Links

Members


jmb3450's journal

09 December 2016

Yesterday was my first real running in a while, did about 3 miles on a concrete surface. Due to an injury to my achilles tendon I've been mostly walking. ...
on diet jmb3450's own diet  

07 December 2016

Been doing some thinking and also talking with my wife. My plan had been to stick with a version of LCHF up to Christmas. However, the plan that got ...
on diet jmb3450's own diet  

jmb3450's Recent Food & Exercise

jmb3450's Groups

Fat Secret Folk Living in Maryland
A group where marylanders can support eachother fighting to be healthy.

Total Gym Users Group
This is a group for users of the Total Gym for either weight loss or fitness.

Faster, you faster!
For those interested in pursuing or discussing traditional fasting.

Health by the Numbers
Our 'numbers geeks' discuss improving health through scientific strategies and tracking results. Don't freak out -- GEEK out!

50's with 50-100 lbs to Lose
50 somethings with 50-100 pounds to lose.

jmb3450's Recent Activity

jmb3450's Own Activity

jmb3450 commented on their Journal Entry.
jmb3450 supported Scalewatcher3's Journal Entry.
jmb3450 commented on ClassicRocker's Weight Entry.
jmb3450 supported MightyFull's Journal Entry.

jmb3450's Buddies

Rckc commented on Phil's Journal Entry.
warrenwinter commented on tweetycat's Journal Entry.

Other Member Diet Recent Activity

Joe-man recorded a Weight Entry at 307.8 lb.
cynthiagerhardt recorded a Weight Entry at 238.4 lb.
WilliamFoster recorded a Weight Entry at 192.0 lb.
barbpeco recorded a Weight Entry at 146.5 lb.
WendyMaq recorded a Weight Entry at 211.0 lb.
VeggieJunkie commented on their Journal Entry.
Alan H recorded a Weight Entry at 201.8 lb.
Arlenie recorded a Weight Entry at 208.0 lb.