jmb3450

Start Weight:(05 May 14) 254.0 lb
Current Weight:(17 Sep 16) 203.2 lb
Goal Weight:190.0 lb
following: jmb3450's own diet
performance: losing 0.6 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

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ended: 04 Jul 16
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ended: 07 Jun 15
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last weighin: losing 1.6 lb a week Down
 
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last weighin: losing 4.0 lb a week Down
 
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last weighin: steady Steady


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

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
fitbit
You can use the link kpwcalories posted to link your fatsecret account with your fitbit account. It won't carry over nutrition or specific foods, but it will update your fitbit account with the calories from food you've entered into fatsecret. And it will update fatsecret with the calories you've burned according to your fitbit device.
posted 11 Mar 2016, 08:03
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22 September 2016

Had lots of fun crabbing in the bay which resulted in the dinner below. Delicious!
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17 September 2016

203.2 lbs, yesterday actually but I didn't get a chance to post. Not much lost the past 12 days but at least it's down. On vacation now with my wife ...
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50's with 50-100 lbs to Lose
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