JovialJ
Joined January 2014
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Weight History

Start Weight
215.0 lb
Lost so far: 0 lb

Current Weight
215.0 lb
Performance: losing 5.3 lb a week

Goal Weight
140.0 lb
Still to go: 75.0 lb
Hi, I am married, a 68 year old Mom to 3 adults(1 deceased) & semi-retired. My goal is to lose 65 lbs. Prior to this, I lost 25lb, hit a rough patch and found it again and more. (Ugh!) I am aware that I must track, attend to and really work for better health and weight. I know that FS tools and supportive people really help with keeping me on track, encouraged and focused. Feeling resigned to my starting place and determined to make the necessary changes. I remember how good it felt to carry less weight.

Several people have inspired me to choose a mini goal.

MG 200 Lb - Treat = an evening round of mini-golf and foozball.
MG 185 Lb - Treat = dinner out
MG 170 Lb - Treat = go to a play
MG 155 Lb - Treat = Buy an outfit
MG 140 LB - Take a mini vacation
MG 140 LB - to be determined

For my height, 5'5", I walk about 2000 steps a mile.
Starting BMI is 36.3. Obese is anything above 30.0

BMI goals 198 lb is half-way to the merely overweight category from my
starting weight of 218
178 Lb eases me into overweight category.
162 Lb 1/2 way to Normal category
149 Lb eases me into the Normal category,
140 Lb my goal! at the top of the Normal category
131 Lb puts in the mid range of Normal BMI
110 Lb would put me in the under weight area.
Ha Ha never going to get there again.
Losing at approx 1.5 lb per week. Targeting date?

2000 steps in a mile, Fat has 9 calories per gram, carbs & protein have 4 calories per gram. 1 fld ltr =38.8 oz.( 199lb requires that I drink 100 oz. daily). 1 Tbs of butter has about 11 g or 99 calories+. Sodium range 1500-2300mg. About 1300 cal keeps me at current wgt. 1 lb = 3500 cal. 29 gm of sugar= 1 tsp. 1 apple= 19gm sugar. Try for 8% carbs, 30% protein, 62% fat.

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JovialJ's Cookbook

cals: 48kcal | fat: 0.27g | carbs: 9.40g | prot: 2.57g
Peach Souffle
A light, practically fat free heavenly dessert.
cals: 134kcal | fat: 5.16g | carbs: 6.49g | prot: 14.41g
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Delicious salmon cakes made with seasoned breadcrumbs, egg and onion.
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Carb Withdrawal
Eating Carbs makes me crave more carbs. When feeling these cravings, I eat something with more fat in it such as butter, peanut butter, nuts, avocado or coconut oil. The fats are satisfying and the cravings disappear. The fats increase the calories but it is amazing how I no longer have to fight craving after about 1/2 hour.
posted 15 Jan 2018, 01:32
Keto/LCHF/Banting
WOE is way of eating
posted 07 Oct 2017, 00:02
95% of people who lose it, gain it back!
Jeri, Your comments, suggestions and example are always helpful and supportive. Good luck as you continue on in maintenance mode.
posted 28 Oct 2015, 23:13
Starting over.
Hi Karen, I'm there with you. I regained all I had lost over about 6 months and started over. Now I remember the things I did to have success before. Exercising is not something I jump up and down about and yet it is part of what helped me succeed before and I had only reached half-way to my goal. Some how this time I feel very motivated and have patience with the fact that it will take time. I know people who stayed with their WOE and made steady if slow progress, then have been able to maintain their goal weights. We can be just like them given enough dedication and desire to reach our goals. Lets do this!
posted 11 Oct 2015, 23:14
Constipation issues
Look into using magnesium supplements too. Magnesium is good for cramping feet and legs but has the effect of loosening the bowels too. I take it regularly and have no problems with constipation.
posted 08 Oct 2015, 11:38
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