Joined May 2012
Weight History

Start Weight
254.0 lb
Lost so far: 42.6 lb

Current Weight
211.4 lb
Performance: losing 1.6 lb a week

Goal Weight
190.0 lb
Still to go: 21.4 lb
61 years old, married, 7 kids between my wife and myself, 5 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 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. Reached my initial goal weight of 190lbs in December 2015.

However, maintenance has been a challenge. I got off plan, stopped logging food and participating in this online community. My weight got up to 230lbs by the end of 2018. I'm back again, committed to doing what I need to get back to where I was before, where I want to be again. Exercise is not usually a problem for me, managing what I eat is my issue. Successful maintenance = making this a permanent lifestyle change and sticking with it, so that is the goal.


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
December 2016 - Initial goal weight of 190lbs achieved.
March, 2016 - off blood pressure medication.
January 2019 - 230 lbs - *RESTART*!

jmb3450's Weight History

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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

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
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.

posted 11 Apr 2016, 08:43
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