I Reach My Weight Loss Goal…55.5 Pounds Gone!

 Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 4,000+ postings, I’ve invited her to continue posting entries on this blog.
I’m currently in my 22nd year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails Thunderbird RV Resort in Monroe, Washington. I’m currently scheduled to depart here October 4th.



Yesterday I finally achieved my weight loss goal of 55.5 pounds!  🙂


The process began Labor Day weekend of 2016 when I weighed in at a resounding 212.5 pounds. Never in my life had I weighed that much!


It all came about by not paying attention. Week after week and year after year. I spend a fair amount of my time socializing at VFW, American Legion, Eagles and Moose clubs. Beer and bar foods along with good conversations and BOOM, it had happened!


Here are two photos I found of my “chunkiness”…


As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…






I’m on the far right in this photo taken in July, 2013…





Mary took this photo of me in April, 2016…



Enough is enough, I said. I put myself on a modified Atkins Diet…restricting myself to a maximum of 25 grams of carbohydrates a day. They say the last ten pounds comes off the hardest, so I dropped to zero carbs per day during that time.





I looked at my discharge paper from the U.S. Navy in April of 1962. It stated I was 157 pounds at that time and I chose that weight as my ultimate goal. The below photo as taken in Amsterdam, Holland in 1960 when I was 19 years old and probably 157 pounds…





Here’s a photo my friend Al took about three weeks ago when I was at 162.5 pounds, still wearing the same shorts and t-shirt I wore at 212.5 pounds…





Here’s a selfie I took a week ago at 159 pounds…




Here’s the thing about weight…it can only be doing one of three things…

1- going up
2- staying the same
3- going down
And if you do not pay attention, it will usually slowly start going back up.
So, the question is now…how do I keep from putting the weight back on????
The answer is simple. During my weight loss I kept a chart on my microwave oven door and once a week I marked the chart so I had a visual presentation of my weight loss.

The below photo shows the last several weeks of my weight loss…

The vertical line on the left marked my one year on the diet. The bottom line is now representing my current weight of 157 pounds. The top horizontal line is 162 pounds. So, in the future, I will continue keeping my weight chart and allow myself a five-pound “bounce around” area between 157 and 162 pounds. By constantly monitoring my weight every week, I’ll keep it under control. Simple!

I found a carbohydrate calculator online. It told me that for my age, weight, exercise and activity, that if I stay under 176 carbs per day, I’ll maintain my weight. If I stay under 136 carbs per day, I’ll continue to lose body fat.

So, I’ll start slowly upping my carb intake. For now, I’m going to limit my carb intake to about 50 per day and proceed a day at a time.

So, the bottom line is…

I lost 55.5 pounds in 55.5 weeks to arrive at 157 pounds, the same weight I was 55.5 years ago!  🙂






 Forecast for today is sunny and 63 degrees.

Enjoying nice weather is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer! The red dot on the below map shows my approximate location in the State of Washington. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…





Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein
My current travel rig is a 2006 Fleetwood 26′ Class A Motorhome and a towed 1986 Ford Bronco II, Eddie Bauer Model. This photo was taken in the desert at Slab City near Niland, California…

On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!

Click this link to start the video. Make sure you have your speakers turned on and go to full screen asap. http://youtu.be/FfZUzEB4rM8
If you would like to see my YouTube videos, click this link… http://www.youtube.com/user/JimJ1579/videos
There are more than 700 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://get.google.com/albumarchive/110455945462646142273?source=pwa
If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/
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All original works copyrighted – Jim Jaillet -2017
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4 thoughts on “I Reach My Weight Loss Goal…55.5 Pounds Gone!

  1. Edward Kuball

    Marco: Congrats!! Eduardo. On Oct 2, 2017 5:22 AM, “On The Road With Jim And Mary” wrote:

    > ramblinmanjimj posted: ” Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, > but we remain good friends. Because we have 4,000+ postings, I’ve invited > her to continue posting entries on this blog. I’m currently in my 22nd year > of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For m” >

  2. Sue Lambart

    Congratulations Jim!! Maybe I’ll start a low carb diet some time soon!!
    Love, Sue

    • ramblinmanjimj

      Thanks, Sue. It feels really good to be rid of the excess weight!
      Love, Jim

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