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Re: My weight loss journey
« Reply #20 on: September 21, 2016, 05:51:54 am »
Well good on you.

For some reason,  your diet plan sounds strangely familiar.  :)
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« Reply #21 on: September 21, 2016, 07:11:15 am »
Well good on you.

For some reason,  your diet plan sounds strangely familiar.  :)





When I quit smoking a long time ago I put on 40lb. :o
So I just got busy working. No snacks, no sitting around. JUST WORK.

Now I'm lean and strong :D :D :D :D
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Re: My weight loss journey
« Reply #22 on: September 21, 2016, 07:41:49 am »
i went to the doc for checkup a in july and he informed me i had gained 35 pounds since he seen me at the end of jan :o sugar was high cholesterol was 300 :o so he was not very happy with me  :)  im about 5'8 or so and my average weight has been as always been 140-150 now at the docs office i weighed 192 :o i knew it was getting harder to get my socks on and to button my jeans but i never thought about how it was impacting my health and i am seeing that it is alot easier to put on than to take off i been on a low cholesterol and low fat diet for about a month now and i have lost 2 pounds :o ;D ::) so i think im gonna have to do something a little more aggressive  :-\ sounds like your doing good with yours so stick with it and good luck :)
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Re: My weight loss journey
« Reply #23 on: September 22, 2016, 08:21:49 am »
sandsawmill, I'm not a doctor, but my understanding is that a low cholesterol, low fat diet will never in itself be a way of losing weight. I am actually on a high cholesterol, high fat diet. It matters what we put in our bodies. Choleterol and fat are not generally added directly to our body's fat and cholesterol inventories from our food. They are processed in, depending on other factors. One of those factors, especially for the fat, is the presence of starches. I am on a low starch diet. Our bodies make fat primarily out of starch. Take away the starch intake, or drastically reduce it, and weight loss should occur.

You can see this effect on feedlot cattle and pigs. Feed them a lot of corn and other grain, and they'll get flabby. Feed them a diet higher in soybean and other protein, and they'll be lean and muscular.

However, I don't eat soy products myself, as a general rule, because they mess with my hormones and tend to give me depression.
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Re: My weight loss journey
« Reply #24 on: September 22, 2016, 09:22:04 am »
thats good to know okrafarmer thanks   smiley_thumbsup i may need to do a little  :P on diets i have always been under weight until now so i have never had to think about it before :)
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« Reply #25 on: September 22, 2016, 09:59:32 pm »
Yeah, that's just my understanding-- please know there is a lot of contradictory info out there, in fact actual doctors and nutritionists disagree on many of these things, and what do I know, I only have an associate's degree in farm management, but I did take animal nutrition.  :laugh:
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« Reply #26 on: September 22, 2016, 10:47:05 pm »
Yeah, that's just my understanding-- please know there is a lot of contradictory info out there, in fact actual doctors and nutritionists disagree on many of these things, and what do I know, I only have an associate's degree in farm management, but I did take animal nutrition.  :laugh:

 :D :D :D  sounds qualified to me  :) but i took tetracycline tablets  :o the kind you give your pets :o every time i got a bad cold or the flu for years then it got where i couldnt get them  :(  may be why i have been chasing my tail and getting nowhere for the last 20 yrs :D :D :D ::)
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« Reply #27 on: September 24, 2016, 10:51:04 pm »
:D :D :D  sounds qualified to me  :) but i took tetracycline tablets  :o the kind you give your pets :o every time i got a bad cold or the flu for years then it got where i couldnt get them  :(  may be why i have been chasing my tail and getting nowhere for the last 20 yrs :D :D :D ::)

Ha that's funny, and whether you're pulling our leg or not, it's closer to the truth for some people than a lot of others realize!

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Re: My weight loss journey
« Reply #28 on: September 25, 2016, 05:56:31 pm »
I've beendoing a HFLC diet for a year come Sept 29 and have lost right at 120 lbs. It works.
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« Reply #29 on: September 25, 2016, 11:24:15 pm »
I've beendoing a HFLC diet for a year come Sept 29 and have lost right at 120 lbs. It works.

Good for you, Lee! I hope next September I will have lost at least 80.
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Re: My weight loss journey
« Reply #30 on: September 26, 2016, 06:52:32 am »
Bibbyman, I see a lot of people eat right, but, don't get the exercise they need to get the fat off.
Sometimes you have to push yourself. I see some guys have a pain somewhere and stop doing things. Ever year does less and less and put weight on.

Had a Doc tell me the biggest thing [ The less you do, the less you can do.
After a while you can't do a thing.




For some reason,  your diet plan sounds strangely familiar.  :)


Yeah, work more than eat.  :D :D :D

Best of luck to all trying to lose lb.
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« Reply #31 on: September 26, 2016, 07:16:39 am »
:D :D :D  sounds qualified to me  :) but i took tetracycline tablets  :o the kind you give your pets :o every time i got a bad cold or the flu for years then it got where i couldnt get them  :(  may be why i have been chasing my tail and getting nowhere for the last 20 yrs :D :D :D ::)

Ha that's funny, and whether you're pulling our leg or not, it's closer to the truth for some people than a lot of others realize!

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nope thats the honest truth :o the only difference in most meds for animals and people is the dosage back several years ago the did a tv special ( i think it was 20/20 ) about the drug tramasol for animals it was a $1 pill  and the same drug was used as a heart med for people in a much lower dose  and cost alot more for a much smaller dose i cant remember the exact #s but it was like 50 times the price or something :o
but we had a barn of top hogs get sick one time and i had to give 600 hogs a shot for 3 days straight and accidently gave myself about 3 cc  :o :-[  i called my vet ( he was the one i got med from) and told him what happened and he said not to worry about the med but to watch for infection so it didnt kill me so that was my new cold med for years  ;D
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« Reply #32 on: September 27, 2016, 10:17:01 pm »
My friend at work.. once the doc gotta hold on him.. he had to stop smoking and all he could eat was cardboard.  He said he felt better when he was sicker.   ;D

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« Reply #33 on: September 27, 2016, 10:52:55 pm »
You are doing well, good on ya. It is not an easy journey. While single I had been living on burgers and beer (too lazy to make proper meals) then got married to a DanG good cook. I am 6 feet tall with a medium build but hit 280lb. Doc told me to get the spare off and the cholesterol down before I had a stroke.
I took his advice to heart and pushed myself to walk a mile and a half a day on my lunch hour. I am now doing 2 1/2 miles a day, eat little junk food and keep the beer to one or two pints a week. I also push away from the table after one serving. I was never one for sweets but can't leave fresh fruit and ice cream alone. ;D
I have dropped 40 lb and two waist sizes but seem to have plateaued. It happened before so I just have to be patient and keep sight of my goal, I hope to be down another 10 by Christmas. It has not been easy but I am feeling a lot better with more energy.
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« Reply #34 on: September 28, 2016, 12:05:26 am »
Been following your progress Okrafarmer,
I too Iam trying too lose weight and have found great success changing my eating habits and doing alot of research on minerals.  I've lost 40 lbs. Since 1st of June. Plan on losing 75 total.
Surgar cravings are gone. And energy is back to normal. Back pain is gone. My eye sight has improved I have too take my prescription glasses off too drive now. My goal is too not have too take blood pressure pills when I retire in 4 years.
 Wish you the best stay the course.

 
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« Reply #35 on: September 28, 2016, 09:52:29 pm »
Good to hear from everybody. I need to get a new bathroom scale at some point, and it hasn't been in the budget, though I hope to do that before too long. I was weighing myself at work, but now that I have changed jobs, I don't have that available to me. On my last day of work, I was down 20 lbs. from when I started weighing myself two months previously.

My new job involves some vigorous work at times, so I hope I will shortly be able to trace my weight down down down before long.

Diet is going well. I like drinking kifir, I've found.
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« Reply #36 on: September 29, 2016, 11:09:30 am »
New job?? On the other thread it was still a question on if you got it or not.
Good job on the weight.
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« Reply #37 on: September 29, 2016, 11:13:42 pm »
New job?? On the other thread it was still a question on if you got it or not.
Good job on the weight.

Um oops maybe I need to go back and update. Yes, I have a new job.  ;D
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« Reply #38 on: September 30, 2016, 10:49:32 am »
Congratulations on your new path in life!
Where do you find kefir?
What is your new job?
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« Reply #39 on: September 30, 2016, 09:48:59 pm »
Congratulations on your new path in life!
Where do you find kefir?
What is your new job?
Thanks!
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