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2017 ALL WEIGHT AND HEALTH RELATED TALK ALL THE TIME 5.0

Discussion in 'Health, Sports and Fitness' started by PACKER, Mar 27, 2017.

  1. PACKER

    PACKER Las Vegas DEGENERATE! Are you?
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    Continued from the previous thread 4.0.. This is so we are able to find material and answers we need in the previous threads.

    Thread 4.0
    http://www.vegasfanatics.com/index.php?posts/60645

    Thread 3.0
    http://www.vegasfanatics.com/index.php?threads/1771

    Thread 2.0
    http://www.vegasfanatics.com/index.php?posts/42406

    Original thread 1.0
    http://www.vegasfanatics.com/index.php?posts/33645

    Please continue to help others and yourself here when it comes to overall health, weight issues, food, recipes, supplements, exercise and the biggest parts of it for me motivation and mental attitude.
     
  2. Curlyd

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    Deleted question. Thanks for the links
     
  3. PACKER

    PACKER Las Vegas DEGENERATE! Are you?
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    You got it.
     
  4. gmille58

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    Did my Monday morning weigh in, down 11.0lbs this week. A big portion of this is that I got a bad case of strep throat this week. You know it is bad when you go to the Dr and when they look in your throat the first thing you hear is "Gaaaahhhhh!". For three days I could do nothing but try to get enough liquids in to keep the problem from getting worse due to dehydration. I am still battling that a bit, and expect a no change week coming up as I get the fluids back in. I also missed three days in a row at the gym, and I have found that now that I have been going every day for over a month I kinda like it. I had a couple of cans of soda during this time, ginger ale and diet 7up. Mostly for the carbonation to cut through the nastiness. I even went to the local Vietnamese place we go to and ordered some Pho, and asked them to substitute tofu for the noodles. They did so with no extra charge, so I was stoked about that. That stuff is miracle food when you are sick.

    Had my follow up with the endocrinologist. I found that with clothes on I basically weigh 5lbs more on their scale. My A1c dropped from 7.8 to 6.0 in the two months, which is perfect. This was only three weeks into the low carb/exercise change. Whatever thing she is measuring for my thyroid levels were cut by more than half. I am not sure exactly what that test represents, only that the normal range is something like 0.5 to 5, and I was at 4.8, and now around 2.3. No change in that med yet though. I was down 39.0 lbs from the previous appointment two months earlier and as of this morning down almost 42lbs total.

    I am noticing a lot of things that are a lot easier to do now that I have lost some weight. Getting out of my chair is no longer a process, I can simply lean forward and stand up. I am standing taller in general, walking around or picking something off the floor is no big deal now. I have energy all day. My daughter asked me a while back how come I dont waddle when I walk like other fat people. I guess I was lucky there, but now I feel like I am walking taller/straighter than I had been before. My clothes went from snug to fit perfectly to getting loose. The last time I bought a new pair of pants I went down one size, and soon I will drop a size in shirts.

    I am looking forward to my first reward, getting my Koi fish tattoo. 8 more pounds to go then I will make the appointment.
     
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    Needing help here as I have plateaued. When I retired from active duty Army after 22 years I weighed 170 lbs and 6% body fat, I gained 65 lbs in this past year but have managed to get down to 210-215. I cannot seem to lose anymore though, I exercise daily and watch what I eat. What is getting you guys over the hump that I am missing? BTW, great job everyone with not only losing the weight but talking and sharing your stories!
     
  6. PACKER

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    I've always said the best diet is a flu diet. Last time I had the flu I lost 15 lbs! Glad your throat is better now. Another miracle food is chicken matzo ball soup. They call it jewish penicillin lol.

    Man, doesn't it feel great to be at a lighter weight? When I lost a lot I would say out loud "I'M NEVER GOING BACK THERE AGAIN!!"
    Clothes fit better, you feel lighter on your feet, kids and family notice a difference and most importantly your blood levels and overall health is better for longevity.
    Really great to hear gmille58 keep it up.
     
  7. PACKER

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    Hi, great job really. You lost 20-25lbs. Almost 10%. That's good. I urge you to read 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 and 4.0 of the previous threads. You will find all kinds of reasoning and answers there. Are you doing the lemon and ACV? What age range are you? Dvan and @Willie I'm sure can help with your question too. A bunch of us are in the same boat. I know you did you watch what you eat. For me, it is what I eat. Need less calories. 69 bean soup (as much as you want really), chicken breast, protein powder, ninja shake, acv/lemon (3 times a day) and hot cereal in the morning. There's more but please read the previous threads.

    What is your cal intake?
     
  8. PackerBacker

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    Monday morning weigh in.. 160.. My body seems to think its at a good point right now. I have gone up and down 2-5 lbs from here. just had a urine test for my annual physical done and had a Trace reading for Ketones so I am still in a ketosis state. I am so glad that this thread exists and it certainly has helped me lose the weight I wanted to and makes me think about my diet and physical activity daily. Saw a poster in my doctors office on the wall that said.. "Fat doesn't make you fat... Carbs do..." And that is his approach to nutrition advice and my new mantra... he also mentioned that to become a doctor you do not need to take any nutrition classes.
     
  9. Parrotheadmaine

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    Im 40. I have read all the threads and have tried the lemon and the acv. my calorie intake is about 1800-2200 a day, but I also run and exercise 3-4 hours a day. I even hired my nextdoor neighbors kid who is in culinary school to cook me lunch and dinners for the week that are supposed to be good for me, lots of veggies and lots of fruit with chicken and fish. im just frustrated that's all, I want to give up really bad and just eat junk food all week to see how much I gain.
     
  10. PackerBacker

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    Parrotheadmaine. As Packer mentioned you have lost 20-25 lbs which is fantastic. I would guess since the 1st of the year? Plateauing on a weight loss program is pretty normal. And as you said " you're frustrated... that's all..." For myself it really took looking at (1) Any and all the processed food I ate during the day. (2) How much sugar and carbs were in my diet. Then changing those things. I do now take ACV and cranberry xtract/lemon juice/fiber supplement/water as a warm morning drink first thing in the am. I have adjusted my diet to be a low carb high fat diet. Like a Paleo, Atkins, Keto approach. This seems to really help to lose fat and weight.
    So keep with it and Hey if it takes a week of junk food to get you motivated... Save that one for Vegas...
     
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  11. NickPappageorgio

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    Have you tried working in a cheat meal? Not eating clean for one meal etc. instead of clean all of the time? Sometimes the carb, salt spike can help you blast through. Also, maybe try working out in a totally different way one day a week. Do yoga, pilates or something you normally wouldn't do. Maybe even hit a heavy bag for six rounds or so.

    Still, you've lost a lot, don't lose sight of that either.
     
  12. gmille58

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    Are you mixing up your exercise? I know at a point the body gets used to whatever you are doing, and becomes efficient at that. I am still very early in the process this time, so the same things are keeping me on the downward path, but then again my long term goal is to basically lose your body weight to get to your body weight. I have been doing more or less the same cardio every morning, followed by a sauna. About 4 nights a week I either lift with my son, if he wants to go, or I go to a yoga class. Eventually I will likely go to the cardio type classes once I am in shape enough to last the full hour.
     
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  13. Parrotheadmaine

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    Thank you guys for the great responses, I may try a cheat meal once in a while. I belong to a cross fit gym that has 5 different programs so it changes daily. My weakness is sugar, I have cut out soda and junk food but still struggle. I'm thinking of getting hypnotized to hate sugar but haven't yet. Thanks again for listening to my rant!
     
  14. gmille58

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    My endocrinologist told me that there is a new pill out there. It is a mix with phentermine and something that makes sweets taste bad. Phentermine was half of the Phen-Fen combination that a lot of people lost weight on until the Fen part was pulled by the FDA for causing heart issues. That was too extreme for me to try.

    The thing with sugar is if you can cut it out for a week or two then your body will stop craving it. For me, the same thing held for artificial sweeteners. Now when I want a sweet treat, it is an apple with some peanut butter, or other fresh fruit. Once the processed crap is out of your system, the natural stuff is delicious and very satisfying.
     
  15. DK528

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    You may be thinking of Qsymia - which is phen and topamax (migraine medication).

    I took it for a bit but found that I couldn't tolerate the topamax bc it made me feel off/confused (I've heard it referred to as dopemax).

    It was very effective for appetite control. I didn't experience the sweets issue but it made carbonated beverages taste very strange for the first couple months.


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  16. gmille58

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    Could be, I wasn't interested so I paid very little attention. In my opinion I am already on too many meds, and having to add a second for diabetes was the proverbial straw that finally got me off my ass. I do truly like my Endo though, she is awesome. She does more than the typical Dr speak of "that is bad for you". When i hear that I think, so, lots of stuff is bad for you. Then she explains why something is bad, how it affects your body, and for some reason that sinks in to me.

    I have had success with the low carb routine before, and knew if I could get through the first couple of weeks I would be fine for quite some time. When I start to hit that plateau is when I will look at other stuff. I know some of the roadblocks that I had before, and will avoid them. But the first 100lbs should be pretty steady losses. I am still below the 1.5%/week line, but suspect that I will start to be above it soon. As I am an engineer, I made a spreadsheet and plotted lines for 1.5%/week, 1.0%/week, and 3lbs/week. The 1% line has me down 100 in early August. It also helps me to visualize the success that I have had, be realistic about expectations and the time it will take to get to certain points, and it gives me something to kill a minute on Monday mornings.
     
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  17. ski-doo-rider

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    Well, time for me to poke my head back in here as I work to get back on track. I had my annual Physical today and was pleasantly surprised by my blood work results. Which I'll post. Blood sugar was 3 points out of the desirable range, but other than that everything was good. Blood pressure, etc were all excellent. So other than being fat I am in perfect health LOL. Discussed ideal weight with my Dr. she said the ideal weight for my height is around 168 according to the charts, but she said that was very unrealistic and I should work on getting back to 190 (current weight is 237). So just figured I'd post here to help myself get focused and get back on track....Like gmille58 said, I have had success with the low carb routine before, and I know once I get through the first couple of weeks I will be fine, it's just get started that is the hard part for me.


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  18. Pea

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    Ski-Doo, good job; may want to up your Vitamin D a little. I know you're in range, but naturopathics like people to be around 60.

    I mentioned in the other thread that I upped my psyllium and lost a little weight but that I accidentally ordered the powder and not the husks. Well then my appetite just got outrageous! I was done with my snacks/lunch by 11:00 am. Then in the evening I kept wanting to eat even after I had my smoothie. I try to not keep junk around so ended up eating nuts, probably a ton of calories, gained the weight back. It had to be that powder, as I pretty much eat the same thing every day. I stopped it and yesterday was back to normal, wasn't hungry til 2:00 pm. Strange! I'm not going to weigh in for awhile, messes up my mind.
     
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  19. ski-doo-rider

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    When I am dieting I weigh myself multiple times a day, I need to stop doing that as it drives me nuts LOL. No mystery as to why I gained the weight back as I have been eating like crap and eating crappy stuff. I love carbs, and my body hates them, but once I cut out the carbs the weight will come off. It's just a matter of me doing it.
     
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  20. dvandentop

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    Good news is I am down to original weight 4 days after getting back from vegas. Gonna be out of town at in-laws this weekend so not sure will be able to eat too healthy.
     
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