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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. Hoofy7

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    If I restrict the foods I like to eat I always fail. So I will just eat dinner most days. If I’m hungry during the day I will make a sandwich on a croissant or something, but I lose weight that way. I know everyone says not eating is a bad way to diet. BUT if I’m not hungry I don’t eat. If I am I eat. It comes off slower but I’ve maintained my weight now for years. I’ve had 6 children and every single time I gained 80-100 pounds. I get put on bed rest in the hospital so I did nothing but eat! Lol Every time I just eat dinner most of the week and eat whatever I want for that one meal and the weight slowly slips off. I also notice if I eat during the day it makes me very tired. So it’s another reason I don’t. I have more energy not eating breakfast and lunch. Of course I know this method doesn’t work for everyone but it does with my metabolism. Good luck on losing your baby weight and I know you can do it!
     
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  2. NickPappageorgio

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    Mrs P follows that diet plan. Whereas I eat three small meals a day and two small snacks, weighing food and counting macronutrient balance on a food tracker.

    Guess which of us is skinnier? (hint: it ain't me)

    This is why all diet plans fail. Every body is hard wired to function a different way. The key is finding what works for you.


    Edited to add: I've started seeing good results on a modified Mediterranean diet though, so I'm sticking with that. My thought is that it lets me have cheese, which is my downfall.
     
  3. gmille58

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    It is your forum, do as you wish. I have tried to post the message that the basics work if you are diligent about them. I have shared about my health issues and the reasons behind what has driven me to the success that I have had so far, and hope to continue until I reach a healthy equilibrium. I have answered any questions that have been asked of me honestly.

    I have pointed out that some things can be life threatening, and people need to be aware of that. I feel it would be both morally and ethically wrong to not address these things. It is an area that most people wouldn't be aware of if they haven't researched it or lived through it. The information from reputable sources is readily available with a simple search for the proper terms. I prefer to leave it as an exercise for the reader to research if they want to learn more.

    I have been getting checked regularly by my doctors throughout this process. As my weight has changed, my medication needs have changed as well. I have also been getting labs checked regularly, and I urge anyone who has done this on their own, or planning to do so, get in for a checkup. Make sure that there isn't something going on that is causing their problems. Make sure any supplements dont interfere with medications that you may need. This is an area that is often not caught. Your pharmacist and doctor, if you have only one of each, should catch any potential issues with prescription medication interactions, but they aren't aware of anything OTC that you may be taking.

    I don't gamble it up that much anymore, but enjoy reading the exploits of others. This is the one thread where I feel I have something to contribute and agree with your assessment. This should be an informative supportive environment for mature discussion. It is my opinion that the majority of people who contribute to this thread adhere to these principles. Everyone should.
     
  4. Kimsa70

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    Back in 2004, I did the South Beach Diet and cooked EVERY recipie in the book for days 1 to 30! I lost 25 pounds with no exercise. Mediterranean programs (I don't like the term "diet" as it assumes restrictions), work wonders! Only downside I spent $350 the first week to stock up on all the things needed for most of the next 30 days...
     
  5. gmille58

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    I was talking to a guy the other day and he said that he had lost nearly 100 pounds by following an intermittent fast. IIRC, he ate whatever he wanted for 4 hours and that was it per day. It sounded interesting to me, but I think that I would not have success in that plan. For me the risk of 'opening the floodgate' is too great. I have had to learn to slow down, and stop eating when I am no longer hungry, which is different than stopping when you are full.

    I have also skipped meals from time to time. Sometimes it doesn't seem to affect me at all, other times I am so hungry when I do eat that I overdo it. I also have very small meals occasionally. Last night I had a salad and an apple with a couple of tablespoons of peanut butter for dinner. The apple and peanut butter is my favorite treat, and I allow myself them more often. It was the first 'dessert' that I had after I started in February.
     
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    One of my problems (and excuses) is that I am the cook in our house and Hubby isn't too keen on some of the foods I would eat. I don't mind making two separate items but he then gets testy. I will say he needs it more than me. I will work on it, trying to be positive.
     
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  7. NickPappageorgio

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    We're husbands, we do that unfortunately. One thing we've learned is that each person has to get there themselves, you can't force people to lose weight.

    My trigger was a type 2 diagnosis. Tends to change the way you look at things.

    Good luck!!!

    One thing that did help was cooking meals on Sunday and freezing them for later in the week. That way you're not cooking two every night.
     
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    Agreed on the use of diet. I try to refer to it now as a general word for meal plan instead of losing weight. Given my type 2 I'm going to be on this type of program for the rest of my life probably. The calorie restriction might go away but the types of foods will remain constant.

    Good thing I like fish eh?
     
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    Actually being the cook in my household, I think helps me with weight. I get so sick of looking at it throughout meal prep to finish that I lose my appetite for what I’ve just made. Lol
     
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    Well I know if I was eating at your table I would be another 60 lbs heavier with no baby to show for it. It all looks so good when you post your pics.
     
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    Haven't posted an update for a while. I think it's been a few weeks. Anywho.. a few weeks back I did my weigh-in a day early, because I was going to the casino for a 3-day binger. I was ok with the results as it did show a loss. Yep, again, casino and beer! While there I did manage to work out one day and then the next I was doing 'tipsy' lunges in my room, showing a friend how you can exercise, because she's lazy! Not a good idea. So, I actually did tip over!!! :eek: :D Managed to hurt my non-fake knee which eventually got worse so I went to the doc. I already knew I had arthritis in that knee, but he drained it and gave me a steroid shot in the knee. Damn, those hurt!!! Anyway, that kept me out of the gym for about 10-11 days. Finally last night I went and it felt fine, just a little weak. That fall messed my alignment up somehow so today I am going to the chiropractor.

    During that whole time I did manage a weekly weigh in and at one point i was up 1.6 lbs, and was ok with that for being a little sedentary. My weigh in this morning showed promising results. YAY. I was down almost 5 lbs from a few weeks ago. SO, for the immediate goal that I set for myself (by the February cruise), I AM ONLY 1.8 LBS AWAY!! Not that this will make me the ideal weight, but it still is my first goal and I am darn close. After I hit this weight, I will likely set another small goal and continue on this process. It will be interesting to see where I end up by the time the Feb vaca rolls around, and I hopefully don't 'fall off the wagon'

    Was pretty damn excited this morning that I had to share!!!! :hearteyes::hearteyes::hearteyes::hearteyes: I also wanted to weigh before the big ol' turkey day! My goal is to mainly fill up on turkey and I just love stuffing. Everything in moderation folks, that's what it's all about.

    Happy Thanksgiving all!!!
     
  12. PACKER

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    Hi Kim, well you sure have said all the right things. Totally agree with all you said. Here's one you left out that is the MOST IMPORTANT to me at least. Our minds. If our mind isn't into it we have nothing. Like with golf or any sport really or maintaining your weight if you don't have the right mindset you will eventually lose. All of what we all write about from the first comment it comes down to your head being in it to win it. Keeping motivated and in the right mindset imo is the most important factor. Change of life in our mind and body for the rest of out short lives is tough but we shall hopefully overcome! I haven't yet with only 25 ISH years left. I hope you all in your 20s, 30s and 40s find that mindset and train your minds to have overall great health and eat to live and not live to eat.
     
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    Yes, the mind is important. I guess I wrote the maintenance plan under the assumption that if anyone can successfully get to a goal weight, your mind has to be in it from the start and hopefully your mind is ready for maintenace. I mean if I were to successfully lose a large amount of weight, again, I have to be in the right mindset before I start and during the weight loss process, and be preparing my mind along the way for maintenance.

    I was just telling someone today that I'm not quite at the place to totally commit to starting the weight loss phase of my program.

    Some things are going on I don't care to share right now, but when I get to a good place, my mind and body will be ready to undertake a program of weight loss and exercise. I'm really looking forward to be mentally ready to begin.
     
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    Hope everyone is healthy! I haven't been on the site awhile so have a lot of back reading to do,
    I'm wondering if anyone is going to be doing the upcoming Santa run?.
     
  15. PackerBacker

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    Monday morning weigh in... 168lb this is right in my maintenance zone.. I am try to stay around 165 - up or down a couple of pounds. Went to Vegas week before thanksgiving and came back 1lb lighter at 164.. ate bad drank well.... gained 4 lbs over thanksgiving. ate very well and drank very well. I think over the last 2 weeks I have eaten more bread/carb things than I did the last 6 months. Chicken and waffles, Pizza twice, 3 different pies, turkey and ham sammies, biscuits and crescent rolls... but overall I have really really gotten my eating under control during the last year. I started reading and posting on this thread around Superbowl last year after wanting to change my eating for the better. This thread had great people with a lot of information and was very supportive. All the individual stories and trials and tribulations was what I needed. Wish everyone the best in their individual goals.. You have all helped me here...:D:sunglasses:
     
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    I did my weigh in this morning, and I ended up gaining 0.8lbs for the week. It was my first gain week since early September. I am at 330, down 120 since February. I had a good dinner on Thanksgiving, and ate carbs, but didn't hit the pie. Stuffing, potatoes and Corn Thang, which is a family favorite and our go to potluck dish. I also had my favorite leftover turkey sandwiches on dinner rolls for Friday and Saturday. I like those better than the actual dinner.

    I did go to the gym on Thanksgiving. The gym was only open from 8-Noon, whereas on a normal weekday they are open from 4am-Midnight. The weekend hours are 8-8. It was packed, much worse than New Years day. I have been part of the new crowd on NYD many many times, but this is the first time that I was a Turkey trotter. Even the last time that I made the effort to get healthier and started in late October I gave up by Thanksgiving. I am in week 41 now and still loving it.

    I committed over the weekend to not gain again. I put together 4 bags of clothes for donation. My wife counted 18 pairs of pants and at least as many shirts. I dont think that I have donated large amount of clothes in the entire 20 years we have been together. As I was bagging up stuff, I was thinking of Royal Flusher, and the punishment theory. Gaining weight will cost me money now. I hope that someone who needs the clothes will get them from, there is three solid weeks of clothes in size 54-56 pants and 4x and 5x shirts. The clothes that I bought this summer are already getting baggy. I could probably drop a shirt size and a couple of pants sizes now, but I am waiting until I am under 300 to go shopping again.

    I kept my suits that I bought in college for interviews, and tried them on. They damn near fit now. Another 10 or 20 pounds and I will get them dry cleaned. Not sure when I would wear them again, and they are most likely out of style. I am not a suit guy though.

    When we were setting up our Christmas/winter decorations, my wife found a pair of cowboy boots that I bought a while back. They are almost big now. When I bought them, I got the pull on roper style, as the standard western boots were too narrow to pull over my calves. I could probably fit in a pair now, and may go shopping for a decent pair. I dont look half bad with western boots, jeans, nice button down shirt. I would never be mistaken for a rough stock rider, but I could probably pass for a steer wrestler now.

    I hope everyone else had a good holiday. If you over did it, dont punish yourself too much, just get back on track and maintain, less than another month of holidays and then back to the normal grind. You can do it.
     
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    Ughhh up like 5lbs over thanks giving gonna have to get back to basics gonna strive hard to stick to good eating from now til Christmas and avoid overeating Anywhere. Just to easy when everyone together and food always out and no set eating times just constantly grazing.
     
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    Confession: I am up about 1.5 lbs from the holiday. We had the standard Thanksgiving meal on Thursday and the MIL had Thanksgiving on Saturday, so TWO big meals. And of course, she makes the best pecan pie!! I did manage to hit the gym with my daughter on Saturday.

    Had my annual physical today and I actually weighed less at the dr office than I did at home!!! Weird, because its usually the other way around. It was back to the gym tonight and packing salads for lunch this week. Am interested in seeing my lab results. Most of my numbers are usually good, but my blood sugar is a little on the high side. Blame genetics for that!!!

    Am hoping to drop the poundage this week because next week we are on vaca....and we all KNOW how that works!! Will be in Las Vegas for the 1st part of the vaca followed by a few nights at the local. So yep.....7 nights of more casinos and beer. LOL. My poor liver!!!
     
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    Viscious cycle for sure best we can do is eat right between events and vacations as a way to maintain. Although most of the temp gains from holiday or vacation we can lose again
     
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    Heather- tell the truth! Do you eat pasta? Do you ever drink wine? What about those pies you make? Can you eat those on your diet plan? I want to try this if you do. I don't drink a ton in real life but I would love to be able to eat pasta a couple of days a week and be as hot as you!
     
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