weight loss adventure

Re: weight loss adventure

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:06 am

warminmn wrote:Glad you are losing weight for your efforts. I dont do it to lose weight, but snowshoes in the winter are a great workout. Start slow as the hips and knees get a real workout. Ive done a little skiing and much prefer the shoes. Those aluminum ones they sell are cheaper and pretty tough. Just dont wear them when you have winter lightning like I accidently had happen :lol: I love mine for trimming trees and bushes when the snow gets real deep.

Keep up the good work!


Thanks bud, I see many seconds hand ones for sale at thrift stores and yard sales. Some folks think the old wooden ones are made of gold! :roll:
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Re: weight loss adventure

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:37 am

oros35 wrote:Fell off the boat a little this week. But net was 0. Now to get back to the loosing side.
Mine and the wife's work routines are changing back to more normal, need to find a system that works right. I'm back in the plant working, which is good, no cafeteria/going out, only eat what you bring in. She is back to work at the school after summer break. It's easy to jump back to the regular routine, which wasn't working before!


Thanks for the update oros35, in the last 2 months I have noticed a few results when eating and drinking certain foods. First, when I drink diet soda and eat foods with white flour I feel like *censored* for hours, tired and forgetful and can't concentrate. I kind of gave up cow's milk and have been drinking almond milk, (not soy milk) I am a cook and giving up sweets was tough at first but noticed when I indulge my weekly results suffer...even the slightest! Exorcise has been my biggest helper, I can't jog like a young buck due to foot surgery 2 yrs ago but walking and working every day has been great for my cardio and overall feeling. I walk a mile to work 3 days a week and the last quarter mile is about a 100 ft rise in elevation and I can do it without stopping in 19 minutes, so another goal is to cut the time down. Small goals add up so keep with it my friend :)
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Re: weight loss adventure

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Tue Aug 25, 2015 5:43 pm

I missed the update last week end and this week as life got in the way, (work etc.)

2 weeks ago 255 lbs.
this morning 248.5 lbs.
net 6.5 lbs.
gross 32.5 lbs in approx 4 months, I'm not starving but eating much better and exorcising, (power walking), as much as possible.

The Mrs. wants to join a gym with me so that will be added support.

edit: I've substituted water for all soda ;)
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Re: weight loss adventure

PostBy: franco b On: Tue Aug 25, 2015 6:04 pm

I would say you are losing too fast, but the key words are when you say you are not starving. Losing is not the major goal, which is a new life style that you are comfortable with that maintains a healthy weight.
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Re: weight loss adventure

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Tue Aug 25, 2015 6:25 pm

franco b wrote:I would say you are losing too fast, but the key words are when you say you are not starving. Losing is not the major goal, which is a new life style that you are comfortable with that maintains a healthy weight.


Much of the weight is melting off due to working in a hot kitchen 3 to 4 nights a week. My replacement of soda with approx 1 to 1 and a half gallons of water a day is showing more energy and better feeling at the end of the shift, I have even stopped the giant daily iced coffee which I love. The gym membership starts in 6 weeks when one job ends, that will also see results..
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Re: weight loss adventure

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Tue Aug 25, 2015 6:55 pm

ma, I'm very happy for you,keep up the good work & losing the weight....... healthier times ahead :clap: :up: I finally managed to get mine under 180 again :D
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Re: weight loss adventure

PostBy: scalabro On: Tue Aug 25, 2015 9:34 pm

Yo Mikey :verycool:

Awesome news my goomba!!!!

Keep up the good work :D
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Re: weight loss adventure

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Tue Aug 25, 2015 9:53 pm

You are doing great Mike. :up:
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Re: weight loss adventure

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Wed Oct 07, 2015 9:03 pm

Over a full month has passed with no updates from anyone ??? No monumental achievement for me,hit low of 178#,holding under 180# most of the time. Kidney health is back to near normal,hoping to keep it that way through the winter. Last 2 winters my kidney function always dropped drastically low,resulting in lousy energy level,lousy feeling overall.Just checking in on you guys,don't want you to slip up now when the holidays are getting close.It will be hard enough to make it thru Thanksging & Christmas without weight gain. :)
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Re: weight loss adventure

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Thu Oct 08, 2015 9:13 am

windyhill4.2 wrote:Over a full month has passed with no updates from anyone ??? No monumental achievement for me,hit low of 178#,holding under 180# most of the time. Kidney health is back to near normal,hoping to keep it that way through the winter. Last 2 winters my kidney function always dropped drastically low,resulting in lousy energy level,lousy feeling overall.Just checking in on you guys,don't want you to slip up now when the holidays are getting close.It will be hard enough to make it thru Thanksging & Christmas without weight gain. :)


Sorry for the lax in updates fellas' I'm holding steady at 247-248. Next week I will be down to working 3, 12's and have 4 days off, and then I join the fitness center, (free if I go 8 times/month). I will be building a deck/porch for a co-worker before I go to "PUMP YOU UP!" :lol:
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Re: weight loss adventure

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Thu Oct 08, 2015 9:16 am

Thanks for the update. :)
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Re: weight loss adventure

PostBy: Yanche On: Sun Oct 11, 2015 12:01 am

The US Dept of Agriculture has several excellent web site to help us understand nutrition and diet. In the past the food pyramid triangle was the guide for what we should eat to be healthy. Now it's changed to a "choose my plate" graphic. Take a look at:

http://www.choosemyplate.gov/

Be sure to check out the other links at the bottom of the page. The "supertracker" link is especially useful for someone on a diet.

The "Food-A-Pedia" is also quite useful. You can find the nutritional value of foods and compare any two. Especially useful when trying to decide between several foods. Ideally you would pick the healthier one with fewer calories.

The USDA info represents the best scientific info available. Since it's not a commercial web site pushing some product or diet plan it's info is more objective than other.

OK now for a little teaser... What's the difference between a food calorie and a physics calorie? A physics calorie is the amount of energy need to raise 1 gram of water 1 deg C. What the hell does this have to do with food? I'll let a few post some guesses or opinions. I was curious and found the answer. Along the way, I was surprised how many registered nutritionist I asked didn't know. To be fair the answer was in their first year text book that they misplaced or long ago forgot about.
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Re: weight loss adventure

PostBy: Lightning On: Sun Oct 11, 2015 3:32 am

OK yanche, I except your challenge, I'll take a stab at it. This is just a guess on what a calorie means to me. A calorie is a unit of energy, like a btu. When we eat food, that energy is broken down into more basic forms like sugars and proteins, so it can be used. If we intake more energy than our body needs, it gets converted into stored energy (mainly fat) so that if we run a deficit our body can use energy from it's storage.

As for the difference, I don't know lol.
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Re: weight loss adventure

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Oct 11, 2015 7:00 am

The difference is a factor of 1,000. Food calories are actually kilocalories.
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Re: weight loss adventure

PostBy: KLook On: Sun Oct 11, 2015 9:07 am

I have continued to loose slowly also, but this comment caught my eye.
my kidney function always dropped drastically low,resulting in lousy energy level,lousy feeling overall.


Do you have a known kidney disorder? If so, what? I have been having the same problem at times. Just finished up a sleep study, have been tested to hell and back, sugar is a little high but overall health is fantastic. Never know what you can pick up on from others problems.....

Kevin
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