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  • MissThundercat
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    My weight went up to 241 post surgery from 220. Not terrible, but not where I want to be. At last check, I was at 234.

    That said, I need to lay off my own baked goods. Giving up alcohol will help, but it will help more if I'm eating more fiber and drinking more water. I discovered craft soda in the wake of not drinking, but even that's got to stop. I love a good ginger beer, but 2 ginger beers every day don't help.

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  • dxmnkd316
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    Originally posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    Down a full 40 lbs from my all time high now. So close to getting back into the 170s. 181.2 is an “all-time” low. I literally do not remember when I was at 181. Certainly pre-2003.

    I look back at my photos from last summer and it’s hard to actually look at them.
    I had a very long winter and ate too many cookies. Back on track now and hit 50 lbs since my all-time high three years ago.

    It’s a lifestyle change. Not a race.

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  • MissThundercat
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    I gained 15-20 lbs since my foot surgery on July 2. At first I was upset, but at least I realize I have the energy to do what workouts I need, I am keeping up with an 8 year old at my job (and will be assigned another case soon), my food intake is okay, my water intake is okay...

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  • cF[Authentic]
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    Originally posted by Zatind
    For me, weight loss is always more micronutrient than calorie counting.
    Do you have any services that could help me write a proper research paper? I've heard Professor Alicia is very good.

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  • St. Clown
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    Originally posted by Kepler View Post
    Anybody fighting the same thing, good luck to you, you have my complete support and respect. It sucks, it's boring, it's embarrassing, but it's important and you can do it.
    I never found it embarrassing when I was losing weight. I find myself embarrassed when I vocally admit that the mirror is right in that I've re-added most of the weight I lost. I was down 135lbs on a diet I began February 2014 and ended January 2015. Late 2017 I slowly started to re-add weight, and then in 2018 it accelerated after my shoulder surgery (second time on that shoulder). I'm a stress eater, and 2018 was prepping for a wedding, then a series of health issues with my new wife, and then most of 2019 to current I've been preparing for a colossal shift of having my first baby. I plan to get things back under control during my 16 weeks of parental leave.

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  • Kepler
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    Since I'm sure you were all desperate for an update, I finally found what is for me a workable solution to having healthy food intake. For lunch now I have Wegman's salad kits, and for dinners Dr. Mrs. and I eat Freshly prepared meals. This (and going full time to diet soda) has been successful enough that's I've lost 10 pounds over the month having lost 5 before, have decreased my weight volatility to almost nothing -- there are no longer any spikes -- and over the same interval completely stabilized my blood pressure to the 110s. I am still aiming for 30+ more pounds of weight loss but now I have a trajectory.

    For whatever physiological reason I was not able to do this on my own, I needed and adopted guardrails, and they work for me.

    Anybody fighting the same thing, good luck to you, you have my complete support and respect. It sucks, it's boring, it's embarrassing, but it's important and you can do it.

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  • MissThundercat
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    Originally posted by MissThundercat View Post
    Gained 20 pounds since my surgery. Combination of inactivity and and general apathy will do that to you. And I noticed I always did better nutrition wise if I had an endurance event to train for, and multiple races each year pretty much keeps me on the path. Even thought I have no upcoming marathons or triathlons in the next few months, I do have a few things: a full recovery, feeling good about myself, and getting my life back.

    With that in mind, I re-committed to workout planning and meal planning, because I find myself eating better if the day's meals and workout are planned out. Lots of quality protein, fiber, and water, black coffee, and tea. And if I stay with this, I have a hunch I'll stop feeling like sh-t pretty soon.
    At least the good news is I am now cleared for the elliptical, swimming, and stationary bicycle. And once I get moving in full (along with laying off the baked goods), I should be okay.

    Also, never lose your fitness. It's a tough road trying to get it back.

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  • MissThundercat
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    Gained 20 pounds since my surgery. Combination of inactivity and and general apathy will do that to you. And I noticed I always did better nutrition wise if I had an endurance event to train for, and multiple races each year pretty much keeps me on the path. Even thought I have no upcoming marathons or triathlons in the next few months, I do have a few things: a full recovery, feeling good about myself, and getting my life back.

    With that in mind, I re-committed to workout planning and meal planning, because I find myself eating better if the day's meals and workout are planned out. Lots of quality protein, fiber, and water, black coffee, and tea. And if I stay with this, I have a hunch I'll stop feeling like sh-t pretty soon.

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  • Kepler
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    Originally posted by SonofSouthie View Post
    Lady friend started the keto diet. Lost 4 lbs in 2 weeks. May not sound like a lot but it was just from changing eating habits.
    The beginning is never the problem.

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  • SonofSouthie
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    Lady friend started the keto diet. Lost 4 lbs in 2 weeks. May not sound like a lot but it was just from changing eating habits.

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  • MissThundercat
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    I found I've gained 15 pounds since surgery. Lately, I've been doing well on food intake, but when I can't really send any calories out...

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  • Kepler
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    Originally posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    Great work. Keep it up.
    Thank you.

    Today's final: 1530

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  • dxmnkd316
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    Great work. Keep it up.

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  • Kepler
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    Originally posted by trixR4kids View Post
    You ate 960 calories for an entire day?
    Yup. I don't intend to do that every day, it just kinda happened.

    Today I am at 730 but I have dinner to go so I will be around 1300 for the day.

    Recommendation is 2000 for inactive men my age and my goal is to average right around it. Portion control is one thing. I'm also cutting down to just water, 1% milk, and tea as fluids (I hate coffee). I can't prove Diet Dr. Pepper is f-cking me up, but meh, adapt to water and I won't miss it, same as when I dropped non-diet soda.

    The other thing I'm doing is starting, gingerly, to exercise. I hope going from zero to something (biking, light yard work) will make me feel better and help me.
    Last edited by Kepler; 09-06-2019, 05:13 PM.

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  • trixR4kids
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    You ate 960 calories for an entire day?

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