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Title: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: SFL BassHunter on December 28, 2017, 02:43:33 PM
So as I mentioned over on the Resolution thread that Dale posted in Dock Talk, I think it would be cool to have a thread dedicated to weight loss and getting healthy. Many of us have let ourselves go and some of us just want to get into even better shape. One thing is for sure, it is NOT an easy task.
This thread is for motivation and accountability.

Starting Jan 1st 2018:

-I will weigh myself on the 1st (Complete)
-I will start tracking my weight weekly
-I will eat smaller portions starting with 3/4 of what I currently eat
-I will cut out bad carbs like Bread and Rice
-I will eat a veggie side, or a salad side with at least 1 meal a day
-I will go to the doctor for a checkup in January and get his approval to work out

I think these are all reasonable goals for the start of the year. Once I weigh myself I will come up with my weight loss goal for the year or maybe break the weight loss goal up into Quarters instead. Not sure yet.

How about you guys and girls? Remember make them attainable goals, so you have greater chance of success!   ~bb
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Bassinlou on December 28, 2017, 02:56:15 PM
Very cool Rick!! Accountability is a key first step.
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: SFL BassHunter on December 29, 2017, 05:34:08 AM
Very cool Rick!! Accountability is a key first step.
Yup, it sure is!

How about you Lou? No health goals for next year?


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Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Bassinlou on December 29, 2017, 06:57:52 AM
Yup, it sure is!

How about you Lou? No health goals for next year?


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Yeah, I have a couple.
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: SteelHorseCowboy on December 29, 2017, 07:22:24 AM
I'm in. Gonna start another thread just for results and updates, or we gonna post it here?
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Lipripper on December 29, 2017, 08:09:01 AM
I'm pulling for y'all Rick and Lou and SHC. My only heath goal is to try and regain some of my strength strength so I can walk further and stand longer so I can fish more.
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: SteelHorseCowboy on December 29, 2017, 08:11:40 AM
I'm pulling for y'all Rick and Lou and SHC. My only heath goal is to try and regain some of my strength strength so I can walk further and stand longer so I can fish more.
That by itself is a good goal to have!
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Bassun67 on December 29, 2017, 08:48:04 AM
My healthy living:

1. No packaged foods (e.g., chocolate, candy, cookies, cake, sausage...).
2. Plant-based diet, with low dairy food.
3. intermittent fasting (16-8).
4. 2000-3000 mL water/day.
5. the most important thing: May-Nov: go fishing every other day (sunlight!).
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: SFL BassHunter on December 29, 2017, 12:33:56 PM
I'm in. Gonna start another thread just for results and updates, or we gonna post it here?
What do you think?

I was planning on just here, but if it makes sense to do another thread for results we could...
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: SFL BassHunter on December 29, 2017, 12:40:35 PM
I'm pulling for y'all Rick and Lou and SHC. My only heath goal is to try and regain some of my strength strength so I can walk further and stand longer so I can fish more.
That's fantastic Lip! Great goal!
How are you going to accomplish that?

My healthy living:

1. No packaged foods (e.g., chocolate, candy, cookies, cake, sausage...).
2. Plant-based diet, with low dairy food.
3. intermittent fasting (16-8).
4. 2000-3000 mL water/day.
5. the most important thing: May-Nov: go fishing every other day (sunlight!).

That's great Bassun67! Packaged foods and processed foods are the worse. Our bodies really aren't designed to eat all these preservatives. All that stuff is terrible, not to mention the amount of sugar and sodium in them.

Also the water per day deal is great! When I am at work I usually get between 64oz and 96oz of water in me. When I am at home I try. One thing that has really helped me with the water drinking is a 32oz RTIC Tumbler. I have one at work, and I have 2 at home. As long as I keep it next to me I chug water all day long!
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: D.W. Verts on December 31, 2017, 11:16:44 AM
My combined lift in my heyday- bench, squat, and press, was almost 1300 pounds. Attainable? I'd like to be able to do half that.

I believe that weightlifting is the Fountain of Youth. Very few adults over forty have enough muscle mass. So that's where it's at for me. My brain wraps around lifting weights. Not Olympia lifting, but good, well thought-out weight training.

Once you get that going, the brain gets right, and it makes the portion control/good food plan easier to. The problem is that I've hurt too much for the past 3-1/2 years to do any lifting. And my brain has most definitely not been "right".

We will see.
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Oldfart9999 on December 31, 2017, 12:57:38 PM
I do the gym thing, elliptical, stairmaster, and several machines for my upper body, I'm 72, have arthritis in both knees both hips(one is titanium), both shoulders, both hands, and my lower back, I have type 2 also. After having surgery on my right shoulder I joined the gym where the therapy office is, the Doctors told me no more strength workouts, 3 years later I had my left shoulder sliced and diced, the Doctor  told me to exercise, I do light weight with high reps, all I want is to stabilize the joints and the elliptical and stairmaster help me control my sugar. The only thing I need to do is stop snacking, for the most part that's what I do.
Rodney
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: SFL BassHunter on December 31, 2017, 08:34:57 PM
My combined lift in my heyday- bench, squat, and press, was almost 1300 pounds. Attainable? I'd like to be able to do half that.

I believe that weightlifting is the Fountain of Youth. Very few adults over forty have enough muscle mass. So that's where it's at for me. My brain wraps around lifting weights. Not Olympia lifting, but good, well thought-out weight training.

Once you get that going, the brain gets right, and it makes the portion control/good food plan easier to. The problem is that I've hurt too much for the past 3-1/2 years to do any lifting. And my brain has most definitely not been "right".

We will see.

Lifting is also a good way to burn fat! Good luck! I am sure you'll manage to meet your goal!
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: SFL BassHunter on December 31, 2017, 08:37:33 PM
I do the gym thing, elliptical, stairmaster, and several machines for my upper body, I'm 72, have arthritis in both knees both hips(one is titanium), both shoulders, both hands, and my lower back, I have type 2 also. After having surgery on my right shoulder I joined the gym where the therapy office is, the Doctors told me no more strength workouts, 3 years later I had my left shoulder sliced and diced, the Doctor  told me to exercise, I do light weight with high reps, all I want is to stabilize the joints and the elliptical and stairmaster help me control my sugar. The only thing I need to do is stop snacking, for the most part that's what I do.
Rodney

Rodney it sounds like you are already on the right track to staying healthy!  Light weight and high reps is a great way to burn fat and keep yourself in shape!
I started doing it 2-3 times a week with my brother and in a few weeks noticed my waist had actually shrunk. Had to cut the belt. Hard part is keeping it going.
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: SteelHorseCowboy on January 01, 2018, 07:40:47 AM
What do you think?

I was planning on just here, but if it makes sense to do another thread for results we could...
I dunno, I reckon here is fine. This thread's already gotten attention, these fellas will help us stay motivated. Unless you've already started another one? I been offline the past couple days.
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: SteelHorseCowboy on January 01, 2018, 07:59:04 AM
Alright, I see you haven't yet, so I'll go ahead.
I don't think the first day of the year could have fallen on a better day; a Monday.

Where I'm at right now:
Doctor's scale says 256, fully dressed in my daily load out: jacket, boots, gun, knife, leatherman, wallet, pocket full of change, etc.
So I weighed in this morning at the office, since I'm not going to the doctor weekly. I knew the newer scale was wildly inaccurate, so I got on the older one. Which read a higher weight. This is the scale I'm going to use each week, circumstances permitting.
I often shower at the office, it's more convenient when there's 4 people sharing one bathroom at home. This also makes it pretty convenient to step on the scales wearing nothing but my skivvies.

I smoke a pack and a half a day. I'm not quitting cold turkey, and I'm not going to do a gradual reduction, nor use nicotine substitutes (including smokeless tobacco).
I'm going to do a relatively rapid reduction, my goal is to be tobacco free by Valentine's Day at the latest, earlier if possible.

Weighed in at 245. My weight loss plan is not really "smaller" portions, but "healthy" portions. Which are really pretty much the same thing since I over eat.
Also planning to cut out sodas (I've done that before, it's easier than you'd think), increase my water intake, and do some calisthenics at home. Changes in my schedule and responsibilities make it impossible to get to the gym, there's no way around that. Only way to do so is to make extra trips to West Monroe, which is a 50 mile round trip. I can't afford it.

Here's my first weigh-in.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180101/aa9626c9f60032159edcb5674c0737ae.jpg)

I think I have pretty nice feet considering everything I've but them through.
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: SteelHorseCowboy on January 01, 2018, 08:00:51 AM
Pic upload seems to be bad, trying again.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180101/0a69ed466bd598530fe2a17d807b47c9.jpg)
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Oldfart9999 on January 01, 2018, 08:40:51 AM
Rodney it sounds like you are already on the right track to staying healthy!  Light weight and high reps is a great way to burn fat and keep yourself in shape!
I started doing it 2-3 times a week with my brother and in a few weeks noticed my waist had actually shrunk. Had to cut the belt. Hard part is keeping it going.

3 days a week I do the stairmaster, 3 days a week I do the elliptical, the rest of my workout is broken up during that time. It takes me about an hour and a half with the majority of that time working on my sugar, I'm putting off insulin as long as possible. This time of year I'd like to start doing 2 a days, the later being the elliptical. I'm flexible enough to head for the recumbent bike if my knees are acting up. I wear a pair of expensive hinged knee braces or I'd be dead in the water. I also do the Nautilus Abdominal machine, it strengthens my stomach muscles which supports the back, now I can stand while I fish, before I couldn't last more than a half hour, now, 3 to 4 hours and sometimes more. It's a lot of work but I'm able to do things I couldn't 4 or 5 years ago and slowly I'm getting my weight under control, wish I'd of started when I was 50. lo
Rodney
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: SFL BassHunter on January 01, 2018, 10:25:15 AM
So I woke up put batteries in the scale and gently got on. My weight was no surprise.
To keep things consistent I will be weighing myself on this scale once a week. I have some work to do and will be setting my first  weight loss goal to get down to 300.

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Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: D.W. Verts on January 01, 2018, 03:42:50 PM
Wow Rick- you a growed-up boy.
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Lipripper on January 01, 2018, 03:58:57 PM
Glad to see everyone is getting off on a good foot. I need to try and keep my weight up around 190 to 195 lbs. Over the last few weeks I dropped below that and the last time I weighed I was 187 lbs. I don't want to get below 185 lbs but the hard thing is trying to make yourself eat when you don't get hungry at all and nothing taste right. I'm afraid I'm starting to go on that Downward Spiral that got me into having to have a feeding tube put in before.
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: SFL BassHunter on January 01, 2018, 08:12:54 PM
Wow Rick- you a growed-up boy.

lol sure am.

Glad to see everyone is getting off on a good foot. I need to try and keep my weight up around 190 to 195 lbs. Over the last few weeks I dropped below that and the last time I weighed I was 187 lbs. I don't want to get below 185 lbs but the hard thing is trying to make yourself eat when you don't get hungry at all and nothing taste right. I'm afraid I'm starting to go on that Downward Spiral that got me into having to have a feeding tube put in before.
Lip you need some Cuban food, that stuff will fatten you right up. White rice, and black beans with ever meal!
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on January 02, 2018, 02:17:25 PM
Up until my mid thirties I weighed between 170 and 180 and despite a messed up back managed to work out 3 - 4 days a week. Now I fight a seemingly never ending battle to stay below 300. Being married to a woman who can COOOOOK, a sedentary lifestyle that often involves grabbing fast food on the go and my two biggest downfalls soda and chips and it's not hard to see why I am here.

I don't make New Year's resolutions. My recent diagnosis however has motivated me to get started on the road to a healthier,  stronger me.

We can all keep each other motivated here.  Seeing other members make progress will be very encouraging in our own struggles whatever they may be for each of us.

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Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Lipripper on January 02, 2018, 02:20:47 PM
Smallie we can all help each other out. I just got a little worried when I got on the scale the last time and saw that I was down to 187 from 192 lbs. It's hard to eat when you don't get hungry.  :'(
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: SteelHorseCowboy on January 02, 2018, 06:06:26 PM
Well Lip, lots of folks eventually get their appetite back after going through what you've been through, but it can sometimes take a while.
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Lipripper on January 02, 2018, 06:23:21 PM
Well Lip, lots of folks eventually get their appetite back after going through what you've been through, but it can sometimes take a while.
That's what the doctors keep telling me but till that happens I got to keep making myself eat.
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: SFL BassHunter on January 02, 2018, 07:20:10 PM
Up until my mid thirties I weighed between 170 and 180 and despite a messed up back managed to work out 3 - 4 days a week. Now I fight a seemingly never ending battle to stay below 300. Being married to a woman who can COOOOOK, a sedentary lifestyle that often involves grabbing fast food on the go and my two biggest downfalls soda and chips and it's not hard to see why I am here.

I don't make New Year's resolutions. My recent diagnosis however has motivated me to get started on the road to a healthier,  stronger me.

We can all keep each other motivated here.  Seeing other members make progress will be very encouraging in our own struggles whatever they may be for each of us.

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I've never been thin, or average for that matter. I have always been on the heavy side, but several years ago it got real bad and I put on more weight. You're right we can all help each other out!
It's not easy to cut Soda out. I used to drink soda every day. It is one of the first things I cut out when I go on a diet, and it takes will power to do it. The sugar is an addiction. One of the ways I manage to stay off the soda is not buying it at home. When I eat out I order tea instead. Not the flavored raspberry tea stuff, but actual sweetened tea.
Today I went to KFC for lunch. I ordered grilled chicken, and corn. It came with a soda, I went over and mixed half a cup of sweet tea with unsweetened tea. It isn't as yummy as soda but it tastes better than water. The rest of my day I drink water. Lots of it.
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on January 02, 2018, 08:14:56 PM
Thanks that's a good tip Rick. I actually like unsweetened green tea so I'm gonna try that instead of soda with some of my meals. 
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: SFL BassHunter on January 02, 2018, 08:53:31 PM
Thanks that's a good tip Rick. I actually like unsweetened green tea so I'm gonna try that instead of soda with some of my meals.
Perfect, and did you know that Green tea speeds up your metabolism?

Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on January 02, 2018, 08:58:57 PM
I did. And it is also full of antioxidants. Lots of positives to drinking it.
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: SFL BassHunter on January 02, 2018, 09:31:19 PM
I did. And it is also full of antioxidants. Lots of positives to drinking it.
Yup good stuff! I need to get back into the habit of drinking it. I just never liked the taste much.
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: SteelHorseCowboy on January 03, 2018, 06:50:59 AM
I like the fizz rather than the taste of soda. So when I sometimes just get sick and tired of the same stuff, I grab a soda water.

I've also driven around town gulping some sparkling grape juice from the bottle just for the funny looks I'd get. Until someone called the cops.
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Bassun67 on January 03, 2018, 07:41:19 AM
I actually like unsweetened green tea so I'm gonna try that instead of soda with some of my meals.

Unsweetened tea is good. Green tea is better. "Whole leaf" green tea is the best. For "whole leaf" tea, it refers to traditional Chinese tea that the leaf itself would expand to its original shape after adding boiling water.

Of course, water is the best of the best.

I gave up sugary drinks (sugary soda, artificial-sweetener soda, bottled juice) a few years ago. This step has made huge positive impacts (lost 13 lb, no more inflammation in my joints and unknown muscle pain...) on my life.

wish you all the best in the new year.
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: SFL BassHunter on January 04, 2018, 05:49:06 AM
Thanks bassun67


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Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on January 04, 2018, 03:13:12 PM
Unsweetened tea is good. Green tea is better. "Whole leaf" green tea is the best. For "whole leaf" tea, it refers to traditional Chinese tea that the leaf itself would expand to its original shape after adding boiling water.

Of course, water is the best of the best.

I gave up sugary drinks (sugary soda, artificial-sweetener soda, bottled juice) a few years ago. This step has made huge positive impacts (lost 13 lb, no more inflammation in my joints and unknown muscle pain...) on my life.

wish you all the best in the new year.

So true. We have three adults in the house and we go through 3 - 5 cases of water a week. Unfortunately for me that has been my third favorite thing to drink up until recently. I am working on getting it to the top of the list though.
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Lipripper on January 04, 2018, 05:02:19 PM
So true. We have three adults in the house and we go through 3 - 5 cases of water a week. Unfortunately for me that has been my third favorite thing to drink up until recently. I am working on getting it to the top of the list though.
Is that water you buy from the store? We have a filtered tank like thing that looks like a big coffee brewer that we fill up with tap water and it filters all the bad stuff out and when the bottom starts getting empty just fill up the top part again and start all over. It beats paying for bottled water from the store.
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on January 04, 2018, 05:27:58 PM
Yeah bottled water. My niece has one of those filters on her fawcett but to be honest we don't care for the way the water tastes. Still got some of that "city pipe" taste to it and she changes her filters regularly. It could just be the brand she uses, I don't know for sure.

We've got 5 major supermarket chains stores within a less than 10 minute driving distance so we can usually find the bottled water on sale at one or more of them during any given week.
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Lipripper on January 04, 2018, 05:36:37 PM
Yeah bottled water. My niece has one of those filters on her fawcett but to be honest we don't care for the way the water tastes. Still got some of that "city pipe" taste to it and she changes her filters regularly. It could just be the brand she uses, I don't know for sure.

We've got 5 major supermarket chains stores within a less than 10 minute driving distance so we can usually find the bottled water on sale at one or more of them during any given week.
The one we use we can't taste city pipe taste at all and we have been using ours for over a year and Cicero has bad tasting water.
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: SFL BassHunter on January 05, 2018, 10:33:57 AM
I have one of these Brita containers.
https://www.target.com/p/brita-174-grand-water-pitcher-white-10-cups/-/A-10027805?ref=tgt_adv_XS000000&AFID=google_pla_df&CPNG=PLA_Appliances+Shopping&adgroup=SC_Appliances_Food%20Dehydrators&LID=700000001170770pgs&network=g&device=c&location=9011857&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI__WUqp_B2AIVlLXACh2jhQGLEAYYBiABEgIaGvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

All you have to do is replace the filter from time to time. Save a lot of money on water. I buy bottled water, but only use it when I am going to go fishing or on a trip or something like that. At home I drink strictly tap water. I think these filters do a good job of getting that "pipe" flavor out.
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: DonM on January 05, 2018, 05:40:50 PM
I've been reading this from the start, but haven't jumped in.  However, I am with the program again.
I had lost 50 pounds in the past two years, after heart surgery, but then in the past three months managed to put most of it back on.
1/1/18 I weighed 290.  Today 282, so that's a really good start.  I am 6'5" so can carry 250 or so pretty easily so that's the goal. 
I'm a musician and work every night at the finest high-end Supper Club in the area.  Owner feeds me every night at 10:30, and it is hard to resist.
Now, he is with the plan, so cooking healthier things and smaller portions for me.
I will reach 270 by spring, and 250 by this time next year.  Piece of cake!  No wait, make that a piece of fruit!  :)

Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Lipripper on January 06, 2018, 12:25:26 PM
You can do it Don.  ~bb
Well I need to try and eat more. I got on the scale and I have dropped down to 186.5 lbs. it's had to eat when you don't get hungry and nothing has any taste.
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: SFL BassHunter on January 07, 2018, 07:14:30 AM
I've been reading this from the start, but haven't jumped in.  However, I am with the program again.
I had lost 50 pounds in the past two years, after heart surgery, but then in the past three months managed to put most of it back on.
1/1/18 I weighed 290.  Today 282, so that's a really good start.  I am 6'5" so can carry 250 or so pretty easily so that's the goal. 
I'm a musician and work every night at the finest high-end Supper Club in the area.  Owner feeds me every night at 10:30, and it is hard to resist.
Now, he is with the plan, so cooking healthier things and smaller portions for me.
I will reach 270 by spring, and 250 by this time next year.  Piece of cake!  No wait, make that a piece of fruit!  :)

You'll make it! As long as you start to eat healthier meals weight will come off. Stick with it Don! Hope to see you at 250 by this time next year!
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: D.W. Verts on January 07, 2018, 09:42:16 PM
There's always a million things that get in the way of getting in shape. Lord knows I've had my share lately. Anyway, tomorrow I start a weight-training program. Soon to be combined with some cardio. Gonna get better.
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: SFL BassHunter on January 08, 2018, 05:56:33 AM
Dale tomorrow I start weight training with my brother 3 times a week again. First step to getting active. Seeing about doing that Tue-Thu then adding cardio after starting with 30 min on the recumbent bike.


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Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: SteelHorseCowboy on January 08, 2018, 07:17:13 AM
First week in.
Looks like I actually gained a pound. But I don't consider this a fail.
First off, I've been working on my portion sizes. Been eating to satisfaction instead of gluttony, also been paying attention to the quality of what I eat. Been drinking more water, unsweet tea, and black coffee.
Part of the problem is... I didn't tell Connie. So she's still trying to cook for a king while I'm over here trying to eat like a peasant!

I've had one big step so far towards better health!
I've already gone from 1.5 packs per day to 1 pack per day.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180108/b77a8d8c635188b76af72a0cccacb083.jpg)
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Lipripper on January 08, 2018, 12:13:53 PM
Y'all can do it and SHC that's a good start on cutting down on your smoking. It's not easy but don't give up you can do it.
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: SteelHorseCowboy on January 08, 2018, 12:24:54 PM
Way I figure it, I'm already working towards better habits, so better results and health will follow!
One week is just barely enough time to crap out all the junk that was eaten the week before, so I ain't worried about the weight loss. Without going to extremes, it can sometimes take up to a month to start seeing some encouraging results.
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Lipripper on January 08, 2018, 12:28:55 PM
Way I figure it, I'm already working towards better habits, so better results and health will follow!
One week is just barely enough time to crap out all the junk that was eaten the week before, so I ain't worried about the weight loss. Without going to extremes, it can sometimes take up to a month to start seeing some encouraging results.
Yelp it takes time to get all that junk out of your system. after all it took awhile to get that way it didn't happen overnight.  ;D
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on January 08, 2018, 04:54:57 PM
First week in.
Looks like I actually gained a pound. But I don't consider this a fail.
First off, I've been working on my portion sizes. Been eating to satisfaction instead of gluttony, also been paying attention to the quality of what I eat. Been drinking more water, unsweet tea, and black coffee.
Part of the problem is... I didn't tell Connie. So she's still trying to cook for a king while I'm over here trying to eat like a peasant!

I've had one big step so far towards better health!
I've already gone from 1.5 packs per day to 1 pack per day.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180108/b77a8d8c635188b76af72a0cccacb083.jpg)

I have done the up and down battle with my weight for a while now. One thing to keep in mind is that it's not all about the scale, it's more about the waistline. If you are strength training you can actually gain some weight while your pants size and gut stat to go down because muscle is more dense than fat. It eventually equals itself out but in the beginning it can be that way.  :-*
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: SFL BassHunter on January 09, 2018, 01:15:58 PM
Work outs start back up today. Need to get used to it again so it becomes routine instead of feeling like a hassle.
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Lipripper on January 09, 2018, 01:26:29 PM
You Rick like you said you have to make it a routine so you just do it everyday just like breathing.
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on January 09, 2018, 01:45:26 PM
Good luck Rick. The beginning is always the hardest then before you know it you are doing it without even giving it much thought.
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Bassun67 on January 09, 2018, 01:46:15 PM
I love experiments. In my view, no workout such as weight-lifting or running is needed if one wants to lose weight. It's easy: Stop (or reduce) eating food (and drinks) with added sugar.

In my days working in the hospital pharmacy people were prescribed with Xenical, Orlistat (lower dose "Alli") or other dangerous diet pills such as Ephedrine or Diphyllin (a bronchodilator), none of them is as effective as a simple rule - "choosing food without added sugar". A more important thing is, it's safe with no potential side effects.

I lost 8kg (17.6lb) in 3-5 months (in 2016-2017) simply by limiting sugar in food. Try it yourself; thank me later.  ;D

Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on January 09, 2018, 01:56:57 PM
I love experiments. In my view, no workout such as weight-lifting or running is needed if one wants to lose weight. It's easy: Stop (or reduce) eating food (and drinks) with little or without added sugar.

In my days working in the hospital pharmacy people were prescribed with Xenical, Orlistat (lower dose "Alli") or other dangerous diet pills such as Ephedrine or Diphyllin (a bronchodilator), none of them is as effective as a simple rule - "choosing food without added sugar". A more important thing is, it's safe with no potential side effects.

I lost 8kg (17.6lb) in 3-5 months (in 2016-2017) simply by limiting sugar in food. Try it yourself; thank me later.  ;D

This is very true. One of my posts in this thread I mentioned that two years ago I lost 40 pounds in 6 months by just eliminating soda from my diet. Like an idiot i started drinking it again because it is my addiction but i have begun the process of cutting it out again and hopefully this time I will be smart enough not to go back.  ~b~
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: SFL BassHunter on January 09, 2018, 02:19:07 PM
Unfortunately for me eliminating soda from my diet has never yielded weight loss results.
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Lipripper on January 09, 2018, 03:18:07 PM
This is kind of weird everyone is trying to take off weight and I'm trying to put it on.  lo lo
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Post by: SFL BassHunter on January 09, 2018, 03:23:34 PM
This is kind of weird everyone is trying to take off weight and I'm trying to put it on.  lo lo

If only there was a way to transfer weight to someone lol.
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Lipripper on January 09, 2018, 03:42:45 PM
If only there was a way to transfer weight to someone lol.
I would be more than happy to take some since I don't get hungry and have to force myself to eat.  lo lo I almost dread getting on the scale  ~sweat
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: SFL BassHunter on January 09, 2018, 03:49:17 PM
I would be more than happy to take some since I don't get hungry and have to force myself to eat.  lo lo I almost dread getting on the scale  ~sweat

I do dread getting on the scale.  :(
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Lipripper on January 09, 2018, 03:54:02 PM
I do dread getting on the scale.  :(
With me I have to really watch it cause if I don't force myself to eat I could wind up back on a feeding tube or waist away.  When this cancer stuff started I went from around 215 lb all the way to 150 in under two months  :surrender:
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: SFL BassHunter on January 10, 2018, 08:48:53 AM
My first workout of 2018 is in the books.

2 different types of curls, Bench Press, Incline Bench Press

4 sets of each (20 reps each set), 15lb dumbbells

^^^Isn't much weight, but I am going for low weight, high reps. Today will be workout # 2. We will probably work shoulders, back and triceps.
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Bassinlou on January 10, 2018, 10:39:32 AM
My first workout of 2018 is in the books.

2 different types of curls, Bench Press, Incline Bench Press

4 sets of each (20 reps each set), 15lb dumbbells

^^^Isn't much weight, but I am going for low weight, high reps. Today will be workout # 2. We will probably work shoulders, back and triceps.

Rick, remember to keep in mind, focus your attention on your hips, back, mid back and posterior shoulders.  Less emphasis on your chest. Lastly, throw in some balance and core training to help increase your stamina when you are standing for long periods of time fishing.
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: SFL BassHunter on January 10, 2018, 11:12:54 AM
Thanks for the advice Lou.


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Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Lipripper on January 10, 2018, 11:31:22 AM
Good job Rick and starting with 15lb dumbbells is a good start you don't want to start with heavy weighrs. Start low and work your way up.
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: SFL BassHunter on January 10, 2018, 02:42:40 PM
I ate some green stuff today for lunch with some chicken breast. There were different shades of green in there...looked and tasted healthy. lol
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Lipripper on January 10, 2018, 04:22:41 PM
I ate some green stuff today for lunch with some chicken breast. There were different shades of green in there...looked and tasted healthy. lol
Taste healthy don't mean taste good lo lo I use to love a Chef (https://imageshack.com/a/img922/8513/3IiQZU.gif) (https://imageshack.com/i/pm3IiQZUg) with lots of bacon bits on it smothered in French and Thousand island dressing.
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: SFL BassHunter on January 10, 2018, 05:02:47 PM
Thatís exactly right Lip. Thatís why I didnít say it tasted good lol. For me tastes healthy = itís edible at best.


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Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on January 10, 2018, 06:03:31 PM
I don't mind a salad with some grilled o baked chicken on it. I can even get by with just a little olive oil for dressing. But I need to have either fish or meat on there. I don't know how vegetarians enjoy their food.  :surrender:
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: DonM on January 10, 2018, 10:52:04 PM
Set back here. I'm in the hospital. Ventricular Fibbrulation. Had to shock me to start heart beating right again. That flippin' HURT! 
I'm past the crisis but it was touch and go yesterday. More later but even more inspiration to get healthy.
Thanks to God and excellent ER staff.
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: ItsJason on January 11, 2018, 12:28:56 AM
Jeez Don, Sorry To hear! I'll keep you in my thoughts and wish you a speedy recovery!
I'm at the opposite end here. My goal is to gain weight. 7 years ago I had a bad health situation, and I was left with a pretty screwed up digestive tract. Needless to say I have the opposite problem - keeping weight on. Before the problem I weighed 230lbs. In 4 months I weighed 146lbs.
I'm currently at 186, my ultimate goal is 210 (without adding body fat). When I was in my early 20s I was 220ish with very little fat. I realize I'm sure not 20 anymore, but think 210 is a decent goal. Most of that needs to be upper body. I'm hoping the new kayak will help a bit with that.

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Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: SFL BassHunter on January 11, 2018, 01:10:13 PM
Set back here. I'm in the hospital. Ventricular Fibbrulation. Had to shock me to start heart beating right again. That flippin' HURT! 
I'm past the crisis but it was touch and go yesterday. More later but even more inspiration to get healthy.
Thanks to God and excellent ER staff.
Wow Don...that sucks, hope you have a quick recovery. Make sure whatever you do to get healthy is ok with your doctors. But I am sure this will kick you into gear!


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Post by: Lipripper on January 11, 2018, 01:48:16 PM
Set back here. I'm in the hospital. Ventricular Fibbrulation. Had to shock me to start heart beating right again. That flippin' HURT! 
I'm past the crisis but it was touch and go yesterday. More later but even more inspiration to get healthy.
Thanks to God and excellent ER staff.
Don sorry to hear this and hope you getting better. I have came close to getting shocked before they even had the pads on my chest and had me hooked up to the Defib but thank the Lord the meds were able to to bring my heart rate back down from 225 BPM down to 100 BPM.  ~sweat It's a strange feeling for sure.
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on January 11, 2018, 03:05:23 PM
Glad to hear you are okay now Don. Prayers for your speedy recovery brother.
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Post by: D.W. Verts on January 11, 2018, 08:37:23 PM
I do dread getting on the scale.  :(

I think I would dread being Rick's scale, myself!

Lifting weights is not really a weight control deal. Actually if you lift properly you'll put weight ON (muscle mass is heavy). At one time I owned around 85 pounds of pure, weight lifting muscle. It was good times.

Bodybuilding, or just lifting weights, is as good for the soul as anything else. And my soul needs to feel good too.
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: DonM on January 11, 2018, 10:14:09 PM
Set back here. I'm in the hospital. Ventricular Fibbrulation. Had to shock me to start heart beating right again. That flippin' HURT! 
I'm past the crisis but it was touch and go yesterday. More later but even more inspiration to get healthy.
Thanks to God and excellent ER staff.
Not great news.  Echo shows some lack of heart function.  Cath in the morning and tentatively scheduled for Pacemaker-defib device implant Monday.  Thanks for good wishes and prayers!
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: SFL BassHunter on January 12, 2018, 08:46:35 AM
I think I would dread being Rick's scale, myself!

Lifting weights is not really a weight control deal. Actually if you lift properly you'll put weight ON (muscle mass is heavy). At one time I owned around 85 pounds of pure, weight lifting muscle. It was good times.

Bodybuilding, or just lifting weights, is as good for the soul as anything else. And my soul needs to feel good too.

I agree with you, the weight training isn't about losing weight, but it does help get rid of fat. I'm not lifting to get big, I am lifting to get lean. Burn fat and replace with muscle.

Not great news.  Echo shows some lack of heart function.  Cath in the morning and tentatively scheduled for Pacemaker-defib device implant Monday.  Thanks for good wishes and prayers!
That is a setback but at least there is a solution to the issue. Hopefully you'll be fully operational soon enough.
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Post by: Lipripper on January 12, 2018, 08:51:14 AM
Not great news.  Echo shows some lack of heart function.  Cath in the morning and tentatively scheduled for Pacemaker-defib device implant Monday.  Thanks for good wishes and prayers!
Don will keep you in my prayers that everything works out OK.
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Post by: Smallie_Stalker on January 12, 2018, 03:52:37 PM
Not great news.  Echo shows some lack of heart function.  Cath in the morning and tentatively scheduled for Pacemaker-defib device implant Monday.  Thanks for good wishes and prayers!

Dang it Don!!! You tell them doctors you got a lot of missed fishing time to make up so make sure they get it right.
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Bassun67 on January 12, 2018, 04:02:07 PM
Echo shows some lack of heart function.

Some heart diseases can be easily reversed. I have read many medical articles and believe in that. The answer is on our "diet". Check this important talk first.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYTf0z_zVs0

You may google Dr John McDougall or Dr. T. Colin Campbell and find many videos on Youtube. Data is there but unfortunately medicine is a business (and I was part of it.).

I had left ventricular hypertrophy (enlarged heart) several years ago. Then I slowly changed my diet to whole-food, plant-based diet (with less than 10-20% meat; mainly white meat). Again, I am having a healthy heart.

wish you all the best though I don't know you.  :)

Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: DonM on January 12, 2018, 07:42:25 PM
Some heart diseases can be easily reversed. I have read many medical articles and believe in that. The answer is on our "diet". Check this important talk first.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYTf0z_zVs0

You may google Dr John McDougall or Dr. T. Colin Campbell and find many videos on Youtube. Data is there but unfortunately medicine is a business (and I was part of it.).

I had left ventricular hypertrophy (enlarged heart) several years ago. Then I slowly changed my diet to whole-food, plant-based diet (with less than 10-20% meat; mainly white meat). Again, I am having a healthy heart.

wish you all the best though I don't know you.  :)
Thank you so much and I agree totally about the proper diet.  Echo showed my ejection ratio at 30%.  I had open heart surgery three years ago, so this was quite unexpected.  I lost 50 pounds since that surgery, but lately gained some of it back (stupid!) 
Heart cath today showed no blockages and that the bypasses are clear.  I will have the pacemaker/defib device implanted Monday. 
I'm 74 and hoping to catch quite a large number more fish before I die!  You gotta have a plan!
Again thanks to all for good thoughts, advice and prayers! 
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Post by: Leavy on January 13, 2018, 07:57:15 AM
I think I would dread being Rick's scale, myself!

Lifting weights is not really a weight control deal. Actually if you lift properly you'll put weight ON (muscle mass is heavy). At one time I owned around 85 pounds of pure, weight lifting muscle. It was good times.

Bodybuilding, or just lifting weights, is as good for the soul as anything else. And my soul needs to feel good too.

If you're doing it right, you'll put on muscle and lose fat. If you have fat to lose, that is. Powerlifting style training is better for that than anything else as it also has residual benefits that stay with you for the next 48 hours of heavy lifting in shape of increased body fat burning.
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: D.W. Verts on January 14, 2018, 09:21:22 PM
The best of luck, Don!

My lifting this last week has been more of the "core" variety with pretty light weights (but boy, do I FEEL it!). I'm trying to bring my back and legs into a stronger position... Arm and shoulder work will follow after a couple of weeks, then I'll work up a rotational routine.

Ya'll that have never done this wouldn't be able to believe how much easier a day (or three, or four) of fishin' goes when you have conditioned shoulders and arms, and of course a strong back and legs is the foundation that starts it all.
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Post by: SFL BassHunter on January 16, 2018, 05:56:41 AM
I felt the light weight high rep work outs quite a bit myself. Got 2 in last week. The second was shoulders, triceps and back.
Hoping this week we can manage 3 workouts


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Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Lipripper on January 16, 2018, 11:07:59 AM
Don said an extra prayer for you yesterday and check back as soon as you can and let us know your OK.
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: DonM on January 16, 2018, 05:44:35 PM
Don said an extra prayer for you yesterday and check back as soon as you can and let us know your OK.
Must have worked. Made it home after all.  A fair amount of pain and soreness.  Nap time. Thanks all. I love you all.  More later.
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Post by: Smallie_Stalker on January 16, 2018, 06:19:53 PM
Thanks for the update Don. Take all the nap time you need. We'll keep the prayers coming.
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Lipripper on January 17, 2018, 11:08:13 AM
Must have worked. Made it home after all.  A fair amount of pain and soreness.  Nap time. Thanks all. I love you all.  More later.
Glad you made it back home Don and don't overdo it all at once.
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: ryan1995 on January 18, 2018, 08:39:55 PM
So I haven't been on here for about a year. But coming back and seeing this thread, I felt like I needed to share, if only to inspire people here. January 1st, 2017, I weighed in at a whopping 230 lbs. I am a 5'10, 22 year old male. I should be in the prime of my life. I was always tired, and my stamina was embarrassing. That was the point I decided I needed to change. With an entire year of a healthy, but not strict diet, along with going to the gym daily for the last 6 months, I weighed in at 142 lbs On January 1st, 2018. Thats about 90lbs in a year. Ive never been in better shape. Ive never been able to bust out 50 push-ups or 20 chin-ups until now, but I am telling you, it's so worth it. I know it's corny to say if I can do it, so can you. But it is true. Dedication will get you so much further then just talking about what you're going to do. Go out and just do it. I will post pics to hopefully encourage if only a single member here to make the changes they want to make in life. If any of you need any tips, message me, id be honored to help any one of you.
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Post by: SFL BassHunter on January 18, 2018, 08:44:09 PM
Thanks for the update Don!


So I haven't been on here for about a year. But coming back and seeing this thread, I felt like I needed to share, if only to inspire people here. January 1st, 2017, I weighed in at a whopping 230 lbs. I am a 5'10, 22 year old male. I should be in the prime of my life. I was always tired, and my stamina was embarrassing. That was the point I decided I needed to change. With an entire year of a healthy, but not strict diet, along with going to the gym daily for the last 6 months, I weighed in at 142 lbs On January 1st, 2018. Thats about 90lbs in a year. Ive never been in better shape. Ive never been able to bust out 50 push-ups or 20 chin-ups until now, but I am telling you, it's so worth it. I know it's corny to say if I can do it, so can you. But it is true. Dedication will get you so much further then just talking about what you're going to do. Go out and just do it. I will post pics to hopefully encourage if only a single member here to make the changes they want to make in life. If any of you need any tips, message me, id be honored to help any one of you.

Thank you for sharing with us Ryan! Very good job on meeting your goal and for posting to encourage us!
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: ryan1995 on January 18, 2018, 08:44:35 PM
First pic is last year with my younger sister at 230lbs. second is with my older sister at 140ish lbs. Currently at 138
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: SFL BassHunter on January 18, 2018, 08:45:31 PM
First pic is last year with my younger sister at 230lbs. second is with my older sister at 140ish lbs. Currently at 138

You're like an entirely different person! Thats awesome!
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: ryan1995 on January 18, 2018, 08:56:07 PM
You're like an entirely different person! Thats awesome!
Haha thanks. I had to get a new liscense because I kept getting turned away at liquor stores. They said I wasn't the guy on the i.d. But in all honesty if you just work everyday with your end goal in mind and become obsessed with it, you can do anything you want. Meet one goal, make a new one. Mines putting on more muscle and getting up to 150.
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Post by: Smallie_Stalker on January 18, 2018, 10:00:42 PM
Wow Ryan what a difference!!!   ~c~    I am about to turn 58 in a couple of weeks but I am not going to let that stop me from pushing towards my goals. It's never to late. I told my wife that i want a gym membership for my birthday because I know if I try and do it at home I'll probably get lazy with it. I've already started changing a few things in the way I eat - portion sizes, snacking on nuts and carrot sticks instead of chips, things like that.

I've done the up and down thing too many times and I ain't getting any younger so there's no time like the present.

Thanks for sharing your story and the pics. I am sure they will be an inspiration to others as they have been to me already.

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Post by: ryan1995 on January 20, 2018, 06:27:23 AM
Wow Ryan what a difference!!!   ~c~    I am about to turn 58 in a couple of weeks but I am not going to let that stop me from pushing towards my goals. It's never to late. I told my wife that i want a gym membership for my birthday because I know if I try and do it at home I'll probably get lazy with it. I've already started changing a few things in the way I eat - portion sizes, snacking on nuts and carrot sticks instead of chips, things like that.

I've done the up and down thing too many times and I ain't getting any younger so there's no time like the present.

Thanks for sharing your story and the pics. I am sure they will be an inspiration to others as they have been to me already.

I tried the same thing with the home gym. I feel that when you are actually paying for something like a gym membership, you are more likely to actually go. Just find a workout routine that works for you and build on it. When I first started, I couldn't run on a treadmill for more then 5-10 minutes, so I used the elliptical. But it built me up to the point that I run 5 miles on a treadmill on a daily basis. Times get faster, it get's easier, and at that point you have to amp it up even more. Just don't get complacent with your workouts. If they get easy, you gotta add weight, add reps, add sets, reduce time taken to perform the workout etc. Just don't let anyone or anything discourage you.
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: SteelHorseCowboy on January 20, 2018, 12:08:31 PM
I've actually gained 3 pounds, but I'm out of notches on my belt?
I'm not doing any weight training.
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: SteelHorseCowboy on January 30, 2018, 04:00:26 PM
Okay, down 5 pounds and 4 smokes so far today.
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on January 30, 2018, 04:13:59 PM
Congrats SHC on both accomplishments.  ~c~ 

I've got a new digital scale due to arrive by Friday. My birthday is this weekend and I told the wife that her present to me is a gym membership.  lo 

I have done this up and down weight thing enough to know that if I try and do stuff at home there is always going to be something to get in the way, whether it's my own laziness or the wife or kid needing something done. Forcing myself to go somewhere else without distractions and having an environment focused on fitness is a much better fit in my personal situation.

This thread is a great idea. I'm finding a lot of motivation and encouragement reading the posts here.  ~c~



Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Lipripper on January 30, 2018, 04:20:20 PM
Okay, down 5 pounds and 4 smokes so far today.
That's good SHC  ~c~ ~c~
Smallie hope you get more than a digital scale for your birthday, lo
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Post by: Smallie_Stalker on January 30, 2018, 04:22:26 PM
That's good SHC  ~c~ ~c~
Smallie hope you get more than a digital scale for your birthday, lo

Me too.  ;) ~shade lo
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Down4ttown on January 30, 2018, 06:35:46 PM
Great thread here. I too have set some goals for myself and am happy to have other anglers with the same goals.


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Post by: coldfront on January 30, 2018, 06:42:59 PM
I felt the light weight high rep work outs quite a bit myself. Got 2 in last week. The second was shoulders, triceps and back.
Hoping this week we can manage 3 workouts


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don't overlook legs/butt:  bigger muscle groups.  will help you get where you want faster.
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Lipripper on January 30, 2018, 06:55:06 PM
Great thread here. I too have set some goals for myself and am happy to have other anglers with the same goals.


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Thanks for the reminder I had to go weigh myself to see if I'm meeting my goal. 187 lb . All right as long as I can stay above 185 lbs I'm happy.  ~c~ ~c~
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: SteelHorseCowboy on January 31, 2018, 07:24:59 AM
don't overlook legs/butt:  bigger muscle groups.  will help you get where you want faster.
Yep. Larger muscle groups burn calories very fast. I concentrate on my lower body when doing cardio and calisthenics.

One problem I'm having is, my weight loss is due ONLY to diet changes so far. I haven't started working out again yet. One step at a time...
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Lipripper on January 31, 2018, 09:48:57 AM
Yep. Larger muscle groups burn calories very fast. I concentrate on my lower body when doing cardio and calisthenics.

One problem I'm having is, my weight loss is due ONLY to diet changes so far. I haven't started working out again yet. One step at a time...
Yelp don't try and do to much all at one time. Just take it slow and easy and don't go climbing in trees to retrieve lures.  lo lo
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: SteelHorseCowboy on January 31, 2018, 09:56:38 AM
Yelp don't try and do to much all at one time. Just take it slow and easy and don't go climbing in trees to retrieve lures.  lo lo
I ain't never climbing a tree again!
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Lipripper on January 31, 2018, 09:58:20 AM
I ain't never climbing a tree again!
Me either I'm to old and brittle for that anymore. ;D
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: SteelHorseCowboy on January 31, 2018, 12:18:45 PM
Hehe, I'm just too fat, weak, and beat up.
I jumped as hard as I could, got a full 3" vertical. Wrapped my legs around it, reached up to grab a lower branch...
My shoulder popped, my gut bounced me off the trunk, and I hit the ground with a thud.
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Lipripper on January 31, 2018, 12:20:11 PM
Hehe, I'm just too fat, weak, and beat up.
I jumped as hard as I could, got a full 3" vertical. Wrapped my legs around it, reached up to grab a lower branch...
My shoulder popped, my gut bounced me off the trunk, and I hit the ground with a thud.
lo lo that would of made a great video.  ;D
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: SFL BassHunter on February 01, 2018, 08:34:43 AM
Havent posted here for a bit! I need to get focused. Even though I am working out 2-3 times a week, I am not eating as healthy as I need to be. This crap is tough!
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on February 01, 2018, 05:27:03 PM
The digital scale arrived today.  :(    I weighed in at 314.20 pounds.  I haven't been that heavy since around 2006 or 2007. The highest I got to was around 2009 when I hit just under 350.

I have been down to 260 twice since then. That's what happens when you sit at a desk all day and munch on chips while drinking almost nothing but soda day and night.  ~b~

I only plan on weighing myself once a month on the first. So consider this my starting point.
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: SFL BassHunter on February 20, 2018, 07:53:51 AM
I haven't checked in here in a while. My goals have kind of been derailed a bit.

The digital scale arrived today.  :(    I weighed in at 314.20 pounds.  I haven't been that heavy since around 2006 or 2007. The highest I got to was around 2009 when I hit just under 350.

I have been down to 260 twice since then. That's what happens when you sit at a desk all day and munch on chips while drinking almost nothing but soda day and night.  ~b~

I only plan on weighing myself once a month on the first. So consider this my starting point.
Smallie that is good method. Weighing in too often could be a negative. If you see no change. But once a month sounds good.
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Lipripper on February 20, 2018, 08:24:41 AM
I think we all forgot about this thread.  lo Wel so far I'm keeping my weight right around 187 lbs. I still don't get hungry and nothing taste like it use too but I eat because I know I have too.
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: SteelHorseCowboy on February 20, 2018, 12:33:50 PM
Lol, I ain't forgot, I'm too ashamed to update!
I'm ready to put the smokes down and finish that off. Shoulda already done it, but it's worse for me when I don't smoke because I CAN'T, rather than not smoking because I want to quit. So after getting gassed last week, the only thing I wanted was a dang cigarette and I was frustrated as hell because I COULDN'T have one for several days. That shoulda been the end, but oh no...

I've lost no more weight, even though I'm sticking to my guns with portion control. I need exercise, but I've been told not to do anything more than I already am until my blood pressure is gotten under control.
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on February 20, 2018, 03:30:29 PM
I didn't forget either. In the past I have done better with weighing in only once a month so I'm sticking with what works for me. I'll be back next week on Thursday to post if I made any progress.

I did find out that the med they put me on to treat the prostate before I have the cancer treatments has weight gain as one of the most common side effects. The good news is that once I deal with the cancer I won't have to take this med anymore.

Lol, I ain't forgot, I'm too ashamed to update!
I'm ready to put the smokes down and finish that off. Shoulda already done it, but it's worse for me when I don't smoke because I CAN'T, rather than not smoking because I want to quit. So after getting gassed last week, the only thing I wanted was a dang cigarette and I was frustrated as hell because I COULDN'T have one for several days. That shoulda been the end, but oh no...

I've lost no more weight, even though I'm sticking to my guns with portion control. I need exercise, but I've been told not to do anything more than I already am until my blood pressure is gotten under control.

Yep, definitely have to work within whatever health limitations you have. My back is so messed up that I have trouble standing for more than 5 minutes or so. I am going to have to take certain exercises slow to begin with and there are others that I just can't do anymore because they would cause more harm than good.

I hope you can get the blood pressure under control quick. It's a very treatable condition these days but the right med is critical.  I'll put you on the "extra prayers" list.
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: DonM on February 20, 2018, 04:58:01 PM
They keep putting me in the hospital!  Going again Thursday for day surgery, still trying to clean my incision from the last surgery!  I think the doctors need a new bass boat.
You can lose weight by eating the hospital food though. 
I'm at about 271 now, but that's down considerably from what it was.  Need exercise though. 
Everybody hang in there; you can't win if you stop trying!
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Oldfart9999 on February 21, 2018, 06:57:37 AM
Exercise means as much as losing weight. YOU DIDN'T GAIN THAT WEIGHT IN ONE DAY, DON'T TRY LOSING IT IN ONE!!! With moderate exercise for you heart and a diet that lets you lose about a pound a week you'll be doing very well, a fast weight loss can be bad for you, strengthen your heart and eat in moderation is the best way guys!!!
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Lipripper on February 21, 2018, 01:49:24 PM
Don your right you won't gain any weight eating hospital food. lo Sorry your having issues with the incision site and hope they get it all cleared up soon. Tell him he has to take you out in his new Bass Boat when he gets it. ~roflmao Rodney is spot on moderate exercise and a healthy diet is the way to do it. I'm not trying to lose any weight in my case I'm trying to keep what I have. I'm not eating healthy so much but some o fit is sort of good for you. I start the day off with a bowl of either frosted mini wheats or a bowl full of Whole grain golden grahams. Then around 10:30 I will have a bowl with mixed nuts and a hand full of unsalted pecans over top of them. Later in the day I will try to have brats or some sort of meat and potatoes and beans. I try and keep a baggie full of Bacon to snack on also. I also try to eat a couple of Ice Cream bars everyday also oh and I always have a couple bags of Ruffles Loaded Bacon & Cheddar Potato Skins around to snack on. So far I've been able to keep my weight between 185 and 190 lbs and since I've been doing this I don't have to take any MiraLAX  lo lo I weighed myself yesterday 188.5 lb.
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Oldfart9999 on February 22, 2018, 11:18:32 AM
You're doing good Lip!!! The reason I'm doing what I do is because I'm type 2 and am on 2 meds for it, the hard cardio knocks off 30 or 40 points when I check my sugar, I'd probably on insulin by now or just a short time. The other reason is all the arthritis, it helps keep my joints moving and stabilized, most likely I wouldn't be doing anywhere near the amount of fishing I do now and I'm going to keep fishing, enjoying time with my wife, time bugging the crap out of folks just for the fun of it. lo lo
Rodney
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Lipripper on February 22, 2018, 11:20:26 AM
You're doing good Lip!!! The reason I'm doing what I do is because I'm type 2 and am on 2 meds for it, the hard cardio knocks off 30 or 40 points when I check my sugar, I'd probably on insulin by now or just a short time. The other reason is all the arthritis, it helps keep my joints moving and stabilized, most likely I wouldn't be doing anywhere near the amount of fishing I do now and I'm going to keep fishing, enjoying time with my wife, time bugging the crap out of folks just for the fun of it. lo lo
Rodney
That's good Rodney we wouldn't have you any other way so keep on doing what your doing.  ;D
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on March 01, 2018, 03:20:41 PM
Weighed in this morning. I'm actually up by almost a full pound.   :(

Scale says 315.  :P  Not gonna let it get me down. Just gotta put my head down and keep pushing and I'll get moving in the right direction.
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Lipripper on March 01, 2018, 03:38:24 PM
Weighed in this morning. I'm actually up by almost a full pound.   :(

Scale says 315.  :P  Not gonna let it get me down. Just gotta put my head down and keep pushing and I'll get moving in the right direction.
Don't let it get you down Smallie just keep your PMA up and push on.  ~bb OK I just got on the scale for my weakly weigh in and I'm holding at 188.5 lbs just where I was last week also. So all is good. It may not be the most health stuff but hey if it keeps my weight up who cares.  ;D
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on May 02, 2018, 06:10:33 PM
Been a while since anyone posted in here but I'm not giving up on this. I'm down 8 pounds since March 1st.

I haven't managed to cut out the soda altogether but I did cut down a lot and I've been eating healthier and more controlled portions and trying to be more active. I think the combination is working so I'm going to try and keep doing it like this. If I can keep up losing 4 pounds a month that I'll be 48 pounds lighter by this time next spring!  :-*

That should make walking the bank a bit easier.  :)
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: SFL BassHunter on May 02, 2018, 06:24:25 PM
Been a while since anyone posted in here but I'm not giving up on this. I'm down 8 pounds since March 1st.

I haven't managed to cut out the soda altogether but I did cut down a lot and I've been eating healthier and more controlled portions and trying to be more active. I think the combination is working so I'm going to try and keep doing it like this. If I can keep up losing 4 pounds a month that I'll be 48 pounds lighter by this time next spring!  :-*

That should make walking the bank a bit easier.  :)

Heck I forgot about this thread. Good job smallie keep it going! Every pound helps when walking the bank.

Unfortunately Iím failing to hit my goals.


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Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: coldfront on May 02, 2018, 07:58:00 PM
Yelp don't try and do to much all at one time. Just take it slow and easy and don't go climbing in trees to retrieve lures.  lo lo

can speak to the difference age makes in how muscles work.  older we get, less elastic.  more prone to tearing.  slower to recover.  don't 'bounce' nearly as well.

getting old sucks, but is better than the alternative.
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Lipripper on May 02, 2018, 08:00:11 PM
Smallie I was just thinking about this thread a couple of days ago but then got side tracked with getting stuff together for my fishing trip. Way to go on them lost 8 lbs.  ~c~ ~c~ I'm still holding my weight at around 192 lbs and as long as I can keep it above 185 I'm happy. I'm still eating the same stuff heck I don't care if it's not all healthy for me as long as I can keep my weigh up.  ;D
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: SFL BassHunter on May 03, 2018, 03:51:39 PM
Got started a couple days ago with a daily walk of 15 min. Today increased to 2 daily walks of 15 min each in the hot Florida sun.

The next step is going to increase to 3 daily walks. Two 15 min walks at work, and one after work at home. After this I will adjust my walk at home and increase it on days I don't fish.

Better than nothing. Start off slow and gain momentum.

Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Lipripper on May 03, 2018, 04:01:53 PM
Got started a couple days ago with a daily walk of 15 min. Today increased to 2 daily walks of 15 min each in the hot Florida sun.

The next step is going to increase to 3 daily walks. Two 15 min walks at work, and one after work at home. After this I will adjust my walk at home and increase it on days I don't fish.

Better than nothing. Start off slow and gain momentum.
That's a good start Rick  ~bb
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: DonM on May 04, 2018, 01:04:07 AM
I haven't lost but a few pounds, BUT I seem to be out danger as far as immediate heart problems.  The Defibrillator/Pacemaker incision seems to have finally healed and I'm cleared to do anything I feel like doing. Only thing after lying around in and out of the hospital for more than two months, I don't have any strength or energy.  I'm sure the medication has something to do with this as well.
My wife and son (who lives with us) have finally decided to lose some weight so it will be easier with us all on board.
Played golf today for the second time.  Only made nine holes but it's a start.
I can fish o.k. but afraid to go alone.  It's hard to get in and out of the boat! 
Also I have to keep everything covered because the antibiotic I'm on makes my skin extremely sensitive to the sun.
I reduced my "work" schedule from five nights a week to two.  (I'm a musician).
So now all the excuses are gone, so it's time  to get serious.  First goal is to get below 270.  I'm 6' 5" and eventually need to get down to below 250. 
Piece of cake right?  No, make that salad.  :)
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: SFL BassHunter on May 05, 2018, 07:05:33 AM
Juiced for the first time in a long time this morning.

2 Medium Carrots, 1 cucumber, 1 kiwi, 3 handfuls of spinach, 1 grapefruit.

Got a little over 10oz of juice out of all that. The spinach yields the least and the cucumber the most.
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Lipripper on May 05, 2018, 11:53:02 AM
Juiced for the first time in a long time this morning.

2 Medium Carrots, 1 cucumber, 1 kiwi, 3 handfuls of spinach, 1 grapefruit.

Got a little over 10oz of juice out of all that. The spinach yields the least and the cucumber the most.
I never could drink all them Juice things with all that stuff in it.yuck they tried to sneak some of them shakes with all that healthy stuff in it with out telling my what it had in it but I tasted it just to make them happy.. I know they were just trying to help me with my cancer to get me better but I just couldn't drink that stuff.
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: D.W. Verts on May 11, 2018, 11:19:59 PM
I finally started getting rid of some of the weight that the Prednezone put on me this last fall and winter (I will never take that drug again. Just horrible).

I've been drinkin' a LOT of water. It's easier when it's 80-90 degrees out.

And while I still have pain issues, I'm starting a little workout regimen with free weights. Dig it- I AM getting back into "better" shape.
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Lipripper on May 13, 2018, 01:41:29 PM
I finally started getting rid of some of the weight that the Prednezone put on me this last fall and winter (I will never take that drug again. Just horrible).

I've been drinkin' a LOT of water. It's easier when it's 80-90 degrees out.

And while I still have pain issues, I'm starting a little workout regimen with free weights. Dig it- I AM getting back into "better" shape.
Dale that's good to hear and just keep at it. I'm still holding my weight at around 190 LBs so all is good on my end also.
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: SFL BassHunter on May 23, 2018, 06:15:01 AM
Been doing at least one healthy meal per day and itís not enough. Time to get strict with the diet. This week I started eating 2 healthy meals and yesterday I started drinking green tea. 2 times a day.
BTW green tea helped me lose a bunch of weight a long time ago. That stuff helps burn fat and improves metabolism. Iím hoping it helps me again.

My main goal now is to cut out sugar and carbs as best I can. Itís not easy since most of the foods I love are full of carbs.
Iíve also decided to cut out red meat.

This rain is stopping me from doing my 15 min walks at work. I need to find breaks in the rain and get them in though.


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Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Lipripper on May 23, 2018, 07:51:47 PM
Been doing at least one healthy meal per day and itís not enough. Time to get strict with the diet. This week I started eating 2 healthy meals and yesterday I started drinking green tea. 2 times a day.
BTW green tea helped me lose a bunch of weight a long time ago. That stuff helps burn fat and improves metabolism. Iím hoping it helps me again.

My main goal now is to cut out sugar and carbs as best I can. Itís not easy since most of the foods I love are full of carbs.
Iíve also decided to cut out red meat.

This rain is stopping me from doing my 15 min walks at work. I need to find breaks in the rain and get them in though.


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Good to see you keeping up with this Rick and Green Tea is good stuff. ;D
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: SFL BassHunter on May 24, 2018, 06:06:36 AM
Good to see you keeping up with this Rick and Green Tea is good stuff. ;D
Thanks Lip!
Iím serious about the life style change. I went to publix yesterday and bought healthy foods. Iím also going to start taking lunch to work. Got me a lunch bag and some meal prep containers that are perfect to keep portion control.
Long gone are the days of eating a massive plate of food.


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Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Bassinkorea on May 24, 2018, 06:28:19 AM
Rick, I have lost almost 35 pounds since last October. The biggest contributor to that was I started running around 3 times per week.
The second part was my diet. For several reasons, it is quite difficult for my to find and buy all these healthy style foods and figure out all of the fat, carbs, calories, etc. So what I do is cut out a lot of meat and replaced with veggies and just reduce the portion sizes.
The third thing I have done is cut out alcohol almost all together. I was never a huge drinker (don't listen to Lip, he lies  ~beer~ ), but I did like a few drinks on the weekend. However, now that I am running 3 times per week, I feel like I am cheating myself if I have a drink. Eventually, I just stopped wanting to drink.

Sorry for jumping in your thread with my story, but I hope it might help you a little.

Good luck with your lifestyle change, you will feel so much better for it sooner rather than later.
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Kris on May 24, 2018, 06:35:38 AM
When I retired in early 2016 I was just a touch over 300 lbs. I am presently right around 250 and hopefully losing some more. I would be happy right around 215, haven't been under 200 lbs since my Military days.
My biggest help was not having Fast Food for lunch every day. Then I found out I am Type 2 Diabetic so I had to watch my Carb intake. Well, that hasn't worked out so well lately. My blood sugar in the morning is elevated more but that might be part of this stomach thing. I've got an appointment with a Gastro Doctor in early June to see what that is.
When I lost my most weight, down to 200 lbs, a few years ago I had Lean Cuisine for lunch every day and did a quite bit of walking. Cindy and I started walking a couple days a week but that has slacked off a bit.
Good luck Rick.
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: SFL BassHunter on May 24, 2018, 07:31:02 AM
Rick, I have lost almost 35 pounds since last October. The biggest contributor to that was I started running around 3 times per week.
The second part was my diet. For several reasons, it is quite difficult for my to find and buy all these healthy style foods and figure out all of the fat, carbs, calories, etc. So what I do is cut out a lot of meat and replaced with veggies and just reduce the portion sizes.
The third thing I have done is cut out alcohol almost all together. I was never a huge drinker (don't listen to Lip, he lies  ~beer~ ), but I did like a few drinks on the weekend. However, now that I am running 3 times per week, I feel like I am cheating myself if I have a drink. Eventually, I just stopped wanting to drink.

Sorry for jumping in your thread with my story, but I hope it might help you a little.

Good luck with your lifestyle change, you will feel so much better for it sooner rather than later.

Iím glad you shared. This isnít my thread this is a thread for everyone!
I quit drinking a few years ago. Iíll have the occasional whiskey at a family party but thatís about it. By occasionally I mean almost never lol.

Youíre correct potion control is important and the running helps for sure. I wonít be doing any running yet. Im going to try and get back to being able to walk a 5k. If I can do a 5k 3 to 4 times a week Iíll be able to drop weight till I can get to the point where I can try and run.
Going to have to put fishing on the back burner during the week to accomplish the walking.


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Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: cport on May 24, 2018, 08:02:52 AM

Going to have to put fishing on the back burner during the week to accomplish the walking.


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Maybe work in some spinnerbait only fishing during the week? Just one cast, reel, and move, one cast, reel and move. I know it won't burn as many calories as a 15 minute walk, but if you do it for an hour, maybe it will be about the same. I know the goal is to maintain an increased heart rate, so I don't know if that will work or not, but you could try it once to see. Just a (possibly stupid) thought. I guess the only problem would be if it turns out to be a killer technique, you won't be walking as much lo
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: SFL BassHunter on May 24, 2018, 03:30:27 PM
Maybe work in some spinnerbait only fishing during the week? Just one cast, reel, and move, one cast, reel and move. I know it won't burn as many calories as a 15 minute walk, but if you do it for an hour, maybe it will be about the same. I know the goal is to maintain an increased heart rate, so I don't know if that will work or not, but you could try it once to see. Just a (possibly stupid) thought. I guess the only problem would be if it turns out to be a killer technique, you won't be walking as much lo

It was a technique that worked well for me last year and put some nice fish on the bank for me.



When I retired in early 2016 I was just a touch over 300 lbs. I am presently right around 250 and hopefully losing some more. I would be happy right around 215, haven't been under 200 lbs since my Military days.
My biggest help was not having Fast Food for lunch every day. Then I found out I am Type 2 Diabetic so I had to watch my Carb intake. Well, that hasn't worked out so well lately. My blood sugar in the morning is elevated more but that might be part of this stomach thing. I've got an appointment with a Gastro Doctor in early June to see what that is.
When I lost my most weight, down to 200 lbs, a few years ago I had Lean Cuisine for lunch every day and did a quite bit of walking. Cindy and I started walking a couple days a week but that has slacked off a bit.
Good luck Rick.
Thanks, the down side with Lean Cuisine diets is the salt intake. All that stuff has so much sodium.

Carbs are bad. They are the sole reason why I gain weight. When I cut them out, I lose weight. It's that simple. So that's my strategy. But I am only cutting out the bad carbs, not the good ones.
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: SFL BassHunter on May 31, 2018, 11:09:00 AM
Down 9lbs since last Wednesday.
343 down to 334.


Daily (Supplied by MyFitnessPal according to my weight and height) goals are under
2,130 calories
133g Carbs
95g Fat
186g Protein
2,300mg Sodium
80g sugar

I've done very good at staying under these numbers daily, and have actually not gone over 1,950 calories any day yet. Generally I am hitting around 1700 calories daily. Though Calories ultimately are critical, my main goal of keeping carbs and sugar down are helping me hit my calorie goal with ease.

At some point I suspect I will hit a wall. Once I hit the wall, I'll make an adjustment to keep dropping weight.


Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Lipripper on May 31, 2018, 11:15:17 AM
Down 9lbs since last Wednesday.
343 down to 334.


Daily (Supplied by MyFitnessPal according to my weight and height) goals are under
2,130 calories
133g Carbs
95g Fat
186g Protein
2,300mg Sodium
80g sugar

I've done very good at staying under these numbers daily, and have actually not gone over 1,950 calories any day yet. Generally I am hitting around 1700 calories daily. Though Calories ultimately are critical, my main goal of keeping carbs and sugar down are helping me hit my calorie goal with ease.

At some point I suspect I will hit a wall. Once I hit the wall, I'll make an adjustment to keep dropping weight.
Keep at it Rick your doing great. ~c~ ~c~
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on May 31, 2018, 03:49:22 PM
That's awesome Rick!!!  ~c~ 

My weigh in day is tomorrow. This flu has been kicking my butt and I haven't been eating much at all. The hard part for me right now is that the med that my doc put me on to help with the prostate is a form of a steroid and is known to cause weight gain, so I may be fighting a losing battle. But I'm NOT giving up.  ~bb
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Lipripper on June 01, 2018, 01:43:54 PM
That's awesome Rick!!!  ~c~ 

My weigh in day is tomorrow. This flu has been kicking my butt and I haven't been eating much at all. The hard part for me right now is that the med that my doc put me on to help with the prostate is a form of a steroid and is known to cause weight gain, so I may be fighting a losing battle. But I'm NOT giving up.  ~bb
keep at it Smallie and hope them pills don't pack on to much weight.
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on June 01, 2018, 07:02:26 PM
Well, I'm UP 1.6 lbs even though I've barely eaten in the past week. It's got to be the steroids.  :(
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Lipripper on June 01, 2018, 07:13:40 PM
Well, I'm UP 1.6 lbs even though I've barely eaten in the past week. It's got to be the steroids.  :(
They will do that to you. Just hope you can keep it at a low level.
Title: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Dark3 on June 01, 2018, 10:01:36 PM
If I can help let me know. Message me if you want, im glad to talk. I might provide tough answers but I will support you in your fitness needs. Remember if it isnt hard, your doing it wrong. Summer is not the time for intermediate fasting if you work outside. This stuff is a science like fishing. Be careful as to not worsen your health while trying to improve it which is surprisingly easy to do if you are trying to starve your way skinny. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180602/981f0965522f713f7aa8714ecd511560.heic)


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Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Bassinlou on June 02, 2018, 08:12:55 AM
Great points Dark.
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on June 03, 2018, 03:20:47 PM
If I can help let me know. Message me if you want, im glad to talk. I might provide tough answers but I will support you in your fitness needs. Remember if it isnt hard, your doing it wrong. Summer is not the time for intermediate fasting if you work outside. This stuff is a science like fishing. Be careful as to not worsen your health while trying to improve it which is surprisingly easy to do if you are trying to starve your way skinny. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180602/981f0965522f713f7aa8714ecd511560.heic)


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Good to see you back. We keep you,  your family and the others you serve with in our daily prayers.

Appreciate any help and suggestions. My not eating was due to having the flu. I know better than to try and eat my way thin by not eating. Back in December I was diagnosed with prostate cancer and one of the meds they have me on is a steroid so it's making it tougher to drop the pounds.

Besides the steroid issue the biggest problems I'm fighting are a combination of my age (58) and a variety of health issues including arthritis and a slew of back problems to include advanced degenerative disc disease, spinal arthritis, multiple pinched nerves and sciatica.

So if you got any suggestions for a plan that would help an old broke down man like me I'm all ears.

Thanks brother and welcome home.

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Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: coldfront on June 03, 2018, 03:30:46 PM
And while I still have pain issues, I'm starting a little workout regimen with free weights. Dig it- I AM getting back into "better" shape.

one week into the free weights here.  starting slow and adding.  legs come next.
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: SFL BassHunter on June 03, 2018, 06:02:49 PM
one week into the free weights here.  starting slow and adding.  legs come next.

 ~bb
Awesome deal! Progress is progress.
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Dark3 on June 04, 2018, 07:15:01 AM
Good to see you back. We keep you,  your family and the others you serve with in our daily prayers.

Appreciate any help and suggestions. My not eating was due to having the flu. I know better than to try and eat my way thin by not eating. Back in December I was diagnosed with prostate cancer and one of the meds they have me on is a steroid so it's making it tougher to drop the pounds.

Besides the steroid issue the biggest problems I'm fighting are a combination of my age (58) and a variety of health issues including arthritis and a slew of back problems to include advanced degenerative disc disease, spinal arthritis, multiple pinched nerves and sciatica.

So if you got any suggestions for a plan that would help an old broke down man like me I'm all ears.

Thanks brother and welcome home.

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Im sorry to hear about your illness smallie. I know you have been through the ringer the last few years and you have what it takes to get healthy. Boy oh boy the back pain, I still also have deg. Disk, arthritis, disk pretrusion, stenosis. At one time I was on daily pain meds for years. Havent taken any meds for about 2 years. For me, excersise is the best and only truly effective tool for pain management.


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Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: SFL BassHunter on June 04, 2018, 07:43:21 AM
Some more progress for me.
Started at 343
Checkpoint Thursday 334
Today 331

Goal is to be under 315 by the end of this month. If I continue at the same pace I should have no problem getting under that.


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Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on June 04, 2018, 03:44:41 PM
That's great Rick!  ~c~ Keep it up bud.
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Bassinkorea on June 04, 2018, 07:05:52 PM
WTG Rick, great work and great progress. Keep it up  ~c~ ~c~ ~bb
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: cortman on June 04, 2018, 07:19:43 PM
Great progress Rick, keep it up!
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: SFL BassHunter on June 05, 2018, 08:48:22 AM
Thanks for the encouragement guys!
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Lipripper on June 05, 2018, 12:50:48 PM
Way to go Rick your doing great  ~c~ ~c~ I'm still holding my weight at around 192 LBs. I still don't get hungry and nothing taste like it use to but so far I've been able to hold my weight up with what I do eat even if it's not as healthy as it should be.
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: SFL BassHunter on June 05, 2018, 01:25:19 PM
Way to go Rick your doing great  ~c~ ~c~ I'm still holding my weight at around 192 LBs. I still don't get hungry and nothing taste like it use to but so far I've been able to hold my weight up with what I do eat even if it's not as healthy as it should be.
That's good news Lip. As long as you maintain! If you start to drop weight, you gotta get on the Cuban diet.

White Rice with Black Beans, Fried Sweet Plantains, and fried pork chunks!
Do that 2 times a day for a week and you'll put on some weight. If you don't then you're not eating enough rice lol.
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Lipripper on June 05, 2018, 01:42:55 PM
That's good news Lip. As long as you maintain! If you start to drop weight, you gotta get on the Cuban diet.

White Rice with Black Beans, Fried Sweet Plantains, and fried pork chunks!
Do that 2 times a day for a week and you'll put on some weight. If you don't then you're not eating enough rice lol.

I can't eat rice there is something in it that makes me gag and throw up.  lo lo
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: SFL BassHunter on June 05, 2018, 01:43:51 PM
I can't eat rice there is something in it that makes me gag and throw up.  lo lo
Oh you wouldn't make a good Cuban then.  :shocking: lol

Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: cport on June 05, 2018, 01:45:38 PM
Oh you wouldn't make a good Cuban then.  :shocking: lol


Then make me an honorary Cubano, luvs me some picadillo
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: SFL BassHunter on June 05, 2018, 01:46:31 PM
Then make me an honorary Cubano, luvs me some picadillo
Picadillo is awesome!
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: cport on June 05, 2018, 01:52:18 PM
Picadillo is awesome!
So is Ropa Vieja
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: SFL BassHunter on June 05, 2018, 02:07:42 PM
So is Ropa Vieja
Not a fan, prefer Vaca Frita. Ropa Vieja is too chewy sometimes.
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: cport on June 05, 2018, 05:11:04 PM
Not a fan, prefer Vaca Frita. Ropa Vieja is too chewy sometimes.
Si, but not if done right.
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Dark3 on June 05, 2018, 06:56:34 PM
A descent read... https://www.healthline.com/health/catabolism-vs-anabolism#bottom-line (https://www.healthline.com/health/catabolism-vs-anabolism#bottom-line)


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Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on June 06, 2018, 03:17:29 PM
A descent read... https://www.healthline.com/health/catabolism-vs-anabolism#bottom-line (https://www.healthline.com/health/catabolism-vs-anabolism#bottom-line)


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Thanks Dark that does look interesting. I'll have to put it aside til I can find the time to read it though.
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: SFL BassHunter on June 06, 2018, 03:48:15 PM
Thanks for the link Dark.
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Dark3 on June 08, 2018, 08:21:29 AM
I ran a 11 miler this morning. Well ran 10 miles and suffered a panic attack causing me to feel like I couldnít breathe. Its gotta be the worst possible time to have a panic attack is when your already out of breath, and your lungs are numb from over an hour of sustained heavi g breathing. Very scary stuff. Walked a mile back to civilization and am now at a troop hospital.


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Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: SFL BassHunter on June 08, 2018, 08:30:35 AM
I ran a 11 miler this morning. Well ran 10 miles and suffered a panic attack causing me to feel like I couldnít breathe. Its gotta be the worst possible time to have a panic attack is when your already out of breath, and your lungs are numb from over an hour of sustained heavi g breathing. Very scary stuff. Walked a mile back to civilization and am now at a troop hospital.


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I've had panic attacks they are no joke. I've never had one after running 10 miles. Mainly cause I've never run anywhere near 10 miles in my life at any given time lol.
Bet that was horrible. Not all panic attacks are the same either. Some just hit your breathing and make you dizzy. Others can cause you to break down and cry uncontrollably for no reason, while making you shiver like you're in 15 degree weather with no clothes on.
It's crazy, and horrible.
Sorry you're having to deal with panic attacks. Luckily I haven't had one in over a year.
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Dark3 on June 08, 2018, 10:15:26 AM
I've had panic attacks they are no joke. I've never had one after running 10 miles. Mainly cause I've never run anywhere near 10 miles in my life at any given time lol.
Bet that was horrible. Not all panic attacks are the same either. Some just hit your breathing and make you dizzy. Others can cause you to break down and cry uncontrollably for no reason, while making you shiver like you're in 15 degree weather with no clothes on.
It's crazy, and horrible.
Sorry you're having to deal with panic attacks. Luckily I haven't had one in over a year.
Thank you. Ive also had those freezing spells and they are terrible too. The doc gave me lorazapam (adivan) or something that sounds like that for acute treatment. Its weird how these things go into remission and then come back like this. I was only 2 runs away from completing my goal of a 13.1 half marathon. Really sucks but even know I dont think this sais anything to my physical fitness, I know I am highly likely to have another freakout if I continue.


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Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Lipripper on June 08, 2018, 10:42:06 AM
I ran a 11 miler this morning. Well ran 10 miles and suffered a panic attack causing me to feel like I couldnít breathe. Its gotta be the worst possible time to have a panic attack is when your already out of breath, and your lungs are numb from over an hour of sustained heavi g breathing. Very scary stuff. Walked a mile back to civilization and am now at a troop hospital.


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Hope your going to be all right. Rick I have never ran that much at all  ~sweat
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: SFL BassHunter on June 08, 2018, 10:45:27 AM
Thank you. Ive also had those freezing spells and they are terrible too. The doc gave me lorazapam (adivan) or something that sounds like that for acute treatment. Its weird how these things go into remission and then come back like this. I was only 2 runs away from completing my goal of a 13.1 half marathon. Really sucks but even know I dont think this sais anything to my physical fitness, I know I am highly likely to have another freakout if I continue.


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Lorazopam is what I was taking for a while after 2 major panic attacks

I stopped but I think I should get back on it. Really took away my stress, also I think balanced whatever chemical in my brain that makes me want to eat food even when Iím not hungry.
I lost a good amount of weight while taking lorazopam.
I also liked that I didnít road rage while taking it lol.


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Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Dark3 on June 08, 2018, 02:06:45 PM
Lorazopam is what I was taking for a while after 2 major panic attacks

I stopped but I think I should get back on it. Really took away my stress, also I think balanced whatever chemical in my brain that makes me want to eat food even when Iím not hungry.
I lost a good amount of weight while taking lorazopam.
I also liked that I didnít road rage while taking it lol.


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I just ordered a 6 pack of Yingalings and a oreo frosty when my wife ran out to the store so Idk about the appetite thing lol.


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Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on June 08, 2018, 07:41:08 PM
I took Lorazepam for a while. In my case it turned out it wasn't panic attacks after all but a hyperactive adrenal gland. But I'll tell you what. The first time it happened I thought I was either dying of a heart attack or that maybe somebody slipped something in my drink. It's scary for sure.

The problem with that class of drugs (Benzodiazepines) is that eventually you need more and more to reach the same level of affect. They are highly addictive and you can't just stop taking them or you risk serious seizures and severe drops in blood pressure that could be fatal so be careful and follow doctors orders with it.

I got to the point where I was chewing it like candy. So they switched me over to Klonopin. I still take a small maintenance dose of that but it's efffectiveness is not what it once was. I'm actually trying to slowly wean myself off of it. If I'm going to have the feelings anyway then I don't want to be filling my body with some synthetic chemical that isn't really doing much for me.

But I know other people that have been taking the Lorezepam in a small dose for years and it works wonders for them so I guess in part it's an individual thing.

Good luck with it Dark and please keep us posted.
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Dark3 on June 08, 2018, 09:05:30 PM
Thanks for sharing smallie, I hope to treat the root of the problem or at worst switch over to a daily use type medication.


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Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: SFL BassHunter on June 11, 2018, 10:29:31 AM
I took Lorazepam for a while. In my case it turned out it wasn't panic attacks after all but a hyperactive adrenal gland. But I'll tell you what. The first time it happened I thought I was either dying of a heart attack or that maybe somebody slipped something in my drink. It's scary for sure.

The problem with that class of drugs (Benzodiazepines) is that eventually you need more and more to reach the same level of affect. They are highly addictive and you can't just stop taking them or you risk serious seizures and severe drops in blood pressure that could be fatal so be careful and follow doctors orders with it.

I got to the point where I was chewing it like candy. So they switched me over to Klonopin. I still take a small maintenance dose of that but it's efffectiveness is not what it once was. I'm actually trying to slowly wean myself off of it. If I'm going to have the feelings anyway then I don't want to be filling my body with some synthetic chemical that isn't really doing much for me.

But I know other people that have been taking the Lorezepam in a small dose for years and it works wonders for them so I guess in part it's an individual thing.

Good luck with it Dark and please keep us posted.

I don't get addicted to things, except food. Interestingly enough, I took a Klonopin my boss gave me one day, he is on that stuff and has been for a long time. Like you said it requires more and more and more. Anyways took the Klonopin and I felt like it made things worse. It got my heart racing, and sent me into a near panic attack. I'll never touch Klonopin again.

My doctor when he proscribed Lorazopam told me it was a daily use type medication. I would take one every morning, did that for 6 months. Made me feel great all day lol.
Title: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Dark3 on June 11, 2018, 10:31:46 AM
Im going in to see the doc today. They may want to put me on zoloft. I think I may have a form of OCD that is causing this stuff


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Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: SFL BassHunter on June 11, 2018, 10:35:05 AM
Lorazepam Side Effects:

Drowsiness, dizziness, loss of coordination, headache, nausea, blurred vision, change in sexual interest/ability, constipation, heartburn, or change in appetite may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

The change in appetite is the one I need lol. Luckily the other side effects never hit me. I just got the good one.
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Lipripper on June 11, 2018, 04:16:15 PM
Lorazepam Side Effects:

Drowsiness, dizziness, loss of coordination, headache, nausea, blurred vision, change in sexual interest/ability, constipation, heartburn, or change in appetite may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

The change in appetite is the one I need lol. Luckily the other side effects never hit me. I just got the good one.

Good for you Rick glad you didn't get them other side effects  ~sweat  I was lucky and didn't get too many of the side effects from my Chemo and radiation treatment. Other than numb feet... loos of appetite..weakness and a few more. I'm still holding my weight at around 191 pounds since I came off the feeding tube about a year ago.
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: D.W. Verts on June 11, 2018, 09:35:42 PM
I'm glad to see that folks are sticking with this.

Very slow improvements on my part, but there are improvements. I'm lifting light weights again several days a week. Trying to get around any injuries due to my lack of physical activity for almost three years. We'll see.

Core work, core work, core work.
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: SteelHorseCowboy on June 12, 2018, 07:20:46 AM
Heh... I'm back to my original starting weight and smoking habit.

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Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Dark3 on June 12, 2018, 07:24:11 AM
I'm glad to see that folks are sticking with this.

Very slow improvements on my part, but there are improvements. I'm lifting light weights again several days a week. Trying to get around any injuries due to my lack of physical activity for almost three years. We'll see.

Core work, core work, core work.
Im all about planks. Great if you have lower back issues as to not agrivate it and also strengthens the lower back


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Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Wizard on June 12, 2018, 08:44:02 AM
When I retired, I looked like Tarzan. 6'1'' and 240 lbs. of muscle. Ten years, 6 operations, nursing home stays, broken back, yada, yada. Today, 5'8" and 265lbs. I now look like Jackie Gleason. I am fortunate to afford a personal trainer twice a week. She has me able to walk again. I'm losing weight----slowly. I started at 285 over 2 years ago. I use the trainer because she has a degree in how muscles work together. She concentrated on the muscles I needed to walk and keep my balance. The doctors said I wouldn't be able to walk again and I would die within 3 years. My warranty expired last year and I'm still here. My upper body strength is back to my normal and I've lost 10 inches around my waist. DON'T LET PEOPLE TELL YOU YOU'RE SCREWED AND CAN'T GET BETTER!

Wizard
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Lipripper on June 12, 2018, 11:01:34 AM
When I retired, I looked like Tarzan. 6'1'' and 240 lbs. of muscle. Ten years, 6 operations, nursing home stays, broken back, yada, yada. Today, 5'8" and 265lbs. I now look like Jackie Gleason. I am fortunate to afford a personal trainer twice a week. She has me able to walk again. I'm losing weight----slowly. I started at 285 over 2 years ago. I use the trainer because she has a degree in how muscles work together. She concentrated on the muscles I needed to walk and keep my balance. The doctors said I wouldn't be able to walk again and I would die within 3 years. My warranty expired last year and I'm still here. My upper body strength is back to my normal and I've lost 10 inches around my waist. DON'T LET PEOPLE TELL YOU YOU'RE SCREWED AND CAN'T GET BETTER!

Wizard
Good for you Wizard  ~c~ ~c~
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: D.W. Verts on June 12, 2018, 10:48:00 PM
I AM screwed. But I'm too hard-headed to give in.
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: D.W. Verts on July 17, 2018, 07:13:47 PM
Hey everyone, wake up.

Summer's tough on folks, no doubt. But I have finally got a weight lifting program in place (watching my back issues closely) and my diet of late has been almost exclusively fruits, grilled chicke & the like. It feels good to be gettin' on with it.
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Bigwrench on July 18, 2018, 08:37:25 AM
Well Iím 7 months late but figured d jump in here and see if I can keep up ;)
Currently 304.8 and on my 3rd try to get the weight down now.
  First attempt was the advocare try just before one of the Guntersville rallies , which worked out well and I was down on the 230-240 range. Second attempt was the KETO lifestyle right after they removed my CTLSO device and I had peaked out at 309 which for about 6 weeks went extremely well and I dropped around 35 lbs as long as I stuck to the plan. Now Iím 5 weeks into the VHAs 16 week MOVE program and donít think itís what I was hoping for. So Iím going to try a combination of things and hope for the best. Everyone had the chili dogs last night and I had steamed tilapia with steamed California vegetable medley and water.  Good luck everyone.
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: SFL BassHunter on July 18, 2018, 09:39:08 AM
I fell of the wagon. The wagon then backed up and ran over my legs then dumped a wagon full of pizza in my mouth.

Stress has got me stress eating again. Not Bueno.   :surrender:   :help:
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Lipripper on July 18, 2018, 11:50:06 AM
I was thinking about this thread and was wondering how everyone was doing. I'm still holding my weight at between 185 to 195 lbs so I'm good with that. I still don't get hungry and have to make myself eat just to keep my weight up. I'm starting to eat a few more things like a little pizza and chicken and fried potatoes. I put Country Bobs sauce on all my meat food like chicken and pork and beef just so I can eat it.
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on July 18, 2018, 06:44:20 PM
My BIL gave me a gift certificate to Target last Christmas that has been sitting on my desk cause I generally don't find anything there that I want. But I found some adjustable dumbells that go from 5 to 25 pounds so I got them last week.

Just a week in but I already feel better putting my muscles to work. Trying to eat better but I'm having some trouble there and I still can't kick the soda although I have cut it down and am drinking spring water and green tea the majority of the time.

My doc told me that especially since I'm lifting weights to build muscle to not pay attention to the scale but to pay attention to my waistline. I still have to deal with the weight gain from the med I am taking for my prostate but she says even though I probably can't achieve my goal of getting back to between 180 and 200 pounds I may be able to at least get on the winning side especially if I can drop the soda.

Hang in there guys.

Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: the_huber_show on July 30, 2018, 11:52:57 AM
I wasn't around for the beginning of this but 2 years ago I was at 250.  Started running 3-4 days a week and eating cleaner.  Then got into powerlifting and lost a total of 50lbs.  Since Thanksgiving I have slowly put the weight back on.  Got on the scale this morning it showed 240.4lbs.  Started eating cleaner again today and plan on going back to the gym soon.  Just been enjoying the summer but I can't take this belly anymore as it causes me to sleep worse and back pain.
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Lipripper on July 30, 2018, 01:39:19 PM
I wasn't around for the beginning of this but 2 years ago I was at 250.  Started running 3-4 days a week and eating cleaner.  Then got into powerlifting and lost a total of 50lbs.  Since Thanksgiving I have slowly put the weight back on.  Got on the scale this morning it showed 240.4lbs.  Started eating cleaner again today and plan on going back to the gym soon.  Just been enjoying the summer but I can't take this belly anymore as it causes me to sleep worse and back pain.
Your right about big belly causing back pain. I don't eat clean but as long as I can keep my weight up between 185 and 190 LB I'm happy with that under the circumstances. I eat because I have to not because I'm hungry.
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: the_huber_show on October 16, 2018, 09:02:12 AM
This eating healthy stuff is for the birds :)


Back to meal prep and getting back on track!
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: SFL BassHunter on October 16, 2018, 09:03:06 AM
Iíve completely fallen off the wagon.


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Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Wizard on October 16, 2018, 09:40:43 AM
I've lost 30 pounds since January. I want to lose another 20 pounds. That will put me 10 pounds under my working weight. Only problem is, I used to look like Tarzan and now look like Jackie Gleason.

Wizard
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: the_huber_show on October 16, 2018, 09:49:34 AM
Iíve completely fallen off the wagon.


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Get back on!  The key is not giving up and getting back to it

I've lost 30 pounds since January. I want to lose another 20 pounds. That will put me 10 pounds under my working weight. Only problem is, I used to look like Tarzan and now look like Jackie Gleason.

Wizard


Way to go!!!
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Lipripper on October 16, 2018, 12:48:17 PM
I just weighed yesterday and it was 194 lbs so I'm still doing good. Not eating a lot healthy stuff but eat a bowl of Frosted Mini-Wheats every morning and a verity of nuts and pot pies and fish (my Crappie fillets) and french fries and potatoes like I make them out on the grill and ice cream and chicken and steak from time to time. I guess I really need to eat more vegies but not to many of them I like. OH well as long as I can keep my weight up it's all good.
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: the_huber_show on October 16, 2018, 01:16:03 PM
I just weighed yesterday and it was 194 lbs so I'm still doing good. Not eating a lot healthy stuff but eat a bowl of Frosted Mini-Wheats every morning and a verity of nuts and pot pies and fish (my Crappie fillets) and french fries and potatoes like I make them out on the grill and ice cream and chicken and steak from time to time. I guess I really need to eat more vegies but not to many of them I like. OH well as long as I can keep my weight up it's all good.


Whatever works for you!  That's the key is not dieting but lifestyle.  Whatever works in your life and allows you to hit the goals you want
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: SteelHorseCowboy on October 16, 2018, 03:12:17 PM
Every time someone posts to this thread I see a preview pic of my gnarly feet with big numbers between them.

I'm up to 265 now.

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Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on October 16, 2018, 03:42:41 PM
Every time someone posts to this thread I see a preview pic of my gnarly feet with big numbers between them.

I'm up to 265 now.

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Quit braggin'!!!  lo

I won't even tell what I weigh but your a skinny guy compared to me. I'm still lifting to build muscle and stretching along with trying to eat healthier. This damn steroid med the docs gave me for the prostate cancer is just keeping the weight packed on.

Of course the amount of sugary soda I still consume in a day doesn't help.  ~shhh ~shhh ~shhh ::)

I'm not giving up though. I'll find a way to get to where I want to be. I lost 89 pounds between the end of 2009 and the spring of 2011. If I can find a way to offset the effects of this med I WILL do it again!!!  ~bb
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: SFL BassHunter on October 16, 2018, 05:33:08 PM
Every time someone posts to this thread I see a preview pic of my gnarly feet with big numbers between them.

I'm up to 265 now.

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If only someone would post a better picture. Lol but yeah I keep seeing your gnarly feet too


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Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: the_huber_show on October 17, 2018, 08:08:10 AM
Just bought more meal prep containers and a new meal prep container lunch bag....time to get strong again and lose some weight!

The other guy I work with starts vacation for 2 weeks Monday.  Once he get's back I'm joining my gym again and starting my powerlifting/strongman routine again
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Bigwrench on October 18, 2018, 09:52:06 PM
Quit braggin'!!!  lo

I won't even tell what I weigh but your a skinny guy compared to me. I'm still lifting to build muscle and stretching along with trying to eat healthier. This damn steroid med the docs gave me for the prostate cancer is just keeping the weight packed on.

Of course the amount of sugary soda I still consume in a day doesn't help.  ~shhh ~shhh ~shhh ::)

I'm not giving up though. I'll find a way to get to where I want to be. I lost 89 pounds between the end of 2009 and the spring of 2011. If I can find a way to offset the effects of this med I WILL do it again!!!  ~bb
Iím having issues with one of my meds also. In the MOVE program at the VA but they are saying it may be one of the meds I take. Been fluctuating a lot but not losing a large amount yet.
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: the_huber_show on October 19, 2018, 08:38:42 AM
Quit braggin'!!!  lo

I won't even tell what I weigh but your a skinny guy compared to me. I'm still lifting to build muscle and stretching along with trying to eat healthier. This damn steroid med the docs gave me for the prostate cancer is just keeping the weight packed on.

Of course the amount of sugary soda I still consume in a day doesn't help.  ~shhh ~shhh ~shhh ::)

I'm not giving up though. I'll find a way to get to where I want to be. I lost 89 pounds between the end of 2009 and the spring of 2011. If I can find a way to offset the effects of this med I WILL do it again!!!  ~bb

What kind of lifting program are you running?
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on October 19, 2018, 03:13:13 PM
What kind of lifting program are you running?

Right now it's just dumbells every other day but it's a pretty complete workout. Takes me a about an hour and a half to complete. A few months back I had some gift cards sitting around and I was able to get a set of adjustable dumbells that I like a lot. Just lift the pin and slide it to select the number of plates.

Each dumbell only goes up to 25 pounds though, and I am already doing 3 sets of 15 at the 25 lb max for most exercises. It's good enough for me for now though and not too shabby for an old guy who hasn't worked out in a loooong time.  ~bb

Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Smallie_Stalker on October 19, 2018, 03:18:29 PM
Iím having issues with one of my meds also. In the MOVE program at the VA but they are saying it may be one of the meds I take. Been fluctuating a lot but not losing a large amount yet.

Man, I'm sorry I missed you but so glad to see you stop by. I've been praying hard for you brother. Keep at it and try not to let the struggles get you down. How's Tammy Greyson and the rest of the family doing?
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Bigwrench on October 27, 2018, 08:36:24 AM
Man, I'm sorry I missed you but so glad to see you stop by. I've been praying hard for you brother. Keep at it and try not to let the struggles get you down. How's Tammy Greyson and the rest of the family doing?
Thanks brother.  They are doing great, just hanging in there :).


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Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: the_huber_show on November 12, 2018, 10:43:20 AM
First day back to the gym tonight!  Weighed this morning at 255 :(

Time to put in the work and drop this extra 50+ pounds
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Bassinlou on November 13, 2018, 04:52:32 PM
First day back to the gym tonight!  Weighed this morning at 255 :(

Time to put in the work and drop this extra 50+ pounds
Someone is going to be sore this week. :)

Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: the_huber_show on November 14, 2018, 07:25:52 AM
Someone is going to be sore this week. :)


 :surrender: to say the least yes!

Monday I did some light bench work, triceps and some back
Yesterday I did squats and all legs for the first time since May!

I can barrely get out of my chair at work today  ~roflmao

Off day today as I have some stuff todo after work.

Tomorrow - probably deadlift and some biceps
Friday - squat and bench again



I focus on powerlifting with a side of strongman from time to time. 

Ready to get my strength back!

I started my weight loss journey 2 1/2 years ago.  Started at 250 and I would hit the track 3-4 days a week.  With eating right and jogging I lost 30 pounds in about 2 1/2 months.  Then I started lifting again.  When I started I could barely bench 135lbs, squat 185lbs and deadlift was a joke.

Before I stopped back in may I hit my personal best of bench 275lbs, squat 360lbs and deadlift 440lbs


Time to beat all 3 and bust my  ^-^
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Bassinlou on November 22, 2018, 10:59:09 AM
I have been following this thread from the beginning since Dec 2017. Watching everyone announce their health goals and how they planned to accomplish these goals is a process that has always intrigued me. I had health and fitness goals of my own as well, but I let that dang "voice" in my head govern my decisions and I ended up committing to 0 health and fitness goals all together.

Fast forward to July 2018 and I had had enough. My Bday into my mid-forties was coming up and I was feeling like an absolute slug. I had to make up my mind and do something, anything, to bring life into my body again.

Then one day, while watching you-tube videos, I came across a video about Intermittent fasting. The topic peaked my interest, so I began watching several more videos and reading up on this topic. The more I read, the "good voice" in my head began to wake up from its slumber and I felt it was time to make a stand and make my change. I began to formulate a plan and decided to challenge myself. The challenge is called the 16/8 challenge. Basically, I do not eat or drink anything that will raise my insulin levels for 16 straight hours. I then have a 6-8 hour window where I eat. After my last meal for the day, which is dinner, I don't eat again for another 16 hour window. Extreme?? Maybe. But, I made up my mind to challenge myself and basically just skip breakfast.
Enter challenge #2. Working out again. But.... working out in a fasted state.  :o Working out in a fasted state  was taboo for me for YEARS. But again, I made up my mind to challenge myself, and began to workout in a fasted state. Working out like this took some time in getting use to but so far so good. I pace myself accordingly and I'm progressing nicely.

So far I'm 6 months into my 16/8 challenge, I'm down 10lbs, and this way of eating has become an unconscious habit for me.  I have stuck to my workout regimen, and I make damn sure to stick to it, regardless of my "moods". So much so, that I worked out this morning already since my workout day fell on Thanksgiving. The "good voice" in my head is overriding that "bad voice" and my 2-3/wk workout days have become non-negotiable.  lo

What's my point.... I was tired of just being tired, and made a real conscious effort to stick to "my" game plan. I'm feeling better now than I have in a really long time, and I plan to ride this out and make some more goal adjustments along the way.

Thanks for reading, and have yourself a Happy Thanksgiving.  ~beer~





Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: D.W. Verts on November 22, 2018, 01:57:13 PM
Good deal Lou. I'm doing the same thing, although not as technical. Hard work & clean livin' is MY plan.
Title: Re: Healthy Living (stay strong my friends)
Post by: Deadeye on December 12, 2018, 09:43:19 AM
Good Reading here guys.

I always ran about 175 at my "working weight" and when I stopped due to my back injury I went up to 180-185 and stayed there.

During the Treatment for the Prostate Cancer I began to blow up. Topped out at 215. Been almost 9 weeks since my last Radiation Treatment, but that junk they inserted into me is still there, almost gone but I can still feel it. 

Those treatments caused me to loose all my drive and fatigue was real.

I am starting to regain my life back. Last week I started lifting again with 10 lb weights and doing some basic stuff like curls, over the head, triceps lifts, and leg lunges. I can feel it big time. Eventually I will get to the point where I will go back to my 30 lb weights but for now these 10 lb are doing the job.

I also started last week walking 2.8 mile (ok call it 3 miles), with my dog as she needs to lose some weight too, every other day. Takes me about an hour. The day off I am doing the lifting.

I can already feel the difference. I work for an hour by doing a set, then resting for 4 minutes, then doing the next set. 40 minutes for lifting and then 20 minutes of Crunches.

I plan to keep doing this until I get to the point where it is not enough, then I will join a gym where I can do more.

I have lost 10 lbs since the Radiation treatments stopped, but that happened before I started. Main thing for me is I had applied again for disability due to my back issues and once again was denied. Same line as before I can work as a Sales Person. Ok then, that means I HAVE to get back into good enough shape to be able to withstand working a full day everyday on my feet. Not having any income from my end and solely relying on my wife to work her butt of is going to end. Done playing the Government's Game.

BTW Rick I noticed you had lost weight and looked better at our Classic than you had the year before, keep it up man it's working for you.