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Old 06-25-2018, 11:16 AM
 
Location: El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles del Río Porciúncula
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I preferred to make this a separate post, new subject.

I finally reached a point of actual weight loss yesterday for the first time in the year! I was actually 0.2 pounds lower than initial weight, although up this morning since yesterday's weight was before dinner and I weigh more for a while. I'll eventually go into negative territory and stay there.

My "plan" has been interrupted this year by two big health events, (1) I fell because I was using two pieces of furniture to stand on doing some handyman stuff, lost at least a month due to serious stitches on left hand, and (2) I got sick with a dreaded cough which is really a type of flu, it sucked away my energy for 6+ weeks. — I gained weight as a result of no gym plus continued same diet. And yes of course I know I should have reduced my caloric intake.

Anyway I'm now well and I'm working out and I'm eating a suitable diet and I expect to enter and stay in negative territory (overall weight loss for the year) and continue my journey towards better physical fitness and middle-normal BMI.

If I don't get sick again and I do follow my exercise/diet plan then it is impossible for me to not reach my goal. The only question is when, I'm in no rush and it appears in many cases that it's better to lose weight slowly, particularly to allow your skin to adjust rather than sag.
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Old 06-26-2018, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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Everyone is different. I work out A LOT and you can barely see it. I don't really get much stronger. It took me years of lifting to reach a visible result. Some people develop muscles fast. Other's don't.
I understand that. Perhaps I should have prefaced my post with wording to that effect.

I guess I'm just one of those who people who developed fast. Of course I never knew that until I started getting into it, lol.
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Old 06-26-2018, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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I preferred to make this a separate post, new subject.

I finally reached a point of actual weight loss yesterday for the first time in the year! I was actually 0.2 pounds lower than initial weight, although up this morning since yesterday's weight was before dinner and I weigh more for a while. I'll eventually go into negative territory and stay there.

My "plan" has been interrupted this year by two big health events, (1) I fell because I was using two pieces of furniture to stand on doing some handyman stuff, lost at least a month due to serious stitches on left hand, and (2) I got sick with a dreaded cough which is really a type of flu, it sucked away my energy for 6+ weeks. — I gained weight as a result of no gym plus continued same diet. And yes of course I know I should have reduced my caloric intake.

Anyway I'm now well and I'm working out and I'm eating a suitable diet and I expect to enter and stay in negative territory (overall weight loss for the year) and continue my journey towards better physical fitness and middle-normal BMI.

If I don't get sick again and I do follow my exercise/diet plan then it is impossible for me to not reach my goal. The only question is when, I'm in no rush and it appears in many cases that it's better to lose weight slowly, particularly to allow your skin to adjust rather than sag.
I had a similar set back last year during the holidays. I got sick and couldn't work out and for some reason eating right and working out go hand in hand with me. If I don't exercise, then my diet goes to crap and I don't watch calories. No surprise, I regained. The moment I got better, I returned to the gym and the weight came off and I'm back in the zone. It's a lifelong thing, that's why you have to find something you love and a diet that you can live with.
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Old 06-26-2018, 02:49 PM
 
Location: El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles del Río Porciúncula
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We cal all rest assured that as long as we lead a good lifestyle, even interrupted as long as return to it we will return to our basic health condition.

I'm content to spend the next few or several months getting to my desired weight. I think I'm better off because I'll avoid skin shrinkage problems.
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Old 06-26-2018, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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We cal all rest assured that as long as we lead a good lifestyle, even interrupted as long as return to it we will return to our basic health condition.

I'm content to spend the next few or several months getting to my desired weight. I think I'm better off because I'll avoid skin shrinkage problems.
I totally agree. Slow and steady works great.
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Old 07-16-2018, 09:07 PM
 
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I'm trying to eating less recently.
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Old 07-31-2018, 06:07 PM
 
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Well, it was pretty darn obvious to me right after visiting Japan.

I had just spent the past few weeks eating nothing but noodles, vegetables, lean meat, and fish.

I also walked every single day, A LOT, in all of the cities that I visited.

As soon as I came home, I noticed the ice cream, the hamburgers, the barbeque, the cakes and pies, and going back to a city where you need a car to get anywhere.

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out why so many Americans are fat.
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Old 08-01-2018, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Wine Country
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Well, it was pretty darn obvious to me right after visiting Japan.

I had just spent the past few weeks eating nothing but noodles, vegetables, lean meat, and fish.

I also walked every single day, A LOT, in all of the cities that I visited.

As soon as I came home, I noticed the ice cream, the hamburgers, the barbeque, the cakes and pies, and going back to a city where you need a car to get anywhere.

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out why so many Americans are fat.
Agree 100%. And you ate noodles and possibly rice too and had no ill effects from those bad old carbs. The demonization of carbs is go-to dietary attitude.
We are a country that worships food. We have television shows that glorify eating, and even over eating. There is no escape fro the food porn that comes at us from all angles.
Add into that our sedentary lifestyles, cheap fast food, sodas that come in bucket sizes and you have a recipe for obesity.
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Old 08-01-2018, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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Agree 100%. And you ate noodles and possibly rice too and had no ill effects from those bad old carbs. The demonization of carbs is go-to dietary attitude.
We are a country that worships food. We have television shows that glorify eating, and even over eating. There is no escape fro the food porn that comes at us from all angles.
Add into that our sedentary lifestyles, cheap fast food, sodas that come in bucket sizes and you have a recipe for obesity.
I dated a Japanese guy for four years. Let me tell you, they don't overeat. They eat far smaller portions of food. They eat sweets, noodles, rice, fatty meat and fish in small amounts and lots of veggies. Look at the bento boxes for example. Meanwhile, in this country, it's super sized everything....and thinking that being stuffed = full. No, fullness is very subtle. Stuffed = overeating.
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Old 08-01-2018, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Wine Country
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I dated a Japanese guy for four years. Let me tell you, they don't overeat. They eat far smaller portions of food. They eat sweets, noodles, rice, fatty meat and fish in small amounts and lots of veggies. Look at the bento boxes for example. Meanwhile, in this country, it's super sized everything....and thinking that being stuffed = full. No, fullness is very subtle. Stuffed = overeating.
But, but, but, its the CARBS!

In all seriousness I agree that we are a country that overeats. We want big portions of everything. That and a sedentary lifestyle is why our obesity rate is through the roof.
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