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Old 05-22-2014, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Logan Township, Minnesota
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The best way to live a long healthy life is to pick parents that have a long line of healthy ancestors that lived a long productive life.

Diet seems to be secondary.

I somehow managed to pick ancestors in which the males tended to be short lived. But to be fair most were killed in either accidents or war. I currently am the longest living male in my traceable family history I was the first male in my family history to have lived past the age of 65.
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Old 05-22-2014, 09:13 PM
 
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I have some who lived long lifes and others who didn't; so I disagree. Bad habits can shorten life IMO; regardless. Good genes can prevent likelihood of some diseases but diet and exposure can change everything. Plenty of bad life styles who parents out lived them that I have seen. Modern life makes living the exactly life style really difficult; just as many ancestors died from what we see as easily cured diseases. Look at a older cemetery with families. Look at now many died before age 5 just one or two generation ago. Medical care alone can make a difference as I have seen.
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Old 05-22-2014, 11:25 PM
 
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I enjoy what I want but in moderation. I love all kinds of bad-for-you foods. But, I don't make a feast out of them on a regular basis. Moderation is the key. Life is too short for bad food.
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Old 05-23-2014, 01:49 AM
 
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I eat clean 80% of the time. I eat whatever the hell I want the other 20% of the time! Works for me.

Woodrow, we got to pick our parent's before we are born? I have the BEST Dad in the whole wide world... I can't wait to tell him that I actually PICKED him to be my dad before I was even born!!!
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Old 05-23-2014, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Boca Raton, FL
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Smile Ugh, weight but....

Just concentrating on how I FEEL - I have an adorable dog which is 8 years old and she is 20 pounds - when I pick her up, I can feel she is 20 pounds!

Well, that is the stress I've put on my body. I have now lost 12 and really want to lose another 6 by the end of the month. Then, I'll be 18 pounds down and my goal of another 14 by 07/24/2014 is within reach!

I am writing down how I FEEL rather than what I eat and it makes all the difference. My cravings are gone, they really are and I'm getting more done, being more productive and just feeling like enjoying life a bit.

But, then, I also pick up my dog (20 pounds) and I realize I have put this strain on my heart which isn't good.

I'm on no medications and I don't plan to be. That's my goal - getting healthy and staying there. Food is now becoming secondary and this is a HUGE lifestyle change for me.

I sleep through the night, no waking up at all. This was huge for me a couple of months - I woke up a couple of times and a few of those I would be having problems breathing. Definitely a wake up call.
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Old 05-23-2014, 01:14 PM
 
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good for you! I think weight loss is probably the #1 cure for alot of ills. I remember picking up a 10 lb bowling ball and WOW that is heavy and it's just ten lbs. I've found losing even a little weight and not eating alot during the evening really helps with the sleeping issues.
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