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Re: Wake up call at 57 [Re: Pharmseller] #15984761 04/11/21
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Carbs and sugar are the biggest issue for most people , but it is a lot more difficult to eliminate them than people realize. For instance, a cup of milk has at least a tablespoon of sugar in it. Learning to read labels on your food goes a long way toward altering your diet. I've been up and down the last 3 years especially since I retired and I'm carrying about 30 lbs I need to get rid of. My wife has a sweet tooth and brings home way too many sweets and I have very little ability to resist them- but I'm trying harder every day.

Definitely need to start exercising more and drinking more water instead of snacking in place of water consumption... haven't had my A1c checked for a bit, but a couple years ago my doc told me I was Pre Diabetic, so I'm assuming I'm dangerously close to having problems very soon... stats say that 70% of Pre Diabetics end up Diabetic and I don't want to go through that if I can help it. Diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol run in my family so I need to be extra watchful...

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Re: Wake up call at 57 [Re: Pharmseller] #15984772 04/11/21
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If I had an answer, I would not be overweight!

Good luck with it!


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Re: Wake up call at 57 [Re: Blackheart] #15984781 04/11/21
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Originally Posted by Blackheart
Cut carbs out of your diet and the weight will fall off. I lost 17 lbs. in one month last year on a keto diet. I still keep carbs to a bare minimum and have not gained it back.

Good to see you back, boss!

Re: Wake up call at 57 [Re: 12344mag] #15984795 04/11/21
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Originally Posted by 12344mag
Originally Posted by Pharmseller
I talked to my doc last week. Cholesterol is good (I’m on a statin so it’s working), BP is good (lisinopril, so that’s working), but my A1c is an RCH from diabetes. I’ve been a fat fûck for the last decade (gained 30 in the last 3 years) and the bill is due.

Tired of being tired. I can still hunt but it takes a lot more out of me. Sat down with wifey. Made the commitment to eat better and move more. Sure, I’ve made the promise before, but the specter of a physical breakdown seemed much more remote. Now I have a piece of paper that says “You’re killing yourself, dumbass.”

We’re gonna pay off the house next week. Financially set in IRA/401K, both of us. Great jobs, both of us. Great marriage. Now I just need to learn how to put the fork down.

Kinda looking forward to see if I can do it. I know what the consequences are if I don’t.




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Re: Wake up call at 57 [Re: Pharmseller] #15984801 04/11/21
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Try switching to Macadamia Milk. Before you know it, you'll fit into your wife's clothes.

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Re: Wake up call at 57 [Re: Pharmseller] #15984807 04/11/21
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Hang tough man! I've lost 70 lbs. over the last 10 months by getting away from eating crap, exercise and cutting WAY back on drinking. I won't lie, that first month was tough, but when you see the weight coming off and you start to feel better it will motivate you even more. At least it did me. I am 225 now for the first time since the 90's and would like to drop 20 more to reach my ideal weight. It's hard work, but well worth it in the long haul. Good luck!!


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Re: Wake up call at 57 [Re: Pharmseller] #15984823 04/11/21
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intermittent fasting

and am sure you know the deal about carbs and lots of water . Only salads or veggies for supper.

fasting helps develop a different relationship to food so you're not just shoveling in every day even after you're full.

get "strength after 50" and change how you work out and HIT. training

alcohol puts on weight, especially around the stomach, really fast

it sux after 50



Originally Posted by Pharmseller
I talked to my doc last week. Cholesterol is good (I’m on a statin so it’s working), BP is good (lisinopril, so that’s working), but my A1c is an RCH from diabetes. I’ve been a fat fûck for the last decade (gained 30 in the last 3 years) and the bill is due.

Tired of being tired. I can still hunt but it takes a lot more out of me. Sat down with wifey. Made the commitment to eat better and move more. Sure, I’ve made the promise before, but the specter of a physical breakdown seemed much more remote. Now I have a piece of paper that says “You’re killing yourself, dumbass.”

We’re gonna pay off the house next week. Financially set in IRA/401K, both of us. Great jobs, both of us. Great marriage. Now I just need to learn how to put the fork down.

Kinda looking forward to see if I can do it. I know what the consequences are if I don’t.




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Re: Wake up call at 57 [Re: Pharmseller] #15984830 04/11/21
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Gotta make health a hobby.

Re: Wake up call at 57 [Re: Pharmseller] #15984850 04/11/21
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Good luck, it you want it bad enough you'll do it.


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Re: Wake up call at 57 [Re: rong] #15984856 04/11/21
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Originally Posted by rong

Me as well.
What are some examples of breakfast for you guys who have cut out carbs?
I typically am out the door with a thermos of coffee and a bagel and eat while driving to a jobsite.
Really cant find anything else to keep me full till lunch.So it's partially convienence as well.


I dropped 25 lbs that I had gained over the past 20 years and started the loss by eating a boiled egg and 2 microwavable small turkey sausages for breakfast.

Like you, I used to be a bagel eater for breakfast. The bagel for breakfast had me shaking and starving by 9 AM. Once I got past the first week or two on the boiled egg and turkey sausage breakfast, I could easily make it until lunch and not be shaking from hunger.

Once you get off the bread and carbs, you'll be less hungry and feel much better. You'll drop pounds too.

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Re: Wake up call at 57 [Re: Pharmseller] #15984897 04/11/21
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Weight training! Muscle burns calories. You'll need energy to do the workouts - nothing wrong with complex carbs and you can't do without. A few years back I saw a dietician (and exercise physiologist for other issues) and got advice for weight gain (muscle). I wasn't eating all that well - high calorie bad food but I still needed a high calorie intake of the right food (complex carbs, good fats). Even with the large number of calories, the first thing that happened was my weight actually went down as the fat burned off - and that was from doing weights. After a year or so I gained muscle and some fat (you have to overdo the calories to know that you are at least getting enough) so did a course of HIITS - you drop the calorie intake and do high intensity workouts mainly with light weights and has an aerobic factor to it. It shifts the fat really quick and you don't loose the muscle. It's a torturous workout though.

Re: Wake up call at 57 [Re: kaywoodie] #15984914 04/11/21
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Originally Posted by kaywoodie
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maybe get an extra girlfriend...


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Re: Wake up call at 57 [Re: Pharmseller] #15984966 04/11/21
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Originally Posted by Pharmseller
I talked to my doc last week. Cholesterol is good (I’m on a statin so it’s working), BP is good (lisinopril, so that’s working), but my A1c is an RCH from diabetes. I’ve been a fat fûck for the last decade (gained 30 in the last 3 years) and the bill is due.

Tired of being tired. I can still hunt but it takes a lot more out of me. Sat down with wifey. Made the commitment to eat better and move more. Sure, I’ve made the promise before, but the specter of a physical breakdown seemed much more remote. Now I have a piece of paper that says “You’re killing yourself, dumbass.”

We’re gonna pay off the house next week. Financially set in IRA/401K, both of us. Great jobs, both of us. Great marriage. Now I just need to learn how to put the fork down.

Kinda looking forward to see if I can do it. I know what the consequences are if I don’t.


It's easy ........ Less carbs, more walking.

At 61, I struggle with the carbs a bit but did walk over 10kms today. You will be surprised at how fast you will feel better with an hour of brisk walking every day.

The walking really paid off last fall on a Nfld moose hunt. On the 1st day the guides were sizing us old guys up seeing who can walk and who can't go far. On the 2nd day, my guide took me for a 16km route march over a huge bog. No problems Shot a smaller bull on the way.

Start walking! smile

Re: Wake up call at 57 [Re: Pharmseller] #15984967 04/11/21
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No one believes I broke all my previous biking records at 65, until I say I cut carbs at 64 and lost 30 pounds.

My follow up joke is that after 20 years of having a belly, I was repeatedly freighted by the sight of a pair of feet in the shower with me.

Then they as if I was afraid of my own dick.... NO the dick did not scare me, but the feet scared me for months, until I got used to seeing those two big feet in the shower with me.


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Re: Wake up call at 57 [Re: Pharmseller] #15984991 04/11/21
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I hope you are as serious as you sound. Be Well, RZ.

Re: Wake up call at 57 [Re: Pharmseller] #15985003 04/11/21
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As many have said, low carb is the only "diet" that has ever worked for me. 20+ years ago I hit 310#. Found the book "Protein Power" by Michael R and Mary Dan Eades, and it sounded good and something I could stay with for a while. Followed it pretty carefully (yeah, I cheated some) for several months, got down to 268# and figured I could cheat just a little more . . . next thing I knew I was staring at 350#. Went back and revisited the low carb way of eating (last June) and am back down to 269#. Giving up most if the carbs is really, really hard but if I can do it almost anybody can. Good luck !!!


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Re: Wake up call at 57 [Re: Lonny] #15985016 04/11/21
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Originally Posted by Lonny
Originally Posted by rong

Me as well.
What are some examples of breakfast for you guys who have cut out carbs?
I typically am out the door with a thermos of coffee and a bagel and eat while driving to a jobsite.
Really cant find anything else to keep me full till lunch.So it's partially convienence as well.


I dropped 25 lbs that I had gained over the past 20 years and started the loss by eating a boiled egg and 2 microwavable small turkey sausages for breakfast.

Like you, I used to be a bagel eater for breakfast. The bagel for breakfast had me shaking and starving by 9 AM. Once I got past the first week or two on the boiled egg and turkey sausage breakfast, I could easily make it until lunch and not be shaking from hunger.

Once you get off the bread and carbs, you'll be less hungry and feel much better. You'll drop pounds too.

Thing is,the bagel holds me over till lunch,tried oatmeal and I was starving by 9;30.
I do drink alot of coffee in the am.
Will try the egg

Re: Wake up call at 57 [Re: jdunham] #15985039 04/11/21
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Originally Posted by jdunham
Originally Posted by Kenneth
I'm really starting to believe it's the carbs and sugars like many others here suggested,

Most people that I know of, who made big positive changes to their health, all did it with focusing on those two things.

but, carbs are large part of my diet it seems.....So, I understand the frustration...........



I will attest to cutting the carbs and sugar changing my life 3 years ago and causing 40 pounds to literally fall off. Get through the first 2 weeks or so and the carb cravings will disappear and it becomes easy to stick to it. If I eat like crap (carbs and sugar) for more than 2 days in a row now I feel almost sick and can't get back to my way of eating fast enough. The extended strays from eating well are almost always around holidays. I can eat whatever I want to here and there when I have an urge with no ill effects but if I keep eating that way my body lets me know to knock it off. Good place to be and my Dr is happy.


My wife and I with the same experience. We can't eat a steak anymore, a small bun-less burger if we want grilled beef. We do make a pizza every couple of weeks as our Friday night splurge. We are each down 35#. We both need to drink less alcohol though.


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You might want to investigate 16/8 intermittent fasting.


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Re: Wake up call at 57 [Re: stxhunter] #15985071 04/11/21
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Originally Posted by stxhunter
for me, it's drinking beer all day, lost 25lbs but gained it back the last two months since I stopped working. now I need to start walking or find something to get me some more exercise, maybe get an extra girlfriend...


Diabetic BiL, mid 50’s, lost a lot of weight swimming at the Y, looks great for like 3 years now.


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