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Old 06-07-2018, 01:33 PM   #11 (permalink)
 
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Congratulations--not just for the weight loss but also for sensible way you did it!! No fad diet--just sensible. I got the flu at the beginning of January this year, then bronchitis. Spent about 6 miserable weeks eating a lot of soup, bananas and oranges. Once I started to recover, I could not eat nearly as much as I used to, so by late March i'd dropped from 205 to 160, and holding there. Every time I carry a 5 gallon jug of water up from the basement at our office, I think about how heavy that is--and that I lost that much. Total cholesterol went from 205 to 136 on my last checkup, and my knees feel a ton better--unless I turn 3 pens in a day!!

Another positive, most of my pants will slide off without wasting time to unfasten them. Probably saves me almost a second every night!!

Keep it up!!
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Old 06-07-2018, 02:21 PM   #12 (permalink)
 
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Congratulations--not just for the weight loss but also for sensible way you did it!! No fad diet--just sensible. I got the flu at the beginning of January this year, then bronchitis. Spent about 6 miserable weeks eating a lot of soup, bananas and oranges. Once I started to recover, I could not eat nearly as much as I used to, so by late March i'd dropped from 205 to 160, and holding there. Every time I carry a 5 gallon jug of water up from the basement at our office, I think about how heavy that is--and that I lost that much. Total cholesterol went from 205 to 136 on my last checkup, and my knees feel a ton better--unless I turn 3 pens in a day!!

Another positive, most of my pants will slide off without wasting time to unfasten them. Probably saves me almost a second every night!!

Keep it up!!
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You get a big atta boy. Congratulations Ernie.
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That's awesome Ernie. I struggle with giving up sugar in my coffee every morning. My dietitian hooked me up with some dinners, that are paid for by my health insurance company. 20 meals total. It's great to see you've lost that much. Good job!
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Congratulations Ernie! Losing weight is mostly mental. A lot of people don't want to hear that but it is true. If you can get yourself in the right frame of mind and discipline yourself to change your habits the weight can come off. It's so easy to just give in and say I'll do it tomorrow instead of right now. Good for you. Your posting will help someone who reads it for sure. Thank you for sharing.
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It is funny I started about a month ago and am doing similar. The walk thing is hard because of my bad knee but I take a couple days off in between. Got 7 off and looking for about 25 more. I would be happy. The older you get the harder it is because your body does not burn calories as fast. Not going to get too crazy because do not feel like buying all new clothes. Just want the ones I have to fit better like they once did.
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Congratulations Ernie,

I set a similar goal to stop eating sugary things. I'm only 26 but a bit overweight so I figure I'll get it off now when it's easier. Work helps as I walk at least a mile or two each night.

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Way to go Ernie!!! I was in a similar condition until I retired. Dropped 45 lbs in 6 months, sleep Apnea went away and my blown out knees are doing much better as is my back. You've added years to your life as well. Congratulations!!!
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Way to go Ernie!!! I was in a similar condition until I retired. Dropped 45 lbs in 6 months, sleep Apnea went away and my blown out knees are doing much better as is my back. You've added years to your life as well. Congratulations!!!

The sleep thing was my major issue. Before I lost the weight, i tried everything to help me sleep. The only thing that worked was self medicating with some Mary Jane. Now I need nothing to sleep. I get a full 7 hours uninterrupted with no issues!
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Congratulations! You've lost a (very) small person. I know what a tremendous accomplishment that is. 85 pounds in 18 months by just cutting out a few things? I'm a little bit jealous.

I've battled weight problems my whole life. I had resigned myself to dying early and fat. My wife found a doctor and we have been both going. We have changed our life style. No fad diets but we have embarked as I said, on a life style change. My wife and I have each lost 90+ lbs. I was 352 and am now just peeking under the 260 mark. My goal is to get to 225 and evaluate. That may still seem like a lot but I'm 6'4".
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