4 more pounds and I am down to my goal weight of 170

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    Apr 08, 2009 9:09 PM GMT
    I cant believe it. I am not dieting. But I noticed the other day that I could pull my belt in one more hole. A hole that I have never reached before. (Ah, what the creative minds on RJ are going to do with that line! tee hee hee). So I weighed myself and I am 174.

    The only thing I can think is causing it is that I only shop at an organic food market, so I eat no junk food....but my diet now consists of a large quantity of veggies and fruit (juiced, steamed, or raw), oat meal, bread, milk, and organic meats and eggs....beef only once in a while and it is grass-fed organic.

    I do usually have 1 or 2 oz of chocolate (70% of course) at night.

    Oh, and I add the FRS to my carrot and orange juice that I make.

    I had ballooned to 196 lbs during my cancer therapy. But I havent been at 174....and soon at my goal of 170 ...even before the therapy.....altho I was sick for years before they correctly diagnosed the cancer and thyroid problem.

    Good eating seems to be working just by itself.
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    Apr 08, 2009 9:13 PM GMT
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    Apr 08, 2009 10:58 PM GMT
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    Apr 08, 2009 11:26 PM GMT
    Congratulations man!
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    Apr 09, 2009 12:12 AM GMT
    Great job, Cas! The first 50lbs I lost was pure food changes. No real diet involved, and I couldn't exercise due to my High Blood Pressure at the time. So yes, amounts aside, just changing WHAT you put in your body can really make a difference.
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    Apr 09, 2009 12:26 AM GMT
    It didnt happen quickly....I started with my PT in Oct of 07. And over time, I have tried and abandoned various foods and juicing.

    I remember when coming off of the cancer therapy, I made a juice several veggies and fruit....with apples for sweetness. It wasnt the best tasting stuff but it gave me the nutrition in a form that was ready to absorb without a lot of digestion effort. It worked. But once I had body on its way, I stopped drinking it. But I still make the carrot and orange juice which is great. Otherwise, the veggies are steamed and the fruits are fresh.

    And I make sure I eat a lot of cruciferous veggies to stimulate cellular detoxing and stimulating the liver to produce detoxing and anti-cancer enzymes.

    With this kind of eating, I dont have any acid reflux disease. My doc had had me on med for this and said I would be on the med for the rest of my life. By eating yogurt and INCREASING THE ACID in my stomach, I cured the problem and now I have been off the medification for months and months.

    Now I am studying about eating to help treat the lingering depression.
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    Apr 09, 2009 12:29 AM GMT
    Caslon10000 said

    Now I am studying about eating to help treat the lingering depression.


    More CHOCOLATE!
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    Apr 09, 2009 12:39 AM GMT
    That's great to hear... congrats!!! In my case, I needed to add belt holes (having been 140 and really looking bad, now at 160, whew!!!

    My friend eats a tub of this every weekend I kid you not and is "truly ripped." I wonder how long he can maintain that. I'm convinced he is a mutant icon_smile.gif


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    Apr 09, 2009 12:41 AM GMT
    I am actually reading this to see if has anything that sound sensible...

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    Apr 09, 2009 12:45 AM GMT
    Congrats Cas.
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    Apr 09, 2009 12:50 AM GMT
    Good for you. Now, just like all the other guys, we need to see new pics of the new you!
  • bigtallguy

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    Apr 09, 2009 12:52 AM GMT
    I had a similar thing happen to me.
    I just recently returned from 5 weeks living on an ashram out in the mountains.
    For religious reasons they had very strict dietary restrictions: no alcohol, no caffeine, no eggs, no meat, and the only dairy food they served was yogurt.

    I didn't increase my level of exercise really while I was there, just went running a few times a week but I still lost 20 pounds while I was there.

    I attribute it to the lack of beer and cheese.
  • DIAKADI_SF

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    Apr 09, 2009 1:14 AM GMT
    Congrats on the weight loss - while you're not on a diet, you have changed your lifestyle. This just goes to show you that body fat reduction is due to primarily a change in your diet. If you avoid caffeine, alcohol, full fat dairy, sugars, and high fat meats - you will see a change. I see clients day in and out who don't change what they eat, and even working out 3x a week - they look exactly the same. Proper nutrition is 90% of being healthy.
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    Apr 09, 2009 1:26 AM GMT
    SFTRAINER76 saidCongrats on the weight loss - while you're not on a diet, you have changed your lifestyle. This just goes to show you that body fat reduction is due to primarily a change in your diet. If you avoid caffeine, alcohol, full fat dairy, sugars, and high fat meats - you will see a change. I see clients day in and out who don't change what they eat, and even working out 3x a week - they look exactly the same. Proper nutrition is 90% of being healthy.

    Speaking of caffeine...I only have one cup of coffee in the morning. I havent been able to drop that. It just tastes too damn good having the first cup of coffee to drop it. But the FRS has taken the place of all other caffeine for energy boosting. FRS is great stuff.

    With out the coffee, tea, and colas, my refined sugar intake which causes a lot of internal inflammation which throws the body all out of whack has dropped. (Oh, I still have a cup of tea once in a while. But only as a treat not cuz I need the caffeine and sugar rush.)

    I dont use sugar on my oatmeal at night....the sliced banana and raisins sweeten and flavor it enough.

    Did you know that sugar can cause a clogged artery and blood clot? The biology of the process is fascinating....whoda thunk.

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    Apr 09, 2009 3:24 AM GMT
    muchmorethanmuscle saidHey, what's FRS?


    Basically, it is the B vitamins, C, E and quercetin (which FRS really touts) ... http://www.frs.com/

    ....and you know the B vitamins are what constitutes the Electron Transport Chain in the mitochondria where the energy molecule, ATP, is made.

    Lance Armstrong's endorsement: ... http://www.frs.com/athletes/lance-armstrong.html ... it was cuz of Lance that I tried this stuff. I dont usually buy such stuff, but I figured if I was gonna get snookered, I was gonna get snookered by the best.
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    Apr 09, 2009 3:26 AM GMT
    I just got a personal trainer and have started optimizing my diet.. I went from a high of 200 lbs and I'm heading towards my goal of 180lbs...


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    Apr 09, 2009 3:28 AM GMT
    tripleconjunction saidI just got a personal trainer and have started optimizing my diet.. I went from a high of 200 lbs and I'm heading towards my goal of 180lbs...

    What has he done so far for your diet? ....and where are you hiding that weight....you got fat toes or something?....oops....should I have said "fat something"? tee hee hee... icon_lol.gif
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    Apr 10, 2009 5:55 AM GMT
    well, i'm at 190 right now... trainer is helping me be consistent in routine and correctly my form.

    i've cut out all cookies, bad sugars... whenever i want a cookie, i eat fruit instead.. lots more veggies too.
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    Apr 10, 2009 5:59 AM GMT
    I think it's very difficult to put on weight on a diet of fruit and veg and unprocessed foods such as oats and eggs. There just aren't enough calories for you body to grab as fat.

    I've never heard of anyone getting fat through eating too many apples or having too much oatmeal.

    Processed foods such as burgers, sausages, pies(!) and ice cream are the real culprits as they are high in fat.

    Congrats by the way Mr Caslon20billionpostsbytheendofeaster
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    Apr 10, 2009 6:06 AM GMT
    redheadguy saidI think it's very difficult to put on weight on a diet of fruit and veg and unprocessed foods such as oats and eggs. There just aren't enough calories for you body to grab as fat.

    I've never heard of anyone getting fat through eating too many apples or having too much oatmeal.

    Processed foods such as burgers, sausages, pies(!) and ice cream are the real culprits as they are high in fat.



    Yeah.. I have a BIG weakness for all of those foods you mentioned... I would eat them when I got stressed at work... and it was hard to drop them from my routine. I've already noticed how much better I sleep and feel since I dropped them.
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    Apr 10, 2009 6:51 AM GMT
    And of course there's beer which is my greatest weakness.

    A pint of Fosters lager = 227 kcal

    I find counting calories is very helpful in losing weight.

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  • toughpup94

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    Feb 20, 2014 4:05 AM GMT
    You just got down to 170, I'm trying to get above 170! haha
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    Feb 20, 2014 4:18 AM GMT
    toughpup94 saidYou just got down to 170, I'm trying to get above 170! haha

    Yeah, he "just" got there....five years ago. icon_rolleyes.gificon_rolleyes.gificon_rolleyes.gificon_rolleyes.gif
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    Feb 20, 2014 4:33 AM GMT
    Sharkira said
    toughpup94 saidYou just got down to 170, I'm trying to get above 170! haha

    Yeah, he "just" got there....five years ago. icon_rolleyes.gificon_rolleyes.gificon_rolleyes.gificon_rolleyes.gif


    haha oops icon_surprised.gif