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post #106 of 115
Dig,

Your before and after shots still stun me.

I've never had to loose a substantial amount of weight (20lbs being the most I've ever taken off). But when I did I used the 6 small meals a day model. In my case I combined with a lot of exercise so I was able to consume about 2500 calories a day and still lose fat.

I mostly still eat according to that model in my daily life - although with reduced exercise my portions are smaller. I have no idea how many calories a day I take in at the moment - as I don't monitor it. What I do think about is: timing, portion size, and glycemic index.

It works, it's healthy, ANYONE can do it if they try.

American's need to stop being so accepting of obesity in some regards. It's really unhealthy and degrades many aspects of one's ability to be healthy and happy. And for the vast majority of obese people is actually entirely preventable. It is a product of our unhealthy diet................look around the world..........we are a nation of FAT!
post #107 of 115
Dig that's incredible! Great for you and the wife smile.gif
post #108 of 115
Dig, great work!
post #109 of 115
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Me...2 years ago at 270 lbs. and a 44" waist.
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Me... day before yesterday at 165 lbs. and 5' 9" wearing 30" waist pants.
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"Take Shape For Life" featuring Medifast products and I was bad. Very little exercising. I lost 100 lbs. in 6 months. It was stupid easy compared to ANYTHING (diet, exercise, phen-fen) that I had ever tried previously. I eat a "meal" every 3 hours (bars, bags of pretzels, stew, oatmeal, etc) and one good sized salad with chicken strips daily. No counting calories (totals up to around 1000 to 1200/day) or points or anything. I just make sure that I eat every 3 hours. Make no mistake, a true commitment is involved and I do suffer from cravings occasionally. I fall off the wagon for a couple of days but so far, I climb back on every time.
My doctor has followed me every step of the way and has removed me from two blood pressure meds and something else that I have since forgotten.
My stress is of the everyday life variety and yes, it would have been more difficult if someone was shoving a buffet dinner/rubber chicken banquet at me several times a week.
Here's a before and after from 2010. Wife led the way and I just followed her.
These photos are 1 year apart but we started about 3 months after the BEFORE photo.
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Very, very commendable and inspirational.
post #110 of 115
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American's need to stop being so accepting of obesity in some regards. It's really unhealthy and degrades many aspects of one's ability to be healthy and happy. And for the vast majority of obese people is actually entirely preventable. It is a product of our unhealthy diet................look around the world..........we are a nation of FAT! [/quote]


I agree...but I think the problem is we need to be clear about the difference between someone who is 20-30 pounds overweight, vs someone who is morbidly obese. It's like the difference between someone who gets drunk once a month at a sports bar with their buddies vs someone who is sneaking hard liquor at 10 am. There are a lot of people out there that act like someone a little bit overweight is a total horror show.
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Very, very commendable and inspirational.

+1000. Dig this is terrific, Congrats!
post #112 of 115
Thanks for all the props, guys but I didn't mean to derail the thread. I suppose my point was that it is not that hard to fall into the trap that has ensnared Chris Christie and there's no single magic bullet that offers a way out (if he's even looking for one). I feel that what I did could be pretty easily duplicated, especially since I have met many other TSFLers who have lost nearly as much or in some cases, more but it takes a level of commitment that not everyone may be ready for.

Again, if there was a lunch buffet provided for me every day, I doubt I could have done what I did.
post #113 of 115

And politics at all levels seems to involve tables of snack food, ranging from donuts for precinct walkers to rubber chicken for fundraisers.

post #114 of 115
One can certainly look professional dressed in white-tie.
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...Bon Appetit!
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I agree...but I think the problem is we need to be clear about the difference between someone who is 20-30 pounds overweight, vs someone who is morbidly obese.

That's a slippery slope. If it's okay to be 30 lbs okay then why not 35?

The average guy is what 5' 9". If my math is right 30lbs over weight is almost obese . It's only about 30lbs more to hit morbidly obese.

Being 30lbs overweight is just slow motion suicide.
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