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pedrocampos 07-29-2017 08:49 AM


Originally Posted by jonnydaddy (Post 293538)
Hoping to get some motivation in this forum, have been struggling with losing weight and keeping fit since we had our daughter 2 years ago

Staying fit is all about mindset man, if you define a goal it is easier for you to not get lost. In regards to nutrition, there is an awesome app called "My fitness Pal", that will help you keep track of calories and your progress and you can work out anywhere you want, don`t even need to go to a gym.

Kwak 10-12-2017 01:21 PM

This has become a zombie thread and my weight loss has been ping pong. I admit, calorie counting was getting tiresome and I wasnít feeling better otherwise. The changes certainly werenít being seen in my energy levels or waistline, so this week Iím dipping my toe in the Paleo diet pool. So far Iíve cut out buns on burgers and chicken breast - opting instead for wrapping the protein with green leaf lettuce and a big slice of tomatoes. No ketchup but Iíve allowed myself mayo. No french fries or potato chips and no ice cream bars either. Iím not eating completely healthy though. So far snacks include Nutella and pretzel sticks and little Dove chocolates (dark chocolate with almond) but I also have grapes and strawberries to distract myself with.

For exercise, Iím sticking with a 3 mile 1 Hour Walk, where I listen to podcasts on my phone for motivation.

So far, here are the numbers over the past week. Iím down from 205 to 201 yesterday and 200.4 this morning. Iím going to refrain on celebrating though. These are numbers only - though Iím looking forward to seeing that ď2__Ē go away and only briefly see ď19_Ē and ď18_Ē before getting to someplace where my pants and wedding ring fit again.

Until then, I still have the roll in the middle and I still wake up feeling tired with sore feet. I need to sleep better, so I have more adjustments to make.

tt3 10-12-2017 01:58 PM

Big thing to help energy is cut sugar out, at least for me. Good luck, man!

Kwak 10-12-2017 02:35 PM


Originally Posted by tt3 (Post 294701)
Big thing to help energy is cut sugar out, at least for me. Good luck, man!

I agree, but not all sugar - and certainly some sugar substitutes are just as bad. The first thing I cut out was diet soda. Next was ice cream. Nutella, then cereal is going to have to go away but the dark chocolate supposedly has health benefits - so long as I enjoy it in moderation. The fruits are a no-brainer, though I'm told that grapes and raisins are not the best fruit to choose. Bananas may be making a comeback, though I'm thinking yogurt parfaits might be a better choice.

tt3 10-12-2017 02:53 PM

Right, I should have said refined sugar and things that have it. Blueberries are awesome. There's a ton of info, it's just tough sorting through the noise to find the signal. ;)

TwoCubs 10-13-2017 01:19 PM

I have found that exogenous ketones help during the first few weeks with energy levels. They taste disgusting but keep me from losing steam by noon on the initial keto induction. The extra salts seem to keep the "keto-flu" from being too severe.

Kwak 10-13-2017 02:10 PM

This morningís report: 199.4 pounds before the ďmorning constitutional.Ē Without getting overly detailed, I can happily report that creation of dairy has brought about the return of regularity!

Supper last night OTOH was at 8pm and I was bad: lemon chicken lean cuisine. Blech! Breakfast was two hard boiled eggs and 2 cups Of warm green tea sweetened with honey and lemon.

Now Iím on my morning walk. Iím hoping to keep this trend going.

Kwak 10-31-2017 10:41 AM

I had a little bit of a regression but today was the second day below 199; 197 actually. Cutting back on sugar and dairy has not only helped but I feel better too.

irie feeling 11-21-2017 01:38 PM

Modified Atkins Diet for me. Doctor supervised. Blood work, monthly (cholesterol-vitamins minerals) and bp. And weight.
It's a Johns Hopkins diet that may cause weight loss but is intended to decrease seizures, by eliminating carbs and sugars, and causing the body to burn fats and protein. I have a menu, shopping list, snack list, no-no list.
So fats are strongly encouraged, protein second, and no carbs. Start at 30 mg a day and work it down to 10g a day over time.
Heavy cream and butter is in almost every recipe, but I am lactose intolerant, milk makes me sick and and miserable. I use margarine.
This Ketosis the nurse wants is going slower due to the milk thing.
I cook everything in lots of oil, eggs deep frying, eating fatty fish, one steak a week, a avocados, lots of mayonaiise and ranch dressing and oil and lemon juice on salad. And wait for it.... All the pork rinds I can eat!
I'm down 3 lbs, still taking a mild daily laxative because of all the pills I take and the diet is constipative too.

tt3 11-21-2017 06:09 PM

Be careful of ranch, hidden sugars in a lot of them, tho I'm sure you know that. Mayo was a magic bullet for me, egg salad or tuna salad filled me up and boosted the loss.
Good luck

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