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5/17/20 5:58 P

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I've been seriously working, but not obsessively working, on my weight for about 13-14 years. I was not overweight when I was young. I had a series of l drastic life changes in my 30s and 40s. When things settled down around age 45, I found myself gaining weight. First it was enough to bring my weight up to normal, but I realized that if I kept gaining at the same rate I'd hit 200 pounds in my 50s.

It took a few years to find a good balance and get to an easily maintainable range. My weight didn't change until I got into regular cardio exercise. I've strayed out of my preferred range in times of stress, but never got over a healthy bmi score. I guess that's what "seriously working" means to me. I've gained at times, but not let it get out of control. I weigh myself every day, but I don't react much to the fluctuations. Right now I'm back to my preferred range. Even with limited exercise opportunities while Working From Home and living with the King of Comfort Eating, I'm staying mindful about my weight.
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4/17/20 2:39 P

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A couple of years. Then. i lapsed for various reasons. This year I have been working seriously at getting fitter and less flabby. A bonus has been that Iíve also shed another 5 kilos. Iím happy. Another 3 would make me even happier! But shedding weight is a by-product. I want to be fitter and less exhausted. Shedding weight is a by-product and a means to that end.
Iíve also been shedding clutter. In my kitchen I can find the stuff I use, and my neighbours were delighted to give ho es to the stuff I donít use! I decluttered a couple of baking tins Iíd use now if I had them. Canít even buy any more under lockdown when over 65s are not allowed out in Town. Weíre blessed to be in a village. Theyíre nit so fussy aboutnthe curfew here, and vans bring us bread every day and fruit and veg most days. We can order groceries online, but no catalog or price list and we have to order at least $50 worth! Which is a lot of food in Albania! I need to place another order as Iím out of toothpaste and low in Eggs. A bottle of brandy or whiskey,for Irish coffee will help,to up,the price! Iím blessed by neighbours who bring me food, often 2 or 3 meals worth at a time.

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1/12/20 3:16 P

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Update to my post of almost 2 years ago. It will always be a struggle, but I have adopted the Whole Foods Plant Based way of eating with Intermittent Fasting. For me, this is a keeper. I hope everyone out there finds their WOE (way of eating) and it serves them well. Happy New Year to all my fellow weighters!!

DIET IS A FOUR LETTER WORD!!!!

We are constantly creating our "karma" or destiny through our intentions, thoughts and deeds in this moment. It is achieved through countless deliberate acts of selflessness.

It's hard to be happy with others if we are not happy with ourselves.

Just keep on moving and you'll get there.


If you ever want to feel good about yourself, go out and help someone else!


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1/11/20 3:23 P

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Potridge has it right! It has to be a continuous vigilance for me. I get distracted with a vacation or some other "excuse" or injury and boom I am on the rise 10 + pounds. Then my new normal. Beer is my nemesis my kids work in the industry so beer is always around and I want to be a good role model for them too. they are approaching 35 and 40.

Get good at lifelong learning, Extend the healthspan as much as possible.


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9/27/18 2:20 P

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My feeling is that if you want to be in charge of your body and your health, you have to work at weight control most of your life. I too have had my weight yo-yo throughout my adult life. I can't do a "diet" anymore. If you "diet" till you get to your goal weight and then start eating randomly again, you will gain it back."Diets" just don't work. I have reconciled the fact that I have to eat sensibly and exercise the rest of my life if I want to feel good about myself. It's not easy, but we're so worth it!

DIET IS A FOUR LETTER WORD!!!!

We are constantly creating our "karma" or destiny through our intentions, thoughts and deeds in this moment. It is achieved through countless deliberate acts of selflessness.

It's hard to be happy with others if we are not happy with ourselves.

Just keep on moving and you'll get there.


If you ever want to feel good about yourself, go out and help someone else!


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9/27/18 12:20 A

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I have been conscious of my expanding waste since college days. I used to kid myself that I could jog it off anytime I wanted to. In middle age -40ish I moved from working actively with kids to being an administrator. Then I started to put it on from 180 to 232 when I retired. Then down to 187 for a day or two. Then gradually back up to 217 while on vacation now back down to 207.7 or so.
Hope to be leveling out at 197 or in the overweight category. This is my goal to be overweight instead of obese. Still working on it.

Get good at lifelong learning, Extend the healthspan as much as possible.


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