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Currently swinging from 73 kg to 74,5 kg.

I keep an eye on it so I can adjust my food intake if things get too close to the 75.

Still good coming from 81/82 but I want to stay under 75 kg and prefer to be around 73kg

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OK, after some searching, the last time we did a weight loss support thread was over five years ago.  It didn't seem to make sense to threadomancy that since it is long out of date.  Anyway, I need to

/blows away the dust   So things have happened, jobs were gained and lost, houses moved into and new awesome jobs were gained. Diets failed and exercising failures but something happened.   My ne

welp.   I've done it.   I've lost 50 pounds. 22.7 kilos. All of the weight I gained while on meds for 7 years. It's gone. I'm back down to my college weight.   Not entire

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11 hours ago, TGP said:


Do they actually take as much :blink: as three?


(Blood banks around here only pull out one 450ml bag unless you do Apherisis — Double Reds, but they give back everything that is not a red cell in that procedure.)

 

They only take one bag. And then the racks of vials for various testings. They bring out the vials for general testing and then the various other tests for antibodies (not just covid, they test me for many others). By the end of it all I tend to lose between 600 and 700mL of blood and then I just walk home.

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22 hours ago, Cranky Dog said:

Hang in there.

 

Keto/low carb diets do work, but it's a slow process. And it's a frustrating one when snack availability or birthday parties are involved.

 

I don't know that I'd call the process slow.  I mean, losing ~10 lbs a month without doing anything extra (let alone strenuous) is pretty darned quick to my mind.  Not that I'd object to quicker, mind you, but I'll take what I can get.

 

Still dealing with the carb-withdrawal, though.  I'm awful edgy anymore.  I thought I was over the worst of it the other day, but that must have just been relief at figuring out why I was so agitated.

 

The birthday party may be a lost cause, though.  I'll do what I can, but Pa Strawhat is fixing the family-favorite crepes to boot.  It's a non-stop carb train coming straight for you!  If I'm not addle-headed with visions of carbs tomorrow, I'll try and stop on the way there and pick something up that's better for the diet.

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13 minutes ago, strawhat said:

 

I don't know that I'd call the process slow.  I mean, losing ~10 lbs a month without doing anything extra (let alone strenuous) is pretty darned quick to my mind.  Not that I'd object to quicker, mind you, but I'll take what I can get.

 

Still dealing with the carb-withdrawal, though.  I'm awful edgy anymore.  I thought I was over the worst of it the other day, but that must have just been relief at figuring out why I was so agitated.

 

The birthday party may be a lost cause, though.  I'll do what I can, but Pa Strawhat is fixing the family-favorite crepes to boot.  It's a non-stop carb train coming straight for you!  If I'm not addle-headed with visions of carbs tomorrow, I'll try and stop on the way there and pick something up that's better for the diet.

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SAvory crepes with meat inside of them. Nix the internal. interior carbs in the crepes.

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2 hours ago, TGP said:

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SAvory crepes with meat inside of them. Nix the internal. interior carbs in the crepes.

 

Not the way die Familie Strawhat does it. :lol: Sugar or syrup on the outside, sometimes both, maybe apples or cherries on the inside--unless you want more sugar or syrup, that is.

 

It's an idea, but I fear Grandpa Strawhat would spin in his grave...

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11 hours ago, strawhat said:
14 hours ago, TGP said:

SAvory crepes with meat inside of them. Nix the internal. interior carbs in the crepes.

 

Not the way die Familie Strawhat does it. :lol: Sugar or syrup on the outside, sometimes both, maybe apples or cherries on the inside--unless you want more sugar or syrup, that is.

 

It's an idea, but I fear Grandpa Strawhat would spin in his grave...

 

They probably stopped making them, but I had some at IHOP a few years ago. They did a crepes dish involving chicken.

 

I bet bacon, egg, and cubed ham in a crepe would not be bad. Maybe add some shredded cheese… Muenster, or White Cheddar or similar.

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It sounds good, but it's going against...a few decades...of established dietary habit (which started long before me and is, admittedly, a bit messed up).  Gonna take some time to wrap (ha!) my head around that.

 

Made it through the party.  I did not upset granddaughter (which was my main worry--I would not have been able to handle her asking me why I wasn't eating her cake).  I did upset Pa Strawhat, as evidenced by his scarfing jumbo-sized bites out of a stack of crepes.  We have our communication issues.

 

I know it was the right thing to do, but I still feel like broccoli for doing it.  Good news was there was plenty of sausage.  So I did get something to eat.  Also good news, I think the diet is starting its appetite suppression effects as I hadn't eaten since dinner the night before and I wasn't hungry.  I'd have been more than ready to eat normally. 

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Still going strong(ish).

 

I've had a couple more treats than I would like to admit, but I'm spacing them out reasonably well.    I'm sticking to a more "induction phase"-ish style of diet (trying to keep carbs under 12-15 per day).

 

I wish we still had a scale so I could keep better track of any potential loss.  We used to have one years ago, but I broke it (and not by stepping on it--my ring slipped off my finger and shattered the glass top when it landed on the scale).  We just haven't bothered replacing it.

 

But I have noticed some positives:

  • General improvements in the mood.  Mrs. Strawhat is glad of this, too.
  • Minor aches and pains are down ~75%.
  • Better sleep.
  • Clothes seem to be fitting better.

And I may have inspired Pa Strawhat as well.  I don't expect that he'll stick to it, though due to some family matters.

 

Now to worry about Turkey Day...

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It has been a while since I posted here, but I have dropped from around 207 to 193, so around 14lbs. I wanted to try to get to 190 by the end of this month, but I don't think that will happen unless I stop eating completely (& I like eating!). Tentatively still have my church wedding for February, so  Hopefully I can drop another 10lbs before that. If the date slips because of the Pandemic, our next choice is middle of April, so hoping I can hit 175 by then...

 

Damon.

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I used to be really fat. I was on the verge of developing serious health conditions. I remember not being able to tie my shoelaces and my sleep suffered as well. My life changed when I finally set my mind to the thinking that anything is possible if you decide so. I took a meal plan to start with. I created it online, on dietarize, which was super helpful to me. I didn't have to worry about calories, macros, nutrients, and all that stuff, I just focused on walking long distances and exercising after I got on a level where I could do some simple workouts. I hope my story will inspire you to do the same. To change your body you must first change your mind!

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So, saw the PA the other week.

 

The official figure is that, since June, I am down eight pounds.  Which is disheartening, to say the least.  However, I was gaining weight until well into October.  I know by how my clothes have changed fit leading up to the end of October and how things have changed over the last several weeks.  By my estimate I'm down closer to 20 from that peak.

 

Which was the good news.  The bad is that, bless their hearts, the Straw-in-Laws have gifted us with a delicious box of petit fours.  I went off the rails at dinner and Mrs. Strawhat and I basically ate 3/4 of the box tonight.  Naturally, that much sugar when I'm not accustomed to it any longer had a rather significant impact on my digestive system.  

 

Too much stress, I guess.  A long day with Ma and Pa Strawhat and assorted family dramas.

 

Tomorrow is another day, though.  I think that with Christmas coming up, I'm probably not going to be losing any weight for the next week or two, but I plan on sticking as close to the diet as I can...barring certain situations.  I've eaten my share of the petit fours, so those won't be an issue for me, but who knows what Pa Strawhat will have on the holiday dinner table.

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Somebody should make those things with pips like dice. How awesome would that be? Edible dice! You punish the dice that roll poorly by eating them. You would want a food grade serving platter dice tray to roll them on though . . .

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18 minutes ago, NebulousMissy said:

welp.

 

I've done it.

 

I've lost 50 pounds. 22.7 kilos. All of the weight I gained while on meds for 7 years. It's gone. I'm back down to my college weight.

 

Not entirely sure how I feel about it, tbh.

 

Congrats!

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