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Old August 29th, 2004, 08:31 PM
occupant
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weight loss - not spam

I am in a little bit of shock. I just weighted myself and I have lost
20 pounds of a 40 pound objective. I have never lost weight in my life
before. I have steadily gained weight since I was 38 years old. I am
now 55. I was 6' 200 pounds and am now 180 pounds.

The last couple of years I have been a significant internet couch potato
who would eat probably 4 100g chocolate bars in a week and probably
drink 4 12 oz cans of pop in a week in addition to regular meals.

Here is how I lost 20 pounds in a 2 week period.

Exercise - I started running/jogging very slowly 4 to 5 times times a
week for 30 minutes. Running/jogging very slowly not at a gym but
around the city block I live on in whatever clothes - sweatpants/jeans -
I had on. Nothing fancy. Because of my age and poor physical shape, I
got up at 5:00 am, walked to the corner store which was about 5 blocks
away and back to put my body in motion. Then I did my run/jog.

Food - I have a large glass of orange juice upon awakening. While out
running/jogging, I cooked in its own juices (no oil) a half a frozen
boneless, skinless chicken breast (usually just over 100g) over very low
heat (no. 2 on a gas stove) for about 30 minutes in a covered cast iron
dutch oven (fire safety).

Upon my return after a 1 block cool down, I eat my chicken breast along
with some low starch green vegetables and/or possibly a huge green salad
which consists of 1 tomato, 1 clump of lettuce, half cup of celery, 1
chopped carrot, and one tablespoon of mayo mixed with mustard of choice
and/or sometimes thinned out with vinegar, sprinkled with freshly ground
black pepper.

Lunch consists of 2 cups of mixed vegetables, bits of cooked chicken and
a handful of cooked macaroni.

Dinner consists of the salad I previously mentioned.

I consume roughly 4 large home-made low fat bran muffins in a 12 hour
period.

I also consumed bottled water.

I don't believe in buying bottled water but I made an exception and here
is why. I reduced the water level of each bottle to the label level and
froze the bottle. Each frozen bottle left on a counter at home or in
the office will give you at least 2 to 3 hours of cold (ice) water as it
melts. Better than those stupid water coolers that dribble out cool but
not cold water and are very expensive. When my bottle is almost
defrosted, I refill it and return it to the freezer at home or in the
office and take the other bottle. So effectively 24/7 I have ice water
at no cost once I purchased the initial bottles.

Friday nights I eat whatever I want. I don't sweat the diet but I make
every effort to keep as close to the low fat diet as much as possible.

The only comment I would add is that it is absolutely necessary that I
have my chicken in the morning. It prevents me me from getting hungry
during the rest of the day. I am a huge eater but this diet has
prevented me from getting hungry or tired. My bike was broken during
this 2-week period but I will be resuming cycling as my means of
transportation. There is too much traffic and the streets are too
dangerous to get any speed at cycling so I gently cycle around the city
and commute to work but it is in no way considered a physical workout as
I move too slowly and stop and go way too many times to be of a "health"
benefit or "weight loss" benefit.

I expect it will take a long time and lots of effort to lose the next 20
pounds - but what a surprise.
  #2  
Old August 29th, 2004, 10:27 PM
Prairie Roots
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Welcome to our newsgroup.

Although rapid weight loss in the first few weeks of a new eating plan
isn't unusual, 20 lbs in 2 weeks is extraordinary. You're right to
expect your rate of weight loss to slow. In fact, almost every
reputable weight loss program I've seen recommends losing no more than
1-2 lbs a week to make sure you're losing fat and not muscle.

Most of the people on this newsgroup use Weigh****chers because we're
wanting to learn a way of eating for weight loss and weight
maintenance that will last us for our lifetimes. That means
flexibility, eating a wide variety of foods, and fitting in special
occasions such as holidays, birthdays, vacations, and business trips.
We're also learning that what works for one person (e.g. protein in
the morning) isn't the best answer for another person. Our dietary
needs are as individual as our personalities.
--
Linda P
232/146.8/WW goal 145/next mini goal 144

On Sun, 29 Aug 2004 19:31:27 GMT, occupant
wrote:

weight loss - not spam

I am in a little bit of shock. I just weighted myself and I have lost
20 pounds of a 40 pound objective. I have never lost weight in my life
before. I have steadily gained weight since I was 38 years old. I am
now 55. I was 6' 200 pounds and am now 180 pounds.

The last couple of years I have been a significant internet couch potato
who would eat probably 4 100g chocolate bars in a week and probably
drink 4 12 oz cans of pop in a week in addition to regular meals.

Here is how I lost 20 pounds in a 2 week period.

Exercise - I started running/jogging very slowly 4 to 5 times times a
week for 30 minutes. Running/jogging very slowly not at a gym but
around the city block I live on in whatever clothes - sweatpants/jeans -
I had on. Nothing fancy. Because of my age and poor physical shape, I
got up at 5:00 am, walked to the corner store which was about 5 blocks
away and back to put my body in motion. Then I did my run/jog.

Food - I have a large glass of orange juice upon awakening. While out
running/jogging, I cooked in its own juices (no oil) a half a frozen
boneless, skinless chicken breast (usually just over 100g) over very low
heat (no. 2 on a gas stove) for about 30 minutes in a covered cast iron
dutch oven (fire safety).

Upon my return after a 1 block cool down, I eat my chicken breast along
with some low starch green vegetables and/or possibly a huge green salad
which consists of 1 tomato, 1 clump of lettuce, half cup of celery, 1
chopped carrot, and one tablespoon of mayo mixed with mustard of choice
and/or sometimes thinned out with vinegar, sprinkled with freshly ground
black pepper.

Lunch consists of 2 cups of mixed vegetables, bits of cooked chicken and
a handful of cooked macaroni.

Dinner consists of the salad I previously mentioned.

I consume roughly 4 large home-made low fat bran muffins in a 12 hour
period.

I also consumed bottled water.

I don't believe in buying bottled water but I made an exception and here
is why. I reduced the water level of each bottle to the label level and
froze the bottle. Each frozen bottle left on a counter at home or in
the office will give you at least 2 to 3 hours of cold (ice) water as it
melts. Better than those stupid water coolers that dribble out cool but
not cold water and are very expensive. When my bottle is almost
defrosted, I refill it and return it to the freezer at home or in the
office and take the other bottle. So effectively 24/7 I have ice water
at no cost once I purchased the initial bottles.

Friday nights I eat whatever I want. I don't sweat the diet but I make
every effort to keep as close to the low fat diet as much as possible.

The only comment I would add is that it is absolutely necessary that I
have my chicken in the morning. It prevents me me from getting hungry
during the rest of the day. I am a huge eater but this diet has
prevented me from getting hungry or tired. My bike was broken during
this 2-week period but I will be resuming cycling as my means of
transportation. There is too much traffic and the streets are too
dangerous to get any speed at cycling so I gently cycle around the city
and commute to work but it is in no way considered a physical workout as
I move too slowly and stop and go way too many times to be of a "health"
benefit or "weight loss" benefit.

I expect it will take a long time and lots of effort to lose the next 20
pounds - but what a surprise.


  #3  
Old August 29th, 2004, 10:27 PM
Prairie Roots
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Welcome to our newsgroup.

Although rapid weight loss in the first few weeks of a new eating plan
isn't unusual, 20 lbs in 2 weeks is extraordinary. You're right to
expect your rate of weight loss to slow. In fact, almost every
reputable weight loss program I've seen recommends losing no more than
1-2 lbs a week to make sure you're losing fat and not muscle.

Most of the people on this newsgroup use Weigh****chers because we're
wanting to learn a way of eating for weight loss and weight
maintenance that will last us for our lifetimes. That means
flexibility, eating a wide variety of foods, and fitting in special
occasions such as holidays, birthdays, vacations, and business trips.
We're also learning that what works for one person (e.g. protein in
the morning) isn't the best answer for another person. Our dietary
needs are as individual as our personalities.
--
Linda P
232/146.8/WW goal 145/next mini goal 144

On Sun, 29 Aug 2004 19:31:27 GMT, occupant
wrote:

weight loss - not spam

I am in a little bit of shock. I just weighted myself and I have lost
20 pounds of a 40 pound objective. I have never lost weight in my life
before. I have steadily gained weight since I was 38 years old. I am
now 55. I was 6' 200 pounds and am now 180 pounds.

The last couple of years I have been a significant internet couch potato
who would eat probably 4 100g chocolate bars in a week and probably
drink 4 12 oz cans of pop in a week in addition to regular meals.

Here is how I lost 20 pounds in a 2 week period.

Exercise - I started running/jogging very slowly 4 to 5 times times a
week for 30 minutes. Running/jogging very slowly not at a gym but
around the city block I live on in whatever clothes - sweatpants/jeans -
I had on. Nothing fancy. Because of my age and poor physical shape, I
got up at 5:00 am, walked to the corner store which was about 5 blocks
away and back to put my body in motion. Then I did my run/jog.

Food - I have a large glass of orange juice upon awakening. While out
running/jogging, I cooked in its own juices (no oil) a half a frozen
boneless, skinless chicken breast (usually just over 100g) over very low
heat (no. 2 on a gas stove) for about 30 minutes in a covered cast iron
dutch oven (fire safety).

Upon my return after a 1 block cool down, I eat my chicken breast along
with some low starch green vegetables and/or possibly a huge green salad
which consists of 1 tomato, 1 clump of lettuce, half cup of celery, 1
chopped carrot, and one tablespoon of mayo mixed with mustard of choice
and/or sometimes thinned out with vinegar, sprinkled with freshly ground
black pepper.

Lunch consists of 2 cups of mixed vegetables, bits of cooked chicken and
a handful of cooked macaroni.

Dinner consists of the salad I previously mentioned.

I consume roughly 4 large home-made low fat bran muffins in a 12 hour
period.

I also consumed bottled water.

I don't believe in buying bottled water but I made an exception and here
is why. I reduced the water level of each bottle to the label level and
froze the bottle. Each frozen bottle left on a counter at home or in
the office will give you at least 2 to 3 hours of cold (ice) water as it
melts. Better than those stupid water coolers that dribble out cool but
not cold water and are very expensive. When my bottle is almost
defrosted, I refill it and return it to the freezer at home or in the
office and take the other bottle. So effectively 24/7 I have ice water
at no cost once I purchased the initial bottles.

Friday nights I eat whatever I want. I don't sweat the diet but I make
every effort to keep as close to the low fat diet as much as possible.

The only comment I would add is that it is absolutely necessary that I
have my chicken in the morning. It prevents me me from getting hungry
during the rest of the day. I am a huge eater but this diet has
prevented me from getting hungry or tired. My bike was broken during
this 2-week period but I will be resuming cycling as my means of
transportation. There is too much traffic and the streets are too
dangerous to get any speed at cycling so I gently cycle around the city
and commute to work but it is in no way considered a physical workout as
I move too slowly and stop and go way too many times to be of a "health"
benefit or "weight loss" benefit.

I expect it will take a long time and lots of effort to lose the next 20
pounds - but what a surprise.


  #4  
Old August 29th, 2004, 11:33 PM
Laura
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This looks like an extremely low-carb type of diet to me. Many people lose
lost of weight at first with Atkins. It is mostly water and will come right
back when you re introduce carbs into the menus.

"occupant" wrote in message
...
weight loss - not spam

I am in a little bit of shock. I just weighted myself and I have lost
20 pounds of a 40 pound objective. I have never lost weight in my life
before. I have steadily gained weight since I was 38 years old. I am
now 55. I was 6' 200 pounds and am now 180 pounds.

The last couple of years I have been a significant internet couch potato
who would eat probably 4 100g chocolate bars in a week and probably
drink 4 12 oz cans of pop in a week in addition to regular meals.

Here is how I lost 20 pounds in a 2 week period.

Exercise - I started running/jogging very slowly 4 to 5 times times a
week for 30 minutes. Running/jogging very slowly not at a gym but
around the city block I live on in whatever clothes - sweatpants/jeans -
I had on. Nothing fancy. Because of my age and poor physical shape, I
got up at 5:00 am, walked to the corner store which was about 5 blocks
away and back to put my body in motion. Then I did my run/jog.

Food - I have a large glass of orange juice upon awakening. While out
running/jogging, I cooked in its own juices (no oil) a half a frozen
boneless, skinless chicken breast (usually just over 100g) over very low
heat (no. 2 on a gas stove) for about 30 minutes in a covered cast iron
dutch oven (fire safety).

Upon my return after a 1 block cool down, I eat my chicken breast along
with some low starch green vegetables and/or possibly a huge green salad
which consists of 1 tomato, 1 clump of lettuce, half cup of celery, 1
chopped carrot, and one tablespoon of mayo mixed with mustard of choice
and/or sometimes thinned out with vinegar, sprinkled with freshly ground
black pepper.

Lunch consists of 2 cups of mixed vegetables, bits of cooked chicken and
a handful of cooked macaroni.

Dinner consists of the salad I previously mentioned.

I consume roughly 4 large home-made low fat bran muffins in a 12 hour
period.

I also consumed bottled water.

I don't believe in buying bottled water but I made an exception and here
is why. I reduced the water level of each bottle to the label level and
froze the bottle. Each frozen bottle left on a counter at home or in
the office will give you at least 2 to 3 hours of cold (ice) water as it
melts. Better than those stupid water coolers that dribble out cool but
not cold water and are very expensive. When my bottle is almost
defrosted, I refill it and return it to the freezer at home or in the
office and take the other bottle. So effectively 24/7 I have ice water
at no cost once I purchased the initial bottles.

Friday nights I eat whatever I want. I don't sweat the diet but I make
every effort to keep as close to the low fat diet as much as possible.

The only comment I would add is that it is absolutely necessary that I
have my chicken in the morning. It prevents me me from getting hungry
during the rest of the day. I am a huge eater but this diet has
prevented me from getting hungry or tired. My bike was broken during
this 2-week period but I will be resuming cycling as my means of
transportation. There is too much traffic and the streets are too
dangerous to get any speed at cycling so I gently cycle around the city
and commute to work but it is in no way considered a physical workout as
I move too slowly and stop and go way too many times to be of a "health"
benefit or "weight loss" benefit.

I expect it will take a long time and lots of effort to lose the next 20
pounds - but what a surprise.



  #5  
Old August 29th, 2004, 11:33 PM
Laura
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This looks like an extremely low-carb type of diet to me. Many people lose
lost of weight at first with Atkins. It is mostly water and will come right
back when you re introduce carbs into the menus.

"occupant" wrote in message
...
weight loss - not spam

I am in a little bit of shock. I just weighted myself and I have lost
20 pounds of a 40 pound objective. I have never lost weight in my life
before. I have steadily gained weight since I was 38 years old. I am
now 55. I was 6' 200 pounds and am now 180 pounds.

The last couple of years I have been a significant internet couch potato
who would eat probably 4 100g chocolate bars in a week and probably
drink 4 12 oz cans of pop in a week in addition to regular meals.

Here is how I lost 20 pounds in a 2 week period.

Exercise - I started running/jogging very slowly 4 to 5 times times a
week for 30 minutes. Running/jogging very slowly not at a gym but
around the city block I live on in whatever clothes - sweatpants/jeans -
I had on. Nothing fancy. Because of my age and poor physical shape, I
got up at 5:00 am, walked to the corner store which was about 5 blocks
away and back to put my body in motion. Then I did my run/jog.

Food - I have a large glass of orange juice upon awakening. While out
running/jogging, I cooked in its own juices (no oil) a half a frozen
boneless, skinless chicken breast (usually just over 100g) over very low
heat (no. 2 on a gas stove) for about 30 minutes in a covered cast iron
dutch oven (fire safety).

Upon my return after a 1 block cool down, I eat my chicken breast along
with some low starch green vegetables and/or possibly a huge green salad
which consists of 1 tomato, 1 clump of lettuce, half cup of celery, 1
chopped carrot, and one tablespoon of mayo mixed with mustard of choice
and/or sometimes thinned out with vinegar, sprinkled with freshly ground
black pepper.

Lunch consists of 2 cups of mixed vegetables, bits of cooked chicken and
a handful of cooked macaroni.

Dinner consists of the salad I previously mentioned.

I consume roughly 4 large home-made low fat bran muffins in a 12 hour
period.

I also consumed bottled water.

I don't believe in buying bottled water but I made an exception and here
is why. I reduced the water level of each bottle to the label level and
froze the bottle. Each frozen bottle left on a counter at home or in
the office will give you at least 2 to 3 hours of cold (ice) water as it
melts. Better than those stupid water coolers that dribble out cool but
not cold water and are very expensive. When my bottle is almost
defrosted, I refill it and return it to the freezer at home or in the
office and take the other bottle. So effectively 24/7 I have ice water
at no cost once I purchased the initial bottles.

Friday nights I eat whatever I want. I don't sweat the diet but I make
every effort to keep as close to the low fat diet as much as possible.

The only comment I would add is that it is absolutely necessary that I
have my chicken in the morning. It prevents me me from getting hungry
during the rest of the day. I am a huge eater but this diet has
prevented me from getting hungry or tired. My bike was broken during
this 2-week period but I will be resuming cycling as my means of
transportation. There is too much traffic and the streets are too
dangerous to get any speed at cycling so I gently cycle around the city
and commute to work but it is in no way considered a physical workout as
I move too slowly and stop and go way too many times to be of a "health"
benefit or "weight loss" benefit.

I expect it will take a long time and lots of effort to lose the next 20
pounds - but what a surprise.



  #6  
Old August 30th, 2004, 12:11 AM
Miss Violette
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seems a little fast to me, but good for you, Lee
occupant wrote in message
...
weight loss - not spam

I am in a little bit of shock. I just weighted myself and I have lost
20 pounds of a 40 pound objective. I have never lost weight in my life
before. I have steadily gained weight since I was 38 years old. I am
now 55. I was 6' 200 pounds and am now 180 pounds.

The last couple of years I have been a significant internet couch potato
who would eat probably 4 100g chocolate bars in a week and probably
drink 4 12 oz cans of pop in a week in addition to regular meals.

Here is how I lost 20 pounds in a 2 week period.

Exercise - I started running/jogging very slowly 4 to 5 times times a
week for 30 minutes. Running/jogging very slowly not at a gym but
around the city block I live on in whatever clothes - sweatpants/jeans -
I had on. Nothing fancy. Because of my age and poor physical shape, I
got up at 5:00 am, walked to the corner store which was about 5 blocks
away and back to put my body in motion. Then I did my run/jog.

Food - I have a large glass of orange juice upon awakening. While out
running/jogging, I cooked in its own juices (no oil) a half a frozen
boneless, skinless chicken breast (usually just over 100g) over very low
heat (no. 2 on a gas stove) for about 30 minutes in a covered cast iron
dutch oven (fire safety).

Upon my return after a 1 block cool down, I eat my chicken breast along
with some low starch green vegetables and/or possibly a huge green salad
which consists of 1 tomato, 1 clump of lettuce, half cup of celery, 1
chopped carrot, and one tablespoon of mayo mixed with mustard of choice
and/or sometimes thinned out with vinegar, sprinkled with freshly ground
black pepper.

Lunch consists of 2 cups of mixed vegetables, bits of cooked chicken and
a handful of cooked macaroni.

Dinner consists of the salad I previously mentioned.

I consume roughly 4 large home-made low fat bran muffins in a 12 hour
period.

I also consumed bottled water.

I don't believe in buying bottled water but I made an exception and here
is why. I reduced the water level of each bottle to the label level and
froze the bottle. Each frozen bottle left on a counter at home or in
the office will give you at least 2 to 3 hours of cold (ice) water as it
melts. Better than those stupid water coolers that dribble out cool but
not cold water and are very expensive. When my bottle is almost
defrosted, I refill it and return it to the freezer at home or in the
office and take the other bottle. So effectively 24/7 I have ice water
at no cost once I purchased the initial bottles.

Friday nights I eat whatever I want. I don't sweat the diet but I make
every effort to keep as close to the low fat diet as much as possible.

The only comment I would add is that it is absolutely necessary that I
have my chicken in the morning. It prevents me me from getting hungry
during the rest of the day. I am a huge eater but this diet has
prevented me from getting hungry or tired. My bike was broken during
this 2-week period but I will be resuming cycling as my means of
transportation. There is too much traffic and the streets are too
dangerous to get any speed at cycling so I gently cycle around the city
and commute to work but it is in no way considered a physical workout as
I move too slowly and stop and go way too many times to be of a "health"
benefit or "weight loss" benefit.

I expect it will take a long time and lots of effort to lose the next 20
pounds - but what a surprise.



  #7  
Old August 30th, 2004, 12:11 AM
Miss Violette
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seems a little fast to me, but good for you, Lee
occupant wrote in message
...
weight loss - not spam

I am in a little bit of shock. I just weighted myself and I have lost
20 pounds of a 40 pound objective. I have never lost weight in my life
before. I have steadily gained weight since I was 38 years old. I am
now 55. I was 6' 200 pounds and am now 180 pounds.

The last couple of years I have been a significant internet couch potato
who would eat probably 4 100g chocolate bars in a week and probably
drink 4 12 oz cans of pop in a week in addition to regular meals.

Here is how I lost 20 pounds in a 2 week period.

Exercise - I started running/jogging very slowly 4 to 5 times times a
week for 30 minutes. Running/jogging very slowly not at a gym but
around the city block I live on in whatever clothes - sweatpants/jeans -
I had on. Nothing fancy. Because of my age and poor physical shape, I
got up at 5:00 am, walked to the corner store which was about 5 blocks
away and back to put my body in motion. Then I did my run/jog.

Food - I have a large glass of orange juice upon awakening. While out
running/jogging, I cooked in its own juices (no oil) a half a frozen
boneless, skinless chicken breast (usually just over 100g) over very low
heat (no. 2 on a gas stove) for about 30 minutes in a covered cast iron
dutch oven (fire safety).

Upon my return after a 1 block cool down, I eat my chicken breast along
with some low starch green vegetables and/or possibly a huge green salad
which consists of 1 tomato, 1 clump of lettuce, half cup of celery, 1
chopped carrot, and one tablespoon of mayo mixed with mustard of choice
and/or sometimes thinned out with vinegar, sprinkled with freshly ground
black pepper.

Lunch consists of 2 cups of mixed vegetables, bits of cooked chicken and
a handful of cooked macaroni.

Dinner consists of the salad I previously mentioned.

I consume roughly 4 large home-made low fat bran muffins in a 12 hour
period.

I also consumed bottled water.

I don't believe in buying bottled water but I made an exception and here
is why. I reduced the water level of each bottle to the label level and
froze the bottle. Each frozen bottle left on a counter at home or in
the office will give you at least 2 to 3 hours of cold (ice) water as it
melts. Better than those stupid water coolers that dribble out cool but
not cold water and are very expensive. When my bottle is almost
defrosted, I refill it and return it to the freezer at home or in the
office and take the other bottle. So effectively 24/7 I have ice water
at no cost once I purchased the initial bottles.

Friday nights I eat whatever I want. I don't sweat the diet but I make
every effort to keep as close to the low fat diet as much as possible.

The only comment I would add is that it is absolutely necessary that I
have my chicken in the morning. It prevents me me from getting hungry
during the rest of the day. I am a huge eater but this diet has
prevented me from getting hungry or tired. My bike was broken during
this 2-week period but I will be resuming cycling as my means of
transportation. There is too much traffic and the streets are too
dangerous to get any speed at cycling so I gently cycle around the city
and commute to work but it is in no way considered a physical workout as
I move too slowly and stop and go way too many times to be of a "health"
benefit or "weight loss" benefit.

I expect it will take a long time and lots of effort to lose the next 20
pounds - but what a surprise.



  #8  
Old August 30th, 2004, 03:56 AM
occupant
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Laura wrote:

This looks like an extremely low-carb type of diet to me. Many people lose
lots of weight at first with Atkins. It is mostly water and will come right
back when you re introduce carbs into the menus.


Well, Bran muffins are carbs, aren't they? I have 4 huge bran muffins
in a 12 hour period.

I used to eat lots of rice and pastas and those two items usually have
lots of
sauces with oils in one shape or another as part of the meal be it
Chinese or
othewise. While I dump my diet (eating pattern) for social occasions,
it seems
prudent to eat less, eat less carbs, eat lots of all vegetables except
starchy ones
where moderation is called for and eat lots of huge salads with modest
amounts of dressing - and lots of water.

I am the only guy at work over 55 cycling to work. They say I am always
eating. They are right, I do.
I just keep it to low fats, low sugar, and less (not huge amounts of
carbs).

I made modest previous attempts at losing weight with combinations of
juce or smoothy or 2 scrambled eggs
or toast - all sort of examples. After I arrived at work at I would be
hungry for food and it would be
worse at 11:00 a.m. My body sends aggressive signals to my brain if I
get hungry.

This is just my own attempt at dieting knowing I have to eat a well
rounded bunch of food.

My well placed muffins seem to replace the cravings for pop, chocolate
bars and hunger in general.

I hated bran muffins my entire life but these big chewy very low fat
homemade raisin filled bran muffins appear to be performing magic.
Bran Muffins have replaced or substituted all sins!
  #9  
Old August 30th, 2004, 03:56 AM
occupant
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Laura wrote:

This looks like an extremely low-carb type of diet to me. Many people lose
lots of weight at first with Atkins. It is mostly water and will come right
back when you re introduce carbs into the menus.


Well, Bran muffins are carbs, aren't they? I have 4 huge bran muffins
in a 12 hour period.

I used to eat lots of rice and pastas and those two items usually have
lots of
sauces with oils in one shape or another as part of the meal be it
Chinese or
othewise. While I dump my diet (eating pattern) for social occasions,
it seems
prudent to eat less, eat less carbs, eat lots of all vegetables except
starchy ones
where moderation is called for and eat lots of huge salads with modest
amounts of dressing - and lots of water.

I am the only guy at work over 55 cycling to work. They say I am always
eating. They are right, I do.
I just keep it to low fats, low sugar, and less (not huge amounts of
carbs).

I made modest previous attempts at losing weight with combinations of
juce or smoothy or 2 scrambled eggs
or toast - all sort of examples. After I arrived at work at I would be
hungry for food and it would be
worse at 11:00 a.m. My body sends aggressive signals to my brain if I
get hungry.

This is just my own attempt at dieting knowing I have to eat a well
rounded bunch of food.

My well placed muffins seem to replace the cravings for pop, chocolate
bars and hunger in general.

I hated bran muffins my entire life but these big chewy very low fat
homemade raisin filled bran muffins appear to be performing magic.
Bran Muffins have replaced or substituted all sins!
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Old August 30th, 2004, 10:25 AM
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On Sun, 29 Aug 2004 19:31:27 GMT, occupant
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I am in a little bit of shock. I just weighted myself and I have lost
20 pounds of a 40 pound objective. I have never lost weight in my life
before. I have steadily gained weight since I was 38 years old. I am
now 55. I was 6' 200 pounds and am now 180 pounds.

The last couple of years I have been a significant internet couch potato
who would eat probably 4 100g chocolate bars in a week and probably
drink 4 12 oz cans of pop in a week in addition to regular meals.

Here is how I lost 20 pounds in a 2 week period.

Friday nights I eat whatever I want. I don't sweat the diet but I make
every effort to keep as close to the low fat diet as much as possible.

The only comment I would add is that it is absolutely necessary that I
have my chicken in the morning. It prevents me me from getting hungry
during the rest of the day.

I expect it will take a long time and lots of effort to lose the next 20
pounds - but what a surprise.


Congratulations on changing your lifestyle. You seem to have got off
to a great start.

There are some provisos.
Running/jogging is great exercise but it can be hard on the joints,
especially if you go from couch potato to jogging every day. You are
OK so long as you get no pain from it.
What is the advantage of low fat? You should make an effort to add
some non-saturated fat to your diet. Do you like nuts/fish? If so add
some of them. Losing 20 pounds in 2 weeks at your weight is a bit
fast. I would suggest that you add a peanut butter for a snack every
day to get some more fat, and add a tin of tuna to the salad or a bit
more chicken to get more protein.
It would be interesting to know whether this is water weight or fat.
Do you have body measurements before and after? Or pictures? 20 pounds
should be measurable/visible if it's fat.

You do have some _really_ good ideas. The protein in the morning is a
great way to stave off hunger as you say. And having one day of higher
calories is a great way of keeping the metabolism high.

This all sounds a bit negative, but it isn't really. What you are
doing is right, but 20 pounds in 2 weeks is a bit too much.

Ray

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