“The battle of weight”

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  1. 4ever4Jesus

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    I never expected it especially if you had known me in high school. Back then I was a light weight. I average weight as a man one fifty to one sixty five one seventy five was my highest.

    I guess I can eat about anything back then. I kept that weight for a while then my weight average was about one hundred eighty something. More time passed and I averaged at one ninety something then over two hundred. At five foot nine not a weight that would kill me. But who would have thought I would have got past 300.

    How did I do this? Basically you can call it eating. I thought I could eat like I did in school.
    It’s kind of an addiction. That addiction is to get full. I once got up to three hundred and thirty seven pounds. My last check was three hundred and five pounds. May sound great but I have been this weight for awhile.

    Anyone want to talk about weight loss? We can talk here. I’m not ashamed. I just want to get back to two hundred again. It’s not easy. I guess no one said it ever would be. I’m trying.
     
  2. Mississippi John

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    I have struggled with weight gain and loss thoughout my life.

    My advice to all who need to lose weight is the following: 1. Fast for 24 hours and pray for strength throughout your day. Hoped for results: drawing nearer to God, a new found sense of strength, confidence in your self-discipline and God's gifts.

    2. Cut out as much sugar as possible from your diet, then all carbs, then saturated fat.

    3. exercise one hour per day. Start with walking.

    4, Realize this plan will not work for all people, but give it a shot anyway,


    God bless you through your struggles !
     
  3. Ruiz

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    I, too, need to lose wait. Though, my weight gain occurred during this intense time of academic study that ends in 69 days. Afterwards, I will seek to lose some weight.
     
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    With apologies to the UNCF:

    "A waist is a terrible thing to mind!"
     
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    Up until I graduated from High school I was skinny since I walked everywhere I went--miles and miles. I was 147 lbs when I entered the Air Force and 165 when I came out years later. I have been as high as 207 and weighed myself just now at 185. For my height I should be no more than 160.

    Since I'm 64 and virtually inactive except for swimming for 20-30 minutes a day (most days), I gain very easily and am not able to lose it. However, because of my diabetes I believe that much of the weight gain is water retention since I drink a LOT of water, sugar-free soft drinks and fat-free milk. I am always thirsty and can't seem to get enough, and my body doesn't seem to eliminate anywhere near as much as it should. Also, I don't like the doctor's scales; they weigh me a lot higher than my digital scales.
     
  6. God's Rainbowgal

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    Part Hereditary Maybe

    Well I'm not ashamed to say that i need to lose weight.

    But I'm also not ashamed that a lot of things accumulated to have to need to in the first place.

    It's not an easy thing to do at all for some people. But I know that the first step is that you need to admit it first. Now I also believe that some of the weight you have could be a hereditary issue also.
    My Mom before she had gotten sick was very overweight and a small person.
    But when she became bedridden and before she passed away last Nov. she had lost 175lbs. and she was 78 yrs old..:tear:

    Now i pray that I don't need to wait that long and have started yet again for the umpteenth time to make my first move by starting to eat better.

    I know not to make a goal for myself that is ridiculous and I know I won't do, which is the bad mistake that most people do. So my first goal is to lose 5 lbs.. That i know I can do and have lost 3 already:applause:

    So anyone that wants to lose weight start slow with a goal that you know you have a chance to obtain. RJ since you started this I wish you much luck on your weight loss.:thumbsup:
    Everyone else I wish you the same and if you do lose weight please keep us posted. You do have a support system here.
     
  7. Dr. Bob

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    For fear of breaking my own hard-nosed policy on "free advertising", I will just suggest people go to www.phr.net and see the information on HCG Cord. It has a pdf on about the best program I've ever seen.

    If one has questions, contact me personally via email rather than fill up this thread . . .
     
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    I have a lapascopically placed band that acts as a choker on my stomach....I feel full on very littlle. Downsides.....I have discovered emesis in a big way something I never did before the lapband. Despite the all encompassing disgustingness of being physically ill, I have developed a sort of disorder with food when the band is neutral...binge eating...I can't understand it, I feel so horrible yet I gorge until.....:BangHead:
     
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    I am 5'7" (almost). I weighed 155-160 most of my life when I was younger. Last March (09) I finally weighed myself and was shocked to find myself at 205 pounds.

    Last year I got down to 168, and am just about there today.

    I am convinced that for those like me who have no real physical issues there are two points to weight loss.

    Increase calories burned
    Decrease calories and fat taken in

    I do agree with the idea of small steady goals. Believe it or not Wii Fit played a huge role in getting me started in the right direction.
     
  10. NiteShift

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    Why not just grow a few inches taller? Problem solved :saint:
     
  11. Salty

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    Would wearing platform shoes count? :applause:
     
  12. NiteShift

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    I don't think so. Maybe some former 70's disco dancer could chime in here?
     
  13. Salty

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    On a more serious note, I am in the "MOVE ON" program at the VA .

    I was issued a pedometer, and they recommend I walk 10,000 steps a day.

    Hard to do, as I sit in a taxi all day long.

    Sarge
     
  14. NiteShift

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    Looks like a good program.

    One other alternative is to just grow taller hair.

    Ok I'm done now.
     
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    To say I need to lose weight would be an understatement. I have always been heavy, at least since age 2 when my tonsils were removed... up until them I was very sickly. Even so, I was never as far out of control as I have been for the past 10 years or so.

    I went through a severe case of clinical depression back in '99-'00, packed on 100+ pounds in just under six months. I still have all of that plus some of its brothers and sisters hanging around. I was already overweight before that happened. I could literally lose half my body weight and still be overweight. :(

    We (my wife, her mom, and myself) went on Weight Watchers at the start of last year. I lost 50 pounds in six months, and then my dad had surgery. Eight weeks of living at the hospital eating McDonald's completely undid that plus some. We are trying to get back on that WW track, but my extended unemployment has left us in dire financial straits and healthy food costs way too much. We are at best maintaining where we currently are. I am working now so we are slowly catching up our bills and hope to be able to get the diet thing rolling again before too much longer.

    My main problem right now is where I am working. My job is as a temporary at McKee Foods... you know, Little Debbie snack cakes. They keep racks of them in the break rooms for employees. :( And their new chocolate iced honey bun is heavenly...
     
  16. Alcott

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    I have been up and down with weight; gradually the fluctuations have risen on the graph to where "up" is more up and "down" is less down. My list of comments here are not advice, unless the reader desires them to be so. They are only opinions based on 4+ decades of experience.
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    I think one's approach to intake satisfaction is set very early in life, probably going back to infancy, as testing shows that breast-fed babies become healthier in life because they stop, and mother stops, when they have had enough. Bottle-feeding caretakers (at least in former times) had a tendency to overfeed-- "Come on-- you can finish this bottle!" So getting more than enough is conditioned then and there.

    I think conditioning continues as a young child, though the tendency to want too much is already there. So it is very important to see that children eat their low-energy vegetables prepared without much fat in the way of butter, cheese, et al. Fried foods should be very limited, as should "snacking,"of course. "Happy Meals" and equivalencies with french fries and soda pop with other fats are an injustice-- that is, constantly tempting children with them along with toys and playgrounds and parties-- though parents who stuff their kids with these likely prepare the same kinds of food when they eat at home.

    I think the effects of the desire to eat too much of the wrong kind of foods can easily be 'disguised' going through later childhood and adolescence, as the body uses a lot of energy, especially for athletes. So if one enters normal adulthood with a job that doesn't use much physical energy-- usually a goal in industrialized nations-- and gets too 'busy' to work out regularly or to prepare healthy foods, and therefore eats out or buys takeout, weight will inevitably go up.

    I think the converse of "Train up a child in the way he should go, and he will not depart from it" is equally valid, and weight control is one of the best examples thereof. A person can escape the desire for too much sugar, fat, and salt for a while-- but eventually the drive to do so diminishes with our modes of living and life's troubles. We can only force ourselves to do otherwise than our inbred tendencies 'so much' at once mentally, so returning to lousy eating habits shall accompany times of stress or disappointment... another reason to keep them from ever being 'installed' in a peron's psyche. This is why few people lose significant weight and 'keep it off.'

    I think the "weight loss industry" is a fraudalent business. "Lose 30 pounds for $100, plus the cost of food." :mad: Considering the above paragraph, this can work if things are going well otherwise, and you can focus on your weight problem and want to get something for what you're paying for. But there is a less the one-in-twenty chance that all this is going to come together contionuously for any signifiant length of time, and the old conditioning and its effects will come back. There is no big secret of HOW to lose weight, so why make some flamboyant entrepreneur richer for playing upon your inner battle of deep-rooted tendencies v. shallow-leafed ideals?

    I think "copping out" is a normal reaction of sinful human beings, and doing so in regard to overeating has one of the least 'stigmas' to go along with it. There is such a desire to separate wrong from the effects of wrong that we may force ourselves to believe what is not true rather than face the reality of what we are doing; as by saying it is "impossible for me to lose weight;" "it's my metabolism;" "I don't eat more than old Slim Jim over there." The more honest may say "I'm just conditioned to overeat and be lazy." But it's copping out, just the same, which is not a Christian reaction. Unless we're perfect, we should work on what's not right. But again, we can only force ourselves to do so much; so we may have to work on eliminating other problems in order to focus on this one.

    I think the only ones who have read all, or even most, of this post are the ones who struggle with weight control issues. And another problem with this is we read and analyze and think about it and listen to others so much that we confuse or overwhelm ourselves. There is nothing wrong with sharing opinions, but irresolution will lead us to more devil's food cake-- one kind of which we can have and eat it, too.
     
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    Having returned from Vegas and "buffetting" my body, I started cutting back yesterday. Doing our own clinic's HCG Cord spray, but not the strict diet (mustard greens, cabbage, blech!) and just watching intake, and I have jump started my loss with FIVE pounds the first day.

    Wow. Lots of water weight gone, but how exciting to eat moderately, not be hungry at all, and lose weight. For me "DIET" is a 4-letter word, but this is really kewl.
     
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    You have a great attitude towards weight loss. I was 120 lbs out of high school. The day I was discharged from the hospital in January for the bypass, I weighed 213. I walk one mile everyday, and now down to 188. I am only 5 8. I can relate to those who take off the weight slowly, but then it comes back with one pizza. Sometimes I look at my body and wonder if I am not smuggling car tires under my clothes.
     
  19. 4ever4Jesus

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    You know the good things I see here is that we all can discuss weight loss and still have a sense of humor too. When you get too serious or depressed over these things these obstacles get harder to deal with. Do not worry what others think or say. Only know and trust in the Lord who loves you at any weight at all.

    But here is my funny side. A fat guy tries to walk in the gates of heaven. Lord I can’t fit. You should have been on a diet says God. Remember broad is the way narrow is the gate. Where do I go now? Follow Simon Peter. He is going to teach you how to jog on the water. I’m the one who trained him. Get fit so you can get into heaven. When you’re slim you can get in hahaha.

    And this is someone myself who weighs over 300. We need to laugh at ourselves sometimes.

    It is a battle for many of us. Some can do it easily. Some not. Things can vary such as male or female, height, genetics. Reasons why we eat? The reason why I gained all this weight is because I just ate. I never thought I would get over 300. Let me note though a guy named Scot Mendelson a weightlifter pushed 1008 pounds. That is one thousand and eight pounds on bench press. He did this while He was over 300. I’ve lifted weights on and on. I need a mix of cardio now with this. I’m part muscle and part fat. I’m not a quitter. I really think I can get back into something more realistic. This way I can go see the circus. Cause as of now I have trouble getting inside the tent at this weight hahaha. Yeah I wish I was taller also. I wish I was six foot two. I don’t care what anyone says I wish I was six foot two. I think like a weight lifter always thinking about size. I got too much mass. I’m just a little continent now trying to trim myself down to a state. To me a woman is an island. She is more petite than I am. I do have a girlfriend. But I struggle because I have attraction to Asian women. She knows this already. I’m used to the more play with me woman. My girlfriend is not. I have health issues also that kind of gets in the way. Liking Asian women has been a struggle for me more than my weight. I’m trying to work on both. I may be more successful at losing weight. It’s hard for me to stop thinking about Asian women. She never leaves. She even walked down the aisle with me. What am I to do?
     
  20. God's Rainbowgal

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    Update

    Well the last time I posted in this thread i had stated about making small goals to lose weight.

    Well my weight loss goal was 5 lbs. I'm happy to say i achieved this goal:thumbsup:
    Well I will now go to the next 5 lbs and see if I'm able to obtain it again.

    Has anyone lost any weight since posting last?
     

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