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#1 Sirius

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Posted 26 August 2016 - 06:21 PM

Lab tests show I'm pre-diabetic.

 

Not surprising.  Sedentary lifestyle, overweight, carb addict. 

 

So looks like it's rabbit food from here on out.  

 

No more waffles and pancackes.  

 

That's right, take the bottom layer of the food pyramid and toss

it in the dumpster.

 

Thus begins my next leap forward.    A journey that has me

quitting the smokes and now I journey back to my original fighting weight.

 

Seems like once you hit 50 you have to seriously take care of yourself

or your body goes down hill very quickly indeed.

 

 

 

 


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Posted 26 August 2016 - 06:32 PM

Sounds Like you caught it in time and with a better diet hopefully you will feel better and not need medicines

Good luck, get yourself on the healthy eating and exercise thread
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Posted 26 August 2016 - 06:47 PM

There is lots of healthy recipe s here..and tips on getting yourself healthy...
Out of little acorns and all that..
Well done for talking the problem in hand..and just not ignoring the risks...

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Posted 03 September 2016 - 02:05 AM

Eat your Oatmeal !

Oatmeal is a wonder drug for diabetes/pre-diabetes.

Learn all about it.

Oatmeal

 

more Oatmeal for you !


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Posted 07 September 2016 - 12:00 AM

40 days later I'm down 15 pounds.  To be sure, much of this is "water" weight.   On the other hand it's better then gaining 15 pounds.  

 

Gotta remember this is only for the rest of my life.  :huh: 

 

All change involves a bit of discomfort, but I understand administering injections of insulin is no fun either.



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Posted 07 September 2016 - 12:46 AM

Is there a reason why you are resistant to Oatmeal ?

 We're not talking about slop porridge here...it's a New Day, fgs. 

Real Beautiful whole Irish Oatmeal ?  A learning curve for preparation...and then bliss!

A carb that Loves you, what's not to like ? 


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Posted 07 September 2016 - 02:42 AM

I'm adverse to grains.  Whole grains trap cholesterol; yes, but they also trap vitamins and minerals.

 

My food pyramid is simply, take a plate and draw a line through the middle (figuratively), everything on one side is veggies (sans potatoes). 

 

Everything on the other side is Meats, hard cheeses, nuts, seeds, fruit.

 

Basically paleo but a little more veggie.

 

I'll admit oatmeal isn't too bad.  It's relatively low on the glycemic index and has lots of fiber.



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Posted 07 September 2016 - 07:18 PM

I'm always hesitant to give nutritional advice.  Everyone responds to dietary changes differently.  That being said, I was a carb addict as well and was slow to cut back on the carbs.  I thought my energy levels would crash if I wasn't consuming a lot of carbs.  Now, I've cut back on the carbs and started consuming more healthy fats.  Fatty fish like salmon, tuna, and trout.  Nuts.  Hard boiled eggs.  And coconut oil can be mixed into a wide variety of foods.

 

Since increasing my intake of healthy fats, I have more energy than I ever did when I was eating a lot of carbs.  I never feel hungry and while I don't weigh myself, I am noticing that I'm getting leaner without any dramatic increase in workout time.

 

Just something to think about.  Good luck.


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Posted 08 September 2016 - 10:49 AM

Boo...has come a long way...


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Posted 08 September 2016 - 07:47 PM

Boo...has come a long way...

 

You gotta put in the work...

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Posted 08 September 2016 - 09:12 PM

Go go go boo


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Posted 08 September 2016 - 10:12 PM

Wait!  Hold on there!  Nobody said anything about exercising.  Let's not get carried away and go all "Rocky" on me.


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Posted 08 September 2016 - 10:57 PM

Gee Sirius, you're just no fun anymore !

Here we have you slathered in oatmeal and loosing your grip on the treadmill, what's not fun about that ?  :P


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Posted 08 September 2016 - 11:49 PM

It starts with smoking cessation, then comes dieting, next comes exercise, and before you know it your in the ring all punch-drunk and people are yelling at you to "get up!"


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Posted 09 September 2016 - 08:07 AM

Mmmm...you both need more practice before you go in the ring..not rocky...more rickety..lol


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Posted 09 September 2016 - 09:43 AM

Wait!  Hold on there!  Nobody said anything about exercising.  Let's not get carried away and go all "Rocky" on me.

 

That "Rocky" regimen is no joke.  It'll make you a "dangerous person."

 

You're gonna eat lightning and you're gonna crap thunder...


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Posted 09 September 2016 - 09:26 PM


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Posted 02 October 2016 - 03:36 PM

Slow and steady wins the race.  20 pounds down.


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Posted 02 October 2016 - 04:49 PM

Well done...nice and easy does it..your right..20 lbs is brilliant..
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Posted 25 July 2017 - 01:46 AM

Now totaling 25 pounds trimmed.  Only 50 more to go.  :P

 

I must be on the ten year plan.


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