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100,000 Americans die each year of Fat related Cancers. There are very few cancers that excess weight does not contribute to. Listen to your body and get regular checkups.

I had an actual age of 66 and a real age of 70. With the help of this website I am taking that real age south.


I love this website and I have tried to wear it out. The single most important thing I do is to log in my food. I visit the food log at least 3 times a day when possible; and when it's not, I have a pencil/paper in my pocket to jot down what I eat. I Track, Track and Track. Track my food, Track my exercise, and Track those triggers that encourages me to eat.

ME TIME. The 2nd most important thing I do is schedule time for myself with myself. I put myself on my must-do list. This is the time I do my daily walking, meditation and enjoy the sunshine..

1/1/09 - New - Track weight daily. I have put a calendar in the bath to log weight in first thing in the A.M.
It takes good fat (mono unsatuated), MUFA's, to lose body fat.
Make breakfast and lunch automatic.

Weight Maintance:

Exercise is even more important for maintaining weight loss than for taking off the pounds in the first place.

Successful maintainers of weight loss report continued consumption of a low-energy and low-fat diet. Women reported eating an average of 1,306 kcal/day (24.3% from fat); men reported consuming 1,685 kcal (23.5% from fat).
Your blood type may play an important part in the food program you should be consuming. I am an A+ and seem to function better on a higher vegetable diet.
"Your future health lies in nutritious food, sunlight, physical activity, good sleep and a happy outlook." quote from Dr. Joseph Mercola

Member Since: 8/15/2007

Fitness Minutes: 10,976

My Goals:
Present Goal: To become more physically fit. Take that weight down to 180.

My Program:
Eat a balance diet of foods with many colors. Originally I was walking 5 days a week varying distance, time, and speed. Now I am doing a slow 2 mile walk practicing meditation. I started out using a modified Zone Diet (1400 - 1800) calories. Now I count calories making sure I get the good fats - flax, nuts (peanuts) and avocado (a little bit will do you good). Most days I brown bag lunch and snacks. Generally morning and afternoon snacks are pieces of raw fruit or raw veggies --- When it comes to the food I eat, I had to adopt the philosophy of Their Food & My Food. I don't eat their food (maybe a smidgen) but they can have all of my food they want. I now do more of the grocery shopping and the cooking. My wife (we have been married for 30 years) likes that.

Personal Information:
Unfortunately I am all to familiar with cancer. Mother, sister, 2 brothers and myself have all had it.

In April 2000 I had a kidney removed due to cancer. When the kidney was removed, the cancer was gone. I firmly believe it was a fat attack that alerted me to the problem. --- In December 2007 I had a radiation treatment on my left eye for melinoma cancer. I believe that my weight loss alerted me to this problem. When I told my Doctor this, he said a number of people had told him they did not know they had a problem until they started loosing weight.

Folks, cancer is tied to excess weight as is so many other health problems.

Other Information:
My highest weight was in July 2006 at 268 lbs and I had been doing the yo-yo thing for years. Thankfully I found Sparkpeople in August 2007 when I went looking for an online food log.
8/15/07 - 255 lbs
8/15/07 - 51" waist
1/01/08 - 222 lbs (-33)
2/01/08 - 218 lbs (-4)
4/01/08 - 212 lbs (-6)
5/01/08 - 205 lbs (-7)
6/01/08 - 201 lbs (-4)
7/01/08 - 197 lbs (-4)
8/01/08 - 194 lbs (-3)
8/15/08 - 193 lbs (-62 year)
8/15/08 - 42.5" waist
9/01/08 - 190 lbs (-4)
10/1/08 - 185 lbs(-5)
11/1/08 - 182 lbs(-3)
12/1/08 - 181 lbs(-1)
1/1/09 - 182 lbs (+1)
1/1/09 - 41" waist (BMI-26.9)
2/1/09 - 177 lbs (-5)
9/14/09 - 194 lbs (+17)
2/22/10 -200 lbs (+6)
My goal is to stay between 170 and 180.


**"Eat To Live" by Joel Fuhrman, MD

"You: The Owner's Manual" and
**"You: On a Diet"
by Dr Oz & Dr Roizen

"Anticancer" by David Serv

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  • v JIBBIE49
    emoticon What a fantastic accomplishment! emoticon 13,408 people joined when you did three years ago, and I doubt few are still here. HAPPY THIRD SPARKVERSARY! emoticon

    I'm reading the BECK DIET SOLUTION, which isn't a "diet" but she teaches how to THINK like a THIN person. (Got a copy from the library.) I recommend it to everyone. (We have a support team here at Sparks.)
    Walking for five minutes is better than walking for zero minutes. Exercise is essential even if I don't do very much at first. I can build up the amount that I do over time, but I have to start somewhere.
    Hunger is never an emergency. It is only mildly uncomfortable. I can tolerate it. It will come and go.
    I really do deserve credit for breaking old habits and it is essential for building my confidence. Once my confidence grows everything will become so much easier.
    If I want to lose weight permanently, I can't make exceptions. I'd rather be thinner. I can't overeat on week-ends or any other time.
    I have to develop the habit of eating every bite slowly, while sitting down, so I can fully enjoy it. It is worth developing this habit, so that I can have a lifetime of being thinner.
    I'm not going to let any minor setback ruin everything I've accomplished. One mistake doesn't ruin my diet, but falling back into old habits will.
    I will recommit to my diet right here, right now!
    Exercise is not negotiable for good health. It needs to be a daily lifetime habit and I need to make it so. The hardest part is getting started. I'll feel so much better when I'm done. So get started!
    OH WELL! I'm going to ignore this craving. I'm going to do something and let it subside. I'm turning my attention to something else, like exercise.

    2569 days ago
    The last post here showed you very near your goal.
    I hope you are where you want to be!

    The 4th of July has gone by and this wonderful season
    of REAL VEGGIES and FRUITS won't last forever.

    How is it going? This note is a rah rah cheer for you!

    Honor the passionate tiger in you with grace and gratitude.

    2969 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/6/2009 11:05:12 AM
    Stopping by to wish you a blessed Easter!
    Hugs, Von
    3055 days ago
    I hope I have a real age of 66 when I'm 70 - that's fantastic! Keep up the good work! Yeah you!
    3112 days ago
    Thank you so much for the spark goodie! I appreciate it. Deb
    3122 days ago
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