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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.
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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.

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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.
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It takes good fat (mono unsatuated), MUFA's, to lose body fat.
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Make breakfast and lunch automatic.
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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).
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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.
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"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.
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BOOKS WORTH READING

**"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 _KARA_
    Welcome to the At Goal and Maintaining team!

    Kara
    2773 days ago
  • v GUINEFORT
    Thank you for the Spark Goodie and your kind words. Today you are my inspiration!!

    I read your page and you're on track, you know what you are doing. I loved your pictures too. I envy you living in Georgia! Nice warm weather compared to my frigid PA....lol!

    I wish you continued success on your weight loss journey. I see you're almost at goal...keep going!!

    Blessings also being sent your way for continued good health!!

    Nice to have met you, Von
    2773 days ago
  • v ZSAZSAJANNY
    Thank-you dear Sir for stopping by my page! I see my life as a gift and I try to make good use of it each day. By the way, you are looking great in your latest photos. I

    know that having my excess weight gone has helped me feel so much better. Yes, after the weight loss I couldn't understand why I still felt so terrible. My family also noticed I was getting 'fatter' around the middle even though I was getting thinner everywhere else. Well, I'm doing fine now and the is the main thing!

    I see your previous visitor to this comment page is from my home town, although I no longer live there. All of my family does so I get all the updates on their miserable weather. Brrrr!

    emoticon emoticon I live in one of the warmest parts of Canada now, so our winters are not quite so cold.
    2780 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/14/2009 5:54:36 PM
  • v GRAHAMKC
    Thanks for the snow flake! It's -37 here in Winnipeg.....without the wind chill. *brrrr*

    I hope you are staying warm, safe and dry. Happy 2009!! *grins*

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    ~K
    2780 days ago
  • v IMREADY77
    Thanks for the goodie and the warm wishes. Hope you are haveing a good year so far.
    2785 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/9/2009 1:45:36 PM
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