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1/20/10 1:58 P

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Thanks for the vote! I am glad that you are part of this team too.
Together we stand.
Devided we fall.
Do not want any of us to fall!
Keep coming back!

I am following Dr Esselstyn's book to Reverse Heart Disease.
My goal is to get one pound slimmer every week until I reach 140, and then stay there forever, healthy.


I notice that my weight always comes up as Kg but believe me, I never weighed 210 Kg LOL It should be reading pounds (that is what my scale says), and I cannot seem to change it so wanted you to know. LOL



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1/20/10 10:45 A

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Hi Will,

Love your approach. This is what I am doing as well. Since I have a lot of chronic health problems, it makes sense for me to eliminate the aggravating foods which just happen to be those foods that pack on the pounds. I hope, that I, too, down the road will see progress in improving my health through these nutritional changes as well as losing weight in the process. Thank you Will for hanging in there on this forum and providing encouragement to us. I for one dearly appreciate it.

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1/20/10 8:48 A

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Thanks for all your postings! I found my pedometer & bought more veggies last night. If only I would have gotten out of bed earlier!

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1/20/10 7:52 A

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Healthy choices and daily exercise. When I was not losing weight and really looked at what I ate I realized that I was eating all the wrong things. As soon as I began to eat like WILLBOYWONDER posted I started to lose weight.

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1/19/10 9:57 P

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Jonibee1 you are an inspiration to everyone here I am sure. I for one am glad that you are part of this team.

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1/19/10 9:51 P

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I started in second week of October...I've lost 12.6 kg (27 pounds) in 15 weeks. Mainly I'd put it down to exercise. Diet is of course important, but exercise makes you feel a stronger person, a person more in control of your life. That increase in self-control is what I needed to make the diet stick. Any amount of diet planning is useless if you don't keep to it. Exercise reduces my cravings for junky type foods; if I go for a 5km walk I feel like fruit when I come back, not french fries! Plus, there's the endorphin thing. Exercise, done right, really does make you feel good. If you feel good you are less likely to eat for emotional reasons. But overall, I'd say it's an increased awareness of the body as a machine. When you feel, every day, intensely, how heavy it is, how fast it goes, how long it takes to recover, you become very sensitive as to how to best maintain it. Food/fuel is clearly a part of that. I used to overeat quite often. Now the dread of the 'bloaty' feeling - I will be uncomfortable on my evening walk - stops me in time. So diet is clearly a key strategy but exercise is what keeps it on track.
Wishing you all the best,
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1/19/10 9:27 P

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Well, it is a challenge isn't it? I went for months without losing any weight even tho' I cut down on calories. I cannot do too much exercise due to a spinal problem and sciatica and now I have had two heart attacks. boy, was that ever a wake up call to get rid of all the belly fat. I adopted a new slogan and am already doing small seat movements, and now vegan and for me totally fat and oil free and of course, been gluten free for years. If I can do it then anybody can LOL. This is a great place to start. So many wonderful people and ideas and tips to follow.

I am following Dr Esselstyn's book to Reverse Heart Disease.
My goal is to get one pound slimmer every week until I reach 140, and then stay there forever, healthy.


I notice that my weight always comes up as Kg but believe me, I never weighed 210 Kg LOL It should be reading pounds (that is what my scale says), and I cannot seem to change it so wanted you to know. LOL



'IF IT IS TO BE, IT IS UP TO ME'



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1/19/10 7:26 P

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Willyboywonder, I just copied your entire entry here and emailed it to a friend who is desperate to lose about 100 lbs. She asked me today how and this is the best, most complete and concise answer I have ever seen.

Vibeke ~ Health nut, green mama, plant eater, raw food enthusiast, reformed wino and coffee addict, environmentalist, compulsive recipe collector and lover of tattoos.

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1/19/10 7:08 P

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I lost 50 pounds by focusing not in trying to lose weight but by making healthy lifestyle choices. I cut down on saturated fats, eliminated transfats, cut down processed foods, eliminated all animal protein, stopped eating refined sugar, and increased my intake of fruits, veggies, whole grains, beans and lentils, nut and seeds and increased physical activity. I started out just walking every day.

That's it. No specific program. Just wise lifestyle choices.

Edited by: WILLBOYWONDER at: 1/19/2010 (19:11)
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1/19/10 6:23 P

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To answer your question, how I lost weight - when I was a vegetarian - I am now a vegan - I lost weight by walking 10 000 steps five times a week, eating low fat dairy, measuring portions - no more than half a cup of anything starchy, no seconds, no junk food, no bread, lots of water and eat off of a small bread plate not a dinner plate.
For treats, blend up shakes with fruit and honey and soy milk.

Edited by: BONIDALE at: 1/19/2010 (18:24)
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1/19/10 5:55 P

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I was just wondering if anyone on here has been losing weight and the method you used. I've been struggling for a couple of months and need a push in the right direction. Sorry I realized too late I posted it under the challenge thread.

Edited by: CHOOSINGHEALTHY at: 1/19/2010 (17:57)
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