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It's official - I lost 30 lbs

Discussion in 'Exploring everything under the sun!!' started by Rick, May 5, 2013.

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  1. Rick

    Rick Pumpkin Pilot Staff Member Admin Elite Explorer

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    Didn't want to believe it until I saw it on the doctors scale. I've lost 30lbs since January '12.
     
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  3. R1dd1cK

    R1dd1cK Active Member

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    Well is that good news?
     
  4. Tbars4

    Tbars4 Moderator Emeritus Elite In Memoriam

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    ..Congrats on the weight loss...:biggthump

    ..You are going to have to share your secret..:popcorn:
     
  5. turboexplorer

    turboexplorer Elite Explorer

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    Congrats! That's awesome!
     
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    corkey Moderator Emeritus Moderator Emeritus

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    keep that up you will be able to climb under them big old Dodges soon,,

    :D:D:D

    j/k,, congrats,,
     
  7. BrooklynBay

    BrooklynBay Moderator & long time member. Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Stic-o Elite Movie Star Elite Explorer

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    Congrats rick..
     
  9. Rick

    Rick Pumpkin Pilot Staff Member Admin Elite Explorer

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    Yes Steve it's good news. Something I've been working on.

    The secret? If it tastes good, spit it out :( That's pretty much the truth.
     
  10. Albino 94LTD

    Albino 94LTD Recovering from Moab 2016 Elite Explorer

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    Kevin just asked if Char bit your head off
     
  11. Rick

    Rick Pumpkin Pilot Staff Member Admin Elite Explorer

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    Pete, it's funny you should say that. I don't use a creeper when I work. I've always hated them. I just throw on some work clothes and crawl on the ground.

    Anyway... I am able to crawl all the way under the back of the Seneca, from side to side, under the fuel tank, up by the tires, with about an inch to spare. Been doing that to bleed the brakes since the car was parked on the single side of the garage.

    I just swapped the two Darts positions in the garage a couple days ago so I could finally get it up on jack stands.

    So... Yes, my weight loss has allowed me to crawl under that big 'ole Dodge :D
     

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  12. RangerX

    RangerX Elite Ranger Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Congrats Rick! 30 lbs is a big deal!
    More details please, beyond if it tastes good...
    Less of everything? More exercise? All salad??
     
  13. Turdle

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    Good for you Rick! You'll be into common size pants in no time!:thumbsup:
     
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    Stic-o Elite Movie Star Elite Explorer

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    So your starving yourself?:(

    I lost 20lbs in the last year, I just cut back on everything. Get the small soda, get a single burger instead of a double, have a 6 inch instead of a foot long... and drink more water.;)
     
  15. BKennedy

    BKennedy Elite Loser Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Excellent job buddy!
     
  16. Rick

    Rick Pumpkin Pilot Staff Member Admin Elite Explorer

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    I rarely eat red meat. I mainly eat chicken and fish. Nothing fried. I also limit bread, pasta, etc. I haven't drank soda for years. Probably most importantly, we rarely eat out. The only place where I could eat healthy and still enjoy myself was shut down by the IRS and Immigration:eek::mad:
     
  17. Rick

    Rick Pumpkin Pilot Staff Member Admin Elite Explorer

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    You're still young;)

    Before the latest "diet" I had done what you are, cutting back on the regular stuff. Trouble is that only maintained my weight, didn't do anything to lose weight. You hit a point where you have to either barely eat anything with fat at all, or you have to exercise, exercise, exercise, to trigger weight loss.

    I hate exercise... Most boring thing in the world, so it had to be a change of diet... And it's not a "diet" meaning something that you can end at some point. It has to be a permanent change.


    I've lost weight in the past, and when I was happy where I was at, I would start to eat the things I enjoyed again... Didn't work.

    Since losing the weight I am now off of both my cholesterol and blood pressure medications.

    What brought this on was a series of things. My doctor told me I was very close to being labeled a diabetic. My grandma, and Char's grandfather both died from complications of diabetes. Not fun... A day before my 50th birthday I was diagnosed with glaucoma. High blood pressure only makes it worse. Last but not least... I saw a photograph of myself and I hated how fat my face had become. I'm now down to a double chin instead of a triple ;)

    I'm at 185 now. I would like to lose another 20 - 25.
     
  18. AspenX

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    Good job Rick!
     
  19. IZwack

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    Wow congratulations! That's a significant achievement!
     
  20. Rick

    Rick Pumpkin Pilot Staff Member Admin Elite Explorer

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    These days there is a lot of anger about overweight people. An easy target to blame for our health system woes...

    I quit smoking years ago. That was easier than losing weight. I was able to stop smoking, and never look back. Try that with food... Same goes with drug and alcohol addiction. You can quit both and separate yourself from environments where drugs and alcohol are used. Again, try that with food.
     
  21. toypaseo

    toypaseo Flunked daycare Elite Explorer

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    Nice :thumbsup:

    It's weird to think how much 30 pounds is. It's like you were carrying ¾ bag of water softener salt, or three 10lb bags or sugar, with you all the time.
     

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