I am happiest when there are clear warm days that are low in humidity. Ocean breezes or mountain breezes on a warm day are definitely my thing. The gray days of mid winter with weeks on end of no sunshine, with early morning ice fogs, and the dusty muddy streets really try me. I used to not mind the winter time, as at work I had no windows in my classrooms and was 90% in the basement where they were. I went to school in the dark and home in the dark most of the winter. Now that I am retired my whole outlook on winter is different-MOVE TO HAWAII!View Thread
Den, don't despair. Just because you are at a point where you don't seem to be making progress isn't necessarily true. Scales don't tell the whole story when considering weight loss. First you have to consider that much of the weight is being converted to muscle-muscle weighs more but takes up less space-I'm sure you know that. Think about other measurements-do you have an easier time getting around-like when you ride that bike is going up hill easier? Do you notice anywhere where your clothes fit looser than before?
I seem to have problems in the same manner with weight loss, I don't seem to drop below 152-however the other day someone said to me that they thought that I had really bulked up in the shoulders and chest. Maybe that is why I don't lose as easily anymore, there is less fat to get rid of, and I don't want to get rid of the muscle.
Maybe you are doing the same here-belly fat takes time, you put it on over years, but most of us try to get rid of it in months-can't be done unless you work at it 8 hrs a day-most of us don't have that sort of time. So keep working realizing that you measure your health many more ways than just a scale.View Thread
Jscott, I have known truck drivers over the years, and hats off to all of you. The long hrs sitting, and the pounding you get, not to mention the poor food at truck stops and lack of proper sleep is a train wreck on your health. Sounds like you are doing as much as you can to keep ahead of things-keep up the good work!View Thread
My take on the quacks is #@$#@$ but then how are you to know. I have found that my biggest ally in this fight is figuring that I don't have a disease, just starch intolerant. Kind of like lactose intolerant but a wider ven diagram.View Thread
My meal plan has kept me at 150 now, and with an 18% body fat using my scales-not accurate, but when first used was 23. BMI is well within normal for a 5'9" male. So I eat as I do, and dang if it isn't easy once you get used to it.View Thread
Tough break with the Pancreas removal. Many of us don't even know why we got the disease, at least you have a direct link to pin it on. It would seem that you will really have an up hill road, but I think you have a great amount of background knowledge that many of the folks here did not have when they started. Low glycemic index, and load is a great place to start. Keep up the good work, and "endeavor to persevere" and I am sure that things will go well.View Thread
You know that is a good question. I don't count carbs. I figure servings, and presently-every day I have one slice of rye toast for breakfast, 3 cups of veggies(no root vegetables) for lunch, and a salad for dinner. I eat one piece of dark chocolate 72% or better as a snack, a tangerine or an apple, and about 1/2 cup of mixed nuts a day. Other than my protein intake, and the occasional dessert(mixed berries and whipped creme) that is all I eat. Some days I do even less by doing two salads instead of just the one, especially if I am eating out.View Thread
New Years resolution was to continue on the road I have been on. With the last A1C at 5.8, and the fasting BG at 82 I believe I am doing the right thing. I have posted our diet and exercise routines here often so no need to do again. I have gone back to doing a few pull ups, and chin ups every other night as my shoulder has healed up. I have gone back to the treadmill in winter as after rolling the kayak in October when out alone was a good wake up call about safety. Wait til spring! Learn how to roll. Weather is moderate here, so I will be getting into the shop to make more pots hopefully.View Thread