Yes Happy New Year to all. December is a tough month to stick to the plam. The last week being the hardest. I managed to get through pretty good a couple small pieces of cake and a bran muffin. And a few beers and some wine too. Here's to a Healthy and Happy 2011!!!View Thread
I'm doing my best not to consume any oil . The only oil I use is PAM. My my wife buys me a whole grain pizza dough that contains oil(we make veggie Pizza's). Have really not had anything fried or containing oil in 11 months. The only exception is when I eat out. I do ask that my dinner be prepared oil free who knows what happens in the kitchen?
We only use the PAM when it is necessary like when making whole grain pancakes and the like which will stick if the pan is not oiled a bit.
Just curious what you guys here on the board use and if you are 100% oil freeView Thread
Thanks for the reply. I would assume many of those who live on plants are in the same boat as we are
I've really only been pushing my wife and once in a while I give subtle dig to my children when the opportunity arises. I had hoped to lead by example but no one is following my lead.
You gave me some good advice some of which I've be already been following when asked about food. I always ask when we have dinner if the steak is good etc. I also offer what I'm eating to anyone at the table.
My big concern is my wife. I want to give us the best shot to live a healthy and active old age. I've been trying to impress on her how one persons health issue's can impact an entire family, so why not give yourself the best shot? If not for you for those around you.
I may just give my wife and kids the gift of the China Study and leave it at that.
Becoming a health coach is a great idea!!! That may be something I could get into.
Funny my sister in law is overweight and hurt her knee turning in bed. Went to the ER and the main story I was told is she has a slightly deformed knee since childhood. When my wife was telling me this I questioned if they told her to lose some weight. The answer was of course they did. But the funny thing is this was not part of the diagnosis until I asked! When I see someone like that I know I could help.She could drop 50 lbs and take a lot of stress of her joints..
Everyone around me eats an animal based low veggie and fruit diet. Lots of white pasta too. They also get very little excercise. Especially my wife. I'm trying to get her to make some small dietary changes and she will hear none of it. She makes "special food" for me but will not eat it!!!!
I had hoped my weight loss bloodwork results and activity level would inspire her/them to make some changes. But that is not happening.
I'm watching those I love eat themselves to death and there is nothing I can do about it. I can't push to much on it as it will turn her/them off.
I have not given up on them but it is really difficult to witness!!View Thread
I'm having my blood tested every 3-4 months and my levels are all normal.
I average 8-10 hrs a week of exercise so I'm good there.
Interesting doing without snacks. I'm not sure if I can do that. My snacks are usually fruit or a handful of nuts. Maybe a smoothie with soy milk and frozen fruits, Nothing bad really.
My weight is down so low now I'm worried about becoming too lean. I'm 6'2" and am down to 164 lbs. My weight has been at this level pretty steady for the past 3 months. I have almost no body fat. Feel pretty darn good too. That all said I do not want me weight to go any lower.
I guess I'll know for sure if the plan is working when I get my next CT angiogram 16 months from now.
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