crankybuzzard's Journal, 17 January 2018

"What's your secret?" "C'mon, nobody loses weight like you have without pills or something". As I've said before, I get asked that a lot.

Here is my typical response to the inquisitive folks...

There is no secret. I'm following the Way Of Eating (WOE) that I found works best for me after quite a bit of research. I get in a little cardio 3 days a week (treadmill and pushups), and I lift some weights 3 days a week, and I still enjoy my whiskey.

No, I don't go hungry. No, I don't have "cravings". No, I don't always feel like cheating...

The picture below is what I have for lunch 4-5 days a week when I'm at work. I also have this same meal each Wednesday night. Looks darn good doesn't it?

At home, I eat a LOT, but it's the right stuff for my WOE, and I keep it within my "eating window" of 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM. I'm always full when I push back from the table, I'm not hungry at odd hours, and I love the foods I get to eat.

I eat MEAT of ALL kinds, cheese, butter, smoked stuff, fish, and all kinds of other good foods as well. Yes, I have an occasional cookie, or have a dish of ice cream with my father, but I don't "miss" it.

Did I at first? Of course I did, but with all things, after a small amount of time, you get used to your "new" ways.

I didn't like exercising at first, but now I feel almost like I'm depriving myself if I miss a workout. I should also add that after a workout, I feel AMAZING!!!

I'll close with this; a LOT of my success has been due to some wonderful people here at FS! Virtual kicks in the pants, electronic scoldings, supportive chats, and a cheering section that one could only dream of having!

Like a friend on here stated recently to her body, "I'm sorry I abused you for so long, I'm glad to have you back". "This time, I'll do better for you"! (something like that)

Thanks all for the support and the education, and here's to the next 35 pounds!

Diet Calendar Entry for 17 January 2018:
1243 kcal Fat: 71.80g | Prot: 119.33g | Carb: 27.55g.   Lunch: Rudy's Half Chicken, Cooked Cauliflower (Fat Not Added in Cooking), Cooked Broccoli (Fat Not Added in Cooking). Dinner: Cowboy Chicken 1/2 chicken, Cooked Cauliflower (Fat Not Added in Cooking), Cooked Broccoli (Fat Not Added in Cooking). more...

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Great post and great success. Good luck as you continue your journey! 
17 Jan 18 by member: 8Patty
Here, here. I think I'm your clone. 
17 Jan 18 by member: 2426girl
Fantastic! 
17 Jan 18 by member: Jitterbug23
Your comments on eating well and enjoying exercise sounds very familiar and should be helpful to others. I eat well, meat, vegetables. eggs with other things like cheese and the odd whipped cream treat. I eat a modified KETO bread several times but stay under my RDI and keep the net carbs at or below 20. Down around 60 pounds with 10 or so to go. I feel full, have lots of energy for my 4 day per week weight workouts. At 67 I still feel fit and strong which is a great reward all by itself.  
17 Jan 18 by member: Athensgym
That's an awesome post!!! Thanks for sharing! You gave me ideas of how to get rid of the annoying people who don't beleive that we are making the effort on our own. πŸ‘πŸ˜Š 
17 Jan 18 by member: bevigaby
Nice inspirational post! Makes it all seem possible.  
17 Jan 18 by member: Broccolibabe
thanks for the post - not being hungry was the key.  
17 Jan 18 by member: tahoebrun
That looks yum, thanks for the great post. I thought I knew quite a bit about losing weight but everyday I am learning a lot from others on FS. 
17 Jan 18 by member: eightpac
Outstanding! And that meal does look amazing! 
17 Jan 18 by member: Draglist
What a lunch! 
17 Jan 18 by member: Horseshu1
Thank you Cranky Buzzard, how you have described your WOE, is exactly, what I have been listening too. And now I too, am reverting to how I use to eat. So lets see if I can revert back to the same size.  
18 Jan 18 by member: Ralph48
awesome!! 
18 Jan 18 by member: kattay
Yummy Posts like this ( and your photos) really inspire me to keep going, even when I have setbacks and progress is slow πŸ‘πŸ‘ 
18 Jan 18 by member: poppycom
looks really really good!  
18 Jan 18 by member: cherik1
Like I tell people, If I can do this, ANYONE can! It isn't HOW you can do it, It's WHEN you DECIDE to do it... 
18 Jan 18 by member: crankybuzzard
Congratulations! Enjoyed your post very much, your living proof that you don't have to starve yourself to lose weight, something lve been saying all along! with good food and reg. exercise you can enjoy life without spinning your wheels. Very nicely said. 
18 Jan 18 by member: murphthesurf
Your WOE and positive attitude are the key. 
18 Jan 18 by member: JackieSpahr
That’s the way to do it!πŸ™‹πŸ» 
18 Jan 18 by member: smprowett

     
 

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