Ed Endicott
Joined September 2010
Weight History

Start Weight
283.0 lb
Lost so far: 125.8 lb

Current Weight
157.2 lb
Performance: gaining 1.2 lb a week

Goal Weight
170.0 lb
Still to go: 12.8 lb

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  Pound per week weight loss
status: Completed
ended: 28 Feb 11
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  The 12 lb challenge.
status: Completed
ended: 27 Feb 11
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When it is just too much work. . .
I think your eating partner needs to lay down the law....in a nice way. Make larger portions of the healthier stuff. If her family wants to eat more then let them eat more healthy food like vegetables. If they want to eat something different, then why can't they make it or buy it for themselves? I think they'll catch on after a while.

As far as the time constraints, if you buy fresh, use the stuff that doesn't freeze well first, then the stuff you can freeze second. I use frozen veggies all the time. If you buy frozen, check the packaging and choose something that doesn't have added salt - or if you get something that does have added salt, then don't add any when you cook it.

I prepare a lot of food on weekends for the rest of the week. It makes things a bit easier. This includes baking bread, portioning oatmeal breakfasts, butchering and cooking a whole chicken every week or two (whole chickens are much less expensive than packaged chickens).

It's a different lifestyle but it is sustainable.
posted 21 May 2011, 10:24
Blood sugar questions
Hoser - here's an interesting article about sugar in general that you may find helpful.....

posted 14 Apr 2011, 20:45
Is it okay??
What you need to ask yourself is "who is they"? Find what works for YOU and stick with it. Everyone is different.

Your body is not going to go into starvation mode overnight....look at your AVERAGE consumption. For me, 1300 calories was the key for a very long time, then I bumped up to 1600, then 1800, then 2000. I'm currently at 2100 calories and I'm happy where I'm at.
posted 31 Mar 2011, 09:21
How many times can you weigh in?
I weigh in every day
posted 22 Mar 2011, 07:07
The Protein Myth
Kate, I agree with you. I mentioned in another post somewhere that my first goal was to get the weight under control....and the next goal is to work on the finances. I'm reading quite a bit about frugality and how folks survived The Great Depression. One thing that is interesting is our diet has never had as much protein in it as it has today. Before (and during) the great depression, a typical "Southern Meal" was beans (usually pinto) with some corn bread amd some greens. I am consistently reading about how people should "eat more greens" over eating more meat if they want to save money.

That last sentence was the kicker....and I know it won't go over well because the first myth is the protein myth....the second myth is the "eating healthy is expensive" myth.

With relation to losing weight....I specifically did not follow an established "diet" aside from limiting intake because I wanted to do something I could continue doing after getting to the weight I wanted to be. The only thing I watched was fat intake and that was before the thread you added about "fat" and before I got off the cholesterol medication.

Alas, the best thing we can do is experiment on our own and find what works best for us. On weekends, when I have a PROTEIN shake for breakfast, I tend to get hungry about 10:00. The same thing happens when I eat oatmeal for breakfast. To me, there were only too obvious solutions - 1) wake up later so you can eat later, or 2) eat another small meal at 10:00. Both solutions work equally well.
posted 18 Mar 2011, 11:51
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31 March 2011

Not seeing much weight loss and I bumped up to 2100 calories. What I am seeing is DRAMATIC changes in body composition. I've dropped 3% body fat and ...

17 March 2011

Officially no longer over weight per the BMI charts

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