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    Re: What % do you think obesity contributes to the health problems in our country?

    Quote Originally Posted by jashleyren2 View Post
    Food is too much involved in Americans daily life. Yes, you need to eat. Yes, you must eat a good balance of things. But it's every other thought and word for a lot of us. It's thrown at us constantly on our drive to work and back home, all over the television, sporting events, school events, so on and so forth. It's TOO available, unfortunately, and not great for you stuff, either. There is just too much of it, too much of a part of our daily conversations, thoughts, and plans. Eating is to needed to sustain us. We eat to live. But the way food is embedded in our every moment of the day, every sight and sound and smell, it is as though we are living to eat. And, on a more grand conversation, it's part of the "consumption narrative". America MUST consume to grow, or we go backwards economically.

    Eat more. Feed others more. Buy more food. Gain weight as a result. Visit the doctor more. Find out you have health problems, so buy more medications. Join more gyms. Not go, opting instead to sit at home and eat. Consume consume consume. Eat eat eat. It is all symptomatic of our American obsession with consumption, and it's now necessary, unfortunately, or lots of doctors and nurses and clinics and entire industries die. If we stop our behavior that is bad for us, restaurants close, jobs are lost, recession ensues, and the cycle will deteriorate. But we wouldn't be fat. Or as fat, anyway.

    But I'm not completely pessimistic. For my eternal optimists here, many Americans have stopped smoking. It's not because cigarettes aren't for sale anymore; sure, they are. But we buy less of them. We do it less. It can be done. And America didn't fold up because we stopped smoking, or slowed it down some anyway. We can get away from bad food, eating less of it, and caring about the next meal or snack less. Lastly, as it relates to tobacco use and food: I believe there to be some indirect correlation between Americans stopping smoking, or cutting it back anyway, and our weight gain. I don't have research, but I've got 43 years on planet earth, and smoking began to tail off in the 1990's to 2000. And that's about the time obesity rates took off in America.

    Maybe RJR or Philip Morris owns some fast food chains or something .
    I believe there is a lot of merit to your bolded comment. Quit smoking gain weight, get tired of being overweight, go back to smoking, a vicious cycle.
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    Re: What % do you think obesity contributes to the health problems in our country?

    Stepped on the scales this morning and am down 68 lbs since I started actually making an effort to lose weight two and half years ago. Never thought I could do it. Now the hard part is keeping it off. That's where the hard part starts. Wish me luck!
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    Re: What % do you think obesity contributes to the health problems in our country?

    Don't know how much weight I have lost, but I can wear pants I haven't been able to wear in two plus years. No problem with the 8 on and 16 off eating cycle.
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    Re: What % do you think obesity contributes to the health problems in our country?

    I’m down 20 pounds since the first of the year. Still hanging with the 8/16 fasting and walking.

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    Re: What % do you think obesity contributes to the health problems in our country?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bamabuzzard View Post
    Stepped on the scales this morning and am down 68 lbs since I started actually making an effort to lose weight two and half years ago. Never thought I could do it. Now the hard part is keeping it off. That's where the hard part starts. Wish me luck!
    Man, that's awesome! Think about carrying around two 35 lb dumbbells all day. That's what you've lost essentially.

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    Man, that's awesome! Think about carrying around two 35 lb dumbbells all day. That's what you've lost essentially.
    Thank you and you're exactly right. It's amazing (not in a good way btw, LOL) how much extra weight I was carrying everyday.
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    Re: What % do you think obesity contributes to the health problems in our country?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bamabuzzard View Post
    Thank you and you're exactly right. It's amazing (not in a good way btw, LOL) how much extra weight I was carrying everyday.
    Well, I'm following your lead. I've cut back my intakes and walking more. Would like to drop at least 40 by next May when my son graduates to look good for senior/parent baseball pictures.

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    Re: What % do you think obesity contributes to the health problems in our country?

    Quote Originally Posted by Displaced Bama Fan View Post
    Well, I'm following your lead. I've cut back my intakes and walking more. Would like to drop at least 40 by next May when my son graduates to look good for senior/parent baseball pictures.
    Good luck to you and I KNOW you can/will do it. ROLL TIDE!!!!
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    Re: What % do you think obesity contributes to the health problems in our country?

    I have started back biking regularly. My goal is 2 days bike one day off (not realy off, I will do crunches and push-ups, just no biking). I have adjusted my trainer (basically a bike stand that turns it into a stationary) just in case it rains on my bike day. If it rains several days and then suddenly I get a clear day, I will adjust accordingly. I have stopped a lot of the bad habits I have picked up since my accident. No more going to the deli across the lobby, no more junk food, etc. I am going to get back to my pre-accident weight (168) and possibly less. I am actually back at my weight before I ever started biking in 2011. The biking is going well, I stop less, and I have made it up some steep hills without having to walk it up. I should be back to my weight goal by Fall.
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    Re: What % do you think obesity contributes to the health problems in our country?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bamabuzzard View Post
    Thank you and you're exactly right. It's amazing (not in a good way btw, LOL) how much extra weight I was carrying everyday.
    That's great buzz, keep in mind the health benefits for you, your wife and your 25 children.
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    Re: What % do you think obesity contributes to the health problems in our country?

    I am down 16 pounds in a little over a month. I am about halfway to my goal. I watch what I eat and go to the gym about 4-5 times a week. I love going to the gym, not just for weight loss..but it is a great stress relief. I just turned 35 and I haven't felt this good in a while.

    Good luck to everyone that is starting a healthy lifestyle.
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    Re: What % do you think obesity contributes to the health problems in our country?

    Quote Originally Posted by TideMom2Boys View Post
    I am down 16 pounds in a little over a month. I am about halfway to my goal. I watch what I eat and go to the gym about 4-5 times a week. I love going to the gym, not just for weight loss..but it is a great stress relief. I just turned 35 and I haven't felt this good in a while.

    Good luck to everyone that is starting a healthy lifestyle.
    I now it is tough when you have young children, all of their activities, and you work full time. It takes a hell of a lot of self discipline. Way to go, Mom.
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    Re: What % do you think obesity contributes to the health problems in our country?

    Good morning guys and gals, just giving an update on the weight loss. I'm still down roughly about 68 lbs. I am still incorporating the 16 fast everyday. Been doing it since New Year's Eve 2018. It's become apart of my everyday routine and "how I eat". I've got about 15-20 lbs to lose then I will begin "maintenance" phase and stop trying to lose weight. I plateaued a bit this summer due to kids being out of school and going and doing things they like to do during the summer. So I backed off on the exercise a bit and enjoyed a few chocolate dipped ice cream cones from Dairy Queen every once in a while. Good thing is, I haven't gained one pound back that I lost. But now that summer is coming to a close, I've gotten back into my regular workout routine and brought the ice cream DQ trips with the kids to an end. I've been back on my weights and workout routine for two weeks now and sure did miss it. Man it makes me feel so much better.


    I hope everyone is still continuing down their road to a healthier lifestyle. Don't quit, keep plugging and let us know how and what you're doing. Good luck to all!
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