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    Please change yourself today, dont wait until you get diabetes or a heart condition to make you want to change..

    I waited until its too late and now I am hurting and struggling to stay out of pain every day.

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    Don't wait, but also don't give up. It's never too late as long as you have a heartbeat.

    You can control diabetes with diet and exercise and reverse some of its effect.

    I have 2 uncles that have diabetes. The one watched his diet and exercise and has had a great life.

    The other didn't and has had trouble with his health. There have been times that he has tried to do things right, though. A few years ago he and his wife rode their bikes across Canada. It made for a remarkable improvement. His insulin levels were better and his health improved dramatically. He had been doing better off and on since then and this last summer he set out to ride across the country in the other direction. Unfortunately a few days into the excursion he had a stroke. He has has more strokes since then but is recovering.

    Seeing these 2 has been good for me to see what a difference managing your lifestyle makes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beefytee View Post
    Don't wait, but also don't give up. It's never too late as long as you have a heartbeat.

    You can control diabetes with diet and exercise and reverse some of its effect.

    I have 2 uncles that have diabetes. The one watched his diet and exercise and has had a great life.

    The other didn't and has had trouble with his health. There have been times that he has tried to do things right, though. A few years ago he and his wife rode their bikes across Canada. It made for a remarkable improvement. His insulin levels were better and his health improved dramatically. He had been doing better off and on since then and this last summer he set out to ride across the country in the other direction. Unfortunately a few days into the excursion he had a stroke. He has has more strokes since then but is recovering.

    Seeing these 2 has been good for me to see what a difference managing your lifestyle makes.
    I am one of those - It took about 2 yrs after diagnosis with diabetes, but I am now completely off of meds and religiously walk (everyday) I also lost about 130 lbs ( however I put about 30 back on and am now working to get it back off)
    Now I really wish I had taken it seriously earlier

    I may be small, but I'm slow.

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    95% of morbidly obese people who attempt to achieve significant weight loss by diet and exercise alone will fail. Mainly because they cannot maintain a healthy lifestyle after losing weight (most don't even make it that far).

    Of course, morbid obesity is a surgical disease, with stunningly good responses to hypertension and diabetes after bariatric surgery. I've seen people on twenty meds go down to two. I've seen insulin dependent diabetics not only get off insulin, but get off diabetes meds all together.

    While there are certainly issues with any surgical procedures (rearranging your internal plumbing is anything but benign), bariatric surgery can get a person healthy.
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    Sorry about your pain and challenges, Buckaroo. About 20 years ago there was a big guy in my ward (big in height and girth) who was diagnosed with diabetes. He was probably 60-ish or so at the time. He went on a diet and exercise plan and a year or so later had really slimmed down and was no longer diabetic. He was even able to climb to the top of Timpanogos. I still see him around, and he's kept the weight off pretty well. Good luck to all those who struggle with that kind of thing.

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    Here's a very interesting story on Jared Lorenzen, former Kentucky QB, and his battle with weight. The reporter is also someone who weighs over 400, which provides an interesting perspective on the issue. As someone who frequently looks at my 300+ lb dad and wonders how much longer he'll defy the odds, I found this very interesting:

    Most people have something in their lives that they can't beat back with willpower alone. But when you're fat, your problem is obvious to the world. And here's one difference between having a problem with food and having one with cigarettes or booze or drugs: You can't quit cold turkey. You have to eat something.

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    Jenna Jameson slams fat shamers after she's ridiculed for weight gain.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Katy Lied View Post
    Jenna Jameson slams fat shamers after she's ridiculed for weight gain.

    don't let napper see this, it might be the last straw
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    im not overweight.
    Fitter. Happier. More Productive.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Katy Lied View Post
    Jenna Jameson slams fat shamers after she's ridiculed for weight gain.



    Quote Originally Posted by US Magazine
    “Posting this to all you fat shamers...Yes, I gained weight, reasons that are personal...But attacking someone over their weight is really petty, I pride myself in being a well rounded human being...Thick or thin,” wrote the former Playboy model
    Looks like she got an expungement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TripletDaddy View Post
    im not overweight.
    You are under-tall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Katy Lied View Post
    Jenna Jameson slams fat shamers after she's ridiculed for weight gain.

    I can get over the fat, but what did she do to her face?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jay santos View Post
    I can get over the fat, but what did she do to her face?
    Fat injections
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    Quote Originally Posted by jay santos View Post
    I can get over the fat, but what did she do to her face?
    Come on. It not so much what she did to her face as much as what others did to her face.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jay santos View Post
    I can get over the fat, but what did she do to her face?
    It was for personal reasons!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwight Schr-ute View Post
    Come on. It not so much what she did to her face as much as what others did to her face.
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    For loosing weight determination is the important factor if you have strong determination loosing weight is not a problem I loose 14 pounds in just 3 months and now I am feeling much better.

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    Losing weight is easy. Keeping the weight off for more than 12 months is incredibly difficult.

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    I gave up all refined sugar for the month of October, went on a binge fest at about 9 pm last night figuring I had made it a month. Dropped about 20 lbs and really didn't miss the sugar after about a week. Now I need something to focus on for November.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HuskyFreeNorthwest View Post
    I gave up all refined sugar for the month of October, went on a binge fest at about 9 pm last night figuring I had made it a month. Dropped about 20 lbs and really didn't miss the sugar after about a week. Now I need something to focus on for November.
    Bread.

    Not sure of your current consumption but that has been my biggest struggle. A slice of pizza every great once in a while keeps my spirits up otherwise it's something I have to avoid almost completely.

    Nice job, btw.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigFatMeanie View Post
    Losing weight is easy. Keeping the weight off for more than 12 months is incredibly difficult.
    With each decade, keeping to an optimum weight is more difficult.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blueintheface View Post
    Bread.

    Not sure of your current consumption but that has been my biggest struggle. A slice of pizza every great once in a while keeps my spirits up otherwise it's something I have to avoid almost completely.

    Nice job, btw.
    Yeah bread is jammed full of sugar, I watched the doc Fed Up and that kind of motivated me to try it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HuskyFreeNorthwest View Post
    I gave up all refined sugar for the month of October, went on a binge fest at about 9 pm last night figuring I had made it a month. Dropped about 20 lbs and really didn't miss the sugar after about a week. Now I need something to focus on for November.
    what do you mean by refined sugar? Did it include avoiding all products that have refined sugar, or just not eating the good ole C&H pure cane sugar from Hawaii?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pellegrino View Post
    what do you mean by refined sugar? Did it include avoiding all products that have refined sugar, or just not eating the good ole C&H pure cane sugar from Hawaii?
    apparently it includes not eating bread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HuskyFreeNorthwest View Post
    I gave up all refined sugar for the month of October, went on a binge fest at about 9 pm last night figuring I had made it a month. Dropped about 20 lbs and really didn't miss the sugar after about a week. Now I need something to focus on for November.
    I had a bet with one of the guys in the office and I had to drop about five pounds during October to win. I cut out candy, soda and just junk and the lb's came off and like you after about a week I didn't really miss it. He doubled down so I've got to lose another five during November and this is going to be tough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glen123 View Post
    For loosing weight determination is the important factor if you have strong determination loosing weight is not a problem I loose 14 pounds in just 3 months and now I am feeling much better.
    My problem is finding the determination. Where do I find it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pellegrino View Post
    what do you mean by refined sugar? Did it include avoiding all products that have refined sugar, or just not eating the good ole C&H pure cane sugar from Hawaii?
    Anything that the ingredients included sugar, fructose, corn syrup, all the other names of sugars.
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    The one marked healthy seems like it's just as dead as the other one.

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    Reminds me of some of the meats I smoke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by San Juan Sun View Post
    95% of morbidly obese people who attempt to achieve significant weight loss by diet and exercise alone will fail. Mainly because they cannot maintain a healthy lifestyle after losing weight (most don't even make it that far).

    Of course, morbid obesity is a surgical disease, with stunningly good responses to hypertension and diabetes after bariatric surgery. I've seen people on twenty meds go down to two. I've seen insulin dependent diabetics not only get off insulin, but get off diabetes meds all together.

    While there are certainly issues with any surgical procedures (rearranging your internal plumbing is anything but benign), bariatric surgery can get a person healthy.
    If by "diet" you are talking about calorie restriction, those numbers are accurate for everyone, not just the morbidly obese.
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