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  • Originally posted by SeattleUte View Post

    I like my kind bar because of the satisfying texture and chew, and the natural ingredients (sans refined sugar) with terrific flavors. It's great with black coffee. I don't need more protein. I eat plenty otherwise.
    We love Kind bars, taking them on hikes and rides. I disapprove of your favorite as it involves the use of dried fruit with chocolate (I think the Old Testament forbids that), but all the other Kind bars are delish. And Costco/Kirkland makes a pretty good knock-off as well.

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    • Originally posted by SeattleUte View Post

      I like my kind bar because of the satisfying texture and chew, and the natural ingredients (sans refined sugar) with terrific flavors. It's great with black coffee. I don't need more protein. I eat plenty otherwise.
      Kind bars are delicious. I just hate picking them out of my teeth for the next hour.

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      • Originally posted by Joe Public View Post
        “Hey, another round of strawberry for me and my friends!”
        Ain't it like most people, I'm no different. We love to talk on things we don't know about.

        "The only one of us who is so significant that Jeff owes us something simply because he decided to grace us with his presence is falafel." -- All-American

        GIVE 'EM HELL, BRIGHAM!

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        • Kind bars are tasty…because they’re not good for you.
          Jesus wants me for a sunbeam.

          "Cog dis is a bitch." -James Patterson

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          • Originally posted by YOhio View Post

            Kind bars are delicious. I just hate picking them out of my teeth for the next hour.
            That is why I hate things with chia seeds in them. Those suckers swell up and are found in all the nooks and crannies.

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            • I’ve been overweight my whole life, but I’ve always been active. Recently, my knees have basically put a stop to sports for me.

              Tonight, I took my first dose of Wegovy. Shit is expensive. I hope it helps.
              Jesus wants me for a sunbeam.

              "Cog dis is a bitch." -James Patterson

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              • I have been on Ozempic, the weaker stepsister for my diabetes for the past 9 months. It has kept my A1C in a respectable range and I initially dropped 20 pounds. However I am not at all careful about what I eat or active, so I have plateaued. I think if not for the VA, I would not be on it because of the cost.
                “Every player dreams of being a Yankee, and if they don’t it’s because they never got the chance.” Aroldis Chapman

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                • Originally posted by Green Monstah View Post
                  I’ve been overweight my whole life, but I’ve always been active. Recently, my knees have basically put a stop to sports for me.

                  Tonight, I took my first dose of Wegovy. Shit is expensive. I hope it helps.
                  I have considered it. I have been lucky in that I am a morbidly obese man in my 50's with a high stress job but my numbers (BP, Cholesterol, etc.) are still fine. Slightly elevated but nothing too scary. But that can't last forever. My PCP recommended I look into gastric bypass but after looking into it and discussing with a cousin who is a doc he recommended looking at these drugs first. Damn expensive is right though. Like $1600 a month or something for me when I looked.

                  "It's true that everything happens for a reason. Just remember that sometimes that reason is that you did something really, really, stupid."

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                  • Originally posted by FMCoug View Post

                    I have considered it. I have been lucky in that I am a morbidly obese man in my 50's with a high stress job but my numbers (BP, Cholesterol, etc.) are still fine. Slightly elevated but nothing too scary. But that can't last forever. My PCP recommended I look into gastric bypass but after looking into it and discussing with a cousin who is a doc he recommended looking at these drugs first. Damn expensive is right though. Like $1600 a month or something for me when I looked.
                    I thought semi-glutide injections were the new gastric bypass.

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                    • Originally posted by FMCoug View Post

                      I have been lucky in that I am a morbidly obese man in my 50's with a high stress job.
                      Glad you are happy with your situation. :P
                      Ain't it like most people, I'm no different. We love to talk on things we don't know about.

                      "The only one of us who is so significant that Jeff owes us something simply because he decided to grace us with his presence is falafel." -- All-American

                      GIVE 'EM HELL, BRIGHAM!

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                      • Originally posted by Shaka View Post

                        I thought semi-glutide injections were the new gastric bypass.
                        That’s pretty much what my cousin said. I guess if you look at it that way it’s similar cost wise to gastric bypass. Just not all at once.
                        "It's true that everything happens for a reason. Just remember that sometimes that reason is that you did something really, really, stupid."

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                        • Houston ram out of all of the drugs two months ago. So I’m back to au naturale.
                          Jesus wants me for a sunbeam.

                          "Cog dis is a bitch." -James Patterson

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                          • I've been blessed to be pretty healthy and able to shed weight fairly easily but am getting old, and after traveling a ton for business for a while in late 2021, early 2022, I had a few extra pounds that I was worried was putting more stress on my old legs and joints on my daily runs then I needed. I was kind of stuck at about 170 pounds for a while (I'm 5'9" so not really heavy but not ideal fighting trim) so I decided, for the first time in my life, to try out a low-carb/Keto kind of thing just to see how it worked out. My basic rules are:

                            1. I didn't read hardly anything so I may be doing it completely wrong
                            2. I have a 24 hour cheat period each week. We always go out for a family dinner Saturday night, and I always cook Sunday, and I didn't want to limit myself for those two meals (You can probably already tell that I am not going to get a book deal out of this)
                            3. For the rest of the week, I eat almost no carbs and zero added sugar. I've always skipped breakfast, so I've just kept on with that. For lunch, my most common meals are air-fried veggies or three boiled eggs. For dinner, I don't really restrict my volume all that much, as long as there are almost no carbs. I eat a lot of chicken, pork, steak, avocado, veggies, salad. I eat enough that I am never going to bed feeling hungry.

                            So, for whatever reason, it's worked well. I'm generally 4-5 pounds heavier Monday morning than Saturday morning after my weekend of cheating. The last couple of days I have been around 153.

                            I think the biggest factor may be that when I work from home it is easy to snack, and all of my favorite snacks have carbs, so this has severely curtailed my snacking habits. I don't see myself staying on this diet forever, but a nice way to get down to my target weight as well as make my wife mad by reminding her that I can still drop 15 pounds in 3-4 months without too much trouble.

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                            • Originally posted by FMCoug View Post

                              That’s pretty much what my cousin said. I guess if you look at it that way it’s similar cost wise to gastric bypass. Just not all at once.
                              and without undergoing major surgery. you should do tirzepatide (mounjaro) instead of semaglutide (ozempic) anyhow--has worked better for me and side effects have been much more tolerable (but have to force yourself to regularly eat simple carbs and drink water constantly). i'm on a year of sub-5 a1c, which is extremely low for t1d. my t1d specialist endo is prescribing it to nearly all of his patients.
                              Te Occidere Possunt Sed Te Edere Non Possunt Nefas Est.

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                              • Originally posted by Clark Addison View Post
                                I've been blessed to be pretty healthy and able to shed weight fairly easily but am getting old, and after traveling a ton for business for a while in late 2021, early 2022, I had a few extra pounds that I was worried was putting more stress on my old legs and joints on my daily runs then I needed. I was kind of stuck at about 170 pounds for a while (I'm 5'9" so not really heavy but not ideal fighting trim) so I decided, for the first time in my life, to try out a low-carb/Keto kind of thing just to see how it worked out. My basic rules are:

                                1. I didn't read hardly anything so I may be doing it completely wrong
                                2. I have a 24 hour cheat period each week. We always go out for a family dinner Saturday night, and I always cook Sunday, and I didn't want to limit myself for those two meals (You can probably already tell that I am not going to get a book deal out of this)
                                3. For the rest of the week, I eat almost no carbs and zero added sugar. I've always skipped breakfast, so I've just kept on with that. For lunch, my most common meals are air-fried veggies or three boiled eggs. For dinner, I don't really restrict my volume all that much, as long as there are almost no carbs. I eat a lot of chicken, pork, steak, avocado, veggies, salad. I eat enough that I am never going to bed feeling hungry.

                                So, for whatever reason, it's worked well. I'm generally 4-5 pounds heavier Monday morning than Saturday morning after my weekend of cheating. The last couple of days I have been around 153.

                                I think the biggest factor may be that when I work from home it is easy to snack, and all of my favorite snacks have carbs, so this has severely curtailed my snacking habits. I don't see myself staying on this diet forever, but a nice way to get down to my target weight as well as make my wife mad by reminding her that I can still drop 15 pounds in 3-4 months without too much trouble.
                                Nice! I’d love to get back down to 155 but I like eating too much.
                                "Discipleship is not a spectator sport. We cannot expect to experience the blessing of faith by standing inactive on the sidelines any more than we can experience the benefits of health by sitting on a sofa watching sporting events on television and giving advice to the athletes. And yet for some, “spectator discipleship” is a preferred if not primary way of worshipping." -Pres. Uchtdorf

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