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  • Originally posted by Nigel View Post
    Today, I can officially state "I've lost a sack of tates."

    I weighed myself this morning, 184lbs, down from 240lbs in March. Potatoes can be bought here in 56lb sacks. I think I'll take a picture of myself with one just to remind myself how heavy I was, and, to show off. ;-)

    Problem is, I can still feel quite a lot of fat round my belly. My original goal was 175lbs but I may have to rethink when I get there.
    Great resutlts. You may end up down somewhere between 165 and 170 lbs when its all said and done. When I started my initial goal was to get back down under 200 lbs. That was 33 lbs ago!
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    • Originally posted by Mr. Anthony View Post
      That's awesome! Stories like this are seriously amazing to me (I'm relatively young, never been overweight, always been strong). I think people like you and Canuck are more inspiring than anything I could do in terms of motivating people.

      You should carry a sack of potatoes around for a day and see what a hassle that is, just as a good reminder of how far you've come. Keep up the good work!
      Thanks for dropping by Mr. Anthony! A lot of us started off fairly lean and strong, especially if we were into sports. However things change as we age, continuing to eat a SAD and becoming less active. It's great that you are taking charge of your health now, you will be so much healthier and a great example for others as you get older.
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      • Originally posted by Mr. Anthony View Post
        You should carry a sack of potatoes around for a day and see what a hassle that is, just as a good reminder of how far you've come.
        Nah, did that for several years, or at least the weight of fat that represented all the bread, pasta, pizza and potatoes etc that I ate.

        I believe the rot set in when I came off the firearms team because I could not pass the fitness test some fourteen years ago. I think I had just had enough. But, it stopped me from all exercise apart from walking. I used the excuse that I could do everything I wanted to, which was true, but, I could not do everything I should have been capable of.

        It is going to be a long road to recovery but my new satnav is working well!
        Why use a sledge hammer to crack a nut when a steam roller is even more effective, and, is fun to drive.

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        • PS. Must take a new picture for the site as the old one was taken at the end of March when I had only lost a couple of pounds.
          Why use a sledge hammer to crack a nut when a steam roller is even more effective, and, is fun to drive.

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          • Interesting conversation at the gym yesterday. I was briefly taken aback by a rather abusive attack by a couple of somewhat overweight members when they heard me speaking with another member about my results and diet. They passionately argued how dangerous and unhealthy it was to eat meat. I pointed out how great I felt, that I had lost over 40 lbs., that my blood pressure had gone from 130/90 to 105/73, that my arthritis had disappeared and that my body fat had dropped to close to 10%. I said that I believed the focus on eating "healthy" grains and dairy products as the foundation of our diets had resulted in our current obesity crises and a result of heavy lobbying by the agricultural and dairy farming industries. I agree with the vegetarian disgust of factory farms but also pointed out the dominance of the wheat, corn and GMO industries that are raping the land of nutrients and polluting our soils. We ended up agreeing to disagree over the health benefits of meat and grains but most importantly agreeing on the need to support local farmers and community gardens, the humane treatment of farm animals and to go organic when possible. I asked them to read "Wheat Belly" and "Vegertarian Myth" to help understand where I was coming from. We finished on good terms and agreed that we all gained from the discussion.
            Last edited by canuck416; 11-05-2012, 03:25 PM.
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            • Originally posted by canuck416 View Post
              We ended up agreeing to disagree over the health benefits of meat and grains but most importantly agreeing on the need to support local farmers and community gardens, the humane treatment of farm animals and to go organic when possible. I asked them to read "Wheat Belly" and "Vegertarian Myth" to help understand where I was coming from. We finished on good terms and agreed that we all gained from the discussion.
              I have agreed to disagree with my wife, daughters, sons in law, mother, brother & sister in law about what I eat.
              Why use a sledge hammer to crack a nut when a steam roller is even more effective, and, is fun to drive.

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              • Originally posted by Nigel View Post
                I have agreed to disagree with my wife, daughters, sons in law, mother, brother & sister in law about what I eat.
                They may start listening when you get your weight down into the 170's and see your improved health and fitness. Best to just set the example and wait for them to come over to your side.
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                • If you are over 40 it is even more important to adapt a Paleo style of diet. Evolutionary biologist Michael Rose in his fascinating blog talks about the importance of eliminating grains and dairy due to their effects and contributions to the aging process.

                  How to achieve ‘biological immortality’ naturally | KurzweilAI
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                  • Originally posted by canuck416 View Post
                    If you are over 40 it is even more important to adapt a Paleo style of diet.
                    At 62,I believe I am over 40!

                    But, have I started early enough?
                    Why use a sledge hammer to crack a nut when a steam roller is even more effective, and, is fun to drive.

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                    • Originally posted by Nigel View Post
                      At 62,I believe I am over 40!

                      But, have I started early enough?
                      Well, if you're planning on living healthy to 100+, then you've started early enough... you have a lot of years to go!

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                      • Originally posted by Goldie View Post
                        you have a lot of years to go!
                        You don't know how true. My long term goal is to be the longest serving police pensioner the world has ever seen. And, I read about a bloke up by the Scottish border who had been retired for 50 years. Only another forty or so to go to beat him.

                        Decided to start PB Fitness tomorrow in order to train up to being able to complete the You Are Your Own Gym workouts too. I sold my rowing machine and will be sprinting on grass instead. I used some of the money to buy a Pull Up/Chin Up/Dips & Leg Raise tower for the second garage where I used to keep the rower.

                        It's my upper body strength that's letting me down a lot at present. I suppose my legs are better because of the walking I do around town and when I go into the hills to assess teams doing their Duke of Edinburgh Award expeditions.
                        Why use a sledge hammer to crack a nut when a steam roller is even more effective, and, is fun to drive.

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                        • Originally posted by Nigel View Post
                          You don't know how true. My long term goal is to be the longest serving police pensioner the world has ever seen. And, I read about a bloke up by the Scottish border who had been retired for 50 years. Only another forty or so to go to beat him.

                          Decided to start PB Fitness tomorrow in order to train up to being able to complete the You Are Your Own Gym workouts too. I sold my rowing machine and will be sprinting on grass instead. I used some of the money to buy a Pull Up/Chin Up/Dips & Leg Raise tower for the second garage where I used to keep the rower.

                          It's my upper body strength that's letting me down a lot at present. I suppose my legs are better because of the walking I do around town and when I go into the hills to assess teams doing their Duke of Edinburgh Award expeditions.
                          Go for it Nigel! Sprinting barefoot on the grass is something I've been doing for some time and I love it. Sounds like you are going to have a great garge gym, if I ever get to England I'd love to join you for a work out.
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                          • I want to share fellow 60+ er Bill Vick's experience in dealing with a life threatening disease. It's wonderful to hear about someone taking charge of their health to deal with a serious illness. Congratulations Bill!

                            "This next week is when the rubber meets the road for me. After being diagnosed with IPF (Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis) Last December I could not walk a loop around our mall without stopping to
                            catch my breath nor swim more than 25 yards without stopping to cough and catch my breath and was told I'd be on Oxygen full time by last April.

                            Next week, on Thanksgiving, I'm running as participant in a 5K Turkey Trot race with my Daughter Cory and two of my Grandsons. I fully expect each one of us to win our age groups. I attribute my miraculous turnaround to the Paleo diet, intense exercise, stress reduction and elimination of things like all drugs, etc. UT SW, my local Pulmonology center of excellence, can't answer why I've gotten better (not cured - PF never goes away) but better in how I process O2 so they have me in some genetic tests to try to find out whats going on. My wife and some close friends say its in the hands of a higher power and their prayers are the reason but in any event I'll post what happens here after the race - but when it comes to a whole person medical approach I'm a recent convert and total believer. I can't express how thankful I am that I discovered Food is Medicine (as says Joe Salama which he documents so well in his book The Paleo Miracle)."
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                            • Day 258 Paleo update - Weight 172 lbs. I have been really focused on weight training the last 6 weeks and it has paid off big time with a 5 lb increase in muscle and another drop in body fat %. Seems like I've ramped up my metabilic rate some what. It's gratifying to know that you can still build muscle and get good definition in your 60s. Here's my current 3 Day workout cycle. - Day 1 - Weights - Legs,Back, Chest, Abs Day 2 - Interval Sprints at the track then Weights -Shoulder and Arms Day 3 - 3 t 5 mile Run. Also still doing High Performance Yoga and meditation 3 times per week. Diet is still 90% Paleo/Primal eating between 60 and 125 gms of Carbs per day (From Vegetables and Fruit). Treats are red wine and dark chocolate. I have been getting emails and contacts through Facebook and blogs from others in their 60s, 70s and 80s. Seems like there is an anti-aging revolution going on with people overcoming auto-immune diseases, heart disease and diabetes through healthy eating and living. Its fantastic to hear about people that have taken charge of their health in such positive ways! Our message is simple "your health is in your hands - eat right, get the right kind of exercise, develop a great attitude and wean yourself off of the meds. Your body wants to be healthy just get out of the way - give it the right tools and allow it work it's magic."
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                              • Most of us 60+'ers following a primal approach to life have greatly reduced or eliminate prescribed medication, but if you haven't please take a few moments to review this article. Although it is British it definitey applies to all of us here in the US and Canada.

                                The tablets that do more harm than good - Telegraph
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