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    Several points: 1) I do not see the point of...

    Several points:

    1) I do not see the point of exercise. I do not like it, it's boring, it's not fun, it makes me sweat (which is disgusting), and it occasionally hurts. These, to me, are all really...
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    Actually, the weight loss has always been a side...

    Actually, the weight loss has always been a side effect of getting healthy. Right now, my body seems to be happy at 290. OK, I'm fine with that. If I lose more weight, fine. If I don't, fine. I...
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    I don't see any point in climbing trees. I have...

    I don't see any point in climbing trees. I have other things to do with my time, like studying and working. Those take precedence.

    Frankly, I dislike the emphasis on "be an athlete" rather than...
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    No, and I don't need to. What's your point?

    No, and I don't need to. What's your point?
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    Speaking only for myself, my distaste and disgust...

    Speaking only for myself, my distaste and disgust for sweat approaches the phobic. To me, sweat is filthy and I can't wait to get it off my skin, so I avoid conditions that would make me sweat. Your...
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    Oh, isn't it fun to do that to doctors? They hate...

    Oh, isn't it fun to do that to doctors? They hate it when we don't fit into their statistical predictions. :D
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    apelletr: I don't think so, because then they tie...

    apelletr: I don't think so, because then they tie "success" to "number on the scale." I challenge you to throw the scale away, not just put it in hiding.
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    Suse: I still look the same. Everyone in my...

    Suse: I still look the same. Everyone in my family has a naturally round face. I could probably weigh 150 pounds and still be fat in the face. *shrug* It's not that big of a deal to me.

    I still...
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    That's your choice. I choose not to stress myself...

    That's your choice. I choose not to stress myself out about being fat. I don't want to be a ripped meathead athlete who only thinks about his body fat percentage and how big his muscles are getting;...
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    Health, not weight

    For those of you who are still afraid to ditch the scale, or who are measuring your success by the number on it, here's some more reasons to stop doing that.

    Obesity police busted? Study says fat...
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    At this point, I don't have any. I don't mind...

    At this point, I don't have any. I don't mind being overweight; my sugars are normal, my illnesses are history, I can walk without pain. I don't want to be a ripped athlete (frankly, I think that...
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    5'9", why?

    5'9", why?
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    Two years ago today

    Two years ago today, I came to MDA, scared to death and 400 pounds. I was a diabetic with chronic IBS and migraine, asthma, and in a wheelchair.

    Today I'm no longer diabetic, all of my illnesses...
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    1. You are probably healing. For the first time...

    1. You are probably healing. For the first time in a long time, your body is getting what it needs in order to repair damage - fat and protein - so expect to eat more for a while (and you will still...
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    Don't ever cheat. If you're a diabetic, you...

    Don't ever cheat. If you're a diabetic, you cannot afford to cheat.
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    We have three adults and the occasional teenager...

    We have three adults and the occasional teenager in our house, and we shop about every ten days. A typical shopping trip takes us to three different stores, and we come home with:

    12 pounds ground...
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    Annnnnd since we know that's wrong, the...

    Annnnnd since we know that's wrong, the "wholehealthsource" information can be discounted. Thermodynamics laws assume a closed and static system. The human body is neither. Therefore, it doesn't...
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    The body will convert a certain amount of protein...

    The body will convert a certain amount of protein to glucose - it's called gluconeogenesis, and it's mostly to deal with what the brain might need in terms of glucose that a Paleo diet doesn't...
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    It's normal when you hit ketosis to not sleep as...

    It's normal when you hit ketosis to not sleep as much. Up your carbs just a little bit (20 grams or so) and see if that helps.
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    And "Dr." Oz is an idiot, but nobody seems to...

    And "Dr." Oz is an idiot, but nobody seems to mention that on these shows or in these articles. Sheesh.
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    Yes, this is typical. I no longer feel like I'm...

    Yes, this is typical. I no longer feel like I'm going to die of heatstroke in 95-degree southern California July/August weather. I used to feel like I was going to die at 80 degrees.
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    If you're eating fruit and nuts, it's not about...

    If you're eating fruit and nuts, it's not about the fat. STOP EATING THEM.
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    Seeing my father die of gangrene, cancer and...

    Seeing my father die of gangrene, cancer and diabetes, and being told I was headed down the same road by my doctor.
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    The aforementioned cholesterol primer is...

    The aforementioned cholesterol primer is available in my .sig.
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    Why are you bringing your religion into this?...

    Why are you bringing your religion into this? Isn't your health important enough for you to pursue it regardless of your religion? I admit I'm confused by that aspect of your post.
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