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+warwagon    13,720

Turning 40 in 5 months!!!

 

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+warwagon    13,720

40th Birthday!

 

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+Raphaël G.    3,069
1 hour ago, warwagon said:

40th Birthday!

 

 

Happy birthday!

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spikey_richie    272

Many Happy Returns

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+warwagon    13,720

Still going strong. 

 

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+warwagon    13,720

I'm approaching 11 YEARS since my weight loss journey began! Don't let anyone tell you that losing weight is easy, it’s not. It takes effort and a lot of it!

It’s MUCH easier to never put it on than it is to take it back off.

 

Once you lose the weight, keeping it off is a lifelong commitment!

 

One more thing. Never be ashamed of your fat pics! Don't hate them and never look at them ever again. Embrace them!! Use them as a reminder of someone you never want to be again.

 

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+warwagon    13,720

This month marks 11 years since seeing that NASTY overweight Christmas photo of myself and embarking on a personal weight loss journey!

 

After seeing the photo I practically made a V line to Walmart and purchased an exercise bike. When I first told my parents, I bought an exercise bike and that "I'm going to ride it 20 mins every day" their response was typical of anyone hearing that, which was akin to “ok whatever you say”.

 

I ended up riding that bike for 20 mins a day (usually in the morning) for about 1.5 years. I remember riding the bike during almost every episode of “Battle Star Galactica”. Something else I watched while on the bike was an internet show called “Dignation”.

 

It was kind of depressing because for the first week I saw no change ☹. But then slowly but sure the weight slowly dropped.

 

Then around July 5th, 2011 I retired the bike and started walking 3.6 miles every day. I’m proud that I only missed 3 days! 1 for the flu (still walked the next day feeling like crap), 1 for an ice storm and 1 for Christmas.

 

There were times I got home late and would do my 3.6-mile walk at 11pm – 12am.

 

Before losing weight, I had a REALLY BAD eating habit! To give you an idea for how bad it really was, for dinner I would have hot dogs and for supper, I would have a jack’s pizza and for a snack, I would eat a bag of corn chips while watching TV. When I was my heaviest, I remember weighing myself and seeing 220 on the scale and not really caring. (At least not until the photo)

 

My primary goal was 179lb. With all the bike riding and all the walking, the best I could do was 182lbs. Then after listing to a podcast about “Low carb” I gave it a shot.

 

The first week while walking and doing low carb I got to my lowest of 180lbs. It was only a month or so, that I blew past 179 down into the 160’s.

 

Then in 2018, I tried low carb again while helping someone lose weight and dropped into the 150s where I’m currently at today. I’m no longer low carb, but more of what I like to call “Lower carb”. That just means I don’t go out of my way to eat carbs but I don’t totally ignore them either.

 

I was trying to think when the last time I went out solo to a fast food joint that had a drive-through was. My best guess is 2007 (Even then I walked in)

 

If I made losing weight sound effortless and easy, I apologize. If there is one thing you take away from this story, take away this, It's hard, requires dedication and you have to be ready to change your eating lifestyle for the REST OF YOUR LIFE!

 

People who do not wish to change their lifestyle will lose weight, but will more than likely gain it all back.

 

When I'm home I have a salad almost every day for lunch. I weigh myself, Usually, twice a day (Might be a little overkill but it's what works for me)

 

I weigh in the morning when I wake up and at supper. At supper time and depending on what I weigh, the weight will dictate what I will allow myself to eat.

 

I'm very proud that I have been able to keep the weight off for 11 years. (and counting!)

 

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+warwagon    13,720

I saw this in Walmart last night and words can not describe the internal face palm I had when I saw it.

It went something like .. "You've got to be ****ing kidding me"

 

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Brandon H    3,639

@warwagon cereal companies have run out of ideas so it seems like they're making all the candy and ice cream favorites into cereals now. Here are the ones I've seen recently at my own Walmart :rofl:

 

  • ColdStone Creamery cereal
  • Drumstick Ice Cream Cone cereal
  • Ego Waffle cereal
  • Honey Bun cereal
  • Hostess Donettes cereal
  • Hostess Twinkies cereal
  • Jolly Rancher cereal
  • Pop Tarts cereal
  • Sour Patch Kids cereal

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+warwagon    13,720
1 hour ago, Brandon H said:
  • Jolly Rancher cereal

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WHAT IN THE ACTUAL ****

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Brandon H    3,639
7 minutes ago, warwagon said:

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WHAT IN THE ACTUAL ****

can't be any worse than the Sour Patch Kids cereal :rofl:

 

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or the ice cream for that matter :x

 

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+warwagon    13,720

If anyone is wondering what I eat for breakfast, It's a combination of 4 things.

1 cup Shredded Wheat
1/2 cup raw oatmeal
handfull of Omega 3 trail mix
and Unsweetened Almond Milk.

It's a Non-Sugar Breakfast that's high in Fiber.

 

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Jazmac    3,260

Well done. very well done.

For me, the way I got it under control was  to cut out salt, fast or processed foods and anything with cheese on it. Including pizza. (Love pizza) No longer eating carbo's for dinner and most importantly, small portion sizes.  Now its all about portion size.

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+warwagon    13,720
17 minutes ago, Jazmac said:

Well done. very well done.

For me, the way I got it under control was  to cut out salt, fast or processed foods and anything with cheese on it. Including pizza. (Love pizza) No longer eating carbo's for dinner and most importantly, small portion sizes.  Now its all about portion size.

 

So here is a plate of Naco's I have for supper sometimes. 

 

Sour Cream - No Carbs

Onion - No Carbs

Lettus topping - No Carbs

Salsa - No Carbs

Cheese - No Carbs

Tortia Chips- Yes Carbs but no sugar and the ingredients are only, Ground white corn, Vegetable Oil and Salt. (Corn, sunflower, safflower, or canola oil)

 

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+JHBrown    13,314

I have that sometimes when I have the urge to cheat during the week. Though I throw some lean ground turkey in there as well. By the way, excellent job sticking with it. 💪

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Jazmac    3,260
12 hours ago, warwagon said:

 

So here is a plate of Naco's I have for supper sometimes. 

 

Sour Cream - No Carbs

Onion - No Carbs

Lettus topping - No Carbs

Salsa - No Carbs

Cheese - No Carbs

Tortia Chips- Yes Carbs but no sugar and the ingredients are only, Ground white corn, Vegetable Oil and Salt. (Corn, sunflower, safflower, or canola oil)

 

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Did you HAVE to add the picture???? That looks real good about now.  :)

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+Human.Online    8,920
13 hours ago, warwagon said:

If anyone is wondering what I eat for breakfast, It's a combination of 4 things.

1 cup Shredded Wheat
1/2 cup raw oatmeal
handfull of Omega 3 trail mix
and Unsweetened Almond Milk.

It's a Non-Sugar Breakfast that's high in Fiber.

 

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That actually sounds nice!

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