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2017 - philpom new year goals

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We got a late start and post but I did put in my closing 2016 post some ideas, I think get down to 185 this year.  I lost nearly 30 pounds last year and hit my goal with a few days to spare literally!

 

I did decide on targeting 185 for this year and started just at 199.  I weighed today after work and here are my results........

March 2nd 2017 - 190.2 pounds.  I might need to increase my goal or start drinking more :)

 

Thing is Mrs philpom and I decided to do it together this year so we turned up the program several notches on the dial.  I'm currently losing almost a pound a day and I know I can't keep this up.  I'll hang in there for a few more weeks but then I need to make some personal adjustments to the program.

 

I just need to add a few things...
No I'm not starving myself
No I don't go hungry
No I don't portion my food

Yes I eat as much as I want
No I'm not taking any drugs

 

I also took 30 points off of my cholesterol, 100 points off of my triglycerides and my HDL is almost 100.

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I'll bite...what are you doing?  Congrats on the weight loss buddy, its got to feel good especially over a long period of time!!

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3 hours ago, UTVol said:

I'll bite...what are you doing?  Congrats on the weight loss buddy, its got to feel good especially over a long period of time!!


This might sound crazy and I know it can be a debated topic but for me the results including blood tests speak volumes.

 

I increased my veggie intake 10 fold with a focus on leafy greens such as spinach/kale/spring mix.  My typical weekday consists of a breakfast of black coffee, a mid morning snack such as raw almonds/pecans and roasted/salted sunflower seeds.  I have a good salad with any kind of meat, cheese, egg and other veggies and full fat dressing.  For an afternoon snack it's typically homemade beef jerky.  Dinner is almost anything from zucchini lasagna to egg roll in a bowl to country style ribs w/grilled veggies.  Eggs and bacon on the weekend and really enjoy some full fat cottage cheese.  I love cheese, can't get enough of it.

 

No grain, starches, sugars or the like.  That's right, a low carb diet, also known as paleo, keto, atkins and a dozen other names. 

 

There is an obvious sacrifice, no French fries or backed potatoes and I can't have my chips and salsa but if you think about it none of those things are especially good for you anyways.  Cheese and meat stacked on cucumber is perfect compared to on a cracker.  It just depends on priorities but the substitutions usually just mean more veggies which is a great thing! 

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I like it!  We've been pretty low carb for a while and its not so bad in the grand scheme of things.  its the portion sizes that still get me.

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Good job on this increasing the veggies. At some point that needs to be a focus of mine. Not because I need to loose weight but because vegetables can be so delicious if you treat them right. I am reminded of this every time I make a veggie dish. We spend so much time on the protein that we end up half heartedly trying on a vegetable and assuming protein is always better even though we only gave the veggies a 10% effort. I need to up my vegetable game.


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Oh boy, not much progress in the past few weeks as far as weight loss goes, I did touch 189.  I also had a fasting cholesterol test this week and got my number in...

 

Total-199

VLDL-18

LDL-87

HDL-94

Tri-G-88

Ratio-2.1

 

Those are some nice numbers and I brought them down eating bacon and steak and cheese and sausage....   well you get the idea, also plenty of veggies, no starches/carbs/sugars*.  

*I do cheat a little, a very little.

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An update!

Jan 2016 Almost 230

Jan 1 2017 199

End of Feb 2017 190

Today, 186.4

 

I'll add that as mentioned above Mrs philpom joined me for 2017, she is down to a buck 18, this low carb/paleo/keto diet does work.

 

That puts me short of my 2017 goal by 1.4 pounds so here is what I am going to do....   I am going to change my goal to 179 from 185 and add a rider to the 2017 goal to maintain 179 through the year.  I don't want to go any lower than that, I'm 6 feet tall and I know that if I go any lower than 180 people will start asking me if I'm sick :).

 

OK, I've got ribeye to go cook for dinner and a 12 pound brisket point that needs to be prepped for an overnight cook!  Folks, I hope the weekend where you are ends up being s great as it is here in North Texas - enjoy!

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On 3/31/2017 at 3:22 PM, philpom said:

An update!

Jan 2016 Almost 230

Jan 1 2017 199

End of Feb 2017 190

Today, 186.4

 

I'll add that as mentioned above Mrs philpom joined me for 2017, she is down to a buck 18, this low carb/paleo/keto diet does work.

 

That puts me short of my 2017 goal by 1.4 pounds so here is what I am going to do....   I am going to change my goal to 179 from 185 and add a rider to the 2017 goal to maintain 179 through the year.  I don't want to go any lower than that, I'm 6 feet tall and I know that if I go any lower than 180 people will start asking me if I'm sick :).

 

OK, I've got ribeye to go cook for dinner and a 12 pound brisket point that needs to be prepped for an overnight cook!  Folks, I hope the weekend where you are ends up being s great as it is here in North Texas - enjoy!

Good job! I'm 6'2" and up to about 315lbs. Every 4 or 5 years I will lose 40-50lbs and then over time it creeps up. I am back at the heavy end again. Time to go ditch the carbs and add more veggies.....

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