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Battling Obesity

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This is a support group for People to come together for the goal of sharing ideas on a life style change to combat Obesity.


Changing to a vegan lifestyle is about as good for climate change as driving an electric vehicle, e.g., a Tesla.


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Recent Posts By EdEarl (209) Posts by anyone

Battling Obesity
Nov 24, 2019Nov 2019

Posted by EdEarlSticky
This pinned post contains links to other posts; most of them are medical advice about diet. 1) An Agnostic member's weight loss process. 2) The Game Changers is a documentary on Netflix that explains why the best athletes are ...
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Battling Obesity
Jul 24, 2020Jul 2020

Posted by JonnaBononna
I had finally gotten back on track after gaining back most of the weight I lost a couple of years ago. I was keeping track of calories, riding my bike every day and had established a strength training routine. Then Monday morning I was 3 miles into a...
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Battling Obesity
Jul 16, 2020Jul 2020

Posted by Jurnee
I have to say, as an overweight karate instructor, this is the one patch that I was ok with never getting. A month ago I was issued a challenge by my instructor to earn it and tonight, I got it. And this comes after 60 pound weight loss since ...
4 comments
Battling Obesity
Jun 22, 2020Jun 2020

Posted by collins88
Curious - Can probiotics help in reducing weight? As in, does probiotics help in boosting metabolism in anyway or do probiotic strains have bacteria that aid in weight loss.
4 comments
Battling Obesity
Apr 26, 2020Apr 2020

Posted by DotLewis
25 April 2020 - Diet Diary - Not quite as good a day today but not bad. Got my order of roasted pumpkin seeds today, ahead of expected date. Since my out of town shopping is curtailed, have had trouble getting these without paying a ridiculous ...
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Battling Obesity
Apr 25, 2020Apr 2020

Posted by DotLewis
24 April, 2020 - Diet Diary - Made it 3 days now. Was able to keep intake in reasonable range, seeing some results on the scale. Made a great soup today, cauliflower, carrots, potatoes, butternut squash, ham & cream🙄. Not exactly "LITE" soup ...
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Battling Obesity
Apr 24, 2020Apr 2020

Posted by DotLewis
23 April, 2020 - Diet Diary - Well, I may have actually put two days of control together. Yesterday wasn't bad, although my tracking dropped of late in the day. Today I made it through the whole day, logging my intake and was in my desirable range....
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Battling Obesity
Apr 22, 2020Apr 2020

Posted by EdEarl
I've not been active in BO for a while. I've been personally frustrated with my progress losing weight, and with the lack of communication among group members. Dot has kept the group from being closed, because she posts often. Thank you Dot. Today ...
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Battling Obesity
Apr 16, 2020Apr 2020

Posted by DotLewis
16 April 2020 - Barely a diet diary - The whole thing grows wearying.... isolation is not so bad but the stress of thinking about when I do need to go out and what the final outcome of all this will be is intense. I talked myself out of going to ...
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Battling Obesity
Mar 30, 2020Mar 2020

Posted by DotLewis
29 March 2020 - Diet Diary - Not dropping by much lately. This is a whole different deal, stress building on stress, not a good recipe for dieting or even for maintenance. Since I was already hovering 6-7 pounds above my goal, I don't count all of ...
2 comments
Battling Obesity
Mar 29, 2020Mar 2020

Posted by EdEarl
Welcome vivicawolf to Battling Obesity.
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Battling Obesity
Mar 23, 2020Mar 2020

Posted by DotLewis
22 March 2020 - Diet Diary - Not even sure what to say. Apocalyptic event? (not biblical) Plague? Worst spring ever? Who knows. Eating appropriately so far winning out over the little binges but I find myself struggling to find motivation to ...
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Battling Obesity
Mar 14, 2020Mar 2020

Posted by DotLewis
13 March 2020 - Diet Diary - Holding steady, up a little, down a little. Have not been monitoring my salt intake very well lately but on a more positive note, my cholesterol intake is quite low overall. That and the statin I now take should help ...
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Battling Obesity
Mar 10, 2020Mar 2020

Posted by DotLewis
9 March 2020 - Diet Diary - Holding my own, more or less. Not over stressing over the pounds, as long as it doesn't go higher. It kind of helps keep me on track because I have an ongoing goal, to get back to my goal. Had "spaghetti & meatballs" ...
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Battling Obesity
Mar 8, 2020Mar 2020

Posted by DotLewis
7 March 2020 - Diet Diary - Been quiet around here lately. I've not been on vacation, just keeping a low profile and trying to stay on top of things. Are those things incompatible? Well, keeping my eating controlled has been a struggle. Days ...
3 comments
Battling Obesity
Feb 21, 2020Feb 2020

Posted by DotLewis
20 Feb, 2020 - Diet Diary - Weight has been stable for the last 3 days. Would like to see some drop but stable is better than rising. Doing a fair job of controlling calories, salt is not going as well. Needed a low salt evening meal so used the ...
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Battling Obesity
Feb 18, 2020Feb 2020

Posted by DotLewis
17 Feb 2020 - Diet Diary - Pretty good day, had a nice salad for supper and tried the applesauce/vinegar/lemon juice dressing (with a little actual fat-free dressing in it) and found it pretty tasty. Let me use less than half the bottled dressing I ...
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Battling Obesity
Feb 17, 2020Feb 2020

Posted by DotLewis
16 Feb, 2020 - Diet Diary - Made a great soup today, hate to think of the salt content since it had chopped ham, canned chicken broth. can of red beans (drained & rinsed) cream of mushroom soup and cheese in it. Not salty was the broccoli, ...
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Battling Obesity
Feb 14, 2020Feb 2020

Posted by DotLewis
13 Feb. 2020 - Diet Diary - Doctor appointment well fine, weighed in at 150.4 but note that their scale generally weighs 3-4 pounds heavier than mine at home. Still, I'm sitting at least 6 pounds over my goal so will need to keep working on it. She...
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Battling Obesity
Feb 13, 2020Feb 2020

Posted by EdEarl
I've discovered a senior citizens center here in San Antonio. There are several actually. The nearest to me has a pool and exercise programs. It's free and it's very near. They provide free transportation to and from my house. I think this exercise ...
2 comments
Battling Obesity
Feb 12, 2020Feb 2020

Posted by DotLewis
12 Feb, 2020 - Diet Diary - After a couple strict days, weight is down a couple pounds. Now to just stay on track to bring it down to goal. Salt counting remains more of a challenge than calorie counting. Worth it I guess, it seems to keep the BP ...
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Battling Obesity
Feb 12, 2020Feb 2020

Posted by DotLewis
11 Feb, 2020 - Diet Diary - Nothing new to report, still hovering, have a couple good days then a not so good one and the body seizes the opportunity and back up pops the scale. Let my salt control efforts go for a couple days and .... yep, the BP ...
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Battling Obesity
Feb 9, 2020Feb 2020

Posted by EdEarl
I have been in the hospital and missed welcoming new members, so several of you have gotten a welcome message today. Hope you achieve your goals.
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Battling Obesity
Feb 4, 2020Feb 2020

Posted by DotLewis
3 Feb. 2020 - Diet Diary - Still no downturn in weight although calories have been well controlled. Today just topped 1000 and salt was under 1000. Haven't checked BP tonight but the pattern has shown significant decrease in late night spikes so ...
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Battling Obesity
Feb 3, 2020Feb 2020

Posted by DotLewis
02/02/2020 (a palindrome?) Diet Diary - Calorie intake today was very acceptable, under 1000. Salt intake was under 1100, also good. Took a nice walk, weather was lovely so it was nice to be outside for a while. Tomorrow will be nasty, according...
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Posted by JonnaBononnaI had finally gotten back on track after gaining back most of the weight I lost a couple of years ago.

Posted by JurneeI have to say, as an overweight karate instructor, this is the one patch that I was ok with never getting.

Posted by DotLewis13 March 2020 - Diet Diary - Holding steady, up a little, down a little.

Posted by DotLewis13 March 2020 - Diet Diary - Holding steady, up a little, down a little.

Posted by DotLewis7 March 2020 - Diet Diary - Been quiet around here lately. I've not been on vacation, just keeping a low profile and trying to stay on top of things. Are those things incompatible?

Posted by DotLewis26 Sept.

Posted by MyMrsFifiAte my tiny meal...... Still hungry.... Waiting for snack time like this......

Posted by DotLewisWell, that's annoying! Twice I "shared" this post from Gardeners group to here and neither time did it appear.

Posted by DotLewisWell, that's annoying! Twice I "shared" this post from Gardeners group to here and neither time did it appear.

Posted by DotLewisTrade wars?

Posted by DotLewisTrade wars?

Posted by DotLewisTrade wars?

Posted by DotLewisTrade wars?

Posted by DotLewisWell, there you go now!

Posted by DotLewisDeclared a cheat "meal" although it lasted for 4 hours so really more of a cheat day.

Posted by DotLewis28 May 2019 - Diet Diary - Well, I am officially on a binge.

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