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Topic: Off Topic: Weight Loss, (7 msgs / 262 lines)
1) From: Lynne
Haha on the coffee - unfortunately, when I moved to this apt (Dec last), my
coffee
roasting went downhill. Horrible, horrible stove - two settings. Off & high.
But I've
been doing a bit better lately - I have just gone w/out drinking it when the
roasts turn
our really horrid.
Now I add (shock!!) about two teaspoons of cream in my one cup. Tastes
great, won't
win any homeroasting awards, but I'm happy.
My secret? I've had a few injuries (most
dog-on-leash-pulling-me-to-the-ground related),
but after our move (took my son & I a full day-into night, w/walking up &
down stairs all
day) my knees were so bad I was in constant pain. Spent Christmas wheeling
myself
around in my office chair, w/my kids worried, at my side.
They intervened about my weight - I had already decided to work on it (that
was April),
and my daughter sent me the link for My Fitness Pal.
Wow. It works for me!! I log in my food, which keeps track of my calories,
fat, etc (sodium, too
for me - as I was taking 3 meds for hypertension). Didn't even have a scale
until recently.
(daughter gifted me one!) but I knew that I was losing - plus my rheumy
weighs me - and he's
astonished, to say the least.
Can't even begin to tell you how easy it has been for me, once I found the
way that's right - for
me. (there's community there, too - that is incredible - everyone supports
each other. Fantastic!)
The extra weight I put on would have killed me, no doubt. Hated it. I do
have cartilage gone in
both knees, but I actually have no pain now - taking fish oil, glucosamine &
condrioitin & now
plan to join a gym (another gift from my kids) soon, to strengthen the
muscles - oh, and I was
hobbling on a cane a few months ago (just roasting caused so much pain!)...
now I'm walking
several miles a day.
My goal is pre-pregnancy weight, the weight I was my whole adult life. Plan
was to reach that
by Christmas, but I'm doing this faster *some* weeks. (When you get closer
to the ideal/correct
weight, it is usually takes longer to lose, so that projection might be
right.
Sorry for taking this off-off topic, lol (fixed the subject line for those
who might be bored w/this)
- but I am feeling so great - wish I had done this years ago!
As an aside - my memory (I have fibromyalgia) is better, too w/the weight
loss. I'm sure it's also
because I am able to walk the amount I'm walking - also, having so much fun
exploring stuff, esp.
food destinations (nothing thrills me as much as ethic markets - we have so
many here - well,
except stuff coffee related, of course)!  Has to keep the mind functioning!
Lynne
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2) From: Joseph Robertson
Lynne,
Off Topic it may have drifted like our minds with out coffee, but we all
need an inspiring story like yours.
Thank you,
Joseph
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3) From: Lynne
Thanks so much, Joseph. The logic of it all is mind-boggling. We need to eat
a certain amt of
calories, or we gain. So in order to lose, restrict the calories - slowly
add exercise, and voila!
Weight loss. Too simple to be real. Then when I tracked what I was
consuming, made mistakes -
then substituted better choices - well, it's actually become easy, esp. with
the community help,
which I couldn't do without.
Now - due to the extra cup of homeroast I had in the afternoon to combat
difficulty breathing
in this weather (I have asthma, but am so seldom bothered that I forgot to
refill my inhaler)...
I am wide awake!
Good strong coffee helps asthma attacks - only side effect (besides extra
delicious-ness) - is
not being able to sleep, lol.
take care -
Lynne
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4) From: Joseph Robertson
Wow....
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5) From: Gregg Talton
Lynne,
  Coffee has been my diet secret for the past two years.  In May of 2009 I
weighed 385 lbs and could barely walk around my neighborhood.  I suffered
from hypertension and a myriad of other weight related ailments.  So, I
began eating right and as soon as my weight dropped below 300 I began
running.  Today I'm at 220 and will be running in my first half marathon in
five weeks.  I tell people that the secret is coffee... When I'm hungry I
drink a cup or make a machiato. Water and coffee satisfy my hunger - and
there's something therapeutic about the coffee making process that helped me
get through the "hungry times".
Good luck!  As I tell my running buddies... "You've got this".
Gregg
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6) From: Terry
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and sweet tea.  I needed something I could drink without sugar, so i star=
ted drinking black coffee.  Now I am 3/4 the man I used to be.
 
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7) From: Lynne
Just want to send a belated thanks to both of you, Gregg & Terry, for
sharing this. I'm way behind in my emails - have had some serious stress
this wk & we thought it was over - but it's not.
Gregg - that's amazing - I can't run because I have significant loss in the
cartilage in both knees. I'm taking some nutritional supplements for this &
hope to eventually be able to afford to join a gym - that'll help for the
weight loss but also to help strengthen the muscles for my knees.
Looks like I'm going to test my new-found energy, as I need to find work -
fast - otherwise I'm going to be roasting under a bridge somewhere...
sigh... there are days I really feel like the biblical Job.
Anyway, I just finished roasting some for tomorrow. Can't sleep & I don't
want to be out of coffee in the morning - Columbia Los Chuchos de Torres.
Best name ever. (dog lover that I am...)
take care -
Lynne
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