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Old 06-22-2020, 06:17 AM   #1
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So What Do You Bring For Lunch, You Fat Bastard?


62 , still in there swinging the hammer daily ( ok , more like using the nail-gun , and miter-saw
losing the battle of the bulge
at 5`8" right about 240 lbs .
whole family , uncles/ aunts/sister/mom/cousins , all pear shaped as we get older .
what can i do without crash dieting , to break this cycle.
i`m pretty hyper , and mover fast all day naturally .
i used one of those step counters for a while , i`m walking almost 10,000 steps a day , i drink mostly water all day long , maybe 6-8 bottles .( hot as hell down hear ) ( yes , i do get a diet soda now and then )
meat/chicken eater.,
i like fruit , any veggies.i really eat all and any foods , cook my own , no fast foods at all.
but i tend to " eat a little sum pin throughout the night while watching t.v.
yea, carbs like chips are my kriptonite - if i open a bag , i have to finish the bag)
i`m thinking , if i set the alarm for like 6 p.m. and not eat after that i can lose weight.
but need advice from guys like me .( sad-sacks who picked construction for a living , thinking , " this`ll lead me to the light!")

hey dirty white guy , - How`s my grammar?
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Old 06-22-2020, 08:09 AM   #2
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I got nothing.

Maybe eat a skinny person?

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Knock off the chips...

Not so much what you eat, but how much & when...
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My problem isn't during the day. Hot Cocoa for breakfast, a sandwich for lunch, maybe some cheese crackers for a snack at 4, then dinner which is usually 3 of something, meat, starch, veggy for the most part.

After that I snack way to much up until bedtime and right before I have a bowl of cereal. Anything other than a small dessert after dinner is probably a bad thing. I put a counter on me in the spray room and hit 18,000 in a day. All small steps though.
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Smaller portions, eat slower ("mindfully", if you will, like a thoughtful buddhist ). Nix the chips and salty snacks, etc. I went cold turkey on them after reading the calories/bag, and boy did I have a weakness for the 2/$5 sales... No more.

I think those diet sodas are a curse, too, no matter what they claim. Maybe they affect the rest of one's eating decisions somehow.

Besides water, drink something with electrolytes, but forget the soda entirely. I did.

Night eating...might have to think about that one. I limit to a bowl of cereal or so, occasionally. Maybe put a time lock on the fridge and pantry.

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I am not a health professional at all, but basic issue appears you're still taking in more than you're burning; even as active as you are...

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Just today (again) my wife was berating me for buying cheap lunchmeat.

Her motto is that whatever food you eat should be tasty and enjoyable. My motto is that it's just fuel for the furnace; gourmet stuff should be reserved for the occasional treat.

She has a weight problem. I don't.
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I try and fry up a pack if frozen patties.

Then I have a couple for breakfast and not much for lunch. Maybe a quick snack.

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Just today (again) my wife was berating me for buying cheap lunchmeat.

Her motto is that whatever food you eat should be tasty and enjoyable. My motto is that it's just fuel for the furnace; gourmet stuff should be reserved for the occasional treat.

She has a weight problem. I don't.
Man that just puts a picture in my head that I'll likely not get out for quite some time.
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No problem, Leo. I have a crowbar with your name on it.
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She has a weight problem. I don't.
I dare you to tell her that to her face.
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Just today (again) my wife was berating me for buying cheap lunchmeat.

Her motto is that whatever food you eat should be tasty and enjoyable. My motto is that it's just fuel for the furnace; gourmet stuff should be reserved for the occasional treat.

She has a weight problem. I don't.
There's cheap that's still good. What lunch meats did you buy?

The cheap and good is usually at the farthest point from the deli counter, like oscar meyer and the house brand cooked ham or whatever.
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To the OP, if you were a horse, a vet would guess you have insulin resistance. For an IR horse, sugars and simple carbohydrates are the issue.

Works the same with people.

A recent study of diet soda showed people have the same insulin response off of the diet sweetener as they do with sugar. It makes you pack on pounds either way.

The ideal snack is a sandwich on whole wheat.
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I dare you to tell her that to her face.
I don't have to; she knows it. But she gave up on asking my opinion on "does this make my butt look big?" and whatnot years ago. I say what I think, not what folks want to hear.

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There's cheap that's still good. What lunch meats did you buy?

The cheap and good is usually at the farthest point from the deli counter, like oscar meyer and the house brand cooked ham or whatever.
"Giant" grocery stores here, cheapest is always store brand at the deli counter. Ham usually, pre-cut and wrapped. Unlike Jaws, I don't lay out the silver tea set at lunchtime in my air-conditioned TA-mobile. I squat on my cooler long enough to wolf down some fuel, and back at it.
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hey dirty white guy , - How`s my grammar?
If it were my post I'd feel shame and spend time fixing it... So you grammar is sloppy why worry about your size???
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Priorities man. Lol

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The ideal snack

It’s always donuts.

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I fix a wrap with bacon, eggs, hummus and hot sauce with fruit cup and fig bars and some cliff bars to snack on in the day. Oh and been bringing a half a papaya each day as long as the tree is pumping them out.
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Just had my ham sandwich on a kaiser roll. 2 1/2 slices of ham, 1 slice of provolone, some lettuce and mustard.

Hungry so I ate early.
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Hungry so I ate early.
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