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Reasons to be cheerful!

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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #4020 on: September 22, 2019, 03:52:35 AM »
Six weeks ago I set out to lose some weight. I started at 216 pounds. This morning I weighed in at 180 pounds. I still have a ways to go before I can buy new pants that actually fit, but I'm getting there.

Holy shit, that's impressive! I quit drinking and walked around half starved, counting calories weeks and lost...two fucking pounds. I'll have to qualify this with the fact that I had had foot surgery and couldn't have walked fast enough to save my life in a fire, I would have had to crawl.  :-[ I found a Fleet Foot store that carries some shoes that are supposed to help, so we'll see what happens. Not drinking and now being able to move better should be a good combination.

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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #4021 on: September 23, 2019, 12:38:52 AM »
I really don't worry about calories. Minimizing carbohydrates and sugar, together with excercise has made a world of difference.
 

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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #4022 on: September 23, 2019, 04:44:28 AM »
I really don't worry about calories. Minimizing carbohydrates and sugar, together with excercise has made a world of difference.

Cutting back hugely on carbohydrates has helped me to lose 5 kg over a few months, without any extra exercise at all. I am doing it gradually, as I believe sudden weight loss reverses very easily. Counting calories is the last thing on my mind as well.
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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #4023 on: September 23, 2019, 05:28:46 AM »
Six weeks ago I set out to lose some weight. I started at 216 pounds. This morning I weighed in at 180 pounds. I still have a ways to go before I can buy new pants that actually fit, but I'm getting there.
You've lost 36 pounds in 6 weeks!? Wow!
That is impressive.

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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #4024 on: September 24, 2019, 12:57:41 PM »
Sight is returning to my right eye, I can actually read this as type with my good eyed closed.  My younger daughter said she'd pray for me and now I can see again, it's a flaming miracle, praise the lord!
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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #4025 on: September 24, 2019, 01:35:27 PM »
Sight is returning to my right eye, I can actually read this as type with my good eyed closed.  My younger daughter said she'd pray for me and now I can see again, it's a flaming miracle, praise the lord!

Cataract operation?
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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #4026 on: September 24, 2019, 01:54:51 PM »
No, partially detached retina.

So they sucked out the stuff from my eye and replaced it with gas, to support their reconstruction.  The gas level sinks and sight returns.  The gas darkened level is near the bottom of my eye now, but the question is, is it really near the top?
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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #4027 on: September 24, 2019, 01:58:36 PM »
No, partially detached retina.

So they sucked out the stuff from my eye and replaced it with gas, to support their reconstruction.  The gas level sinks and sight returns.  The gas darkened level is near the bottom of my eye now, but the question is, is it really near the top?

Good to hear it's improving.
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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #4028 on: September 24, 2019, 03:07:37 PM »
It is good to see that your eye is better. I treasure my vision, sorry as it is without specs.

I discovered Hokaoneone brand shoes, and bought a pair Saturday. Got them yesterday, and am wearing them around. Really comfortable! We'll see how my walking improves with them.

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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #4029 on: September 24, 2019, 03:52:39 PM »
It is good to see that your eye is better. I treasure my vision, sorry as it is without specs.

I discovered Hokaoneone brand shoes, and bought a pair Saturday. Got them yesterday, and am wearing them around. Really comfortable! We'll see how my walking improves with them.

My dad taught me that shoes are easily the most important item of clothing one can buy. I found that Dr. Martens shoes and boots suited my feet perfectly and have been a loyal customer for more than 50 years. If something suits me, I will keep using it regardless of current fashions.
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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #4030 on: September 24, 2019, 07:56:48 PM »
Right! I'm going through this argument with one of my sons. He's 100+ pounds overweight, and his shoes wear out quickly. When he tells me his feet hurt I tell him that there is a simple solution- new shoes. He can afford them, but he wants save his money for other things. I just point out the kind of pain I'm going through, and that's where he's going to be in 30 years.

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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #4031 on: September 25, 2019, 04:52:47 AM »
Right! I'm going through this argument with one of my sons. He's 100+ pounds overweight, and his shoes wear out quickly. When he tells me his feet hurt I tell him that there is a simple solution- new shoes. He can afford them, but he wants save his money for other things. I just point out the kind of pain I'm going through, and that's where he's going to be in 30 years.

Let him try a pair of Doc Martens. He will complain bitterly at the beginning, because they are hell to break in, but once tamed, I find them wonderfully comfortable. They also last for years, saving money in the long run. I have one 30-year old pair of Docs whose soles show almost no wear.

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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #4032 on: September 25, 2019, 03:29:31 PM »
I'll mention it to him!

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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #4033 on: September 28, 2019, 03:09:39 PM »
It's good to be back! :grin:
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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #4034 on: September 28, 2019, 03:20:54 PM »
Yahoo, I'm letting off a heap of non smoking fireworks I got from the Internet at this moment.
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