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  2. SDS

    Nearly a year into it

    Made three measurements when I got home. 130/89, 121/86, 121/87 ive been eating better for almost a month and although I’m not avoiding salt on purpose, I’m definitely eating less as a by-product. Ate about 6 pieces of celery tonight.
  3. Augie

    Nearly a year into it

    I actually eat a surprisingly healthy diet. Most often fish and vegetables. (What I drink might be less ideal.) I have done supplements at times. My wife has one of those enormous pill organizers like your parents/grandparents. Daily AM and PM. I’d be full just on the pills she consumes! I have promised myself once spring arrives I’ll get better weather and exercise more I’ll get in for a new doctor. I’ve chosen a guy I like, and confirmed he’s on our plan. Progress. I feel great, but I need to get a long term healthcare plan. I don’t dare leave my wife without coverage in case of anything long term and catastrophic. You could bankrupt anyone with the way those costs pile up. I’d rather just die. As for the banana and skim milk, it doesn’t hurt as part of my regular diet, and it’s actually become part of my little morning routine I look forward to.
  4. fansince88

    Nearly a year into it

    If you do let me know. I will do the same. My BP was nuts when I did a blood screening at work. All the men in my family have bypass surgery by 50yo. Im doing all I can to regulate all my numbers naturally. I too will report my findings on the celery
  5. SDS

    Nearly a year into it

    That's like only 10%. Why not just supplement if you are concerned? A banana a day makes but a small dent.
  6. SDS

    Nearly a year into it

    I wish I was better at it. The hard part, in this case, is what to do to make it a habit. I haven't figured that out, but I haven't tried either. regarding celery, for me at least, I can be at 135ish/87ish and be at 120ish/80ish after a week of eating a stalk or two. I think if I had it once every couple weeks, I could maintain, but I would need to try and repeat to prove. I just forget. Or I buy it and don't wash it and cut it up. I have a monitor at home that I break out every once in awhile and I just cut some last night. I should try and do a daily check.
  7. Augie

    Nearly a year into it

    I do a banana and skim milk every morning hoping to get my magnesium. What the heck is Hawthorn Berry? Long story, but I have no doctor now, and I hate doctors, but I’m pretty sure I need to get my BP down.
  8. BillyWhiteShows

    What are you eating

    I’m counting calories using the Lose It app. I’m limiting myself to around 1,900 calories per day and trying not to eat as much sugar/carbsx. Nothing crazy though and I’m not trying to lose all of my weight in a month. When I lose a few more pounds, I’m going to start exercising as wel.
  9. BillyWhiteShows

    Nearly a year into it

    I just found this forum. Starting my own diet and looking to lose 30-40 pounds or so. So far I’ve lost 6 since January 1.
  10. fansince88

    Nearly a year into it

    So how do you plan ot into your diet? Daily? How many stalks? Willing to try anything nessassary. Between that and my Triglycerides being off the charts naturally (without intervention of herbs) Im a walking time bomb
  11. SDS

    Nearly a year into it

    In general, I haven't because historically I just put stuff like hypertension and weight gain out of my mind. I'm probably consuming less now that I am 3 weeks into an eating better, losing weight state of mind. Hoping to make lifestyle changes where I nail all my breakfast and lunch meals, decent dinners and then just have stuff I want Fri/Sat night. With regards to celery: https://health.clevelandclinic.org/celery-may-help-bring-your-high-blood-pressure-down/
  12. fansince88

    Nearly a year into it

    Thanks. I assume you lay off the salt?
  13. SDS

    Nearly a year into it

    Two things I can eat that bring down my BP are celery and watermelon. Celery will do it in modest amounts. I've only noticed it in watermelon during the summer when I eat a boatload of it. Celery can be magical though.
  14. fansince88

    Nearly a year into it

    @Gugny, found the fix for my BP too. Magnesium and Hawthorn Berry. Brought me from 155/108 to 128/84. Still adjusting. I believe it was you that said that was an issue.
  15. fansince88

    Nearly a year into it

    Isnt it interesting that we gain weight when we are less active...
  16. thenorthremembers

    Nearly a year into it

    It's hard. I've never eaten too poorly, but if I dont exercise it's over. I love to work out, but finding time really is an issue. Going to try and use my lunch break, when I have them, to work out. I've started running in the mornings again. Cold in WNY but have to bite the bullet. Kind of to the point where I am embarrassed to go to a gym, but need to get over that as well. I'll be 36 this year, and if I dont start losing the weight now I know Ill be in big trouble. My Dad passed at 38 from a massive heart attack and I'd rather not go that route.
  17. Augie

    Nearly a year into it

    I’m also 6’1”, and weighed 165# in HS. Got married at around 185#, and stayed there for many years. Hurt my shoulder and couldn’t play tennis for about 18 months and slowly ballooned up to 205#. Shoulder healed, back down to 185 for years. Moved to Atlanta where it’s too cold for 1/3 the year to play, and I got close to 195, before recently dropping back down closer to target (as my wife has apparently given up food in her own weight battle). It would appear the tennis is critical for my well being. I feel so much better with the exercise, but I’ve tried so many other things and that’s the only thing I can stick to.
  18. thenorthremembers

    Nearly a year into it

    Just found this club on here, and was excited to see it. Been all over the map in my life weight wise. 6'1 and my highest was 295 junior year of high school. My lowest was 165 the year I got engaged to my wife. Never thought I'd get over 200 again, but stopped being a vegetarian, stopped working out daily, and started having a few beers. Six years later and I am 235 and my doctor told me last visit I need to fix it. Hoping to lose about 50 pounds, my goal weight is 185. Glad to see there is a place to track progress and see how everyone else is doing. Great job everyone who is losing it. My thirties has been a killer. Don't eat awful, but have a stressful job with a lot of hours and not a lot of opportunity for exercise.
  19. How is everyone doing? I lost 18 and maintained. Going to kick it again Jan 1. Going for another 10-15
  20. Have till Monday to decide. Salad for dinner. Hope to do well
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