My Weight is Stuck at 180 Pounds and at Age 56 it is Hard to Feel Hope of it Dropping

I seem to be stuck at 180 pounds, and I keep dwelling on ways to get it drop.

Andy Lee Graham 180 pounds

Here I am at age 56 and I feel almost hopelessly stuck at 180 pounds. I better go and check what the nuts say is my optimum weight.


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OK, I am quite sure I am not a small frame, but this information is lacking, on the page there is no guide on how I am supposed to know what type of frame I have... But let me assume I am Medium. Therefore, I am still 10 pounds overweight, and I say the "nuts," because all these tables give me excuses, what I am saying is this, they they give me a number, and if I am OK on the scale, then I have an excuse, I can somehow stop and give myself a break.

That is nuts, I do not care about the scale, my goal is to feel correctly.

Dominican Republic People are Honest About Fat Talk

I was sitting at a table in a restaurant the other day here in Sosua, Dominican Republic and my friends boom boom girlfriend says,
"Tu estas gorda."

She pointed at the fat on the back of my arm, there is an area with more than needed loose skin. I am not sure what to do about this skin, I think my skin is slowly falling down, it is getting softer. I bought some skin lotion the other day and it seems to help it look better.

Well, she was being honest, but she is a boom boom girl, and rather silly, she is only 18 years old, hanging out with older men, she does not think very clearly. But, I do appreciate her opinion in a way, she wants me to look 18, even though I am 56, I am always surround by childish opinions.

How to become, or how have more vanity?

There are people who look in the mirror a lot, I was looking a man here who had shaved his beard to special points. It was obvious he was insanely vain, there is no way to shave a beard that way without hours of looking at yourself. I on the other hand forget to look in the mirror for days. Next thing I know, there is piece of hair or something that has been cut bad sticking up. I cut my own hair about 90 percent of the time, and after it is washed, it is not always better.

Pain occupies my brain.

I have a pain that centers around my left sacroiliac joint, and it never seems to stop.

My goal or theory as of today is this. I am going to get down to 165, and maybe is the fat around the inflamed muscle is less, than maybe it will stop pushing against my sciatic nerve.

15 Pounds, I am going to Brute Force it.

OK, I am at 180, I am going down to 165 pounds, I need to know if the pain will stop.

I truly do not care what all the lose weight people say, exercise, eat this, eat that, at the end of the day, there is one guaranteed way to lose weight.

I do not put food in my mouth.

Generally, people who talk about this stuff sound like highly dysfunctional alcoholics, the talk and talk and talk and never truly look at themselves in the mirror. And they cannot even think... I am only 15 pounds overweight at age 15 and at six foot tall. The truth is this, I am not truly even fat, I am just big.

But, I go for optimums, right now the reason to lose weight is for pain.

I will keep this simple today.

I will eat only three piece of food today.

1. One cheese sandwich for breakfast.

2. Can of peas for lunch.

3. Can of string beans for dinner.

I think dieting is the word vigilance.

Vigilance Defined:  Vigilance, also termed sustained attention, is defined as the ability to maintain attention and alertness over prolonged periods of time.

Wow, is losing the plot --- the wiki tweakers are continually adding information, and they never stop. There is no editors slowing the nuts, and they often take the information too far, until it is overdone, I am hoping wiki comes up with a solution to their German idiots overdoing this.

Dieting is Vigilance

A person who is vigilant can try to stay on diet, there are times when he or she goes astray, but there is no shame, just point the ship back toward the goal. On the other hand, to not eat for two days is easier than constant vigilance.

Wether you are 1 pound overweight, or you are 100 pounds overweight, if you try to make a good vigilant decision in the next ten minutes, and drop the guilt crap, you can lose weight. In the end, if you put less food in your mouth, you will lose weight.


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Simple Answer - watch the film 'forks over knives'. This could change your life - it did mine. Essentially it is going vegetarian or mostly vegetarian.
1) pounds will drop off
2) blood pressure normal
3) cholesterol normal
4) vastly reduced risk of heart attack, diabetes, cancer

It's easier than you think.

good advice

Do they have chiropractors in montellano? My son had a similar problem, and the chiropractor really helped him. It was a pinched nerve.

My man,
It is not just how much you eat, but what you eat that will determine your state of health. A CAN of peas and a CAN of string beans? This is what you plant eat for the rest of your life? You could die!! Jes' me talking'. FIRST: get a diet that you will be happy with for the rest of your life. This may take some time to figure out. You have time. SECOND: Eat as much uncooked food as you can. (fruits and vegetables. EVERYBODY knows this, few do it). THIRD: One hour of aerobic exercise every day. FOURTH: build muscle. push ups, crunches, squats or deep knee bends. Don't kill yourself. Keeps records of what you did and how many reps. FIFTH: Start reading the Real Age web site. They have a lot of good advice without all the snake oil that you see on a lot of sites. Good Luck!!

This is what you plant eat for the rest of your life?

should read: Plan to eat for the rest of your life

I find that when on the road in the USA (living in my car) I just eat two meals of the low car Metrx bar or pure protein bar. This gives about 300 calories for a meal and high in protein. They probably don't have these in the DR but if you can order some whey protein and make a shake with abour 50 g of whey protein and do not add carbs (i.e. fruit or milk) then eat two of these a day in liu of regular food you will loose weight. Also you need to lift weights if you want to remove loose skin / flab. I assume you already walk alot each day so the missing link in your program is lifting weights so maybe join a gym for a few months.

I like dieting when I was in the USA. I could always stop at a 24 hour grocery story and buy the optimal foods. Montellano where I am presently living has one small super market, where I buy the vegetables.

Andy: Here's the drill: stick to foods that are anti-inflammatory with no/ zero sugar and no/ zero saturated fat the pounds will fade away bit by bit -- and you'll feel better overall.

Fish – salmon, tuna, mackerel, sardines, trout
other seafood: oysters [high in iron and zinc], clams [high in B12] [on all, canned and foil-packed are OK]

Beans – red/ white/ black lentils no- or low-fat refried beans
[green beans do not count].

Cheese/ cottage cheese [low-fat if possible] Swiss cheese [high in B12]
other dairy products: LOW SUGAR kefir, LOW SUGAR lassi.

Soy - burgers, etc consider adding “TSP” [textured soy protein] to your cooking.

Nuts of any kind (peanut butter is fine)
sunflower seeds/ avocados/ guacamole [“a wonder drug”].

Olives, and olive/ soy/ peanut/ canola oils.

Apples/ fresh pears/ fresh cherries.

Spinach/ broccoli/ collards.

Sweet potatoes/ yams.

Rye/ pumpernickel/ whole-wheat bread/ pita.

Cinnamon/ turmeric ("curry powder")/ mustard/ salsa/ peppers of any kind.

Tea – decaffeinated (preferably both green and black)
[“there's no rule against using 2 teabags”]

Take a multivitamin of some kind consider taking Biotin/ B7 1,000 mcg/ day, to stabilize both blood sugars and blood lipids.

I eat very close to this, but not sure I understand if Peas and String bean are not good, but I like White and Red bean more. I drink too much coffee. I am trying to cut out the corn.

I need to find Multivitamins, hard to buy here. I am taking Magnesium, Potassium and Glucosamine with MSM, but the Potassium seems to make me bloat.

I think wheat and corn flour is a problem.

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