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Old 02-15-2015, 12:14 PM   #21
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So sometime ago I promised I would post a photo once I had lost 50 pounds. That happened this morning.

Below is the before and after. Note that I have lost 8 inches from my waist. I look at the "before" photo and can't believe I had let myself go that far.

I also want to thank our "Team Keto" people here on DC for their support!

Now on to the next 40 pounds....

"Team keto"? Great Job Steve. Really a great job!!!!!!

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Great job Steve! Has your doctor reduced your meds any? I have lost a total of 70# now and Friday night, I increased my walking distance to about 3 miles. I know it isn't possible right now for you to get outside and walk, but I'll tell you my energy level has increased tremendously since I started walking. Good luck with reaching your goal! I'm still shooting for another 80#.
70lbs is amazing Craig.
That has to be a welcome sight for your heart! Both you guys make me proud and I hope you will provide me some inspiration to do the same.
I want to lose 20 lbs before summer.
I know how to lose it, but have a very hard time going without carbs.
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Old 02-15-2015, 03:14 PM   #22
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You could also look at it as gaining years!
Touche!
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Old 02-15-2015, 03:22 PM   #23
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"Team keto"? Great Job Steve. Really a great job!!!!!!



70lbs is amazing Craig.
That has to be a welcome sight for your heart! Both you guys make me proud and I hope you will provide me some inspiration to do the same.
I want to lose 20 lbs before summer.
I know how to lose it, but have a very hard time going without carbs.
Just do it. I eat anything I want, but have cut down on carbs a little and eat a lot less. Last night, I increased my walking distance to 5 miles.
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Old 02-15-2015, 04:46 PM   #24
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Wow. Congrats....you don't look like you need to lose another 40.

I'll bet you feel soooo much better. DH lost about 90 lbs. and also can't believe it when he looks at old pics.

How long did it take? Being a newbie I don't think I was around for the beginning of your journey.
I started dieting almost exactly 4 months ago. For the most part, the weight has just been melting away. There have been weeks where I've lost 3 or 4 pounds without even trying. Of course there have been other weeks where I've lost nothing, so it all evens out.

It's hard to tell in this photo, but I do have another 40 to lose. I still have major love handles.

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"Team keto"?
I've been on a ketogenic diet, which is very, very low carb and restrictive. I eat a diet where 75% of my calories come from fat (which doesn't make you fat, by the way) and less than 5% comes from carbs. There are others here on DC who eat the same way, thus "Team Keto" was the name someone came up with.

I have to eat this way because I'm diabetic and very carb sensitive. If I eat even slightly too high in carbs, insulin kicks in, which in turn triggers a fat storage response.
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Old 02-15-2015, 11:32 PM   #25
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A-freakin-mazing. Great job!!!
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Old 02-16-2015, 07:00 PM   #27
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OMGosh, Steve...congratulations! Looking at the after pic, I can't imagine you having to lose another 40 - looking great, and thank you for sharing! Congrats to you too, Craig!
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Old 02-17-2015, 03:00 PM   #28
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Good job! I need to lose about that much but until my cardiologist signs off on a plan I'll just watch what I'm eating. Several things cropped up just before Christmas that had me really worried so I'm trusting him to lead me the right wayl
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Old 02-25-2015, 10:31 AM   #29
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Congrats Steve, your progress is unbelievable.
At the age of 40, My birthday gift to myself was to get myself in better shape, weight, cardiovascular, health ... Well, needless to say, 6 years later and my birthday gift has never come. Im using you and this thread as my inspiration. Haven't set a deadline yet, but I plan on showing the progress, just as you did.

Keep up the good work ,

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Old 02-26-2015, 08:21 AM   #30
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Thank you all!

I have to credit some of this to a guy named "Butter Bob" Briggs, who I watched online several months ago and first piqued my interest. Bob lost 140+ pounds in just over a year and completely reversed his insulin resistance simply by drastically cutting carbohydrates out of his diet and upping the fat. I pretty much eat the way he describes in the video below. My meals are probably not as exciting as they once were, but I eat lots of delicious, satisfying (and fatty) food and never, ever walk away from the table hungry.

A few years ago I would've said it was absolutely crazy to eat this kind of food, but after getting blood test results back in January, I am now convinced that saturated fat has gotten a bad rap over the last 40 years and instead is actually good for you.

Bob's not a great public speaker, and tends to ramble a bit, but he is pretty motivational. And, believe it or not, more and more doctors are now starting to come over to this way of thinking.

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