"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > Discuss Cooking Community Forums > New Member Introductions!
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 05-10-2015, 02:09 AM   #1
Senior Cook
 
ardchoille's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 119
My journey..

Greetings,
My name is Ian MacGregor and I am a new member.

Fifteen years ago or so I weighed 275 pounds, my doctor told me to lose weight if I ever wanted to see retirement. Today I weigh 140 pounds. Those numbers aren't typos, I began eating healthier and the weight just started falling off.

My diet over the past ten years has been vegetables, fruits, nuts, grains, legumes, and water. I occasionally eat meat but I am very picky about what I eat and I try to steer clear of processed foods. I have fallen completely and helplessly in love with hummus, great stuff, and I'm beginning to like Mediterranean food.

I have become very interested in cooking lately, so I joined these forums to learn as much as possible.

Thanks for having me :)
__________________

__________________
"A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing." - George Bernard Shaw
ardchoille is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2015, 08:24 AM   #2
Executive Chef
 
Hoot's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: The edge of the Great Dismal Swamp
Posts: 3,308
Howdy!
Welcome to D.C.!
__________________

__________________
I used to be a racist, but I don't have much interest in it since Dale Earnhardt got killed.
Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.
Good judgement comes from experience; experience comes from bad judgement.
Hoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2015, 08:35 AM   #3
Executive Chef
 
CraigC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 4,777
Welcome to DC! I myself have lost 80# over the last 1-1/2 years. No special diet, just eating less. Where is Steve K when you need his input?
__________________
Emeralds are real Gems! C. caninus & C. Batesii.
CraigC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2015, 07:48 PM   #4
Chef Extraordinaire
 
CWS4322's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Rural Ottawa, Ontario
Posts: 12,284
Welcome to DC! I cut white sugar, pasta, and bread out of my diet 3-4 years ago. It wasn't to lose weight, but rather to gain energy. I eat my large meal in the morning. I have shrunk from a size 12/14 ladies to a size 6/8 ladies. The only thing that bugs me is people asking me how I stay so slim. I was also surprised that my feet shrunk. I don't miss sugar. I sometimes (about 4 times a year) make pasta. I test drive recipes for a company once a week that are developed by chefs. They use a lot of butter! And pasta.
__________________
I've got OCD--Obsessive Chicken Disorder!
http://www.discusscooking.com/forums...les-76125.html
CWS4322 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2015, 07:52 PM   #5
Ogress Supreme
 
PrincessFiona60's Avatar
Site Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 36,277
Welcome to DC, I am on a Low Carb, High Fat Diet that has gotten me off my diabetes medications and cut my blood pressure meds in half.
__________________
PrincessFiona60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2015, 07:54 PM   #6
Senior Cook
 
ardchoille's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 119
Thank you folks for the kind welcomes!

Quote:
Originally Posted by CraigC View Post
Welcome to DC! I myself have lost 80# over the last 1-1/2 years. No special diet, just eating less. Where is Steve K when you need his input?
Quote:
Originally Posted by CWS4322 View Post
Welcome to DC! I cut white sugar, pasta, and bread out of my diet 3-4 years ago. It wasn't to lose weight, but rather to gain energy. I eat my large meal in the morning. I have shrunk from a size 12/14 ladies to a size 6/8 ladies. The only thing that bugs me is people asking me how I stay so slim. I was also surprised that my feet shrunk. I don't miss sugar. I sometimes (about 4 times a year) make pasta. I test drive recipes for a company once a week that are developed by chefs. They use a lot of butter! And pasta.
I admire you two for having the courage to make positive life changes. Kudos!
__________________
"A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing." - George Bernard Shaw
ardchoille is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2015, 07:54 PM   #7
Chef Extraordinaire
 
CWS4322's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Rural Ottawa, Ontario
Posts: 12,284
Quote:
Originally Posted by PrincessFiona60 View Post
Welcome to DC, I am on a Low Carb, High Fat Diet that has gotten me off my diabetes medications and cut my blood pressure meds in half.
+1 PF! Woo-hoo! You go girl!
__________________
I've got OCD--Obsessive Chicken Disorder!
http://www.discusscooking.com/forums...les-76125.html
CWS4322 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2015, 07:59 PM   #8
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Dawgluver's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 24,091
Welcome to DC! Your sense of humor will fit in perfectly!
__________________
She who dies with the most toys, wins.
Dawgluver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2015, 08:06 PM   #9
Chef Extraordinaire
 
CWS4322's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Rural Ottawa, Ontario
Posts: 12,284
Quote:
Originally Posted by ardchoille View Post
Thank you folks for the kind welcomes!





I admire you two for having the courage to make positive life changes. Kudos!
I just wanted more energy (didn't know I wasn't processing vit B12 at the time). I did it as an experiment for 30 days--I started eating most of my calories in the a.m. and before 3 p.m. (upside down pyramid). I was surprised I shrunk a clothes size in 3 weeks. And, I had a lot more energy. I've continued that. And portion control is key, and no processed foods. I do eat a lot of protein. I am a protein junky. I don't eat a lot of complex carbs, but eat a lot of veggies and fruit. And I suffer no guilt drinking whole milk or using butter.
__________________
I've got OCD--Obsessive Chicken Disorder!
http://www.discusscooking.com/forums...les-76125.html
CWS4322 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2015, 08:06 PM   #10
Senior Cook
 
ardchoille's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 119
A little more of my journey. A few months ago I went in for a physical checkup and the following were the results:

Age: 51
Height: 5'6"
Weight: 140 pounds
Blood pressure: 112 over 80
Medications: none
Medical concerns: none
Allergies: none

I feel great now.. except that I need to learn more about cooking.
__________________

__________________
"A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing." - George Bernard Shaw
ardchoille is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
introduction

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:50 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.