Post by stratcowboy on Apr 6, 2020 19:57:02 GMT -5
And not you guys who aren't shaving...LOL. Seems there's the suggestion "out there" that with all this confinement/quarantine thing happening, folks are going to be gaining some serious weight. That's assuming, of course, they can get their hands on groceries. Of course for some locales, there can be the endless stream of delivered pizzas. Dangerous!
It never happens to me. I've got a boogie metabolism and still (even with this) lead a very active life. So I've never fluctuated by more than a couple of pounds (up OR down) in around 52 years.
I'm maintaining...probably actually eating healthier since I'm cooking at home these days.
Yup, I have definitely lost. Having to find “something” in the 15 spare minutes I have during the day to eat lunch definitely made it harder to eat well. Now I have nothing but time and no crap in the house.
Post by Seldom Seen on Apr 7, 2020 12:32:36 GMT -5
I'm holding my own and waiting for warmer weather which always helps. I try to maintain weight through the winter months, drop five-ten pounds in summer, and then hold that loss through the next winter. I've lost fifty pounds that way but as I approach my "optimal" weight it's getting tougher.
it's also getting tougher to maintain my 200-300 daily caloric intake of alcohol in pseudo lock-down but I shall endeavor to persevere.
I've lost a few pounds. Walking a bit more- the dogs insist, also not going to restaurants , not buying lunch out at work. Not socializing, so actually drinking less overall, not that I'm a big drinker anyways. I also think the undercurrent of tension makes me less hungry generally.
It took about three years and the biggest factor was eliminating fast food lunches. My wife, bless her little heart, made lunch for me every day and the weight just slowly melted away. I couldn't believe it myself. Now that I'm retired, it's two meals a day and that seems to do the trick, along with staying active.
i take medication that puts weight on me. despite what the doctors say... i took the meds 10 years ago and gained 80 lbs in 3 years while working out and dieting. i took myself off the meds and lost that weight! kept it off until i had to start taking the meds again 3 years ago. have gained 40 lbs despite an extremely low carb diet.
these are blood pressure meds! they're NOT supposed to do this... but they are!
i've had SOME thyroid and pituitary tests... was not finished when the corona hit. i've not been back since.
Play it with emotion and play it strong. Don't make a face and they won't know it's wrong!
I’m down about 15 lbs. Doc put me back on Lasix so mostly water weight. Also started a program at the Heart Failure Clinic so I will be losing weight for the next few months. With my meds now I have to be careful to not lose weight too fast.
Post by Mike the marksman on Jul 22, 2020 6:39:36 GMT -5
Yes, over the past few years, which is a good thing for me. I was actually underweight almost to an unhealthy level- a 6'2", 150lb stick. I think I got it from my mom's side- her dad and sisters were thin-framed and underweight for their height. I'm up to 165 now and will gladly take another 10lbs.
I was actually underweight almost to an unhealthy level- a 6'2", 150lb stick.
Well...I can't help you in the donation department, that's for sure. I'm 6 foot, 130 lbs. Most folks look at me and can't believe that. But I'm very fit and strong. I was actually underweight for my height during the draft; didn't have to do anything to fake it. The only time I've weighed significantly more was when I was on a Denali climb 44 years ago. Three guys lugging 500 lbs of gear up the mountain (you've got to stage your supplies, etc.). I was actually heavily muscled for this event and had "ballooned" up to 140 lbs. Crazy, huh? After the climb, I eventually returned to the family's in Santa Fe, sat around for a couple of weeks relaxing, and therein lost 10 lbs back to my usual weight.
I really get the looks from the folks at the motor vehicle bureau when I renew my license and they ask me what my height and weight are. Stops them in their tracks. But I "look" normal. Most folks guess me at 20 or 30 lbs over what I actually am.