Scott W

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    Scott W got a reaction from SugarcubeOD in 30 day results exceed expectations   
    Another bit of positive feedback from this eating approach.  Yesterday I went to the DR and had my blood pressure taken.  It was 107/75.  It has never been that good.  Previously I was always on the borderline of having high blood pressure so this was great news!
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    Scott W got a reaction from samalope in 30 day results exceed expectations   
    Update:  I weighed in on 1/16 at 209.  A total of 89 lbs lost in less than 5 mos.  The whole30 program has been phenomenal.  I am going to concentrate on lifting now and stabilizing my weight.


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    Scott W got a reaction from scoakley13 in 30 day results exceed expectations   
    12/22 update
    a little less than 4 mos after I started my whole 30 I am still 90+% Strict with it.  I haven’t eaten any sugar or processed foods.  No bread or pizza.  Today I weighed 218 which is 80 lbs less than when I started. I definitely had been suffering from systematic inflammation.  When I went to my dentist earlier this month, my hygienist told me my gums looked much better.  In addition, my morning resting HR is much lower sometimes as low as 48.
    I definitely am very pleased with this eating approach.
     
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    Scott W got a reaction from JoyInMotion in 30 day results exceed expectations   
     
    8/17 I weighed 298, I started cleaning up my diet in preparation for a 8/28 start date and in the 10 day period I lost 8 lbs weighing in at 290.5 on 8/27.
    Today weigh 260.5 and have lost 3 in on my waist.
    It exceeded my expectations
    I am set to go another 30 days to make this a whole60.
    I used to be in much better shape and have wanted to kick start my healthy living for the longest time.  After I read "It Starts With Food" I became convinced that, at age 52, I was heading for some serious medical issues which I have escaped up to now probably through lucky genetics and a previous background in being kind to my health.
    What is really amazing for me is I am just eating 3 meals a day and hungry before each meal.  Up to this commitment, I had been drinking daily and now I am so glad to be rid of that habit.
    I didn't count my calories but followed the program. I did track my eating through fitness pal so I can say I was eating around 2,000 calories a day the whole month.
     
    All in all, I would recommend this eating program for anyone.
     
    Cheers,
     
    Scott
     
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    Scott W got a reaction from SugarcubeOD in 30 day results exceed expectations   
    Another bit of positive feedback from this eating approach.  Yesterday I went to the DR and had my blood pressure taken.  It was 107/75.  It has never been that good.  Previously I was always on the borderline of having high blood pressure so this was great news!
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    Scott W got a reaction from SugarcubeOD in 30 day results exceed expectations   
    Another bit of positive feedback from this eating approach.  Yesterday I went to the DR and had my blood pressure taken.  It was 107/75.  It has never been that good.  Previously I was always on the borderline of having high blood pressure so this was great news!
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    Scott W got a reaction from GraceMelodie in Blood Work is Better!   
    Wow that sounds great, good for you and congratulations.
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    Scott W got a reaction from SugarcubeOD in 30 day results exceed expectations   
    Another bit of positive feedback from this eating approach.  Yesterday I went to the DR and had my blood pressure taken.  It was 107/75.  It has never been that good.  Previously I was always on the borderline of having high blood pressure so this was great news!
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    Scott W got a reaction from SugarcubeOD in 30 day results exceed expectations   
    Another bit of positive feedback from this eating approach.  Yesterday I went to the DR and had my blood pressure taken.  It was 107/75.  It has never been that good.  Previously I was always on the borderline of having high blood pressure so this was great news!
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    Scott W got a reaction from Whole30ish in A silly NSV... from :( to :)   
    Wow, that is priceless.  Great insight!
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    Scott W got a reaction from JoyInMotion in 30 day results exceed expectations   
     
    8/17 I weighed 298, I started cleaning up my diet in preparation for a 8/28 start date and in the 10 day period I lost 8 lbs weighing in at 290.5 on 8/27.
    Today weigh 260.5 and have lost 3 in on my waist.
    It exceeded my expectations
    I am set to go another 30 days to make this a whole60.
    I used to be in much better shape and have wanted to kick start my healthy living for the longest time.  After I read "It Starts With Food" I became convinced that, at age 52, I was heading for some serious medical issues which I have escaped up to now probably through lucky genetics and a previous background in being kind to my health.
    What is really amazing for me is I am just eating 3 meals a day and hungry before each meal.  Up to this commitment, I had been drinking daily and now I am so glad to be rid of that habit.
    I didn't count my calories but followed the program. I did track my eating through fitness pal so I can say I was eating around 2,000 calories a day the whole month.
     
    All in all, I would recommend this eating program for anyone.
     
    Cheers,
     
    Scott
     
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    Scott W got a reaction from Juice06870 in 30 day results exceed expectations   
    Update
    i just completed another 28 days to make it for the whole58.  I am intentionally breaking tonight to have a beer and some wings but I intend to keep going with this and only have cheat meals or treats just occasionally.
    i feel so much better and can’t believe how much I don’t feel dependent on food or alcohol.  I lost another 14 pounds over the additional 28 days bringing my total weight loss to 52 pounds since 8/17 (10 days before I started my whole 30).
    I can’t say enough good things about this program and would encourage anyone to try it and be sure to read the book “It Starts Wih Food”
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    Scott W got a reaction from scoakley13 in 30 day results exceed expectations   
    12/22 update
    a little less than 4 mos after I started my whole 30 I am still 90+% Strict with it.  I haven’t eaten any sugar or processed foods.  No bread or pizza.  Today I weighed 218 which is 80 lbs less than when I started. I definitely had been suffering from systematic inflammation.  When I went to my dentist earlier this month, my hygienist told me my gums looked much better.  In addition, my morning resting HR is much lower sometimes as low as 48.
    I definitely am very pleased with this eating approach.
     
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    Scott W got a reaction from scoakley13 in 30 day results exceed expectations   
    12/22 update
    a little less than 4 mos after I started my whole 30 I am still 90+% Strict with it.  I haven’t eaten any sugar or processed foods.  No bread or pizza.  Today I weighed 218 which is 80 lbs less than when I started. I definitely had been suffering from systematic inflammation.  When I went to my dentist earlier this month, my hygienist told me my gums looked much better.  In addition, my morning resting HR is much lower sometimes as low as 48.
    I definitely am very pleased with this eating approach.
     
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    Scott W got a reaction from Juice06870 in 30 day results exceed expectations   
    Update
    i just completed another 28 days to make it for the whole58.  I am intentionally breaking tonight to have a beer and some wings but I intend to keep going with this and only have cheat meals or treats just occasionally.
    i feel so much better and can’t believe how much I don’t feel dependent on food or alcohol.  I lost another 14 pounds over the additional 28 days bringing my total weight loss to 52 pounds since 8/17 (10 days before I started my whole 30).
    I can’t say enough good things about this program and would encourage anyone to try it and be sure to read the book “It Starts Wih Food”
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    Scott W got a reaction from RandiW in 30 day results exceed expectations   
    I can't begin to tell you.  I really credit the book for motivating and enlightening me.
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    Scott W got a reaction from JoyInMotion in 30 day results exceed expectations   
     
    8/17 I weighed 298, I started cleaning up my diet in preparation for a 8/28 start date and in the 10 day period I lost 8 lbs weighing in at 290.5 on 8/27.
    Today weigh 260.5 and have lost 3 in on my waist.
    It exceeded my expectations
    I am set to go another 30 days to make this a whole60.
    I used to be in much better shape and have wanted to kick start my healthy living for the longest time.  After I read "It Starts With Food" I became convinced that, at age 52, I was heading for some serious medical issues which I have escaped up to now probably through lucky genetics and a previous background in being kind to my health.
    What is really amazing for me is I am just eating 3 meals a day and hungry before each meal.  Up to this commitment, I had been drinking daily and now I am so glad to be rid of that habit.
    I didn't count my calories but followed the program. I did track my eating through fitness pal so I can say I was eating around 2,000 calories a day the whole month.
     
    All in all, I would recommend this eating program for anyone.
     
    Cheers,
     
    Scott
     
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    Scott W got a reaction from scoakley13 in 30 day results exceed expectations   
    12/22 update
    a little less than 4 mos after I started my whole 30 I am still 90+% Strict with it.  I haven’t eaten any sugar or processed foods.  No bread or pizza.  Today I weighed 218 which is 80 lbs less than when I started. I definitely had been suffering from systematic inflammation.  When I went to my dentist earlier this month, my hygienist told me my gums looked much better.  In addition, my morning resting HR is much lower sometimes as low as 48.
    I definitely am very pleased with this eating approach.
     
  19. Like
    Scott W got a reaction from scoakley13 in 30 day results exceed expectations   
    12/22 update
    a little less than 4 mos after I started my whole 30 I am still 90+% Strict with it.  I haven’t eaten any sugar or processed foods.  No bread or pizza.  Today I weighed 218 which is 80 lbs less than when I started. I definitely had been suffering from systematic inflammation.  When I went to my dentist earlier this month, my hygienist told me my gums looked much better.  In addition, my morning resting HR is much lower sometimes as low as 48.
    I definitely am very pleased with this eating approach.
     
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    Scott W got a reaction from JoyInMotion in 30 day results exceed expectations   
     
    8/17 I weighed 298, I started cleaning up my diet in preparation for a 8/28 start date and in the 10 day period I lost 8 lbs weighing in at 290.5 on 8/27.
    Today weigh 260.5 and have lost 3 in on my waist.
    It exceeded my expectations
    I am set to go another 30 days to make this a whole60.
    I used to be in much better shape and have wanted to kick start my healthy living for the longest time.  After I read "It Starts With Food" I became convinced that, at age 52, I was heading for some serious medical issues which I have escaped up to now probably through lucky genetics and a previous background in being kind to my health.
    What is really amazing for me is I am just eating 3 meals a day and hungry before each meal.  Up to this commitment, I had been drinking daily and now I am so glad to be rid of that habit.
    I didn't count my calories but followed the program. I did track my eating through fitness pal so I can say I was eating around 2,000 calories a day the whole month.
     
    All in all, I would recommend this eating program for anyone.
     
    Cheers,
     
    Scott
     
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    Scott W reacted to Jim4884 in Looking for an Over 50 Group to blog with   
    Yes, going from eating processed foods that contain loads of sodium to eating real food means sodium deficiency, which can lead to those nasty leg cramps.  I've read that magnesium is part of the equation too - I make sure to add salt to my food and I bought an electrolyte supplement that I can use as well.  Making sure you drink enough water helps too.
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    Scott W reacted to ShannonM816 in Please help compliant salad dressing Wegmans   
    Maybe someone else can weigh in on Wegmans, we don't have those here, but could you ask the restaurant for oil and either lemon slices or vinegar to dress the salad with?
    In the store, look in the refrigerated produce section and see if they have Tessemae's brand. Not all of theirs are compliant but they have several that are, and some stores do carry it. Or alternately, look for a compliant guacamole that you could put on the salad instead of dressing. Wholly Guacamole brand makes some that are compliant. They'll be in a refrigerated section, maybe near the produce as well.
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    Scott W got a reaction from WholeCourtney in Starting 8/28 Excited   
    I am reading "It Starts With Food" and think a better title would have been Scared Straight LOL
    I am looking forward to getting my weight in check but after reading through the books I am even more excited about the health changes.  I am familiar with the Paleo diet but never really fully understaood the "Why?"  The  Why is very compelling.
    I am not used to spending much time preparing foods so this will definitely be an adjustment but it seems like it will be worth it.
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    Scott W got a reaction from Mistyfire in Starting 8/28 Excited   
    Interesting, I had a dream last night that I had a cheeseburger and some chocolate and as I ate it I was thinking WTF and I was bummed thinking why did I do that.  I don't recall dreaming about food before and I am definitely glad on day 18 that it was just a dream lol
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    Scott W got a reaction from Winifreddie in Started today! Whole 60   
    My whole30 is done on 9/26, I will belatedly join you!  Good job!