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Old 11-19-2011, 07:47 PM   #61
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Originally Posted by 73ss454 View Post
Good to hear from you Martha!


That was a great post that I can personally relate to. Up until age 40 I ate an enormous amount and my weight was always constant at ~175lb. I had a series of injuries during my 30's, and at 40 I had stopped all my physical activities - soccer referee, soccer player, tennis. Over the next 7 years I put on 35lb before finally deciding I need to get back to a healthy weight. I lost 40lb between age 47 and 48 and have pretty well manged to maintain a weight range 172 - 180 over the last 7 years.

However, I now exercise a lot more than I ever did, but also consume far fewer calories than I ever did. It is now a constant effort to stay at my historical weight of ~175lbs.

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Old 11-20-2011, 10:26 AM   #62
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Heredity is a definite factor, as "heavy" parents often have heavy kids (casual, not scientific, observation), though diet likely plays a role, since if the family's diet is causing overweight parents, it's likely to not be so good for the children either. Also, if the parents aren't very active, this may be emulated by the offspring...

The activity levels of modern humans, as well as the relative abundance of "highly-rewarding foodstuffs", seems like an equation for population weight gain. Studies seem to suggest that exercise does not fully compensate for being tethered to a chair/computer/cube all day.

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Old 11-20-2011, 11:35 AM   #63
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Originally Posted by TromboneAl View Post
This sounds like one of Freebird's softball setups.
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Old 11-21-2011, 02:17 PM   #64
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Originally Posted by freebird5825 View Post
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Hi Martha Good to hear from you.
Ditto. Hi Martha.

Anyone catch the PBS tv program a few years back showing the Pima Indians in Mexico living perhaps 'old style' and visiting their American relatives in the US. Emphasis being on the remarkable difference in weight. Mickey D diet in the USA was not mentioned favorably.

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Right - I get color graphs (Berkeley Heart Lab) showing molecule size distribution and other tests only a few of which I understand their explanation.

Back in 2009, 6' 0" 195 lbs, 38 inch waist, 400 total chloesterol my Doc understood having lived in Metaire for a while. My New Orleans diet(think fried everything) went out the window.

33 waist, 168 lbs and I would die for chili cheese fries and a Seafood platter.


heh heh heh - I do sneak in some KC style pulled pork -light on the BBQ sauce once in a while.
When I worked with cardiologists, I would go the the different cardiology conferences and inevitably they were in New Orleans at one time or another - one cardiologist mentioned that their hyperlipidemia jumped 100 points when they went to the conference for that week ;-)
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Old 11-25-2011, 11:46 AM   #66
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New Orleans BBQ'd shrimp. The main indegredients of the sauce - butter and beer.

heh heh - oven baked. Yep butter and beer. One of my old favorites. Pascal Manales of course. .

P.S. Two yellows on my cholesterol. Outta the red zone but my LDL and HDL could stand further improvement. Still hungry.

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