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    Shawn: Great video. I have had a heart attact and have 5 stents along with back and related problems etc. After the heart attack, I lost 60 pounds over 10 months by walking and maintaining a reasonable diet. I started out on the level for about 10 minutes until my back could handle it. I gradually increased until I was doing about 20 miles a week. What's great about where I live is there are a lot of hills so I could use various loops. During the winter up here I have to go to the gym and use a treadmill. I typically use a cardio program for 30 minutes at 3mph that varies between 4 and 10 degrees. At my age (66), that works just fine.

    Walking on the level for any distance is excersize, but adding hills will make it MUCH better. Losing weight is math. Limit your caloric intake to a certain number and you can figure out what you will lose over time. You can lose a pound or two a week with very little work ...
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    Shawn: Here's the real answer ...

    Medical Advice for a Long Life~~~
    I do not know if this truly provides for longevity,
    But it sure would make the days go by a lot better!
    Love this Doctor!


    Q: Doctor, I've heard that cardiovascular exercise can prolong life. Is this true?
    A: Heart only good for so many beats, and that it... Don't waste time on exercise. Everything wear out eventually. Speeding up heart not make you live longer; it like saying you extend life of car by driving faster. Want to live longer? Take nap.

    Q: Should I reduce my alcohol intake?
    A: Oh no. Wine made from fruit. Brandy distilled wine, that mean they take water out of fruity bit so you get even more of goodness that way. Beer also made of grain. Bottom up! Take Nap.

    Q: How can I calculate my body/fat ratio?
    A: Well, if you have body and you have fat, your ratio one to one. If you have two body, your ratio two to one, etc.

    Q: What are some of the advantages of participating in a regular exercise program?
    A: Can't think of single one, sorry.
    My philosophy: No pain...good! Take nap.

    Q: Aren't fried foods bad for you?
    A: YOU NOT LISTENING! Food fried in vegetable oil.
    How can getting more vegetable be bad?

    Q : Will sit-ups help prevent me from getting a little soft around the middle?
    A: Oh no! When you exercise muscle, it get bigger. You should only be doing sit-up if you want bigger stomach.

    Q: Is chocolate bad for me?
    A: You crazy?!? HEL-LO-O!! Cocoa bean!
    Another vegetable! It best feel-good food around!

    Q: Is swimming good for your figure?
    A: If swimming good for figure, explain whale to me.

    Q: Is getting in shape important for my lifestyle?
    A: Hey! 'Round' is shape!

    Well... I hope this cleared up the misconceptions you may had about food, diets and exercise.

    And remember:
    Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and
    well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways - Chardonnay in one hand - chocolate in the other -
    body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and SCREAMING "WOO-HOO, what a ride!!!"

    AND.....

    For those of you who watch what you eat and drink,
    here's the final word on nutrition and health.
    It's a relief to know the truth after all those conflicting nutritional studies we see daily.

    1. The Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

    2. The Mexicans eat a lot of fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

    3. The Chinese drink very little red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

    4. The Italians drink a lot of red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans...

    5. The Germans drink a lot of beer and eat lots of sausages and fats and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

    CONCLUSION:
    Eat and drink what you really, really like.
    Speaking English is apparently what kills you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joshmc5150 View Post
    Any good apps for iPhone? Such as ones for lifting or eating?
    App for lifting iPhone - attach 10 lb weight, call your entire contact list once a day.

    App for eating iPhone - not recommended....



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    Quote Originally Posted by rugerpc View Post
    App for lifting iPhone - attach 10 lb weight, call your entire contact list once a day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wilerty View Post
    Shawn: Here's the real answer ...



    And remember:
    Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and
    well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways - Chardonnay in one hand - chocolate in the other -
    body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and SCREAMING "WOO-HOO, what a ride!!!"
    I hear what you're saying Bill, I'm just trying to slide into the grave when I'm about 90 and not when I'm 50!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wilerty View Post
    And remember:
    Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and
    well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways - CABERNET in one hand - chocolate in the other -
    body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and SCREAMING "WOO-HOO, what a ride!!!"

    AND.....

    Eat and drink what you really like.
    This, with my edits. Listen to your body, it does speak to you. Everything in moderation, except wine And yes you need to get off your a$$ everyday and do something physically. Find something that you enjoy doing everyday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn@PRS View Post
    I hear what you're saying Bill, I'm just trying to slide into the grave when I'm about 90 and not when I'm 50!
    ^^This!

    Lost my dad to a heartattack and he was only 61. Among the men in the family from my father's side, heart attacks are quite common and killer no. 1. Hoping to start a family soon and I would like to be around for my kid a little longer than his 20th birthday.
    Keeping my bad cholesterol level low is a starter. Haven't smoked in a year (been smoking a couple of months each year for the last ten years, so I'm proud of not having smoked a whole year) and am limiting my alcohol intake. Also skipping sodas and sweets as best as I can. But that's not the most difficult part. The most difficult part is limiting all the nice hearty stuff, like the French saucissons (dry sausages) that I love, cheeses and red meat in general.

    Wow, that turned out way too serious, so I'll end with this:

    Guy visits the doc and is told that he only has 6 months to live. He asks the doc if there's anything he could do. Doc says, "Sure, quit smoking, drinking and having sex." Guy says: "OK, will that make me live longer?" Doc: "No, but it will seem longer."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Duncan View Post
    Couple more tests to be run...things are honestly looking pretty good. Thanks for the comments!

    The doctor who did the physical (work physical) just kinda dropped that on me - quick freak out and on to my doctor.
    If you are comfortable answering, what type of cancer is suspected?

    Cancer is scary but it can be treated successfully if caught early. I was diagnosed with prostate cancer six years ago after a physical exam and subsequent biopsy. The docs took care of me and I'm cancer free (so far.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn@PRS View Post
    I've been trying to cut back on carbs in general with special emphasis on trying to eliminate corn (in all it's forms) from my diet. I still enjoy an adult beverage or two on the weekends but I've switched to vodka with club soda and a wedge of lime. It tastes good enough and doesn't provide unnecessary calories. For the month of September I clocked over 80 miles on foot. Not an astonishing number, but I'm pretty damn happy with it. I'd like to best that number for the month of October but it's looking to be a busy month so I don't know if it will happen.

    Luckily for me I have a nice "rails to trails" path just a block behind my house. It provides a nice area to exercise without a lot of traffic to deal with.

    Would you mind sharing why you're droppilng corn? Haven't heard that one. Carbs often get unfairly vilified, IMO. Then again, so does fat (You need them both!). I think the main thing is to maintain a balanced diet and limit the processed carbs like refined sugar and flour, and avoid the "bad" fats.

    Man, I'm jealous of that trail! I had yesterday off work, so I drove to the other side of town to go biking on a similar trail. It was such a great ride! I live in the inner part of the Atlanta metro area, so all the rides I can do from home are much more urban and have a fair bit of on-street time. The rails-to-trails I rode yesterday runs from the western suburbs through the country, all the way into Alabama! I averaged almost 2 mph faster than my other routes, and my greatest worry was hoping I didn't run over any squirrels or chipmunks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by garrett View Post
    Would you mind sharing why you're droppilng corn? Haven't heard that one. Carbs often get unfairly vilified, IMO. Then again, so does fat (You need them both!). I think the main thing is to maintain a balanced diet and limit the processed carbs like refined sugar and flour, and avoid the "bad" fats.

    Man, I'm jealous of that trail! I had yesterday off work, so I drove to the other side of town to go biking on a similar trail. It was such a great ride! I live in the inner part of the Atlanta metro area, so all the rides I can do from home are much more urban and have a fair bit of on-street time. The rails-to-trails I rode yesterday runs from the western suburbs through the country, all the way into Alabama! I averaged almost 2 mph faster than my other routes, and my greatest worry was hoping I didn't run over any squirrels or chipmunks.
    Hi Garrett,

    I'm trying to Eliminate corn because our bodies can't digest it. Even with processed sugar, although not good for you, is not as harmful as corn and can be digested by humans. Corn is used to fatten up cattle and pork, so I assume it is doing the same to me.

    I live in a small rural town but we bought in this specific neighborhood in order to be within walking distance to restaurants, the local music venue and of course the trail. It's been a real treat.

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    Ok Shawn... 13 October. The day after my 39th Birthday.

    It's on like Donkey Kong.

    Beefcake.

    BEEFCAKE!





    I know it's hard to imagine why there aren't half a dozen hot chicks feeding me grapes, but it's time to get back to the gym and lose the man-boobs.

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    I was going to make a comment about your toes putting you at a real disadvantage, but then I saw Jamie. What the hell is wrong with his face?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn@PRS View Post
    I was going to make a comment about your toes putting you at a real disadvantage, but then I saw Jamie. What the hell is wrong with his face?
    I saw Hans' toes...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn@PRS View Post
    I was going to make a comment about your toes putting you at a real disadvantage, but then I saw Jamie. What the hell is wrong with his face?
    That's the Super DUPER Moderator face.
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    I should read through this thread, my gut's getting huge
    Now I'm depressed. Think I'll go drink a beer

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    Even though I only had one toe done...I'm doing better.

    And yes, Nuthall, I'm back in my Sambas...no more weirdo shoes!
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    The shoes made for an "interesting" story Mike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn@PRS View Post
    Hi Garrett,

    I'm trying to Eliminate corn because our bodies can't digest it. Even with processed sugar, although not good for you, is not as harmful as corn and can be digested by humans. Corn is used to fatten up cattle and pork, so I assume it is doing the same to me.

    I live in a small rural town but we bought in this specific neighborhood in order to be within walking distance to restaurants, the local music venue and of course the trail. It's been a real treat.
    Hmm, I'm no expert, but from what I know corn is good for you. You get fiber, protein, natural sugar. Good stuff. But the corn we buy at the store is not the same as the corn used to feed livestock and make high fructose corn syrup.

    I agree, being within walking distance of amenities is great. It was a must for choosing our house too.

    Oh, and, BEEFCAAAAAAAAKE!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn@PRS View Post
    I was going to make a comment about your toes putting you at a real disadvantage, but then I saw Jamie. What the hell is wrong with his face?
    I think it's that the shorts don't cling to the leg.

    Quote Originally Posted by JMintzer View Post
    I saw Hans' toes...
    Yeah...toes...

    Yeah...toast!

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    I'm resurrecting this thread.


    After a rough month, I'm back on track. My exercise routine has actually flattened out but I'm becoming more aware of my diet. I've drastically cut down on carbs, so now I'll eat two cookies instead of 12 or I'll drink one beer instead of four. Anyway, I've dropped 15 lbs and I'm thrilled with my progress. Let me hear your success stories, I need more motivation.

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