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    Default Weight loss

    I have actively trying to lose weight since Aug. 2018. I had bloated out to 274. Inactivity, heart attacks, and minor strokes all contributed to the weight gain. As of today, I am down 53 pounds. I still have along way to go but 50 pounds in 9 months is a pace I can live with. My activity level is also going up as the weight comes off. An additional factor is I was placed on TRT about 6 months ago. I am seeing some muscle definition show through the blubber. I also have spinal stenosis and a couple of bulged discs. The epidural shots help, but physical therapy has helped more. My strength was alway pretty good, even when at my highest weight. But now, I think it is beginning to increase at a pretty good pace. I am working on mobility and flexibility. Hopefully by Aug. I will be down another 10-12 pounds. This will allow for surgery I need for sleep apnea. They won’t do it if BMI is over a certain number. Anyway, I am getting close to that number. I wasn’t to be comfortably under it before I get the surgery.
    As for diet, I have been following the intermittent fasting protocol. It does work. However, my calorie consumption has also gone down considerably. I simply cannot eat as much as before. I am 67 yrs old, so it is never too late.

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    Wow that's really inspirational that you are making those big of positive changes. I'd assume many guys in that situation would settle for mediocrity and a slow decline to an early death. Instead, you're out there kicking butt and taking names.

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    Excellent job. Congratulations on the progress so far.
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    Outstanding. It is never too late.

    Explain the surgery for sleep apnea. I stopped using the f***ing Darth Vader gizmo because, no surprise, I couldn't sleep.
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    Well Done! I agree, its never too late!

    Truly inspirational.

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    Congrats on where you are. To get where you want to be, calories deficit is required. Burn more than you consume.

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    Great work! It's all just a decision backed by action. Try fasted cardio on a rower to shed pounds fast
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    Worked for galley slaves.
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    Es una cosa muy seria. --Robert Capa

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    "Can I move?...I'm better when I move."

    1, 4, 14 And a wakeup.

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