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Today I reach a milestone away from the violin.
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Samuel L Boogie
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This morning I weighed my self at 209.2 Lbs or 14St 13Lbs 

Back in June I was 239.2Lbs or 17St 1Lbs

I am just a bit pleased I don't think I have weighed 14St anything since about the year 2000!

 

Happy days birthday_balloon

The early bird catches the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese!

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Hmmm ...

Step 1. Take up violin

Step 2. Lose weight

Step 3. Book Tour for best-selling "The Violin Diet" book? amuse

 

Good for you, Sam! I bet you feel better, too!

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Samuel L Boogie
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Thanks HC, I reckon I feel about 10 years younger to be honest lol

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Fiddlerman
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October 26, 2011 - 7:54 am
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Congratulations Samuel. smile I've lost 30 pounds in the past 8 months and it's due to changing my diet. I cut out milk and deserts. In fact the only dairy I can't quit is cheese.embarassed I eat as much as I want and as often but mostly raw foods. Not fanatical about eating raw food but fanatical about not eating deserts. Fortunately I have never really had a sweet tooth.

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Congratulations to you too FM, I also do not suffer from a sweet tooth, but cheese and crisps and cracker and bread and pretty much everything else which is unhealthy are my weaknesses.

 

My main problem is I love food and my job and daily life provide no exercise.

I have been keeping my self to 1500 calories a day, it's not easy some times especially when I am feeling low because eating always makes me feel better. But I'm doing it for my little girl and there is no stronger motivation than that!

I was a smoker for ten years as well until recently. But I have found it surprisingly easy to quit that as well now that I have her perceptions to worry about.

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Fiddlerman
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October 26, 2011 - 1:31 pm
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Don't cut down on food, replace it instead 🙂

Glad you have your daughter as motivation and you are real lucky that you were able to quite smoking. clap

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but the one who needs the least."

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Hi Sam,HC,FM! can we have an update please?

If music be the food of love, play on;
Give me excess of it ..(William Shakespeare in Twelfth Night)

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Fiddlerman
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LOL Suresh,

Personally I still weight the same now. I kept those 30 pounds off. Used to weight around 180 for the longest time but now I just don't eat deserts except for fruits. Don't eat dairy except for the occasional cheese which I find is very hard to give up. I eat a lot and often..... Nuts, greens, fruits, berries, and I feel great most of the time, except for now with this darn cold dunno

We don't see Samuel as often now a days.......

How about you Suresh?

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It's not deserts that are bad, it's what you put in them! You can make very healthy low calories deserts that will add to your daily portions of fruits/milk/even veggies! (orange and carrot cupcakes nom nom).

"It can sing like a bird, it can cry like a human being, it can be very angry, it can be all that humans are" Maxim Vengerov

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I also found that my kiddos were a good motivation for me to get healthy.  In the past year and half I've lost almost 40 pounds and gone from a size 12 to a size 2.  I did it by eating healthy (which was pathetically hard for me to do!).  I always made my 2 and 3 year old eat healthy and as soon as my oldest was able to start questioning why I was eating different things than she was (and by different, I mean garbage) it was a huge wake up call for me.  I also started running, lost a lot of weight that way and when I plateaued from running I incorporated kettlebells which are fun and helped me tone up a bit.    I seemed to plateau again, so now I am on week two of some crazy ass work out program called Insanity......  Let's just say, it's appropriately named!!!  Every part of me hurts!!  I couldn't even hold my violin up to practice after putting my ankle biters to bed last night because my arms are so sore!!!  I'm excited because I violin book that I ordered is supposed to come today but I'm not sure that I'll be able to lift my arms to practice!!  LOL!dazed

“It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?"”

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Samuel L Boogie said
This morning I weighed my self at 209.2 Lbs or 14St 13Lbs 

Back in June I was 239.2Lbs or 17St 1Lbs

I am just a bit pleased I don't think I have weighed 14St anything since about the year 2000!

 

Happy days birthday_balloon

Congratulations by the way!!!  That is a huge accomplishment and you deserve to be proud of yourself!!!!!  Yeah!!!!!!

“It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?"”

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I oscillate between 140 and 150 pounds. 

And FM! tell me what is your special menu on 17th of this month?

If music be the food of love, play on;
Give me excess of it ..(William Shakespeare in Twelfth Night)

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Wow! So interesting! I never thought about what i eat duncecap I don't even know how much do i weight duncecap

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Since we are talking AWESOME accomplishments...I have been smoke-free for 2 months now!

Yea, for me!  And congrats Samuel.  I need to lose about 40 lbs and I'll be very Happy.  I was at 195lbs, then remarried and now I have gained 40 lbs in 2 years.  Not good.  But first step, get rid of the cigs, next step get rid of the weight. 

'nuff said

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Awesome on the not smoking. I smoked for 30 years and finally quit. haven't had a cigarette for over 3 years now.

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Oooo! Yep! Quit smoking is great! Congrats with that, Gkeese!birthday_balloonI'm thinking about this too. But i'm such nervous person. So if i quit smoking, i guess, i'll blow upfacepalm

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Naska, you won't blow up. You'll feel great and live longer.

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If you DO smoke and then finally quit, just think how much money you'll have to spend on violin stuff.thumbs-up

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I applaud anyone who quits smoking.thumbs-up

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Congratulations gkeese and Kevin on not smoking... That is quite an accomplishment.
Naska, you can do it. Smoking kills 🙁

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