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TOO Weight Loss - Biggest Loser Edition

Hedgelj

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Another lb dropped, intermittent fasting becoming easier. Need to also keep up on my cardio but the running kids everywhere is hampering that.
 
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Hedgelj

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I know you said in another thread you're not a big reader but this might be worth your time brother.

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No real goal beyond reversing the diabetes.
 
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Never felt better in the past 20 years!

Now for the rest of the story. Just took that white sweat shirt picture today. Yesterday I met with the radiation oncologist and will be doing 28 prostate and lymph node radiation treatments. I'm stage 4. Started Lupron and Casadex one month ago....

If they weren't telling me I'm sick I wouldn't know it other then some urinary urgency. PSA went up at my last PCP annual visit after turning 65. Get yourself checked!

I'm at perfect peace thanks to the Lord and His Sovereign Will. I win no matter the outcome! It's not an attitude it is a perfect peace! He numbered our days before we are born and never gets caught by surprise. He could heal me instantly, heal me through the fire or take me home...All wins when we are in Him and He in us!

Today I did a 5 mile walk in warm weather and tomorrow I will do 3+ MPH on an inclined treadmill for an hour along with 3 sets of weight machine. I'm about to increase the weight again for the 3rd time this month. All this with Androgen Deprivation Therapy taking my testosterone to near zero. I'm having about zero side effects after 28 days of the above meds. Google what they can do to you!

I anticipate making a trip to the fall gathering for TOO, Lord willing!
 

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Looking good Mickey!

#fuckcancer

Hope to see you this fall.

Keep up the good work! Keep the faith and attitude!
Thanks @giles! My faith is "Rock" solid, my attitude on the other hand can change with the wind! LOL
The cancer issue doesn't really bother me. Trouble is, I've been a free range dog all my life, but now i have this long chain...
UPMC did a nice thing and applied for my SSDI so now I may get full benefits a year and a half early. In the mean time I can now turn on retirement benefits without jeopardizing the SSDI. Right now I can't work.

I have been very fortunate so far, but the trail ahead may get quite steep and rocky. It is a good thing I got motivated to get healthy long before I ever even knew I was sick. Chemo Oncologist said I've had this a long time... Never even saw symptoms! So yes, my steps have been ordered and I never even realized it!
 
Hell of a ride and story so far Mickey, be proud! Praying that you got in front of it with enough time to keep it licked and the adventures continue.

Dave, love to see it. Hope the work you've already put in, plus new knowledge gets you to your goal sooner than later.
Thanks! It already knows I'm after it! There is zero quit in this dog!!
 

giles

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Had a hell of a week for stress and unknowns. Tuesday my diet went to shit as I cleared my mind of the food battle and gave in. Ate what I wanted from Tuesday until mid day today. I think I have a handle on other things in life now so I will be back in the saddle of this fight again. It is amazing how hungry carbs make a person. As much as I love me some biscuits and gravy, toast, donuts and any kind of potatoes for breakfast, goodness can I tell a difference in how hungry they make me. Also realized how much sugar makes me feel like shit. Woke up feeling hungover today and I know it was because of the 2 donuts I ate yesterday. Overall I am not upset with myself for overindulgence the last couple of days. Reinforced why I am doing it and I'm sure it'll make it easier moving forward. Amazing outlook on what I put in my system is what I've learned. I almost encourage you to fall off the diet if you are having troubles sticking to it. You will notice how hungry you get and how some things clearly slow you down. This week was bad for my health but good for the brain.
 
Had a hell of a week for stress and unknowns. Tuesday my diet went to shit as I cleared my mind of the food battle and gave in. Ate what I wanted from Tuesday until mid day today. I think I have a handle on other things in life now so I will be back in the saddle of this fight again. It is amazing how hungry carbs make a person. As much as I love me some biscuits and gravy, toast, donuts and any kind of potatoes for breakfast, goodness can I tell a difference in how hungry they make me. Also realized how much sugar makes me feel like shit. Woke up feeling hungover today and I know it was because of the 2 donuts I ate yesterday. Overall I am not upset with myself for overindulgence the last couple of days. Reinforced why I am doing it and I'm sure it'll make it easier moving forward. Amazing outlook on what I put in my system is what I've learned. I almost encourage you to fall off the diet if you are having troubles sticking to it. You will notice how hungry you get and how some things clearly slow you down. This week was bad for my health but good for the brain.
What I've learned is that when I cheat I only cheat myself!

You're on the right track!
 
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bowhunter1023

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Still working on getting my diet under control, which is alright through the week and then I go off the rails on the weekends. Kaydence and I are running on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Today was our first timed run. Not too shabby for a 41 year old dad carrying 30 extra #s and an 11 year old girl who hates to run. It's give us a goal, which is the same run in 15 minutes, so that's what we'll be working towards.

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6 weeks in to the Chemo side of things. Androgen deprivation therapy shot every 3 months for a minimum of 2 years takes my testosterone to about zero as prostate cancer feeds on testosterone and animal fats. Then the daily pill works to attach itself to the receptors on the cancer cells to keep them from eating any remaining testosterone. These shrink the tumor in the prostate and starve the migrators in the lymph nodes. They marked me for radiation last week in preparation for a dry run test this week or next, then 28 trips through the microwave over 6 weeks @ 5 times per week. They are treating for cure but some aren't.

Get PSA tested yearly so you catch it early. It is a simple blood test, also the rectal exam is nothing. Eat better and exercise boys! Your life will be better for it!

Some side effects have shown up but truly our Lord has been merciful to me and I continue to fare well. My weight hit 202 and I want 195 to be down 100 pounds since I decided to get in better shape. The 195 isn't as important as keeping things consistent telemetry wise during the microwave treatments.

I'm sharing this to encourage you all to pay attention to this. I really had no signs, except some occasional urgency to pee. The cowboy in me may have cost me. Don't let it happen to you. Prostate cancer is rising rapidly here in Merica due primarily to our favorite foods. Moderate that and add in some exercise and better food choices guys!

Lord willing, I will be delivered through this fire, but it would have been a whole lot better if caught earlier before it left the prostate, or better yet avoided or at least long delayed by proper diet, exercise and testing... DO IT!!

Still, I am doing well enough and probably wouldn't know i was in this battle if they hadn't told me and continue to remind me with all these trips to the cancer center...

Hope to meet you folks in the fall if not before. I should be done in the microwave by May 1st.
 

5Cent

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Another 1min+ shaved off the 5K time & moving the weights now to help vent the frustrations and emotions that life brings. Goal is to fall asleep exhausted, nothing left in the tank....living it to the Max.

I keep flirting with 199, but it won't stick day in & day out. Next 2wk goal is under 200 for 7 days straight.

"What you need exists, so long as you open your eyes. This universe, it wants you to win."

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Wrote myself a permission slip today for the year's first PR by 33sec. I could just feel that pump after a good weight session and my mind said let's go, time for a new level.

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giles

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After 2 months of not drinking I was miserable. Hated everyone and everything. Didn't enjoy anything at all. I started drinking again and feel much better and I'm able to sleep again. I guess I will try and moderate. I haven't been on a scale this week but I also introduced testosterone shots once a week. Maybe that will help my mood once we get the dosage dialed in and I can try to dry out then. I was pretty dang low 136. Might be worth getting checked if you are miserable and just can't find motivation. A bit early for me to know if it's helping, but easily treated with a shot. Also very inexpensive if you have to pay out of pocket. $50 every 3 months
Went Friday for my checkup on my testosterone level. Shot up to 1800+. Not that I haven't had a rough couple of weeks at work and home, but this surely didn't help my irritation level. I looked up the symptoms of high testosterone levels and I checked every box. Turns out my body is pretty sensitive to this medication, so that's a good thing. I won't have to take as much as your average person to achieve the 800'ish number the doctor wants. I currently want to smash everything, punch everyone in the mouth and it's hard to handle the dog breathing. It did make me gain some muscle back tho. 195 this morning but down another belt notch. In perfect timing as I gotta get back in my FR clothing this week. They didn't fit a few months ago. Lol
 
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