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4/27/20 8:47 P

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Thank you for being brave enough to say you don't like Facebook syphoning. I do go to that group sometimes and the very reason some love it is why I actually don't like it. TOO many comments. And there is some hero worship that I don't like, an unwillingness to really look at alternative views, but always falling back on what mostly two authors say. But it is devoted to her book, so I guess that's fair. And I do admire that the main author has been able to help a LOT of people who have very little success before. Really, BIG kudos to that.

BTW, I know of a woman from another site I'm on who went there for about a year, gushed about it, did lose a fair amount of weight and then burned out on it and gained back about half. She found out that many people relapse and binge seriously. She struggles to this day. Every system is going to have its successes and people who find it easy. I am a fasting fan but I don't find it easy. Just easier than overeating! I don't think there is any evidence yet- too short a time to tell- that it is that much more effective at helping the majority of people maintain loss for five years or more. That is the gold standard. I think its real advantage for the ones who like it it for weight loss is appetite suppression.

I just hope that we can help some here, too. Spark has been good to me! And I see advantages way beyond weight loss. That's why I'm here. But I will support anyone who wants to lose, too!

Edited by: OOLALA53 at: 4/27/2020 (20:48)
Seven years of maintaining a 20% weightloss and counting.
*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats.
8 years and counting! nosdiet.com/
*Get to the next meal hungry!
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4/21/20 10:24 A

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Just chiming in here that I HATE seeing Facebook syphoning off good conversations on other places, like here on Spark (and another non-health related site I frequent). I boycott Facebook for serious ethical reasons and will never, ever go on Facebook. So this is my only opportunity to find a connection, this group here on SP.

I don't know that I can do much to increase foot traffic, but I will certainly do what I can if you need help.

I have been a vegetarian for years at a time, and a vegan as well (although veganism made me very ill). Just to say that I do know quite a bit about both ways of eating.





WOW! ...finding my weigh towards Winning Our Weigh!
Restart June 1st; chose to follow WW old PointsPlus plan
Using the awesome FREE app, iTrackBites
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HENRI22 Posts: 56
3/31/20 2:21 P

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oolala, Not exactly sure about what the function is. I just happened upon it quite a while back and joined, as I am passionate about fasting and the diversity of different groups and opinions. I have to admit, this thread has very little following or apparently interested people. So, not sure if it's worth continuing. and no, I know very little about the vegan lifestyle.

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3/31/20 12:52 P

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Henri, may I ask: what do you see as the function for this group on Spark? Might you be willing to co-lead it? You have a lot more successful experience with it. Do you know much about resources for vegetarians?

Seven years of maintaining a 20% weightloss and counting.
*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats.
8 years and counting! nosdiet.com/
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=1323


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HENRI22 Posts: 56
3/31/20 12:48 P

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OOLALA53...The FB group does have a ton of members...but is really inspiring to me. If you post a question or concern, a gazillion people are there to support you in an instant. Many days I have turned to it for motivation and encouragement. I guess it depends on how much time you have on your hands. You can just scroll by if timing isn't good. But, it's always there if you need it for camaraderie and inspiration. As far as keeping this group...I don't know what it involves to be the moderator of it....but I think if you help even just one person...it's worth it. I think a lot of people on "Spark" don't know about fasting. Just so attuned to the same old calories in calories out routine. Did that most of my life and weight always rebounded. This lifestyle approach has changed my being! Sue

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HENRI22 Posts: 56
3/31/20 12:23 P

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You will love the FB group! If you join...no one on your regular FB page can see that you're a member or see what you post. so, it's private. Which to me is a good thing, as you will find with fasting that most people don't get it! They think you're "starving" yourself! Well, until they see how tremendous you're doing! Fasting has so many benefits with a side affect of weight loss!
Also, like I think I told you, be sure to watch some Jason Fung videos on YouTube. He is funny and makes it so easy to understand all the aspects and benefits of fasting. Keep in touch! Sue

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3/30/20 11:07 A

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HENRI - Thanks for the advice about the book Delay don't deny. I will check out the face book group too.

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3/29/20 1:20 P

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Welcome! I support your chosen fast length. It is totally personal if you want to decrease your window. I tried 16:8 before and hated it. I'm trying again because of the claimed benefits, and will see. I do not aim to lose much weight. Hope to see you on the chat thread.


The Facebook group is over 200, 000 members and tons of posts a day. I find it overwhelming, but maybe that's a better idea. Henri, do you think we should just let this team go?

Edited by: OOLALA53 at: 3/29/2020 (13:33)
Seven years of maintaining a 20% weightloss and counting.
*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats.
8 years and counting! nosdiet.com/
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=1323


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HENRI22 Posts: 56
3/28/20 1:41 P

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Kathleen, I have been an IF'er for almost 2 years. My only regret...that I didn't find this years ago! I have lost and maintained 45 lbs. It will make you feel invigorated and full of energy. It will also stop your late night snacking....as you give yourself permission to stop that nonsense! Once you end your eating window you will feel compelled to stick with it until your next window opens. Start at 16/8 and gradually make your way up to a longer fasting period. You will find over time that it's easy! I fast at least 20 hours and sometimes more, as I'm not always that hungry. Best advice I can give you is go on Amazon and order the book Delay, Don't Deny. And join the FaceBook group of the same name. You can get the book for your kindle or get a paperback. Also, do yourself a huge favor and listen to videos of Dr. Jason Fung on YouTube. He is amazing and helps you to understand what fasting does for you. Good Luck! Oh yeah, You will have already fasted 8 hours when you sleep!

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I have been following Keto for two years. I have done well and I lost 30 pounds. But for the last 6 months I have not been able to lose any more weight and seem to be just stuck in one place. I carry my weigh in the belly area.

I have been reading about IF for awhile and though I have tried it once in the past I never felt it was something I could do until recently. I think I am now ready to do 16:8 with a better understanding of how it all works.

I am a healthy senior woman who takes no medication and has good cholesterol and blood work. But I have always had a battle with my weight loss. Until Keto I struggled with YoYo dieting for most of my life. Hunger is my enemy. I finally found Keto which took away my hunger. Now I am just dealing with "bad habits" like evening Keto snacking. Just too much.

I feel I can successfully do 16:8 IF and 5:2 also. I think this will shake up my metabolism. That may possibly start my weight loss again. I am close to my goal weight and could safely lose 20 pounds to be at the absolute lowest goal weight. But more than that I want to be able to do IF which could help me continue on to a more healthier lifestyle. I don't want to be addicted to food.


Edited by: KATHLEEN624 at: 3/28/2020 (13:04)
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Thanks Henri

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HENRI22 Posts: 56
3/5/19 11:33 A

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So happy for your "self-induced intervention"! Your body at this stage is healing from the inside out and will take time. You are on the right path and I can't wait to keep hearing your stories of victory! And believe me....you will have them! Way to go, Friend!

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My name is Rodger
I will turn 59 next week
I am Married for 36 plus years
I have 3 grown children, all married with children (2 ladies, and 1 man) ages 37-28
We have 7 grandchildren (4 girls, 3 boys)
I live south of Kansas City, Missouri (USA)
I am employed full time (statistician, I work at computer all day)
I am a born again Christian

I have been overweight since age 11
Obese since age 15
Morbidly obese since age 35
I have tried many, many diets
I have lost over 500 pounds over the years, and diets
My health and mobility is severely effected
I have many health problems besides the obesity
I had gallbladder removed at age 32, I had my first heart attack in 1999, my second in 2004. I have had 4 cardiac caths with stent placement 3 times, I have had 2 episodes of AFib, I have herniated discs in neck and lower back, I have CAD, arthritis in right knee (bone on bone), High cholesterol, previous high blood pressure ( had an allergic reaction to BP medicine after more than 20 years of taking it), My blood pressure has remained normal since that health scare. I have a few other smaller issues but they are just little ones.

I went to my cardiologist in early December 2018 for my semi annual checkup, she was pleased with the fact that my Blood Pressure seemed to be in check without medication, she was happy that there had been no worsening of my leaking mitral valve. Her biggest concern was my weight. This has been a major concern of hers for years. I have asked her many times what diet she would recommend as I had tried so many with no lasting results. She never had been willing to give me any direction on a plan that might stick long term. Once again I was ready to leave the appointment discouraged and with no idea where to go from there. The doctor's nurse came back in to give me discharge paper work and instructions, we began to talk about what the Doctor had told me. The nurse said that she was not a doctor , but that she had many friends that had very good results and had maintained their weight loss by eating keto. She said she could give me a couple of websites to check out.

This was early December. I checked the websites that she had given me, and was pleased with the information I was seeing. I decided that I would wait until after the Holidays before I would start this way of eating. I started Keto on January 2, 2019. My weight when I started was my highest weight ever 503.9 pounds. I was amazed with the results in the first couple of weeks ( I realize that most of the weight loss was water weight ), but my pain and inflammation seemed to be less. I decided at the end of the second week that I wanted to try intermittent fasting to go along with keto. I have been doing 18/6 IF since then, yesterday was my first 24 hour fast. I am still very pleased with how all of this is going. To this point I have lost a little over 40 pounds. I still have much weight to go, but I am very optimistic. I am aware that the loss may slow down, but I did not get this big overnight, I do not expect to lose it overnight either.

1 year ago I was on 13 prescriptions a day. I am now on 5 prescriptions a day. my pain is much better (I still have pains but they are tolerable). I am hoping as more weight comes off that I will be able to increase my activity level. I am shooting eventually to get down to 165-180 pounds. My biggest goal is to be healthier, be more active, and be around to see my grandkids grow to adults.

I know that I have made this post longer, but I wanted to let you all know why I am here. I am appreciative of any, help, suggestions, advise, or friendship that is created here.

Thank you for reading my ramblings.

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