[Homeroast] Off Topic: Weight Loss, Was - Fwd: UCLA Study on Alzheimer's

Joseph Robertson theotherjo at gmail.com
Thu Jul 21 23:28:37 CDT 2011


Wow....

On Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at 9:10 PM, Lynne <lynnebiz at gmail.com> wrote:

> Thanks so much, Joseph. The logic of it all is mind-boggling. We need to
> eat
> a certain amt of
> calories, or we gain. So in order to lose, restrict the calories - slowly
> add exercise, and voila!
>
> Weight loss. Too simple to be real. Then when I tracked what I was
> consuming, made mistakes -
> then substituted better choices - well, it's actually become easy, esp.
> with
> the community help,
> which I couldn't do without.
>
> Now - due to the extra cup of homeroast I had in the afternoon to combat
> difficulty breathing
> in this weather (I have asthma, but am so seldom bothered that I forgot to
> refill my inhaler)...
> I am wide awake!
>
> Good strong coffee helps asthma attacks - only side effect (besides extra
> delicious-ness) - is
> not being able to sleep, lol.
>
> take care -
>
> Lynne
>
> On Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at 11:00 PM, Joseph Robertson <theotherjo at gmail.com
> >wrote:
>
> > Lynne,
> > Off Topic it may have drifted like our minds with out coffee, but we all
> > need an inspiring story like yours.
> > Thank you,
> > Joseph
> >
> > On Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at 7:35 PM, Lynne <lynnebiz at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > > Haha on the coffee - unfortunately, when I moved to this apt (Dec
> last),
> > my
> > > coffee
> > > roasting went downhill. Horrible, horrible stove - two settings. Off &
> > > high.
> > > But I've
> > > been doing a bit better lately - I have just gone w/out drinking it
> when
> > > the
> > > roasts turn
> > > our really horrid.
> > >
> > > Now I add (shock!!) about two teaspoons of cream in my one cup. Tastes
> > > great, won't
> > > win any homeroasting awards, but I'm happy.
> > >
> > > My secret? I've had a few injuries (most
> > > dog-on-leash-pulling-me-to-the-ground related),
> > > but after our move (took my son & I a full day-into night, w/walking up
> &
> > > down stairs all
> > > day) my knees were so bad I was in constant pain. Spent Christmas
> > wheeling
> > > myself
> > > around in my office chair, w/my kids worried, at my side.
> > >
> > > They intervened about my weight - I had already decided to work on it
> > (that
> > > was April),
> > > and my daughter sent me the link for My Fitness Pal.
> > >
> > > Wow. It works for me!! I log in my food, which keeps track of my
> > calories,
> > > fat, etc (sodium, too
> > > for me - as I was taking 3 meds for hypertension). Didn't even have a
> > scale
> > > until recently.
> > > (daughter gifted me one!) but I knew that I was losing - plus my rheumy
> > > weighs me - and he's
> > > astonished, to say the least.
> > >
> > > Can't even begin to tell you how easy it has been for me, once I found
> > the
> > > way that's right - for
> > > me. (there's community there, too - that is incredible - everyone
> > supports
> > > each other. Fantastic!)
> > >
> > > The extra weight I put on would have killed me, no doubt. Hated it. I
> do
> > > have cartilage gone in
> > > both knees, but I actually have no pain now - taking fish oil,
> > glucosamine
> > > &
> > > condrioitin & now
> > > plan to join a gym (another gift from my kids) soon, to strengthen the
> > > muscles - oh, and I was
> > > hobbling on a cane a few months ago (just roasting caused so much
> > pain!)...
> > > now I'm walking
> > > several miles a day.
> > >
> > > My goal is pre-pregnancy weight, the weight I was my whole adult life.
> > Plan
> > > was to reach that
> > > by Christmas, but I'm doing this faster *some* weeks. (When you get
> > closer
> > > to the ideal/correct
> > > weight, it is usually takes longer to lose, so that projection might be
> > > right.
> > >
> > > Sorry for taking this off-off topic, lol (fixed the subject line for
> > those
> > > who might be bored w/this)
> > > - but I am feeling so great - wish I had done this years ago!
> > >
> > > As an aside - my memory (I have fibromyalgia) is better, too w/the
> weight
> > > loss. I'm sure it's also
> > > because I am able to walk the amount I'm walking - also, having so much
> > fun
> > > exploring stuff, esp.
> > > food destinations (nothing thrills me as much as ethic markets - we
> have
> > so
> > > many here - well,
> > > except stuff coffee related, of course)!  Has to keep the mind
> > functioning!
> > >
> > > Lynne
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > On Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at 9:38 PM, Joseph Robertson <
> theotherjo at gmail.com
> > > >wrote:
> > >
> > > > Lynne,
> > > > 41lbs? Wow. I credit good homeroast coffee. Kidding aside, what is
> your
> > > > routine? I just put most spirit's aside including my favorite micro
> > > brews.
> > > > I'm so Sad but the Doc say's the crossroad has come and I have to
> make
> > > hard
> > > > choices.
> > > > I'm so Glad coffee is #1 on the list of Alzheimer preventive
> measures.
> > > > Before I "Forget"  I want to thank Barry for this wonderful lead. I
> > just
> > > > bought the kindle version of Jean's book for my IPhone/IPad.
> > > > Besides drinking good coffee our memory is all we have.
> > > > How would we know good coffee from Bad otherwise.
> > > > Cheers,
> > > > Joseph
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
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