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billryan
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April 8th, 2018 at 2:24:50 PM permalink
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Dieting is definitely all about changing eating habits but it is really hard. Skinny people dont understand just how hard. I can fully understand why smokers can't stop smoking or druggies can't stop drugs.

Last year I stopped drinking pop and substituted some other drinks. I was content for 100 days. But I went right back to it. Some of the reason for me to not eat as well as I should is cost. I am poor and we try to keep our food budget down. I love fajitas and could probably eat them every day. They are pretty healthy if you make them right, but it would cost us about $16 per dinner to do that. Or we can make spaghetti or sloppy joe and French fries for about $6. 1 is way healthier but I just can't afford that right now.

Same with snacks. I could buy fruits and veggies and spend $25 a week or I can buy pretzels and other foods like that for $6 a week.



I've struggled with weight for years. I'm a pretty big guy. Back in my army days I was hard pressed to stay under 240 and often was closer to 260-270. For years I maintained my weight at 300-310 and while not skinny, wasn't fat. Gained 50 pounds one year and was putting on 10-15 a year after that. One thing lead to another and last year I was wearing pants with a 54 inch waist. Decided I was going to lose 100 pounds and wasn't concerned about how long it took. That was ten months ago, and I've dropped 45 pounds since. I don't starve myself, and can eat just about anything I want. I subscribed to Nutrisystem ($290 a month) and they provided about 75% of my meals. I still eat chips and things, but now I open the bag and divide the contents in two instead of eating it all.
It takes some work to eat well cheaply, but it can be done. Whole wheat pasta does cost twice as much as regular pasta, but it's only another dollar. Mix in some sauce and ground turkey, top with parmesan cheese and you have a healthy meal for about $3 a person. It sux that delis charge $9.99 a pound for regular roast beef but $12.99 for low salt, low fat roast beef, but it comes out to about fifty cents a sandwich.
Above everything else, it's a mental condition. Say you are going to do something, and do it. Start today. Next time you sit down to eat, immediately take 10% of your food off the plate. Do this for a month. You'll appreciate the results and then start taking another 10% off.
Alex Rodriguez once said- there is nothing wrong with eating a few potato chips. It's when you eat an entire bag that the problem begins.
I enjoy eating, perhaps too much. I also enjoy breathing and life in general and realize that eating too much has a very negative effect on just about everything else.
gordonm888
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April 8th, 2018 at 3:22:00 PM permalink
Dried fruit is about 50% sugar.

I converted to a healthy diet about 15 months ago and I initially made the mistake of substituting dried fruit for fresh fruit in the wintertime (when fresh fruit has limited availability.) Terrible mistake!!! I gained weight and my blood sugar went through the roof.
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ZenKinG
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April 8th, 2018 at 3:26:33 PM permalink
Quote: gordonm888

Dried fruit is about 50% sugar.

I converted to a healthy diet about 15 months ago and I initially made the mistake of substituting dried fruit for fresh fruit in the wintertime (when fresh fruit has limited availability.) Terrible mistake!!! I gained weight and my blood sugar went through the roof.



You do realize all fruit has sugar right. Just depends what kind of sugar youre referring to. Processed garbage sugar = glucose = bad. Natural occurring sugar = fructose = good.
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April 8th, 2018 at 3:32:35 PM permalink
Quote: GWAE

Nope I am poor. That's why I live vicariously through your travels. 2 kids and a stay at home mom can do that to you. Living the dream... although we are in the first week of our new company so at least there is a potential upside.



Shouldnt have gotten married and had kids before you were 35 and you wouldnt be broke. Your fault. Dont use it as an excuse as to why youre poor. You probably fell into society's trap as well to buy a house at a young age and became even more drowned in debt before you even had any money and thus became a slave and completely reliant on government for the rest of your life, which is exactly where the govt wants you and every single citizen in this country.

Luckily im too smart for the media, society, and the governments subtle traps. Never even had a credit card either. Dont you wish you could see through all of lifes problems at a young age like i have been able to. Everyone my age was too busy getting drunk and hammered every weekend only to realize one day when they wake up theyre 40 living paycheck to paycheck and are a single mom or worse has 3 kids and their whole lives are ruined from then on.
Any private business open to the PUBLIC (ie. droned out casinos) cannot have a criminal trespass enforced against an individual without GOOD CAUSE (Disruptive or Disorderly conduct). You will never go to prison for being thrown out of a casino for legal advantage play and then returning because it's simply unconstitutional 'as applied' to the individual. 'As applied' constitutional issues must FIRST be raised in DISTRICT COURT (trial court) to have it thrown out. You CANNOT raise it on APPEAL This is the best kept secret in the world of casinos not just in Vegas but everywhere in the country. Thank me later.
JohnnyQ
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April 8th, 2018 at 4:04:11 PM permalink
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Luckily im too smart for the media, society, and the governments subtle traps.

You're how old and have how much saved for retirement ? "They" say it is much better to start early.
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April 8th, 2018 at 4:07:46 PM permalink
Quote: ZenKinG

Shouldnt have gotten married and had kids before you were 35 and you wouldnt be broke. Your fault. Dont use it as an excuse as to why youre poor. You probably fell into society's trap as well to buy a house at a young age and became even more drowned in debt before you even had any money and thus became a slave and completely reliant on government for the rest of your life, which is exactly where the govt wants you and every single citizen in this country.

Luckily im too smart for the media, society, and the governments subtle traps. Never even had a credit card either. Dont you wish you could see through all of lifes problems at a young age like i have been able to. Everyone my age was too busy getting drunk and hammered every weekend only to realize one day when they wake up theyre 40 living paycheck to paycheck and are a single mom or worse has 3 kids and their whole lives are ruined from then on.



Well it's a good thing that you mentioned how smart you are because I dont think any of us have gotten that point yet. Btw, if you would just type half of what you type and leave out the how smart you are then people would probably have an actual conversation with you. But hey what do I know, I am too stupid to fall into societies trap.

Btw, never used family and house as an excuse why I am poor. It is the reason I am poor. I value family and raising kids the right way more than money. Although I love money, we made the decision that my wife would stay home with the kids and I would work my ass off. So while you are complaining every day about petty stuff like Chinese decks I am having dinner with a loving family and kids and planning the next fun adventure that we are going to have. Too bad I am too stupid to fall for societies trap. Looks like I am the loser here.
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April 8th, 2018 at 4:08:34 PM permalink
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Quote: zenking

Luckily im too smart for the media, society, and the governments subtle traps.

You're how old and have how much saved for retirement ? "They" say it is much better to start early.



45k plus his winnings from the bulls under and bitcoins explosion. So I think that equals 45k
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JohnnyQ
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April 8th, 2018 at 4:13:46 PM permalink
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45k plus his winnings from the bulls under and bitcoins explosion. So I think that equals 45k

That's not a bad start assuming there is a reliable income every year that exceeds his expenses, enabling his wealth to grow. Now I'm not saying don't live your dream. But I believe there is a need to plan long term.
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ZenKinG
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April 8th, 2018 at 4:36:01 PM permalink
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Quote: JohnnyQ

Quote: zenking

Luckily im too smart for the media, society, and the governments subtle traps.

You're how old and have how much saved for retirement ? "They" say it is much better to start early.



45k plus his winnings from the bulls under and bitcoins explosion. So I think that equals 45k



Wrong. Closer to 53k now, also with no debt and a car worth about 8k thats paid off and not to mention im now almost up to 10k in profit in vegas after only 260 hours even with Zcore and everyone else ratting me out to casinos and me running badly since i got here. Im also about 1k away from a milestone lifetime profit of 50k through counting alone after just close to 1100 hours playing exclusively 6-8 deck shoe games with just an average bet of around 150-200. Now thats impressive.

Also keep in mind i never even had a job of more than 11 an hour, never had a credit card, never took out a loan, and never got one handout from my family in terms of money. So, what is that? Over 60k net worth? But who cares money isnt everything, but im tired of seeing others make wrong moves in their life and wonder why theyre broke. You say youre happy with your family but most families are secretly miserable and wish they wouldve never gotten married at all or waited to have kids etc. Women today expect the world and feel so entitled but yet cant even make a sandwich or make an omeltte and are only useful for emptying your wallet. Theyre pretty much something you want to avoid especially before youre 35 and when i say avoid, i mean 'relationships' with them.

Also to everyone who has ratted me out and to all the casinos who kicked me out and fake trespassed me with intimidation, i tell you all this, 'WhyAmISoGood'? How does it feel when you try and get your 6 foot 7 security guards to intimidate me into giving up my id and im just calmly laying against the cashier counter nearly falling asleep with a smile on my face as you spit out lies. LOL. This is too priceless. Thanks for another fake trespass. You know who you are and guesd what you cant stop me. God i wish this was the 60s, would love to see you guys backroom me. You could beat me up and id be back the next day.

Im pretty much close to posting on these forums. I already proved everyone wrong and this city couldnt even beat me even with the amount of luck and immoral illegal things theyve done against me. Too easy. Thanks for coming vegas.
Last edited by: ZenKinG on Apr 8, 2018
Any private business open to the PUBLIC (ie. droned out casinos) cannot have a criminal trespass enforced against an individual without GOOD CAUSE (Disruptive or Disorderly conduct). You will never go to prison for being thrown out of a casino for legal advantage play and then returning because it's simply unconstitutional 'as applied' to the individual. 'As applied' constitutional issues must FIRST be raised in DISTRICT COURT (trial court) to have it thrown out. You CANNOT raise it on APPEAL This is the best kept secret in the world of casinos not just in Vegas but everywhere in the country. Thank me later.
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April 8th, 2018 at 4:43:51 PM permalink
Quote: gordonm888

Dried fruit is about 50% sugar.

I converted to a healthy diet about 15 months ago and I initially made the mistake of substituting dried fruit for fresh fruit in the wintertime (when fresh fruit has limited availability.) Terrible mistake!!! I gained weight and my blood sugar went through the roof.

Fruit should always be eaten whole and in reasonable portions (1 or 2 pieces per day max). Otherwise the sugar intake negates the nutritional benefits. No dried fruit, juices or smoothies.

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