"Mr. Wall, if you want to live to see 75, you need to start losing weight-This Year: Your Extra 65 pounds plus your Thyroid Disease and Battery of Medications is starting to threaten your health!" [My PCP-Primary Care Physician-Houston VA, About January, 2014]
This is when I started taking my need to lose weight as a very serious healthcare issue AND my next project. I started walking and one year later, I had lost 43 pounds and built up to walking 3 1/2 miles per day. Now, in the summer of 2020 I have lost +60 pounds and walk about 4 <=> 5xs per week.
So, my apartment complex is in the shape of a horseshoe with al left handed hyphen (-) at the end of the right hand wing. My apartment is on the top wing next to the center elevators and by walking to the east end, then all the way around to the hyphen and back to my starting point I have walked about 1/2 mile according to my pedometer; so when I walk 7 laps, I have walked 3 1/2 miles-which I normally complete in about 70-75 minutes-depending upon whether it's cool,hot or Houston Humid [time of the year in Houston]!
This was the feature about the Mariposa that sold me-Immediately: covered corridors with breezeways at both ends and in the middle which has become my indoor walking track. I don't like using a treadmill [like daddy used after his heart surgery in 1989] nor being on the street or on the track at the school across the street [too dangerous]; so, since I ride the bus and train for my transportation needs, I get additional exercise walking to and from the store, about 1.0 Mile away.
Interesting Development Along the Way:
Like a lot of exercise, or games [I used to love tennis when I had a younger body and legs] you start looking forward to your exercise time as "My Time," and you get possessive of that time; then, when I know I should be walking & swinging my weights [and I'm not] I get very guilty!
My +55 'Independent Living' Complex is built like an upside-down horseshoe "U" with a hyphen on the right [south] wing. About half way down the hall [in above picture] is my apartment; so walking all the way around to the end of the hyphen and back is 1/2 mile. 4-5 days per week I walk 6 <=> 7 laps which is 3 <=> 3 1/2 miles and during our intense Houston summer heat & humidity, I walk either at 0645 in the Am or 1945 in the evening hours.
While Walking Here are the exercises I do with my "Swing-Weights:" BTW, I am NOT an affiliate for swing weights and therefore have no profit motive; I am informing you of what has worked for me and what I have used to realize my results!
Mariposa [Spanish for 'Butterfly' ] is a +55 Independent Living Complex that is shaped like a horseshoe "U" with a hyphen (-) on the right leg. My apartment is on the left leg, and when I walk all the way around to the very end, and then return to my starting point, I have walked 1/2 mile. I typically walk 3 <=> 3 1/2 miles per day [4xs per week] and when the temperatures and humidities become almost unbearable. I now have been on my walking & vitamin-minerals "Protocol" for just a little over 5 years; started in May 2015. At first my pressures & pulses [both pre-and-post exercise] were accelerated; now they are barely over my previous resting pressures & pulses. :>)
So Now we come to the KORNER PAUSE 7 THE BREEZEWAY STRETCHES: At each corner I stop [before turning onto the next corridor] and do three exercises: First, starting at my side, I do a military press [above my head], then extensions [moving like the wings of the Firebird] and then bringing both weights [simultaneously] in front of my body about Sternum-High; I do two repetitions before proceeding down the next corridor! Benefit: Brief Pause & exercise of chest/back muscles.
I begin exercise by lifting both weights to high-sternum [breastbone] before proceeding to the military lift. Once I have the weights at their heighth [above my head] I then begin my "Firebird 'Wing' Spread" and do so as slowly as I can tolerate in order to maximize the exercise & "feel the burn;" then I begin a 'Reverse Firebird' to obtain the opposite benefit, again as slowly as I can tolerate.
At the heighth of the 'Military Press" I start my [downward] Firebird Spread/Movement then bring both weights from a 180 position to being directly in front of my body, about 'chest hight." I do 2 repetitions per corner and there are 5 corners per 1/4 of a mile, so I am doing 10 repetitions per 1/2 mile or 30 <=> 35 repetitions per exercise period; this is in addition to the curls done while walking.
There are about 1<=>2 Breezeways on each wing; what I now do is to keep walking [perhaps a little slower] stretch out my arms at a 180 degree angle [on the protractor] and try to stretch behind my back as far as possible.
So this is the 180 degree stretch I refer to, keeping level while [attempting] to stretch behind my back and keeping a moderate walking pace continued; once I have passed the breezeway, I continue my biceps and triceps curls; again, each breezeway on each wing, while continuing to walk, so about 30 repetitions.
This is called the "YOLEO ADJUSTABLE BENCH UTILITY WEIGHT BENCH FOR FULL BODY WORKOUT, FOLDABLE FLAT/INCLINE/DECLINE FID BENCH PRESS FOR HOME GYM..Please notice the extensions for biceps/triceps exercises as well as ankle and leg presses.
Here are more variations of exercises from the above "IRON MAIDEN" that can be done on off-walking days, from the comfort of my apartment, and to rest from the walks on Tuesday, Thursdays, Saturday [evenings], and Sundays
Wolfyok Fitness Dumbbells Set, Adjustable Weights to 44Lbs, Home Fitness Equipment for men and women Gym Work Out Exercise Training with Connecting Rod Used as Barbells (Pair) (Black)... Not intended to make me an 80 year old muscle man, but rather just to retrieve some of my previous muscle tone that I had as a younger man...
And of course...
And of course I think its time to replace my 8<=>9 year old shoes; here's a brand that caught my eye on Amazon...
The Rebound Citrus Drink is now my Replacement for the LIMU 'Blue Frog' and is much tastier and more economical; almost 1/2 of the LIMU Price. Only Product [on orders above $50] for which shipping and handling is charged.
Two Cases of Rebound Energy Drink is $140 as opposed to $130 for single case of a competitor's product...
I add Tangy Tangerine 2.0 to my morning and evening cocktail
Tangy Tangerine 2.0 is part of the 90 Essential Nutrients Recommendation
I started off with the Rebound Meal Replacement Powder (Not Pictured-comes in a gusset bag) and will start taking above Total Weight-Loss Meal Replacement Powder with next order in October; to Left is Tangy Tangerine that I add to the shake and take with my VA Medications and my Vitamins-Minerals Protocol.
Single Case (24 count) of Rebound Energy Drink
I don't have to tell you if you're too fat and need to lose weight; you know-everytime you look into your bathroom mirror after taking a shower.
Doc Wallach says,"We have an absorption problem and not an exercise or 'eat too much' problem;" again, you know if you're eating too much and if you are eating more than 2 meals per day,
"YOU'RE EATING TOO MUCH AND ARE PROBABLY OBESE OR APPROACHING OBESITY-As A Result!"
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I was Fortunate to have been born in a Christian Home where faith, prayer, praise, worship,and Personal Testimony was a Focal Point of Our Family Life!
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* I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism in November 1997... * My thyroid was removed with radiation in December 1997... * I then began my journey of weight gain/weight loss & medications build-up until…
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Change of Regimen / Protocol / May 2016 ...
So,in early, January 2014, my VA-PCP told me to lose weight if I wanted to see 75. In January, 2015, I began my weight-loss program and started walking 3 miles every day with the result of losing +40#s. In late December, 2016, I began participating in our bread day at Mariposa with the result of gaining 1-#s in about 2 weeks. So I stopped eating bread, and bakery products; now I'm back down to 217#s and walking 3 miles 'every-other-day.' I still have the goal of losing down to 200#s and hope to do so by Thanksgiving, 2020. In an attempt to cut down on my grocery intake, I am adding 'Atkins' diet meals to help me with the last 20-25#s that I want to lose this year! My ideal weight is 195#s <=> 200#s.
TAIslim will probably be my replacement for REVslender for it is only 2/3 the price and I can pour a capful into my morning and evening cocktails.
I will answer this question, but first I will ask you-what is the cost if you were to experience poor or catastrophic health problems or diseases?
My total cost is less than you would pay, monthly, for a used automobile. But let me be specific: I pay approximately $290 to $350,monthly,for all of these products;, remember that I started off, 2 1/2 years ago, with only one $25 per month product.
Read About the Amazing Results of our Blood Sugar Package and the 'Diabetic Challenge' that was given to Dr. Wallach; even though I don't have diabetes and so far, BARUCH HASHEM ADONAI, I am Not at Risk, I became a member of the YGY Advocate Army after hearing the Diabetes Challenge; Go to This YouTube Link to Learn...Perhaps, you will become as motivated as I was after listening.
Now, in order to establish my 'Standard Order' I experiment with different 'Life Packs' and individual ProLine Products:
On pages 48-49 of Mark Anastasis' book "Laptop Millionaire" Mark Anastasis talks about a program called "subliminal power" and the purpose of the program is to reprogram your mind about what, when, where, how and why you eat. Keep in mind, I live off of SSA and VA-Disability Payments so, if I can afford it so can You! This program will help you change your "Mind-Set" about eating. You DO NOT NEED To eat 3xs daily, I only eat 1x daily with soup or a salad for dinner and I replace missed meals with my Energy Drinks and Meal Replacement Powders, and when I get stuck at a particular weight level-as you will-I start a date for a 'Modified Fast' and then only drink my meals for about 2 weeks, making sure I stay hydrated and reduce my exercise level.
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So, THE CHOICE IS YOURS...JUST DON'T WAIT UNTIL ITS TOO LATE!
...And Don't give the 'Victim Excuse' of a Thyroid Condition for I have been living without my Thyroid since December 1997 and was subsequently diagnosed with 'Graves Disease.'
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