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  1. ghce Feb 14, 2023

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    Obesity isn't necessarily caused by over eating or eating disorders, in my case I eat probably a 1/3 to a half of what I used to consume.
    Testosterone plays a large part in how your body manages food intake and whether to put on fat or excrete excess.
    About 10 years ago my Pituitary gland packed a sad and failed and my normally very stable weight and body mass skyrocketed even though I was aware of what was happening and had compensated with a drastic reduction of intake.
    I can tell you it has given me a new perspective on fat people and they way healthy normal weight people look at them with that " he just eats too much " judgement.
     
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  2. Shabbaz Feb 14, 2023

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    That's very impressive. Respect!!
     
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  3. joeshoup Feb 14, 2023

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    2022 had a bad start - I tried pickleball for the first time with one of our employees and promptly slipped on the wet court and prolapsed the disc between my L4 and L5 vertebrae. Had to give up running and promptly gained 10 pounds, mostly in therapeutic beer.

    The continuation of the year was better - I took up swimming, since it was easy on the back. I always liked swimming, but never did it for exercise. Now I'm hooked and moving up toward 1500m in my workouts. In November I started lifting weights for the first time in about 20 years, which has been a hoot. Never really was trained properly so I've had to do a bit of research, but I must say the clean and press is a revelation. I keep going to the same Pilates class that my wife turned me on to when we first met and we're friends with all the other 10 year+ regulars now. I am an obnoxious evangelist about the Pilates method, it is a cure-all for the spine and I'll fight you if you say otherwise. I also walk the kids to school in the mornings, then back up our enormous hill (about 60m/200ft of elevation).

    I wish I had the time for cycling, running, and paddleboarding too, but I'm at that age where running a business, raising kids, and life eat all but a few hours of my week... But I'm planning on doing a triathlon when I turn 50 in a couple of years!
     
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  4. STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Feb 14, 2023

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    At 51 I try to stay active.

    Beach Volleyball twice a week. (Well not on the beach but sand)
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    Also a bit of riding
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  5. Duracuir1 Never Used A Kodak Feb 15, 2023

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    This is great. A friend of mine who is in his early 50s still plays. He is a pitcher. I am amazed that he can still throw overhead. Your exercises likely help a lot. Seems like shoulders and elbows tend to hurt more at my age (53). I have not thrown any kind of object in years.
     
  6. Walrus Feb 15, 2023

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    Certain medications, seems many psych meds especially can cause obesity. And unfortunately they seem to be the ones that work best for schizophrenia and some other diseases. Then we wonder why the clients are resistant to staying on the meds. So yes there are things other than just “over eating” that lead to obesity. I didn’t mean to imply there wasn’t.
     
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  7. Cenzo Feb 15, 2023

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    When I first joined the MSBL I was 30 and we had a 56 year old who was pitching and catching on the team. He had played pro baseball. Arm like a cannon. We called him "The Freak of Nature".
     
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  8. Duracuir1 Never Used A Kodak Feb 15, 2023

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    Great responses and tips. So, this was added in the washroom at work since I retired. I wonder if my replacement has anything to do with this? A2388BF4-D5F9-4551-945E-4AA866C05842.jpeg 1DEB25B7-C663-4C47-9BB8-56D1F8ADC74B.jpeg B663C8BF-9C0E-40D2-8725-79B6D69B3AEC.jpeg
     
  9. Pastorbottle Feb 15, 2023

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    Been a bit of spray painting goin on!
    Nothing says artistic like white porcelain with brown polka dots!
     
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  10. dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Feb 15, 2023

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    ADHD meds are a problem for me as they’re a major appetite suppressant which sounds great for weight loss, but I can’t take them after about 4pm without ruining my sleep schedule so they wear off by about 9pm, and at that point I’m ready to eat two large stuffed crust pizzas.

    The fact that the come down makes you feel like you’re starving even if you’re not coupled with it being the worst time of day to be stuffing your face really compounds the problem.

    Type 2 diabetes is pretty rampant in my family and is stalking me pretty hard right now so I’ve got to do something about it but having a partner who loves to cook all the time and a lack of motivation isn’t helping.
     
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  11. Spruce Sunburst dial fan Feb 15, 2023

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    On the BBC today, a doctor explained that people who don’t brush their teeth (ideally twice a day plus flossing/interdental once) are twice as likely to suffer ill health/strokes etc and less likely to make a full recovery!

    Apparently, one third of men don’t (ever) brush their teeth. Statistically, the teeth brushing of women is marginally better.

    I had no idea :eek:

    I do brush my teeth twice a day, I do use interdental brushes, I do see the dentist (and his hygienist regularly).

    I’m not suggesting that I’m a paragon - I actually had no idea, particularly when I posted, that brushing my teeth was so significant.
     
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  12. Gaz6263 Feb 15, 2023

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    Got to love a Parson Russel, here’s mine.
     
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  13. Duracuir1 Never Used A Kodak Feb 15, 2023

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    At 53 my gums have receded! I have to floss after each meal or risk looking like a freak, especially after eating salad.
     
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  14. wagudc Feb 15, 2023

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    Brush my teeth twice per day, use a water flosser twice per day, and traditional floss once per day.

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  15. RevZMan123 Feb 15, 2023

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  16. lillatroll Feb 15, 2023

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    Would you say the water thingy is a good investment? What is it's purpose? Although I have British teeth, they are strong and healthy and I too floss and brush twice a day, but if a water thingy is going to help me look after them even more, then I want one.
     
  17. gbesq Feb 15, 2023

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    Water based exercise regimen. Comes with view!
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  18. Pastorbottle Feb 15, 2023

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    Another good reason to avoid eating salad! :D
     
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  19. Pastorbottle Feb 15, 2023

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    I’ve got 2……1 big one for the bathroom and a smaller one in a travel bag.
    They’re good…. Get all the muck outta between the teeth, much better than fartarsing about with that bloody awful floss string.
     
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  20. wagudc Feb 15, 2023

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    The water flossers do a really good job of cleaning under the gum line. They are effective at cleaning out periodontal pockets, and according to my dentist can help shrink them.
     
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