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Is me!!



Taken today 03/22/2008.

I have lost 72 pounds since October of 2006.  Over 50 of those pounds have been since last year's ECLSTS at York, PA.



Before - 08/2006.  I'm afraid that those of you whom I have met at the ECLSTS may not recognize me at this year's show.  Well, my voice still sounds the same, but I now wear size 34 slacks instead of size 44.

I was diagnosed with Type II diabetes in January of 2007.  Through diet and exercise, I have been able to get my blood sugar under control without the need for any medication.  My doctor wants me to lose 80 pounds, so I still have a few pounds to go.  BUT I sure feel a LOT better than I did when the Before photo was taken.

I will be at the show on Saturday, and I will try to say Hi to as many of you as I can. 

Best wishes,
David Meashey
 

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A big congratulations,

The weight lost kit bash is wonderful news. :D

I was diagnosed Type II April of 2007./DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/crying.gif

Tommy:cool:
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jb;

My doctor sent me to a diabetic management class.  They taught me how to manage food proportions and count carbohydrates.  15 grams of carbohydrates in a food equals one carbohydrate serving.  To lose weight, I must restrict myself to 3 carb servings at breakfast and lunch and 4 carb servings at supper.  I have learned to stick to that.

Then I also have to exercise daily.  Moderate exercise, such as walking and riding an exercise bicycle, seem to work well for me.  If you can find a similar class in your area, I highly recommend it.

Kevin and Tommy;

Thanks for the encouragement.  I don't know whether I'm narrow gauge (most of my model trains are), but I know that I am no longer BROAD gauge.  ;)

Have fun & Easter Blessings,
David Meashey
 

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Wow. Looking great!
 
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What was the secret to your success?

there is no secret. a smaller plate on the table is not as bad, as injecting insulin dayly.
measuring bloodsugar dayly, every little sin shows clearly.
the bad part is - it is not just make an effort, it is keeping up the effort.

David Meashey,
congratulations! you got rid of more than double of overweight, then i did. (but i had less excess luggage to start with)
let's look at the bright side of it: isn't it nice to be able to use laced shoes again?

keep goin'!

korm
(545 down to between 90 - 110)
 

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One of the engineers at the Chicago Botanic was grossly overweight and suffering raging diabetes. Had an opperation last fall. You should see the difference. He's lost at least a hundred pounds, has energy, life, "vim, vigor and vitality." I'm not sure what he had done.
 

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Dave,

That's GREAT!! Losing weight is never easy.  MB lost 35 lbs a few years ago through a similar diet/ exercise regiment.  I just ran into an old friend who had been on the chunky side, and by just cutting out Pepsi, lost 20 lbs in a month (and there was exercise there too.).

Keep up the good work!! Even though I am on the skinny side,  I find that the more I exercise, the more energy I have.  I have weaned myself to a single cup of coffee (OK, its a 16 oz cup) in the morning, but I run before that for a minimum of 35 minutes (5 miles).  

I hope to see you at the show!

Mark
 
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