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Got a question... 6.6 carbohydrates, is that bad to consume on a Nutrisystem diet? Hoping for any response. My other question... What a difference a year has made!.

It's pretty obvious that I've changed a lot this year. From a 55 inch waste to a 37 inch waist, from 302 to 198, from limited activity to VERY active, from coasting down to ramping up, from cholesterol of 221 to 140, from the ability to do 0 perfect pushups to 20 (since October), from no walking to 15 miles per week (and really enjoying it), from 6 prescriptions to 1. From dreading to stepping on the scales and visiting my doctor to looking forward to my progress..

One of the KEY things I'm learning about being fit - is being patient. It took patience when I was looking forward to just follow the plan everyday - enjoy the progress but allow it to happen as it happened. Surprisingly looking back it seems like I just started! After the holidays on January 1, I was up to 207 - I knew that getting back on plan 100% would clear it up soon - I was surprised at how fast I got back to where I want to be. I just restarted as a newbie - I logged everything (I love the iphone program "Lose It") and did what I had learned to do. As of my official weigh in day (Monday) I was at 198! I'VE BROKEN THROUGH THE IMPOSSIBLE 200 POUND BARRIER!!!!!.

My mother (in the picture above) is 91 - with genes like that I want to add more muscle and stay as fit as possible. Mom is fond of saying "Getting old ain't for sissies"! I'm glad I finally can hang in there dancing with my wife. I'm also happy that my sister (also in the picture) decided to get on Nutrisystem and has lost 45 pounds..

For all the newbies - look at those of us that started last year (it's been a great class) - to a man, I think you'll find we can't believe it's already been a year. Learn to be patient and begin maintenance now - not scale maintenance - healthy lifestyle maintenance! Work hard to find a healthy lifestyle you enjoy - the benefits are much much much greater than winning the lottery!..

asked Apr 21 at 05:26

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That's a good question. I'm not sure what is the right answer. I'll do some research and get back to you if I bump into an answer. You should email the people at Nutrisystem as they probably can answer it..

answered Apr 21 at 06:17

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Man ol Man. This really has been quite a journey and I for one am very proud to have been there to ride along with you, my friend. You have been a voice of reason, mentor, prayer partner, life coach, psychologist, psychiatrist, sponsor, dad, brother, kind neighbor and so many other titles I can't remember, but mostly you have been my friend. That means more than the world to me. Never underestimate how many lives you touch with your counsel. Dance on my friend, dance on...

answered Apr 21 at 06:31

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Happy Anniversary Tom, and Congratulations on breaking the 200 lb. barrier. You look great!.

I also want to thank you for all the inspiration and guidance I received through your posts. I only joined the program in September but would not be as far along as I am without you and the rest of the class of 2008 posting here...

answered Apr 21 at 06:45

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From a 55 inch waste to a 37 inch waist, from 302 to 198, from limited activity to VERY active, from coasting down to ramping up, from cholesterol of 221 to 140, from the ability to do 0 perfect pushups to 20 (since October), from no walking to 15 miles per week (and really enjoying it), from 6 prescriptions to 1. From dreading to stepping on the scales and visiting my doctor to looking forward to my progress..

What an inspiration, Tom! You have a terrific use of words. The "from coasting down to ramping up" phrase resonates strongly with me. I'm just 2 months into "my year", but already feel like I've gone from an "old" 52 yr old who only looked forward to a continued descent to dodderage to a "young" 53 yr old who may even start to run again sometime. Cool Beans!.

Thanks for sharing your success and I hope you continue to hang around here for the rest of.

My.

Year, at least..

Gordon..

answered Apr 21 at 07:13

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Who is the guy in the blue shirt? No way that is you...did you get a stunt before double?.

Excellent job Tom!..

answered Apr 21 at 07:34

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Congrats, Tom, and well done. You have had the right approach virtually from day one...

answered Apr 21 at 08:19

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I FULLY EXPECT YOU'LL DRAG MY BUTT ALONG AND INTO MAINTENANCE. My year is up in 2 weeks and I can't seem to make that 200 pound barrier. Well some day..

Best wishes always and may you be caught by a jealous husband at age 92...

answered Apr 21 at 09:58

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WTG Tom! We started about the same time and have seen similar success. You have been an encourager, both to me and to others. Thanks. Here's to our continued success in keeping it off...

answered Apr 21 at 10:10

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Congratulations Tom! I've always enjoyed reading about your progress through the program and have definitely been inspired by you...

answered Apr 21 at 11:36

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I'm having a hard time believing that guy in the blue shirt hasn't been replaced by an alien...

Excellent progress!..

answered Apr 21 at 13:01

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Congrats!.

Your story is an inspiration to all of us following the same road..

From my very first posting here in August you have been one of the best sources of helpful advice and information. It's not just your successes, but also your willingness to share with the rest of us with your knowledge and experience that has really helped lots of the other guys here...

answered Apr 21 at 13:03

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Awesome Tom!!.

I haven't been able to read all the posts going way back when you started, as I have only been here about a month, but what I have been able to read is simply amazing. Your story (and countless others) are what give me hope and inspiration for myself on my journey..

Great job!!..

answered Apr 21 at 13:39

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Congratulations on changing your life Tom. Who would have thought being smaller would be this easy. Good job sticking with the plan...

answered Apr 21 at 14:06

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'Just awesome Tom! You've been one of my heroes since I started this journey and you've inspired me to keep on keeping on! Thanks for touching lives and making a difference in all of us. We're better men because of it!..

answered Apr 21 at 15:22

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Tom, you are amazing. What an inspiration to us all!..

answered Apr 21 at 16:39

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I'm impressed. You are certainly a role model. Job well done!..

answered Apr 21 at 18:12

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Thanks everyone. I hope I've conveyed how quick a year can go by and what a miracle can happen in a short while if we just keep on keeping on. For the newbies - your year will go by like a flash - no matter how slow the scale seems to move - enjoy the ride it's fantastic!..

answered Apr 21 at 18:26

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Tom, I almost missed the boat here. I am new but you really gave me a couple of gold nuggets, as I just recieved my starter kit, 16 days after I started the program...

I might have totaly gone sideways if not for this forum, and the few nudges that got me started , corrected and pointed in the right direction.. Otherwise I would have regreseed to my way, and that is what got me here in the first place!.

I am off to read the mindset makeover, like you suggested. I will review the program tommorrow!.

I am inspired!..

answered Apr 21 at 19:09

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Way to go Tom. And thanks for continuing to be a stalwart poster...

answered Apr 21 at 19:31

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Thanks ulti - you're the very reason I post here. I remember when Vader first posted the avatar that is his after picture now - somehow I connected with that picture and realized this was the real deal. The technical info and solid advice from people like PamSB and the humor and inspiration of those like Damon sealed the deal. Posting also reinforces my own commitment..

Ulti, you write well - pick up the torch and share your journey. It will help you and those who will recognize themselves in you. Congratulations on a great decision and your obvious commitment. The Nutrisystem tools are valuable - but that quality decision and commitment are essential!.

I look forward to cheering your successes!..

answered Apr 21 at 19:52

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Tom, Congratulations on your first Nutrisystem Birthday and on breaking into ONEderland. The NSVs just keep adding up and the scale keeps moving down (or staying flat below goal). Keep on Truckin my friend. JT..

answered Apr 21 at 20:22

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Thanks Tom for you commitment..

I have never been a shopper, but I can't wait to get to the store this weekend to really dial in my add ins and foods.. I can't believe I am saying this! hahaha, if you see me hanging in the Estro boards, please rescue me!.

You are correct, about Damon he is one funny character, makes reading the board something to look forward to as well as JOHNth above and you and many others, It looks like you are very close to your goal, that is awesome!..

answered Apr 21 at 21:56

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Great Job Tom. I am looking forward to join you in the less than 200 pound club...

answered Apr 21 at 22:05

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