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Tue Dec 18, 2012, 05:26 AM

How I lost 70 lbs. in one year. [View all]

I know it probably seems out of place to discuss it here, but I just have to share.

I had terrible eating habits, I ate all day, I ate anything in front of me, and I was making myself sick all the time, I even went to the emergency room with a belly ache, and they told me I was severely dehydrated and hooked me up with a needle to hydrate me.

Well, I started researching and I asked my doctor for advice. I took his advice to heart and I gave up some of my favorite foods, FOREVER. No more potatoes, no more white rice, white bread, no carbonated drinks, and most importantly, I began drinking lots and lots of water.

They say 90% of Americans are dehydrated. Dehydration is very dangerous to your body, and when you drink the required daily amount of good ol' water, every organ in your body works better, even your brain. It lubricates the joints and restores them, it softens the skin, it builds muscle mass, etc.

At first it's a little hard to swallow, all the water, but after a week or so your body absorbs most of it, and you're not running to the bathroom constantly.

And that's it. Using this simple formula, I was able to go from 250 pounds, a weight I maintained for over 20 years, to my current 180 in one year. All in all it was rather painless and it's turned out to be the best and most effective diet I've ever tried.

And the amazing thing is, I did it without ANY strenuous exercises. I can't exercise much, I'm in a wheelchair from infantile polio. With no exercises whatsoever I am losing weight every day. I lose about 2 or 3 pounds a week average, and I'm no longer afraid to step onto a scale, in fact I look forward to it now.

My friends are all amazed. I am amazed and my Dr. is now taking me off several of my high blood pressure meds, and I no longer require insulin as I was starting to show diabetic symptoms.

Frankly, I had given up any hope of ever losing weight, and had resigned myself to a life of obesity. I am no longer obese, which is apparently 200 lbs. for a man my age.

Anyway, I just had to share, I know it's not earth shattering news, but I often see this very subject spoken about here, and I have found a simple solution that works for me and I just had to share. I truly believe that anyone can have the same results if they follow these simple suggestions.

Yes, you have to say goodbye to certain foods forever, farewell junk chain foods, farewell pepsi and coke and fanta, goodbye to some of my favorite comfort foods. It's worth it, and I feel better than ever not having to hoist an extra 70 pounds around all day. Hell I'm taking it all the way to ZERO!

I'm not stopping till I'm 160 and NEVER, EVER going back.

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