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  • Buckmaster

    7 hours ago


    COME VISIT US AT GENTLEMEN JUICERS* TO STAY ENGAGED. WE’RE ABOUT THE ONLY ACTIVE RBWJ GROUP! (*Sorry ladies. Gentlemen Juicers is a men-only group)













    Day 1 - Starting weight 184.2 lbs.



    Goal - 170 lbs.



    Plan - Juice breakfast and dinner. Big salad and protein for lunch. 2 pieces of fruit before workout.






    Morning coffee in hand, goal set, plan made, it is go time! I had a very good workout last night. I guess you could say that they are all good. Even if I said it was bad that would probably mean it is good as far as the purpose of workouts.



    Mike and Dick: thanks for your support in this group. I look forward to reading your posts and hearing how you are managing life as a juicer. I wish that more guys came here and saw how you two do it. It is inspiring and uncommon.



    I hope that SD is doing well. He is also an inspiration and he is beating the odds like a champ.



    It occurs to me that every day we juice and eat right lowers the odds of "big man" recidivism.



    Live long and prosper.



    Dale




  • Buckmaster

    19 hours ago


    COME VISIT US AT GENTLEMEN JUICERS* TO STAY ENGAGED. WE’RE ABOUT THE ONLY ACTIVE RBWJ GROUP! (*Sorry ladies. Gentlemen Juicers is a men-only group)



    Tomorrow is day 1 of a modified Juice Reboot:



    1. Black coffee and juice for breakfast.



    2. Strict salad and protein (mostly low salt tuna) for lunch with 1 or 2 fruits before my 5:30 pm workout.



    3. Juice for supper.



    PLUS: Water anytime I need it.



    I bought cold pressed juice at Aldi. 32 bottles @ 11oz each. I am thinking I'll drink 3 or 4 of them per day, so it will last for 8 to 10+ days. I started early and had a juice dinner tonight.



    I'll post weight and goals in the morning.



    I am glad to see that you guys are staying juiced. Dick, when you reach <250 you'll get a new boost to keep that scale dropping. Mike, since the clothes aren't shrinking you should be in pretty good shape to dial in on your goals when you get home. Maybe you even lost weight on vacation?



    Well then, I'll turn in early each night because that is just how I juice....I need a lot of sleep to lose weight!!!



    May the Juice be with you.

  • Big Mike

    2 days ago


    COME VISIT US AT GENTLEMEN JUICERS* TO STAY ENGAGED. WE’RE ABOUT THE ONLY ACTIVE RBWJ GROUP! (*Sorry ladies. Gentlemen Juicers is a men-only group.)



    Day 33 - Reboot



    Goal: 110.8 (244.27 lbs.), need to lose 17.2 kgs. (37.84 lbs.)



    Hi Gents,



    I was a bit bad yesterday. Curiosity killed the cat, and Del Taco, I feel is trying to kill my waistline. I’ve been fascinated by Beyond Meat after first hearing about it from Dick, then leaning that the company was the hottest IPO this year, and the whole faux meat industry is going gangbusters. I also learned that Carl’s Junior and Del Taco have both teamed with Beyond Meat to create veggie and vegan menu offerings. (Actually Carl’s Junior uses the same grill they cook meat on to cook their faux meat patties, so it’s not really veggie. But Del Taco has a separate prep station for their Beyond Meat line of items.) Anyway, curiosity got the best of me, and before you know it, I’m tucking into a Beyond burrito. But now that I know what all the (faux) beef is about, I can get back to my Trader Joe’s juice and collards veggie wraps, and stevia sweetened Zevia ginger root beer. Even with the adventures into fast food, I’m keeping my average daily calorie intake to about 1,200 kcals, so I’m hoping that when I get back to juice only, the setbacks I’ve experienced will be quickly fixable. The good news is that my clothes fit as well as they did when I arrived, so while I don’t have a scale to confirm it, I think the rebound is modest. Overall, I feel good. I feel like I’ve been eating and drinking well. And that’s always a good measure. Of course the best feeling is that feeling you get while juicing only for a week or more, when you just know the weight is falling off. I want to get that feeling again soon, and get this Reboot on a bullet train track!



    Juice to Reduce!



    Mike



    PS: Yes, Dick. I bought two packs of Beyond Meat patties. I’ll give you my review when I get back to Japan.



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    (Most of the info in this portion (below) will go blank because I do not have a scale.)



    Day Zero: 128 kgs. (281.6) - Aug. 11, 2019



    Day 33: ??



    24-hour loss: ??



    Current loss: ??



    Weight left to lose: ??



    Today’s milestone: none



    How do I feel?: Sad to leave California in a couple of days. It’s been a nice, relaxing, and fairly juicy visit.



    Other stats: Age: 54, 6’4”, 30+ years pescatarian

  • Dick

    2 days ago


    COME VISIT US AT GENTLEMEN JUICERS TO STAY ENGAGED. WE’RE ABOUT THE ONLY ACTIVE RBWJ GROUP! *Sorry ladies...Gentlemen Juicers is a men-only group)!



    Original weight: 297.6 lbs: Yesterday: 252 lbs, Today: 251.4 lbs. Loss: 1.6 lbs. Total weight loss: 46.2 lbs



    A couple of things. Yes Mike, those are the Beyond Burgers. Did you buy any or just browsing? You’ll be impressed with the overall taste/texture experience vs. the traditional ‘mush’ patties. Speaking of pizza, the other week when I had my couple days of solids, I made an excellent pizza with the cauliflower crust, organic tomato sauce and a vegan ‘cheese’ made primarily of potato starch. It was really good. My son even gave it the thumbs up. Probably not much better than a ‘normal’ pizza but it did keep my guilt to a minimum. Lol



    Dale, amen to what you say about our need to focus on whole foods and to the best extent possible avoiding processed ones. Easier said than done but if we do juice, we’re there anyhow. I figure that I’m on the whole food track 90+% of the time anyhow. And right you are how often people are interested in our weight loss until they discover it’s due to a strict juice regiment. You can see them shut down right in front of our eyes.



    So I was fairly consistent in my approach the last couple days and I head into the week in striking distance of my elusive weight target. I should have plenty of distractions to keep me away from Foods. Tomorrow we close on the condo for my son and then the work begins. I’m going to have to contract a good portion of the work. If I was younger and not working 6 days a week, I’d be doing the work myself but reality dictates differently. Not only a function of ability but more so of the time table to turn this project around and get him in the condo. That in turn will create space and more projects here at home. Oh, what a tangled web we weave...



    So it’s time to finish my coffee and prep the juice and then it’s off to work at noon. Have a great day gents.

  • Big Mike

    3 days ago


    COME VISIT US AT GENTLEMEN JUICERS* TO STAY ENGAGED. WE’RE ABOUT THE ONLY ACTIVE RBWJ GROUP! (*Sorry ladies. Gentlemen Juicers is a men-only group.)



    Day 32 - Reboot



    Goal: 110.8 (244.27 lbs.), need to lose 17.2 kgs. (37.84 lbs.)



    Hi Gents,



    I was invited to a pizza dinner last night. Pizza is my Achilles heel. When the Chicago veggie pizza came to the table it pulled in my pizza spatula like the Death Star’s tractor beam did to the Millennium Falcon. I was doomed. I mostly carved out the center, leaving the crust, but boy, I filled myself up, and this morning I’m paying the price. The Millennium Falcon—blob of cheese is in my cargo bay, and there it sits. I feel like Jabba the Gut! Yuck. I don’t think I want to do that again anytime soon. I’m paying the piper now, that’s for sure. Like Dale, I’ll dabble in it from time to time, but in the end, I just keep going back to the good stuff, the plants.



    Juice to Reduce!



    Mike



    PS: Dick, lookie what I found at Goodwin’s Organic Food & Drinks (absolute heaven for types like us, btw):






    This is the stuff, ain’t it? (I hope they make the journey to Japan!)



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    (Most of the info in this portion (below) will go blank because I do not have a scale.)



    Day Zero: 128 kgs. (281.6) - Aug. 11, 2019



    Day 32: ??



    24-hour loss: ??



    Current loss: ??



    Weight left to lose: ??



    Today’s milestone: none



    How do I feel?: Not so good. (See reason above.)



    Other stats: Age: 54, 6’4”, 30+ years pescatarian

  • Buckmaster

    3 days ago


    Good evening all:



    Today is the end of my first week of 5x/week workout. M-F. Shockingly I didn't get sore as the week progressed, I actually felt more energy during the day. I liked the balance of M,W,F at the CrossFit gym and T, Th at the Body Pump class. All workouts are with predetermined tasks and an instructor. I need an instructor! My weight has stabilized at the 184 to 185 mark. That is a good thing and I believe that I am transforming some fat to muscle. I think I'll do a 5 day workout schedule again next week.



    Mike, I share your frustration with the current state of health in America. It is simply a result of two things:



    1. Food choice. (conditioning/brainwashing has all but eliminated the ability to choose for some people, and what they have been taught is ass backwards.)



    2. Activity.



    What you do and what you eat.....just 2 things. It's no more complicated than that. When someone or some group says otherwise they are self serving, period.



    It's not quantity, I can eat unlimited fruits and veggies and not gain weight. It is really not availability because fruits and veggies area available fresh throughout America all year long.



    It is just food choice. ("Man's Search for Meaning" book mentioned several posts ago)



    The reality is that processed ANYTHING is not a good choice, and these foods go from a poor choice to a choice that can kill you. Eat the whole food, always, eat the rainbow, try to eat raw like it is a life or death situation...because on some level it actually is!



    Don't get me wrong...I occasionally indulge in some processed food in the form pf a Pizza or a Birthday cake etc. but the key is to do this only on a real occasion, not just because I had a hard day/week at work etc. One recent win for me was eliminating the nut butter from my diet about three months ago, I finally realized that it was too processed and counter productive to my weight management.



    I get sad/mad and frustrated when I go almost anywhere and see unhealthy morbidly obese people. I want to go and talk some sense to them...but naturally I don't. After losing 104 pounds I have only had a handful of people really want to know how it happened. Of course more people ask how, but after they learn it was juicing and diet change the majority lose interest. Almost NO ONE wants to hear that bread, pasta, carbs, dairy, processed food. and so on must be eliminated. What is insane is that Americans that do know what is making them fast sick and nearly dead still choose to eat the SAD, and ride the electric shopping carts.



    So I do what I need to do for me...that is what I can do. That is what I choose to do.



    Rant off.



    You all have a great weekend!



    Keep to the code of the Juicer!

  • Big Mike

    4 days ago


    COME VISIT US AT GENTLEMEN JUICERS* TO STAY ENGAGED. WE’RE ABOUT THE ONLY ACTIVE RBWJ GROUP! (*Sorry ladies. Gentlemen Juicers is a men-only group.)



    Day 31 - Reboot



    Goal: 110.8 (244.27 lbs.), need to lose 17.2 kgs. (37.84 lbs.)



    Hi Gents,



    Hard to say where I am weight wise because I don’t have a scale, but I think I’m at least maintaining. I’ve dabbled in a few bad food choices, but all in all, I think I’m juicing and eating on the healthy end of the spectrum. In short, I’m being good. I feel good! Sorry for the short post, but I’m still very much here and can’t wait to get back home where my juicer gently weeps.



    Juice to Reduce!



    Mike



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    (Most of the info in this portion (below) will go blank because I do not have a scale.)



    Day Zero: 128 kgs. (281.6) - Aug. 11, 2019



    Day 31: ??



    24-hour loss: ??



    Current loss: ??



    Weight left to lose: ??



    Today’s milestone: none



    How do I feel?: For some reason, I didn’t get a good sleep last night. My guess is that I ate some bad fruit yesterday. Surprisingly, the fruit was rather bland as well.



    Other stats: Age: 54, 6’4”, 30+ years pescatarian

  • Dick

    4 days ago


    COME VISIT US AT GENTLEMEN JUICERS TO STAY ENGAGED. WE’RE ABOUT THE ONLY ACTIVE RBWJ GROUP! *Sorry ladies...Gentlemen Juicers is a men-only group)!



    Original weight: 297.6 lbs: Yesterday: 250.8 lbs, Today: 253.4 lbs. Loss: +2.8lbs. Total weight loss: 45.0lbs



    I can only shake my head and laugh at how a small lunch of Thai basil with no rice and a cup of miso soup at lunch as well as 1-1/2 cup of popcorn results in an almost 3 lb weight gain. I didn’t ingest that much food. I guess I’ll chalk it up to sodium’s impact.



    I no longer become distraught at my Friday weigh-in. I’ll take the temporary gain in order to enjoy my one day off each week. I really look forward to a lunch with my eldest son. It’s become a bit of a habit I don’t want to break.



    Speaking of habits, my juices are ready to go as am I. Looks like my

  • Big Mike

    5 days ago


    COME VISIT US AT GENTLEMEN JUICERS* TO STAY ENGAGED. WE’RE ABOUT THE ONLY ACTIVE RBWJ GROUP! (*Sorry ladies. Gentlemen Juicers is a men-only group.)



    Day 30 - Reboot



    Goal: 110.8 (244.27 lbs.), need to lose 17.2 kgs. (37.84 lbs.)



    Hi Gents,



    First off, I removed the “juice only” label from my Reboot because I can no longer claim this Reboot has that status any longer. It did, but not now. But that doesn’t mean I’m not watching what I eat because I am. Yesterday, I had this amazingly healthy wrap at Trader Joe’s. Check it out...






    Can’t remember everything that was in this wrap, but it make be feel healthy just looking at it. Basically a salad wrapped in collards. Incredible. Wish we had a TJ’s in Japan.



    Dick, sounds like your dad was a truly amazing man. He’d be proud of you now and he’d be another one to notice your transformation, I’m sure. My mother passed away about 10 years ago, succumbing to cancer which started in her lower intestines. She was in her mid 70s. She struggled with her weight all her life. And when she died, I promised myself I would fight not to die due to food. Food should build and bolster our human form, not bring it to its knees!



    Please don’t get me started on my assessment of the general health and well-being of people I see living here in Riverside, CA. I’m no Jack LaLane, but I’ve seen people 20-25 years my junior literally look as if they are on their last leg. And extra weight is not their only issue. They seem to be victims of a sedentary lifestyle, the only walking done is from car to supermarket, and even then, there, next to the shopping carts, is a fleet of motorized, drivable shopping carts available for use. No questions asked. I can only imagine what my young students make of things like this. These are things you just do not see in Japan. I truly think the problem stems from constant, day in day out use of cars, and other forms of automation. Americans just don’t move their bodies enough, plain and simple. Automation led to excessive comfort and convenience, byproducts of which—ironically—are making us feel discomfort and inconvenience! I can tell you, being big is neither convenient nor comfortable! And here’s where we drive it off the cliff: By the time we reach about 40, and we’re 30+% body fat, our metabolism drops into low gear. At this point, the individual inters into a zone few can climb out of because at that stage the mind too gets foggy and sluggish and then it’s down, down, down. It’s as if middle-aged America is getting swallowed up by a huge hungry demon and the response is, “oh well, that’s their fault for letting themselves go.” But it’s not! It’s the crap that’s being pawned off as food, the addiction to automation, among other things.



    I guess I’m ranting a bit. I’ll stop. But I want you to know I wish I could say or do something constructive not merely commentary. But I have nothing to offer because I know it would go in one ear and out the other. I just wish I could help people realize there is hope and a way. Because there is. All 4 of us are sure of this, sure as the sky is blue, and our juices green.



    SD: You’re awesome! I take the local train to catch the commuter train from my town to Tokyo. But I suppose I could walk it. Hell, maybe I will. It’s 2-3 miles, which is doable. Hmm. Also, I’m really liking that scale of yours, and I’m seriously thinking of taking one back to Japan with me. Keep on going steadfast and strong on this road to health we’re all on!



    Juice to Reduce!



    Mike



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    (Most of the info in this portion (below) will go blank because I do not have a scale.)



    Day Zero: 128 kgs. (281.6) - Aug. 11, 2019



    Day 30: ??



    24-hour loss: ??



    Current loss: ??



    Weight left to lose: ??



    Today’s milestone: none



    How do I feel?: Pretty darn good. I realize the summer climate here in SoCal is much more suitable than that of Japan in summer. Makes a big difference in my mobility.



    Other stats: Age: 54, 6’4”, 30+ years pescatarian

  • Dick

    5 days ago


    COME VISIT US AT GENTLEMEN JUICERS TO STAY ENGAGED. WE’RE ABOUT THE ONLY ACTIVE RBWJ GROUP! *Sorry ladies...Gentlemen Juicers is a men-only group)!



    Original weight: 297.6 lbs: Yesterday: 251.6 lbs, Today: 250.8 lbs. Loss: 0.8 lbs. Total weight loss: 47.8 lbs



    Slowly but surely. One the edge of 240s/250s this morning. I’m of two schools.of thought. Forge through and hit it tomorrow or do my normal Thursday routine with the family. I’m leaning towards the latter. I’ve got to learn to incorporate normal eating into my life and routine and this is the one opportunity to share some quality time and food with the family. I understand the flip side to the equation, but I’ll live with the decision.



    SD...I don’t know what to say. Reading your post yesterday was moving. I’m in awe of your commitment to bettering yourself, both physically and professionally. There aren’t many people in the US that would make the commitment you’re making to walk almost 3 miles each way to school/training. Plus you’re benefitting from the walk too. A win-win!



    I saw a slight weight loss again yesterday which I’m sure was due to my eating a loaded salad and pistachios last night. I did my juices during the day and plenty of water. I had made a protein shake but never drank it. The other night I trimmed my beard and shaved my head. I heard more ‘you’ve lost more weight haven’t you?” comments throughout the day. I have to admit, my neck is beginning to look like a turkey with that excess skin. Sorta like how Fat Bastard felt after losing all that weight in Austin Powers 3. Lol .






    OK, maybe it isn’t that bad, but it is visibly sagging. I think that’s the curse of losing weight at 59 yrs old! And I don’t think there are any magic exercises. All I can pray for is a little skin resiliency/elasticity in my old age.



    Take care guys. Juice on, juice strong.

  • SDhandler

    5 days ago

    Get in my bellt.lol

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