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  1. I'm going to layout all my issues as i'm looking for hope/help starting a CR diet. I'm morbidly obese at 335 lbs and my body is falling apart. Recently I've had a cardiac stent inserted, I've got major back problems, fatigue, stomach problems, and now I have nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy) that's causing pain (pins needles) in my legs/arms. To say the least i'm not in great shape. Sometimes it's hard to find the will to go to work. It's a struggle just to do the basic things in my life like cooking, cleaning, and hanging out with kids and friends. Recently I've been reading a lot about following a CR diet to help repair the body in various ways, lose weight and extend your life. Mostly I just want to get healthy again, lose the weight and repair my nerve damage. I think a CR diet is the way to go because in my late 20's I went on a CR diet and lost 150 lbs.... for a period of time (about 2 years) I never felt better in my entire life. Unfortunately it didn't last and I put weight back on over the next several years. Fast forward 24 years and my body is a complete mess... I need to recapture my youth. Has anyone had experience rejuvenating their bodies using a CR diet?
  2. Hi ALL! I thought I'd share two experiences with you, both of which happened in very different places. On returning to teach my two courses at the University of Rochester, Dept of Mathematics after several Jewish Holidays, a much younger (healthy and overweight) female colleague and friend of mine, who is a differential geometer, said "I hear you're on a special diet". I responded, "That's true." She then hoped to get some information about it. I responded positively -- it won't be easy, but I might try to explain CRON to her -- that's quite complicated, since we all have such different diets. Then, about two days later, while changing into gym clothes in my gym, I was approached by an extremely old person, who looked like a near-death alcoholic, who I didn't recognize; he said "I hear you're on a special diet". Apparently (he seemed to claim) we're about the same age, and he knew me from before. I mentioned "Calorie Restriction". He said "that must be hard to do". I gave him the URL "crsociety.org". I doubt that he'll do anything. I'm 79, exercise vigorously for 1/2 - 1 hr. most days, and continue to be optimistic and cheerful, and enjoy my work at the UR Math Dept. I'm the oldest member of the UR Math Dept, and in excellent shape. I'm an example of how CR, ON and EX helps one to maintain vitality. I was especially impressed that in two hugely different venues, I was asked the same question; I thought I woiuld share with you. -- Saul
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