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Old 07-10-2013, 10:22 AM   #1441
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I am still continuing the bike, elliptical & weights at the gym twice a week & the pool 2-3 times a week. The scale is not moving to fast. Getting through the 4th of July holiday & weekends have their challenges, I seem to do fine during the week, need to work on healthier eating habits on the weekends.
I give myself one "fatter day" per week, and am still able to lose. You just have to be really good on all other six days, and it seems to average out. It makes the weekends a lot easier if I can just forget the diet one day.
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Old 07-10-2013, 10:25 AM   #1442
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Thanks everyone for the encouragement. I am still overdoing the carbs and do not have energy for exercise. I am really concerned that I am giving up the fight. I am just too sore and tired and while my brain knows that if I exercise and eat right I will be less sore and tired, it doesn't seem to be helping. The heat doesn't help either.
Any chance for a water aerobics class? It seems to be so much nicer on the body and joints. It also helps you to beat the heat. Best thing I have done yet for my weight loss venture! Hang in there. I know you can do it!
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Old 07-10-2013, 11:47 AM   #1443
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I am still continuing the bike, elliptical & weights at the gym twice a week & the pool 2-3 times a week. The scale is not moving to fast. Getting through the 4th of July holiday & weekends have their challenges, I seem to do fine during the week, need to work on healthier eating habits on the weekends.
And you can't expect the scale to move faster. Think about how long it took you to put that poundage on. It went on pretty easy and you didn't even pay much attention. Also don't forget you had a major life threatening issue interrupting this journey of yours. So now you have picked up the pieces and am still determined you are going to reach your goal. That in itself is quite an accomplishment. Someone of lesser character would be using that surgery as an excuse for all sorts of reason to forget it all. "After all, I just went through a life saving surgery." But not you. You followed the doctors orders and as soon as your system would allow it, you got back on track.

Be patient with yourself. Is it time to go and buy a new piece of clothing one size smaller? Even if it is just a blouse. Or a new bathing suit for the pool. It is a great way to treat yourself instead of breaking the diet. You feel yourself filled with pride every time you put it on. When you get discouraged, put on the blouse as a reminder of how far you have come.

I am still rooting for you. Good job SB. Keep it going.
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Old 07-10-2013, 11:52 AM   #1444
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Well said, Addie.
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Old 07-10-2013, 12:18 PM   #1445
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Well said, Addie.
Thank you TL. I have noticed that each person who is trying to lose weight, seem to have their own rooting section. And that is a good thing. I know when Simonbaker came on and told us what her doctor had just told her, I was horrified and scared for her.

Losing weight is so much harder than putting it on. We all need a cheering section. Here's hoping that everyone who is in this battle will lose five pounds this week. Five pounds can mean one size down in the clothing department for some. And for all our dieters.
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Old 07-10-2013, 12:29 PM   #1446
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It took me 20 pounds before losing a size in clothing. I have lost a total of 26 pounds so far and have gone from a size 20 to a size 18. At my ideal weight I am a size 14 or 16. in high school I was a size 12. I guess I just carry it well...or not so well...
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Old 07-10-2013, 12:30 PM   #1447
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Any chance for a water aerobics class? It seems to be so much nicer on the body and joints. It also helps you to beat the heat. Best thing I have done yet for my weight loss venture! Hang in there. I know you can do it!
I have tried the classes, even the light ones for arthritis sufferers, and it is too much. I would try to go at my own pace, but that is hard when you are watching the instructor and you subconsciously want to follow. My knee or hip would go and that would be it for any kind of exercise. I have found just walking in the pool and doing some of the stretches I learned in the classes the best. Then I could graduate to the treadmill at a slow walking pace. But that was a few years ago and the arthritis has progressed so much more.

When Dad's estate comes in the next few weeks I am hoping to join the Y again, but it is summer and there is limited free times because of kid's lessons, swim team, etc.

I sound like I am making excuses, but I really am not meaning to. I want to get fit again. The doctor I saw yesterday wants my GP to address again the chance I have rheumatoid arthritis and/or chronic fatigue syndrome because I am showing signs of both. It is frustrating when your mind wants to get fit and healthy and your body just can't handle it.

Sorry to be such a downer. I know I have succeeded in the past, but it just seems so much harder now.
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Old 07-10-2013, 12:36 PM   #1448
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One thing that has helped me is to create a simple spreadsheet that plots out my goal over an eighteen month period by week. I have various milestones listed and I mark my actual progress against plan. It helps me to break it down into small realistic steps rather than just staring at a HUGE NUMBER! It has been six months since I started and I am only a pound or two behind plan. I keep testing new lows and am maintaining a slow downward trend, sort of like a bear market! Dieting is really simple it is just boring and tedious like so many worthwhile things in life.

I would encourage anyone who is currently at a normal weight never to gain more than five pounds without going on a diet to get it off immediately!

I wish I could find this old gypsy!

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Old 07-10-2013, 12:37 PM   #1449
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I have tried the classes, even the light ones for arthritis sufferers, and it is too much. I would try to go at my own pace, but that is hard when you are watching the instructor and you subconsciously want to follow. My knee or hip would go and that would be it for any kind of exercise. I have found just walking in the pool and doing some of the stretches I learned in the classes the best. Then I could graduate to the treadmill at a slow walking pace. But that was a few years ago and the arthritis has progressed so much more.

When Dad's estate comes in the next few weeks I am hoping to join the Y again, but it is summer and there is limited free times because of kid's lessons, swim team, etc.

I sound like I am making excuses, but I really am not meaning to. I want to get fit again. The doctor I saw yesterday wants my GP to address again the chance I have rheumatoid arthritis and/or chronic fatigue syndrome because I am showing signs of both. It is frustrating when your mind wants to get fit and healthy and your body just can't handle it.

Sorry to be such a downer. I know I have succeeded in the past, but it just seems so much harder now.
I know you want to lose, and want to get moving. It is really hard when your body hurts. I have been there. I felt like I couldn't do anything. I think that my being on oxygen now helps. My Oxygen levels were dropping below 85% at night, and it was affecting my health. Since I have been on the oxygen I have been able to sleep better, and I think that was the key to get me some energy, and stop some of the pain. I'm sorry that the water aerobics classes didn't work out for you. I hope that you can get back into the water soon and do your own therapy. (((Hugs))).
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Yikes Aunt Bea!!!!!
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