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Old 11-14-2013, 04:21 AM   #1841
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Thank you so very very much Addie! I'm currently 211# with hopes & dreams to get down to 135#. You have been a huge cheerleader, comforter, motivater & good friend through my whole weight loss/lifestyle change. All of DC has been a contributing support factor as well.
Besides all of this being a huge motivator, Kathleen, I would say one of the biggest things for me is realizing how much protein it takes to lose weight. I am not much of a meat or egg eater so it has had it's challenges. If I could just get by on carb's & junk food I certainly would! I realize I can still eat those things, but in moderation, some days better than others. Exercise always plays a big role. Being so heavy most of those gym machines or even walking were painful for me. I started water walking in the pool, pain free! Eventually walking has led to water aerobics & learning to swim. It was all a gradual process, a real lifestyle change.

Hope to hear all is well with you Addie. Just to let you know I have enough care in here, for you, for the both of us!! Never sell yourself short of knowing what a wonderful, caring person you really are!

DC is the best thing that has ever happened for me. The support & encouragement from everyone is the best there is!!
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Old 11-14-2013, 08:17 PM   #1842
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Heartwarming, Addie and SB. VERY motivating too! Thank you both for sharing! I weigh in with my co-workers tomorrow. I'm actually anxious! :)
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Old 11-14-2013, 11:40 PM   #1843
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You will make that 135#'s. And I will be right there beside you all the way and beyond. You scared the bejesus out of me with that very first post and the words your doctor told you. Little by little you are coming back from that setback from the surgery. I know it hasn't been easy for you. Mentally, physically and emotionally. But I think by now you know you can count on all of us here. Not just me.

So often DC has reached out for one of our members and gotten them through a difficult time. Whether it has been the loss of a beloved pet or losing weight. And right now it is a tremendous arm of support for me with my daughter. I really do appreciate all the angels that are sent my way. Like I have said so many times, one can never have too many angels to watch over them. No matter what the circumstances may be.
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Old 11-14-2013, 11:52 PM   #1844
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Heartwarming, Addie and SB. VERY motivating too! Thank you both for sharing! I weigh in with my co-workers tomorrow. I'm actually anxious! :)
Remember SB's words. "How much protein it takes to lose weight." If you take in more protein than carbs, it will take longer for you to feel hungry again. Protein stays with you a lot longer than carbs. Carbs turn to sugar, and sugar acts like a laxative. Exit the body quicker, hungry sooner. Why do you think there is sugar in mother's milk and formula? Milk and dairy are binding and babies need a laxative to keep that poop flowing. So they need to eat more often and less sleep for mommy.

Most folks wake up in the middle of the night because they are hungry. Have a protein instead of a carb snack and sleep through the night. Proteins are also muscle and tissue builders. Keep a stash of hard boiled eggs to much on at night for a snack. Beats popcorn. Less fattening and will stay with you.

Good luck on your quest to lose weight. Keep us informed how you are doing. Good or bad.
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Old 11-15-2013, 12:06 PM   #1845
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It's important to distinguish between types of carbs and remember the value of fiber in helping people feel full. There's nothing wrong with fruit or carrot sticks as a snack, and popcorn doesn't have to be fattening. I know people who spray it with kitchen spray and then sprinkle with an herb/spice mixture or Parmesan cheese to season it.

Less healthful carbs like bread and pasta should be avoided as snacks.
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As a diabetic, fruit and popcorn are 2 things I have to avoid, as they spike my blood sugar. I can do small quantities of mandarin oranges or pears. Diabetic educators tell us that fruit sugar is handles differently by the body and will not spike blood sugar, but the proof is in the blood sugar meter.
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Old 11-15-2013, 03:36 PM   #1847
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As a diabetic, fruit and popcorn are 2 things I have to avoid, as they spike my blood sugar. I can do small quantities of mandarin oranges or pears. Diabetic educators tell us that fruit sugar is handles differently by the body and will not spike blood sugar, but the proof is in the blood sugar meter.
It's also important to distinguish between advice for healthy people trying to lose weight and advice for people who have specific diseases or conditions. I was speaking about the general population.
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It's also important to distinguish between advice for healthy people trying to lose weight and advice for people who have specific diseases or conditions. I was speaking about the general population.
Looking back, I don't see where I said you were wrong. I was only stating my own experience. I have no idea who on this forum has what medical conditions and even if I did, I would not attempt at giving them medical advice.
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Old 11-15-2013, 08:55 PM   #1849
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Fridays are my most difficult time to get in the gym, but I did it today anyway, just thinking about this thread on DC & all of the support. I got 75 minutes in there btween the bike, elliptical & weights. Thanks to all!!! : )
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Old 11-15-2013, 09:13 PM   #1850
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Fridays are my most difficult time to get in the gym, but I did it today anyway, just thinking about this thread on DC & all of the support. I got 75 minutes in there btween the bike, elliptical & weights. Thanks to all!!! : )
Good for you. How are the muscles toning up? If you want your stomach to tone up really good, an easy exercise is when ever you are laying down watching TV or just resting, hold both legs up just a couple of inches and count to five. Do this about three or four times. Eventually you will get the count up to ten. Be prepared to really feel the muscles in your thighs and tummy really pulling and getting tight. After about two weeks you will begin to see a big difference. Do it when you first get in bed. Anytime you are laying down.
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