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Old 03-20-2014, 09:47 PM   #2031
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Yes, CG, you're right - this is supposed to be about supporting our buddies. I'm glad to know you're all making progress.

SB, I understand your frustration at not meeting your goals as fast as you'd like; my husband is in the same situation. But you're getting healthier and more fit, and that's important, too
Considering how far she has come, from when she started on this long arduous journey, I think SB is doing great. As long as she continues to stay her course, the scale will start to move again for her.
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Old 03-20-2014, 09:50 PM   #2032
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Working on the muscle making is not a plateau in weight loss, you are trimming up and building structure now after removing the fat supports. Does that make sense? This is an important step in the process. And I am so stoked that you have made it. You can't kick out all the supports without replacing it with a strong structure...
Just think and remember SB, that the flab that is left behind, is now going to be turned into muscle that can be put to use by exercising. Keep at it and don't get discouraged. You have all of us rooting for you.
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Old 03-20-2014, 11:22 PM   #2033
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SB, I agree with what everyone else has said about the muscle "plateau". You need to build this up before you can lose more weight. And you WILL lose more weight.

I need a lot of positive thoughts my way regarding going to the pool tomorrow morning. I know that doing the pool walking will not hurt my sciatica or damage anything, and I don't care about a little extra pain. My one and only concern is that I have to drive myself there and back and it is on some busy roads. If I get an intense stab in my side or back while driving, it is not good. But I really don't want to miss either. When I am there I feel on top of the world and that I am making a difference in my health.

Because it is spring break here, I need to get to the pool by 9 at the latest so I am done before 10 when the kids are let in. There is no special lane for walking so I am in the main area with them.
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Old 03-20-2014, 11:34 PM   #2034
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The old adage "eat less calories" just might work if every calorie was treated the same way by our bodies - but they most definitely are not. A calorie is not just a calorie. I hate to see that myth perpetuated. =/
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Old 03-20-2014, 11:44 PM   #2035
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SB, I agree with what everyone else has said about the muscle "plateau". You need to build this up before you can lose more weight. And you WILL lose more weight.

I need a lot of positive thoughts my way regarding going to the pool tomorrow morning. I know that doing the pool walking will not hurt my sciatica or damage anything, and I don't care about a little extra pain. My one and only concern is that I have to drive myself there and back and it is on some busy roads. If I get an intense stab in my side or back while driving, it is not good. But I really don't want to miss either. When I am there I feel on top of the world and that I am making a difference in my health.

Because it is spring break here, I need to get to the pool by 9 at the latest so I am done before 10 when the kids are let in. There is no special lane for walking so I am in the main area with them.
Plain and simple, are you letting the "possibility"of a stab of pain keep you from doing what you know is right? You have to get moving and keep going forward, no more steps back. I love you and I wouldn't tell you this if I didn't. I want to see you getting better, not sliding back. Go to the pool, do your walk. Don't wave it off on a possibility.
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Old 03-21-2014, 12:21 AM   #2036
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For everyone trying to lose weight, I am sorry, I have no advice to give to you. I don't know of this yet.

But I have made a list of those who are trying to lose weight and become healthier, and I pray for all of you.

From what I understand, losing weight is terribly difficult. It seems so many are very brave to face this and to try, and I do congratulate all of you in this endeavour!

Sometimes, from what Mamma told me, it is of genetics, yes? That must be very worse. I believe no one wishes for to be overweight and it is difficult for those who are.

I love you all, and I pray all of you will reach your goals for to be healthy and to feel better. I will support any and all of you in any way I can.

With very much love and support,
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Old 03-21-2014, 02:15 AM   #2037
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...Winter's been tough on most of us (don't want to hear about your warm weather tinlizzy and Cheryl )....
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Trust me....once summer comes and it's 115F in the shade for what seems like forever, I will no longer be saying how nice it is here. I'll be frying eggs on the sidewalk and wishing I was where many of you are.

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Back on topic...I have no weight loss advice to share. I just want to add myself to the list of strong supporters you all have. You can do it!!
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Old 03-21-2014, 04:21 AM   #2038
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Gosh darn...since June 2012, I've shrunk from a size 14 to a size 8, sometimes a size 6 just by (1) eating my big meal in the morning, (2) eliminating bread and sugar. I did not add any more exercise. I did not stop drinking wine. All I did was eat a good breakfast and then eat smaller portions/meals the rest of the day. It worked for me. By eating protein in the morning, I also got rid of any cravings during the rest of the day. Now when I want a snack, I grab an apple or other fruit. When I do want something sweet, dates are my go-to. I can hardly wait for summer when I can put on those size 6 capris...
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Old 03-21-2014, 12:00 PM   #2039
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...Cutting out sugar and bread reduces calorie intake. It's that simple
Sugar and white bread are not carbohydrates?
One must also try to understand how I could snack on beef jerky, Slim Jim's, bacon, eggs and the like and still lose weight?
All very high calories snacks, yet I still shed the weight.

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RB, congrats on the weight loss - 5 pounds can be a real boost because it shows you can do it! Keep up the good work, you are obviously on the right track.
Thanks. I was not really trying to lose weight, but decided to cut down on my carb intake. I did not realize I was losing any weight until I went to the doctor and they weighed me.
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Gosh darn...since June 2012, I've shrunk from a size 14 to a size 8, sometimes a size 6 just by (1) eating my big meal in the morning, (2) eliminating bread and sugar. I did not add any more exercise. I did not stop drinking wine. All I did was eat a good breakfast and then eat smaller portions/meals the rest of the day. It worked for me. By eating protein in the morning, I also got rid of any cravings during the rest of the day. Now when I want a snack, I grab an apple or other fruit. When I do want something sweet, dates are my go-to. I can hardly wait for summer when I can put on those size 6 capris...
This^^^^^^

This is my biggest hurdle. I like to eat late. I never eat breakfast. I have not eaten breakfast in 40 years.
I do eat an early lunch because I am so hungry by 11:30 am. Then I eat dinner around 7:00 pm. Then (not now) I would eat ice cream or other high sugar snak sometimes as late/early as 2:00 am. I am a night person living in a day persons world.

If I could do as you do, I might not ever need to diet. Something I might need to explore even further. Thank you.
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Old 03-21-2014, 01:21 PM   #2040
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Plain and simple, are you letting the "possibility"of a stab of pain keep you from doing what you know is right? You have to get moving and keep going forward, no more steps back. I love you and I wouldn't tell you this if I didn't. I want to see you getting better, not sliding back. Go to the pool, do your walk. Don't wave it off on a possibility.
Thanks, your Ogerness, for the kick in the butt. I love you too and so I didn't even take the time to reply. I just got dressed and drove to the Y. I did my 30 lengths (a few backwards to work on different muscles) and relaxed in the hot tub.

I didn't have any serious jabs on the drive there or back and I have only minor pain now. You nailed it - my fear was outweighing my confidence. So, that was one time last week, two times this week....can we say three next week?
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