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Old 02-16-2013, 08:52 PM   #16
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I can relate. I'm over 50 and losing weight isn't as easy anymore. I have no pain or mobility issues with my weight.....but my blood chemistry shows I am at risk of diabetes, blood sugar too high, good cholesteral too low, bad cholesterol too high.

The more I give up, it seems, the more I need to give up. Haven't had ice cream in a year. No cookies. Only fruit I am allowed is Apples...to much sugar in other fruits. Living on spinach and broccoli.

Best part is, I did lose about 40 pounds, made all the blood chemistry WORSE, went off the wagon and put 20 pounds back on, blood chemistry IMPROVED. That prompted my doctor to order a brain scan, and all kinds of tests fearing I had a tumor! No issues there. Specialist says there are just some people who's bodies want to be heavy. But I will move forward and lose the weight, even if my body fights back.! Specialist says if I can lose the weight and keep it off, my body might accept the new body weight.
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:55 PM   #17
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get a tooth ache, one time I had a real bad tooth ache and couldnt eat by tooth, I knew it was gonna be lots of money cause I needed lots of work, so why i saved up, i stopped eating and after a couple weeks, I thought I could do this (eat less) its a mind game, just gotta find the right game for your mind
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:20 PM   #18
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Wii fit + eating a bowl of cereal in the morning instead of nothing = I lost 8 pounds in 1 month
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:23 PM   #19
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Try a foam roller for your IT band and psoas issues. I have a love/hate relationship with my foam roller. But no more days on end with IT band pain.

Does LA Fitness have a pool. Many people find exercise in the pool is less taxing on the back.

My Fitness Pal is good if you like logging. Sparkspeople is another site kind of like the DIS but for people trying to get healthier.

Do "rewards" motivate you? I decorated a clear glass jar with different sayings relating to a goal I had for running. Everytime I went out and ran for 30 mins or more I paid myself and then had that money to play with when I ran the Tinker Bell half marathon last month.

Maybe everytime you eat a portion appropriate meal you pay yourself. If you pass up the second helping of desert, sweet, etc you pay yourself, you get the idea. The jar can be your Disney fund.

I have a really cute dress hanging on the back of my bedroom door in the size I plan on being and I try it on once a month to see my progress.

I absolutely LOVE my Fitbit. It is a small pedometer on speed. Gives you your steps for the day, miles, calories burned, flights of stairs climbed. It helps motivate to try and increase from day to day. There is a thread here on the community board discussing the fitbit.

Just a few suggestions, maybe one will resonate with you.
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Wii fit + eating a bowl of cereal in the morning instead of nothing = I lost 8 pounds in 1 month
Can't do Wii fit no room in my house but i do go to LA Fitness 4/5 times a week. I do eat in the morning usually shredded wheat or oatmeal.

Since October I have revamped me eating almost completely. I was a junk food junky and could down 4000 calories without thinking twice. Yet in 4 months I've lost 2 pounds...it's ridiculous. I think if I could just lose a few pounds even every two weeks or so I wouldn't be so frustrated.
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:28 PM   #21
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Try a foam roller for your IT band and psoas issues. I have a love/hate relationship with my foam roller. But no more days on end with IT band pain.

Does LA Fitness have a pool. Many people find exercise in the pool is less taxing on the back.

My Fitness Pal is good if you like logging. Sparkspeople is another site kind of like the DIS but for people trying to get healthier.

Do "rewards" motivate you? I decorated a clear glass jar with different sayings relating to a goal I had for running. Everytime I went out and ran for 30 mins or more I paid myself and then had that money to play with when I ran the Tinker Bell half marathon last month.

Maybe everytime you eat a portion appropriate meal you pay yourself. If you pass up the second helping of desert, sweet, etc you pay yourself, you get the idea. The jar can be your Disney fund.

I have a really cute dress hanging on the back of my bedroom door in the size I plan on being and I try it on once a month to see my progress.

I absolutely LOVE my Fitbit. It is a small pedometer on speed. Gives you your steps for the day, miles, calories burned, flights of stairs climbed. It helps motivate to try and increase from day to day. There is a thread here on the community board discussing the fitbit.

Just a few suggestions, maybe one will resonate with you.
I have two foam rollers and the pain is so bad I find I just can't do it...I guess I might have to bit the bullet. MY IT issues are scare tissue too because of a hip replacement..but I guess I should try to do the roller for a set amount of time to see if it makes any difference.

There is a pool but my doctor feels that because of the psoas Major trauma that the back issues were being made worse currently by my swimming and yoga....it seems to be less intense at times but hasn't gotten better by not doing it. So, I'm still on the fence but it's only been about 4 weeks.

I am a fitbit owner and I try my best to log my food and steps and exercise daily but I've had no movement in my weight...

I guess I'm just going to have to try again for maybe 5 days and if successful try another 5 rather then looking at a week at a time.
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Can't do Wii fit no room in my house but i do go to LA Fitness 4/5 times a week. I do eat in the morning usually shredded wheat or oatmeal.

Since October I have revamped me eating almost completely. I was a junk food junky and could down 4000 calories without thinking twice. Yet in 4 months I've lost 2 pounds...it's ridiculous. I think if I could just lose a few pounds even every two weeks or so I wouldn't be so frustrated.
Are you logging every calorie in some way? How many are you eating? How much do you have to lose?
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:32 PM   #23
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Are you logging every calorie in some way? How many are you eating? How much do you have to lose?
I typically eat between 1000 - 1300 calories a day when I log; which has been for weeks now. And I have been exercising 4/5 times a week doing 40 mins of recumbent bike and some weight lifting typically. I have about 40 pounds to lose.
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I typically eat between 1000 - 1300 calories a day when I log; which has been for weeks now. And I have been exercising 4/5 times a week doing 40 mins of recumbent bike and some weight lifting typically. I have about 40 pounds to lose.
Is that calorie amount what you are eating or what you are netting after exercise? Do you eat any more calories to account for your workouts?

If not, you are not eating enough unless you are under 5'0" and then even the low end of that calorie range would not be enough. It is a myth that you need to eat such low calories and work it all off to lose weight. In fact, if you don't eat enough your weight loss can slow down and even stop totally. Your body needs fuel and most people would burn more then 1300 calories without doing anything all day. This is called your BMR (your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR or the number of calories you'd burn if you stayed in bed all day.).
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:45 PM   #25
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Is that calorie amount what you are eating or what you are netting after exercise? Do you eat any more calories to account for your workouts?

If not, you are not eating enough unless you are under 5'0" and then even the low end of that calorie range would not be enough. It is a myth that you need to eat such low calories and work it all off to lose weight. In fact, if you don't eat enough your weight loss can slow down and even stop totally. Your body needs fuel and most people would burn more then 1300 calories without doing anything all day. This is called your BMR (your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR or the number of calories you'd burn if you stayed in bed all day.).
No that number is total. I just don't think I'd be comfortable trying to eat the calories my fitbit adds on for my work outs...example 2 days ago I think it was like 2200 calories for the day it said I should eat....that's a crazy amount to eat if I'm trying to lose weight. I don't know how I can change my mindset to eat that much food.
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:49 PM   #26
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I have two foam rollers and the pain is so bad I find I just can't do it...I guess I might have to bit the bullet. MY IT issues are scare tissue too because of a hip replacement..but I guess I should try to do the roller for a set amount of time to see if it makes any difference.

There is a pool but my doctor feels that because of the psoas Major trauma that the back issues were being made worse currently by my swimming and yoga....it seems to be less intense at times but hasn't gotten better by not doing it. So, I'm still on the fence but it's only been about 4 weeks.

I am a fitbit owner and I try my best to log my food and steps and exercise daily but I've had no movement in my weight...

I guess I'm just going to have to try again for maybe 5 days and if successful try another 5 rather then looking at a week at a time.
With the foam roller try not to put all your weight on it, enough to say I hate this but not so much that you are crying or screaming in pain. It will be pretty uncomfortable but eventually you will get the IT band to loosen up and then life will be so much better.

I also have a "stick" which does the same thing but is portable and I take the end of that and dig into my psoas to release it. Sometimes it will bring tears to my eyes but to get it relaxed and not have that pain while I'm working is worth the 15-20 mins of intense discomfort to me. I also realize not everyone has the same level of pain tolerance that I have.

I am the poster child for proving the saying calories in less than calories out makes you loose weight is false. I hate when people spout off just eat less than put out and you will loose weight. Great job on revamping the diet by the way.

On the pool exercise front would your doctor allow you to just walk in the pool? There is a guy that goes to my gym that walked for an hour every day in the pool to help with his weight loss. He had #200 to loose and the pool was the only thing he could comfortably do. The buyoncy of the water should help and not increase stress to your back.
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I need to lose weight, I want to lose weight but I can't seem to find my commitment side. I make it like 3 days and something happens to get me off track and I fall apart.

I have chronic pain issues and I think that is the biggest factor in my getting off track. Not sure how to figure this one out....any suggestion that might have worked for you. I'm trying to figure it out.
Well I am losing and I have plenty of pain. Sucks getting old.

My dh had a heart attack and a triple bypass which finally led me to be committed. I am on a "heart healthy" diet, which means I am watching sat fat as my #1 thing. Weight loss is secondary although I am on track to losing. My goal is to get to 32" across since that is the healthy amount to have on your abdomen.

Here is what you do first....

Get a physical with all of the "bloodwork". Know what your cholesterol, Vit D, your B's, and any other stuff. For me, I have them check thyroid and liver because of my history.

I am finding that watching sat fat is enough just to lose.

If you are eating only 1000-1300 calories AND exercising you are not going to lose weight. That is way too low.

You have to up your calories with HEALTHY foods. Fruits, veggies, proteins.

You have to understand that at your starting weight you cannot eat that low and lose.

Get yourself the BIGGEST LOSER food scale and do a 2000 calorie diet which is the RDA on every food package. Makes things simple to start with.

This is a lifestyle change.
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I can relate. I'm over 50 and losing weight isn't as easy anymore. I have no pain or mobility issues with my weight.....but my blood chemistry shows I am at risk of diabetes, blood sugar too high, good cholesteral too low, bad cholesterol too high.

The more I give up, it seems, the more I need to give up. Haven't had ice cream in a year. No cookies. Only fruit I am allowed is Apples...to much sugar in other fruits. Living on spinach and broccoli.

Best part is, I did lose about 40 pounds, made all the blood chemistry WORSE, went off the wagon and put 20 pounds back on, blood chemistry IMPROVED. That prompted my doctor to order a brain scan, and all kinds of tests fearing I had a tumor! No issues there. Specialist says there are just some people who's bodies want to be heavy. But I will move forward and lose the weight, even if my body fights back.! Specialist says if I can lose the weight and keep it off, my body might accept the new body weight.

My dh is now going to a "lipid clinic". If you have one, GO!!!! It is new here. They are going to do tests that are pretty detailed to help him. He gets his blood drawn this week...my fingers are crossed. He has been eating "heart healthy" since his heart attack and bypass. He is on Lipitor without any side effects so far.

I highly recommend that you search for a specialist that deals with metabolic syndrome. You are pretty much there.

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