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    09-05-2013, 08:35 PM
I'm still trying to shed the next few stone but it's kind of stuck. Need to up my walking methinks :)
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    09-06-2013, 12:20 PM
^Maybe up the walking to jogging?
    09-06-2013, 12:22 PM
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Or you can get a weighted vest for more resistance!
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    09-07-2013, 12:29 AM
Equine-You could try to find an area that is more hilly to walk too. ^.^

A special hello to the new posters :)

That myfitnesspal site is awesome! I used it for a week and realized that I'm one of those people who was stuck in the starvation mode plateau. I'd cut my food down so far that I'm not getting enough calories during the days I eat healthy. Of course on the days I don't eat healthy it's fast food which according to the website will cause your body to hold onto every calorie and ounce of fat it can. Whoops! I'd been eating Lean Cuisine for months and was sometimes skipping breakfast or dinner.

My boyfriend and I went grocery shopping today for Real food and I'm using some sites like to help me. I haven't cooked anything other than pasta or rice in months. Sunday aka cooking day should be funny! XD

On the other hand this last week I got two comments from coworkers that I looked like I'd lost weight.. And when I went clothes shopping two days ago I got an 11 instead of a 13. :) But eating frozen dinners is no way to live. I think cooking fresh, healthy food will challenge me to find the right balance with intake but I think it will be better in the long run!
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    09-08-2013, 09:49 PM
I'm Amanda, I'm 5'9 and 266 llbs, down from 287. I have hypothyroidism and PCOS, and they make it EXTREMELY hard to lose weight. Finally have a doctors appt in 3 weeks and hoping he can help me shed these pounds.
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    09-08-2013, 11:06 PM
When thinking about losing weight, think of it as unplugging your main aorta. That's where some of the fat goes which makes the heart work harder.
    09-09-2013, 02:27 AM
Originally Posted by mrstorres2566    
I'm Amanda, I'm 5'9 and 266 llbs, down from 287. I have hypothyroidism and PCOS, and they make it EXTREMELY hard to lose weight. Finally have a doctors appt in 3 weeks and hoping he can help me shed these pounds.
Good luck!
I haven't been to my usual walking route due to spending a lot of time out walking with my patients. Walked down the beach yesterday and almost sat on a seal
That and my petrol is running low :( after my next pay il start up and maybe get walking on the nasty evil heart pounding trail...of doooooom!
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    09-10-2013, 08:01 PM
Well I was doing good, but then the last two months had been terrible.

So I decided to get my butt back in gear Sunday night and went for a run. First actual jog out in probably 2 years. I felt so good about myself, had evenings planned out so I could do the jog 2 more times this week, but nope. Shin splints. And some pretty bad ones too.

So friendly reminder to those wanting to go from walking to jogging: even though the walking was not an issue, the sudden feeling of "I can run farther than I thought!" can really come back and bite you in the butt

Next week I shall try again! This time I will limit myself even if my ego says I can go farther.
    09-11-2013, 12:13 PM
In prep for weight loss (and the fact I had avoided one for so long) I had a physical done. Given the results, I found a personal trainer and started a program. Now, 14 weeks later, I am 27 lbs down, only a little over a half percentage point of body fat down (phooey) and I even had an 8 week break while looking for a new horse.

Some ideas...

1. I have only been using Olive Oil to cook with.
2. Add a protein drink of some sort..use a powder that adds about 15gms of protein per serving...add to water or skim milk.
3. I am drinking triple digits in water each day. It took about a month to work up to that but now it is very easy.
4. Lots and lots of veggies..avoid corn (high in sugar).
5. For fiber, I like Triscuit crackers..Dill and Olive Oil. I eat exactly 9 wafers with some thin sliced colby jack cheese.
6. Walking can give the same benefit as is all in how it is done. I have arthritis in both knees so running is out unless it is in a pool (water aerobics). I do, however, hit the treadmill at a slight incline but walking a standard 15 minute mile. If outside, a small hill, or hills, at a quick walk pace will do the same as a flat run even if it takes a little longer.
7. Do not deprive yourself. I have hit the occasional fast food but make better choices. Grilled chicken vice fried etc. I have even had the occasional pizza.
    09-11-2013, 05:49 PM
Losing weight. Let's do a basic look at sodium. We're supposed to reduce our sodium intake. But why? How much DO we eat? Do we know where it comes from?

Your body needs only 500 mg of sodium per day to function under normal circumstances. If between age 9 - 50, best not to go over 1,500 mg daily.

Ok, we have a base. Now look at what you eat daily and write down your sodium intake and you might be surprised. More than three-quarters of the sodium people consume comes from processed foods. Remember, not all sodium content is listed as "sodium." You're also getting sodium from ingredients such as monosodium glutamate (MSG), baking soda, sodium sulfite, sodium nitrate or soy sauce, so be sure to calculate that as well.

Let's take a "natural" food, 100 grams of cheese (as one example).
Mozzarella 751.9 mg.
Processed slice (regular)
Processed slice (light and fat-free)
Cheddar (medium) 706.7 mg

Wow, did you see one was labelled "light" and "fat-free"? You're over with just 100 grams of ONE food item.

Read the labels, calculate what you put into your body. Eat better, feel better and lose weight

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