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SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 58,419
5/30/13 8:56 A

It sounds like you're doing the right things, so if this is a new issue, I'd suggest talking to your doctor about it. I wouldn't start taking any supplements until your doc decides if that's the right way to treat the problem.

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5/30/13 5:59 A

Drink plenty of water emoticon

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5/30/13 5:57 A

try drinking pickle juice?

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5/30/13 4:20 A

I seem to be getting frequent, painful leg cramps lately. Mostly at night, but I have had to leave meetings, and stop my car and get out to help alleviate the painful cramp. I eat bananas (for potassium), take a multivitamin, 600mg. calcium and 1,000 vit. D. I am a moderate walker 1-2 miles 2 or 3 times a week and do significant amount of house and yard work (with large garden, flower care, etc.). Other structured exercise such as weight lifting, crunches, etc. is hit and miss a couple times a week for about 30-45 min.

I'm not sure if this is nutrient or exercise related issue--maybe/probably both. I have been in maintenance for 6 months. I weigh 125 +/- and eat approx. 1400 a day, on average, and try to eat clean 90% of the time.

I don't think I am overdoing the exercise, but would like to get ideas on possible solutions. Should I add potassium supplements? Get different shoes? Eat more bananas? Add calories?

Update! NO MORE Wiggle room on my weight! Still figuring out how to keep balance and stay in charge. Staying active but could step it up again.

SW: 275-276 Ht. 5'6"
GW: 135 (goal range: 130-140)
CW: WAS 124.7 NOW: 143.5
My focus is health AND fitness! And LOSING 10 lbs. again!
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there . . . )
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