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BYEPOUNDS Posts: 6,373
6/12/13 2:03 A

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LITTLEBLOSSOM47 Posts: 61
6/11/13 8:09 P

Thank you all very much for your comments. really appreciate them all. I'm sorry, my Doctor told me this back in March and I have lost a few pounds since then. Now here it is June and it's getting closer so now I really need to get in there and do it. I agree with you Karate Kid I think I will join an exercise class and also keep a better watch what I eat.
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Edited by: LITTLEBLOSSOM47 at: 6/11/2013 (20:22)
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6/8/13 12:20 A

I looked at your blog. I agree with a lot others have already said, but as for giving you advice, I think you need to identify what your pitfalls are. Once you have identified your problem areas, then you can tackle them.

As an example, I tend to overeat on baked goods, and I get lazy with exercise unless I'm in a group - then I get competitive. My solution is to really challenge myself to eat more protein and less carbs, and I go to exercise classes where I can compete in a friendly way with others, even if they may not know it emoticon

You're saying you tend to start lifestyle changes and then you give up. Maybe you need to look at what triggers those starts and stops. Keep a diary, or keep blogging here. It may help you analyze what's going on.

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Edited by: KARATE_KID at: 6/8/2013 (00:23)
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6/7/13 10:59 P

Are you able to walk for exercise? If so, walk everyday for a set amount of time. Also, if you don't already use the Nutrition Tracker, learn it and use it religiously. Consistently do not exceed the Nutrition Tracker's bottom line daily ranges for calories, carbs, fat, and protein. If you can do those two things (walk and use the Nutrition Tracker), you will lose the weight at a steady, continuous pace.

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6/7/13 11:46 A

Hi, Blossom ! I replied to your blog.

I think I have one concern about your doctor's request for immediate weight loss. Why the rush ?

At your current weight and height, you may be slightly overweight, but you are not obese or morbidly obese. As I noted in my reply, someone who is close to a healthy weight for their height will find that it takes longer for the weight to come off. Someone who is morbidly obese could safely lose 15 pounds by August 5th. Because you are really close to a healthy weight for your height, you're going to find the weight comes off a lot slower.

Ask any member trying to lose those last few pounds and they'll tell you they don't lose 1-2 pounds per week. They are lucky if they lose 1-2 pounds per month.

Which is why I wonder why your doctor wants you to lose 15 pounds by Aug 5th. What's the rush ?



LITTLEBLOSSOM47 Posts: 61
6/7/13 10:37 A

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