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1/11/12 7:56 A

See there, look at you! 40 minutes is no small feat. emoticon

TONIRTP Posts: 23
1/10/12 10:29 P

I did 40 mins of stretching and core excersize today. One day at a time!

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1/10/12 10:39 A

Hang in there. I just wanted to say that I think many of us have our doubts about if this will work. I have to 'make' myself positive every day. Every day. Log your food, do what you can and then do one small thing more. Make one more healthy choice. Say no to one more poor choice. You don't have to do it all tomorrow and you don't have to do it alone.

This is a great board when you have those doubts and the moderator is top notch. Take this journey slowly and come back and post tomorrow about the positive change you made!


ARCHIMEDESII SparkPoints: (196,884)
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1/9/12 11:35 A


As a previous member noted, weight loss is all about what you eat. Good nutrition is what takes the weight off and keeps it off. Exercise is what keeps our bodies fit and healthy. Exercise is important to our long term health and fitness, but if you can't exercise then you do the best you can for the time being.

What did your doctor say was okay to do ? Did they tell you it was okay to walk ? If so, try to take a daily walk. Walking is wonderful cardiovascular exercise. there are members who will tell you how they lost 100+ pounds just by walking and watching what they ate.

One thing to keep in mind is that even though you can't exercise, that doesn't mean you have to decrease the amount of calories you eat. You don't want to starve yourself in hopes that will speed up your weight loss. starving doesn't work. In fact, eating too little can hinder your weight loss, not help it.

So, do make sure you're staying within Spark nutrition guidelines. Even though you can't exercise as intensely as you'd like, if you stay within the spark range, you will lose. It might be a slower loss, but it's still a loss.

Slow and steady really does win this race.

TONIRTP Posts: 23
1/8/12 11:02 P

I have to keep my focus. Thanks for the support!

ONEBADPENNEY SparkPoints: (2,623)
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1/8/12 6:34 P

I hear ya TONIRTP, I have knee and back problems and it seems that the more I try to do something that will help my weight lose, it lays me up for a few days. I just tell myself that there will be a time that I will be able to do the things that I want to without the pain that comes with it.

BAM0827 Posts: 3,023
1/8/12 5:55 P

Weight loss is said to be 70-80% nutrition, 10-20% exercise (some throw in 10% genetics) so if you're not able to exercise right now - focus on nutrition. I was fully capable of exercising when I started but I didn't do anything for a month - I wanted to get my eating under control.

Maybe when the pednisone is over you can ask you doctor what s/he suggests for exercise so your asthma doesn't act up.

What I'm learning is that we need to focus on the "cans" and not so much the "can'ts". We'll get no where if we just keep thinking of roadblocks. We're able to do so much more than we ever imagined - if we look at the possibilities.

You can do this. Small steps lead to big results!

TONIRTP Posts: 23
1/8/12 5:00 P

I started 1/1/12, with new hope . Started having problems breathing 1/3/12. Asthma exacerbation, started prednisone. Haven't been able to work out. I do log food. Just concerned nothing is going to change.

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