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Fatigue...need some answers...

Monday, July 14, 2014

I am in a bit of a dilemma. My son wants me to come out to play basketball, throw the baseball with him, and ride bikes. I love doing those things, but here's the problem...I am constantly tired! As soon as I start to play or ride bikes with him I am immediately exhausted. I just started taking B12 vitamins to help boost my metabolism. What else can I do? I am trying to lose weight, so of course he's trying to help me with that. He's my mini personal Any other suggestions would be a tremendous help!

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FITTERGIRL9 7/14/2014 7:38PM

    Diane7786...I forgot to mention that one detail. I just had blood work done a few weeks ago. Everything is normal except for my triglycerides. Normal is 150...I'm at 305. I've been trying to be as careful as possible with what I eat.
I promise I will continue to stay active with my son! :)
Thank you for the encouragement!

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DIANE7786 7/14/2014 6:32PM

    It might be good to see your doctor to rule out any problems. If you're fine, play with your son! The first few days might be rough but then you'll feel so much better.

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Friday, March 28, 2014

I've been killing myself for 2 weeks! Exercising, eating small portions, drinking my water...and NO CHANGES! I did lose 4 pounds, but I was hoping for at least 10! I know not to give up, but I'm terrified that I will not get out of the 200s. I'm 2 pounds away. I'm actually very scared about not losing this 60 pounds! I'm worried that I won't stick with it and I'll give up like all the other times. I'm not young anymore, so I expect weight loss to be slower, but this is frustrating!

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DRPEPPIE121 3/28/2014 3:44PM

    Congrats on the weightloss, but you expected TEN pounds in two weeks????? That's incredibly unrealistic and slightly unhealthy. Sparkpeople encourages 1-2 pound loss per week if you can do it (if your body can do it). Seems like you're on point!

Take it SLOW...otherwise you'll gain it all back when you accomplish your goal because you gotta do it with the right motivation in changing your lifestyle SLOWLY rather than "dieting" to "get thin".


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WERSPBUDDIES 3/28/2014 2:26PM

    emoticon congrats on the weight loss.

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LESLEE33 3/28/2014 12:42PM

    Any loss is better than a gain. Don't give up your doing great. Don't let a number determine your happiness. As long as your happy being healthy, that's all that counts. emoticon

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    and in fact not only islosing 5 lbs a week unrealistic, it can be dangerous, espcially if you are trying that over a long time perod.. take it slowly and don't beat yourself up .. this is definitely a 3 steps forward one step back journey .. good luck and don't give up ..

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NEPTUNE1939 3/28/2014 12:13PM

    I hope you have eliminated ALL processed foods and bread. Losing 5-Lbs. a week is really unrealistic. 2-Lbs a week is a better way to go as it gives your body a chance to adjust. 1-Lb a week is even healthier. may be a site that will aid you in your goals. There are some good articles on reaching plateaus - we all will eventually reach them. So don't get discouraged. emoticon emoticon

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TRIXYMAHOGANY 3/28/2014 12:06PM

    Ten pounds in two weeks is completely unrealistic unless you're really, really heavy. I'm talking 300 lbs + heavy. You should expect to lose 1-2 lbs per week, so you seem to be doing an awesome job to me! Great work!

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Curbing Cravings

Friday, March 14, 2014

Ok, big question...How do I get rid of cravings? Cravings of chocolate or other sweets...I have been doing well at avoiding all junk food, but I still get a craving, especially for hot fudge sundaes! I try to keep myself busy, just trying to keep my mind off of food. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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LUANN7 3/14/2014 9:49PM

    sometimes I choose to read God's word to keep my mind off the cravings and look to him for strength.Also I try eating a piece of fruit in place of the sweet thing I am craving.Hope that helps.

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Who knew??

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

I went ALL day today without ONE piece of junk food! I kept my calorie intake within the 1200-1500 calorie limit! I worked out on the treadmill for 13 minutes (that's all I could handle after not being active for so long) and burned 100 calories! I didn't realize that I would do this well! I'm surprised I actually felt good after working out on the treadmill! I did have some cravings, I won't lie...I almost took my son to get ice cream, but I DIDN'T! I am very proud of how well I did today and I didn't feel crappy about it. I did have some periods of hunger, but I didn't want to go over my calorie intake. I drank a lot of water. In the next week we'll see how my new lifestyle is working for me!

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WERSPBUDDIES 3/12/2014 11:31AM

    Way to Go,!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Feeling like a failure....

Friday, February 28, 2014

There's no easy way to say this so I should just say it....I'm failing. I can't find any motivation or encouragement. I tried to do a 2 day cleanse and I failed at that (I only lasted 8 hours). I have only exercised once in almost a month. My eating habits go up and down. I try to eat small portions, but we've been going out to eat and I'm still snacking. I'm a horrible food addict! I'm so scared that I will never be able to lose this 60 pounds. To some people 60 pounds seems so's NOT! I'm struggling just to take off 5 pounds! I'm truly lost and don't know what else to do (it's worse that I'm laid off). I feel tired, lazy, sluggish, and miserable. I feel bad for my boyfriend because I'm "not in the mood" like I used to be. I hate the way I look and feel. I just don't feel like doing much of anything anymore. I told my cousins that I would like to do the Color Run in May 2014 with them. I also said I was going to do a 5k last year and, sadly, I gave up. I'm tired of being this miserable, lazy person! I want to be more fit so I can play basketball or ride bikes with my son! I'd love to have the energy to walk on our property without getting winded. God, I really need a miracle right now!

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MINDYHGP 2/28/2014 7:39PM

    Try small changes. Do something every day to make a healthier you. Whether that is counting calories and staying within range, or having a salad for dinner instead, or having no junk food or soda that day, drink 8 glasses of water that day, or take a walk, or put on some music and dance around....if it's the end of the day and it's been a bad day for food and no exercising, you still have time before bed and do some sit ups....know you can't go to bed without doing SOMETHING to make a healthier do some jumping jacks quickly before bed, just to say you did something and you'll be amazed at what the little things can do to motivate you to do more.

Also, something I do because I'm a food addict and will eat simply because it's there! (Brief back story-I had gastric bypass surgery, I'm unable to drink and eat at the same time---actually you're raised that you should to help fill you, but it actually empties out your stomach faster and you get hungry quicker, but that's besides the, no drinking 30 minutes before or after I eat.) So after I'm done drinking 8 oz, I set an alarm in my phone for 30 minutes. I know I can't eat until then. When it goes off I can either get food *if I'm hungry* or I get more to drink and have to set the alarm again. That stops me from just eating whenever and makes me more consciously aware of when/how much/how often I eat. I also set the alarm for after I eat and when the alarm goes off I make sure to get a helps to get my fluids in but also keeps me from eating more. Something maybe you can try.

Good luck, I've been there, it sucks. I hope you feel better!

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03191952 2/28/2014 6:09PM

  know where you're coming from, but we won't let it get us down, will we?

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