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Sharing Helpful Information: Diastasis Recti: Lower Back Pain, and Protruding Tummy: June 23, 2013

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Diastasis Recti: Lower Back Pain, and Protruding Tummys: Hi Friends, I found out about something, and thought I'd share. It seems no matter how much weight I lose, my tummy still stays large, and poofed out in front! I learned about something called Diastasis Recti. It is well worth looking up! Also, for friends with lower back pain, PLEASE look this up! Diastiaesis Recti is a condition where the muscles that normally go down the front of your tummy, have separated, and instead of running straight down the front of the tummy, they are off to the left and right. This separation does not allow for proper tummy support, and also greatly affects lower back support, as well, surprisingly enough!! Please look at YouTube to learn about it. There are exercises that can help bring those muscles back to where they belong!! Oddly enough, doing regular sit-ups HURTS the condition, and makes it worse, which is evidenced in myself, as I'm a PRO at doing sit-ups. I have worked very hard in trying to eliminate that tummy of mine, that POPS right out, only to find out, the exercises I've done, for years, have contributed to the problem. When you look up Diastasis Recti, many web-sites lead you to believe that it is basically for women who've recently given birth. This is because that is the Largest population of people who have the condition, but, ANYONE, men, women, and children can have this condition. I don't mean to be long-winded, I just wanted to bring it to awareness that if you have a tummy that always pops out, or lower back pain, it might be helpful for you to know this information. I wish I knew about it when I was in my late 20s!!!!... but, hey, better late than NEVER!! :D

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EDM24601 4/25/2014 7:48PM

    Any luck correcting this? I am dealing with the same problem and so frustrated that my doctor told me to "do the sit-ups" to fix it.

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GRAMMY_22 6/23/2013 2:50PM

    Thanks for the info!

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3/23/13: 60 Pound Mark Today!! Over My 1/2 Way Point!!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

I am PSYCHED!! I hit the 60 pounds lost mark today! March 23, 2013! Now, I'm past my Half way point by .50 of a pound!! Weight loss has slowed down a lot, but still going in the proper direction!! Happy Girl Today!! YAY!! I thank the Dear Lord for ALL HIS HELP!!!

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BUD_44 3/24/2013 12:21AM

  You're doing great! Keep up the good work. I pray I can do as well. I've lost 6 pounds but have a long way to go.

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52114ME 3/23/2013 11:57PM

    Great job!

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Today I Hit 50 Pound Loss! Thurs. Feb. 7, 2013

Thursday, February 07, 2013

I thank God for all His help in helping me to lose weight in a healthy manner. Today, I hit the 50 pounds lost mark!! Yay! This is especially nice since, I've been on a 19 day hold.... bouncing up and down between the same 3-4 pounds, no real loss. 19 days is a lot of time being "on hold," but, yesterday is the day it finally broke, and today was even better!!

Yay!! 50 pounds gone!! Or, as my husband would say, that's like losing 10 bags of potatoes!! :D

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KARRENLYNN 2/10/2013 5:18PM

    Congratulations! Plateaus can be so frustrating but I agree with Brooklyn_Born's comments. Viewing the positives is very important too. Even though you aren't losing, you've still made progress and that keeps me on track till I'm losing again.

have a great day!

Karen emoticon

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BROOKLYN_BORN 2/10/2013 4:55PM

    Congratulations! I like your husband's comment.
Don't fear a plateau. It's like being on a hike on a mountain and stopping at a flat place to rest a bit. Maybe your body needs a rest on it's journey. And plateaus are a lot better than going in the other direction and having to retrace your steps.

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    Congrats! That is some achievement.

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WEARINGTHIN 2/7/2013 10:58PM

    Good for you for reaching this milestone! Now it comes down to maintenance of that level or going for new goals. I hope you have given yourself some sort of reward for reaching your goal, or are contemplating giving yourself one. Glenn

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Thanking God for arriving at ONEDERLAND today!!! :D

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Tuesday January 15, 2013: Today I hit ONEDERLAND!!!
Today, I hit Onederland!!!! Only if for .4 pounds, it is UNDER 200 pounds!!! 199.6 poounds!! I am PSYCHED!!! THIS IS THE FIRST TIME, since I can not remember when,.... probably at least 11 years, that the FIRST digit on my scale was a 1, and not a 2!!! OUT of the 200s, and into the 100s!!! YAHOO!!! Thanking the Dear Precious Lord for all HIS help!!!! :D :D :D
Thank You Dear Lord for helping me to get to ONEDERLAND!!!

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FITWITHIN 1/15/2013 9:18PM

    emoticon on your accomplishment with all the hard work. emoticon

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My Sister's Birthday, plus New Year's Eve, December 31, 2012, I hit the 40 pound loss mark!!! :D

Monday, December 31, 2012

Today, My Sister's Birthday, plus, New Year's Eve, the last day of the year, December 31, 2012, I hit the 40 pound loss mark!!! YAHOO!! I'm so PSYCHED!!! Happy Happy Birthday to My Sister, and a Very Happy Start to the New Year!! I am sooo happy!! I was getting close, but I always fluctuate so much, it's so cool that I hit the mark Today, and on my LOVED SISTER'S BIRTHDAY TOO!! She will be ECSTATIC for me!! :D WHEEEEE!!!!!! YAHOO!!! :D emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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HEALTHY4ME 12/31/2012 6:36PM

    CONGRATS to you on all you have accomplished and happy new year, and happy birthday to you sister as we share the same day, I am 56 though ........... lol

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SNS1968 12/31/2012 6:06PM

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