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Losing Weight!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Five years ago I had no trouble losing weight. It was not uncommon for me to take off 7 pounds in a week when I first started trying to lose. Even 2 years ago I could lose pretty easily when I set my mind to it. Now, it seems that no matter how hard I try it is a struggle. I either work for 2 or 3 weeks to lose one or two pounds...or nothing at all. I think that part of the problem is that I now have diabetes...but I also think it is age related. It is so very frustrating. I have not eaten much at all this week and have been working until 10, 11, or 12 every night. Maybe I am destined to be this size for the rest of my life.
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GEN2008 10/18/2010 12:42PM

    I totally understand what you mean. I would try really hard to only lose 1 pound. The doctors would look at me as if I did something wrong. It was not until the doctor told me I had PCOS that it made sense! I recently began seeing a nutritionist that put me on a lower carb eating plan. She stated with PCOS and insulin resistance, I should watch the type of carbs I eat and what I eat them with. Not only would this help me lose weight, but it should also help with my energy level, which is non existent some days. Have you tried switching up how you eat?

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TABBYRUINZ 10/16/2010 11:54PM

    Can you imagine being too exhausted to eat? I am rarely that tired but I bet if I had that kind of activity level I would hvae fewer weight issues.

I agree about the small town thing, too. It would be nice to go back to the way things used to be in many respects.

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DEBBIE84 10/16/2010 8:47PM

    I won't give up, but what I am doing just isn't working. I must admit that I have been far to busy to do my walking the past week, but I have been working hard, so I am getting my exercise right now. You know, if we had to raise our own food like people used to do, I'll bet we would lose weight....we would have to work really hard for our food and then we would have to make what we raise last. I so think we should be living more like the pioneers had to. Can you imagine having to raise everything you eat yourself, make your own candles, etc. We wouldn't have the time or energy to over eat and would definitely get our exercise. I sometimes wish I still lived in a small town because it is so much easier to walk places...you are closer to everything and it is safer because there isn't nearly as much traffic.

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TABBYRUINZ 10/15/2010 7:49PM

    I don't think that is the case Debbie! I think that of myself quite frequently and then consider drastic events that could change it, like being stranded in the wilderness with minimal supplies or living in 3rd world countries...

I think it is just going to take longer for us, we don't have enough muscle to burn the extra calories stored in our bodies so what we eat just adds to it whether it is a lot or a little.

A mile for 100 calories is wiped out in a half can of Mt Dew or an apple...

I really need to start increasing my muscle mass, maybe it will boost my energy and burn.. Don't give up! :)

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