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Losing weight with limited exercise

Saturday, August 17, 2013

I know it is possible to lose weight without a lot of exercise, I just haven't quite figured out how yet. Anyone have any great tips for this?

I am feeling hopeful as I finally have a doctor who believes me and doesn't think I am just making excuses. Proof is in the MRI. Maybe now I can get some help and life will be easier.

In the meantime, I am going with what I can do and trying to stick with my healthy eating. I'm not gaining though so that is good.
I am having fun with my new spiral slicer. Last night I sliced up a sweet potato (pictured), a zucchini, an onion, a summer squash and added some garlic too. I sautéed it all with a little olive oil. It was fantastic.
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    I have severe osteo arthritis in my knee, and I struggled to lose weight without exercise. I joined the local gym and found a personal trainer with experience of rehabilitation, then booked up 6 sessions with him (not very expensive at all). He has been great and I am doing cycling, arm cycling and some weights - all while sitting down. It is increasing the mobility and strength of my joint and burns off a significant amount of calories, so helps my weight loss. This is the best thing I ever did. I did go to a physiotherapist, but the personal trainer is much better as he is not just looking at my knee, but my whole fitness.

    You need to build up muscle, which in turn helps to burn off calories, so trying to lose weight without exercise is almost impossible. But you can exercise, even in a limited way, and every bit helps!
    1640 days ago
    maybe you could try some resistance bands, you can do the exercises while sitting and still burn calories, give it a try. There are lots of video's here on spark with the routine's. Stay positive, you are not gaining and that is good news emoticon . I hope you feel better soon!
    1651 days ago
    I love Love LOVE my spiral slicer!!!!!!

    I could eat zucchini spaghetti almost every meal!!!

    And spiralizing some potatoes and roasting them in the oven with just a little olive oil makes a very impressive side dish when you have guests... it just looks like SO much!
    1651 days ago
    Get a referral to a physical therapist. He/she can devise a program for you that takes into account your limitations.
    1652 days ago
    No it is physical limitations. I have reached the limit of what my body is capable of doing for now. My mind and soul want to go farther. The MRI I just had done of my lumbar spine shows advanced arthritis with narrowing. Having left knee problems and have spinal problems in my neck as well. Going to a specialist soon and hopefully it will one day be improved.
    1653 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/17/2013 12:02:35 PM
    Love the spiral slicer!
    Not sure what your definition of "a lot" is. Diet and exercise go hand-in-hand for long term results.
    Is it the time commitment of exercise? Physical limitations? Attitude? If it is attitude, I think you already know what the answer to that one is...
    1653 days ago
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