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I've hit obese and must do something now


Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Yesterday and today I started exercising for 30 minutes on my recumbent bike. Last time I was at the doctor's, about a week ago, I weighed 194! I've never weighed so much in my life and have crept into obesity. I have to do something for myself and my two daughters. So I am spending 30 minutes on my exercise bike EVERY day for the rest of my life. Maybe once I get into a reasonable weight I can do more or add things. I am very upset. It was when I overheard my mom say to her sister (my Aunt) that she thought I weighed more than my brother. I'm also reading a good book that I picked up at a friend's garage sale called The Fraility Myth. It is enlightening. I have decided that I am not going to get on a scale unless I am at the doctors office for another 3 months. Why make it painful!
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SLBROOKS3 5/15/2014 6:04PM

    Don I totally disagree with you and was outraged by your comment. I think exercise is more than 10%. How come I lost so much weight in my 20s and 30s with exercise? I have led a sedentary lifestyle and this is a HUGE change for me. While I was doing my 30 minutes today I was picturing your face I was so mad! I was losing weight a couple summers ago by doing 20 minutes. This time I decided to up it to 30 and go every day. I don't overeat that much. When I do I usually have a reason. My metabolism has slowed to a crawl which is why I am overweight and exercise will do a lot to increase it. I'm more mad than this and could go on and on but I won't. I'll just make sure I brag big time when I'm at 160!

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DDOORN 5/14/2014 10:31PM

    Working out is great for your blood pressure and cholesterol, however it's not going to make much of a dent when it comes to weight loss. The hard truth is paying close attention to your food choices, tracking ALL your food and making up with the scale who really is your friend and a vitally useful tool.

My eyes have been opened this past year...check out my blog here:

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BR>Weight loss is at least 90% determined by our food choices, 10% by our activity level. If we start thinking along the lines of "well I've walked for two hours, that should take care of that Big Mac I ate," we are losing the weight loss battle. It all begins and ends with what we decide to eat and the food choices we make.

It may seem daunting, but we build these healthy and well lifestyles step by step...and I just KNOW you can DO IT! :-)

Don

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EDEACONTX 5/13/2014 10:12PM

    I feel you. A few weeks ago I got not the scale and I weighed 193! Thats more than I weighed when I was 9months pregnant. It's crazy how the weight creeps up like that. It's so easy to put on but so hard to get off. I gave up soda and now I've been trying to exercise a few times a week. Good luck, you can do this!

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