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Monday, May 19, 2014

The struggle is real

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SENSORYFOODIE 5/19/2014 6:08PM

    Thank you, Holly! I notice how you keep up with so many people. You are so encouraging and I know that I and they appreciate that. Sending love and appreciation.

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HOLLYM48 5/19/2014 5:53PM

    You are funny! I like the part at the end where you say" I hope this wasn't a bore, but then you don't have to listen to it either!" That made me laugh! I always like listening and thinking about what you have to say. It is a journey, not an easy one, but one that we must accept if we want to really modify our lifestyle. I know that I wish it were easier and that I didn't have to worry every time I stepped on the scale, but as they say, it is what it is!
At least we are in it with great people and that does make it easier! Keep on pushing! We can do this.

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SENSORYFOODIE 5/19/2014 9:48AM

    Abdominal twits would help you (yoga therapy). I think target crunches would help your abdomen and certainly breathing exercises where you pull in your abdomen after exhalation, but that requires training from a good teacher. Where we lose our fat is not really under our control as we age, I think. It's unfair.

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    I am not trying to lose weight right now, just maintain. 5'5' and 134 lbs.
Some parts of me are getting disproportionately skinny ......lost my bu*t, forearms kind of bony, but still have bo*bs...yeah! and I'd like to keep it that way! I fear they'd be the next thing to go if I tried to lose any more belly fat.
The first 10 pounds came from my waist, but that loss came to a halt!

IBS is irritable bowel syndrome. I get constipated, bloated, gassy, abdominal discomfort.

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SENSORYFOODIE 5/19/2014 8:59AM

    I agree with you. What is IBS? Thanks, River!

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SENSORYFOODIE 5/19/2014 8:50AM

    Thank you! River, I was up to 1700-2200 at times last month and found that I wasn't losing at that rate, so I had to go down. Thanks for the input; I appreciate you!

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Just wanted to add that I am also trying to eat according to what is to be eaten for low thyroid and mild IBS as well as my personal chemistry. I'm keeping notes.
I also have a theory that if you eat things that agree with YOU, your weight, appetite, energy level & mood will normalize and you may actually be able to eat at a higher calorie level. I am trying to be open-minded about what is acceptable food.......just paying attention to how my body/mind/spirit respond.

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    Let us know how it goes. I started recording my food intake (calories) to see, for real, what my body calorie calculations should be ,rather than going by some calculation formula on the internet. This has been an interesting exercise and I am going to keep it up for at least a few more weeks.
I found that am maintaining my weight at an average of about 2,000 calories per day now, even though my activity level has been down because of being so sore from early spring yard work efforts.
The 2,000 per day seems too high....and might be, since I have only done the record for about 10 days. Need to do it longer to get a more accurate picture.
I feel good at the weight I am right now, but would like to increase muscle and lose some fat. Eventually, that could mean a slight weight gain because of the muscle.

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DMEYER4 5/19/2014 6:37AM

  have a great day

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