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You might want to check with a kinesiologist. I swear by mine. She saved me from back surgery earlier this year and I'm slowly able to add more exercise back into my life.
There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action. Since there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique.
May 27th of this year, I had to cut back my exercise a great deal, as I broke my toe. Slowly over time, I started exercising more and more and it took the toe 5 months to really heal and be close to where I was exercise wise to before the broken toe. But you know what, spark helped me to continue to loose weight, even with the exercise change. With their recommendations on calories and my exercise level, it really helped.
3/31/12 Trailbreaker half marathon 13.1 miles in 3 hours 13 minutes
4/20/13 Neighborhood Watch 5K 39:17.6
10/5/13 5K Grace Pet Fest 38:47.6
12/1/13 Secret City Half Marathon around 3 hours and 4 minutes
4/19/14 Butterflies for Hope 5K for Lupus 39:23.8 (I hurt my back a few days before, and though it was my first official 5K with some jogging, my back hurt, so was very slow.)
So sorry to hear what you are going through! I hope they can figure out what is wrong so you can move forward!
"Do not destroy the work of God for the sake of food."
Romans 14:20a (NIV)
. I am going to keep maintaining my weight for me.
Congratulations on maintaining and I do hope the doctors come up with an answer soon.
"Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them -- every day begin the task anew."
Saint Francis de Sales
I am sorry you are having so much trouble and I hope that you find answers soon. I had major surgery and had to cut back my exercise drastically...I discovered that I could easily maintain, even lose at this point by just walking the dogs each day.
Reached my goal November 2009!
Weight Watchers worked for me and now I work for Weight Watchers.
It is a life style, not a life sentence.
congratulations for maintaining your weight loss. You go girl
Brown Deer, WI
leader of Weight Watchers Support team - leader
Congrats, ATTHEINLET, on maintaining your weight despite the challenges to your activity and spirit. In 2010, I had to cut back my calories 3 times: once for 3 days for a sore knee, and twice for longer with a sore left shoulder. I cut back from 1775 calorie tops to 1475 as top of calorie range. It worked.
But my situation was much easier than yours as I knew I was healing and would be back at it soon.
You hang in there. You are doing amazing!! Best luck in negotiating the health care system. It can be so frustrating. Hope you get the answers you need. Be determined. Stay with them. Keep asking questions. Look. In 1999 I finally got a referral to Shands Hospital at U of FL and after 9 months of terrible jaw pain got relief. (And, no, at the time I hit my all time weight high due to feeling awful and giving up and drinking milk shakes because I couldn't chew.) Praying that you get your anwers, too, and can resist the temptations of comfort through food!
Central Florida, Eastern Standard Time Zone
Marsha's Keys to Success = Tracking! Super Foods! Step Up Cardio! And most important: Quit Quitting!!
Hi, I am Kimberly. I have set a range from my goal weight to 5 lbs below. I like the range because I don't get negatively influenced by the scale.
However, I lost weight both by watching my diet and exercising. I usually ate about 1800 calories and I exercised on average 3700 calories a week.
My life has greatly changed since mid September at a PT appointment for evaluation. I did one exercise that day and I have been losing the ability to walk since. The doctors haven't been able to figure it out and it is not their body so they are in no rush. So, my exercise amounts to basically zero fitness minutes. I can do pushups (mens style), but nothing else seems to work. Any rotation and I have no strength in my arms (can't even open a door that is heavy) I have cut my calories down to 1300-1570 and have been maintaining.
I am getting depressed and struggling to wait until my next doctor's appointment with a neurologist at the end of February.
So, after TMI, I am proud that I have maintained my weight in the face of adversity. Has anyone else had such a major change to their activity level? If so, how did you do it? Who ever thought I would miss working out? I knew I'd miss daily walking to the beach.