that's great... I wish my hip would let me walk that far. I was supposed to have a hip replacement 11 yrs ago but no insurance On Friday I went with a friend from Chicago to Mt Hood and walked up much steeper inclines than I have done for years. I am still hurting so much from it that sleep isn't easy. one mile flat I can do or give four hours of massage which I wish burned as many calories as Prevention Magazine says it does, but based on my weight fluctuation it is one of those things that if you are used to it don't do much for you any more - I need to get more limber and to get back some atrophied muscles but that is a slow process
Fitness Minutes: (99,663) Posts: 14,784 9/11/12 5:48 P
Thanks Carol: I need to do either Fat Flush Plan or South Beach for two weeks to get past the cravings. I heard not long ago that we crave carboHYDRATEs when we really need water. I have been noticing the more carbs I want when I haven't had enough water. There may be something to it.
Hi, Fiber, and welcome! I had a problem with starchy carbs and for years I said I couldn't overcome it. This time I did. It is hard but you have to limit yourself - no excuses, no if's, and's, or but's. After a month of limiting my bread, rice, potatoes, etc. I found I no longer craved large amounts of starchy carbs. I'm now satisfied with 1 medium potato and 1/2 cup of brown rice. You just have to hold fast and give your body the time to adjust to this new and healthier way of eating. My best advice is 1) use your nutrition tracker faithfully, every single day, because it will keep you honest and accountable for your choices; 2) find a few exercises/activities you actually LIKE doing and then do them 3-4X a week - if you like doing them, you have a better chance of sticking with them; 3) stay active with your teams because they will keep you motivated and give you support and encouragement, and; 4) try to have fun with this because if you enjoy the journey you will reach your destination! So, I also recommend you run your daily report (on the tracker page) so you can check your percentages of carbs, proteins, and fats and compare them to the recommended values on that report. Keeping a check on those really worked for me. Good luck and don't ever say "I can't" because
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Carol Arizona USA
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Fitness Minutes: (3,177) Posts: 4 9/10/12 9:43 P
Hi - I just joined. I'd like to lose 50 more pounds I have lost 29 pds and am yo-yo-ing on 4 pds that I lose, get back, and lose again for several weeks now. With limited ability to exercise due to joint issues, the will power to stay away from carbohydrates is my major downfall and I don't mean sugar. (Sugar, corn syrup, nutrasweet, etc. gives me bladder infections so I only eat very small amounts because I am antibiotic resistant.) I mean bread. I can gain 4 pds in a single day eating bread and not even a large amount. No symptoms of gluten intolerance just carbohydrate malabsorption, due to 22 yrs of sleep deprivation. I am sleeping twice as much as I was, and sometimes I even get the 5 hrs I need to lose weight. But on the days I get the sleep I don't always get enough water and for me everything has to be right to lose weight. When I do it comes off quickly, but the will power to stay away from bread just isn't there. I get day old bread for my chickens, and I need to crumble it all up before I put it in the freezer but for whatever reason I just don't do it.
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