If you are not tracking your food intake, you may be surprised at how many calories you are actually consuming. Tracking means EVERYTHING. Catsup, peanut butter, sugar in your tea, sour cream on a baked potato, Those potato chips, or a few M &Ms. etc. Keep track of everything that goes in your mouth for a few days to see what your calorie count is before you try boosting the number. You can do it. Blessings
My name is Nadine and I live in Winter Haven, Fl
current weight: 161.4
Fitness Minutes: (178,839) Posts: 8,072 5/11/13 2:32 P
Welcome to the High Blood Pressure team, Kristina! Spark People has plenty of tools, information and community support to help you achieve your goals.
First, did you talk to your physician about stopping the cholesterol med? Although taking it may have a side effect of increasing your chance of developing diabetes, you need to discuss the risk/benefit ratio with your medical provider.
Next, eating too little can sabotage your efforts at weight loss -- if you are actually counting everything you eat, then you need to consider a different "diet" plan -- take a look at the recommended meal plans from Spark People on your nutrition tracker and see how they compare to what you are presently consuming.
Third, and just a thought -- you seem quite young to be on cholesterol medication. If your doctor is adamant about you being on this, and there isn't any really crazy family history that would seem to indicate it, I would seek a 2nd opinion -- but that's just me..
and if you have any questions about using the Spark People site, please don't be afraid to ask -- either here on the discussion boards, or you can always send me a Spark Mail..
Best wishes, Sandy
Sandy (Michigan Upper Peninsula) -- Say "Ya!" to da U.P, eh?
In GOD We Trust Choose To Lose "If you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up. It is always tired in the morning, noon and night. But the body is never tired if the mind is not tired." -General George S Patton, U.S.Army, 1912 Olympian
One item I really like to have is Fiber One's chocolate cereal. I portion it out for each morning and eat it dry. It's high in fiber which is filling and low in calories. And eating it one piece at a time takes a while.
current weight: 133.5
Fitness Minutes: (568) Posts: 8 5/10/13 12:10 P
Hello! I'm Kristina, about to be 28 yrs old. My husband is military so we move around a lot and I never really make any friends. I've been really watching what I eat and exercising for a week now, and I'm down 3lbs!! Still a long way to go though. I really committed to this when I read something about my cholesterol meds increasing the chance of women getting type 2 diabetes, especially if you're over weight and it runs in your family. So, I quit taking it for now and I'm trying to do all that I can to lower it on my own.
One thing I have noticed is that after working out (usually I do a 30min weight loss prog on my treadmill, and 30 day shred) I am STARVING!!!! Does anyone else feel like that??? I also seem to have a hard time getting my calories, which is 1200-1500, but I do good to even hit 1000 on some days. Anyways, any tips or advice would be awesome! Good luck everyone!!!
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