Yes, slow and careful movements. I hurt myself some how months ago and I keep accidentally irritating it with simple things like just getting in and out of chairs, or in and out of bed or moving around in bed, or doing laundry and such. Things you can't really avoid, every one has to do them. So I am working on the mechanics of how I am doing them and trying to learn to use my legs more than my back or side or etc, and doing them slowly with out any sudden bending or jerking. I think it is slowly helping. But I also have problems with my gallbladder from gall stones and that is bothering my liver and kidneys, especially on the right side which is where I hurt myself. So I think some of my discomfort is from that too. I am going for another abdominal ultra sound on Tues to check out how those things are doing, so they can better decide if they might be bothering me along with the obliques. I think it is, but they were not so sure at first. Now I think they are starting to think that too. Any ways, all my best to you all always
current weight: 168.0
Fitness Minutes: (44,432) Posts: 21,742 10/8/13 11:46 A
Ask your doctor first to be sure it's okay and they I would suggest taking up walking. I was a couch potato before, or I should say a computer potato. I started doing all kinds of exercises and some how hurt my back and side. so I am not allowed to do a lot of bending or lifting either right now, but I am still losing weight and inches with doing a lot of brisk walking and walking my dogs, or doing free step on my Wii Fit Plus system. All my best to you always. Send me a friend invite if you would like, and that goes for you all too.
current weight: 168.0
Fitness Minutes: (44,432) Posts: 21,742 10/5/13 7:59 P
STOKER there are lists for almost everything on the computer and a lot on Sparks too/
I have had three herniated disks One was ruptured and repaired but it took a long time to get back to exercises. January 2014 id not far off PLEASE do not make a big goal. Think much smaller and you will not be disappointed especially with the back issue. I have been here three years and down 50 pounds, Just steady slow loss. No ups and downs. Use your tracker and you will learn a lot and see results. To Spark people we are here for you. You have to actively post messages so people will see you and chat. You have to reach out. You did well with your post .
Pat in Maine.
Pat in Maine. I FEEL Healthier every day with my Spark Tracker. I will do it slowly I like it that way. Toodle-ooo! and Toodle- Pip! JUST DO IT!
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The trick with carbs is to count them and keep them at or under your limit. Your limit is determined by your height. Check with your doctor or you can go to the American Diabetes Association website to determine your carb limits. From there it's all about choices which carbs will help you feel full the longest and which carbs give you the most bang for your buck. Beans, nuts, fruits and vegetables all stay with you. Sugar and processed foods give you quick energy but leave you feeling hungry. Also eating on a regular schedule and nothing in between helps keep stabilize your blood sugar levels. Hope this helps.
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Fitness Minutes: (1,447) Posts: 4,284 10/4/13 11:45 P
maybe you should check with your doctor, before starting any exercising. Most of us on Sparks, try to maintain a balance diet. a lot of us have tried the low sugar/low carbs, no carbs, no sugar and those diets don't last very long. For me it's maintaining a balance diet, eating more fruits and vegs and drinking the 8 glasses of water. It doesnt' get boring and your have a large variety of foods to eat.
Lord, bless my diet buddies and help me met my 2016 weight goals of 50 pounds.
June SparkPoints: 2,053
Fitness Minutes: (140,721) Posts: 8,638 10/4/13 10:37 P
and good luck. Blue gives excellent advice and I'd listen to her.
"The world is one country and mankind its citizens" one of the many truths spoken by Baha'u'llah and "Love is the light that guideth in darkness, the living link that uniteth God with man, that assureth the progress of every illumined soul."
current weight: 129.9
Fitness Minutes: (44,432) Posts: 21,742 10/4/13 8:22 P
I admire the fact that you're committing yourself to what you call a DIEt. That word doesn't sit well with me, and Sparkpeople teaches that this isn't a DIEt, but a lifestyle change. I learned that fact, the hard way, before I started here. Once I got the "D" word out of the way and started incorporating lifestyle change, things just seemed to fall into place.
I wasn't able to do strenuous activity, when I first arrived, either. I was so out of shape from being MORBIDLY OBESE for so many years. However, I really started Working the Plan, and the Plan started Working for me. It isn't always shouting and catawallering, but, it is a consistent journey.
I don't have a "low sugar" or "low carb" food list, but if you type it in search here on SP, they should be able to give you something. If they don't google it and I'm sure the internet will give you even more information.
- Nancy Jean - GA
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Total SparkPoints: 187,895
SparkPoints Level 21
Fitness Minutes: (30) Posts: 6 10/4/13 8:03 P
Hi everyone, I am starting my diet on Monday. Want to loose 40 lbs by 1/16/2014. At least that is what Spark suggested. I want to do it by December 15. I have a challenge for myself,lol. I can't do anything strenuous at the moment. I am getting over 5 herniated discs and sciatica. Any useful tips are appreciated. Does anyone have a "low suger" or "low carb" food list?
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