Thanks. I had a rotti named Rocky from the time he was 6 weeks old til the moment he died 10 years, 4 months and 2 weeks later. I joked that he was my canine soulmate. No one will ever take his place, but a big old cuddly Great Dane named Jasper is doing a great job of filling that hole that Rocky left in my heart.
Fitness Minutes: (25,410) Posts: 4,525 4/26/12 5:03 P
I admit I'm not a very good exerciser. I have lupus, and my stamina is awful. I'm also recovering from stroke like effect left over from brain abcesses that formed with my last major flare a couple years ago. There's a fine line between doing enough and doing too much, so usually I find it's easier to just do nothing! I really need to get moving more, but it hurts! Now I sound like a whiner again. I've got to stop that.
At 5'6" and 140 lbs, you are well within the 'healthy weight' range so it's not going to be as easy to lose those 10 lbs as it might be if you weighed much more to start. Maybe you don't need to lose WEIGHT but might need to tighten up the muscles to look better. I think we often look at the scale as our primary measure when we should look at muscle tone, fat percentage and so forth. At any rate, you didn't mention anything about your exercise/fitness level so maybe you are already doing a lot but I'd suggest strength training and moderate cardio as a start - and use the measuring tape instead of the scale! Some people at 140 would look like a blob because they had no muscle tone and all blubbler while others at the identical weight would look very buff and slim - that might also help you lose at least some of those 10 lbs in the process! Good luck!
Lynda in Orange County, So Calif
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Fitness Minutes: (218) Posts: 14 4/25/12 2:49 P
hi karin..how many calories are u taking in now and for how long? its true if u follow low cals for a long time your metab gets sluggish..try increasing the cals by say 200 or 300 and see what happens..i did this and i started to lose again..keep us posted!
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Fitness Minutes: (218) Posts: 14 4/25/12 12:49 P
My name is Karin. Why is it soooo hard for me to lose a measly 10 lbs?? Is it because I don't look THAT bad and my clothes aren't THAT tight? There is so much info that I'm overloaded. Am I not eating enough? That's my first guess because it's hard to take the leap to eating MORE to lose, even tho, in theory, it makes sense. I've struggled with these same 10 lbs my whole life, and I've lost it before, but eventually I gain it back. Is my body telling me to just be satisfied with where I am? I'm far from skinny at 5'6" and 140, but I feel like a whiner when I see so many people making progress on much larger, health renewing losses. We're going on a cruise in July and I really want to look and feel my best, AND. I want to take the skirt and blouse I wore to my sons wedding in 2006. I have motivation, how do I keep it going? I started. In March and 6 weeks later I'm no farther almg. Time is flying! Help!
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