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6/30/11 11:36 P

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It doesn't help if I have gone to the bathroom first. I can be doing fine, but if I go out I will get sick. Happened again yesterday, but luckily it didn't turn into a problem. All I wanted to do after I couldn't go swimming was walk around the gardens in the park and I got sick.



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6/30/11 11:29 P

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NEELIXNTES - I am similar. I hate to go out to exercise, shop or do anything around the public if I haven't gone to the bathroom and encounter a bad situation.

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6/30/11 2:02 P

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I've noticed that when I am in a flair my weight can go up for awhile. Not sure why but it might have something to do with the extra water being absorbed by the gut for the diarrhea. Crazy I know.

I've had that issue with exercising and having the urge to go as well. One thing I have tried to do is to plan my trips to the gym for after I have already been to the bathroom in the morning or before dinner so that isn't an issue. When I am having a bad bathroom day, I either don't do much exercise or exercise at home so that I can stop if I need to. Not the best solution but it works for me right now.

Ease in again slowly and with time it will all become habit again. emoticon

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6/29/11 8:57 P

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I've been drinking the water. When I have meat of some sort, it is usually 1/2 or a half chicken breast (or 1/3 if it is a large one). I will eat one pork chop if I am hungry enough and have some natural applesauce with it and add cinnamon. Sometimes ground meats might be too large a portion, but not by much. I am trying to have salad for one meal with some berries with it.

I got in one short walk this morning and then a longer one this afternoon. I started for the pool, but the storms were coming in so I went to a park instead. I don't have any exercise equipment much here. I have really light dumbbells and a resistance band. I've been looking at the exercises it shows today. I don't think that either dog wants to go out today.

Thanks for the ideas.



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6/29/11 5:57 P

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I can empathize with you! Lately, I have been trying hard and diligently to drink more water. I have heard that water can help you in many different ways. Watch your portion size when you eat food. It seems as if short walks will be what you do because of your dogs' health. It is hot right now in the Summertime, so I suggest you walk in the early morning and again just before dark. It is no use for you to be outside in the broiling hot sun. Do you have exercise equipment in your house? You could start some exercises inside. Personally, I can exercise sitting in a chair since I have a balance problem. Hang in there! Only allow yourself to have a positive outlook on life. It taxes your patience, I know. Just be stubborn enough to keep at it! Do not quit. Yes, your weight will go up and down. Mine does that! Good luck in your continued efforts!

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I am trying to restart my journey and am having problems with it. I am trying to walk twice a day with my dogs. So far that has been once a day mainly because they can't manage. One has bad legs, but likes to go for short walks. The other one has better health, but doesn't want to go very far. The other problem is my IBS. This morning I started out by myself and made it up to the end of the block before my gut started acting up and I had to rush home. The last two days I have barely finished eating when everything was through. But I have at least gotten the walking program started.

Now I am wondering what I actually can do to get anywhere. Sunday I weighed (on my scale) 215. After 3 days walking, having the runs all day, and doing some work in the yard I am now up to 222. That is more than I weighed last week. My calories have been going up and down, but not higher than they're supposed to be, because sometimes I am not hungry and at other times I am. One would think that since everything is just going right on through I would not be gaining weight.

Anybody got any ideas what would cause that? I am thinking of going to the gym today and try the weights and then hit the pool (I want to go to just one rec center and haven't tried the weights at the one with the therapy pool. Hopefully I can figure them out like the ones at the other rec center I have been to).



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