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4/6/13 2:44 P

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Yes, that was the beginning of my breathingnproblems. Of course there were factors that would have popped up eventually but I was a healthy weight and active until I was attcked and left in alot of pain. I could't stand for long and so I ate alot of high fat food that let to fast weight gain. It put pressure on heart, lungs and bowels. I am doinf much better after deciding to live and lose weight.

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2/18/13 12:22 P

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I use an ACTIVcycle. There are other brands available but that is what I wound up with! (The ActivCycle Motorized Exercise Cycle is low stress workout device that is built with convenience and mobility. I have been using it everyday for a couple of weeks and I tell you has really made a difference both mentally and somewhat physically too!

If you google Paradigm 7101 Motorized Exercise Cycle you can find additional info!

Hope this helps!



Jean

If you think you are beaten, you are.
If you think you dare not, you don't.
If you'd like to win but think you can't,
It's almost certain you won't.
Life's battles don't always go
To the stronger or faster man,
But sooner or later, the man who wins
Is the man who thinks he can. (Walter D. Wintle)



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2/18/13 3:04 A

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YES!!!!! I'm 29 and have been on supplemental oxygen most my life, and these past two months I have put on some weight due to some major life events...stress..etc.... I'm at 133 lbs (my goal weight is 105 lbs, and I'm 4 feet 11) and I have found with myself that with the added weight it does make it harder for me to breath on top of the bad lungs. I'm glad I found this forum....I am hoping to find people like myself that know that not wanting to exercising is not about my being lazy..it is about the fact it literally hurts my lungs..... You know there are days I can wake up and not have a bad day and I feel like I could walk everywhere!! Other days even the smallest task gets me winded....Curious to know if others have found any ways TO exercise besides walking (like light cardio) that works for them... ??? Ive tried yoga but maybe it is the dvd I happened to buy, but it simply was entirely way to fast for me..and yet it was a "beginners" I thought to myself there is no way I can do this without keeling over......Ive spoke to doctors about my desire to lose weight and they all tell me that there is no need for me to so when I become sick I have back up weight...I'm tired of hearing this... I simply would like to be at my best health wise AND look it too! =) Eager to hear ones suggestion and replies!

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1/31/13 2:50 A

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I definitely believe that when you ly down,I find it had to breath

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1/29/13 1:51 P

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My asthma finally got so bad, partially due to my weight, that I am now on supplement oxygen. My weight has also caused some other medical problems. The cumulative effect has been that I am now required to use a wheelchair, this has added to my weight gain. I feel as though I am in a viscous circle. Stop! I want off. emoticon

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1/29/13 1:49 P

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My asthma finally got so bad, partially due to my weight, that I am now on supplement oxygen. My weight has also caused some other medical problems. The cumulative effect has been that I am now required to use a wheelchair, this has added to my weight gain. I feel as though I am in a viscous cycle. Stop! I want off.

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STILLCOOKIN Posts: 3
10/3/12 12:59 P

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I feel the same, once the weight gain it is very difficult to lose. Vicious circle. Hope everyone is having a good day. It is cooler and sunny here, typical for the Seattle area. I love fall.

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10/3/12 12:42 P

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Yes...just a slight increase in weight...2-3 pounds can make it harder for me to breathe. I mostly get heartburn after my evening meal and have found if I cut out certain foods (dairy products) and eat earlier in the evening it doesn't happen.

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9/12/12 7:19 P

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Hello "still cookin", I, too have that problem, when I weighed just 200, I felt it was very easy to breath, now that I'm 264 I find it difficult to breath and to walk up a slight hill too. I get very short of breath doing that. I take my 'rescue inhaler' everywhere I go,so I don't suffer the sob, shortness of breath,.
I used to have the same problem with heartburn but my doctor gave me a prescription for "that little purple pill", Nexium is it's name, but it did wonders for my indigestion to the point that I no longer get heartburn. John / NY

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9/9/12 11:38 A

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I've gained some weight and I think it's harder to breath, have you had that expeirience? I'm trying to control and get back on track by eating less and healthy. Overeating causes heartburn for me also.....how about you?

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