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MATTIECHARLENE's Photo MATTIECHARLENE Posts: 86
7/11/07 11:23 P

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Occassionally she will go for a swim. She works at home writing and often has deadlines, but I do not think that is is. I have tried saying I MUST get exercise and that will work occasionally, but she has become immune to that. She is good at what she does, but not at losing weight so I think she is afraid she will not succeed. I do not know how to boost her ego; she is a genius and she knows that and I remind her. She is kind, generous, and a good friend. I tell her that. I think as a child she was a missfit and has never overcome it. I do not know what to do. Any help I can get will be appreciated.


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7/11/07 9:31 P

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It sounds as though there is a level of depression going on here. Does she talk about her weight? Or are you two the only ones talking TO her? Does she have regular checkups at the doctor? Sounds as though she needs to feel good about herself again. Perhaps there is something else besides walking the dog that she would like to do to achieve some exercise. I would suggest trying different methods of motivation.
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MATTIECHARLENE's Photo MATTIECHARLENE Posts: 86
7/10/07 10:23 P

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I am 5'7" and, as of today,I weigh in at 162. I plan on losing 10 LBS by November. I am hoping that will encourage my roommate who is 5'5" and weighs 220. However, her son who is about 6'3" and a furniture mover by trade, has moved in with us, and although he is content with no meat and no dressing on his salad she has decided to roast a turkey, with dressing, corn, and masshed potatoes for supper.
He is co-operative and worried about his mother's weight, but neither of us know what to say or do.
Her daughter bought her a dog to encourager her to get more exercise, but it is not working. The son feeling sorry for the dog walks it when his mother makes excuses.
At present she is strong and healthy at 60, but we worry about her. We just do not know what to do.

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7/10/07 5:37 P

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By your comments it appears that you are defeating yourself before you begin! Don't sell yourself short. I'll bet you can change your weight loss amount by adjusting your attitude toward food. Try to always eat healthy. This will automatically change your caloric intake. Good luck!
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MATTIECHARLENE's Photo MATTIECHARLENE Posts: 86
7/3/07 12:15 A

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I've only been on SparkPeople a couple of days and do not know what I am doing yet. My friend posted a lot of pictures of me on the site so I suspect I shall have to go cut some out, but I have resolved to lose 10 or 15 pounds. I would never try to lose more than a pound a week because I know it wouldn't stay off. I have printed out some exercises, and am going to monitor what I am eating and be careful, but no diet as such since I eat pretty healthy as it is. Just too much for a person my age (76).

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7/2/07 7:11 P

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Well today we did stretch and tone at the gym. it is very good because it does not cater to just any group of people. it is mixed young, old, etc. The class lasted for an hour. Tomorrow i go back for body flow. now that really tires you out. I am trying to cut back on my eating. And so far so good. All you new members welcome. I only been on line for about 1wk oh Well! Theresa emoticon I am also known as Mrs Sunshine

 
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