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12/6/13 9:02 A

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Happy St. Nick's Day!

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. .))May you have Butterfly Mornings and Wildflower Afternoons!
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12/5/13 8:05 P

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I didn't lose weight during the challenge, but I learned a lot. I've finally started to lose weight very slowly

" ...what lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies wthin us." (Emerson)


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9/16/12 7:17 P

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Hi
I just finished reading all the posts in this forum. I also just finished the 8 week diabetic challenge. Whew. I too have a great deal of difficulty losing weight. Since March 23 when I joined SP I have only lost 22 lbs but the big difference for me is clothes size. I have gone down 2 full sizes.

So although I didn't lose pounds I must have lost fat and replaced it with muscle. I really have a hard time getting all the calories in that SP say I need but I have found when I stay within my calorie range I tend to lose about 1 lb a week. For four weeks when I was far below the recommended calorie range I was on a plateau. I was told my body thought I was in starvation mode so was burning very little calories. I can't understand that one but it seems to be true.

I also have thyroid issues and this seems to be an indicator that weight will come off slowly.

Anyway I walk 3 or 4 days a week, bike some days and do strength training videos three days a week.
I feel great. Look thinner and have enough energy to keep going like the "energizer bunny." : )

My idea is that we have to keep on eating in a healthy way, exercise whenever and however possible (it's much easier if we find some type of activity that we like) and not worry about lbs.
They will come off eventually or else the fat will be replaced by muscle.

Sorry that my post is so long but I do talk a lot. : )))

Hope each and everyone of you have a healthy successful journey on Spark People.


At the end of the day, be able to look back and say "I did my best today."

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9/11/12 12:22 P

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I hope you are all correct...so far I have not seen a decrease in my weight but my size has decreased! Between the gym 5-6 days a week and walks with Cuddles my new puppy/dog, hanging laundry on the clothesline, gardening and remodeling (I can show you the bruises!) I am fairly active wouldn't you say! But my body wants to keep what it has so now I am trying chromium under Dr's guidance..in fact I checked with two doctors and will have my labs checked in 2 months to see how it is going!

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5/8/12 3:25 P

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I'm afraid my daily routine is rather boring. Since I am having trouble sleeping, my day starts at random times. Being retired, the time of arising is not a factor in my life. My usual breakfast is Kroger Carb Master yogurt, 1/4 c of Fiber One, a couple of supplements and sometimes a banana. Less than 200 cal.

Morning is spent going over SP mail and normal email and listening to radio. (I am a political junkie.) and lunch is usually a slice of whole wheat bread with a tbsp of natural peanut butter with, believe it or not, ample yellow mustard.

Since my DW suffered the remnants of a major stroke, I do all of the shopping and cooking so the afternoons are spent shopping. I used to do major grocery runs but have stopped due to spoilage of produce.

The evening meal always consists of a tossed salad with a little oil and ample vinegar -- apple cider and/or red wine, protein and carbs. TV completes the day and for some ungodly reason I am usually up till midnite or 1 am (drats)

I also test my sugars at least 3 times a day even though I have obtained great diabetes control, there is no substitute for being always aware of what is going on. I was Dx'd with T II in 1996 and at time by A1c was over 9. It is now 5.2 last March and I am going in this week for my quarterly blood work. Based on my current 90 day glucose average I dont expect any significant change in my numbers, in fact I expect my endo will once again reduce my lantus dose.

As you can tell from my verbose reply, I dont do much exercise and that is embarrassing. I was walking at least 1 mile a day, but a few months ago, I went on a very ambitious 2 mile jaunt and when I arrived home, I fell on my face on the tile floor and spent few days in the hospital, guess I used that as an excuse for not being faithful to the daily walk.

I apologize for the length of this reply but I hope it gives you some help. Keep in tough, privately if you wish. This is a very difficult journey and we all need all the support we can get.

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5/8/12 3:06 P

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I know one thing; in the process of building muscle, it weighs more than fat. So if you are working out just keep on keeping on and one of these days you'll see a loss.

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5/8/12 2:58 P

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I am having trouble getting in a routine with my diabetes; don't even want to believe I am so I need help. At 66, the weight does not want to come off. but I'm not exercising. Very happy for you and your sucess. Can you share your daily routine.

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5/3/12 3:29 P

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My weight loss continues with success; Today. I weighed in at 176 lb, down from 225 58 weeks ago. I actually weighed 171 last monday but had this hiccup witch does not really concern me as fluctiations are normal.

My BMI says that I am at normal weight for the first time since HS.

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3/20/12 10:01 A

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I was trying to lose weight from time to time and it does not work cause i starve myself. So now i guess i'm doing it right by eating everything in moderation. it works so far

For a healthier life!

enny


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3/4/12 11:46 P

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I had been away from posting for a little while because I got busy. I had gained a little over Christmas. Keep posting, too, because it will help keep you on track. I actually even walked twice today. I am going to make a bigger effort to post or reply at least once a day.

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3/4/12 6:04 A

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Keep doing what you're doing! Add a little more food if you are hungry.
I went a long time without losing weight. One day, everything clicked, and the pounds just came off. Stay faithful to your routine. Make minor adjustments as needed. Keep focusing on healthy living.. good things are coming!
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3/2/12 11:32 A

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There needs to be a good balance between amount eaten and exercise. Good luck with finding the right balance. I am having trouble getting the motivation to exercise because I hate it. Okay, I am not fond of it. I shouldn't say I hate anything. I have been having difficulties with the weight loss since Christmas. I need to get over it and back on track.

Good luck to everyone!.

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3/2/12 11:25 A

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are you getting enough food? If you are not eating enough your body will store it thinking it needs to. Check that you are within your calorie range.

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3/2/12 3:18 A

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Dear all
For the last one month I am going to the gym, 30 minutes treadmill, 15 minutes bicycle and 30 minutes machines. Eating very less. No rice no bread. Noodles or Omlet in the breakfast. Oats with vegetables in the lunch. Fruits and low fat milk in the night. After one month when I checked the weight I gained 600gms. I am 45 years old with diabetice and having thyroid.
Can any body suggest what to do?

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