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NIMBUS-NEEN SparkPoints: (25,944)
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3/8/13 11:24 A

Hi Ren. You just keep on trucking ! You will get there for sure !. Find a mantra for yourself, put on your attitude hat and keep us all informed with how you are doing. Find a buddy who makes you laugh. We care !

KAB7801 SparkPoints: (0)
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3/7/13 5:24 P

Hang in there! I'm told it gets easier.

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3/7/13 5:11 P

Thank you so much everyone!
The encouragement was much needed.
And yes from now on..I'll make sure to eat enough before I work out..I won't over-do it.
I'm not giving up on this yet!
The encouraging words are greatly appreciated. I come across people on a daily basis who are just always depress about themselves.
Today is my 5th week of swimming I'm still working on it and coughing up water here and there!
But I'm sure I'll get it eventually! I wish it was easy like my Stats&Physics class!
Thank you all! So much!

CILER11 Posts: 265
3/7/13 9:16 A

Congratulations on choosing to live healthier. Diabetes runs in my family also (huge motivator for me in my journey). Definitely eat before a work out especially if it's first thing in the morning.

CMCOLE Posts: 2,667
3/7/13 9:06 A

Good for you for making healthy choices.
It will accomplish much more than JUST weight loss, as you stick with it, and re-work your menus to incorporate healthier options.

NOLAFIT Posts: 124
3/7/13 1:33 A

Great job Ren! I'm excited for you! You're right, people who are overweight have an increased risk for developing diabetes, so taking control of your weight and what you eat now is a huge step away from disease.

Eating before your morning work out is good. If fact, not eating is a mistake I make occasionally...not eating ruins my workout performance which also hurts my mood. Just make sure that you don't eat too much because it can upset your stomach or give you heart burn.

It looks like you're on the right track. Keep it up! Learn as much as you can about nutrition because long term weight loss starts in the kitchen. emoticon

TACDGB Posts: 6,136
3/6/13 11:45 P

good luck in are on the right track.

LUCKYNUMBER23 SparkPoints: (0)
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3/6/13 1:22 P

Good luck. I agree that you should eat before you workout - just don't eat too much. Hang in there. Think of it as a lifestyle change and not a diet.

3/6/13 1:18 P

Congratulations on making up your mind to lose the weight. Sounds like you're to a great start already!

UNIDENT Posts: 33,498
3/6/13 1:01 P

Anything is "okay".

You absolutely should eat before a morning workout. You're at your lowest blood-sugar, having fasted for the last 8-9 hours, so you are at risk of potentially just collapsing, or even at best just having a lowered efficiency workout. So yes, have something.

WHAT you have is ruled by your ranges. Basically, if you are meeting all four of your ranges you're doing a good job. If you have too much 'junk' you'll know because you can't meet the macronutrient ranges without blowing the calories out.

RENBUNNY SparkPoints: (0)
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3/6/13 10:59 A

Hi everyone,
I joined this site like a year ago...however, things happened and I was super depress. I'm better now though..Anyway I want to get back fit again!
Currently I'm 5'4 and I weigh 195lbs! That is so bad..but the reason why I want to get healthy is because my grandmother got diabetes and I know it can happen to anyone at anytime..and people who are over-weight(like myself) run risk of becoming diabetic.
So I decided to re-do my entire grocery list with my mom. I replaced soda with flavored seltzer water. I started eating yogurt. fruits, and veggies and I began grilling chicken.
This morning I woke up bright and early I made a Gnc Lean shake the Chocolate-peanut butter one with skim milk. 30 MINs later, I began the Turbofire workout for 30 minutes.
Is it okay that I drank a protein shake before my workout? Also..I plan on eating like Weetabix w/ skim milk and a yogurt. Is that okay? Guidance please!
Thank you!
P.s this time I want to it the right way and for all the right reasons!

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