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BONNIEBONNEAU SparkPoints: (33,438)
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9/5/13 10:57 A

ty for ur posts - I will not try to run
but will go tomorr, to check out the pool prices

as for the page set to pvt, I just do not want my stuff showing up in GOOGLE.
that kinda freaked me out - I do not want future employers to know, that I have a weight problem , before I even get an interview ! ha

SLIMMERKIWI SparkPoints: (250,105)
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8/29/13 1:36 A

If your page is set to "Private" then that is why others can't see your tracker. To see what is on the page and the tracker then the person has to be made an official "SparkFriend" which is why I CAN see what is there. If you don't want others to see what is on your page - especially non-SparkPeople members, then you are best to continue with your page set to "Private"


EXOTEC Posts: 3,327
8/28/13 10:22 A

I can't access your Spark Page at all... much less your Tracker.

I agree with previous posters about just cutting out all processed foods, eat "real food," and see if you can limit your carbs a bit. Do you think you could get that value down to around 100 g per day?

So far as running... if your body is telling you "ouch" STOP IT! There is a reason for pain: it's to protect you from damage. Don't push into that. Be more active in ways that don't create discomfort. Do you garden? Maybe take longer walks. Walk farther when you go to stores. Spend time standing and moving around in your kitchen cooking (real, good foods!). Perhaps get some low-impact exercise DVDs - like Tai Chi. That's a great physical meditation, too. Do you have a place you can swim? that's good exercise which will spare your joints. Go to a park and play on the kids' equipment! swings! slides! monkeybars! Frisbee with a dog. There's lots of things to do which will give your knees a break but still be good exercise.

And you can't spot-reduce with exercise. Yes, sit-ups (etc) will tone various muscle groups, as will lifting with barbells and the like. But if anybody is advocating losing fat only in a particular spot, I'd be deeply suspicious of the source.

BREWMASTERBILL SparkPoints: (31,088)
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8/28/13 9:48 A

How many calories are you eating every day?

BONNIEBONNEAU SparkPoints: (33,438)
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8/28/13 6:04 A

ty for ur posts !
I do not know why sp members can't view my trackers - very strange. I was told to change my profile , so it would not show up on Google - which to my horror, my honey found without being a SP member !!

the list sounds very logical - thank you for reminding me of this -
but as a rule - isn't swimming better for the body - cause u use all parts ?? or is that more junk that I learned

SLIMMERKIWI SparkPoints: (250,105)
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8/26/13 5:51 P

As far as which one is better, why not make a list of pro's and con's? Things like
* Which you LIKE to do more than the other (odds are if you enjoy more one over the other, then you will do that one more!

* Your affordability

* How often can you use them

* Easily got to re transport, walking etc.

* What are their opening hours - totally suitable for your needs?


MLAN613 Posts: 18,800
8/26/13 8:22 A

Also, you may want to share your food and fitness trackers. In most cases, if you're not losing, it boils down to what your eating. Maybe you're eating too much, too little, or a lot of junk. emoticon If you make your tracker public, other SP members can look and provide helpful suggestions.

As for exercise, you can't target a specific area for reduction. Personally, the regular gym you're looking at sounds better than the pool club. It sounds like the gym has more options for variety, unless, of course, the pool club offers a full gym with strength and cardio options.

Edited by: MLAN613 at: 8/26/2013 (08:24)
BONNIEBONNEAU SparkPoints: (33,438)
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8/26/13 4:55 A

thanks for your posts . I just posted my weight, and I am back to zero pounds lost - emoticon depressing for me .

the man in the video - talks about stress and how it effects your glands ? is this true ?

as for gyms in France - they are a few - and I looked into one - and its 30 a month, also going to look at the cost of the pool club , I think, that maybe cheaper .

which one is better to join , for belly people like me ?

ALLICIAC SparkPoints: (24,321)
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8/22/13 1:10 P

You seem to be posting every few days about your weight not going down. Weight loss isn't measured in days, it can be weeks or months.

ROXIELU0422 Posts: 317
8/22/13 12:41 P

2 salads a day is not going to fix your issue.

You said you are "Trying" to eat better. Trying is good, but to see results, you need to eat better ALL THE TIME. I know it's not easy. I give myself a couple of cheat meals during the week and it helps with my cravings.

You probably do not have a medical issue. If you don't like to run, don't do it. Walk, dance if you like to dance, Do the elliptical or get a workout DVD. Find something you LIKE and you will do it more.

I think you need more protein in your diet. Protein and complex carbs fuel your muscles and when you have more muscle you burn more calories at rest.

DO NOT take detox pills. Those things are worhtless.

DRAGONCHILDE SparkPoints: (61,458)
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8/22/13 8:20 A

I don't have to watch that video to know that guy;s a quack. Ignore him. You don't "eat for your body type." Yes, there are people genetically predisposed to holding fat in certain places. Neither what you eat nor the exercises you do can target those areas for fat loss. Spot reduction isn't possible, period. There is NO credible science of any kind that supports this nonsense.

Do the kinds of workouts YOU enjoy, not that some "weight loss guru" tells you that you should. Weight loss is about diet, anyway.

Slick marketing campaigns are very compelling, especially when a silver-haired guy in a suit and tie presents them. That's all they are, though. Marketing.

BONNIEBONNEAU SparkPoints: (33,438)
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8/22/13 4:30 A

I get myself so confused, the more I learn , the less I know ! ha
tell me what you think of this info, he says not to do hard work outs - I have a belly issue /body type

144AUTUMN SparkPoints: (75,311)
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8/19/13 7:46 P

It's better to eat several small meals through out the day and don't forget your protein. Eating several smaller meals throughout the day helps to keep your metabolism engaged and increases the calories you will burn when you exercise!

SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 65,751
8/19/13 7:39 P

If you aren't interested in running, that's okay. What's important is you just find activities to mix things up and continue challenging your body in different ways.

Coach Jen

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8/19/13 5:52 P

"as for running, ....."

Look at the footwear, and,
look at your technique.

You may need someone qualified to help you with each. Don't just go to any-old-shoe shop, but rather one that specializes in sports footwear, AND has qualified staff on hand to properly assess your needs. The same for running. A qualified trainer should be able to help you with your technique.

It may also be that you might need need supports for when you run! Again, get a Physiotherapist to show you how to apply them, because if not done properly, at best won't do diddly squat, and at worst can cause harm.


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8/19/13 11:20 A

ty for all ur posts -
I am eating 2 large salads a day ..sooo when will I see results ?? I added tuna to the salad for protein .

as for running, I don't know why it hurts my knees ??

8/19/13 8:20 A

Pills aren't going to make you lose anything but your money. Best way to detox is give up gmo sugar...... all sugar.... have more green vegetables... kale, swiss chard... bok choy etc

ALLIE_ME Posts: 248
8/19/13 7:24 A

I am also doing a detox using food, to heal my liver. I was told that an overtaxed liver can affect the thyroid (and lots of other things) and prevent weight loss. So, I add a little pomegranate juice and lemon juice to my water and eat liver supporting foods. If you'd like the details you can DM me.

CMCOLE Posts: 2,667
8/19/13 7:10 A

you could save your money from the detox stuff and get REALLY GOOD footwear for running/jogging.

now, you've said you 'try' to eat well.
Make sure you track things.
You may notice a trend.

ALLIE_ME Posts: 248
8/19/13 7:01 A

You may also have a thyroid issue as I do. A new friend of mine was shocked to learn I hadn't had a simple carb since the end of May and exercise religiously and have only lost 5 lbs (I'd like to lose another 25 or so). She said the weight should be dropping off. Yeah, well....
So, it's not all calories in, calories out when there's hormone disregulation involved.

8/19/13 6:10 A

I was in the same place - exercising regularly (walking 10,00 steps/day), calories tracked and under control, but the scale just wasn't budging. The minute I cut out simple carbs and processed foods (100 calorie snack packs, healthy cereal bars, Lean Cuisine meals, etc.) the pounds starting dropping off. I've been concentrating on whole foods, with an emphasis on protein (poultry, nuts, beans), fruits, and vegetables, and it seems to be working.

Good luck!

SLIMMERKIWI SparkPoints: (250,105)
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8/19/13 6:10 A

IF you do jogging, then make sure that you have good work-out footwear, not just any old shoe, but shoes made for exactly that purpose AND ones that suit YOUR feet! Good footwear is one of the best insurances for prevent joint injury.


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8/19/13 5:09 A

thank you for all the great advise;
I will join the new swimming pool , in sept , when it opens.
as for jogging - I will try again - it kinda hurts my knees

but the strength training .;yes, can do !!

BITTERQUILL Posts: 1,639
8/14/13 1:22 P

Work out harder. Not necessarily *more,* just *more challenging.* Walking is great but adding an hour or two of jogging per week could be just what your body needs to burn more calories, gain cardiovascular fitness and generally jumpstart your metabolism. Strength-training helps, too, because the more muscle you have the more you burn even at rest, but be prepared for sore/swollen muscles and a deceptive "gain" on the scale until your muscles stop retaining water.

Make sure you are tracking very accurately. Eyeballed measurements are notoriously inaccurate.

Don't detox. At least, don't detox with "products" and "cleanses." Eat fibrous food and lots of colorful produce, drink water, keep moving and sleep plenty. That's all the detoxing you need and it's a lot cheaper (and safer) than pills.

Edited by: BITTERQUILL at: 8/14/2013 (13:22)
LOTUS737 Posts: 3,921
8/14/13 12:58 P

i agree- change up your workouts! make them harder- walk faster, walk further, run, or totally change it up- bike, swim, etc. if you're not strength training that can help too.

maybe try calorie cycling a bit- make sure you hit your average in range for the week, but for example do 1200, 1600, 1400, 1300, 1500, etc. to interrupt what your body is used to.

and yes, always check for progress beyond the scale!

remember, healthy choices and actions have positive impacts, even if the scale doesn't move!

8/14/13 9:23 A

Think of a plateau as your body telling you that this is where your current level of exercise and eating is going to get you. If you need/want to lose more weight then you're going to have to make changes to both. Adding a little running into your walks or better yet adding strength training to your routine will help. Cleaning up your diet a bit eating 10 servings of fresh vegetables and fruit each day while cutting back on white flour and sugar will make a big difference.

Pills aren't going to make you lose anything but your money.

SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 65,751
8/14/13 9:09 A

How long has it been since you lost any weight? Are you tracking all of your food daily and staying in your recommended calorie and nutrient ranges? Are you doing any strength training? Do you measure yourself? Is it possible you've lost inches even if the scale isn't moving?

Your body is already very efficient at cleansing itself, so detoxes aren't necessary. They also won't help with permanent weight loss, so I'd save your money and stick with a healthy diet and regular exercise instead.

Coach Jen

BONNIEBONNEAU SparkPoints: (33,438)
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8/14/13 8:19 A

I have been active , lots of walking - and trying to eat a good food plan . I feel healthy and full of energy - BUT the scale does not move . now , all the weight is in the stomach - so I guess , it moves around ??

I also have started to learn about detoxing , so now , I have started to take pills to detox .;

any ideas ?

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