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8/10/17 7:02 P

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If the treadmill made you gain weight so would regular walking so that's not the problem and since you saw your doctor and everything checked out ok. I'm inclined to remind you (not trying to be rude) that any over eating healthy foods or not or food we consume and don't take into account causes weight gain, that's more than likely why you gained weight. I would get a referral to a dietician/nutritionist from your doctor or if you can pay for an independent one I would do so, to make sure you understand portion sizes and what you should and potentially should avoid eating depending on any food allergies, dislikes etc. I had the privilege to meet at least with 2 of them in the past and it really helped me, being here can help but sometimes that one on one help in person really makes some of us get it better than trying to figure it out on our own or online. And running around with the children is always great exercise, hoping the best for you just don't give up. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon



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8/5/17 8:25 P

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Is there a reason why you cannot walk around the playground perimeter as your children play? You could also walk the long way to the park and "race" your children every other block or even "race" to landmarks within the park.
In your house what about Lesley Sansone's Walk Away the Pounds or some of the Spark videos?
I have to say that just going out the door from my house is the best way to get me out there. It just requires time and me going out the door rather than the bother of getting to somewhere else.

-google first. ask questions later.

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8/4/17 9:18 P

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Gotta say that you'e the mom so try to strike a " non-food deal" with the kids. Let them know you need their help walking the trail and ask them if they will do it. Then they will ask of course what do they get - it can be as simple as a new family board game (good for all of you) or them perhaps getting to show you how to do an exercise they saw someone else doing. Maybe you can play dodgeball - or kickball. Involve a few other moms, dads or caregivers. Have some fun because then the time passes quickly.

When you were on the treadmill did you reach aerobic levels (elevated heart rate) - if not you weren't burning calories just covering ground. I have a low heart rate and never reach aerobic levels unless I increase the inclines to 10+ and reduce the rate to usualy just about 2 mph.

The other thing - after all your walking did you monitor calories too. You may have developed some muscle but my guess is that because you spent time on the treadmill you may have not measured foods or had too much of XXX without realizing it. When I could play raquetball I would be famished when it was over. I carried emergency cheese stix - I needed a quick lower calorie protein fix and when I didn't get it I wanted blueberry muffins (specifically from the Cheesecake Factory -don't ask the calorie count on those). No amount of exercise can make up for THOSE muffins.

Good luck and let us know how you are doing.

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7/2/17 2:14 P

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I've been to the doctor and have had everything checked out. The only problem they found was my cholesterol and liver enzymes.They were both high. I've attempted to make trips to the local park to walk on the trail but the problem with that is I will always have my kids with me. Right now they are 4 and 8. I usually got stuck on the playground the entire time and never got to walk. Most weekends the kids stay with their grandparents but my husband usually takes my car for work since it is better on gas. I don't have a way to leave the house most weekends.

I had loads more energy and felt amazing while walking everyday. I would love to try it again. I'm still having trouble losing what I gained the first time. I think I'm going to try walking again but I'm just scared I'm going to jump off and not get back on if I start gaining like last time.
I have tried reading books on my Kindle app while walking but it was more headache than anything. I will try to find some headphones around here and try that. The desktop thing I was doing doesn't really work that well.

Thanks for all your responses.



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7/2/17 1:24 P

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I love King of Queens. It's on every night from 5-6 here and I watch it each time!



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7/2/17 12:39 P

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I have my treadmill set up so I can watch tv. However, I get bored during commercials, so I watch dvd's. I am currently watching the King of Queens series. Each show is roughly 20 minutes. I am sure to get a laugh and a workout!



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7/2/17 6:43 A

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It's very odd that you're gaining 30 lbs just by walking. Did you try walking outside (on a local school track or in a park) to see if it did the same thing?

If you are getting your heart rate up and you are consistently staying within your calorie budget you should not be gaining weight, let alone 30 lbs. You may want to talk to your doctor.

When I'm on the treadmill I put Netflix on my phone and use my headphones to hear, it's a lot easier than trying to hear it over the noise of the treadmill. I also listen to music, read a magazine (although this is a lot harder that watching/listening) or stare into space and think about how great I'm going to feel when I'm done with the dang treadmill!

Good luck to you.



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7/2/17 1:03 A

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Over a year ago, I would walk on the treadmill daily. After a couple months, my weight jumped up 20 lbs. I thought it was muscle and blew it off. After another couple months had past, my stomach was growing in size and I wasn't able to get my pants on. By the end, I gained almost 30 lbs and went up 2 pant sizes. At month 6, I gave up and quit walking discouraged with my results. I'm scared to get on the treadmill again because I don't want my stomach to get any bigger and I don't want to increase my pant size again. After I stopped walking, my stomach seemed to shrink a little and I was able to drop 1 pant size.
Can anybody help me understand what happened in this situation and help motivate me to give it another try? I was eating within my calorie budget and drank alot of water to make sure I was hydrated. Before I quit, I could easily walk 2-5 miles daily.

Also if I do decide to give it a try, how do you not get bored. By the time I hit 15 minutes, I'm ready to jump off that thing as fast as I can. I listened to music in the past and tried to set up netflix on the desktop, but I couldn't hear anything over my treadmill.

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