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9/26/17 1:43 A

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exercise burns very few extra calories. So don't get bummed out about not being able to burn calories off.

Weight gain, or weight loss is mostly about what you eat. Focus on that. You said all you could do was stay home and eat. .... it is the eating part that you need to watch, eating should be for nourishment, not for something to do.

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OK, so you are “unable to do much” since your accident, and are “very limited on activity”. However, you are conscious and you can access a computer, so that’s a good start. Even if you currently have very limited mobility, there are exercises that you can be doing to build your strength. This is SO important. You can check various resources – physician/physical therapist, Sparkpeople, online search – for exercises that will benefit you, that you can do at your current level of ability. My personal experience is that, when I am in so much pain that I can only manage some gentle stretches, then doing those gentle stretches makes an incredible difference. Persevere. You can do this.

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9/6/17 9:30 P

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So sorry to hear about your accident but you are so right. So needed to hear this day as it has been a rough one.

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9/6/17 2:59 P

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I am totally with you! I was hit by a car while out walking two years ago and gained a bunch of what lost back. Today is my first day back and I am super depressed. But I am here, and you are here, so one day at a time and every little thing you do helps right? Keep at it and you will get back where you want to be. Good day and bad days will happen, allow it and keep going. You are never ever alone on here :-)

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Hello, 2014ULTRA,

Welcome back! I am glad you are here-- you know it worked for you once, it can work again to help you craft a new normal and joy in the journey. When I was in the depths of sadness from gaining back a lot of the weight I had lost, I completely forgot how great I felt once I got a healthy streak going.

I'm reminding you: the rewards begin very soon in a healthy streak. The rewards do not wait until goal-- you feel improvements within the first few days. Just get on that healthy streak!

Have you checked out the Motorcycle community on SP? There are people there working on recovery from various health challenges, motivated to get back on their bikes. Maybe sharing that challenge would be encouraging for you?

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Don't beat yourself up because you regained the weight. That is something that has happened to every single one of us at one point. That was the past. You can't change the past, but you can influence and change the future.

When it comes to gaining or losing weight, what matters most is what we eat. Good nutrition and portion control take the weight off and keep it off. Exercise is what keeps our bodies fit.

If you know you're ready to make a change, then start slowly. I give all new members one piece of advice and it's this,"don't look at good health or weight loss with an all or nothing mentality". If the only healthy thing you did for yourself today was drink 8 glasses of water, that's still a step in the right direction. Don't try to do everything at once or you will end up frustrated.

Start with some simple goals. Example, if you haven't been eating 6-9 servings of fresh fruit and veggies, set a goal to eat 2-3 servings each day for one week. If you're not drinking 8 glasses of water, set a goal to drink 2-4 glasses each day for one week. If you have been eating too much salty snacks (chips), set a goal to only eat chips 1-2 days per week.

Setting simple goals is how you can slowly ease into healthier eating habits. One simple thing you can do that will help you lose weight and be healthier would be to increase the number of servings of fresh fruit and veggies you eat each day.

Can you eat a salad as one meal or as a side dish with lunch or dinner ? Just eating a big leafy green salad will help. In fact, your doctor may have told you that eating a healthy diet will help your body recover from the accident. Here's one thing I've learned from my own years of yo yo dieting,"if you eat crap, you feel like crap".

Can you eat a salad 3-4 times as a meal ? Can you eat more servings of fresh fruit/veggies each day ? Can you drink more water ? If so, then you CAN regain your health.

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9/3/17 8:38 P

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I'm sorry to hear about your accident. I know how much it can affect people, and in ways that most who haven't experienced one can't understand. I was in a bad car accident and had to be flown to hospital. That was in Oct. 2001 and the remnants of it still affect me ... fatigue being the worst of it.

Health eating is certainly a big step that can be taken, which in turn your body will thank you for - not just with weight.

Good luck,

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9/3/17 8:18 P

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After being gone from here for a while. I was in a motorcycle accident unable to do much but stay home and eat. I am still very limited on activity so really need to get back to the healthy eating. I have gained all I lost plus 20 pounds feeling really down.

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