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1/12/18 11:16 A



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XTHEJOURNALIST,

If the medication cured whatever illness you had, that's what counts. It totally stinks that the drug had weight gain as a side effect, so you definitely can not
beat yourself up if the weight doesn't come off as fast as you'd like.

If your doctor said the medication wrecked your metabolism, it's going to take a while to get it back to normal. And it might never be the same because of your illness, but you have to wait and see. Just be aware that if you don't see a loss, that doesn't mean you aren't making a difference.

Do your best to watch what you eat, but if you want to feel better about yourself, start doing some strength training. A good strength training program can help you lose inches by increasing lean muscle. You might not lose weight at first, but if you can increase lean muscle, you will lose inches.

You could lose 1-2 clothing sizes with a good strength training program. If you're not sure where to start, check out the fitness videos. Coach Nicole has some short 10-15 min strength workouts that can be done at home. there are also tons of beginner weight training videos on youtube. start with one workout each week so that your body has time to adapt to the new routine. Don't try to do too much too soon. start slowly.

at least, if you are still under a doctor's supervision, you need to listen to their advice first. if they say you can do whatever you like for exercise, then start with the one ST workout each week. As you get stronger and healthier, you can add more in a few weeks.

We are all in a panic when we decide we want to lose, but we have to start out slowly or we risk quitting like all the other people who decide they want to lose weight for their New Year's Resolution.


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1/12/18 8:53 A

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Thanks ARCHIMEDESII . I gained a lot of weight from a medication I was on, 60 pounds in 6 months. It was terrible. I have lost some naturally just by going off it. It made me ravenously hungry and the doctor said also wrecked my metabolism. It was a truly horrible time. I am eager to undo the damage that has been done.

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1/12/18 6:06 A



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XTHEJOURNALIST,

If the weight has been creeping up these past few years, you have to take a very hard look at what you've been eating. Weight gain tends to be a result of eating a little more than we'd like to admit.

a person can lose the weight, but you can't expect it to come off immediately. that's why I was saying if it took two years to gain the weight, you can't expect it to come off in two weeks or even two months.

If you continue to eat right, watch your portions and get a little regular exercise, with TIME the weight will slowly come off. Just don't expect to see any dramatic changes in such a short time.

while a person could lose 1-2 pounds per week, that doesn't mean they will. there will be weeks you don't lose and that doesn't mean you're doing anything wrong. the people with less to lose will not lose at the same rate as someone who needs to lose more. Some trying to lose 10 pounds will have very different results from someone trying to lose 100 pounds.

You just need to be patient and consistent.

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1/11/18 9:32 P

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Thanks for the replies everyone, it is really reassuring.I weighed 90 not but a few years ago. I am 29 now, I was probably 25.

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BTW, in response to a previous comment 1lb of fat and 1lb of muscle weigh exactly the same .... what is different is that the muscle takes up less room which is why some people may notice that altho' they gain some weight, they may have lost a dress size.

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When you start exercising it is very common to start gaining a bit of weight. Give it a little time and if the upward trend continues then talk with your Dr.

Given that you are only a little above a 'normal' healthy BMI, odds are you don't need to lose as much as you think, or appear to want. 110lb would put you right in the middle of the healthy weight range.

Given that you are relatively close to your body's goal weight, the weight-loss will be quite slow. Give it time. As previously mentioned, Rome wasn't built in a day.

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1/11/18 8:43 P

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One question: how long ago did you weigh 90lbs?? If its been since your teenage years, your expectations of getting down that low again might be unreasonable for your current age, hormones, muscles, etc.

Since you are relatively close to a healthy weight already.... don't expect to lose 2 pounds in 10 days!! Maybe 1/2 pound a week is more likely...and that might not even be consistent. It is also easily hidden by even a large glass of water!! 8 oz is 1/2 pound!! Focus instead on the healthy changes you ARE making...and don't stress out that a silly scale on the bathroom floor is your measure of accomplishment. Its not!!
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1/11/18 5:36 P

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Be patient with the process. It is harder if you date-set a specific time that you must see results. Look at what you have already accomplished. You are eating better, and exercising by strength training and low impact cardio. I think that says a lot about your motivation. Just keep your eye on the big picture, it will come.

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Remember muscle weighs more than fat. And, now that you have started strength training, you are building muscle! Don't gage your success by the number on the scale or you will drive yourself nuts throughout this journey. I "broke up" with my scale and use my measuring tape weekly to take measurements and pay attention if my clothes are getting looser.

A few things to try!

-High intensity interval training (HIIT) This gets your metabolism ramped up in fat buring mode My favorite HITT workout is either on the treadmill or stairmill. Sprinting for 30 seconds and walking for 1 1/2 minutes intervals for 30 minutes.

-How is your water intake? Sometimes our bodies retain an extra few pounds in just water, so we need to drink up to remove excess water. I drink at least a gallon of water a day. Yes, it was hard to get used to at first, but it totally gets easier.

-Are you eating enough calories and fat? I am Keto, but know in the past that when I have deprived myself calories, I gained wait because my poor body was holding on to dear life not knowing when I was going to replenish. Once I started eating appropriate amounts of calories and fats (sometimes felt too much) I started losing weight again.

There is so many other factors to consider, but the most important thing to remember, this is a journey and it's not always perfect and our bodies do strange things that don't always make sense.....but, just keep being consistent and knowing that you WILL reach your goals. Because if you are consistent YOU WILL reach your goals.

Hang in there and do youself a favor........ditch the scale. #f%&@thescale ;)

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1/11/18 3:58 P



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XTHEJOURNALIST,

You can't beat yourself up because you've gained some weight. That is something that has happened to every single member. We're all experts at gaining, losing and regaining the weight. That was the past. You can't change the past, but you can influence and change the future. You know you're ready to make a change and that's what matters.

Now, I need to be honest with you. You can't expect the weight to magically drop off the minute you decide you need to lose. It has been less than two weeks. Did you gain the weight in two weeks ? No. like the rest of us, the excess weight has probably been slowing creeping up over the years. Well, if it took you years to pack on the weight, it could take a year or longer to get it off.

Rome wasn't built in a day and neither were you.

When will the weight come off ? It could take a minimum of 4-6 weeks before you see a slight drop. And you know what ? that really is perfectly normal. The weight doesn't magically drop off just because you're eating a little better and exercising.

You have to be patient with yourself and your body. There are no fast ways to lose weight. if there were, we wouldn't have an obesity problem in the US.

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1/11/18 3:37 P

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Since starting at exercise routine on the 1st I've gained 5 pounds. I have been doing low impact cardio and strength training nearly every day, and have been watching what I eat as well. I know weight fluctuates and all but it really bummed me out, because I was excited today to see if I had any results yet.

I weigh 128 now and I'm 4'10. I used to be 90 pounds. What can I do to start seeing these pounds drop?

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