Healthier Living Support Thread: PART TWO! - page 30

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  1. by   suzy253
    I'm going to go back to Weight Watchers next week. I used to do aerobics until I threw my back out some time ago and am a bit afraid to do those again but I did love them. I'm looking into buying some tapes to use at home to get moving with.
  2. by   Tweety
    Hi Suzy. I hope you find the time to let us know how you're doing and post here. Good luck.
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  4. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from Tweety
    I just printed that cartoon out for my husband. (well, and me).

  5. by   UM Review RN
    Hello again and Happy New Year to Everyone!

    I'm back.

    I was absent for awhile because I was dealing with some depression. Most of it was situational. But it totally threw me and I started binging, sleeping a lot--or not at all, and writing.

    Up till then, I thought I had a handle on "stress."

    Long story short, the end result was that I gained a few pounds, got a little more out of shape, discovered a couple of new ways to deal with my "stuff", had a few happier realizations (such as "I am not powerless in this or any situation" and "Funny how you are always growing in your nursing practice, isn't it?"), and bought a new bike.

    I went for a (very short!) ride and I'm very pleased with my selection. I'm hoping to improve my stamina and mobility. Of course, even that little bit got my heart rate up, so that was a plus. And I sure enjoyed having the wind in my hair and getting a birds-eye view of all the lovely homes in my area as well.

    I feel tons better and hope you all had a wonderful Christmas (or whichever holiday you celebrate)!
  6. by   Stdy2BaNurse
    Hi everyone - I made it through about 13 pages of posts before I decided to skip to the end I would like to join your thread. I joined Weight Watchers back in June and until the holidays rolled around had lost 36#. Well, I haven't been to WW the whole month of December (part of that was due to stress of finals!) and my meeting is closed on 1/2/06. I have told myself - with no hesitation - January 1 is back to the program for me - and the exercise. I have dropped it all! The good news is that the jeans that I have been able to get in since I lost the 36# still fit - but I am AFRAID of the scale!

    Anyway, since I am on here frequently anyway, it will be a nice place to give/receive encouragement to get back on this life style change. I made a promise to myself that by the time my nursing program orientation rolled around in July of '06 I was going to be at goal. This sounds vain, but when I am fitted for uniforms, I want to be comfortable with my size. I have 35-40# to go, depending on how much damage I've done this month. I think that is doable in 7 months.

    Got some good recipes that I will share when I have more time. I am getting ready to baby-sit my nieces (3 & 18mohs) so my brother can go out for New Years Eve. We are having pizza and chips for dinner January 1 isn't here yet!!

  7. by   Tweety
    Welcome Back Angie. So glad you're back and feeling better. We were talking a bit about how emotion health affects physical. Good luck.

    Traci, thanks for joining. I was hoping we'd get some new people in the thread with the new new. Congrats on the initial weight loss. Good luck in getting back to it.
  8. by   Tweety
    I just had a turkey breast (not the sliced, but the real thing) with swiss cheese (one piece of whole wheat bread and broiled in the oven until melted) and it was really good. I really don't like Swiss cheese but for some reason I liked it now.

    I also found out that when I eat the diet meal, I'm almost satisfied, but if I wait about 10 or 20 minutes, I'm fully satisfied. I think the trick is to eat until almost full.

    Good luck to everyone on their new years goal.
  9. by   Katnip
    Hiya. Gonna get serious about this now.

    I saw a commercial on tv and there was a very obese woman just shoveling food into her mouth while she ate her meal, not paying attention to what she was doing, not even really tasting or enjoying what she was eating. I thought "OMG I eat like that." Not all the time, but enough to make me know that my habits have a huge effect on my weight. I'm not in the obese range, but I'm not all that far from it, either.

    I'm joining WW tomorrow-they're closed today, for some face-to-face support.

    I'll slow down and really know what I'm eating.

    I'll eat only at the table, not in front of the tv, not in front of the computer.

    I'll check in to this thread daily.

    Anyway, Angie, good to see you back. What were you riding? A bike, a motorcycle, a horse?

    Traci, welcome. One step at a time.

    Right now I have to get my asthma under control and my foot healed right before any real exercise, but I can do my little beginner AM yoga with Rodney Yee.

    Tweety, since you are the one who seems to do the most yoga around here, you can be our resident yogi.

    Have a wonderful day all.
  10. by   Princess74
    Happy 2006 Everyone:hatparty: I would like to join your thread. I need some serious help loosing weight and getting healthy!

    I need to loose 75-100 pounds!
    I will be following a low fat, low calorie eating plan. Does anyone have any recipes for meals, snacks, etc.. or just any good advice for me? I know this is going to be one of the hardest things that I have ever done, but I have to loose the weight before I develop serious health problems. Right now I am 235 lbs,(5'7") my cholesterol is 340, I have high BP and I know that I am at high risk for heart disease and diabetes, as well as other health problems/diseases. I really do not have any will power and never seem to be able to stay on a diet or exercise program. I am going to start walking on my treadmill and doing Yoga also. I HAVE to make some serious lifestyle changes, I want to be healthy, and certainly wouldn't mind looking great either. I really need some support. Anyone willing to help me out, even if its just some good old fashion encouragement?

    I look forward to getting to know you all better. I am going to go back and finish reading each post on this thread so that I will be able to give each of you support too.
    Last edit by Princess74 on Jan 1, '06
  11. by   Katnip
    Don't make it too low calorie or you'll end up defeating your purpose. I think the recommendations are no lower than 1200 calories a day. For the very overweight 1500 calories is a good start.

    You drop your calories too fast your body will go into survival mode and your metabolism will drop like a rock. Then you won't lose weight even if you're practically starving yourself.
  12. by   Princess74
    I plan to eat between 1500 and 1600 calories a day, if I go lower than that to start with I really will starve
  13. by   UM Review RN
    Thanks Tweety!

    and Cyberkat

    Anyway, Angie, good to see you back. What were you riding? A bike, a motorcycle, a horse?
    I bought a nice touring bike. It has what I call a "Salvation" fit--it fits me just as I am. I've been riding it and working on increasing my metabolism and mobility. I'll add a swim in the pool once the weather warms up.

    Not concentrating on diet just yet, just counting on exercise to help me throw off the funk I was in. I think the diet changes will follow once I get my head together again.

    It takes time, but it'll happen.

    It's nice to be able to share ideas.

    Here's a quick snack for you low-cal people: sugar-free Jello and sugar-free Cool Whip topping. Both are zero calories.

    Sometimes that's all you need for a little treat.