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4/12/18 12:23 P

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Susan
Nice information...woke up this morning after my wife has been dealing with the flu for a week now. she cooked dinner on Tuesday night and last night late i started feeling nasty, went to be at 11pm last night and woke up at 10:30 burning up and freezing at the same time...have COPD is like a sponge for germs.....once i get over this i am gonna use you info to restart my weight lose....thanks Randy


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4/11/18 11:25 P

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I have not gotten the weight-loss started yet. Every time I improved in one area, I discovered ANOTHER area that also needed dealt with.
My body seems super sensitive and it's going to take A LOT of coordinated effort to get it going.
Anytime I let down my guard, it gets screwed up again.

I had never thought my thyroid meds were working, but the one year I had to go without, I gained about 30-40 pounds. I'm a believer in the meds now!

This is what I think is going to work.
1. Track that food.
add PROTEIN.
add FIBER. When I get snacky, I'll make a trail mix up with fiber cereal. I even add seasonings. This kills two birds with one stone. I love to snack, and I get fiber.
Use white bread rarely, and go easy on the potatoes and white rice.

Something that I've noticed I get good results from is having 1 or 2 boiled eggs in the morning, along with oatmeal (add brownsugar and butter), and strawberries. I hear that eggs have some chemical in it that helps us lose weight. I believe it. Every time I skipped that egg for a few days, my scale came up. When I resume, the scale goes down.

2. Drink more water, and stay away from calorie laden drinks. It adds up faster than I can burn it off. (pop is something I've enjoyed for years.)

3. I learned a lesson from my mom and take a stool SOFTENER (NOT a laxative, which is bad for you when taken regularly). Our bowels seem to be sluggish and this helps me not feel so bloated in the belly.

4. 30 minutes of exercise per day does not seem to cut it for me. I think it might prevent GAIN, BUT it hasn't helped create LOSS. So I'm going to aim for ONE HOUR of cardio per day and see what happens.

Swimming for an hour (doing about 1600 meters (1 mile) ) Seems to help me. I do this up to 3x a week, but try to go at LEAST 1x a week. My schedule has been interfering with that.
It has only been recently that I am not exhausted after this hour, so I know I am getting stronger!

I basically hate walking, but I know I need to implement that. I tried to start walking regularly last year, but failed for various reasons, deaths in family and surgeries and weather etc.

Besides cardio, I enjoy using dumbbells, just 8lbs. I did these 3x a week.

The key for ME, is to increase stamina, because I have always felt sluggish.


So those are some things I've learned about myself. And we'll see how it goes! If this doesn't work, I'm going to have to ask for professional help.




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It's Worth Giving.
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4/11/18 7:17 P

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Randy, have you learned a lot from the dietitian at the VA office?

Susan, what has helped you to regulate your hormones and lose weight? Have any of your doctor's helped you with these things? (ie the specialist?) What came of that?

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4/8/18 11:24 P

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My struggles began with adulthood. I no longer depended on mama and papa for my food and could be as irresponsible as I wanted to be!
oh ho!
Shame on me. I was certainly a snacker, but not much of a mover.

When my hubby and I began to have children, they were all very close together: my oldest was 13, when our 9th baby was born...and I had one miscarriage after that.

The back and forth of pregnancy, nursing, and recovery was pretty interesting when trying to regulate my thyroid. My general practitioner had sent me on to a specialist by then because it was so tricky.
Combine that with the fact that my hubby was inactive due to severe back problems (including two surgeries) and we weren't very active. I DID work out, but apparently not even for my needs.

Now, I'm getting a lot of things figured out. And I think things should come together now and end in success.
Of course NOW, I get to work through the coming of menopause! Goodness!




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Choose Life.


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4/8/18 7:50 P

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yes, i have seen a dietician at the VA clinic i get all my medical needs at.


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4/8/18 4:16 P

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Randy you have a LOT going on. The good news is to lose weight it's mostly changing food. Have any of your doctors helped you with that?

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4/8/18 3:39 P

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Well since my strroke in 2011, i have learned had sleep apnea, COPD stage 3 on oxygen 24/7, and gained a lot of weigh while i was recovering from the stroke. but having COPD its hard to workout to burn the calories i need to lose weight,,,I belong to the 300lb + team but having just getting over a chest infection that seems to have lasted a year so hopefully this summer will make a difference in the weight gain i have been on...


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4/8/18 3:31 P

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Our goals of getting healthy, staying healthy and weight loss may be the same, but our journeys may be very different. Let's use this thread to share what has worked for us at different times in our lives.

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