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7/16/18 9:30 P

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I appreciate all your feedback and concern regarding the low calorie count. I have read that it takes 20-28 days to rid a bad habit and develop good habits. So I am taking 20 days to eliminate foods from my diet and add the good stuff. I am also following the "Eat Right 4 Your Type" diet. Being blood type B, there are not a lot of foods to eliminate that I have already. I am also avoiding diet coke, aspartame, fried foods, and sugar. I know the body is not harmed in any way by fasting 40 day. I am not fasting, and only for half that time. I am in day 6 and feeling great, no hunger, no low blood sugar, and minimal cravings. I have lost 11 lbs in the 6 days. I wish I could keep up this pace, but that's unrealistic.

I have been working out on a stationary bike, but had to stop a couple weeks ago. Had to park so far away from the gym, I was in too much pain to ride. Got a disabled parking permit last week, so can start going again. I have arthritis in my hip and am desperate to get my BMI under 40 so I can have surgery. I started with a BMI of 44.6 and at 43 now. Aug 1, I will decide how I want to proceed, but I will up my calories.

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7/15/18 11:59 P

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Hiya, Karen!
I'm so glad you are ready to make a change.
I, too, agree with Lecates.
I might be mistaken, but I thought we are told to never go below 1200 calories, or our bodies will not function properly to LOSE the weight. You need to keep building muscle and need calories and protein for that. In fact, doing it right, you will more than likely GAIN a bit, before losing, because muscle weighs more. Don't freak out about that.

The goal is to make slow, steady changes over a period of time, so that you hardly even NOTICE that you've had a total lifestyle change.

Sooo, for instance, if you've never worked out, you simply choose to work out for 10 minutes a day, no matter what (6 days a week). You can do MORE, if you feel up to it, but you should never do less. I did this, and it was only a few weeks into it that my natural low energy picked up and I began LIKING to do that 10 minutes.
Increases SLOWLY over time. The ABSOLUTE NO-DOUBT-ABOUT-IT key is CONSISTENCY. Without it, you will go no where. fast.

Next, make SMALL changes to your meals. Maybe add one more bite of apple, and one less bite of candy. Wean yourself off of whatever made you gain in the first place.
FIBER is super important and so is WATER.

So to wrap up:
1. Consistency
2. Minimum 10 minutes of cardio 6 days per week
3. Slowly decrease the bad and INCREASE the good.
4. Increase fiber.
5. Increase water.
6. CONSISTENCY.
BONUS: CONSISTENCY

Let me add that, if you hate walking, buy some memory foam shoes. I just got some a few months ago at Dunham's sports store and they made walking FUN! and actually COMFORTABLE!

Edited by: SUSANSKI at: 7/16/2018 (00:00)



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7/15/18 7:14 P

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Hi, Karen! I can't stress enough how much I agree with LECATES about the potential pitfalls of your plan. SparkPeople has a great number of articles dealing with how to lose weight safely. You don't want to wreck your metabolism in search of a quick fix that may not last. You'll find a lot of concern among your teammates -- we are a group who only want the best for each other.

On the other hand, I'm not the best one to offer weight loss advice. Two weeks ago I lost 2 lbs. This past week I found 1 1/2 of them -- emoticon

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7/15/18 5:24 P

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Welcome. Glad you are making changes but you are going too fast to keep this up. Way too few calories. Your body will go into starvation mode and will stop losing. Start your exercise routine off slowly and build on it. Otherwise you will be too sore and you will stop. Remember you are trying to change your lifestyle and that is so much more important to go slowly so you will continue on a healthier lifestyle. Good luck!

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7/15/18 1:32 P

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According to online personality quizzes I am decisive, responsible/dependable, nurturing/caring, thoughtful, respectful, detail conscious, sincere, intuitive, perfectionist, overly sensitive, self-critical/low self-esteem, emotional/moody, self-righteous/always right, and argumentative/stubborn.

According to the Blood Type Personality: I am subjective, easygoing, creative, original and flexible. Score high on the "intuiting/feeling" combination, indicating I am insightful, mystical, idealistic, creative, globally-oriented, people-oriented and good at imagining. I learn best through listening and reflecting.

Yep, pretty much sums up my basic personality; however, there is more to me than that. I am single and live one chihuahua (Augie T Doggy) and his mother (Angel) who is also part wolverine. Whomever named her must have been on drugs at the time, but I love them both tremendously. My most precious baby boy (chihuahua), Grizzly, died from sudden onset of seizures on March 4th, still very heartbroken. That same day, Augie, who was just 1 1/2 yrs old, had a stroke. He only has a couple residual symptoms, but pretty much back to his normal, playful self.

Most of my life, I was led (by my grandmother) that I had always obese. She did everything to get me to "lose weight," including shaming me in front of family and friends whenever I took a bite of anything sweet. There was a time when I would eat just to spite her. However, as I look back on photos, I realize I wasn't over weight. Both my brother and I were always the tallest in our classes all through school. So yes, I weighed more than others, but I was also taller. I really didn't start putting on weight till I was an adult. Boy, did I then put them on, and every pound tasted so good.

So, that brings me to my short term goal/plan. Starting on 7/11 and going till Aug 1, I will be doing 500-700 cals a day, at least 8 cups of water/tea a day, exercising at the gym 3 times a week. Can't forget logging my food and checking in on SP daily. I didn't start the exercise yet, will start tomorrow. I was going to the YMCA till the arthritis in my hip got so bad I couldn't walk the 3 miles to the front door. Actually, it's not that far, but with a bum leg, it sure feels like it. Last week I finally got a disabled parking permit, so I don't have to park in the north 40. Something is working - I am down 8,5 lbs since 7/11.


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