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  • 14 days ago

    exercising in intervals

    I walk daily on my treadmill but I can only last for 10 minutes, so I break it up and walk for 10 minutes twice a day sometimes. It helps. Any little bit of movement helps. Anyone have any suggestions on how to be able to walk for longer periods of time?
  • 5 hours ago

    Will I lose weight if I do this?

    Okay so I'm a 5'9 girl, pretty tall. I have wide hips, always have but there's clearly fat hugging to them and I hate my muffin top. My tummy is bloated and sticks out with tight tops although my torso is skinny until it reaches my hips I think I could be 176 lbs, or something like that. Basically I'm not obese but I'm not average I'm a couch potato... But now I plan to cycle to work to and from, 12 km in total I'm cutting eating calories from like 1800 to 1000-1200 I....
  • Not losing it

    In the last 6 month's I have gained 25 pounds, I went from weighing 115 to almost 140 now. I'm a 45 yr old female 5' tall and also 7 yrs onto menopause which happened prematurely I was told by my Dr, also in the last yr I was diagnosed with hbp. 2 month's ago I started exercising and eating a more balanced diet consisting of protein, low carbs and adding more fruit and vegetables. I don't eat junk food and my night time snack is always fruit yet I'm not losing weight and each....
  • 17 hours ago

    Need Help and motivation

    I am 42, female, I am healthy as far as no high blood pressure, normal cholesterol, and not diabetic yet(knock on wood). I weigh 390. I know I need to lose this weight. I am unhappy with myself. I am really starting to feel the effects on my body from being over weight. Joint pain, knee pain, back pain, etc. as a career of choice, i quit my job as a restaurant manager almost 2 years ago to run our dog walking/ pet sitting service so it would make me be more active but I think since I quit I have....
  • 8 days ago

    Why don't I look my weight?

    I am quite confused about my weight--I weight 182 lbs but look as I did in high school, where I weighted 150. I am a 22-year-old female and 5 foot 4; I work out frequently. The BMI says I'm obese but I don't look it at all. What's going on?
  • 1 day ago

    Healthier "all around" lifestyle

    I am interested in learning how people keep theirselves balanced and live an all around healthy lifestyle when the are single ...with no time away from either work, or their 2 beautiful children! I am a grandmother, who had the same problem while raising my 3 beautiful children....and apparently left that "legacy" to my youngest child and my only daughter. I just do not want to see this same "legacy" being passed to my daughters youngest and only daughter as well..(she is only....
  • 2 months ago

    gastric sleeve??

    My dr is suggesting a gastric sleeve to help me lose weight faster. I stand 5'5 and weight 285. In 6 months I have lost 55lbs and need to lose another 115-125. Has anyone ever had a gastric sleeve that can tell me if you thought it was worth it? have you been able to keep the weight off? I am leery of having surgery when I know I can do it on my own even though it's a slow process but wanted to get opinions from people who have had it done. (I just turned 31 yrs old and have 2 small children....
  • 24 days ago

    Weight loss needed/motivation lacking

    I am a 47-year old female who is 5'8" and weighs 240 pounds. I hide it fairly well. I mean, I don't look slender, but I don't look like I weigh 240 pounds. My bp is good, but I do take Pravastatin for high cholesterol. My diet isn't good and I don't exercise. I am a fairly attractive, intelligent person with a great husband, family and a pretty good job. I know this is irrational thinking, but I feel like I don't deserve to be overweight. That I don't deserve to have....
  • 3 days ago

    Starting points- First 25 days of weight loss

    Hi, I'm not used to message boards, but I had a question I can't find the answer to. I've been actively working to lose weight for 25 days now, I'm counting calories and eating healthy, I'm using MyFitnessPal for that and MapMyWalk to help track calories burned in cardio. I'm drinking 28-56 oz of water a day. I am doing at least 50 crunches, and 20 oblique crunches each side every day if not more. I am walking 1-5 miles a day. I just weighed myself for the first time in 25....

    Has anyone been in OA before? Iwonder if talking to other obese people will motivate me more. I am 303 and 5 7 tall. I need to lose 120-140 pounds. Thanks