Losing weight

By sweetj Latest Reply 2013-03-11 13:28:22 -0500
Started 2013-03-04 06:07:09 -0600

Will someone please tell me how to lose weight? I mean my
Doctor has increased my metformin to 1,000 mg per day,
When I ride my bike it makes my back hurt for two or three weeks
So I try walking on the treadmill which aggrevates my right
Ankle, over three months my A1c is gone to a 7.8 lately I
H e tried the Wii which really is not to good, now I'm back to
Trying to walk and my bone in my buttocks is very painful.
I need an exercise that will get my heart rate up and help me
Loose weight, thanks have a blessed day

18 replies

Gwen214 2013-03-08 20:00:10 -0600 Report

Are you eating healthy? Misconception that exercise is how you lose weight. It starts with your meal plan. 80% food 30% exercise

Gwen214 2013-03-11 12:32:34 -0500 Report

I'm responding to my post 2 days ago.. Sorry y'all 80% food and 20% exercise… LOL, there that should equal to 100%.

sweetj 2013-03-09 09:50:30 -0600 Report

Now that is information I can use! I never looked at it that way, but I actually started a journal on the things that I eat on a daily basis, it helped once before, it helps me to stay accountable to me cause if I can see it on paper then there is a chance that someone else can see it to. However I was so focused on the losing weight part and the exercising until I got in a mess but you are right I have to be responsible as to what I eat no one else can do it for me. Thanks

Gwen214 2013-03-09 09:55:26 -0600 Report

I had your mind set about the exercise too, I worked my bottom off. My nutrition actually told me its starts with your food intake. So, I'm doing that and I lost 10 lbs and by exercise, you keep your circulation going and weight training your building your muscle. It's a struggle still for me cuz I crave certain foods, but health is the option I rather choose, don't you think. :)

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Malden for short 2013-03-08 09:22:59 -0600 Report


ShellyLargent 2013-03-04 11:03:02 -0600 Report

I started on a low-calorie, low-carb diet last year. I eat about 1300 calories and no more than 180g of carbs per day. That breaks down to 250 calories for breakfast, 250 calories for lunch, 500 calories for dinner, then (2) 150 calorie snacks somewhere during the day. Carbs are 45 for breakfast, 45 for lunch, 50 for dinner and (2) snacks at 15 or 20 each. Most days I eat well below my calorie or carb allowance. I try to exercise (walking) a couple of times a week, but it's hard with my schedule. I found out what my resting state calorie intake should be (1700) and I eat below that. Your resting state intake is how many calories you'd have to eat to keep your current weight without any activity. Everyone's is different based on weight, height, gender, etc… So far I've lost 25 lbs. I did OK this with my doctor first, as you should do before starting any kind of restrictive diet on your own.

Nick1962 2013-03-04 08:52:28 -0600 Report

Along with all the excellent advice on exercise, I’d say take a good look at your food intake. Research just how many calories you’re burning through your day (and night) and see if maybe you aren’t over-feeding yourself. The trick is to obviously eat what you need to live and exercise, but keep it at a small deficit each day – the “earn what you burn” method. By doing this you can sometimes get away with even minimal exercise. Worked for me, might work for you, but it does take commitment and discipline.

Caroltoo 2013-03-04 06:37:18 -0600 Report

Exercise slow and easy, but frequently despite the aches. When the BGs start to go back down, the aches tend to decrease also. I'm not saying there won't be discomfort, just saying you will have to want the results enough to keep doing what you need to do to get what you want—health and healthy weight loss.

sweetj 2013-03-09 10:11:45 -0600 Report

Thanks, cause I was trying to exercise hard and fast to get the hear rate up and the sweat pouring, to me that meant I am working out real good, but when I do that I was just hurting my body not helping it. Now I try to watch what I eat and to walk a little slower but longer to get that rate up. Thanks for the suggestions I have to go and do my blood work again on the 29th of this month, I have a birthday coming up on the 28th I will celebrate on that Friday tho \U+128521

SnufflesMichelle 2013-03-04 06:27:07 -0600 Report

I had two surgeries on my right foot within two years and now I have arthritis from having a metal plate in my joint, so what i did for a long while is I laid on the floor, put a ball in between my knees and slowly lifted my legs and my upper body at the same time. I also have a bad back, so I put a small pillow underneath the arch of my back. This really didn't do a major dent in my loosing weight, but it did help my stomach and it was better than nothing. It will def get your heart rate up if you take it seriously.

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