what are you doing?

By LeighG Latest Reply 2010-11-27 13:47:34 -0600
Started 2008-06-17 16:02:47 -0500

just wondering what everyone is doing to lose weight.i have lost 42 pounds since i found out last aug.but i am at a stop.i am not gaining or lossing.i wanna start getting it off again.i have a very high goal set for myself to make a better me to help control my type 2.my problem is i really dont wanna exrucise.what do you do to stuff fit?

Tags: weight loss

26 replies

"LIL" Dolly
"LIL" Dolly 2010-11-27 13:05:52 -0600 Report

I am trying to lose another 100 pounds does anyone have any ideas please let me know.
Signed, Gwen

grace007 2010-11-27 13:23:44 -0600 Report

Congratulations Gwen!! I hope it was by choice, not illness.
I am forever battling my weight. I keep very good control of my food, but the exercise is a challenge.
But we all can overcome with, sometimes, tiny little 'baby steps', and often moment by moment.
I'll make a deal with you! You continue to lose, and when I am outside 'pounding the pavement', I'll be thinking of you!

My best for you!

DonnaAnn 2008-07-25 00:11:22 -0500 Report

it has been proven that if you keep up the same workout routine, your body will get use to that and stop burning calories. Try doing different things. Go for walks one day; shoot baskets another; lift weights another, etc. I too do not really like to work out, and found playing sports like shooting baskets was more enjoyable. Some towns actually have adult activies: basket ball, aerobics, etc. Try looking into it. it all counts as working out.

Punkie200 2008-07-12 04:59:53 -0500 Report

My husband just bought a Wii and Wii Fit. We faithfully go up stairs each night and use it. We also bought the Wii Sports and bowl and play tennis against each other. This helps tremendously. I started out at 10 minutes a day for a week. I am now up to 20 minutes each day. Sometimes I do it at 5 minutes intervals so at the end of the day I do not have to do the whole 20 minutes before bedtime. Also the end of August or September I am scheduled for the new Lap-band surgery. It is my last resort. I take too many medications plus the fact of being obese.

gogobob 2008-06-18 16:53:12 -0500 Report

I spend 99% of the time in a wheelchair so the best exercise i get is I hook my dog to my chair and go all over town … and I get to check out all the ladies. I don't know how many calories I burn moving my eyes from left to right. but I have for the last 2 years kept my weight at 162.

Dancehawk 2008-06-19 02:03:49 -0500 Report

We invested in a tredmill. so far we have been using it evey day.
I think it has to be the easy way, you are just walking for 30 mins, turn on the tv, watch a 30 min show, you can adjust the speed as you get into shape, and you really do not get sore, but you do feel really good after a work out on it.
I just added weights to my walk this week, the hand head ones to tone up my arms.
plus we swim 3 times a week.
Theres no mall close by to walk at, nor would I if there was, to many distractions to look at lol!


LeighG 2008-06-19 02:07:25 -0500 Report

lol dance i hear yea lol.
thanks for all the good info everyone.i started walking more and i think i am gonna look into some weight training.

Ginetteb 2008-06-19 02:17:58 -0500 Report

Well, I guess you would burn as many calories shifting your eyes from left to right as I get moving my computer mouse around!!!!!!!!!!!
I admire and envy those who are as disciplined and determined as Jonathan. I don't have that kind of will power. I wish I had the same determination and will power as I had when I decided to quit smoking 19 years ago. It almost seems like I exhausted my supply and I have none left. You know, once you decide to quit smoking and you succeed, as long as you don't take another cigarette you're doing fine. It's like an alcoholic, as long as he/she doesn't take that drink, they are OK. Eating is another matter. I HAVE to eat! I have to have that next meal, so I find it a lot harder.

Donna Mellow
Donna Mellow 2008-06-21 15:18:30 -0500 Report

Hi Ginette,
I'm with you, I hate to exercise. I don't do it often, I go for walks every now and then but not as much as I should. I lost weight fast when I cut sugar out of my diet. I eat no sugar or very low sugar foods with high fiber and low carbs, and the weight came off, however, now I am at a stand still. I am not a big fan of plain water. I use the store brand sugar free drink mix {same as crystal light} I eat a lot of chicken, fruit and raw veggies {not a fan of cooked veggis either} Tuna is very good for you too. I get a lot of fantastic recipes in the diabetic living magazine. Now, if I could just learn to cook…all kidding aside, you will be shocked at the amount of great tasting foods available for diabetics. I still have a lot of weight to lose myself. Maybe we cam all help each other. I could use all the support I can get.

LeighG 2008-06-22 02:20:38 -0500 Report

donna i hear yea.i cut all that stuff out and lost a good amount but now am going no were.i really need to get off my back side and get moving again.thanks for a=sharring about the mag.i am gonna look into that.i need some new food ideas.i am sick of eating the same borring stuff.i as you cant cook to safe a chciken lol.

Ginetteb 2008-06-24 04:33:12 -0500 Report

Bob, you made me laugh with the alarm thing. Follow the recipe Bob, it tells you how long to cook things. If it's in the oven you can leave the kitchen for a little while, but if it's on top of the stove, you'd be better off if you stayed around and watched the pan.
Donna, I, as opposed to Bob, am a fairly good cook. However, I have a sweet tooth the size of the Grand Canyons. I try very hard to eat only sugar-free dessert. All the jams or jelly I buy is sugar-free and I do find them pretty good. When I buy a cake, I do buy fat-reduced angel cake. You see, I look for dessert after EVERY meal. I have to have something sweet in my mouth, it's a very annoying craving.

Jonathan - 13553
Jonathan - 13553 2008-06-18 08:51:22 -0500 Report

Seeing the comments above about an exercise bike make me hesitate, but what I did to lose weight (60 pounds in 5 1/2 months) was to ride a spin bike religiously and to count my calories.
The weight loss was not even — I had weeks where I lost nothing or gained weight. I had weeks where I lost 8 pounds.
I rode for an hour a day (with a heart monitor that counted calories, with a goal of burning 600 calories each day), six days a week. To make this worth doing, you need to have great tunes on your iPod. Can't tell you how often my daughter came in because of the weird noises I was making (I was singing along to the tunes as I rode).
I also measured my food religiously, trying to limit to an average of 1800 calories per day over a 7 day period (so I would not punish myself for having a day where I just had to have that bagel).
Both the riding and the calorie counting were difficult, but they were do-able, and I now know how to eat a whole lot better than I used to.
The best thing about it is/was that my doctors told me to put on some weight because I had gotten too thin. I then added weight training and have put about 20 of the pounds back on, but mostly as muscle, as my body fat percentage is now lower than what it was when I was at my thinest.
Now I only spin a couple of days a week and do weight and strength training the rest of the time. The weights are more interesting. I cannot say that I think the exercise is fun or exciting or interesting (actually, I really hate doing the exercise), but it is necessary.
If you want to read the arguments for it (as if we really need to be reminded), read "Younger Next Year" by Chris Crowley and Harry Lodge.

Ginetteb 2008-06-18 02:42:09 -0500 Report

I know what you mean. However, I am going to buy myself one of those stationary pedals that you can do bicycling sitting down. My back is too sore for me to do it any other way. If I lived closer to my son, I could swim, but he's 14 miles away. Cost of gas is too much to afford that luxary on a regular basis. With the body I have, the least exposure to the public, the better I feel. I am truly old, fat and ugly. Nobody (except my husband) will see me with a bathing suit or clothes that will contour my many many many curves. I have a few too many, believe me. Whenever I look at those models, all I can think of is that I have everything they have and much, much, much more. LOL. Kidding aside, I hate exercise and I really have to have a method of getting my heart pumping without taxing my so very sore back.
Other than those pedals, does anyone have something else I could do in the air-conditioned house and privately?…Ginette

LeighG 2008-06-18 02:53:44 -0500 Report


curves are one thing i got lots of to.but i love them and just wna tot ton them up a bit if i can lol.i bet your a very pretty lady.always think good things about your self and good things will happen, that i have learned.
i wanna try walk away the pounds if you have comcast cable i heard they have it on demand.someone on a mom site i go to told me it really works so i am gonna give that a try.

Ginetteb 2008-06-18 06:38:15 -0500 Report

Thanks Leigh, but believe me I never thought I was pretty. I really am not so ugly, just not pretty. I truly am invisible in a crowd. Nobody ever gave me a second look. But that's not my problem. My problem is being obese. I can't exercise because my back is too sore and therefore, I find it next to impossible to lose the weight. I just have to try harder. Today is not a good day, I am very depressed for some reason and I think I'm going to lie down for a while. Maybe if I rest a little I will get up in a better mood…Ginette

Heavenly - 19065
Heavenly - 19065 2008-07-12 04:32:47 -0500 Report

Have you ever tried Nikken magnetic product for your back. It did wonders for my back. Also try walking a little each day.Good Luck & God Bless

jupton1 2008-06-17 16:41:49 -0500 Report

I swim because I hate to walk..I also ride my exercise bike inside in the cool air..John

LeighG 2008-06-18 01:03:20 -0500 Report

thanks .i walk too.i want to spice up my stuff but not sure how yet.wanna find something that will keep wanting to do it yea know. i love going to my aunts to swim.

morris.js 2008-06-18 01:40:11 -0500 Report

It is common for you to have periods of time where you will stop losing weight for a while. That does not mean you will not start to lose again with your present activity. I like to think of it as your body catching up with your weight loss..lol
Personaly, I did not enjoy going to the gym and working out. Nor do I like to just go walk around the block, but I do like to go hike the trails thru some of our parks.
The only exercise I do consistantly is participate in Tae Kwon Do. I do this with my soon to be 16 year old son, and a couple of his friends. I used to be into martial arts a long time ago, and when my son took interest in it, it motivated me to start again.
If you find something you realy like to do, you will find it is easy to keep doing it. There are lots of activities out there from dance lessons to joining sporting teams…just find one that is in your level of activity and do not try to do too much.
Good luck, I hope you find something you love to do. John

LeighG 2008-06-18 02:48:41 -0500 Report

thanks john.thats really a great idea to get involed with your kids.not only is it more one on one time with them but it helps you get out there and work out.thanks for that idea.although my little girl is only 4 i bet i could take a dance class with her.thanks again.

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