My weightloss journey

MarkJr

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I walk a 15 minute mile with the dog every other day. I agree I need to move more. Thats why I want a exercise bike. Something low impact I can do in the morning while I watch the news. That way I can keep my daily schedule but add in fitness that I actually like
I can walk 2-3 miles and only raise my heart rate into the 90’s. I have to head for the hills to get into the 120’s (have you calculated your target heart rate?)
I’ve been known to do cardio with 50lbs on my back and a 12” step. 1 second tempo, alternating legs.
Important part is getting your target range nailed and keeping it there.

I’m a fat kid too. I feel your bewilderment. I was down 40 before I tore up my back in April. I’ve gained 10 back. I cannot walk far enough now to get my heart rate up, nor can I add weight for effort. Haven’t seen 100bpm since 4/14
 

Floof

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I've been trying to lose the last 20lbs of pregnancy weight that just wont go away and I've found that eating a correctly proportioned meal and then having a glass of water with a tablespoon of psyllium powder in it is helping. I've lost about 7lbs in 3 weeks. It's not like it's shedding pounds overnight but it's helping and I don't feel like I'm hungry all the time because the fiber in the psyllium helps my tummy from tricking me into seconds (and thirds). I tried for 2 years to cut calories and exercise more and just kept seeing the scale not moving in the right direction.

So I guess that's my suggestion: eat correctly proportioned meals and add psyllium fiber to your diet. Also make sure to drink enough water.
 

MarkJr

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Also, do it without the fancy gizmos for the first while. It takes three weeks to form new habits. You’ll crave the exercise, then get the gizmos to make it more fun.
 

Ninjasquirrel

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Don't make up excuses.
If you want to lose weight you have to just do it.
Push yourself.
I hate this sentiment. I hear this all the time. I'm not making up excuses. I dont make up excuses like "I've been really good today so I can have a whole cake". I just have never experienced any happiness from working out. Ever. Ive never had the "runners high" to the point I feel that it is made up. Idk maybe I'm wired wrong but running is torture. In fact the inventer of the treadmill designed it as torture for inmates.
 

Kiki

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I hate this sentiment. I hear this all the time. I'm not making up excuses. I dont make up excuses like "I've been really good today so I can have a whole cake". I just have never experienced any happiness from working out. Ever. Ive never had the "runners high" to the point I feel that it is made up. Idk maybe I'm wired wrong but running is torture. In fact the inventer of the treadmill designed it as torture for inmates.
I'm not a fan of working out either.
It sucks.
I walk...it works.
I walk over 5 miles every day.
 

Ninjasquirrel

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I can walk 2-3 miles and only raise my heart rate into the 90’s. I have to head for the hills to get into the 120’s (have you calculated your target heart rate?)
I’ve been known to do cardio with 50lbs on my back and a 12” step. 1 second tempo, alternating legs.
Important part is getting your target range nailed and keeping it there.

I’m a fat kid too. I feel your bewilderment. I was down 40 before I tore up my back in April. I’ve gained 10 back. I cannot walk far enough now to get my heart rate up, nor can I add weight for effort. Haven’t seen 100bpm since 4/14
I walk on a fast trot. If the dog doesnt stop to sniff I get around 110 bpm. The problem is her stopping. I could do a mile in 10 minutes but she slows me down
 

Ninjasquirrel

Crowing
May 11, 2018
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Northwest Indiana
I've been trying to lose the last 20lbs of pregnancy weight that just wont go away and I've found that eating a correctly proportioned meal and then having a glass of water with a tablespoon of psyllium powder in it is helping. I've lost about 7lbs in 3 weeks. It's not like it's shedding pounds overnight but it's helping and I don't feel like I'm hungry all the time because the fiber in the psyllium helps my tummy from tricking me into seconds (and thirds). I tried for 2 years to cut calories and exercise more and just kept seeing the scale not moving in the right direction.

So I guess that's my suggestion: eat correctly proportioned meals and add psyllium fiber to your diet. Also make sure to drink enough water.
Where does one purchase this?
 

Floof

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I hate this sentiment. I hear this all the time. I'm not making up excuses. I dont make up excuses like "I've been really good today so I can have a whole cake". I just have never experienced any happiness from working out. Ever. Ive never had the "runners high" to the point I feel that it is made up. Idk maybe I'm wired wrong but running is torture. In fact the inventer of the treadmill designed it as torture for inmates.
I think a better sentiment might be "We believe in you! You CAN do it!"

Especially considering that a lot of people turn to the internet because they don't have supportive people in their daily lives.
 

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