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leddmaestas

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Posted: 10 Mar 2014, 17:11
Good afternoon all, I am new to this and hope to get some support since I think I have hit a wall on my diet journey. I think because I am getting up in age and have been put on multiple medications that this may be some of the reasons that this may be slowing down my weight loss success. But is also because of the reason that I have been put on the medications that I can not be as active that I once was. I have lowered my calorie intake and try to be as active as much as I can but it seem that I gain weight instead of loose weight...I don't eat sweets and eat pretty healthy so I can't figure what I am doing wrong. Sad
wholefoodnut

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Posted: 10 Mar 2014, 20:51
Some medications can add pounds pretty quickly without you altering anything.

"Its not enough for the food to just be nutritious. It must also be delicious, or eating will feel like a punishment." Meg Galvin, Smartpeople Cookbook.

Jeri
leddmaestas

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Posted: 11 Mar 2014, 09:50
thanks for the reply, looks like I will just need to work out harder and see if that will help.
kristyanne3

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Posted: 11 Mar 2014, 13:41
can you talk to a nutritionist about how to balance your diet with the medication? are you having a lot of carbs?
leddmaestas

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Posted: 11 Mar 2014, 13:50
what I have been trying to do is more vegetables and fruits but I have to admit I am horrible when it comes to coffee that is my weakness I have to have starbucks at least once a day or make a latte when I get a home but I do eat a high protein diet not to much carbs
wholefoodnut

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Posted: 11 Mar 2014, 14:30
No idea re: your health issues. Mine have been helped dramatically by working with my doc, tracking foods here that has helped me zone in on foods that are influencing my health, and exercise. I've been able to decrease my meds and feel so much better. Have a physical tomorrow, blood work on sat. Hoping everything will come out good. I see her at least every 3 months anyway due to my asthma meds.

"Its not enough for the food to just be nutritious. It must also be delicious, or eating will feel like a punishment." Meg Galvin, Smartpeople Cookbook.

Jeri
mummydee

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Posted: 11 Mar 2014, 14:44
Can I ask how tall you are? If I was 121 lbs and 4 ft tall I might want to drop a few but why do you want to get down to 108? and you say "i'm getting up in age" what does that mean, are you in peri menopause or menopause, if so that will also affect your weight loss.

Hopefully you are not posting all you eat because 200 cals a day is not enough by any standards, and definitely not healthy.
leddmaestas

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Posted: 11 Mar 2014, 15:00
I am Just under 4'11 but I have a bad back, I think that is what has lead to my degenerative disc disease as well as years of not taking very good care of myself so I am paying for it now. I was just also recently put on anti depressants so with that and my pain meds I think it as slow down my metabolism Sad I am not very tall so even just being a little over wieght make me look round
mummydee

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Posted: 11 Mar 2014, 15:12
If that is the case then I would be more concerned about eating right to help your body heal itself instead of weight loss. Eating healthy will ultimately lead to weight loss.

Put that good nutritious food in your system, antioxidants, berries, vegetables, good clean proteins, this will turn on your metabolism and you will lose. You have to eat to lose weight! but eat the right foods.

Being healthy and taking care of your body is so much more important than looks.
leddmaestas

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Posted: 11 Mar 2014, 15:32
sounds great thank you Smile I will do that just need ideas I work all day so tend to always want to get things that are quick, fruits and nuts I think will work for now
mummydee

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Posted: 11 Mar 2014, 15:43
Nothing wrong with that. I'm a grazer. But I try to have protein with a 'good' carb at every munch, such as an apple and a hunk of cheese, sliced meat with a slice of cheese and dollop of mustard rolled up yogurt with berries, celery with herbed cream cheese.
leddmaestas

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Posted: 11 Mar 2014, 15:55
mmm that sounds great too, thanks for the good ideas. My other problem is I tent to eat when I get bored at my office and by the time I get home raising a family there is not a enough time in the day to exercise. I know there is no excuse but my health I don't feel as young as I used to be hahaha
wholefoodnut

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Posted: 11 Mar 2014, 18:29
If you are on anti-depressants try to fit some exercise in, since you have kids exercise with them. Exercise can really help depression. Maybe even something like dancing with them. Quality time with your kids

"Its not enough for the food to just be nutritious. It must also be delicious, or eating will feel like a punishment." Meg Galvin, Smartpeople Cookbook.

Jeri



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