Joined February 2012
Weight History

Start Weight
130.0 lb
Lost so far: 0 lb

Current Weight
130.0 lb
Performance: gaining 0.2 lb a week

Goal Weight
110.0 lb
Still to go: 20.0 lb

Outsideaubrey's Weight History

Outsideaubrey's Latest Member Challenges

  Healthy living
status: Completed
ended: 29 Sep 13
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  Shed those Carbs
status: Completed
ended: 05 Mar 12
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last weighin: gaining 1.0 lb a week Up
on diet Yoli
last weighin: losing 3.6 lb a week Down
last weighin: losing 0.5 lb a week Down
on diet Atkins
last weighin: steady Steady

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Starting a challenge
I enjoy the challenges myself, as they help to keep me motivated and give me people to share with. If you think it would help you can search challenges that haven't started yet. I have a 1k, everyday group that would be glad to have you if you are interested. As for the weight loss, I have a good idea of the problem. Unless you are forgetting to enter your food choices, you are way too far under the RDI of calories... Most people don't realize that this can stall your metabolism and make you fatigued as your body tries to conserve every precious calorie. I noticed that you are coming in at less than half of your days worth of calories and this is detrimental to the mind, body, and waistline. Try a diet that is less restrictive and provides at least 1800 calories a day. Below this and you will actually be stalling your weight loss and your well being. I have had good luck on Atkins and have known many people who also did well on it or the caveman diet. It isn't particularly restrictive with calories, and isn't as hard for me to stick to, especially in pre-maintenance. For some people, cutting back on chemicals and preservatives also gives their diet a kick in the pants. I hope this helps, and if you continue to have problems I would see a doctor and/or nutritionist. You could have a thyroid problem or the diet may just be to extreme, and you need help finding a healthier eating pattern. Good luck and I wish the best to you!
posted 09 Feb 2012, 14:55
solo mission
Shelly, I just want to give you an imaginary hi five. I understand how you feel. I have a sweet, sweet man... Who can eat anything and everything he wants, and only gain muscle! Sometimes I have to laugh when I see him grocery shopping. All I have to say is thank god for sugar free products, or I would have lost my mind eating beside him (sugar makes me tired and icky). No you are not alone, far from it. You have many sisters (and some brothers, too!) at this site, and you are doing the right thing to reach out and find us.
posted 09 Feb 2012, 13:56
I need help
You are never to ill for exercise, it is just that some of us need to talk it over with our doctors to be safe. You don't have to run or do jumping jacks, just find activities that are within your means and approved by your doctor. While you sit in your chair you can raise your arms above your head doing repetitions, then resting, or lifting one foot or leg at a time in the same manner. Ask your doctor what he recommends, as I have never met a doctor than maligned *all* activity. Believe it or not, any calories you are burning can help with your diabetes (if you are getting a good diet) and make your muscles that much more efficient. I am not going to go and tell you can run a 5k race, but I will suggest you can at the very least slow the progression of your breathing problems and diabetes. Talk to your doctor. S/He may notice you are eating too many starchy foods or too many calories all together or that you are smoking and need help to quit... They are smart people and can refer you to others like a nutritionist or physical therapist if they do not know... The hardest part is deciding whether or not you are going to listen to what they have to say. I worked long term care for ten years, and excepting rare occurrences like terminal cancer, I have hardly seen any *truly* motivated patients that were not able to make even small gains. I am glad to see that you want to work on your health, and hope that we can all support you on your journey. No person on this entire earth knows the day, hour, minute, they will expire and so it is never to late to live better or happier.
posted 09 Feb 2012, 13:47
Need a New Fresh Start
If you are looking to burn some calories, you are more than welcome to join my 1k, everyday challenge that begins next week. People of all abilities and with all goals accepted Smile
If you are looking for a way to get through your stall, Atkins has worked well for me. You can't see all of my weight loss as I lost some before fat secret, but I used to take seroquel and let me tell you it kills your metabolism. It can be hard to get through the induction period but after about 3 days you won't by dying for sugar and starch if you were strict about following the plan. I don't know that it would work for everyone, but it may be worth a try. If you do it please note you have to gradually work back to eating carbs or you will regain the weight. If you are gradual, you shouldn't. I can eat 100g of carbs a day, 200 when I run, and not gain weight. But I took my time getting here...
posted 09 Feb 2012, 13:30
Where are you wieght loss????
You have tricked your body into thinking you are starving to death. This extreme of a diet typically prevents weight loss, except from muscle, and can cause a bloated look as your muscles weaken and get slack. You should NEVER eat less than 1500 calories a day, and personally I would recommend getting more than that and exercising the difference. If you are really serious about dropping the weight by a certain date, follow Atkins strictly through induction, but please make sure you are getting enough nutrition. Atkins forces your body into ketosis, and from my experiences you can eat your full RDI and still loose weight. It is unlikely you are getting the vitamins and minerals you need either. I would recommend a multi vit while you get back to a healthy diet. Losing weight doesn't need to mean starving yourself, and usually this is counter productive.
posted 09 Feb 2012, 13:24
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