sweetypie83

Start Weight:(14 Jun 09) 330.0 lb
Current Weight:(14 Jun 09) 330.0 lb
Goal Weight:150.0 lb
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i like animals, reading, writing, 3d gmaing, 3d animation and design, i am completely addicted to imvu, and the computer. i hate walking, so please dont ask me to, i just hate it. i am married and terrified of loosing weight, its my shield, it stops harassment. and i'm kinda nervous of my husbands reaction to it, weather or not he will like it, weather or not he will react badly to the hicks in my town that act like they have never had sex and are released into the wild after eating viagra for the last 15years. i want to look good, and be healthy but i'm scared.

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Diet Pills....
here is an idea for you too, if you find yourself hungry in the mornings, (only if you are not alergic) have a table spoon of peanut butter before bed, i do this and i'm not famished in the mornings when i wake up.
posted 09 Oct 2007, 18:31
How to Exercise While Sitting at Your Computer (also great for the call center/ office pc users)
there is also a seprate idea for exercise for the watching tv. i've been doing it and i can say it does help a lot
posted 09 Oct 2007, 18:25
Diet Pills....
Here is a little information for you about diet pills, these symptoms happen a lot more frequently than you think. they also have a nasty habbit of killing you. i lost my best friend to them. Sad Crying or Very sad if you are hungry or have a strong apetite, have a table spoon of peanut butter before bed, that keeps you less hungry in the morning, chew on carrots or celery when you are wanting to eat out of bordem, chew sugar free gum if you are mad, if the cravings get really bad get outside for a bit and away from the fridge. hope this helps.


Side Effects and Dangers of OTC Diet Pills
The side effects and dangers of OTC diet and weight loss pills can vary enormously because many of these pills contain a cocktail of ingredients and because dosage instructions may be inadequate. Possible side effects include: nervousness, tremor, diarrhea, bulging eyes, racing heartbeat, elevated blood pressure even heart failure.

Side Effects and Dangers of Prescription Diet Pills, Drugs
The dangers of prescription diet pills are consistent with other similar drugs. Accidental overdose is a common problem when taking these diet pills. This is because many diet pills contain similar ingredients to non-prescription medications like nasal decongestants.

Side Effects of Diet Pills That Work on the Brain
Diet pill side effects of drugs that operate on the brain to reduce appetite include: raised blood pressure, chest pain, fever, hair loss, depression, impotence, heart damage, to name a few.

Side Effects of Diet Pills That Work in the Gut
The most popular of the 'gut' prescription diet pills is Xenical. Licensed for long-term use, it's side effects include: diarrhea, unexpected fecal discharge and oily stools. To reduce these side effects, Xenical-users are advised to follow a low-fat diet plan.

Are Herbal Diet Pills Any Healthier?
OTC Diet pills with 'Natural', 'Herbal' or similar descriptions are not necessarily any healthier than other diet or weight loss pills. In fact, some of these herbal diet pills are associated with some major health concerns. So don't trust diet pills just because they sound 'natural'.

Do Diet Pills Work?
Yes and No. When used under medical supervision in conjunction with a proper diet and exercise program, diet pills can be effective - at least in the short term. That said, the body adjusts remarkably quickly to many diet pills, so the benefits may quickly wear off.

Diet Pills Are Definitely Not a Magic Solution for Weight Loss
If diet pills are not used in conjunction with a proper weight loss program incorporating proper diet and exercise, they are not likely to be effective. Indeed some pills may even disrupt your system causing weight gain.

Do NOT Buy Diet Pills Without Consulting Your Doctor
If you are a genuine candidate for diet pills - i.e. seriously obese, with a will to modify your diet and take regular physical exercise - I strongly advise you to consult your doctor and ask him to explain what weight loss pills may be suitable. Do not buy diet pills without consulting your doctor.

Consulting Your Doctor About Diet Pills
When talking to your doctor about diet and weight loss pills:

Explain your complete medical history and list all current medications you are taking.
Ask to be medically examined (blood pressure etc.)
Ask for an explanation of all your weight loss options.
Ask for an explanation of all relevant side effects of diet pills suggested.
Arrange a return appointment to see how the diet pills are working.
Taking Diet Pills
If you decide to take any type of diet or weight loss pills, follow these elementary precautions:

Take diet pills exactly as prescribed or directed.
Follow a proper diet and exercise program while taking the pills.
If side effects persist or worsen, contact your doctor.
See your doctor after 30 days to discuss your progress on the pills.
If the diet pills stop working, stop taking them!
posted 06 Oct 2007, 15:07
How to Exercise While Sitting at Your Computer (also great for the call center/ office pc users)
How to Exercise While Sitting at Your Computer

Sitting at the computer all day is not exactly good for the body. If you have to be at a desk all day long, doing some simple things can improve your posture and health.


Steps


1.) Sit properly in a good chair designed for desk work. Your back should be straight, shoulders back, and the top of your monitor should be level with your eyes. If you have to look down or up, you need to adjust the height of your screen. If you keep leaning forward, first get your eyesight checked. After a while you will improve your posture and no longer need this restraint.

2.) Maintain an ergonomic body posture while typing. Be sure your wrists are slightly lower than your elbows. This will help prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Keep your legs bent at the knees so that the knees are only slightly higher than your hips. Feet should be flat on the floor or on a step stool of some sort.

3.) Stand up every half hour to stretch or walk around a bit. (GREAT WITH HEADSETS IN THE CALL CENTER, JUST PACE AROUND YOUR CUBICLE)

4.) Stretch your calves, and give your eyes a break from focusing on your computer screen. This will also help prevent blood clots from developing in your legs. Blood clots are very common among middle-aged computer users.

5.) Learn to stretch. To stretch your neck, flex your head forward/backward, side to side and look right and left. Never roll your head around your neck. This could cause damage to the joints of the neck.

6.) Roll your wrists regularly (this will help prevent carpal tunnel syndrome if you spend a lot of time typing).

7.) Notice if you tend to hunch in front of the keyboard. To counter that, perform the following exercise: open your arms wide as if you are going to hug someone, rotate your wrists externally (thumbs going up and back) and pull your shoulders back. This stretch is moving your body the opposite way to being hunched and you should feel a good stretch across your upper chest.

8.) Contract your abdominal and gluteal muscles, hold them there for a few seconds, then release. Repeat this for every few minutes all day long while you are working at your desk.

9.) Stretch your arms, legs, neck and torso while sitting. This will help prevent you from feeling stiff.

10.) Take advantage of the downtime created by rebooting or large file downloads to get up and try something more ambitious such as doing a few push-ups, sit-ups, and/or jumping jacks. Beware of your snickering co-workers though.

11.) Acquire a hand gripper. They are cheap, small and light. When you have to read something either on the screen or on paper, you probably won't be using your hands very often so squeeze your gripper. It is an excellent forearm workout.

12.) Acquire an elastic band (also cheap, small and light) and use it to do the actions mentioned in step 9 (i.e., when stretching your arms, do it by pulling apart the elastic band). You will not only stretch but it will also work the muscles slightly.

13.) Take a few deep breaths. If possible, get some fresh air in your lungs.

14.) Invest in a large size stability ball or stability ball style desk chair, and sit on it with back straight and abs firm. The actual stability ball is more effective, however the chair is a more viable option for use in an office environment. Sit, bounce or do basic toning exercises while watching TV or talking on the phone as well. Use the actual ball form in moderation when typing, as this is probably not the most supportive seating to prevent carpal tunnel and tendonitis.

15.) While sitting, lift up your legs on the balls of your feet and set them down. Repeat these until your legs are comfortably tired. Then repeat it again about 10 minutes later. Do this whole routine for about an hour or so. This will exercise your calves.

16.) Have a bottle of water by your side and make a habit of drinking some every half hour. If you do this consistently you will begin to feel more alert and in the long run you will get thinner.




Tips


1.) Set your chair back rest at an angle wider than 90°.

2.) Don't neglect the health of your eyes! It is detrimental to your eyesight to focus at one thing for long periods of time (i.e. your monitor) so take breaks to look out the window and focus at something at a further distance away to maintain good ocular health. Also consider purchasing an LCD screen which is easier on the eyes. If you are at your computer screen for long periods of time, optometrists recommend following the "20-20-20" rule--For every 20 minutes spent focusing on your computer screen, spend 20 seconds focusing on something else 20 feet away.

3.) As long as something is moving, you will be helping to keep yourself in better shape. Constant movement will burn calories and contribute to cardiovascular health. While exercising at your computer is helpful, it is not a substitute for going to the gym or conducting a regular exercise program.

4.) Don't sit still. Fidgeting is a good way to keep moving. Even something like tapping your foot. But don't make too much noise--however you fidget, the repetitive noises may bother other people.

5.) Always have water nearby to drink.

6.) If you're all alone, try shutting off the computer for a bit and exercise. If you're on a cell phone call, get up and do stretches, or leg lifts, anything to keep moving during down time away from the desk.

7.) Try exercises that combine opposing muscle groups (flexors and extensors, e.g., biceps and triceps) to get a good workout. Clasp your hands together with palms facing each other. Pull up with one hand while pushing down with the other.

8.) If you are a runner or jogger, you can sit on the floor and stretch as you use the computer. It will save you time too if you have to do both anyway.

9.) Play music while working to provoke body movement and relieve stress. A smaller instrument will be more convenient.

10.) Sit on a balance ball while you are working at your desk. You burn calories stabalizing your core and body on the ball. If this doesn't seem possible for work, replace the desk chair at your computer at home.




Warnings


1.) Your body needs more exercise than just what you do at the computer, but following these steps will contribute to a healthy, balanced lifestyle.

2.) Do not sit at your computer for a long time. Take a break every 15 minutes.

3.) Some of these activities, if not done in moderation, may cause you to start sweating, which may not be a pleasant sight or odor in an office environment. Keep in mind you are doing these to prevent stiffness, so save the enthusiasm for the gym.

Hoping to loose weight and keep it off this time!!
posted 03 Oct 2007, 11:35
Exercises You Can Do While Sitting in a Chair
Exercises You Can Do While Sitting in a Chair

by Rachel Keller

A stretching break can make a big difference in your productivity, your ability to handle stress, and your overall well-being. It reduces muscular fatigue, tension, pain, and degenerative joint or disc problems and energizes parts of your body that have become stiff.

Too many of us spend too much time sitting, either in work-related jobs, computer time, or relaxation in front of the television. If you sit in front of a computer for a long time, your neck and shoulder may get stiff, and you may even suffer occasional lower back pain.

You will feel so much better if you can get up every hour or so and walk around or stretch for a couple minutes.

But what happens if you can't get up? While gently massaging those muscles may help, you can also do certain exercises to aid in flexibility and strength training. These exercises you can do while sitting. (I have even done a few of these exercises in a meeting, and no one has ever known.) When doing these stretches, keep in mind these few suggestions:


Never force a stretch.
Do these stretches slowly and carefully.
You may feel some tension. This is normal, but you should not experience pain.
Hold only a stretch that feels good.

Exercises for the Lower Body


While seated, slowly point your toes forward away from your body until you feel a slight tension. Hold for 20-30 seconds.
While resting your heel on the floor, pull your feet and toes back toward your body. Hold for 20-30 seconds.
Slowly rotate your feet clockwise several times and then counterclockwise.
You can trace the alphabet and numbers with your feet.
Extend your leg and rest your foot on a towel. While you pull on the towel, push with your foot. (This one feels really good!)

This one is good for strengthening your leg muscles.


Extend your leg out in front of you and hold for about 20 to 30 seconds.
Lower your leg sooner if it starts to quiver.
As your leg gets stronger, you can add ankle weights if you are interested in strengthening your leg muscles further.
You can do one leg at a time or hold both up together.


Medical Notice: It is not the intention of this article or any others on this web site to provide specific medical advice, but rather to provide users with information to better understand their health and their diagnosed disorders. This article is presented for general informational purposes only. Specific medical advice should be obtained with a thorough physical examination from your health care provider. Consult with a qualified physician for diagnosis and for answers to your personal questions.
posted 03 Oct 2007, 11:30
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