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Intermittent Fasting & Weightlifting
My wife does IF and has done well (more than three, less than six months). She goes to a class at the YMCA where everyone does the same weight training exercises simultaneously, and goes fasted in the mornings. She drinks plain black coffee and a lot of water, and carries some boiled eggs with her "just in case" she has an issue. So far, she is happy to do it that way and says she feels energetic. Not going to tell you her age, but I'm 65 and younger than she is.
by TomLong (submitted 10 months ago)
Starting weight training
Hi Lilabit, Happy to hear you have been making progress and not developed any issues. It sounds like the plan you are on is working for you; I would not recommend any changes as long as it is working for you without ill effects. Assuming it is a progressive program (increase reps or weight lifted as time passes) I would only reiterate: make small incremental increases, not big leaps. I definitely would NOT recommend taking steps backward (lifting lighter weights or in pool) without it being due to pain or injury. Body strength /muscle mass is like money invested: not to be spent casually. Just pay attention to your body, and if it says ease up, listen to it. Just remember: there are some dedicated individuals with steady lifting under their belt still squatting over 400 pounds in their 70s. So age does not automatically mean stop what you are doing and sit in a rocker.
by TomLong (submitted 2 years ago)
Starting weight training
How's the body weight routine going now, @Britt1975? My advice on any method is take it slow and do everything you can to avoid injury. Basically, improvements happen first in the nervous system (learning to recruit more muscle fibers), then in the muscles/ circulatory/ body chemistry, then in the tendons and ligaments/ joints. So, the tissues that can tear and cause debilitating, progress halting problems are the ones that strengthen the slowest. So take it easy. Slow progress ensures continued progress. Continued progress keeps up interest. Simply add reps until you feel like it just takes too long, then add resistance. Try to make measurable progress every week initially, eventually every workout. But take small increments and give your body a chance to adapt.
by TomLong (submitted 2 years ago)
Photos
1. Try a smaller file size/ smaller dimension image. 2. Try a *.gif file (not animated).
by TomLong (submitted 2 years ago)
Frustrated
I only know how from an iPhone: Go to "More" at bottom of screen. Select Diet Calendar. Scroll to bottom of calendar. Select the icon that looks like a box with an arrow pointing upward from inside (think "outbound" on a desk). This will open "Export", where you can choose "Full Month", "Detailed Report", etc. This is the part that can be tricky to get what you want. Experiment. I always have used PDF as the format. Easier to print. When you click the email button, you need to send it to somewhere you can retrieve it and print it, or send it to your doctor.
by TomLong (submitted 2 years ago)
Printing food journal
I only know how from an iPhone: Go to "More" at bottom of screen. Select Diet Calendar. Scroll to bottom of calendar. Select the icon that looks like a box with an arrow pointing upward from inside (think "outbound" on a desk). This will open "Export", where you can choose "Full Month", "Detailed Report", etc. This is the part that can be tricky to get what you want. Experiment. I always have used PDF as the format. Easier to print. When you click the email button, you need to send it to somewhere you can retrieve it and print it, or send it to your doctor.
by TomLong (submitted 2 years ago)
Frustrated
The Big Fat Lie - Embracing Fat in your lifestyle. This is a Keto / LCHF group.
by TomLong (submitted 2 years ago)
Frustrated
I'm not on LCHF or Keto, so I'm not the best resource. The only thing I know is legal is meat and cheese. But I can recommend you find the following members: From371to184, dboza, paularichardson, T8U9, Bluecoaster. T8U9 always posts some delicious looking food. Also, I was just invited to a new group that is keto. I'll look that up and get back to you.
by TomLong (submitted 2 years ago)
Frustrated
You've come to the right place. There are a lot of keto fans on this site; just look around and keep posting. Quite a few refer to their method as LCHF, so look for that, too.
by TomLong (submitted 2 years ago)
My body
First, Little Red Fox gave good advice that you should follow. Being impatient is actually a big hindrance to progress, so keep that in mind. A steady focus and small steps in the right direction get you there, not jumping every which way. Bone structure can be dealt with in a number of ways: (1) Always maintain good posture, to show yourself in the best light. Regardless of height, stooped shoulders, etc., hurt your appearance. (2) Always train your entire body, not just your legs. Work on push-ups and pull-ups, as well as wind sprints and/or long distance runs. (3) Don't eat or drink junk; to build a good body requires using good materials. Your coach should hopefully be able to help with that. (4) Eat enough and quit taking laxatives for the wrong reason. Good health and balanced development is the foundation of being physically attractive. I was depressed at your age for the opposite reason: I was the smallest kid in first thru seventh grade. When puberty kicked in, I finally started catching up in the eighth. But I trained, too, and finally felt "normal-sized" by the ninth grade. Then I busted my leg badly at 17 (leg length cast 35 weeks) and got soft and fat; the beginning of my first yo-yo. That weight dropped when I cut soft drinks/ sweet tea/ baked goods and was able to walk and get about again. Never been that easy since. Anyway - Skip the laxatives, stop drinking soda, clean up your eating (no chips, candy, cake, pastries). Eat more colors of vegetables, not just potatoes. Eat fruits, not pies with added sugar. If you are a snack food junkie, stopping the habit may be all you need if you keep up the soccer /other exercise. I don't mean go hungry, just eat good food to build a good body. You don't frame a house with Styrofoam.
by TomLong (submitted 2 years ago)
exercise for very overweight lady
The pool is a great idea, and thorough blood analysis is as well. Even if you don't find a problem, it gives you a baseline to watch. For someone who is terribly out of shape, especially with back issues, I would recommend work on having good posture ASAP. Try sitting in a straight back chair and checking your spine alignment. Straighten it out. Stand with your back against a wall and do the same. Remember the feeling of a straight back and try to achieve it routinely throughout the day. You can start out walking in your home, thinking about a straight back as you do. Just a little today (say 50 paces or less), a little more tomorrow if you feel up to it. Proper spinal alignment helps keep you from injuring yourself and hurting even more. Taking it slow does the same. Better to improve slowly than have a setback and stop improving at all. Mobility is important, regardless of whether it increases your weight loss. And life tends to improve with greater mobility. But, use the pool as your primary exercise location, at least initially. It should be less painful. Good luck with whatever you decide!
by TomLong (submitted 2 years ago)
Looking for someone with similar statistics :)
Hey Lily- Old post but here goes: I have a close friend matching your statistics. Her weight has varied from 108 down to 94 up to 132 down to 108 again in the years I have known her. We trained together for a while and got in the habit of weighing together. She does not try to lose, but she got a job that was more than she was physically built for at a local fiberglass plant, then lost weight until she finally quit. Then she had a baby and gained weight. That gradually dropped off since she has worked at another factory, which recently started the same extreme hours (72, occasionally 84 hours/wk) and she was dropping weight quickly again until she quit last week. She looked good at all weights, including 98 pounds, until she reached 94, at which point she looked emaciated and sick. I don't think her skeleton weighs much. I weigh 2.4 times her weight and am eight inches taller but she routinely eats as much as I can (see: Hardee's Monster Burger Combo upsized).
by TomLong (submitted 2 years ago)
Daily detail report
Not sure on website. iPhone app has it under "More", then "Diet Calendar", then scroll to bottom. Select send icon, which is square with an arrow pointing upward from its center. Offers choice of time period to send to your email address as a PDF file. I had to fiddle with it a while to get what I wanted (an entire month by days). Creates two PDF pages for each day, plus a month summary, so printing a hardcopy uses paper quickly. The app really wants to just do a day or a month summary, though, so be prepared to spend some time experimenting. Don't give up.
by TomLong (submitted 2 years ago)
Vitamin Nutrient deficiencies?
Mrsroboto- Water soluble vitamins are my solution to those problems. I use C with multiple bioflavonoid sources and a complete B-complex, including Biotin and Folic Acid in sufficient quantity to pass 150% RDA. Usually the other B-vitamins are well over 150% RDA, but manufacturers short Biotin sometimes, and Folic Acid/ Folate has some legal restrictions due to masking a specific type of anemia. I cut it back when a blood profile is planned. I usually take mine after lunch because they tend to perk me up. Can't take them near bedtime (typically).
by TomLong (submitted 2 years ago)
Got the sack. Want to eat something
How are you doing today, Jean Mc? Emotions are prone to increase impulsiveness; try to find a focus, maybe a project to give your brain a new topic to focus on. (job search, may or may not) Good Luck!
by TomLong (submitted 3 years ago)
Staying hydrated on the road
Is there a reason all of the articles about plastic bottles malign water but not soft drinks being sold in plastic? Are they a different kind of plastic or something? They all seem to PE (polyethylene) but maybe I just did not pay attention. 45+ years ago, when I first started driving and dating, I lamented that the only thing available to drink at the store was colored water filled with sugar. Now we have a variety of juices, diet sodas and water available and people constantly complain about all of it. Sugar filled juices, unhealthy chemicals, whatever. Does everybody carry gallon glass jars filled with cold filtered water? Thanks for listening.
by TomLong (submitted 3 years ago)
Break from workout when sick
How are you doing now, Bopuc?
by TomLong (submitted 3 years ago)
steroids
Have you gotten well and off the steroids?
by TomLong (submitted 3 years ago)
EXERCISE QUESTION
"Stationary" may play a role in this. Outside avoiding cars and dogs as well as looong hills is a bit different, even though you occasionally get to coast and stop at intersections.
by TomLong (submitted 3 years ago)
steroids
Hang in there, Devohna! And get well soon! Please keep us posted.
by TomLong (submitted 3 years ago)
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