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Start Weight
147.7 lb
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Current Weight
147.7 lb
Performance: losing 1.1 lb a week

Goal Weight
121.3 lb
Still to go: 26.5 lb
I have postponed posting a bio because I really don't know what to write here. There is so much to say and then there is the thing called too much information. Well here goes nothing!

I am a handicapped female and need help to walk. Climbing stairs is not really possible. My life has become increasingly sedentary and I really want to get healthy. Losing weight is just part of my journey. I want to become more active and more mobile.

To do this, my aim is to eat healthy, have a balanced diet, and exercise. I have most certainly not achieved that but entering my daily food intake helps. Currently, I am counting calories while following my regular diet. The idea is to tweak it into something I can follow for a lifetime without feeling deprived.

Exercise is a problem area for me so I have determined that I will do a minimum of 5 minutes of exercise a day and increase it gradually. I think time has come for me to increase it to 10 minutes.

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Get mini dark chocolate pieces, personally, I love Hershey's Bliss Rich & Creamy Dark Chocolate. Have one piece (one serving is 6 pieces) when you can fit it within your daily calorie limit.

Else try making fruity ice candies and have one. Use fruits and flavors of your choice.

Two good recipes are
posted 01 Dec 2012, 11:46
Food Problem
I too am constantly thinking about food. But the thing is I redirect my energies to thinking how I would make whatever recipe I'm looking at healthier and think about making it later.

Of course, I'm lazy too so it never gets made but makes a fun pass time. Don't fret it. Just imagine creating different types of dishes, the more complicated the better. Haha.

Also, take a look at videos of people chopping fresh vegetables. It gives you a high. I love watching people slicing cucumbers and tomatoes. Makes my mouth water. That way your cravings would be healthy food not... fries.

To prevent yourself from eating unhealthy, try imagining the amount of fat it has and imagine tasting that fat by itself. It will put you off.
posted 30 Nov 2012, 00:24
Physical hunger vs. Emotional hunger
Urgh! I am frequently, which has sadly increased during the past few months, attacked by boredom hunger, I'm feeling a bit chilly so I need to eat hunger, others are eating hunger, and the it's time I should feel hungry hunger. I probably am attacked by the I'm thirsty but don't know hunger too but I don't know about it.

Problem is that satiating this hunger with processed foods does not satiate it. Just makes me fell more hungry and yes extremely guilty.
posted 30 Nov 2012, 00:15
Making healthy foods taste better?
You can always add veggies to your favorite foods. If you like pasta, make whole wheat pasta and add veggies to it. Veggies are heavenly in a tomato-based gravy. Personally, I love cumin and garlic in such gravies with a dash of vinegar or lime juice.

As Hoser said, stir fry your veggies in a Chinese-style gravy. Steam the veggies first so you need a lot less oil/butter. Check out some fabulous recipes of oven roasting veggies in balsamic and even oven-baked chips.

Best yet, something I really really need to do myself, is to convert the veggies into a healthy soup. You can always add beans, meat, and lots and lots of veggies in it using a vegetable/chicken/beef broth as a base. Mash some veggies/beans to thicken the soup if you don't like clear broth soups.

Hope this helps.
posted 29 Nov 2012, 07:49
trying to lose weight with ongoing health issues

I am handicapped and spend most of my time sitting, which creates a lot more problems and weighty ones at that. It even went and restricted my movement further. Urgh!

When I joined this site, I did start exercising (5 mins per day for a month and then increasing it by 5 mins each month.) But as the number went over 20, I lost my motivation.

But I did find something that makes me a bit more active. Try doing two things. 1. fidget, all the time. It's fun and is an escape. 2. Do a sitting dance. Just sway your upper body as if you're dancing. I usually do it for 1 hour and count 30 mins of calisthenics (the light, home exercise one).

Oh and try and help with cooking by doing the tasks you can do while sitting. Peeling and chopping are relatively easy for me. Do some finger exercises at the beginning to ensure that you get used to chopping. That way you can at least make salsa! *just kidding*

Do let me know if this helps. I will try and answer any further questions you might have if I can.
posted 29 Nov 2012, 07:38
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