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Frustrated about weight loss

Monday, March 10, 2008

I don't know what to do next. First priority, I think, is an overhaul of my eating. I am going to try having fruits and veggies being my main nutrition. No salt, sauces, additions.

I am exercising, doing my bike and weights. I am thinking of adding Gilad. I have Tai Chi. That does nothing for weight loss. I am doing it for two reasons. It is supposed to be the best exercise for preventing falls in older people. I don't want to end up like my mom, who falls, and is now in a wheel chair not because she cannot walk, but because she falls. She even fell and was trapped for 24 hours, wedged between the tub and toilet. I don't want to get to that point. I also do it for the stress reduction. With school and my ex, who actually lives in the garage (!!!), and a daughter with schizophrenia, and an income of $300 a month, I have more stress than the average person.

Sleep is still a huge problem. Because of my congestion I cannot use my mask for sleep apnea enough, and I am more than exhausted. I seriously cannot even remember what it feels like to not be so tired that I am dragging.

So lots of changes, trying to get my health right and my weight going consistently down.
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    Stress can certainly be a factor in a person's weight loss journey (and boy, is it a journey!) I'm not seeing great results yet, and need to increase my veggies by a lot; it's not always easy but one thing I found that I like is to cut a tomato in half, spread a little pesto and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese, and broil it for a couple of minutes.
    I commend you for the Tai Chi work for relaxation and balance. Staying on your feet is a great goal!
    Hang in there, Ruth. Perseverance gives results! By the way, I have prayed for your success in the job your reaching for.
    4458 days ago
    Your cup runneth over - but it is often a cup from which you'd rather not be drinking isn't it? Your weight is going down (according to your spark ticker) and spring really is coming so you will be more inclined to be active outside. The ex in the garage just sounds like a bad movie script - sorry. I understand the tired thing - I'm doing LESS than normal and still dragging myself - trusting that resurrection week will also bring renewed spiritual and physical vigor. Will also buy lotto tickets and when we win - will share! LOL - that should make you laugh - I'm not a lucky gambler!
    4461 days ago
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