speyerj wrote: »
Thanks for the reply @NovusDies. A whole month huh? I'll hang on tight then. The worst part was that I was just a pound away from moving from "Obese" to "overweight" on the BMI scale. I know that BMI is a load of baloney, but I was excited anyway for this arbitrary milestone. But that just means, more time to lose even more fat, right?
bmeadows380 wrote: »
and when I say risk, it's all statistics and probability - so yes, there are folks who can weight 400 lbs and not have any health problems right now, but none of us can count on being one of those lucky few because we know that the chances of not having health problems at that weight are abysmally low.
On another note: I have noticed that on days that I'm more active, the following few days the scale jumps up, even if I haven't over-eaten. I'm guessing that is being caused by water weight gain in relation to my muscles needing to repair themselves after effort they aren't used to? If a person gets to regularly doing that routine - say walking, for instance - does that water weight gain eventually level out and stop happening?
maureenkhilde wrote: »
The one time I was denied it was Mortgage Insurance after we refinanced, it was weight related so to speak, it was due to my A1C number, diabetes. It was too high, and it was at the time.
And I agree with bmeadows380, both my Primary care, and Endocrinologist have not really said anything to me about my BMI. They both have focused on losing 5% at a time. Primary Care Dr, went as far to say that even losing 1/2 lb to 1 lb a week she thinks is good, key was consistency. For most part I have been losing faster than that.
Interesing item in the Primary Care Dr's office, even where they do the weighing, taking temp, blood pressure etc... They have posters up talking about losing 5%, and a poster about height, weight and BMI and increased risk for Type 2 Diabetes. They advertise a program via local YMCA for pre-diabetes, education for food, exercise and so on. My Dr. told me that her rule of thumb is any adult who comes to see her, and is in the Obese category, they do a A1C right in the office. And she will do for people who are at the 4th percentile of being overweight. I said besides sending people to the Y program, you should have a dietician to send them to. Because not everyone really gets it about making good food choices. And being a diabetic or even pre-diabetic they need to have a solid understanding.
I am not making this up, 21 years ago when I was diagnosed, I was given a diet sheet to follow for a 1200 calorie diet with lists of food on it. Told exchanges and that was it. So grateful that so much of that has changed for the better.
bmeadows380 wrote: »
So I thought I'd bump this for the newbies that have come on, and maybe also for the longer term people who have been around a while but are contemplating changing some things, like adding in activity. Meanwhile, I'll try in my own small circle, to keep evangelizing the message concerning sensibility and sustainability; hopefully there will be a few who will listen!
AlexandraFindsHerself1971 wrote: »
I view my disordered relationship with food medically. It's not hard for me to do, as I am already fructose intolerant and have IBS, which is very much affected by my diet. I already eat certain ways to make myself feel the best I can; this is simply a further version of it, and like those, it will be something I will have to do the rest of my life if I want to live my best life.
I really had to identify the things that would pull me off course. So although we have chips in the house, we only buy them in single serving bags. There's nothing that stops me from having two, but interestingly, I find these days I don't always finish the bag when I have a sandwich. I know I can't accurately portion from a larger bag, so I don't buy larger bags. I don't keep sweets out. If they're on the counter, they sing. If the cookies are wrapped into portions (two cookies is a rational portion. Three people is six cookies in a packet) and sitting in the freezer, they don't sing.
I also had to do a lot of work on myself. Food cannot hold you when you grieve. It cannot dry your tears when you are sad. It cannot hear you out when you're angry. It can't protect you when you're scared. It can't keep you awake when you're tired, or make you feel better when you hurt. I am learning to let food just do what it can; fuel my body, please my palate, and be a way that I say I care about myself and others.
jodibeth5744 wrote: »
I’m not sure if this is the best place for this, but I have a question about the app in general. If I’ve missed the answer somewhere else, my apologies.
At the end of each night when I finish off my diary it says “if everyday were like today, you’d weigh xxx in 5 weeks”. I find this encouraging, as it gives me a glimpse that my habits will pay off long term.
However lately I notice that at the end of each day the number has been increasing. Tonight it was two whole pounds higher than just a few days ago. I always stay within my calories, and rarely eat back exercise calories. If I do, it is less than 100.
Any advice on why it would be going up?
jodibeth5744 wrote: »
Thank you. I was worried it was doing it off my food choices, and I try to eat pretty clean. I do use happy scale and find it very encouraging as well! 🙂
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