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  • I had to take a medication which is an appetite stimulant and causes insulin resistance and metabolism problems in some people. At the same time, I came down with ME/CFS and became very sedentary. So, along with eating more than I usually did and my body processing that fuel less competently than it had, I could not…
  • How were you prescribed to use your sleep medication? Because one nights use won't be helpful in proper recovery of a good sleep pattern, which is what sedatives and hypnotics are usually used for in insomnia. It's more common for a short course (a few days to a week) to be prescribed and if taken consistently for the…
  • I swim at a local holiday resort, which offers monthly/ six monthly/ annual passes to locals. Out of season, I'm often the only person in the pool! I occasionally go to other pools, depending where I am that day (I nearly always have a swimsuit in the car ready) and I'd say you have no need to worry as far as etiquette is…
  • If you don't care about the calories, ciabatta sliced and fried in garlic infused olive oil, keeps nice and crispy to be used with a spiced hummus dip later on.
  • You have to do what's right for you and there's no need to feel guilt over that. I have cfs and have done for quite a long time. I've just started to exercise my way out of its clutches, through swimming. Last month, I couldn't walk for half a mile without suffering extraordinary consequences. Now, I can swim lengths for…
  • Cardio + resistance (swimming) five times per week, for between five and eight hours in total.
  • My daily allowance is 1200 or 1400 with exercise, five days out of seven. My calorie intake fluctuates from day to day (usually under allowance, sometimes over), so I look at my weekly total instead. Every week, I am slightly under my total allowance, so this allows me a stress free approach to eating. It all balances out.…
  • It helps you to help yourself. If you track your food and exercise accurately, it will help you to learn what changes to make in order to succeed. It's working for me :)
  • Is it possible that you are going through re-composition, rather than weight loss? With all the training you are doing, it sounds possible that you are exchanging fat for muscle. Have your measurements changed at all? Are you eating back all of your exercise calories? I was advised when I started to only eat back half,…
  • 1200 here and I struggle to meet 1400 to eat back half of my exercise cals five days of seven, so I'm switching to a zig zag plan.
  • Yes, no, sometimes or WHY?! If I was going to have a calorie splurge, it would be on something delicious.
  • It could be an anomaly or could happen suddenly through either a health condition or pregnancy. Go for a check up :)
  • What's your current BMI number? Swimming is a good all over cardio and resistance work out. It's normal for veins to be more visible as we lose weight and even bulge as we work out but if you have any concerns (and the vein under your eye does sound unusual) get to a doctor for a check up.
  • I absolutely agree! I saw someone write recently about fighting cravings. They termed it as choosing the pain of self discipline vs the pain of regret. That's some incredibly negative language. I don't think we need to martyr ourselves. There is a rational, positive (and dare I say, enjoyable) approach and it sounds like…
  • I eat it then fit it into my weekly allowance. I'm an intermittent craver and know I won't binge, so have no problem with satisfying a desire. Plus, I usually exercise enough to allow for eating what I like, within reason. Placing severe restrictions on myself would be counter productive.
  • Another thing worth looking into is zigzag dieting. By the end of the week (for example) you would consume the same amount of calories as you are allowed now but your daily intake varies. It creates the opportunity to have guilt and stress free treats. Some feel it is better for the metabolism than a strict low cal diet.…
  • I've realised another thing which has made a big difference - not snacking when the children do! They tend to graze, particularly on weekends. It had become easy for me to join in mindlessly (may as well have a piece of toast too, another piece of fruit, the last few biscuits in the pack or a left over yoghurt). I only…
  • I wish we'd been allowed and encouraged to excel in a chosen field, rather than forced to also partake in activities we found difficult, painful or alien. The bad tended to outweigh the good, so I was put off of most sports and activities for a long time, as a result.
  • I started swimming daily. That has made a big difference to my weight loss but so has switching lattes with sugar, for coffee with coffemate light and halfspoon! The swimming is the thing which has really given me a massive and sustainable positivity surge though. It also makes it more easy to watch what I eat - I'm not…
  • I'm not fit but I'm more fit than I was and that's what matters to me. A month ago, I couldn't walk half a mile (thanks to a longish term health condition) and now I can walk for half day. Daily swimming has made a massive difference to where I'm at and seeing (and more importantly feeling!) that vast improvement,…
  • I can feed a family of five, healthily, for £45 (£9 per head) per week. A year ago, I wouldn't have been able to say that! I didn't believe it was remotely possible but with clever meal planning and conscientious purchasing, it is. If you're not confident in cookery, taking a course in nutrition and cooking might be a…
  • I can feed a family of five, healthily, for £45 (£9 per head) per week. A year ago, I wouldn't have been able to say that! I didn't believe it was remotely possible but with clever meal planning and conscientious purchasing, it is. If you're not confident in cookery, taking a course in nutrition and cooking might be a…
  • I can relate to that! Also, I swim five or six days a week now and as a result (endorphin/ dopamine/ seratonin?), I generally bounce around with a grin. There's a marked difference in my PMA now I'm on the road to good health, albeit only at the start of the journey. So many interesting responses here and many differing…
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