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  • I read this post because I can strongly relate to the OP. I've lost weight before, and regained most of it. While I have all the reasons, thinking about it has just made me feel incredibly tired - and maybe even fuelled the weight-gaining behaviours. I tried making this list and I was so surprised by how many things I have…
  • Thank you! I'll clarify the specifics a little. I did try to start light (staying away from running or heavier weight or any moves my body is like "nope" to). I walk to one of my jobs, so while I was basically one with the couch the rest of the time I'd get a 15min walk 2x a day 3 days a week. I would sometimes go for…
  • I did sessions with a student trainer through my college gym. I constantly asked questions about how to do things, and I took notes. Part of the point was to be more active and work out during the week. I practiced the motions she gave me as my routine, but I was the one writing it down (so names like ‘front bend squeeze…
  • yeahhhh it was 😓 the loss of a routine & stress hit me hard. congratulations on restarting! And thank you! I reviewed my weight logs for the year this morning & had two surprises - one that I’ve actually started losing without really trying yet (just thought it was water fluctuations), and I spiked up all at once. 👀
  • Yeah, like I'm definitely struggling to do "fun" things too :# . Sure, feel free to add me if you like.
  • When I lost 45lbs a couple years ago over ~6months I was a little too aggressive, and low iron caused me to lose a lot of hair. My dr prescribed 300mg iron tablets daily with vitamin C. To counter the constipation, I also took a tablespoon of psyllium daily, and prunes when needed (I found also taking omega3 tablets…
  • Thank you for the correction! I did a bit more googling of specific terms and ended up coming back to neutral as well. Seems like the all-round safest bet. And thank you for the size tip too! Luckily the NB store offers free returns, so I'll start with my expected size and if it's not right I can probably exchange. I know…
  • Oh interesting! Thanks! I'm wearing the 847.
  • Thank you for recommending this test! It does recommend I use support shoes, so that's really useful to know. My feet do go outwards just a bit. I'm guessing because it's not overly pronounced, either would be okay-ish, but stability might be better.
  • Thanks for the shoe tip! The video is exactly the movement I cannot do now, without weight. I fall over, and even holding the wall I cannot get my knee down properly.
  • Thanks! I logged a generic pizza slice, but it still seemed much too low for how full I was. It was a lot of bread. I'll probably retroactively log some extra bread and call it even. Thank you!
  • Thanks everyone! Basically I’m getting that you either are blessed with lower sweatiness than I, or you’re very fast at changing & showering. I try to move quickly but the whole process seems to take 10min to change & use the washroom before & at least 15 to change, shower, dry off, and change back into my clothes after.…
  • There does seem (to me) to be lots of back work, based on - my upper back/shoulder blades are sore when I do the one where I bend over and pull the weight back with my elbows close to my body. Thank you for the shoulder notes! Interesting. I will explore the programs more. I keep getting to "I can't do that" or "I don't…
  • Thank you. I am honestly quite nervous to try exercises I haven't had a person show me how to do them, but I will come back to this. Do you mind answering, which "key body parts" does the current routine miss? I thought it had all of them, the lower body, upper body, and core.
  • Thank you for the input! I will look into that one specifically, I have looked at these programs before and generally found them to be beyond me, but that was a while ago and could use a revisit. Edit: I looked at this one (glad it’s online and not a book) but it has a lot of different exercises I don’t know how to do yet,…
  • Thanks everyone for your replies, I'm thinking while the protein thing is largely a myth, I have a few experiments to try - increasing frequency to 3 or 4 times a week, and doing a 5min 'cool down' walk on the treadmill after doing the strength work. If I'm increasing frequency, I'll be doing some strength work at home…
  • Thank you for your input! I hadn't considered that - I often waited because I was sore, so I didn't do eg. a workout the day after, although I would do a yoga class (I intended to do an aquafit class as well but never quite made it). I did have several weeks at 3 but then I had a couple at 1 and I missed a week doing…
  • I know it’s to be expected, people were just telling me it was lasting too long/could be reduced by timing/increasing protein. Wondered what others thoughts were on it. You think stretching is misleading? 🤨 why? That’s not something I’ve heard before... usually stretching is a good thing? Also the ‘chronic’ inflammation,…
  • Thanks everyone! I thought I had replied already but I think the app crashed on my phone and it didn't save anything lol. I did totally graduate from physiotherapy (with the caveat that I do have some exercises to continue to do in perpetuity). I am ok to run, do lunges, yoga, literally anything as long as I'm careful not…
  • My diary is open. During the holidays I’m tea just aiming for maintenance so it will certainly be uh interesting.
  • You absolutely need to discuss this with your doctor. The doctor I saw at the ER told me 4 days and it was 6 months before I was back to normal. I worked on walking in a straight line unassisted by going on ~20min walks, and did some calisthenics that could be done on the ground. I went to physical therapy and did balance…
  • I ended up getting some training for a student program designed to help people who were uncomfortable in the gym as long as we also agreed to participate in a study. I have found it incredibly motivating. While I saw the trainer once a week, I made an effort to keep to the goals I set and replicate my routine at least once…
  • Awesome plan! I’d love to lose but maintaining/losing just a little would be a win this month for sure. Weekly Weigh In Data December 1: 172! December 8: December 15: December 22: December 29: Ultimate Goal: 130
  • Oh wow thank you!!! I didn’t know about that!!!
  • Thank you - and everyone else for the comments! Definitely, I would just add exercise (usually 50% is acceptable here but I’d just keep it as a window/ballpark). That’s a great way to look at the predictions! Thanks! Yes especially with the holidays coming up I’m sure there will be over days. But trying not to spiral and…
  • Triggers? Stress, anxiety, depression, feeling worthless. I see overeating/junk foods as both a comfort and a punishment, because I know what I’m doing to myself. It’s self sabotage, but it also helps me get control over my emotions. Exercise helps. Therapy helps. But old habits die hard, even after I lost 40lbs. And it’s…
  • Friday September 27: 166.4 😞
  • Nope,’I’ve been taking psyllium for over a year now. But yes I’m sure it helps it hit total fibre overload lol. The second time I had this meal I really focused on getting enough water and it didn’t help.
  • Thanks! Spices are all normal for me. I think it’s just that with the lentils and quinoa my fibre shot up way too high. It’s also been a while since I’ve had lentils (I’ve usually had black or kidney beans and wanted a change). I saw my fibre for that day was like 20g over goal, when I’m usually in the 5g under/over range.…