Losing weight by the numbers

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Avatar n tn Thanks for the insight, I got on the scale this morning and it went down 2 lbs since I weighed myself last, so hopefully my adding 45 minutes of strength training three times a week has helped I would like to lose about 25-30 pounds. I'm a size 12 and would like to get down to an 7/8 I'm not going to give up, just hope the weigh continues to come off. I have come back to the weight i am now for the last 3 years.
Avatar f tn s being replaced by fat cells. Okay now what? In the last two years I have gained almost 70 pounds which is crazy. Before all this happened I was very active - social worker by trade working with kids - Then diagnosed w/hypothyroidism then menopause then GERD.... then oxygen, loss of muscle and weight gain. What's a girl to do. I am only 54 with so much life left to live - want to be around to watch grandchildren graduate from school!
Avatar n tn Most people can improve the quality of the food they eat and lose weight. The first thing to do is switch from soft drinks to water. Soda should be a rare treat once or twice a month, not every day. Avoid fast food and eat home-cooked, well-balance meals focusing on a variety of vegetables as well as poultry, fish, and lean meats. Whole fruits are fine, and better than juices because they have more fiber you need. Don't fry food. Use healthier methods and healthy oils.
586373 tn?1312031791 Why do the numbers on the graphs sit in the spaces and not on the lines? It makes it much harder to follow, especially when you're looking at something where the numbers go up by halves (e.g. my current BMI chart - which I really l wish I had the option to remove, but I understand that you won't be changing the weight tracker). It's even harder since you don't have numbers on the right hand side of graphs, despite promising to do this years ago.
Avatar m tn Simply losing weight brings down the trig numbers, but losing weight is no easy thing to do. Foods with high sugar contents raise the trigs. Beer and hard liquor certainly jacks them up, wine less so, it's a more complex sugar I'm told. Also, a diebetic diet would help. I lowered mine greatly over a twelve year period by losing 50 fifty pounds over that period of time, exercising daily and taking 2000 mg of fish oil daily.
Avatar f tn My goal weight is 60kg by the end of the month. But i feel like iv stopped losing weighy. Please help me make the correct adjustments to reach my goal. Diet and exercise interventions are needed.
5747555 tn?1408727657 So I've lost 40 pounds in the last 6 months by eating healthy, exercising regularly, and watching portion size. But my cholesterol numbers haven't really gone done much at all. My "good cholesterol" is up a bit, but my triglycerides are still high. So what gives? I thought weight loss and exercise would help those numbers. My glucose went from 102 to 92 - which is where it was for years.
Avatar f tn perhaps you have an underlying medical condition that is preventing weight loss, such as hypothyroidism, insulin resistance, or PCOS that is preventing you from losing weight. If the hormones in your body are not balanced correctly, you will have a hard time losing weight. You should ask your doctor to run some simple tests to verify that you don't have a medical issue causing you to retain weight. In addition, make sure you check side effects of any medications you take...
Avatar m tn Addisons typically means you have a hard time gaining weight, but I have a hard time losing weight and I gain weight very easily. My whole life I've had issues like fatigue, I wake up feeling like I never slept, I get tired very early at night, I struggle to lose weight, I gain weight easily, I get brain fog, IBS, anxiety. I can lose 4 pounds in one week, then gain it all back in a few days if I start to eat some junk food (regardless if I'm moving all day).
1467664 tn?1288579313 A couple thoughts, Sam. Have you been checked for thyroid? Thyroid disease is more common with us type 1's and that could make it very hard to lose weight. Do get a simple blood test for your thyroid fuction. One sure way that type 1's gain weight is to go by the philosophy of "eat whatever I want and bolus for it". That means more carbs, more insulin, more weight and possible development of insulin resistance which you do not want!
2053729 tn?1330435506 I started the high carb/low carb because of an article I read by Chris Powell who did Extreme Makeover - Weight Loss. The idea was to stoke the thyroid by confusing it. When you cut out carbs, the thyroid slows down so by having high carbs on alternating days, you confuse the thyroid and it keeps working but then you get the low carb days to help with weight loss. I have really cut back on sugar and junk. I eat a lot more vegetable and make sure that I eat protein before i work out.
Avatar n tn I recently took adipex and the doctor was shocked at how little weight I lost. I weigh around 200lbs and I am 5'6. I joined a gym three months ago. I work out regular and I eat 1200 calories or less and I still can't lose weight. I am so frustrated I don't know what else to do. My mother has taken synthroid her whole life. I have all the symptoms of hypothyroidism. In the last year I noticed that I get a choking feeling in my throat so I drink a lot of diet drinks and water.
Avatar f tn 0 The anemia is actually improved from prior test (every six weeks). Should I ask my doctor about thyroid replacement or are the numbers good enough that I should just live with the symptoms?
Avatar m tn i almost never go above 110 now even after pizza or spaghetti or other heavy meal. this after losing some weight doing more exercise and eating less carb for 4 months. my fasting in morning is now 80-90 range most times < 85.
Avatar m tn He may feel that your are not being proactive by losing the weight. Do you have a lot to lose?? Just wondering what his reasoning is.
Avatar f tn But if you mean fat from a body it can be done only by burning it (apart from the surgery). You can burn the extra fat by creating the deficit of you daily calories allowance - dieting and/or by doing exercises. Combination of both of them works the most efficient.
Avatar f tn The dietary changes that you would use to prevent diabetes would also impact these numbers. Losing weight would also potentially positively impact these numbers. Here is an article for lifestyle changes to help lower LDL cholesterol. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/high-blood-cholesterol/in-depth/reduce-cholesterol/art-20045935 Much overlap with things you do to prevent diabetes. The decision of whether you need to start medication can be made with your doctor.
Avatar f tn About five years ago I was diagnosed with anorexia with purging. With help, I haven't purged in about three years. I have been trying to lose weight and have been using weight watchers. I have had a hard time losing weight with this and haven't dropped any large numbers. I'm wondering if having an eating disorder for years can effect your metabolism even after years of recovery (by years I mean about 5). Could my metabolism be messed up for life?
Avatar m tn Welcome and thanks for your question. Your numbers look great, I wouldn't be concerned. They are on the low side, but mine have been that low and my cardiologist was fine with my numbers as well. Quick question, are these normal for you or are you on cholesterol lowering meds? Nice job!
Avatar f tn My doctor never gives me the numbers but I am up for another reading so I will let you know. So if the numbers are low and my weight is up would you think I should be raised?
Avatar n tn I lost a total of 50lbs before I started regaining strength and losing the shakes. I remember the worst when I would wake up in the morning and shake for 15 minutes so hard I could not get into the shower to get going. I would feel almost flu-like after trying to lift weights, nausea, extreme fatigue, no appetite, fever with night sweats. I saw many doctors who spent most of the time on my digestive tract since I was losing weight at such a fast rate.
1415818 tn?1291134343 Your baby is so tiny at this point you will start packing on the pounds when you are a little farther along when your baby starts needing more. I think by 20 weeks I had only gained about 5lbs.... then by the time I delivered I had gained 36 lbs (normal weight prior to pregnancy) most of it was the last couple of months.
Avatar f tn but i was just wondering what things to cut out for my diet to lose the weight..
Avatar f tn I'm about 13 weeks and keep losing weight. Not sure why. I eat, but i know I'm not getting the calories I need. I eat a lot of fruits and vegetables mostly because that's what's sounds good. I'm also eating a lot of protein too. Anyone else experienced weight loss?