Thank you, great advice. Now that the snow and ice are gone, I'll walk more. Soon I will know if I stop losing on 1000 cals! I have tried raising that so many times, and failed, even with more activity. Right now it's working. If with walking more and I start losing, say, more than 1.5, then I'll raise it a couple of hundred calories. I'm 73, 152 pounds, aiming for 136. I hate exercise, but will see what I can do with weights at home. I have some barbells. I'm stronger than most my age. GerryView Thread
There are many articles and books about avoiding having to count calories. But in MY book (LOL) counting those little darlings is the ONLY way to go. Online help at fitday.com is the best, it has a graph where you can plainly see the downward trend. However WEBMD also has a tracker that I am using, I like the food search. I am drinking at least 48 oz of water a day. I am only 5ft.2. When you count, you will be amazed at how fast you reach your calorie goal. Mine is 1000 a day. Some say this is to low, but if I go any higher I quit losing my 1.5 pounds a week. I feel fine. I am not hungry and am energetic. Some days I walk for 15 minutes. The rest of the time I just keep active at home. I am a senior and hate that I get wrinkly skin when I am losing, but maybe I have enough collagen left that this will tighten up some time Weigh-in once a week is enough. Any more often can just get discouraging with the fluctuations. Discouragement must be met with only positive thinking over the long term. Also vary your strategies to keep things interesting.View Thread
The opinions expressed in WebMD User-generated content areas like communities, reviews, ratings, or blogs are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. User-generated content areas are not reviewed by a WebMD physician or any member of the WebMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. Some of these opinions may contain information about treatments or uses of drug products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service, or treatment.
Do not consider WebMD User-generated content as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your care plan or treatment. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource, but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately.