Since I have restricted my calories to what webmd says I should eat every day I've been having problems sleeping. It's like I am sleeping but not REM sleep. I am half conscious and am aware of every twist and turn.
Has anyone else encountered this?
Any suggestions. I thought maybe I should excercise more to tire out my body but that will reduce my net cals???View Thread
I am so glad to hear about the improvement of your eyes. I really believe that the quality of the food that we consume gives us quality of life.
I also believe that a healthy lifestyle can even reverse illnesses. I am a great believer in the power of the mind. It's so funny that when you go to the doctor's office and you are told you have this or that, that the doctor never asks about your diet or excercise levels.
I totally believe in alernative medicine. I have had illnesses that my alapathic doctor could not find a reason for illness then I went to an accupuncturist and after one session the symptons of my illness reduced by 50%.
I still go to my regular doctor but my accupuncturist has really helped when conventional medicine failed.
I live less than a mile from a salvation army store and they used to have $1 deals on clothes with a certain color price tag, so I have a wardrobe ready from size 16 to size 8 in storage bins. It will be awesome when I can donate my current size cothes to the salvation army and get into those bins. I can't wait to look good in clothes again.
I am 5ft3in and my highest weight was 213lbs - it's really hard to look good in anything (with the weight gain came bigger breasts). So I am down 21 lbs. It makes such a difference.
Everyday I see in the mirror slight changes in my body it's very gratifying. I am from very muscular French stock which is good at size 8 ot so much at size 20!!
You seem like a great guy. I appreciate your words.
My weight/eating issues began when I was 15 and entering puberty. I weighed 103 lbs had no issues with food or dieting then my dad and my boyfriend both said I was fat. My jeans were tighter because I was developing hips but I had no mom around to tell me that was normal. So I starting starving myself, then binging this progressed into bulimia, then later anorexia.
I ended up losing so much weight that people were telling me to stop. My mother, who is divorced from my dad, would cry when she saw me. I got really weird carrying my own food around, etc.
I want to make sure that I do not enter any of those eating disorder danger zones. I am 48 and 54 is not old!!
Because of the extra 70 lbs I have very bad back and knee pain which I will not take pain killers for. The pain is telling me that my body is out of kilter. Optimum health and happiness is my goal.
Judy, thanks for the hugs. I am single and live alone (with 2 cats) and it's amazing how little physical comforts, ie hugs kisses, I get. I am amazed by your major weight loss and your quest for health. How is the macular degeneration now?
I am sticking with this, I already lost 5 lbs!!! by folowing the webmd's guidelines.
I'm in Nashua NH and we have bunches of snow, I was shoveling the other day for hours with my 70 yr old Dad. So, I burned alot of cals there.
I also have asthma and hopefully I can get off my advair as I lose weight.
I miss my sister, she was the baby. It made me realize that health, both mental and physical, is the most important thing.
I cannot live in denial because I'll get sick. My other sister has MS and Lupus, so there's a higher chance I could get them.
My health is in respect to the lack of health both my sister didn't have.
I used to run 6 miles every day and that kept me sane. I'd like to loss enough weight so my back and knee pain subside and I can run again.
I am on a journey and I'll make each day count and love me.
Kim, thank you for your kind words. I feel like in alot of ways I am coming out of a fog. I am also on medication for bipolar disorder and some of them cause weight gain. I am happy to say that I have gotten of two of the meds that were prescribed for me two years ago when I was told I was disabled (by my bipolar disorder) and could not work anymore. I have lived on my own and supported myself since I was 19.
That was a loss and I think I ate more because I had no other focus.
Since I joined this discussion group and joined webmd.com, I have followed that calorie and excercise program and have already lost 5 lbs (since Sunday).
I am super happy but now my calorie intake is 1018 per day.
Sorry I didn't see your post earlier but today is the first day I have signed back in.
I live in Nashua, NH and the winter and snow ans cold makes me hibernate. Where do you live?
Hi, Paul. Thanks for your reply. I was on the phone with my younger sister and could not reply sooner. FYI, my youngest sister died of cancer four months ago. I have not taken it well, I have put on some weight because of drowning my pain in alcohol. I am a very addictive person and it seems like I stop one addiction and another pops up to take its place. I am fighting smoking. It's unhealthy, an addiction, causes cancer and I don't want to have my family watch me die of cancer.
I am 48 years old and I want to be the best version of me that I can be. I want to embrace the best possible health partly out of respect for my sister that did'nt have her health.
It's a hard road and I want to love myself along the way. How is your journey going?View Thread