Helen1

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I try to be healthy but I know I can do better. I want to eat healthier and be more active overall and I'm looking for tips and tracking to keep me on track.

29 years Washington, USA

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has shed:

41 lbs

has exercised:

8724 min

has burned:

46633 kcal

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  • It might also be good even though it has a bad side.  Researchers just found it helps to make some chemo drugs more effective.  That has to mean that it works well in some ways in the body.

  • Helen1 replied to the topic Knots in my back in the forum Health Forums 1 week, 6 days ago

    heating packs, the right skilled massage and some advil can help the knots ease up and go away.  Ya, stretching and yoga and taking good care of yourself can help them from coming back.  Drink lots of water. Don’t stay in one position too long.  Warm up and cool down right when it comes to your workouts. Take care

  • Could you buy a piece of foam and just try to make one?  Is this something that needs to be specially made? If it’s just foam you could just make it and adjust as needed, right?

  • I’m really not sure what caused it, KittyKatt.  I definitely started thinking a lot while I was awake, but I don’t know if it was the thinking that kept me awake or if it was that I was awake so I just started thinking because of it.  Or maybe the two fed each other.  Hard to know.   I do really agree that sleep is so important to weight loss…[Read more]

  • I’ve heard mixed reviews, too.  I wouldn’t feel safe on that kind of bike.  I feel like I’d need to strain my neck to see and I feel like I’d crash into stuff

  • I recently went through two days of complete insomnia.  Not one wink of sleep.  They’re not kidding when they say that’s bad for your weight.  All I wanted was pizza, ice cream and date squares.  I had all these freaky cravings!  I just wanted fatty foods and sugary ones.  Even though it was hot out, the idea of vegetables was almost gross to me…[Read more]

  • you probably look way better than what you think.  Remember you’re your own worst critic. You might want to try on bathing suits with a friend or two with an opinion you trust. That might help you.

  • I think the whole idea to keto is that it’s actually supposed to be a permanent lifestyle since it is actually somethign that had been meant for people with a chronic condition in mind.  Hopefully people won’t just “switch off” keto when they lose the weight and will be gradual about it.

  • I think it’s likely possible to combine them.  You could try to go keto with weight watchers for example. WW gives you lots of freedom to choose the food you want.  So you could bring the idea behind keto to the points and guidance of ww.  I bet you’d lose really great that way.  You can always call a rep and ask.

  • Maybe you’re running too often or you’re going too far.  Try easing off and not pushing yourself quite as hard.  Build up your level.  It may simply be that you’re trying to achieve a higher level than your fitness level actually allows.

  • I would definitely say that it is making enough of a difference that you can up what you eat, but not a eat a lot.  Like you could have more carrot sticks and celery, that sort of thing.  It might be better if you eat the same number of smart snacks as always and then you can take advantage of the extra space.  You can eat better snacks or more in…[Read more]

  • For some reason, after losing weight and maintaining it, I suddenly put on pounds.  Not just one or two.  Over ten in around 2 or 3 months.  I know i havne’t been perfectly careful about what i’ve been eating, but it shhouldn’t have done this.  Is there any way for me to know if I have PCOS or if it’s something else?

  • I think it makes a very good difference.  Use a tracker to find out a ballpark of how much you’re burning.  That  should help you find out how much you’re earning in terms of food or calories.  I hope that helps!

  • I agree.  If you’re worried about your thyroid and you’re concerned that it should be checked, then going in to see your doctor is the only thing you should do.  It doesn’t take long for the test to be done.  A couple of minutes at most.

  • I’ve heard that when you’re hypoglycemic the last thing you should do is eat sweets even though that’s what you crave.  It only makes things worse.  Eat proteins mainly and some high quality carbs

  • turmeric does taste like mustard but if there’s just a bit of it in the tea and there are a lot of other strong flavors like ginger or cinnamon, then it covers it.

  • Helen1 posted an update in the group Group logo of Daily ExerciseDaily Exercise 4 months, 2 weeks ago

    I’ve decided to be realistic about my exercise. Going to walk 2 times per day on week days, once per day on Saturday and take Sunday off. I’m going to do yoga at least twice per week and strength train once at the start. I’m going to see if I can do that all the way through March. My hope is I’ll be able to do it all through March. After…[Read more]

  • I know what you mean about the price.  Some of them are so well made but when it comes down to it, they’re foam blocks in a good shape.  It couldn’t possibly make sense that they would cost that much to make or that they would be that expensive to ship even since they’re so light.  What’s with the mark-up?  I’d think they’d be available at the 99…[Read more]

  • I somewhat had that feeling but I wasn’t entirely sure.  Thanks so much for the advice.  I’m just going to go for it!

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