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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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In the past week

Lifetime Stats

has shed:

38 lbs

has exercised:

8304 min

has burned:

44561 kcal

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  • 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!

  • Helen1 replied to the topic signs of thyroid problem in the forum Health Forums 4 weeks ago

    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 1 month, 3 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]

  • Helen1 replied to the topic do you have to do laps? in the forum Swimming Forum 2 months ago

    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!

  • I wouldn’t do an elimination diet without being told to do it by my doc.  I also don’t think you can effectively eliminate in just 30 days.  You can cut everything out but it takes eons to introduce new foods.

  • Out of curiosity, if you just go to a family swim at a community pool and casually paddle around etc, is it beneficial? Is it considered cardio or do you need to do laps?  I know it isn’t as intense when you do the breast stroke compared to the butterfly stroke, but does it still count? Just curious.  I enjoy both but I’d like to know what my options are.

  • if there isn’t any ice, I would guess that they are about the same.  If there is ice, then you would probably burn more with sand because you don’t have to keep slowing down.  It may be more difficult with ice, but you barely move.  You’re not swinging your arms and legs, you’re staying more still like a penguin.

  • Check online reviews.  A lot of places have reviews on their Google Maps profile or on their Facebook accounts. The reviews go a long way for helping.

  • I would lay off the coffee and just go for decaf.  It’s not good for you to overdo it when it comes to caffeine.  There is a safe amount of it in good diet pills (assuming you’re going to take a good one) but that’s not something you want to tinker with too bad.  Why mess with it if you don’t have to?

  • You’re quite right, Brightstar.  Getting started, a class might be better than a video.  A beginner video is good if you can’t get to a class, but you’re right, ideally a class is the place to start.

  • Helen1 replied to the topic snacks in the forum Health Forums 4 months ago

    Good idea, thank you.  I was hoping to get several options so I could enjoy different things instead of the same thing every day. This is great. Happy Holidays everyone

  • I feel that they’re effective because my doctor has been recommending them for a long time. My doctor recommends a calcium and magnesium combination supplement and a separate 1000iu of vitamin D separately.  I haven’t seen anything that says it wouldn’t work.  It sstill seems to be what people are supposed to do to prevent osteoporosis. They’re c…[Read more]

  • Helen1 started the topic snacks in the forum Health Forums 4 months, 2 weeks ago

    I’m looking for a snack that I can sit and eat a ton of without filling up on junk food.  Is there something I can just keep going back for more and just eat mindlessly while I watch TV?  Or does that just not exist in a healthy world?

  • I couldn’t agree more with you, brightstar.  I also find that I get motion sickness on some treadmills but not on ellipticals

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