brightstar

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I've nearly reached my weight loss goal but I seem to be stuck on the last 10 pounds. I am looking forward to getting to my goal so I can start maintaining and feeling great from now on. Why are the last 10 so hard?

37 years New York, USA

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has shed:

10 lbs

has exercised:

10269 min

has burned:

46570 kcal

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  • I agree.  Just try to mix it up and not do too little of anything.  You don’t need to follow a specific set of numbers.  Don’t fall below 2 strength training sessions.  Do flexibility workouts as often as you want.  You can walk every day if you want but at least don’t drp below 5 days a week for cardio.  It can be intense or just a brisk walk.…[Read more]

  • I’m ending up with a really tight calf muscle all the time.  It really stiffens overnight, and it is painful in the morning.  The muscles are even tender to the touch so it is very painful to massage them. Is there some kind of massage device for the calf muscle? Is there something I am doing wrong or that I should be doing?

  • brightstar replied to the topic scuba for beginners in the forum Swimming Forum 3 weeks ago

    I just looked up your answer.  Apparently there are intensive weekend courses that can get you your scuba license (which you do need) but most divers seem to think that’s not the best way to go.  A course takes a few weeks but everybody seems to be raving about how it really is worth it.  you learn more and the skills become more second nature for you.

  • I agree with you, KittyKatt.  I think it’s best to choose what your main goal is and select your supplement for that.  If it doesn’t work for you after a bit, you can adjust, but trying to do too much will probably just mean problems

  • Do you have to change what you eat because you have your gall bladder out?  Is it a big change? Do you get really sick of you don’t follow the rules?

  • Thanks, you’re right. Not sure why it didn’t occur to me to just watch the video and figure out if I need a wedge or not.  I’ll give it a try with blocks if I can and I need something.  Or maybe just a rolled up towel or something.  Thanks for all the advice!

  • I’d say do yoga more and keep trying to find what the cause is so you can prevent it.  Maybe use a muscle and joint salve, too.  Massage it in to really make it work.  Heating packs can help.  I just sewed a 100% cotton pouch (double stitched) with some rice in it.  I microwave it for 30 seconds and that’s all I need. It’s perfect and reus…[Read more]

  • Anne, I’d agree with you, depending on how much you would save from the classifieds.  If it’s really cheap but appears to be in good condition, then you can at least use it to find out if you like the expeirence of a recumbant bike and learn what types of features you like and don’t like.

  • What is the difference between a yoga wedge and yoga blocks?  Do they do the same thing but it’s a matter of preference or is there a function difference somewhere between those two things? I was given a video I want to try but it requires a wedge. Just wondering fi my blocks will work.

  • I’ve found a great looking recumbent in a craislist listing but I’m trying to decide if I want it. T he price looks fair but I’ve been seeing mixed reviews of recumbents lately.  Aren’t they supposed to be great for your back and joints? Or is that not the case anymore?

  • Oh my gosh, KittyKatt, You’re so cute!  I love that you thought that.  It sounds like something I would do haha 😉

  • brightstar replied to the topic bathing suit body in the forum Swimming Forum 3 months ago

    I think Kittykatt pretty much said it all.  It depends on what is sagging to decide what you should do.  Keep up your toning exercises, but it’s the cardio that will burn fat if that’s what’s left behind. You should also massage the area and use some good skin creams that promote elasticity to help your stretched out skin to regain its shape a…[Read more]

  • THat’s what I’d assume.  Because I really don’t think it’s sustainable for the average person.  I can’t think of someone actually keeping this up – voluntarily, not just for diabetes control – and going like this for the rest of their lives.  I suppose if you could, it’d be fine, but if you stop, I imagine it would do a lot of damage to your bl…[Read more]

  • That’s a really good question.  THere probably is.  Have you checked the various types of available diet guidance here on Sharefit?  You might be able to find something in your area if you were hoping to have guidance in person.  Otherwise you can always contact a dietitian.

  • It could be something like that . Have you tried talking to someone like a personal trainer or even a Running Room that can help to tell you if you’re doing something wrong in the way you’re running? Otherwise, ya, you might want to get it checked out if it keeps happening.  You don’t want to be injuring yourself more and more over time.

  • Is it making enough difference to lose weight or let me have another snack every day, or is it just enough that it helps the way I’m eating now but it’s really the diet that matters, not just walks.

  • I hope you feel better, Anne.  The test is quick and easy.  Take care and I’m sure you’re fine 🙂

  • Right now, I’m walking twice per day, a half hour each.  Is that really enough to make a difference to my calorie burning?  I know it makes a difference with my overall health but is a couple of walks really going to make a difference to my weight? I’m starting to wonder

  • I think a blood test is the only way.  THere are lots of signs and symptoms of thyroid problems, but those could easily be caused by other things, too.  Unfortunately, going to to your doctor’s is the only way to know for sure.

  • Definitely have lots of little snacks throughout the day.  Resist the urge to have something high sugar.  Instead have things that are more balanced and help to keep your energy levels more even.  You can sugar crash really easily so that’s the last thing you want to do.

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