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Hi! I'm Anne. I have been fighting with my weight since I was in high school and I've finally vowed to myself that I'd get it under control. I've tied a lot of diets but now I'm just going to hope to eat healthier. I think that will work a lot better than trying to do a set program that I always end up quitting.

42 years New Jersey, USA

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In the past week

Lifetime Stats

has shed:

44 lbs

has exercised:

8961 min

has burned:

45554 kcal

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  • I’ve never heard of that. Googled it and it seems that it could help but only if you’re deficient. Also, I guess most people are deficient for at least part of the day, so maybe that’s it. Maybe it has a chance to work.

  • Thanks. I know I was pretty much hoping you’d say I do’nt need to do strength training, but you’re right.  I’ll try to fit it in twice per week.  I really appreciate the advice

  • Ener-C is just one brand, you’re right.  I’ve seen other versions of this same kind of product.  I spotted one called Emergen-C yesterday at the drug store.  There are lots for kids, too but there are some for adults.  The main thing is to watch how much sugar is in there.

  • Have you tried something like Ener-C that you can add to your water for electrolytes and vitamins. Then, try to have things like (good) granola bars, fruit puree packets and try mixing some protein powder in with your coffee.  Do that as little as possible, though.  Try to squeak in a tiny meal now and again if you can.

  • Anne started the topic best workout for stress in the forum Health Forums 1 month ago

    I know a workout is important to physical health but I’m using it to beat my stress, too.  Is there a certain kind of workout that is better for stress than another?  For example, is cardio better than strength training? Or is it yoga that is best? Is there something that will be most effective so I can concentrate on that during my hardest days?

  • It could be that your feet are swelling from heat outside or for another reason.  My feet always get hot like that when I either have new shoes or my feet are very swollen.  New shoes mostly – because I tend to tie them tighter – but also when I have new socks or my feet swell.  Are you hydrating enough?  Are you eating a lot of salt?

  • He could use a resistance band and hand weights to work his upper body.  I think in terms of cardio he’s pretty mcuh out of luck while he’s healing.  It stinks but after a while, even before he’s fully healed, he should be able to start moving around a little more – not on his foot but at least he doesn’t have to be fully immobile.

  • Oh no that doesn’t sound fun!  Have you tried one of those massagers that is pretty much a bar with little knobby wheels in the middle? So the ends of the bar are the handles and you just run the wheels up and down your muscle.  Or even one of those foam rollers.  That gets right into the muscle and presses out the tension.  If you learn how to…[Read more]

  • I think as long as you’re mixing it up and you stay active, you’ll be fine. It’s not like you’re body building, right? So just keep up the efforts and if you find over time you need one thing over another, change it 😀

  • I think Helen1 is on to something.  You really need to assess what you’re trying to get.  Once you know where you need help then you need to look into the products that can fix that. I really don’t think you should go for actual fitness results and nutrition results from the same product.  Keep them separate but make sure they don’t conflict either.

  • That’s a really cool question.  There are a lot of different places where you can get your certification.  I think you need a certain number of hours.  You get to train but then you need to put in the time if you want to do certain things. I’m also pretty sure that there are different levels of certification.  The lightest level will of course tak…[Read more]

  • Anne replied to the topic Knots in my back in the forum Health Forums 3 months, 1 week ago

    I agree with the other suggestions.  If it lasts too long you should speak wiht your doctor.  It could be somethign other than a knot.  It doesn’t mean that it’s a severe problem, it just might not be a knot so you might be treating it the wrong way.  Just make sure you know what you’re treating.

  • After all the time, effort and mess of trying to make one yourself, you’ll really wish you just bought one from the store already made.  If your blocks don’t work for you, I’d really recommend splurging and just getting the wedge. Plus, if you’ve never used a wedge, you likely don’t know how it is supposed to feel so you could end up making one…[Read more]

  • On days when you really didn’t sleep, it’s a good idea to get up and move around. Lots of short exercise sessions.  You trick yourself into thinking your’e more awake than you are.  Then you’ll be able to eat better.  Just focus on stuff without a lot of prep time kind of like I said before.

  • I dont’ think I would go for that kind of thing from the classifieds.  Even if I thought recumbent bikes as a category were good I don’t know that I would trust one that I found online and not at a reputable dealer.  THere is too much that could go wrong.

  • i couldn’t agree more!  I think that when you don’t sleep have a bunch of something healthy but really, really easy to prepare (or that takes no preparation) like baby carrots or something like that.  Then, go for it and eat what you crave.  Just make sure you’ve eaten a lot of the healthy thing first.  Eat it like a robot.  Then, savor the smal…[Read more]

  • Thank you Helen1 and everybody.  I try to tell myself I look better than I see myself for that exact reason but its’s hard when I just see all the bad stuff in the mirror.

  • I just tried googling the answer and it sounds pretty complex.  I don’t really understand ketosis/insulin and all that.  I didn’t even realize there was an alternative to glucose for giving energy to your body.  Now that they’re messing with all this stuff wiht diets, do they really understand it or are we all just guinea pigs?

  • hmmm, ok thanks.  I was really hoping that there was a Jenny Keto or Weight Watchers Keto style haha.  I’ll keep looking but I bet you’re right.   I wonder if that will start picking up as keto keeps being more and more popular.

  • I really want to have a bathing suit body.  I have been losing weight and it’s going pretty good.  I’m proud of myself.  But the problem is that my middle is still squishy.  I can’t just keep doing crunches trying to firm up my belly.  I hate how saggy I look even though I’m slimmer.  I want to be able to show off my progress in a bathing suit…[Read more]

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