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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:

43 lbs

has exercised:

11079 min

has burned:

58933 kcal

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  • Thank you.  I know you’re both right. It’s just so frustrating. I wish there was something else. I’m really down about this.

  • I guess there are some that are cooler.  I have one that is like wearing plastic wrap until you’re in the water.  IT’s great in the water but I feel like i”m going to bake until then.  If anything is going to give me a rash, it’s the heat from the rash guard until I’m in the water!

  • I’ve lost a lot of weight and have toned a lot too. I’m feeling great about my progress except that my legs and butt still have so much flab. Why do I keep losing and losing in areas that don’t need it anymore but I don’t keep losing where i do need it? I’m so frustrated. I even met my goal weight but I’m not even close to the shape I want.

  • Helen1 replied to the topic barefoot running? in the forum Running Forum 1 month ago

    A lot of people seem to be in love with those kinds of shoes. They run in them all the time.  There are tons of reviews talking about it.  It seems to be a thing where you love them or hate them for running.

  • Maybe check an ophthalmological website until you can talk to your eye doctor.  That way you can know you’re avoiding the right things but not avoiding things you don’t have to.

  • It never even occured to me to buy rhubarb.  I just think of it in strawberrry rhubarb pies. Is it still in season? I should look for it,

  • You nailed it answering your own question, Brightstar. Thta’s just it.  It’s not that low carb is necessarily gone, it’s that it’s under a lot of different labels now.

  • Sometimes it’s worth it to spend a few dollars more just to shop at a store where the employees know what they’re talking about.  In that case, yes, you may spend five or ten more, but at least you get the right thing. It’s better than spending less but getting less, too.

  • I find it’s much easier to eat healthy foods when most of the prep is already done. This is the same with weight loss friendly foods. Spend a couple of hours one day per week chopping up all the veggies that can be prepped in advance. Then, at your dinnertimes, just take out the containers of prepped veggies and use what you need. Cooking up a few…[Read more]

  • Helen1 replied to the topic Spin class in the forum Cycling Forum 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    No. It depends on the one you take.  Find one meant for beginners or something like that.  They’re not as common as the more intense ones but you’ll definitely find them.  If they didn’t offer those ones, they wouldn’t have enough people to participate because really who is that in shape?

  • Just wanted to thank you for bringing up this topic, Brightstar. Since you posted, I’ve been thinking a lot more about the clothes I’ve been buying, where they came from and what buying them will impact.  I’d bought shoes that helped just because it was convenient, but I realized that I should be doing this more.

  • Helen1 replied to the topic Recovering from a flu in the forum Health Forums 3 months ago

    Thank you Anne and Brightstar. I feel a lot better now and am pretty much back where I was before. I thought that several days off my strategy and then recovery time to rebuild after would set me back farther but when all is said and done I’m only about a pound behind where I wanted to be and I’m exercising right back where I meant to be.

  • Good question. For shoes, I like Toms.  They give a pair of shoes to a person in need for every pair of shoes they sell.  For clothing, not sure, but very good question.

  • I was really on track with eating right and fitness then I got a flu or  some other kind of bug. All my eating had to change so I could recover. I didn’t exercise.  Now that I’m getting healthy again, do I just jump back into things once more? Do I try to do exactly what I was doing? Will I gain some of the weight back that I lost from being so s…[Read more]

  • Nah it doesn’t give you energy for your workouts. But it’s in some good products that have other ingredients that will help you with your workouts.  Forskolin is more about benefits that support you with what you eat.

  • I bet it’s just that you’re doing everything right and that’s how your body drops pounds. You’re likely building muscle throughout as you burn fat, so it just looks like nothing is happening for a stretch, then more fat comes off faster than you build muscle, then you go back to it . you’ll likely level off after a bit.  As long as you feel good…[Read more]

  • Thanks. I’m going to my first class in a couple of weeks and I’m very nervous about it. I’m sure it will be fine, but anything new is a bit nerve wracking sometimes. I just want to do as much as I can to start off right, like dressing properly for the class.

  • Helen1 replied to the topic Bike helmets in the forum Cycling Forum 4 months, 3 weeks ago

    what about one of the little beanie ones? Do they fit differently against your hair than one of the traditionally shaped ones?

  • That’s a really hard one.  Since PCOS messes with your blood sugar, I’d say that a lower carb diet is likely the kind you want to follow. Get enough good protein and fat instead.  Choose your sources carefully, like grass fed beef instead of regular beef.

  • Thanks, I’ll keep looking. I hope i find something. It’s not that I can’t swim at all but I’d love the opportunity to hone my skills without having to compete at the end. I just want to learn for the sake of self improvement not to put myself up against other people and have to travel to competitions.  I’m hoping that will become more popular.

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