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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:

10454 min

has burned:

56535 kcal

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  • 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 3 weeks, 1 day 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 1 month 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 2 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.

  • Do you wear the same thing to a Tai Chi class that you would wear to a yoga class?

  • Out of curiosity, do adult swimming lessons exist, like they kind they have teaching kids, and are they commonplace? I mean, I can swim but if I want to learn new strokes or improve how I swim and get stronger at it without being in competition, does that really exist, or is there not enough interest in it.

  • I haven’t tried 3G BURN, but I looked up what its ingredients are.  It looks good to me. It looks like energy is pretty much what it’s all about.  I bet that your other supplement had the same or similar energy ingredients.  It’s the rest that makes this one fully natural.  I say go for it.

  • When you’re walking briskly for the full walk, and it’s still not challenging to you, then you’re ready to boost things up.  I think it’s a good idea to begin with intervals.  Add a minute of running or jogging to your walk and increase over time.

  • I want to trust the claims made about tea and weight loss or other health stuff, but I think I have to agree with Brightstar if I really want to get real.  It’s just not enough.  Likely in a clinical setting it would work, but when it comes to actually drinking tea the benefits would be light. You’d need to drink dozens of cups per day to do something.

  • I love how convenient and cheap plastic water bottles are and that you can squeeze them to make the water come out. Are any plastic water bottles to be trusted? I’ve bought only plastic that is BPA-free but does that make it safe or are there other things in plastic I should worry about?

  • I’ve been looking at striders. THey work both your arms and your legs without hurting your joints.  If that’s the case, are stationary bikes pretty much out of date?

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