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:

10569 min

has burned:

48464 kcal

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  • I hope it works for you, Anne.  It’s not easy dealing with stress.  I hope your workouts cut right through it and help you to feel a lot better than you do now.  It’s so hard when you feel held back by stress.  It would be good if there was an off button for it, at least to let us sleep

  • Ya the water bottle one was pretty small but it’d be ok if you really needed to have one with you.  It’s pretty expensive, but again, if you need it, it would be worth it.  Strangely, I saw it at a trade show in a display, but I know it’s already being sold.  Maybe try amazon or one of those types of place?

  • I’d never heard of Ener-C.  That’s a pretty good idea. I didn’t even realize that category existed for that matter.  I looked it up on Amazon and found a few other drops and htings you can add to water to get more vitamins.  I like how these types of things have way less sugar than sports drinks and vitamin waters.  Plus I read that vitamin wat…[Read more]

  • Foam rollers hurt so much but they make a huge difference.  The trick is to know how to use them right and to make sure you’re using the right size on the correct part of your body.  They’re not all the same. I even saw a water bottle that can be used as a foam roller (it had an outer foam coating with the knobs on it) but that would be good p…[Read more]

  • Could it be that your shoes are dying?  Have you been running in them and wearing them a lot?  Maybe the spring isn’t in them anymore and it’s giving you tired feet.  I think that hot feeling is from tired feet.  Not entirely sure though

  • I just got a post-workout massage tool.  It’s a bar with a roller on it.  Works wonders.  Love it.  It eases immediate pain and makes a huge difference to prevent pain and tightness in the future.  Lets me recover fast and get back to workouts sooner.  Get a good one and give it a try.  I bet it will make a difference.

  • Thanks. I’ve been doing that a bit, but not that much.  I’d been icing it…clearly I have no idea what I’m doing.  I’ll see what I can do to start taking warm baths and maybe massage the muscle. I’m hesitant to do that because it hurts to touch it so the last thing I want to do is push on the muscle. Wish me luck!

  • 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?

  • 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 5 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]

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