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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20 lbs

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11617 min

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  • I’ve lost 2 pounds since that post.  1 pound per week.  I’m wondering if I’ve leveled off.  Thanks for helping me. I’m hoping that things are good now.

  • I don’t think that’s what forskolin is for.  I think it’s a fat fighter of some kind but not an energy booster.  If you’re looking for something for workouts and energy, maybe look for something with caffeine in it.  Or, find something with both caffeine and forskilin and then you’ll get both kinds of benefits.

  • I’m trying very hard to be consistent about losing weight. I’m eating the right number of calories, exercising every day, eating healthy food with a good macro balance.  I really am keeping it up.  As far as my tracking shows, I’m doing pretty much the same thing every day, week after week.  Here is my weight loss pattern every single mo…[Read more]

  • brightstar replied to the topic Bike helmets in the forum Cycling Forum 3 weeks, 3 days ago

    I think they all pretty much crush your hair.  Is there any way to style your hair to protect it or that it won’t affect you if you crush it down with the helmet? That might work better.  I glanced at some reviews and I don’t see any that really say that it will avoid messing your hair.

  • brightstar replied to the topic Bike helmets in the forum Cycling Forum 1 month ago

    I think they pretty much all flatten your hair. Maybe look for reviews that mention that kind of thing? I’m sure people do.

  • wear whatever you want, but just aim for things that are loose, not tight, with flat and stable shoes.

  • I would definitely think they exist.  Check out the websites or call around to local community centers or public pools.  Even if they don’t exist in winter they might exist the rest of the year.

  • Great, Anne.  I hope you like what you try.  It really can be hard to try to find the right thing for ourselves.  A lto of the descriptions look like things are exactly the same and the ones that make the most promises are often the ones that deliver the least – or deliver the worst.  It’s so hard to tell what to believe and what to assume isn’t right.

  • Oh that’s amazing. I don’t have any advice to offer but I do want to say congrats that you’re doing this.  You can do it!  Don’t give up.  You are going to feel great once you are running.

  • I can’t see why you wouldn’t be able to rely on it.  I don’t know what you’re already using but 3g BURN has energy boosting ingredients too.  It looks like the amount means you’ll get a good increase but not have a spike and crash.  That’s the most important thing to watch out for with energy supplements, but with this one, it’s probably good fo…[Read more]

  • Oh ya, there are tons of resources that cn help you make a program out of this diet.  If you aren’t a person who wants to buy a book, there are tons of websites that will help you do it. Otherwise, just head to amazon or wherever and you’ll find huge numbers of books and ebooks.  Your help is out there!

     

  • Ya if you get a bpa free, you should be fine.  Just don’t leave the water in it for a really long time. Like, don’t leave it in your car and then drink it the next day or something. Plus, the warmer it is, the shorter the time you should use the water in it without replacing it.

  • I feel that they’re good for you, but not enough to consider them actual medicine.  Like, it’s a great thing to add to your diet just like all very healthy foods – superfoods. But don’t expect drinking tea, any kind of tea, to solve any of your specific health problems.

  • I’m not entirely sure why, but I think I’d go with running.  Running is a whole body workout. As long as you build up to it and your joints are in good shape, go for it.  If you have joint issues, then swimming.  I wouldn’t go with cycling.  Its motions are too restricted and focused on only specific muscle groups.

  • after you’re done a meal, drink some water then chew some gum.  Mint gum, not the other flavors.  Or, if you don’t want to chew gum, at least brush your teeth.  The mint will cleanse your palate and help you to not to feel hungry anymore.  Keeping busy also helps.

  • If you’re hungry in the winter eat more.  Just make sure you’re piling on the veggies.  Eat tons of them.  Pre-prep them so you’ll always have them ready and you won’t have the excuse of not wanting to cut them up. Or, buy them already cut up.  If you’re hungry, eat! Just make the right choices.

  • Is it true that taking vitamin c supplements can help your immune system and stop you from getting a cold? I’m determined to stay healthy for the whole winter. Is it worth it for me to do that?

  • I’ve been doing it for a while since I started this thread. I do think it makes a difference.  I feel more motivated to move around for one thing. Also, it’s weird but even when I’m just doing it once a week or so, I feel like I can do my other workouts way better.  I find I walk taller. I don’t ache and feel stiff as much.  It’s like my body is…[Read more]

  • I’m very curious about those types of resistance bands.  Do you know where I can find a workout for a beginner using one?  I wouldn’t mind a good workout that lasts for a little bit, but not a whole half hour.

  • Raisins are definitely high in sugar.  Still, they’re not going to derail all your efforts.  This is especially true if you’re getting natural grapes and not sweetened ones for your raisins.  If you don’t eat a huge nubmer of them and just sprinkle some on your breakfast, it shouldn’t make much of a difference.  The place you’ll really want to pay…[Read more]

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