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I’ve been having a hard time losing weight lately due to antidepressant use, plus I have degenerative disk disease so it’s hard to do exercises.  I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions on things to do to lose weight.
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      Frannie1964 wrote Aug 13, 2011
    • you can go walking everyday for at least 30 to 45 minutes. I am not sure what else you can do if you cannot exercise. I just have trouble getting motivated...lol, thats my problem. But walking is always a good thing.happy




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      Lazylola wrote Aug 13, 2011
    • I want answers to that question too. I’ve gained some and not liking it.




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      Cheriehairz wrote Aug 13, 2011
    • I to have the same problem & for quite some time, swimming is an excellent tool for both problems. For your back & a pool look around your ares depending on where u live such as a cold climate in winter. Hotel pools are renting, The Y is also economical, Put a wanted poster up on craigslist & kijiji for some1’s indoor who rents time. There are lots of stretching in shallow , while working your way up 2 pull ups on a diving board. If u would like descriptions for other exercises I can provide those. It’s also a good endophin rush to help w/ the depression/anxiety too...Concerning working out in the pool it’s anti-gravity




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      Phoenix48079 wrote Aug 14, 2011
    • I think the pool is a great idea...if you can walk, that would do too. I gained 30 lbs when I quit smoking and had a knee replacement. It has taken me 5 years to get rid of it. I was unable to exercise d/t the knee surg..so last year..I started watching everything I ate...cut way down on fats and allowed myself some low fat sugar free treats. I was size 12...am size 2 now..it took a year. I have way more confidence in myself now. I valued myself when I was heavier...but this is just more fun. I love being able to wear almost anything. I guess the thing I am saying is if I can quit smoking and finally lose weight...we all can. So good luck with your endeavor..you can do it!!




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      Cathie Beck wrote Aug 14, 2011
    • Ah, yes.... swimming pool exercises! What a great suggestion, Cherie!  

      Also forego the regular old method of 3 large meals a day with long spans of time between and go with smaller meals more frequently to jump start your metobalism, is what I heard. And eat dinner at least 3 hours before bedtime and no snacking after it. This makes sense to me because we‘re usually less active at night. Hope this is helpful.  

      Cathie




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      Sandils1962 wrote Aug 14, 2011
    • Thank you for all the great answer.  I will try them all.




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      Frannie1964 wrote Aug 14, 2011
    • That sounds good, maybe there’s an aquatic exercise class near you? heart




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      Marya1961 wrote Aug 14, 2011
    • Walking, light stretching (to keep the joints moving freely), cut down on excessive carbs (allow small carb consumption in morning and afternoon, no carbs after 4:00 p.m.), stay away from excess sugar and salt (try substituting sugar-free or something like Stevia), lots of fruits and veggies, lots of water to clear out your system, probiotics (if possible, that really changes the digestive tract to the better).

      Start a meal plan diary and add or delete the certain foods that are helpful or not helpful to you...and don’t give up as it is hard at first, but gets better...trust me, this is my plan, all of the above and it has helped me for quite some time and I also take the anti-depressants.

      heartheart




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      Vikki Hall wrote Aug 15, 2011
    • Sandi I am not on any meds so my answer may not help. I eat 6-7 meals a day and I do some form of movement every hour. When I am home working I will climb my stairs a few times every hour or do some crunches on my balance ball.
      If I am in one of my stores then I will walk around the mall.  

      There have been so many studies on exercise and at the end of the day if you burn more than you consume than that should help. I know meds make things more difficult so I would talk to my Dr and nail him with questions and concerns. There HAS GOT to be a better way right?

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