I have a confession (long post)

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    Thanks guy, for all the encouragement. Thanks especially to 45acp for the recipes, they were awesome. Any more that you have laying around would be greatly appreciated. Also, anyone else who happens to have some good (cheap) low cal/low fat recipes that can be cooked ahead of time for me to nuke at work can email them to billy(dot)alexander(dot)day(at)gmail(dot)com. Again, thanks for all the support, you guys are making an unpleasant experience marginally more pleasant
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    No problem Billy, I actually had others pm me for recipes also.

    I'll get others and I guess create a mailing list if I get more requests.


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    i highly recommend walking not running as noted due to the pain it will cause in the joints. as to the multiple small meals is a big one that you should follow. as for some foods....tuna is great. water.water.water.water. I had a personal trainer that said that you need to take in at least half your body weight in ounces of water before you body will really start to loose weight. you said you were 400lbs so you would need to drink a MINIMUM of 200oz of water. Yes it does sound like a lot but if you are sipping all day it will go by fast. and most definately talk to your doctor before doing anything drastic. good luck and if you need any help i am sure there is a lot of knowledge here =O) ask away!

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    Yoga!!!!!!!

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    dwpa: As "scary" as it might be, start weighing yourself as many times a day as possible:

    It's great reinforcement when you're successfull
    It helps you maintain focus on your goals
    It helps you realize what you eat and do (walk, swim) is having a positive effect
    Heightens your overall awareness of the impact on your life

    Good luck! I eat lots of fruit, only whole grains, lots of melba toast, limited protein and cheese, and lots of water

    Keep checking with your doctor - and follow up

    You'll get there!

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    dwpa...whew, you've got a lot to deal with, that's for sure.

    While not your disease, I've got Multiple Myeloma (cancer of the bone marrow; no known cure) and have had tons of treatment, including a stem cell transplant. So, I know some of what you talk about for discomfort.

    Now, to the point. I'd talk to a dietician and focus on that end. You may not be up to exercise, so perhaps focus on the intake end of things.

    And, there may not be much you can do...when I was on heavy doses of dexamethasone or prednisone, I blimped up and could do nothing about it. Without those meds I lost over 45 lbs. in just over a month, and that's not good either.

    My advice--don't listen to us, listen to your Docs. Specifically, get diet advice and be sure to heed any cautions about exercise.

    My prayers for comfort as you engage this enemy; medical advances mean that there is a great deal of hope for both of us; we just need to do what we're told.

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    Thanks for the encouragement, Jimmy. On a related note, I've checked with my doctors and they all said that excercise was fine as long as I am careful about exhausting myself, and they encouraged dieting as long as I make sure to take a multivitamin so I don't become deficient. Anyone else who has words of wisdom, recipes, or exercise advice feel free to chime in.
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    Lifestyle Change

    Hi everyone! This is my very first post, but I visit this great site daily. I would like to add a few things to this topic. I recently made the healthy choice to get fit. I was never really heavy, but I needed to lose some. I also had high Blood Pressure at age 22. This is what really motivated me to do something. I was 174 lbs at 5'8 on July 15 2006 and on Sept 8, 2006 I weight 161 lbs. In total about 13 1/2 lbs in 1 1/2 months. The very first thing I did was join a gym, went through orientation and was placed on a workout routine. Then I researched nutrition, exercise, supplements, etc to become more knowledgable. The third thing is to eat right (Fruit, Veggies, ALOT OF WATER , Chicken, Turkey, Fish,etc). Don't miss a meal!!!! I will tell you losing weight is hard work and much dedication is needed, but in the long run you will feel and look better. Dwpa, you're already doing the right thing by asking questions and building a support group (Forum members who care by answering your questions). Here is a website that I found to be very helpful, www.bodybuilding.com This isnt just for bodybuilders, its for everyone. In all,,,,, Weight loss is a "lifestyle change" and remember it will take time to lose the weight, but it WILL happen. DWPA, you have all of our support, so if you have ANY questions, please dont hesitate to ask. Good Luck DWPA, I really hope I was able to provide some helpful tips. God Bless

    First, Get a daily log. In the log write down what you eat, weight, measurements, and exercise routine. So you can see results, which gives motivation. I agree with a lot of the posters, to start off Walking 30 mins, hold off on jogging or running for awhile.

    Sorry for being so long everyone!!!

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