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booksrock Wed 10-Feb-16 10:45:23

I weighted myself for the first time in months yesterday.

I am at least a stone over weight. In know I have put some on, but that was more than I expected.

DH advice was the scales must be broken or all I need to do is lots of exercise - what he doesn't seem to get (despite hospital trips and lots of collapsing around the home) is that I have a condition that makes exercise hard. In fact I did half an hour yesterday of light exercise and today I am struggling. He seems to think if I push through the barrier I will be back to my old self in a matter of days.

What small changes can I make? I am down to 1200 calories a day and have my fitness plan to track food intake. I am drinking lots of water. I am trying to walk and climb stairs when I don't feel faint. I'm on a high salt diet and have been avoiding crisps this week which may be while I'm pale (again).

Shoveyergrannyaffabus Wed 10-Feb-16 10:55:13

If you have a medical condition that is affected by what you eat then I think getting what you are doing approved by a GP would be pretty important.

Can you go for walks instead of exercise that makes you feel unwell?

longdiling Wed 10-Feb-16 10:58:41

I completely agree with checking with a gp regarding your condition. One thing to ask about /consider is low carb. I've done it once and the weight came off easily but I couldn't sustain it as I struggled to exercise on it and I'd rather keep exercising if I can. Might be ideal for someone who isn't able to exercise though.

BabyGanoush Wed 10-Feb-16 11:00:53

yes, check with GP

Fo what it's worth, I have low blood pressure and going low-carb gives me the shakes and made me faint, so talk to your doctor first

booksrock Wed 10-Feb-16 11:03:36


I've been tested for all sorts, it took them a while to diagnose me.

technically I am only allowed to swim, which is hard to do regularly, so I am trying walking, climbing stairs etc as alternatives. I am trying to knock out carbs as well as everything out (including lovely alcohol) as I don't want to keep putting weight on.

booksrock Fri 12-Feb-16 12:55:47

ok, so week one is going well, I've been using myfitness plan and actually been recording everything. I'm finding having good numbers much more satisfying then eating rubbish. Treats are now a babybel instead of rubbish. I'm getting used the feeling hungry and I haven't collapsed once.

I've even fitted in some very gentle exercise.

The weekend will be hard so I've bought veggie burger and oven chips as a treat instead of takeaway for tonight. Does anyone know of something healthier then fat oven chips but still feeling like a treat?

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BabyGanoush Sat 13-Feb-16 13:28:29

I think veggie burger and oven chips is fine

It is goid to getting used to occassionally feeling hungry, as that is just part of normal life and something that because of a snacking culture, some people never experience.

I don't snack much, but quite like being hungry between meals, i had a veggie burger and chips only yesterday and it was yum.

(And amnot fat so must be doing something right? Don't snackbut do enjoy my meals)

Sorry if this is smug, I am trying to be encouraging

booksrock Sun 14-Feb-16 19:23:41

Weekend was hard as we went out from dinner but avoided bread and had salad instead of potatoes so healthier then normal

Today we had bolied new potatoes (no butter) instead of roast potatoes so I guess its small changes. We had veggie roast instead of meat as well

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