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  • The only thing you really own in life is your attitude.
  • Some of these I need to change up
  • Thank you for all the tips and help.
  • The one thing I have found about articles like these is to take what you can use and discard the rest. I had an exercise class with a trainer last night and I was probably the oldest and most out of shape person in the room. The thing I loved about her was that she showed modifications for every exercise and she encouraged every person in the room to do what they could. That's my new motto: "Do what you can." Of course, I expect to be able to do more as I continue on this lift more weight, to walk longer on the treadmill or even start jogging, to gain more flexibility...but those things are "eventually." Right now, I'm doing what I can and slowly but surely, I am seeing some results.
  • Yeah I try these tips but it works only for some time then lose the motivation to do it :(
  • Great post. Quite helpful. You wonder why it is even more difficult to get rid of the last few pounds in your lower belly or love handles that are hindering you from getting your dream body. Sometimes, you do not have to work out harder, but you just have to workout smarter.Working too hard will activate your stress hormone, the cortisol and that makes weight loss even more difficult. About changing diet too, I agree. You can not be doing the same thing everytime and still expect different result.
  • I cant take a break not from walking anyways cause I wont do it anymore. walk 6 days a week. tone 2 or 3 days a week. cant stop. I wont get up again.
  • Get "Burn the Fat and Feed the Muscle" by Tom Venuto. It has changed my life! Do everything he says even if you don't understand it. You will lose bodyfat, inches and change your body composition.
    Moderate exercise is essential for health but please dont think of it as a way to lose weight
    unless you are able to really sweat for hours each week. I have found that working out in the gym increases my appetite significantly!
    Just be more active generally and stop eating so much.
  • I was also at my wits end about weight loss. I was going to the gym regularly but nothing seemed to happen. First key was changing my diet. I am not dieting, I am just making better choices. Now that I have tweaked what is working for my body right now, I am ready to start exercising again. I talked to several trainers as well as friends that are doing well with their weight loss. Just about all of them said that making sure that your body is more flexible is what has helped them. A lot of them are incorporating yoga or pilates in their workout and having great success. I have lupus and my joints and muscles are not the strongest. I have started doing yoga as a form of strength training. I have not started seeing any results (just started) but in just a few days I have noticed that my joints and muscles don't ache as much and I am more relaxed. I am learning that as my body changes my exercise must change as well. Keep up the good work. Don't give up. Just try new things and see what works for you. It did not take a few months to get to where we are and it will take several months or maybe years to get to where we are at our best. The trick is to keep going. Slow and steady always wins the race.
    I agree with @Lexie05. I have done everything I can think of, including seeing a nutritionist once a month since March 2015. I still stay the same weight +/- 1 pound. I'm giving it until the end of the year, and I'm just going to have to live with where I'm at right now and accept my weight for what it is.
  • "I don't work hard enough." Yes, I know I don't, but that is because I can't work any harder than I already am. I have back problems, so walking for more than 15-20 is out. Treadmills are too hard on the back. So by the article's standards, I'll never lose weight because "I'm not working hard enough". Thanks a lot for the non-encouragement.
  • I like many people have become frustrated about not seeing changes in weight and my clothes are tight. I bought a flex band 3 months ago and have started about 2 weeks tracking calories eaten on my fitbit app. I eat right, exercise -cardiovascular and weights at home, but I can't lose a pound in 3 months. I've lost 1/2nd on waist and hips, but pants are still snug. I am 59, but metabolism is pretty high and I never sit still very long. I do 10-17,000 steps per day, but why won't any pounds come off????

    I am not heavy, but feel better and clothes shouldn't be as snug as they are with all that I have been doing lately. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thank you
    My biggest challenge is changing my diet. I feel like I'm hungry a large part of the day, but I know I am getting way more calories than I need.

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