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Getting my body checked out

You may or may not know that I have had two difficult winters because of upper respiratory infections. Not only was I sick, but the illness lasted for weeks. My family has a history of pulmonary problems, so needless to say, this was very concerning to me. I do have what are termed environmental all...

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My approach to weight loss

I have written several "secrets" on this site. Actually, they are not secrets if I am revealing them to the millions of spark followers. My family and friends know that I have little self discipline. It has long been about instant gratification. I do not see that word used often with respect to diet...

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Your ideal body weight

I'm sure many of you have felt that your body needs to be at a certain weight. For years, I could not budge from my weight of 198. Psychologically, if it moved over the 200 mark, I would do something about it. I was as high as 210 at one point. Granted, I did not really work hard at losing weight. N...

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Your ideal body weight

I'm sure many of you have felt that your body needs to be at a certain weight. For years, I could not budge from my weight of 198. Psychologically, if it moved over the 200 mark, I would do something about it. I was as high as 210 at one point. Granted, I did not really work hard at losing weight. N...

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Weight loss products

I am sure many of you out there, like me, have been on a weight loss journey all of your lives. I am sorry and saddened to admit I have spent thousands of dollars on diet plans, diet foods, quick weight loss gimmicks, etc. All of these efforts have been because I was avoiding the inevitable, eating ...

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Get back on track

Hi, Fellow Sparkpeople. I have not you any secrets for some time. It is not that I don't have any, I just have been other wise pre-occupied with illness. We traveled to Barbados, BWI in February. I swam every day, are healthy breakfasts, lunches and dinners. I came home having gained no weight on v...

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Exercise is better than stress

We have all heard how very, very bad stress can be not only emotionally, but physically as well. ...
Years ago, I began taking anti-depressants for depression. it really, really helped. There were times at my job that it truly helped me deal with the stress. Now that I am retired, I do not miss t...

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Strength and cardio training

I have always, always, always hated exercising. I do understand the calories in/calories out concept. So, I have been able to lose weight in the past by just reducing the # of calories consumed. However, now I am older, retired and very, very concerned that a continued sedentary life will cause heal...

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One day fasting

I have been doing my best, all things considered, eating healthy, working out, reducing alcohol, drinking more water. This has been the longest I have ever done this. Frankly speaking, I am really on the verge of saying I have begun a behavioral change. I am not sure when you can actually say you ha...

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Losing weight with your spouse

If your spouse is of the opposite sex and you try losing weight together the results can be disastrous. As a female, I have always been discouraged because my husband drops 5 or 6 pounds in a week to my 1/2 pound. I do indeed recognize that men are bigger, have more muscle mass, etc., etc., etc., an...

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