8 Replies Latest reply on May 17, 2018 10:38 AM by Aka411727536

    Anyone else here have a hard time losing weight?

    Aka411727536

      I go to the gym two to three times a week, I also walk 1-2 miles 3 times a week, I am on a 2,000 calorie diet...I am gaining weight! I was told me that I am building muscle mass and that's why I'm gaining, I need to lose 50 lbs and all this hard work and I am gaining

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          Carol- I would recommend getting in touch with a health coach through Go365 if you haven't already. To reach your health coach, click Quick Links > Health Coaching.

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              Aka411727536

              Hi thank you so much for your response! I have been working with a health

              coach, and I've been working out I've been on under 2000 calories a day

              eating sensible leaning towards a Keto Mediterranean style diet. I've never

              been a skinny person for me normal is like a hundred and seventy-five

              pounds that's like a size 14, but I've weighed the same for about 20 years

              and no matter what I do I cannot get the weight off, I used to jog, and

              getting older and getting my knees replaced again jog anymore but I'm

              extremely active but I just can't get the weight off! And I know there's

              got to be somebody out there in the same shoes.

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              aka161191748856

              Yes the last time I went to my doctor on April 3rd I was weighing 240 lb. I knew I had to lose weight so to help curve my appetite my doctor prescribed for me that I paid out of pocket medicine called Phentermine. I have 15 grams that I take once a day. I took it at 6 a.m. My blood pressure medicine at 7 and I eat breakfast around 8 or so. So far I've lost 20 pounds and I have 60 to go. I started walking and in the senior building where I live we have a fitness room. I'm up to a half-hour with that. And 2 days a week I go to senior exercise. It's going to take me about a year to get down to my fighting weight and it's not easy but I monitor what I eat I don't eat after 7 I limit my TV I try to keep as active as possible. Sometimes I slip. Like at church last week we had a taste of Nations dinner I took I a little bit of everything and I was going to nibble on it but I ate it when I got home. But I did like my mother used to do the next day I cut back and I'm back on track. Sorry to be so long-winded but I just wanted to let you know where I stood. The reason I wanted to lose weight was that when I had all my blood test the doctor told me I was pre-diabetic and my late husband was a diabetic, my mother was a diabetic, my late father was a a diabetic. And it runs on both sides of my family.

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                Aka241111252652

                I too walk 2-3 miles a day.  My problem is I am an emotional eater.  I know not eating because of stress is bad but overeating is a problem too.  Now that the weather is nice, I plan to up my activity.  Also I have a yoga mat and dvd for meditation tape from Humana which I need to start listening to.  Maybe relieving the stress in my life may help me reduce the eating too.

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                  2KOPC3S6P5Y9V

                  How tall are you and how much do you weigh? 2000 calories is probably too many. Weight loss is 80% what you eat and 20% exercise.