September 6, 2023 11:43am CST
Hey everyone, how are you all doing? I am not fully on a "plan" for losing weight at the moment. I do know I need to start working on losing some pounds. I see the doctor in a little over a month and would at least like to see a little loss on the scale. For now, going to try to cut back the calories (under 1,500 cals) and workout at least 3-4 days a week to start. I think the new med (Mounjaro) does help some in making me feel fuller. I can eat breakfast no problem, but my second meal is always too much...and then I don't want to eat a 3rd meal. Some days I can eat a snack if the 2nd meal is not too big. In the past I had no problem eating all 3 meals and a snack. For today I have already had a big breakfast (but it is part of my 2nd meal from yesterday that I couldn't finish). Then, I got 30 minutes of dancing in. For the first week or two I will probably be doing that much...until I feel I can do more. 30 minutes was pretty rough today. Do you think that is a good plan? Or is it not?
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• Rupert, Idaho
I just don't see me sticking to low carb anytime soon. Maybe in the new year I can try to recommit to that plan....but the last 3 months of the year is all the family birthdays, and so many holidays...it's hard to stick to any plan. But I can work out while my son is in school most days lol The medicine is not really helping me lose any weight yet though, I am staying at abut the same number lol
• United States
I think it's a good plan to start with but they do say it's best to do 30 minutes of aerobic exercise every day so it would be good for your weight loss and your heart to work up to that. Also, make sure to drink plenty of water, and I wear a pedometer to encourage myself to take more steps every day. Some people track their steps on their phones but I don't know what app they use. Even if you can try to get more steps in each day, that would help. You don't have to do it as "exercise" but just take the long route in your house to get from one place to another, park your car far away from stores when you go shopping so you can get more steps in the parking lot on the way into the stores, etc. I have read that 3,000 - 4,000 steps per day is the average amount of steps a person takes. I try for 8,000 - 10,000 a day, but I have read to be healthy we need to walk 10,000 steps a day, and to lose weight, it's 12.000 - 15,000 steps per day...yikes, that's a lot! Good luck to you. Doctor's appts always motivate me to lose weight!
• Rupert, Idaho
Well I am starting out at 30 minutes, even if that may be a bit much to start. Eventually I will work out over an hour, maybe 2 hours. I used to work out 3 hours a day every single day...but that was over 10 years ago. I lost 75 pounds at that time. I have a knock off fitbit, so I am tracking my steps, calories burned, etc... I do have to exercise though, because I absolutely loathe walking. I am at almost 4,000 steps with shopping and working out so far. I usually get at the max 2k steps on a regular day Yes, 12 to 15 thousand steps is a lot. I can get that if I work out for 90+ minutes and then my normal day routine lol