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Old 03-22-2016, 09:41 PM   #11
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This is why you need to add up the calories in the food that you are already tracking. go that extra step to figure out the calories.
Are you home bound? you may be eligible for meals on wheels if you are handicapped.
Their meals are rather bland and simple...and cost very little money.
Have you been thru physical therapy?
May I ask what you deal with? pain? back?
Do you think the medical people are doing all they can be doing to help you?
It sounds like you are dealing with a lot.
sorry it is so hard right now.
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Old 03-22-2016, 09:57 PM   #12
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This does sounds like a tough case!

Regarding the med where it says you are "expected" to gain weight...can you talk with the doctor about lowering it or replacing it with something else?
On the positive side, you have many good habits already.
No sugar, no flour etc.
I do think the trick is to drink lots of water between meals. If you drink water with your meal, your digestion will not be ideal. Since you are struggling with weight loss, you want your digestion to be ideal.
You might consider using a timer. If I didn't use my timer, I wouldn't remember to drink the water. After a meal, I set the timer and drink two classes. Then I might set if for a half hour and put a little note "drink two more glasses of water". So, then I get in 4 glasses between one meal and the next.
If you stick with very healthy foods only and take a multi vitamin, you can probably stick with 900-950 calories daily. Don't let it go to 1000 until you are more active physically. Perhaps right now 900-950 calories is what you need to lose weight and that extra 50-100 calories keeps your weight on. Something to consider.
Since you are not moving your body much, you likely don't need the usual amount of calories.
It is something to consider.
Also, remember that veggies have lots of water and vitamins...ideal for weight loss and good health.
I agree with Bizi, you might want to ask the doc about physical therapy. Perhaps there is a chance you can get your body in a better place so that you can do a little more physical activity like walking.
I too hope you can feel better, it sounds difficult. Wishing you well.

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Old 03-22-2016, 10:28 PM   #13
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Hi bizi,

I have some great docs working with me. I have 8 docs which I thought was a lot until Sunday someone told me they had 17.

I have enough trouble coordinating with 8 much less 17. I just can't imagine that. I hope I don't need to add any more specialists to my list.

As to physical therapy, ... been there, done that to no avail.

My pain mgt. doc has helped greatly with some pain issues. I am not totally housebound and I still drive (limited) but the only places I go are to the doctor(s), the pharmacy, and I try to get to the grocery once a month.

I tried to go to the movie theatre a few years ago and found that is no longer an option. That was not something I did much anyway so losing that option was no loss. I think I can name all the movies I have seen at the movie theatre in the last 20 years on one hand.

Thanks for your support. I hope to be able to tell you soon that my weight is going in the downward direction and not up or staying put.

PS I looked into meals on wheels about a year ago and don't remember the reason but I do remember it was not an option for me. Sorry, brain is gone, too.

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Old 03-24-2016, 09:22 PM   #14
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Do you have someone help you with the groceries????
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