(Closed) Can’t exercise now and need to lose weight!

posted 7 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

You beat me to it, injured or not injured, swimming is one of the best exercises you can do.  It burns a lot of calories and is very low impact on your body.  My mom has all sorts of joint issues as the result of Lupus, and swimming works great for her.  A week isn’t going to make a huge difference, so I think you’ll be okay to wait until you have full access to a car to go.  And I know it’s very hard, as I’m in the same boat myself, but you HAVE to watch what you are eating if you want to lose the weight.

That said, your FI obviously loves you at whatever size you are, so don’t stress yourself out too much over it.  Make sure to be healthy and happy and you’ll have an amazing wedding day!

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

@teacherin200829: I say that your ankle and hand getting better should be your top priority right now. then once you get better you can focus on weight loss. however, in the meantime   you can try to watch what you are eating. you can still loose weight without exericse. try swimming a few times a week when you can get there…also, you could do some pilates maybe? or any mat exercise? If you have netflix they have a lot of instant pilates workouts on there. Good luck!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Can you do anything in the water?

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

You can do so many exercises sitting down, surprisingly enough. Use light weights and high reps. Shoulder presses, bicep curls, tricep extensions, bent over row, knee extensions. Laying down you can do ab crunches, oblique crunches, hamstring curls. All of these will not effect your ankle but by doing high reps, low weight you will build your endurance and somewhat simulate cardio workout. As your ankle continues to heal (hopefully), then  you can start weight bearing. If you are going to swim I would suggest staying away from actual kicking with the legs because the resistance of the water may cause your ankle to hurt. If you can keep your ankle supported and do some under water stationary running (providing you don’t flex and extend that ankle), it would be the best cardio. Or swim using only your arms. If you have a rubber band at home, try wrapping it around something solid and do some upper body rowing. Anything that will increase your heart rate will help to burn those calories. Of course, since your limited to your cardio options, your diet is most critical right now so continue with the healthy eating! Continue to ice, compress and elevate as needed. Good luck!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

the best thing you can do considering you can’t really work out is to really really monitor your diet. try to do LOW carb (not NO carb) and just keep it to oatmeal in the morning so you will have some energy and then just try not to eat anything starchy for the rest of the day (this means lots of grilled chicken and salads, however i don’t know your regular diet so i’m not sure what you eat or if you’re a vegetarian) keep your sugar intake super low (no soda, limit sugar in your coffee don’t eat TOO much fruit, moderation is key) and the BEST way to lose fat is to cut out dairy or do LOW dairy. i know this sounds nuts and i’m sure a few people will respond with how i’m wrong or how this is a crash diet but in reality all these thin biotches don’t eat all that and that’s why they look the way they do. if you want to lose fat then don’t eat fat. you’ll be extremely cranky but you’ll be thinner. let us know what you decided to do and how it worked out. good luck! no matter what at the end of the day you’re getting married to your best friend and that’s the most important thing! <3

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@CookieBee:I know your intentions are good but crash diets and restricting required foods are the worst thing to do. This leads to overeating and bingeing.  I do agree with limiting your sugar intake and try to choose low glycemic foods for carbs. Your body requires fats, proteins an carbs to function and you need to balance it out. If you cut one of those out completely you will probably cave at some point and overcompensate. 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Lindsay05: i get what you’re saying but i’m not telling her to crash diet.. i’m not saying to cut anything out.. just decrease it. lets be real here she’s going to cheat on her diet, i do all the time and i’m not proud of it and i’m working on it! as long as it’s just in moderation she’ll be ok. i’ll never tell someone to do NO carb NO dairy NO sugar.. its all LOW LOW LOW! if you’re not able to be active you need to eat less if you’re not burning fat you must eat less of it.. the numbers will even out and she’ll be able to lose weight while just dieting. this can also be done gradually! start out by cutting out all drinks with sugar.. when i am on a strict diet the first thing i start with is my fluid intake.. 8 glasses of water a day and if i NEED it i’ll have one cup of coffee int he morning with skim milk and one packet of raw sugar (turbinado/sugar in the raw) baby steps. i can’t crash diet or i’ll just shovel a million french fries in my face the second i go out to a bar with my friends lol.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@CookieBee: LOL me too or a doughnut or four

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Portion control….I have a friend who lost 50lbs doing that alone.  She ate off a salad plate instead of a regular plate.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

weight watchers??  I went from 143ish (on a good day)  to 126 in 11 weeks doing no exercise.  Also…I second the comment above about portion control, it’s amazing how you can trick your body into feeling fuller by eating your meal off of a salad plate rather than a dinner size plate.

Post # 14
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Worker bee

I lost about 13lbs in the past 3 months. I have chronic pain due to acute fibromyalgia. This limits my ability to exercise. Both my husband and I have lost weight since switching to a (mostly) organic food diet. I feel more satiated after eating an organic meal. Thus, there’s a natural portion control and overall calories consumed daily. I attribute our weight loss to the changes in our diet. I realize that everyone’s body and metabolism functions differently. 

It may be beneficial to you to meet with a nutritionist. Their services are often covered by insurance. Your physical therapist may be able to suggest non-vigorous exercises that aid in your weight loss efforts.

I hope you heal very soon. And good luck with your weight loss efforts!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Weight loss is 80% deit and 20% exerciese.

Also try boxing punches while sitting it can help raise the HR.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Get the book “The French Don’t Diet Plan” by Dr. William Clower

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