losing weight question

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NEM
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   Posted 5/1/2008 10:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi,
 
Ive had UC for alittle over 2 years now. Ive been working out constantly for those past 2 years and have had very little weight loss. And I don't ever eat dairy, whey, sugarcane, and eggs (UC made me allergic to them). And I think the last time I took Prednisone was almost a year ago.
 
So my question is, how long is it going to take until I drop alot of weight?

Sideshowbob
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   Posted 5/1/2008 10:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to the forum NEM! Depends on your exercise routine. I would suggest using google and looking for Bodyforlife by Bill Phillips. I got in the leanest shape in my life by following that routine and eating principles. Bill can say it better then I can. :)
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NEM
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   Posted 5/1/2008 11:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks! Ill check it out right now.

And as for my exercise routine:

I exercise every other day. I do a total of 30minutes; 5 minutes fast walking, 10 minutes jogging, 5 minutes fast walk, 5 jog, and finally 5 minutes of fast walk. (I'm slowly trying to get myself able to jog for 25 minutes, while having the first 5 minutes a fast jog warm up)

ARockstar
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   Posted 5/2/2008 7:32 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi NEM!

I am new to the forum as well and have been experiencing the same frustrations. I was also on steriods but recently switched over to Imuran. I feel drained most of the time but I am trying to push myself to lose some excess wieght as well. I would consider myself a semi-health nut exercising on a daily basis but I struggle with dietary restriction. I just wanted to let you know you are not alone!

Since I cannot determine your gender you may want to check out Women's Health or Men's Health Magazines on-line or you can buy them in most supermarkets. I love these for workout tips ranging from cardio to yoga. If nothing else, it keeps me motivated.

Remember that healthy weight loss will allow you to lose no more than 2 pounds a week (you want to retain muscle mass because it burns the most calories). However, losing just 2 pounds takes a lot of work. Best of wishes to you. tongue


kb5
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   Posted 5/2/2008 8:40 AM (GMT -6)   
How many calories are you taking in a day? What kinds of food are you eating?

Exercise is great but you need to be balancing it with diet to lose weight. Have you looked into weight watchers? I'm not pushing it but the point system is great and you don't need to really join to use it. I lost a ton of weight on WW but can't handle fiber at the moment so it's a big no no for me.

Great job keeping up with working out though...that takes some good will power (i hate working out!)
Kelly, 30

Left sided UC diagnosed 1/98 age 19, Pan colitis diagnosed 1/07
Currently on 4x3 Asacol, 150mg Imuran, no more pred after two years!!!!
Prontonix once daily for acid reflux, zofran twice daily for nausea
Remicade started 3/1/08...just had 3rd infusion


NEM
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   Posted 5/2/2008 10:11 PM (GMT -6)   
I eat healthy foods, and I eat 4-6 meals a day. I dont eat much junk food since im allergic to most of it! So doing weight watchers or any other diet doesnt make sense for me because a) im allergic to most of their menu and b) i already have a healthy diet that is many small meals.


And I am a girl :)

:)
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   Posted 5/4/2008 10:32 PM (GMT -6)   
sounds like your motivated to do this - keep up the gr8 effort.

It's a common excersize principle that the body gets used to a workout routine and after awhile, you've reached a plateau and need some more physical exertion or a change in diet to continue losing weight.
Try adding some variation to your workout, running for 2 minutes at a time or adding time to your current workout or some weights.

good luck!
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pb4
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   Posted 5/4/2008 10:42 PM (GMT -6)   
You need 30 minute cardio everyday, not every other day and if you incorporate weight training (which also burns calories and is excellent for bones and joints) do 15-20 minutes cardio (first) then do 30 minutes of weight training....you do cardio first to properly warm up before doing weights, no stretching to warm up for weight-training or this puts you at a higher risk of muscle injury.

I do cardio each day that I workout and I workout 4-5 days a week, one day I do my arms with weights, the next day I do legs with weights so my arms can rest and vice-versa with the legs (I alternate my arms and legs each day)...I do cardio each day, I take 2-3 days off a week depending on how busy I am.

Proper diet along with exercise will cause weight loss, not just one or the other alone...it's a combination of both.

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NEM
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   Posted 5/5/2008 12:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the input everyone :)

Starting tomorrow I will be working out 4-5 times a week (Im aiming for 5 though) consistently, not every other day like I use to. I hope it works out! Wish me luck and thanks again everyone! :)

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   Posted 5/5/2008 8:02 AM (GMT -6)   
I am curious about your allergies to Weight Watchers because that diet consists of making meals at home with freh ingredients?

Sue
dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998

1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics

2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic

2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free


kb5
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   Posted 5/5/2008 9:22 AM (GMT -6)   
WW isn't a menu. It's a point system. You eat your normal diet and the points keep track of the amount of fat, claories, fiber you are eating. No pre-made meals or anything.
Kelly, 30

Left sided UC diagnosed 1/98 age 19, Pan colitis diagnosed 1/07
Currently on 4x3 Asacol, 150mg Imuran, no more pred after two years!!!!
Prontonix once daily for acid reflux, zofran twice daily for nausea
Remicade started 3/1/08...just had 3rd infusion


NEM
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   Posted 5/5/2008 10:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Ah. Well, nevermind then haha I looked on the site and saw menus so I thought that's what it was. Whoops!

I don't think I need to do WW cause I already watch what I eat and eat in small portions. Occassionally Ill eat a little more than needed, but everyone does that once in awhile. So, I don't think I need to count my calories since Im already normally watching my portions.

pb4
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   Posted 5/5/2008 11:54 AM (GMT -6)   
NEM said...
Thanks for the input everyone :)

Starting tomorrow I will be working out 4-5 times a week (Im aiming for 5 though) consistently, not every other day like I use to. I hope it works out! Wish me luck and thanks again everyone! :)
That's great, BUT, don't over-do it, especially when first starting out... if you opt for 5 days to start then just do 30 minutes a day of cardio only, then gradually bring weights into the picture or increase your cardio workouts to 1 hour and then add weights into the picture...remember to listen to your body...you want to get your heart rate up high enough and long enough for it to help you lose weight (along with a proper diet which includes watching your portion sizes, you may find working out daily will increase your appetite so drink plenty of water) and make sure you enjoy the workouts or it'll be too easy for you to quit all together if you don't look forward to your routine.
 
:)


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