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    lissmeanstrouble posted:
    I am a 24 year old single female. I am 5 foot 3 and.... I just checked my weight, and it made me a bit upset! 168 lbs. I dont think I've ever weighed more then 165... SO the time for action is now! Time to get serious again. I noticed I was putting it back on, but it was going slowly, and I felt like I was putting up a good fight to keep it down.

    Last year I lost 30 lbs from 160. So Ive gained it all back plus 5 lbs.

    Within the past few weeks, I feel as if Im blowing up like a balloon... It all started with Thanksgiving last year.

    I have been very sick lately... my asthma has been flared up, its very hard for me to exercise, and have energy to do so. Ive had bronchitis for most of this new year. I dont feel like I sleep well or breathe well enough for exercise. So obviously getting that in control will help.

    I just need help starting over...
    Ive recently decided I really enjoy bike riding, and plan to buy a bicycle. A few years ago I had a treadmill, that I ended up selling because I never used it, so I hope I make better use of this bicycle I plan to buy.

    I really enjoy hiking and climbing rocks, but its dangerous to go alone, and I have a hard time finding a partner who wants to go as hard as I do...

    I really am having a hard time controlling my hunger, and not over eating. Ive never been much of a candy, cake or cookie eater, but lately I have had big cravings for chocolate candies...

    Some other factors that could contribute to my wieght gain, Ive started Wellbutrin, and quit smoking. My doctor told me that Wellbutrin would help me lose weight, but Ive noticed a 5 lbs gain in 2 weeks since starting it.

    My best friend is in the air force, and she is a work-out diet queen, but she lives out of state, and only comes to visit every 4 or 6 months. She has given me alot of good ideas, and pointers. BUT she loves the gym, and lifting. I personally get very bored at the gym... its okay once a week, but I get bored with it quickly, and noticed that slows down my progress...
    What are some other activities I can enjoy to lose weight with out inducing an asthma attack or getting bored?

    the whole low blood sugar episode last week!
    I work in a diabetes clinic as a medical assistant, and we have lots of blood sugar meters. I was feeling faint.
    Ive had syncope episodes since I was 17.
    Ive never been the anorexic type. So I dont understand why it happens.... theyve rubn ekgs, CTs, blood tests, everything, and dunno why it happens.
    I checked my sugar and it was 32 at noon right before lunch.
    I had eaten a ham, egg and cheese on an english muffin, and a 32 oz soda that morning, I asked one of our NP's what she thought was wrong and she said my pancreas is over producing insulin cause im overloading myself with sugar by drinking so much soda...
    I tried drinking water and a 12 oz diet coke instead the next few days, but I ran into the same trouble two more times. Not nearly as low... 70 and 46, but 90 is more what I expect.

    So Im afraid of diets, with this strange hypoglycemia I have.

    (I like to blog to keep track of my progress, so there will be lots of replies to myself ha ha to update my progress!)
    3point14 responded:
    How did you lose the 30 lbs last time? Consider going back to some of those habits, and modifying them, because they obviously don't work for you long term.

    If exercise is hard for you, how do you plan on changing that when you get a bike? If your asthma medicated? Do you have an inhaler? What does your doctor say about working out with your condition?

    To help with your chocolate cravings, maybe try doing a square or two of dark chocolate a day? That's what I've done to get rid of my crazy chocolate addiction, and it's healthy for you!

    For a safe exercise, I vote simply walking around your neighborhood. It won't over exert you, but it should pump up your metabolism a little bit. Maybe discuss with a doctor what exercises would be worthwhile for you, perhaps swimming?

    You can do it! You've lost the weight before, and now it's just a matter of finding a more sustainable plan for ya.

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