Skip to content


    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!

    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    rohvannyn posted:
    I'll be honest, I am having a really hard time right now, so I figured I'd share some of the inspiration I've collected over the past couple of years and share it here. I've got the link for my "inspiration collection" as well in case anyone wants to read mroe. Most of it is relevant. This first quote is a snip from an article.

    "10. Weight Loss Is Not the Most Important GoalWeight loss is the reason many people exercise in the first place. But it's certainly not the sole benefit of an exercise program.
    Bryant says the long-term goal of weight loss is sold too heavily to people starting fitness programs, and that can be discouraging. People have trouble sticking with something if they don't see results quickly.
    "Really, they should think about the level of functioning in the activities of daily living," says Bryant. "That can serve as the motivation to keep them coming back for more."
    So whatever weight loss goal you have when starting a fitness program, don't make it your only goal. Strive to feel better, to have more energy, to be less stressed. Notice the small things that exercise does for you quickly, rather than getting hung up on the narrow goal of the number on a scale.
    "With a goal of losing weight and enhancing health, exercise has to become a part of a person's life, not an afterthought," Astorino says."

    'Your focus determines your reality.' -QGJ

    'Try not. Only do.' --Y
    jis4judy responded:
    I love that Roh thank you so much for that little snip
    It say a lot in that quote
    Hugs Judy
    SW 247 CW 150ish maintaining

    Remember the Gold is not in the prize it's in the Journey
    life may not be the Party we expected but while we are here we may as well dance

    totallywiggedout responded:
    You are right , Roh. This is certainly relevant to the cause.
    I'd said earlier that I had been basically abstaining from exercise, or boycotting it...whichever, for the past month. I had gotten frustrated. because I am finding it hard to figure out the calories needed for what I normally do, plus the gym stuff and still lose weight.
    BUT, and here is the rub, I had lost muscle tone from my abstinence. So, yes, I've been losing some of the lbs I'd gained but it is all muscle mass. Grrrrrr.
    Muscle weighs more than fat. I must keep that in mind at all times. It is better to be a heavier weight than you shoot for, as long as you are fit , active and have muscle tone rather than flab.

    Your points of inspiration are well received with me. Thank you

    Kim SW 253 CW 184.6 GW 135

    Willpower defines Realm --- Toba Beta

    You are a perishable item. Live accordingly.

    parakeet210 replied to totallywiggedout's response:
    I found the article to be what is so true! Judy and the others have taught me a lot about being healthy eating the rainbow,
    eating healthy! I have a few challenges that get in the way of exercise but when I manage to squeeze in even one exercise session I surely do feel better physically and mentally.

    for depression particularly with me much better to get exercise!!

    Thanks Roh!
    This moment is your life, choose to live it. Grab all the gusto you can!!!

    tweety 'keet'

    SW 264.0. GW. 170

    Spotlight: Member Stories

    My story... Well to start, I have had a hard time with my weight, ever since I was in 6th grade. I was the kid who could eat anything and everything a...More

    Helpful Tips

    Getting the most out of oatmeal
    As an oatmeal fan, I was surprised to find that instant oatmeal didn't stick with me the way rolled oats did. When I switched back to ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    3 of 3 found this helpful

    Related Drug Reviews

    • Drug Name User Reviews

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.