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Old Sat, Dec-28-19, 05:33
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There are chair exercises also...targeting different areas and a general cardio. https://www.sparkpeople.com/resourc...eated%20workout
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Old Sat, Dec-28-19, 06:10
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There are chair exercises also...targeting different areas and a general cardio. https://www.sparkpeople.com/resourc...eated%20workout


Yes, I am familiar with these exercises from Spark People
My "chair" is my walker as most chairs are too low for me to get out of
The arms on the walker tend to get in the way of upper body arm exercises
Because of my dislocated kneecaps, I cannot do leg lifts or other leg exercises

Amazing how physical handicaps require creative forms of exercise

As I said, my rehab physical therapists have run out of ideas other than exercises I can do lying down. There are exercises I can do standing up if they do not require any knee bending which causes falls

Orthopedic surgeon has no suggestions

the people who make prosthetics for the handicapped have no idea on how to keep my kneecaps in line with a prosthetic
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Old Sat, Dec-28-19, 07:52
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Focus on the exercises you CAN do. However few. Certainly taking your walker for a spin is a big plus. Perhaps a special armless chair would allow some extra exercises.
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Old Sat, Dec-28-19, 10:56
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Focus on the exercises you CAN do. However few. Certainly taking your walker for a spin is a big plus. Perhaps a special armless chair would allow some extra exercises.


Without the arms on the walker, I cannot get up off the walker.

Until you have dislocated your kneecaps, you have no idea just how much you rely on your knees for just about everything
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Old Sat, Dec-28-19, 13:57
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well, having injured my back, yes i do have a clue....somedays I was crawling on the floor, other days I couldnot get off the couch..... I did what I could to change my stars...

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Old Sat, Dec-28-19, 21:46
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No pool
But the exercise room has a Nustep which I can use and of course there are exercises I can do lying on a bed.
I can still walk with the walker but if i walk too long - as in supermarkets - the pain in my knees spreads to the entire leg
I have tried the mobile carts but getting on and off is a major problem
You need good knees to stand up from a sitting position

Thanks for the suggestion and the empathy


I hope at some point you can get into a pool. Some are amazingly accessible with ramps right into the water - you could use your walker. It sounds like an awful thing to deal with.
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Old Sun, Dec-29-19, 04:52
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I hope at some point you can get into a pool. Some are amazingly accessible with ramps right into the water - you could use your walker. It sounds like an awful thing to deal with.


Thanks for the support

Because of my knees, I have trouble with inclines - they are dangerous

I would hesitate taking my 4 wheel walker into a pool - doubt the seat would last long from soaking and it might rust out. Walkers are expensive

At least if I slip in a pool, I would hit water and not ground
Climbing out would be an issue
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Old Tue, Dec-31-19, 05:28
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Weighed myself this morning and found I had gained a pound despite eating low calorie (I can't help the calorie count - my computer does it automatically). Keeping a food log is a great way to re-examine issues with weight loss.

I think fluid retention is the issue. As I look back I can see what happened - I have been eating a Greek salad for the past 2 days consisting of the 3 colors of peppers and tomatoes - LECTINS!

No wonder I see a weight gain!

Much as I love the taste of the Greek salad (including feta and Greek dressing) I can see it is just not good for me. Sigh. What a wrench to have to throw out the rest of the tomatoes, peppers, cucumber (that I forgot to put in the salad).

Despite having read the wonderful (now defunct) thread on this forum about lectins, I deliberately bought them because I missed the salad. Yes, it's a low carb salad but I don't think it is worth it.

Low carb eating is truly a voyage of self-discovery.
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Old Thu, Jan-02-20, 17:20
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Here's a thought to give your peace of mind a boost.

While you're in weight loss mode, only weigh yourself once a week.

Daily fluctuations of 1-3 lbs (which might stick around for a few days) are (as you noted) mostly due to fluid retention. Attributing those gains (or losses) to something you ate (or didn't eat) that day, or for a couple of days, is jumping to conclusions and will be very discouraging as you go along.

Once you get to a weight you choose to call maintenance, then weighing every day is a pretty good idea. This keeps your focus on how you got there and gives the Weight Creep a stick in the eye.

A food log is a good idea if you're counting something. I've used food logs successfully for many years while learning about how my body works--not to mention my brain. Keeping a log keeps my attention on my goals.

However, now that I know what to eat and what not to eat, I don't count anything. A log is not so important. And besides, measures like calories and "macros" and teaspoons and tablespoons are mostly estimates anyway. And I've come this far without knowing what "lectins" are.

The bottom line? Do it YOUR WAY. But try not to drive yourself crazy.

Best wishes.
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Old Fri, Jan-03-20, 03:39
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Everyone is different.

I need to weigh daily. Others don't

Because of my constant GI symptoms - what goes in one end comes out immediately the other end - I am trying to find out what foods cause these symptoms and which don't. (MD says nothing is wrong) I have discovered foods that have bothered me and found they are all in the Lectin food group. So I look to see if a food is a lectin before | buy it.

I try some suggestions on this forum - coconut tortillas for example, instead of the usual corn or flour varieties - so I bought a packet and had 2 for dinner last night. This morning I entered the nutrients into my computer program and discovered that 3 tortillas contained 28 grams carb - or 8 grams more that I allow myself for the day. 8 above the Atkins carb limit in Induction.

So what works for one person, doesn't necessarily work for another.

Despite this, thank you for sharing.
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Old Fri, Jan-03-20, 04:11
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Here's a thought to give your peace of mind a boost.

While you're in weight loss mode, only weigh yourself once a week.

Best wishes.


I have tried weighing once a week - in the past - but found it extremely depressing

Also, I tended to fall off the wagon more easily with just a weekly weigh in

Daily weighing keeps me focused and on plan

My food journal is my computer program - without it I would cheat constantly

We are all different in what works for us

Thanks
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Old Fri, Jan-03-20, 07:08
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Plan: Atkins/LCHF/Keto
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Daily weighing keeps me focused and on plan

My food journal is my computer program - without it I would cheat constantly

We are all different in what works for us
I totally agree with your thoughts on this. Best wishes!
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Old Sun, Jan-05-20, 06:17
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Gained 2 lbs overnight again. This time I put on my researchers hat to try to find what was causing the fluid retention. (The good thing about daily weighing is catching problems as they occur.)

So I went back to my food journal (on my computer) and looked up everything I ate yesterday in relation to its sodium content.

After looking up each food and calculating total sodium intake for the day - I can easily see why the 2 pound weight gain.

Now I know which foods I have been eating that are causing the fluid retention, which to avoid for the next week, and which to cut back on.

Thank heavens for a computer program that does all the math for me and allows me to look up yesterday's values as well as the values for the past week, past month or even past year. It is a boon for my self-discovery.

The overnight weight gain is not discouraging - it is an indication that I need to be more mindful.

I prefer facts when it comes to my weight control.
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Old Sun, Jan-05-20, 08:06
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With IBS and limited cooking facilities...you could try Carnivore aka Zero Carb (thread in war zone) as a simple option to try. No more can I eat this or that? It's meat.Digestion success stories: https://meatrx.com/category/success-stories/digestion/
Think WearBear has been writing about her success.
Posts in ZeroCarb: https://forum.lowcarber.org/showthr...0&page=24&pp=15

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Old Sun, Jan-05-20, 11:44
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Thanks, Jey, I will look these up
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