Can't exercise...

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  1. alacrity

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    I have been on 15mg for nearly a week and it has been working well, today was a bit of a struggle, my appetite is coming back so now it is a battle in my mind. But I have no energy or inclination to exercise, and if I do anything physical I get very hot and sweaty and feel like I have run a marathon. (never actually run in my life!) What's going on?
     
  2. Audrey3

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    Hi, I am glad to hear your first week went well! Make sure you eat healthy so your blood sugar does not drop (low GI works for me), that may be the reason you are feeling tired.
    As far as the exercise is concerned, baby steps at a time, especially if you are a bit unfit. Stretches is good as well as pilates.

    Good luck:)
     
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    Blood sugars are all good, I have diabetes. I was hoping for some energy but have less than usual. Could be because I am eating less. I am starting to get hungry though which isn't a great sign
     
  4. Lanny Edey

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    Being hungry is a great sign! It is the bodies way of telling you that it needs fuel. Remember, to graze through the day, I always keep almonds with me just to eat when I can. Have fruit as well, it a huge benefit to your refuelling the body. Are you eating healthy? This is the hardest decision to make, and also the hardest habit to break. I convinced myself I was eating healthy, when in fact I was just kidding myself which meant I was getting nowhere fast, and feeling frustrated with the lack of results. So as long as you are really eating healthy then you are beating the inner demons at the game they know how to play. It's hard, no one ever said this was going to be easy.

    Drink heaps of water as well, one thing you have to remember is this, your brain has two trigger mechanisms, 1. Hunger and 2. Thirst. Now, these two parts of the brain that that recognise these feelings are right next to each other and are central inside the old grey matter, so in fact, you may feel hunger, but in reality your body is craving water. Remember, your body has now upped itself with Duromine which is working your body just that little bit harder so it is needing to replace it with water.

    Once you drink water, the brain doesn't recognise this immediately and it requires a little while for it to register that is was water it needed, not a food substance. You may drink a whole bottle of water straight up and the brain will still think it's hungry, but after 10 mins or so, that hunger will transfer into a full sensation.

    With your exercise, go for a slow walk, heck, just go outside and walk up the street to the corner and back. Walk 100 meters and turn around and head back. As long as you are doing something that is out of the norm from what you did previous to starting to want to lose weight then all is okay. It seems you are focusing too much, and not allowing time to just let time take its course. Like it was suggested, baby steps are needed right now, remember this is a lifestyle change not a 3 month quick fix. The best and most stable/successful weightless is over a period of 1-2 years.

    The best thing you have going for you right now, is just laying all your cards on the table and keep telling it how it is. Keep it real, keep it real for us, so people can support you. There are awesome moderators on here that want you to succeed. :)
    Rock on, stay fab :)
     
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  5. alacrity

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    Wow!! Thanks Lanny!! It is such a struggle. And you are completely right. I am wanting results yesterday. I think in my mind I figure that I have been trying to lose weight for so many years and now I am eating the right foods and the right portions it should happen really quickly. I am super grumpy and now I can feel the effects running out by lunch time, but when I eat I ponly want a little bit so that is great. I am not really drinking anything except for cups of tea. I don't feel like drinking but I guess I need to force myself to. I am really loving this forum, it's so supportive and informative. Thanks
     
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    All good mate, we are human. We make decisions that down the track come back to bite us on the butt!

    DO you drink Green Tea? I would also say you need to bite the bullet and start drinking more water. I never drank much water, years ago, but it is the greatest dehydrating liquid. Why? because our bodies are 97% water, and it flushes out toxins. I tell ya what! You are going to go through some tough patches, real tough patches, and in all honesty, you are going to lose a battle or two along the way. But, it's not how you lose them, it's about how you deal with them when they happen and how to refocus and find that inner strength again to keep focused and push through the anger and disappointment.

    Remember, you said for years you struggled, just remember, it takes 1 week to know what you need to do, it takes 7 weeks to break a habit, it takes 12 weeks to understand why you broke that habit, it takes 25 weeks to see big changes, it takes 52 weeks to mentally stop seeing yourself as overweight and normal and it takes 104 weeks to prove to yourself that what you now have is a new lifestyle with solid foundations and a healthy future.
    Rock on, stay fab ;-)
     
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  7. alacrity

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    How do you know all this stuff Lanny? I don't drink green tea as I can't tolerate caffeine :(
     
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