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Q: im 50 50 lbs over weight man i need help

im 50 years old in august grew up on a farm in maine worked hard for years and was in great shape till i got in a car accicdent when i was 36 split my brain stem and had a stroke because of being unable to hardly move i got way over weight. i now have diabetic 2 and just quit smoking about a week ago. i need a diet that will work for life i need help with how to excerise( i have a treadmill weight mechine and rowing mechine. at this poit about all i can do is walk about a mile HELP were do i go from here i want to loose 2-3 lbs a week anyone have a good program thanks so much

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Lisa Nelson, Health Pro
7/ 5/08 12:34pm

Hi Birdman,


Congratulations!  You took a huge step when you decided to stop smoking.  As you know, it's going to be an ongoing struggle to stay smoke free, but you can stick with it and your health is going to drastically improve!


If you're serious about losing weight, I would be happy to work with you one-on-one over the next 9 weeks.  Check out the Mini Diet Makeover and Balance Program I offer.  You can lose the extra 50 pounds, it's all one step at a time and I'll be happy to show you the way.


If you have questions, you can contact me from the site above.


All the best,


Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

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Uday, Community Member
7/21/08 8:44am


First let me Congragulate you for having taken a decision of quitting smoking.Keep away from it now;)


As far as diet is concerened have small meals at regular interval.Walk for 45 minutes a day with average speed of 6-6.5 km/hr.Drink lot of water.Eat lots of salads.Do some weight training (3Days in a week).Practice some breathing exercises like yoga.I am sure you will start loosing extar weight.


All the best.




FruitCrazedR25, Community Member
2/14/09 1:27pm

I got over weight by a similiar way. I grew up on a farm, but I was always in and out of hospitals. Then stopped being and got better,  and I was able to eat. I'm still in the process of loosing those hard to get off pounds. Recently, I just noticed I dropped a size. (I'm a round 180 was almost to 200, but it looked worse). I am now down to a medium size shirt. What I do...1) I don't diet. 2) A vast majority of my meals are laden down with fruit (I hate veggies except corn and peas.) 3) I occassionally indulge in pizza till my stomach wants to burst. (Then I don't eat any for a month or so.) I still drink coffee. I do have a Vitamix blender which helps a lot. Cause I drink a blended pitcher of juice almost every other day in one afternoon. But I only buy store bought stuffs about once or twice a way, and I stay away from places that make me want to do nothing but nibble. My parents office makes me just want to eat non-stop, but my room I never really eat in it.  I know this is probably a really old post, but I'm reading it today. I hope this helps another person who is reading it today. Thanks, hope you try a vitamix they're really worth the investment. (Not a seller just a fan.)Cool


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