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Have You Changed Your Lifestyle?

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Have you made any changes in your life in the effort to be healthier? Do you, for example, buy different foods than you used to? Eat at different restaurants? Make more time in your schedule for exercise? Or ??

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I recently started getting back on the treadmill.

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Yes. I recently joined on bodybuilding.com and started one of their workout plans (Lee Labrada's lean in 12 weeks). The hubby is doing it with me. I'm also incorporating 30 minutes of hiit (treadmill) a few times a week and trying not to sit around as much. We've also incorporated clean eating, so no processed foods. Gonna have a cheat day after this twelve weeks is up, then back at it. I'm down like 24 pounds since November, so that's awesome. And in all honesty, the thing that helps me stick with it the most, is meal prep. It is so easy to just cook all your meals (except for breakfast) at one time and just throw them in the microwave when you need it. Some people do their breakfast too, but I prefer mine fresh.

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Sounds good, ladies! PM, I think it's cool that you are so into a healthier lifestyle on all levels!

 

@ All - Anyone else?

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 DH and I joined Weight Watchers over one year ago and it has been a real lifestyle change for us :) Paying attention to portions, realizing we were eating way too much way too often has really helped our health. We have both lost weight, but more importantly we both feel better overall. We have taken up walking together (weather permitting) when we can and we each will walk on our own.  This lifestyle is one we both hope to keep up with for the rest of our lives.

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My husband and I both had a jarring diagnosis in the last 5 years or so. Different body systems, but equally scary. They demanded immediate changes.

 

I only eat fried foods on vacations. He has been caught with a french fry or two, here or there.

 

I omited most of the processed foods from my diet with the exception of whole grain breads/cereals. He follows at home, at work only he knows.

 

I added fresh fish to my diet 2x a week, minimum. Red meat 1x a week, maximum. He cut his serving sizes and skips the fish.

 

I have yogurt (no aspartame or the lactobacillus won't work) w/flax seed, raw almonds and fresh fruit for breakfast M-F. Weekends are bacon/sausage, eggs, toast/waffles, and fruit w/the fam (Life is to be enjoyed, as well.). I think he skips the commute biscuit in favor of a egg white muffin, but again, only he knows.

 

I have a significant spinach/leaf lettuce/veggie salad with lunch and dinner everyday. The protein component is the smallest serving. He seems to be enjoying this as well, even if he adds a mound of shredded cheese to his.

 

I only use olive oil for cooking. I replaced our reg mayo with olive oil mayo. He has not noticed.

 

And finally, I take an evening walk with my husband 3-5 times a week. No phones allowed. We hike often on weekends as well.

 

So far it has paid off. Both pain free, symptom free and med free. There have been other fun benefits of our trimmer waistlines and higher energy levels, but I hesitate to discuss them here. :angel:  :rofl:

 

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So sorry to hear of your and DH's (dear husband's) health scares RTT. But glad this inspired you to change some habits and that you're both doing better now. I bet those evening walks are good for the relationship, too! :)

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How to convince my grandfather

Hi all,

I am not able to start a new thread in this discussion forum, but I want to get some suggestions urgently so I'm starting my discussion here. Sorry for the trouble. Here is my problem:

My grandfather is suffering from severe back pain and he had tried almost all kind of medication to get rid of it. But of no use. So his doctor suggested him to consult an expert physiotherapist for alternative therapy treatment along with the normal medication. So we decided to seek the help from Dynamic physiotherapy clinic in Burlington. But the strange thing is that my grandfather is afraid of physiotherapy. He is saying that the therapy treatments are so painful. I really don’t know how to convince him. Does anybody have any suggestions to solve this problem? Please help me.

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After DH's hip replacement the therapist came to the house....the therapy was brutal. DH, being DH figured he'd just muscle through it like he had everything else. So, he's literally crying through the session because it hurt so bad....the PT asked him when he'd last taken his pain meds.....lesson learned.

 

Take your pain meds 20-30 minutes before the start of your session. Still grueling, but far less pain. His final results were wonderful because he did all the work.

 

Hope grandpa will cooperate. Maybe he can have a pre-therapy conversation to discuss his fears with the therapist.

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Welcome new member!

 

And how loving of you to be concerned about your GF (grandfather). Like Mame, I hope your GF will decide to cooperate. Especially given her helpful advice.

 

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Yeah, we are planning for a pre-therapy conversation with the help of our doctor. Thank you for your tips :)

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My life has changed in many ways. 

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