Hey guys. My mom has been overweight for quite some time. She's not REAL bad (like obese), but she could definitely lose some weight.
She's tried everything:
-Slim-Fast, Weight Watchers, Atkins (even though I said don't), etc... all the damn fad diets. Some work a little but most don't. She'll lose like 10lbs then no more.
The one issue is: her medicine. She has epilepsy and takes some kind of medicine three times a day to make sure she doesn't have seizers. She is almost sure that her medicine screws with her ammune system and makes it VERY hard for her to lose weight/keep weight from coming on.
--- Sure, she COULD try a different medicine but the only problem is:
1.) this one works perfectly; something this serious can't be played with really
2.) when switching medicines, she can't drive for 6-months in order to ensure the medicine works. This would make it nearly impossible for her to work; she can't quit/take a leave from her job.
She really doesn't eat that bad. The problem is, she hates exercising and never seems to find the time to do so. We have a treadmill at my house that she COULD use but she can't seem to set her mind to it.
However, lately shes really been getting fedup and knows that she has to buckle down and do something.
So, help me help her. Thanks.
Treadmill won't do much, if anything. The problem is with her diet. Plus, she needs to lift. I've been through this (without the meds), and I'm probably about the same age as your mom.
Go to www.fitday.com and sit down with her. Put in a few days worth of "normal - eating" food, and post up what her calories, protein, carbs, fats are like.
Post up her height and weight, and her age.
If I don't see your reply, send me a PM and I'll come and look.
Thanks for the fast reply. The thing is, she said she needs to lose "a lot" (her words) of weight. She won't tell me her weight (obviously, wouldn't really expect her to), but I'm guessing a good 30lbs would make her feel MUCH better overall.Originally Posted by Built
I'll show her this site and see where to start and stuff.
She is gonna have to lose the pride if she wants to be successful. We are our own worst critics, remember that. Tell her to bite the bullet and get on the scale. Break out the calipers, do whatever needs to be done.
"Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment."
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