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Old 12-08-18, 12:22 PM
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Who here is on an exercise/diet plan, what is it, and how is it going?

Just curious. Also, if anyone ever wants to post an update on how well they are sticking to their plans or if they decided to adjust them some, I'd love to hear updates as well too.

I'm on a low simple carb diet plan since I'm pre-diabetic again now. Sucks, I had actually lost weight and am still within the normal weight range (maybe even the lighter end) but still went back to pre-diabetes after I started eating more sugars again. Seems I'll need to diet for the rest of my life.

In terms of exercise, my plan is to I walk with my ex-coworkers for an hour once a week, exercise in virtual reality games 4 times a week, and also try to do some stretching videos 4 times a week since stretching was recommended by my doctor for my joint issues.


I am succeed on my plan about 50% of the time right now. Hopefully will get better at it though I suspect I may have to adjust my plan some.
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Re: Who here is on an exercise/diet plan, what is it, and how is it going?

I've thought about doing keto but don't stick to it. Currently one of my daily goals is eatjng at least twice and doing something physical daily. I mostly run trails in GGP.

My most recent bloodwork had my total cholesterol fifty-four points higher than last time (180-234), which I'm told is still fine, but makes me nervous, so I'm wanting to try to eat whatever will keep it on the lower end.

I take meds that can cause metabolic syndrome, cholesterol/lipid problems, diabetes, and something called agranulocytosis. I feel like I should get my diet really clean and consistent because **** is stacked against me. I run four to seven days a week so I'm not worried about getting enough movement. I should practice Tai chi daily, though, because I need the calming and stretching.
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Re: Who here is on an exercise/diet plan, what is it, and how is it going?

I try to eat as much paleo as I can, I notice that carbs make me somehow sleepy, tired, etc... where as if I only eat protein, I am better balanced.

A couple months ago I was looking psychiatrist in my area in the field of ADD, and found some slides where Paleo Diet was encouraged to my surprise...

I eat carbs in the form of fructose when I need energy (going to the gym)... but mostly I do eat paleo

Exercise does help a lot, I go to the gym at least 2-3 times a week (normally 5 days a week)

I do 10-15 minutes of HIIT in the Treadmill, then I go to lift, right now I am following a program by Jim Stoppani (I could get the pdf before bodybuilding.com required a membership), the program name is shortcut to shred... there is an app called "Strong" for iOS that helps me keep track of my gym progress.

Hope the info helps :-)
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I just started Yoga again after surgery. During the months after my injury I was unable to do it so I have lost more flexibility that I thought I would. With the fusion there's some depth that I can't manage like I use to, of course.

Rose and SB have me leaning towards KETO. I looked at Palleo and I'm thinking I'll just dive into my version of Keto. When I did Atkins before I lost a good deal of weight, getting down to where I wanted to be but my cholesterol went through the roof. From below 200 to about 260. Sure my good cholesterol was fantastic but doc and I were freaking. I'm afraid that if I don't keep Keto low fat my cholesterol will become high again. Also, Atkins did a number on my bowels. It got use to the fruits and veggies, meat made it worse; without grains I just had issues. Something to consider on Keto as well. Sounds more like I'll have a version of South Beach than anything else. I will give it a shot though. Slowly at first, eliminating and introducing things one day at a time.
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Re: Who here is on an exercise/diet plan, what is it, and how is it going?

I've been using the SWEAT app, which I love! I started using it before the holidays and was starting to notice good results, but then dropped off for a couple months and recently started again from square one. It's 28 minutes, 3 days a week (one day full body, one day abs/arms and one day legs). Each week gets progressively more difficult, but I like that I can repeat a week as many times as I want before I feel ready to move on. It's $20 a month for the app, but it's worth it to me (there is a lot more to the app than what I've mentioned). Since I started back up, I have been doing a great job of keeping up with the exercises.

I also try to get out and walk my dog for 30 minutes almost daily, but I haven't been doing real great with that since I've been so busy and the weather has been so cold and rainy. I like hiking and try to hit the trails as often as I can.

As far as diet, I'm not doing anything too strict or watching it too closely, just trying to eat as healthy as possible. Lots of fruit/veggies, healthy fats, low sugar, low processed carbs. I guess the biggest thing is elminating candy. I have a big sweet tooth and love my candy, but I have quit it cold turkey for the past few weeks, at least until I cure my sugar addiction. I've also significantly reduced my coffee intake. I use a lot of creamer in my coffee and was having multiple big cups of coffee a day. Now I'm down to one cup. So yeah, little steps, but I'm working on it.
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