I am considered morbidly obese. I am not happy... I want to lose weight but I honestly have no idea what type of exercises are safe for me to do. I used to be able to do dance cardio and I loved it but now I can't even get through one video of it. I also have chronic pain, pcos, and heds so losing weight is hard already. The internet isn't very helpful... I have looked for stuff and the only things I am getting are like running. I need to lose weight I am pushing 300 pounds and I just don't feel like myself.
Low Back Pain
Chronic Generalized pain
Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)
I'm in the same boat. Ever since my gallbladder surgery I've gained a lot of weight and have no energy. I used to do strength training but I got a neck injury and can not longer do it. I used to do HASfit videos on YouTube. They were fun. They have some low impact videos (no jumping) maybe you could try them out?
thank you I will.
I’ve always struggled with my weight, but after 4 back surgeries last year (hEDS), I’ve gained over 100lbs. I have no clue what I can do so I’m starting with the diet. Im doing an intermittent fasting, vegan/gluten free plan and i stopped drinking. A week down and im 5 pounds down. I guess it’s a start. 😔
hey that's 5 pounds though 🙌
I'd say eat like a diabetic and then ALWAYS walk after you eat (this also aids digestion so you'll have happier guts). this is how my mother dropped a ton of weight.
I am sorry you are dealing with this and I know the pain makes it worse! Are you able to walk a bit? I ended up losing a lot of weight from eating lots of low calorie foods to fill me up ex: vegetables - I used to eat bread and cheese all of the time and now I try to eat like a very large salad with some chicken and vegetables mixed in. Lemon water can help too. Diet is just as important as exercise and coming up with a plan including a mix of both is a great start! You may not be able to do intense cardio exercise anymore (I can’t due to pain) but there are some low intensity exercises to try out to start! Be kind to yourself you got this! ❤️
my goal is to do at least one of those dance videos a month that way I still feel like I have fun.
Have you ever been to physical therapy? I know that sounds funny but my pt helped me figure out an excercise regimin that was safe and affective for me!
I can barely afford food right now. So physical therapy won't be happening until I have a diagnosis. So my insurance will cover it
I would ask a doctor to prescribe Low-Dose Naltrexone (or just Naltrexone) combined with Bupropion to help support you. It’s not about willpower but physiological components and there are many studies that support this
its literally just my pain that is stoping me. I really don't want to go on anymore pills.
this medicine can answer so many of what the other medicines are trying to do, and might actually help get you off of the others! I can’t emphasize what a breakthrough it was for me and I was oddly hesitant bc it was hard for me to believe anything would actually help, bc in the past things have barely moved the needle.
I'm in a similar situation. I'm around 292 right now, but I've been over 310 in the past. You have to move every day if you want to feel okay. I recommend getting a pedometer and aiming for at least 3,000 steps a day to start. I also use a portable seated elliptical. They're expensive, so you may need to do some kind of other seated exercise in the meantime. If you don't mind me asking, what are you doing for work right now?
i am unemployment as I can barely move.
As someone who has also been bedridden before, the most I can tell you is you have to move. Movement is the only thing that makes the pain go away in the long term.
Best advice I have is walking consistently. My joints make it impossible to exercise so I put on a lot of weight, but when I cut down on sugar, drank a ton of water, and walked as much as I could every day, I dropped that weight slowly and steadily which is better to maintain the lower weight once you’re there. Even if you only make it down the road and back, that’s good enough to start with
YOSUDA Under Desk Bike Pedal... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07ZFBBD6J?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
Ive had this pedal exerciser for almost 2 years. I use it up on my couch, so i am totally reclined. Some days i can use it more. Other times, i only make it a few revolutions before being SOB (short of breath). For almost a month, I got up to a full hour of usage.
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