Diet and Exercise Support Group


Diet and Exercise Support Group

This is a group for those atheists who want to add/drop weight for the purpose of obtaining a higher standard of fitness. It is also there for those who wish to support or need continued support once obtaining their personal health and fitness goals.

If you determine to join this group, you may feel free to use a thread as a journal to log your status as you work your way to a healthier you.

Members: 19
Latest Activity: Apr 9, 2017

Discussion Forum

What's on your kitchen counter?

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Randall Smith Oct 22, 2015. 2 Replies

You eat what you see, and if you see only see a bowl of fruit on your kitchen counter, you'll lose weight. Put cookies, cereal and soda on it, and you'll gain.…Continue

Tags: food on counter

A pint of water before meals drops weight

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Aug 27, 2015. 2 Replies

Glass of water before each meal could help in weight reductionResearchers have shown that drinking 500ml of…Continue

Tags: water, weight loss

Liver impaired by two weeks of fat & fructose

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jun 30, 2014. 5 Replies

It took just two weeks of a typical Western diet, high in fat and fructose, to make the livers of healthy adult rats get more fatty and and less sensitive to insulin.…Continue

Tags: insulin resistance, fatty liver, fat and fructose

Vitamin D deficiency makes us obese

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Randall Smith Jun 28, 2014. 1 Reply

Vitamin D can lower weight, blood sugar via the brain, study findsVitamin D deficiency affects weight and…Continue

Tags: insulin resistance, obesity, vitamin D

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Comment by Randall Smith on May 8, 2014 at 10:26am

Somehow, Ruth, my body (stomach and brain) won't permit me to "make-up" for a skipped meal. It seems to know when I've had enough to eat. Plus, I'm careful I don't overdo it.

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 5, 2014 at 1:16pm

Neuropathy is peeking over the horizon again, so a stricter diet, fewer carbs, more celery, cabbage and lettuce, and I will be back to better. My nails continue to cause misery, both toe and finger. Really hurts when I am in the garden active with trowels and hand tools. I have the privilege to stop and sit at lengthy intervals, but it sure puts a kibosh on my clean up of two years of overgrowth. The squirrels notices my lazy-sitting as if I have nothing to do and come over to check me out. Funny critters! The birds have nests in my many birdhouses and they do a herculean job of tending them. 

Cary has agreed to let me do the back yard, knowing that will pull me outside when nothing else will. He is such a tidy gardener and takes responsibility for the front yard. Many people stop by to compliment him on his efforts. He is a bit embarrassed by the back yard; holds his tongue as a gentleman would.  

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on May 1, 2014 at 2:32pm

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 26, 2014 at 12:31pm

I thought that when people skip breakfast they end up eating even more later in the day. How do you prevent this kind of aautomatic overcompensation, Randall?

Here's a comment on agribusiness.

Comment by Randall Smith on April 5, 2014 at 8:02am

I saw a feature on the telly (news) last night that talked about "intermittant fasting". That idea has been around for awhile, but perhaps it's gathering strength. I use it (today, in fact). Skip breakfast, which means going 16 hours without eating. During those last 8 hours, the body burns up stored fat. Result is weight loss--or in my case, abdominal girth reduction. I love breakfast, but one has to sacrifice on occasion.

Comment by Randall Smith on February 28, 2014 at 8:08am

Wow Craig! I'm going to quit complaining about my arthritis and toothache! Hope you get things straightened out and return to good health. I take so much for granted.

Comment by Luara on February 25, 2014 at 8:28am

So I have some arrhythmia and micro seizures, and couldn't drive after these diagnoses

Maybe you could ride a bike around?

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 22, 2014 at 8:22pm

Craig, I had a seizure while driving several years ago and fortunately came out of it without hitting anyone or thing. It scared the daylights out of me. I spent two years not being able to drive. Turned out my heart was beating irregularly, and had a pacemaker installed. Have had no problems since.

Last March I was diagnosed with breast cancer, had chemo, radiation and now am on a regime of Herceptin every three weeks. I am incredibly sleepy because of all the Rx's and so do not go further than my grocery store. One Rx has a side effect of seizures even as another prevents them. I hope they talk to each other and give me the best possible outcome. That will end if I ever have a blackout. 

It all turns out to remaining flexible and adaptable. I can't do what I once did, nor do I want to. I am happy puttering around and thankfully I am retired and can do that. 

I hope you find a cause of your health situation and that you can do all that you like and want to do. Treasure those moments of being awake and of being asleep. Just so they happen at the safe time. 


Comment by Craigart14 on February 22, 2014 at 7:59pm

Well, I've been struggling with other health issue.  Had a fender bender at the end of October, apparently caused by a brief blackout at the wheel.  Bunch of tests, including an MRI, an EEG, 30 days with a heart monitor, a stress test, and another EEG.  So I have some arrhythmia and micro seizures, and couldn't drive after these diagnoses.  Did well on the stress test; doctors were impressed that heart rate and blood pressure returned to normal very quickly after the test.  (Years of cycling.)  Apparently, one of the prescriptions I was taking makes these seizures more likely.  Second EEG was clean.  Beta blocker prevents arrhythmia, but also keeps me from getting my heart rate up for intense exercise.  Disappointing that I couldn't work out during a lengthy holiday break.  Sitting around put 8 pounds back on, about half what I had lost since summer.  Oh, well.  Try again.

Comment by Randall Smith on February 13, 2014 at 7:58am

What's going on here? Nobody is commenting. Sitting around the house is adding to my girth. I've gained about 5 lbs. despite walking 6-7 miles a day (in my basement) and doing "high intensity" exercises (see Dr. Mercola). Too much snacking I'm afeared! Yikes!


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