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    Hitting those goals!

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    James Marusek

    10,000 steps

    There is little doubt that sedentary behavior is bad for your health. Many people claim that “sitting is the new smoking,” even though the two are not really comparable. Smoking is orders of magnitude worse than being sedentary, and given the choice, people should opt to do neither. The interesting thing is that increasing your level of physical activity results in health benefits regardless of what your baseline step count is. In one Canadian study, diabetics were randomized to usual care, or an exercise prescription given to them by their physicians. The intervention group improved their daily step count from around 5,000 steps per day to about 6,200 steps per day. While the increase was less then what researchers hoped for, it still resulted in improvements in sugar control. Another study found that women enrolled in a walking program for 24 weeks reduced their blood pressure by 11 points; even though they only increased their step counts to about 9000 steps per day. In yet another study, a weekly physical education class was able to increase daily step counts in menopausal women and resulted in improvements of their cholesterol profile even though they too were slightly shy of 10,000 steps per day. So where did this notion of 10,000 steps per day come from? In 1965, Japanese company Yamasa Toki introduced their new step-counter, which they called Manpo-Kei. This translated into “10,000 steps meter” and they marketed their device with the slogan, “Let’s walk 10,000 steps a day.” Japanese walking clubs were fairly popular at that time and the idea of a 10,000-step target seems to have caught on because the slogan was catchy and people tend to like nice round numbers. The rest, as they say, is history. The idea of 10,000 steps per day may have originally been a marketing slogan, but it does seem to be roughly useful. A sedentary but otherwise healthy person who does not exercise regularly might take about 6000-7000 steps per day in the course of their normal every day tasks. This is a rough average and it obviously varies from person to person, but is a useful estimate for our purposes. Now, a 30-minute walk will generally involve about 3000-4000 steps, depending on a person’s stride. So if you take a sedentary person, and get them to add 30 minutes of walking to the their daily routine, they will likely get to around 10,000 steps. Source: 10,000 Steps: Myth Or Fact?
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    Please tell me your progress

    11/13/18 (day of surgery) 366 12/10/18 (Today 😁) 321
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    Be honest. Tell her that your taste buds have changed due to surgery. A supportive partner will understand and be happy with you that you no longer have to worry about eating too many. Sent from my SM-G960U using BariatricPal mobile app
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    Lucky Dog


    I can only speak to my experience,,, most alcoholic drinks and beer,,, will be off limits,,, for at least a few months after WLS... I know my doc said wine would be a good thing to start back with if you wanted,,, beer has lots of carbonation,,, sounds painful,,, just thinking about it,,, im 4 yrs post op,,, any way,,, I decided after ,,, to forgo,, so Ive been sober for 4 years,,, BEST decision of my life,,, please take this endeavor seriously,,, this is not a cure all,,, if you dont change your habits you will go back,,, and re gain the weight,,, I decided to take this GIFT and use it to its fullest,,, sounds kind of fruity,,, but im dead serious,,, 4 years of maintained weight goal,,,, lots of gym / great nutrition , exercise and SOBRIETY I doubt I will ever go back,,, you can and will fall into old / BAD habits,,, I wish you luck,,, WLS is just a head start,,, but ya gotta change your eating / drinking / active habits !! best of luck
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    Please tell me your progress

    09/14/17 333 pre-op program start 03/07/18 306 - surgery day 12/10/18 220 - this morning
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    Bad breath anyone.

    I would just say suck ok n s ok me sugar free mints and brush your teeth and tongue at least three times a day. Sent from my SM-G955U using BariatricPal mobile app
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    Feeling Great

    From 456 to 183..I'm loving it. Sent from my SM-N960U1 using BariatricPal mobile app
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    People are starting to......

    This was the best thing I could have ever done. I haven't had any complications, no drama. I guess we have all gotten to the point where we are ready to shed this weight and keep it off. Not everyone here who has had the surgery was really ready (you can see it in their responses). Of course we're used to eating whatever we want, whenever we want, but look where that got us:thumbdown:. For me, this has been and will continue to be a life changing experience. I am eating better than I ever have in life, I'm exercising (I mean really exercising), I work out 5 days a week , 2 of those days with a personal trainer. It's only been about 6 weeks since surgery and I am getting so many compliments, people are really noticing. Others that need to do something about their weight are inquiring about the procedure. I would shout it from the mountain tops if I could. THE LAP BAND WAS THE BEST THING TO EVER HAPPEN TO ME:thumbup::lovechoc::scared2: