Originally Posted by uselessknowledge
I'm new here and going through exactly the same thing, same time frame! I'm about 60 pounds overweight. The doctors want me to lose but they also haven't been specific about physical activity, probably because it just depends on the person. I really suggest you take it easy and listen to your body... If you can't take it, don't push yourself too much. Do what you can stand and focus more on diet for the time-being. That's what I'm doing. You really need to recover completely before you go crazy with the exercise!
I don't know if your situation is similar to mine, but the illness actually explained my lack of energy and ongoing pain for the past few years. When I am 100% I should be able to lose the weight rather quickly if I follow a plan (haha- big IF). Be patient and it will all work out. Good luck and I hope you recover quickly.
Mine was pretty sudden. My adrenals just didn't work right all of a sudden. The medicine I"m on is working, so now it's a matter of getting my strength back and losing the weight.
I've been on a very healthy diet for about 3 months now. I'm not really losing weight though because I think I'm still eating too many calories.
I've been doing more and more and it's hard during this initial phase. I'm sore and tired from exercise a lot. It's important to push past this tough stage. I think of those people on the Biggest Loser and how sore and tired they must be the first month or so. If they can do it, I can do it!
I hope you recover quickly too. I read Master Your Metabolism by Jillian Michaels and I've implemented most of what she suggests. She talks about how chemicals in our environment impact our endocrine system and we need to lower our toxic load. I got rid of all my chemical cleaners, installed a very good water filter on my kitchen sink and shower and started buying organic about 3 weeks ago. I can feel the difference for sure.