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  • Is anyone doing PB without exercise?

    I am not able to exercise at this point due to knee and foot injuries but I've been 80-20 for the last month. Progress is slow--12 lbs--but steady.

    Is anyone else doing PB w/o exercise? I'd be interested in your results.

    Have a great Primal day, everyone!

    Barb

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    I'm not really exercising, though I wish I was. I use the excuse that I have three children 4 and under, so chasing them gives me some exercise. I've still lost about 30 post pregnancy pounds quickly and easily eating primal. This has helped me be able to do 3 pullups Having a pullup bar in the living room makes doing that easy, but other exercising has been hard, especially since winter has set in.

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    • #3
      I'd be exhausted if I had 3 kids under the age of 4--WOW! And your baby is beautiful! Nice job on the post-pregnancy loss. Are you very strick w/ yourself?

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      • #4
        Knee and foot? So you can still do pullups, right?

        Every bit counts! Definitely don't stress the foot, but you can always lift hand weights and do other arm exercises.
        carl's cave

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        • #5
          I've cut out my regular exercise - paddling & cycling - due to a shoulder injury, but I've been walking more & doing some lower body workouts. A leg/foot injury is much more limiting but I would still do upper body workouts as much as possible.

          On the plus side I have not gained back any weight, even with the severe reduction in activity.

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          • #6
            You can also do less calories as well since you don't need as much when not exercising.
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            • #7
              There's still a lot you can do. Besides upper body, there's a whole world of core work you can do. There are people on this board with severe scoliosis, people who weigh 400 pounds, people who used to be in wheelchairs who are still managing to find a way to exercise and do what they can, how they can. I know I am a hardass about this (it is nothing personal, Barb), but people with perfectly functional bodies who are not taking advantage of such a GIFT really sticks in my craw.
              "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." -- Hippocrates

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              • #8
                I also cannot use my right leg much due to injuries, so I am pretty much in the same boat. I do doorway push ups, crunches, and lift weights a couple times a week. My results have been pretty amazing so far considering the fact that I cant really do all that much. I have lost a bit over 20 lbs, and dropped 4 inches in my pants. Don't get discouraged, find ways to work within your limitations, and don't give in. I would be happy to talk to you about what has been working for me. Drop me a line.

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                • #9
                  I don't exercise because I'm that lazy. I do have an underlying fear of the pain associated with it, but mostly lazy. The pain I'm referring to is the sharp stabbing pain I get in both shoulders after a few weeks. I can't attribute it to age because when I was 18 and hitting the gym after work, I developed the pain. More recently, at 40 years old, I decided to give the 100 hundred pushup challenge a try. After about 3 weeks, the pain was so intense, I would literally have to use both arms together to reach back and grab the soap when showering. So, I'm skeered.

                  I walk on my job, but it's not an elevated heart rate kind of walk, but a get from one place to the next kind. Then I sit for an hour or two and walk somewhere else. I don't walk at home or ride a bike, I just hang out.

                  I started in May @ 175 lbs and lost 20 lbs by August. I lost 5 more in September and now hover around the 150 peg. I've dipped into the 140s, but only for a day or two. Also, my BP and heart rate are down, my HDL is up and my TRGs are down. My skin feels nice, my hair grows too fast and my pee stinks.
                  Started my journey on May 22, 2010:

                  Beginning weight ~180
                  Current weight ~145

                  Nov. 9, 2009........Nov. 9, 2010.....Jun. 17, 2011
                  LDL 155...............LDL 176............LDL 139
                  HDL 39................HDL 66..............HDL 95
                  TGL 154..............TGL 77..............TGL 49

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                  • #10
                    I started PB around 7-8 months ago and I don't do any sort of formal excercise day in day out, partly due to time constraints and partly because my paycheck can't keep up with buying new clothes all the time. Weight loss has been slow but consistent. I started at 185 and I'm at 159 now. I have a "desk job" but I try to get a mile and a half walk in everyday (won't happen today since it's icy) but my boyfriend and I also have a 90 year old house to fix up and so I count that as sporadic exercise (hammering, painting, etc.). For now, I'm okay with it, but at some point I want to start some bodyweight exercises...maybe after our woodstove is working and the house is actually toasty warm again. :P
                    Also, it was mentioned that calorie restriction might be an option. I haven't personally found calories to matter. Some days I'm around 1400 others 2200. It varies.
                    I think regardless of whether you lose weight quickly or not you'll be healthier. You can always add in exercise later as you feel more able.
                    "So often times it happens that we live our lives in chains
                    And we never even know we have the key."
                    ~The Eagles, "Already Gone"

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                    • #11
                      Need ideas

                      Originally posted by TigerLily View Post
                      Besides upper body, there's a whole world of core work you can do.
                      I am new to PB and exercising. The nutrition part doesn't seen to be a problem, but exercising is. Not that I am against exercising, just need some ideas for things I can do easily at home with inexpensive equipment. I am going to order a pull-up bar but not sure what else I can do, other than walking & sprints. Can anyone give me some helpful hints?

                      Sandee

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                      • #12
                        Sandee, there is a ton of stuff you can do around the house/office without any equipment at all. Jumping jacks, push ups, sit ups, crunches, squats, running in place can all be done with 0 equipment needed.With light weights if you want, you can do a lot of additional workouts. Your workouts are only limited by your imagination. Household items can be used for additional weight, canned foods, laundry baskets, you name it. I try to do something, even if it seems silly every time I do anything around the house. Doing a load of laundry I lift the basket 5-10 times. Even little things like that help out.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Isfahel View Post
                          I'm not really exercising, though I wish I was. I use the excuse that I have three children 4 and under, so chasing them gives me some exercise. I've still lost about 30 post pregnancy pounds quickly and easily eating primal. This has helped me be able to do 3 pullups Having a pullup bar in the living room makes doing that easy, but other exercising has been hard, especially since winter has set in.
                          IMHO, you are getting pretty much the same exercise that women have gotten for the last million years.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Oddball View Post
                            Sandee, there is a ton of stuff you can do around the house/office without any equipment at all. Jumping jacks, push ups, sit ups, crunches, squats, running in place can all be done with 0 equipment needed.With light weights if you want, you can do a lot of additional workouts. Your workouts are only limited by your imagination. Household items can be used for additional weight, canned foods, laundry baskets, you name it. I try to do something, even if it seems silly every time I do anything around the house. Doing a load of laundry I lift the basket 5-10 times. Even little things like that help out.
                            Oddball:

                            Thanks. I can do all this and I do sometimes, I just never really thought of it as actual exercise. I am a single mom and work fulltime so just all the house cleaning, vacuuming, lifting laundry baskets, gives me a little workout. I can just add in the situps, crunches, squats and jumping jacks and that will help along with my walking. I asked for a jump rope for Christmas from my kids so maybe I can add that in as well.

                            Thanks!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Isfahel View Post
                              I'm not really exercising, though I wish I was. I use the excuse that I have three children 4 and under, so chasing them gives me some exercise. I've still lost about 30 post pregnancy pounds quickly and easily eating primal. This has helped me be able to do 3 pullups Having a pullup bar in the living room makes doing that easy, but other exercising has been hard, especially since winter has set in.
                              Wow! Yay, You!!! And three whole pull-ups? You ROCK!!! Along with those pull-ups, you could try push-ups and crunches (we actually do "roll ups" here) and Kangaroo Jumps. It takes just a few minutes and some space on the living room floor (we have to escort the dogs to the porch temporarily)...

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