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How to start exercise when I'm so old/fat?

I'm 47, female and very overweight. I've got lower back issues and almost zero cardio strength. How to start exercise from basically zero? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 1, 2014 - 24 answers

Have I ruined my metabolism? If so, how would I get it back?

I have recently entered a fairly strict diet and workout regimen. I feel like it is healthy, but am worried about the damage I may have done to my body and metabolism. Help me decide on my next steps. [more inside]
posted by Shadax on Apr 2, 2014 - 24 answers

Help a busy, middle-aged fella get in shape

You’re a guy pushing 45. You have a lovely middle-aged gut and 20 to 30 pounds you’d like to lose. You have a lack of strength and energy you’d like to remedy. [more inside]
posted by shallowcenter on Mar 7, 2014 - 32 answers

Turning the corner on 50 (pounds down)

In the past year or so, I’ve lost 46 lbs - which was 25% of my body weight. I have a goal to lose 5-10 lbs more, which would put me at a little over 50 lbs gone - and a coincidentally good zone for my size. I’d like to do, have, or make something to commemorate those 50 lbs. Not a reward - but I want to have something in my home, maybe on shelf somewhere, that I can look at as a visual reminder of that number and the work I put in for it. [more inside]
posted by raztaj on Feb 19, 2014 - 18 answers

3 motivational tools to help me rock 2014

I want an app, a visual reminder & a sound track. 2014 is going to be my best year yet, and I need some tools to make it work. [more inside]
posted by b33j on Dec 26, 2013 - 8 answers

Yoga body?

Since starting on birth control about a year ago, I have gained SO. MUCH. WEIGHT. (Almost 30 lbs) I want to look like a yogini. Hope me! [more inside]
posted by carolinaherrera on Sep 23, 2013 - 23 answers

extreme hunger weightloss edition

Been exercising for a few months now. Lost 20 lbs. Suddenly hungry all the time, and also really tired. What is going on?! [more inside]
posted by raztaj on Jun 24, 2013 - 24 answers

Math not adding up. Why am I not losing a lot of weight?

Mid-twenties male, eating extremely healthily, exercising very well, very happy with his setup here. But very curious why the pounds wouldn't just be falling off now, when they were at a maintenance level when I had the reverse habits as recently as a few months ago. (Or even any weight loss at all.) [more inside]
posted by dubadubowbow on Mar 1, 2013 - 27 answers

another weight loss question

In which I ask questions about optimizing minor weight loss (and maintaining weight loss); Very low calorie diets and exercise; Set points and starvation; Am I doin it rong? [more inside]
posted by peachfuzz on Feb 8, 2013 - 16 answers

Martial Arts for Weight Loss

My wife and I are thinking about starting a martial art to get in shape. Help us figure out what type of martial art we should do and where specifically we should do it in the Washington, DC area. [more inside]
posted by Bulgaroktonos on Jan 29, 2013 - 31 answers

Exercise classes for fat people

I'm fat. I want to take an exercise class that meets 2-3 times a week to help with weight loss and have fun doing something active. What class should I take? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 21, 2012 - 31 answers

Get fit with das boot?

I just scheduled bunion surgery for next week after finding out I had a stress fracture caused by the bunion and was going to have to rehab that anyway. I am looking for ideas for how to exercise with a walking boot. Details below. [more inside]
posted by hrj on Sep 6, 2012 - 9 answers

Too much noise in my data

Putting on the math signal: calling the statistics-literate. Trying to change my weight/body composition and track progress in a useful way, but I'm having trouble separating normal daily variation from actual real change. [more inside]
posted by ctmf on Sep 1, 2012 - 15 answers

"Muscle weighs twice as much as fat"

I'm working out, particularly around the torso, and I'm much stronger. My waistline hasn't budged. My weight has barely changed since I started going to the Y and doing 20 minutes of cardio a day plus lifting weights. Loving wife says that's because I'm building muscle, and "muscle weighs twice as much as fat." What's truly going on?
posted by musofire on Jul 6, 2012 - 34 answers

Turning off the hunger

How can I turn off my hunger when I'm getting good nutrition and my stomach isn't empty? [more inside]
posted by lemoncakeisalie on Jul 5, 2012 - 44 answers

Why am I losing weight when I'm eating more?

Why am I continuing to lose weight when I've been increasing my caloric intake, and haven't changed my exercise habits at all. [more inside]
posted by trogdole on Jun 10, 2012 - 13 answers

Lose without being a loser

I'm trying to go from a mostly sedentary person who, frankly, is greedy, to someone who enjoys exercise and eats well. But working in an office full of gymbunnies and no-carbers is making it surprisingly hard... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 11, 2012 - 24 answers

What's the best route to weight loss at the gym?

So, I've joined a gym. Now what do I do? [more inside]
posted by zarq on Mar 21, 2012 - 23 answers

Lose weight fast!

I need to lose a bunch of weight by next Tuesday morning. How can I do it? [more inside]
posted by po822000 on Mar 21, 2012 - 46 answers

How can I tell how much of the weight I've gained is muscle?

How can I tell how much of the weight I've gained is muscle? [more inside]
posted by reticulatedspline on Feb 23, 2012 - 16 answers

Is running + yoga + swimming enough?

I want to lose weight and improve my running speed. Is running + yoga + swimming enough? [more inside]
posted by Brittanie on Jan 20, 2012 - 23 answers

Many a hand has scaled the grand old face of the (weight loss) plateau...

Has anyone broke through a weight loss plateau and managed to maintain their progress? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 17, 2011 - 13 answers

Portable protein for the picky

Inexpensive, low-carb, no-effort, portable protein supplement? [more inside]
posted by darksasami on Oct 26, 2011 - 43 answers

I must, I must, I must decrease my gut.

I would like suggestions for a long term plan of diet and exercise to help me lose a significant amount of weight while keeping my spirits up for the long haul. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 25, 2011 - 17 answers

Doesn't seem right, but it's working

I've found a successful routine for losing weight, but I'm confused about my calorie requirements seemingly being much lower than everyone else's. [more inside]
posted by naju on Oct 12, 2011 - 31 answers

Long-Term Weight Loss: What Does It Feel Like?

If you've lost a considerable amount of weight, and kept it off for more than five years, I have a question for you: How do you feel? [more inside]
posted by lore on Jul 5, 2011 - 23 answers

is this a healthy calorie deficit for this exercise plan?

Question regarding maximum calorie deficit, BMR and calories burned calculation in relation to my exercise plan. [more inside]
posted by chinabound on Jul 4, 2011 - 11 answers

Off, damned fat!

What cardio exercises/machines would you recommend to someone who really, really hates cardio? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 23, 2011 - 45 answers

Plateauing after 7 pounds? Not fair!

Why aren't I losing weight anymore, despite meticulously tracking my calorie intake and exercising? [more inside]
posted by rachaelfaith on Apr 19, 2011 - 69 answers

We both want it, but how do I help?

How can I support my girlfriend in losing a small but persistent amount of weight? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 18, 2011 - 80 answers

Exercise makes you fat.

I started exercising and eating less, and I'm gaining weight. I highly doubt I'm building muscle. Is this going to stop eventually? [more inside]
posted by timory on Feb 17, 2011 - 51 answers

I don't like to move it (move it)!

I'm about 25 lbs heavier than I'd like to be, and need information and motivation to help me get started eating better and moving more. I've previously lost a considerable amount of weight (growing up I had weight issues, and topped out at around 210. I'm a 5'6" female, and currently weigh 165) but that was mainly through very controlled eating, and while I was a smoker. I've quit smoking and now live with my boyfriend, which has led to me loosening up on my eating. In some ways that has been good, but has also led to weight gain. [more inside]
posted by odayoday on Jan 3, 2011 - 23 answers

The best-laid (exercise) plans of mice and men

Vanityfilter: Smart, busy people of Metafilter, how did you get in incredibly good (looking) shape? [more inside]
posted by Tehhund on Dec 27, 2010 - 22 answers

You gotta run, run, run, run, run

Help a college student with a history of bad habits get healthy. [more inside]
posted by Echobelly on Nov 17, 2010 - 15 answers

Run hard, need cookie....

Whenever I start pushing myself physically, my appetite goes into overdrive. Is there anyway to prevent or combat this? [more inside]
posted by whoaali on Oct 25, 2010 - 32 answers

Help my body recover from a spectacularly bad year

Can unhealthy weight loss become healthy weight maintenance? [more inside]
posted by space_cookie on Sep 21, 2010 - 14 answers

I don't think I should be eating 4 Steakhouse XTs a day, but about.com thinks I can!

Multiple questions for diet/exercise for an extremely large individual. [more inside]
posted by lattiboy on Sep 9, 2010 - 21 answers

Getting in shape without a gym.

I want to loose the fat tire around my belly but I'm having a few problems with: motivation, timing, diet, exercise plan, and a lack of a gym. I need a some serious self-motivation advice, and some tips on how to workout without a gym. Help a guy in his 20s get where he needs to be! [more inside]
posted by Political Funny Man on Aug 12, 2010 - 30 answers

Why am I looker thinner but getting heavier?

Why am I looking thinner but getting heavier? [more inside]
posted by Spamfactor on Aug 7, 2010 - 14 answers

Help me keep the baby weight off!

I'm 25 weeks pregnant, and so far in this pregnancy, I've lost thirty-one pounds, going from 275 to 244. Help me brainstorm ways to maintain this weight loss after the baby gets here. [more inside]
posted by KathrynT on Jul 30, 2010 - 20 answers

I could do this all day. Is that enough?

Exercise/Weightloss/Rowing filter: Is increased heart rate necessary, or is increased activity sufficient? [more inside]
posted by Netzapper on Jun 1, 2010 - 13 answers

Optimize my cardio, Hivemind Trainers

I've been fairly successful with my diet/exercise plan since mid March, but I know I could be doing better. Tips? [more inside]
posted by TravellingCari on May 2, 2010 - 11 answers

Chubby arms be gone!

Do my upper arms look flabby because I need to lose fat or because I need to build muscle or both? [more inside]
posted by whoaali on Apr 25, 2010 - 21 answers

When will I drop pounds and not just inches?

I'm losing inches, but not so many pounds. How long til the weight drops? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 7, 2010 - 18 answers

How can I improve my (unusual) exercise regime?

How can I improve my (unusual) exercise regime? [more inside]
posted by AmbroseChapel on Mar 28, 2010 - 25 answers

Weight a minute.

Please recommend a reliable and accessible book/website/other source of information about diet and exercise and the process of losing weight. Bonus points for information that is tailored for women. Please note: I just want facts, not an exhortation to follow this diet or that diet. [more inside]
posted by Ziggy500 on Mar 11, 2010 - 7 answers

Fat guy in a little coat no more!

Treadmill recommendations [more inside]
posted by doorsfan on Mar 3, 2010 - 12 answers

100 PUs + 200 SUs = Freaky figure?

Will 100 push-ups and 200 sit-ups a day make me look like an idiot? [more inside]
posted by Franklin76 on Jan 20, 2010 - 28 answers

Puff, puff, OWWWWWWW

All my life I've had this problem when doing any sort of cardio activity: my throat can stand my breathing for about 15 seconds before it starts to burn like hell. I've tried breathing differently, asking for medical advice, drinking various beverages before/during/after working out... nothing. It's happened when I've been in better shape and when I'm a lazy slob. So I avoid cardio, which I have always desperately needed. How can I overcome this and work out pain-free? [more inside]
posted by Madamina on Dec 28, 2009 - 16 answers

Getting My Life On Track: Health and Fitness Edition

Getting My Life On Track: Health and Fitness Edition! Can you recommend a weight loss (diet and exercise) plan for a 5'5" 175lbs female? [more inside]
posted by julie_of_the_jungle on Nov 12, 2009 - 26 answers

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