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Got a question, hope someone can answer... What are some good Medifast recipes to prepare for 1 person? Thanks in advance for any answer or 2. Second question of mine... I havent had my.

Surgery.

Yet but.

Hope.

To get a date on Thur. But I'm concerned because I can barely walk NOW and my standing is VERY limited (3-4 mins) I use the motorized carts when shopping and haven't been in the mall in years. My.

Walking.

And standing is limited because I'm so obese (361 lbs) and my back hurts REALLY BAD I'm really hoping after.

Surgery.

And losing weight this is one problem I won't have to deal with. Does anyone else have this problem or do you think this will go away after.

Surgery.

?..

asked May 09 at 10:16

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Good question... I dunno what is the right answer to your question. I'll do some research and get back to you if I bump into an answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably could answer your Medifast question..

answered May 09 at 11:22

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Isabella
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I had the same problem just getting out of bed in the morning was as issue my ankles and knees hurt. I had my.

Surgery.

On 12/7; and for me the pre-opt Medifast diet made a difference for me, it's getting better everyday. Now I look forward to what is going to improve next? It will get better!! The Dr.s office I went to had me doing ankle flexs 2 sets of 10 to start everyday. This will improve your circulation too. Sitting. Lift your leg off the floor best you can and simply point your toes out then flex your foot repeat you should feel in your low thigh. I prey this helps you too...

answered May 09 at 13:00

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I am 275 and I also have terrible pain when standing or.

Walking.

I have very large breasts and so they pull on my mid back and cause terrible pain. Then, I carry most of my weight in my stomach which pulls on my lower back causing pain there. I know people much larger than me who don't have this pain at all. I guess it really depends on the person..

When I cooked this weekend I had to have a chair nearby to sit in every few minutes. I also have a terrible back ache now as a result of all the standing I did yesterday..

The pain should definitely decrease as you.

Lose weight.

You may want to try to find some other form of.

Exercise.

That doesn't cause you pain until you get some weight off. I like the water. Try going to a local pool, YMCA's usually have great pools, and if you don't have access to a pool in your area I read somewhere that you can go to a local hotel/motel and talk to them about using their pool. Sometimes they will let you use it for free and sometimes they ask for a small fee..

I told my Bariatrician about my pain when.

Walking.

And he prescribed aqua-therapy for me twice a week for 6 weeks. That will start in a week or so and I am excited about that. You may want to request this from your doc..

Custom orthotics inside of a good pair of shoes can often help as well. Insurance will usually pay for orthotics if recommended by your doc..

Good luck. Let me know if you find something that works for you..

-Jenny..

answered May 09 at 14:09

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Porter
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Slow, with doctors supervision... That's how I started. I had arthritis in my right knee, which made it hard to walk. I found a rubberized track nearby and walked mile in about 20 minutes. After that I went to the doctor, who gave me a cortizone shot to improve my knee..

Do what you can... Spend more time upright..

I know it is very hard at first, but do your best!..

answered May 09 at 14:38

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Chelsea
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Melt away for awhile first. You'll know when you're ready!.

Exercise.

Is about breathing not breaking your great big body into pain or stress. Actually do anything and as soon as you start breathing with your mouth open your going to hard..

Unless your way down the road with weightoss there is no reason to be gasping for air. You just make your body acidic and that retains fat..

FYI.

Luvin Lu..

answered May 09 at 15:57

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Angie
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Very common concern and a real challenge for many of us in the beginning. I'd say don't worry about.

Walking.

Right now. Once you have completed the.

Surgery.

, moving is important mainly to prevent clots from forming, and keeping those lungs clear of pneumonia. REAL fitness is developed over time, but any movement is helpful , believe it or not..

Some months ago, I started an online ".

Walking.

Club," you may have seen, or not, if you are new to the site. It's informal, and the idea is to share your progress and questions, as well as getting support from others here, who are doing a variety of moving. It's not necessarily traditional exercising, and definitely NOT competitive..

The idea is to "DO A LITTLE MORE TOMORROW THAN YOU DID TODAY.". whatever that may mean to you. I had done no.

Working out.

In years. I literally started by.

Walking.

From one side of the house to the other, on the ONE floor I have. No steps, no hills outside, etc., simply.

Walking.

Back and forth. I increased from maybe 3-4 times to.

Walking.

5 minutes back and forth, and then up to 10...this over a couple weeks. So when I say start slow and count every step I mean it..

I'd buy a simple pedometer (Walmart has a couple for just a few dollars, or the sporting goods stores have them up to about $20). Even if it may be off a bit...keep it simple, just be consistent in wearing it, and you will see if you walked a few more steps today than you did yesterday. If you don't care to use a pedometer, keep track with time, or distance by counting houses you pass, or trees, or other landmarks. If you can walk down the street two house and back ...>BRAVO! Maybe in a couple weeks you'll be up to 4 or 5 houses. That , my friend is progress, and exercising..

So I invite you to participate as you feel so inclined in this effort...and then come share as you care to. If it's progress for you, it's likely going to motivate and help someone else to read it..

By the way, I am 19 months post op now. Yes, some days (especially those cold ones), my knees can still hurt. But I walk 3 miles most days...and started keeping track or how many miles I've walked and in a year and a half have somehow managed over 2,000 miles in that time. All from starting with.

Walking.

Back and forth in my home, to.

Walking.

Around the perimeter of my back yard, then out in the neighbor hood, just.

Walking.

My culdasac of 13 homes, and now about anywhere. It has taken time, but again, a little more tomorrow, than today!!!! That's my goal still, too..

Care to join us?.

Cindy..

answered May 09 at 17:19

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Savannah
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Tks EVERYONE for your thoughts and comments good luck to us ALL!!!..

answered May 09 at 18:51

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Angelica
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I have only been able to walk further than the bathroom for 6 months. I started pedaling with an auto pedaler from FootSmart:.

Http://www.footsmart.com/P-Electron....

Best present you could ever give yourself. It was my key to freedom, and now I am.

Walking.

Several times a week.....

answered May 09 at 19:58

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Marley
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P.S. See your Doc about getting an orthopedic support belt, that will support your back and allow you to stand, and start to build the core muscles you need to support your body upright...

answered May 09 at 20:22

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