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Old 04-14-2009, 11:51 AM
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Yes, "stitch" as in "I've got a stitch in my side".

Dave, maybe you should start out with walking rather than running and ease into it so you don't hurt yourself. You probably need to expand your lungs. You know what's good for that, swimming.

I took swimming as one of my PE's in college and for the first time I could actually run around the track easily. I think it's because of holding my breath swimming under water, it expanded my lungs making it easier for me to run without huffing and puffing.

I saw this lady in the pool at the gym the other day and she had this vest thing on. It's like she was running but in the pool. The vest helped keep her upright, but her head above water, in the deeper end. I bet you would like that better than "running". Plus, like someone else said, it's easier on your joints but still really good cardio to burn calories.

Whatever you decide to do, good luck!
Well I walk everywhere coz I dont have a car.

So I walk like forty mins there and back to the pool twice a week, and swim for an hour twice a week...then I run round the block once a day...its all I can manage

also on a Thursday I go for a forty min walk with Mother
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Old 04-14-2009, 11:56 AM
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Sounds like your activity level is pretty decent. If you're still not able to lose weight, you have to look at your diet. Healthy foods and proper portions.
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Old 04-14-2009, 11:59 AM
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Sounds like your activity level is pretty decent. If you're still not able to lose weight, you have to look at your diet. Healthy foods and proper portions.
it would be if I could actually STICK to doing it.

My problem is I go once...and then I forget to go again...and then I forget..for a few weeks...

But I'm trying hard again now
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Old 04-14-2009, 12:25 PM
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Most common causes of stitches/cramps:

1. Not having enough fluids in the body - drink more water.
2. Lack of potassium - eat more apricots, bananas, cantaloupes, dried figs, mango, orange, papaya, raisins, etc. Here's a nice list: http://www.essense-of-life.com/morei...htm#potasfoods
3. Lack of calcium - this and water are responsible for transport of potassium in the body. At least 400mg twice a day