What a difference 10 lbs can make
Posted 27 April 2012 - 06:10 AM
Posted 27 April 2012 - 06:20 AM
I think we often dont see/feel a difference b/c we are transforming so slow....but others often will see the difference and thats makes us feel ohhhh soooo goodddd......gives you motivation too!
10 lbs makes a HUGE difference. Just after losing 10 lbs my bp and blood sugars came down.....not to mention my knees felt better.
This is from a thread I posted some time ago about the benefits of losing JUST 10 lbs:
1. A Lower Cholesterol Level
Exercise and a healthy diet will help increase your HDL cholesterol, which is the "good" type of cholesterol that stops LDL from depositing on your artery walls. Ten pounds of weight loss can lower cholesterol by more than 10%.
2. Lower Blood Pressure
Losing 10 pounds will decrease your blood pressure, protecting your heart and kidneys.
3. Reduced Risk for Heart Attacks
As mentioned above, weight loss lowers your blood pressure and cholesterol. Incredibly, just 10 pounds of weight loss can result in a greater than 50% risk reduction for heart attacks.
4. Reduced Risk for Dementia
Nearly half of Americans have too much visceral fat, the abdominal fat that surrounds your internal organs, visible in their protruding bellies. The danger is this: visceral fat contains cells that release inflammation-causing chemicals in the body, which can cause memory loss and increase your chances of developing dementia.
5. Reduced Risk for Sleep Apnea
Losing just 10 pounds can widen your windpipe, helping you sleep through the night and reduce your risk for developing sleep apnea. And when you sleep well, your levels of leptin (the hormone that signals when you've had enough to eat) rise. So, a good night's sleep will help you lose even more weight.
6. Reduced Joint Pain
As you lose weight and reduce the pressure on your joints, the cushioning between your bones will build back up. A 10 pound weight loss over 10 years may result in as much as a 50% decrease in your odds of developing osteoarthritis.
7. Reduced Risk for Cancer
The risk for many types of cancers declines when you lose weight, but it's particularly true for breast and uterine cancer, where losing only 8 pounds can significantly reduce the levels of specific carcinogenic hormones.
8. Reduced Risk for Diabetes
The more excess weight on your body, the less sensitive your cells become to insulin, the hormone that manages the movement of sugar into your cells. Being overweight puts you at huge risk for developing type 2 diabetes, where your body's cells become resistant to insulin and cannot function properly as a result. By getting active and controlling your weight, you can increase your response to insulin. A weight loss of 10 pounds can reduce your chance of getting diabetes by 60%.
9. Improved Sex Life
Your sex drive is affected by high blood pressure and diabetes, conditions you're likely to have if you're overweight. Additionally, erectile dysfunction can be a problem for as many as 80% of obese and overweight men.
10. Taking Less Medications
Even if you only reduce the dosage you currently need for high blood pressure or diabetes, you'll still save money on your prescriptions. A recent study estimated that cutting just 100 calories a day could prevent or eliminate 71.2 million cases of obesity and save $58 billion annually in the United States.
(¸.•´ (¸.•` MeLissa~
"reached my goal (-64 lbs) and now ROCKIN' maintenance....WooHoooooo"
Posted 27 April 2012 - 09:47 AM
July 2013....at a concert
Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyways.
- Earl Nightingale
Posted 28 April 2012 - 07:45 PM
Posted 28 April 2012 - 08:03 PM
~ happineff ~ ♥ ~ Hannah ~
"Victory is won not in miles but in inches. Win a little now, hold your ground, and later win a little more."
THE FINAL STRETCH!!!! Can I reach GOAL by August 17th?
Posted 28 April 2012 - 10:05 PM
Seriously, congrats! It's a nice NSV and I hope you see MANY more of them in the near future.
SW - 177.6
Goal! - 132
Returning Weight - 143
CW - GOAL AGAIN!!!
Before JC with hubby and nephews in 2006/After JC (2nd time) in 2011
Posted 29 April 2012 - 03:56 PM
Starting Weight 169.6
Goal Weight 122 (Or whatever weight makes me comfortable.)
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