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Weight loss advice. Vodka Knockers 1 child; North Carolina 8063 posts
4th Aug

So far this year, I've lost a grand total of 85 lbs. Went from a size 22 in jeans to an 11 so far (Hoping to hit single digits next) and a XXL to M in shirts.
My skin has done pretty well about taking shape (I'm not going to say 'stretching back in place' because I've never been this skinny), but I'm still noticing problem areas. My biggest problem areas are upper arms, tummy (I've got a hellacious mama belly), and upper thighs.
Since I've lost all of the weight thus far by simple diet (Portion control, watching what I eat, cutting out sugary drinks), my friend said that now would be a good time to work on toning. I do have back/hip problems though, so I have to be careful what I do.
I was thinking about scheduling an appointment with either my doctor or chiropractor to see if they could show me some toning exercises that wouldn't damage/hurt me, but figured I'd see if anyone on here knew of anything prior so I wouldn't have to waste a co-pay.
Any ideas?

Mama MacGyver* 1 child; Tulsa, Oklahoma 12190 posts
4th Aug

What about swimming? Do you just need something low impact? What kind of problems do you have?



Awesome job with such progress!!!!

Vodka Knockers 1 child; North Carolina 8063 posts
7th Aug
Quoting Mama MacGyver*:" What about swimming? Do you just need something low impact? What kind of problems do you have? Awesome job with such progress!!!!"

Sorry for the late reply, just now saw this!
I start full time work Monday and was hoping to join a gym in the same city I'll be working in. I definitely need low impact and I have issues with my sacroiliac joints, actually had a seizure when I got a tattoo in that area because of tissue inflammation between the joints.
I was thinking about calling to see if they have a pool/pool only membership, there's another gym close to where I live that has a pool membership for $10/month but it's in the opposite direction.