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Anyone in a wheelchair trying to lose weight?

Im not saying Im special but well, guess I am in a "shortbus" way. People in wheelchairs cannot lose weight at 1200 calories a day. That is actually causing weight gain due to the inactivity. Walking around a house just burns it up compared to a few strokes of arms in the chair. I was just wondering if there is anyone else out there that is trying to do this from a wheelchair like myself. We have some rather complicated issues and well...its some hard work.

Sun. May 27, 1:50am

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I am in a chair as well, have been for 17yrs, it would be great to chat with someone in the same boat. It is hard having a support system that consists of people who are capable of doing plenty of exercises like running.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010, 7:27 PM

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Can we start a group just for us? I've been in a power wheelchair for 8 years and recently got a rolling walker so I can try to walk a little bit on the days when I might be in a little less pain. With the hope that maybe I can one day walk without them (very positive thinking). But I still sit most of the time and I can't do much exercise other than stretching on my shower seat or lifting some light hand weights on occasion. On a really, really good day I can vacuum a room, but I do that sitting in the chair so it's just my arms getting the workout.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010, 8:24 PM

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OK I am so glad you posted..I am not wheel chair bound but have found plenty of excuses for not working out I am just thinking well you are a blessing to me for reminding me that everyone has challenges and some are more then others...hope you all find support from each other ...thanks for making me think of how others may have to lose weight....

Wednesday, June 16, 2010, 8:35 PM

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I'm the 8:24 poster and I just created a group for us called Losing Weight With Wheelchair Challenges. I don't know how to invite just the OP and other person who replied to the original question. Or how to provide a link to the group. So please look for it in Groups.

Thursday, June 17, 2010, 9:42 AM

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Ok, me again. Let's see if this link to the new group I created works.


Thursday, June 17, 2010, 9:53 AM

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hello. my name is camille reeves im 16 years old 5ft 95 pounds and size 7 pants i want to get down to a size 2 i am currently water fasting for 20 days and im trying to get my ass and thighs to shrink. i have AMC. i can move and everything i can get out of my chair and my arms are deformed but i can use them and complete most tasks though i cant walk. what are some thigs i can do to lose weight and what are some things i can do to make my ass and thighs go away? can u help me?

Thursday, July 22, 2010, 12:22 AM

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hi i been cripple fer 16 years dude

hi im camille im 16 and have amc i need help losing weight and i need to excersise cuz im water fasting right now and it would increase my weight loss any ways you can email me at or find me on facebook camille reeves my profile pic u cant tell im cripple its in black an white so like yeah text me 9364449287

Thursday, July 22, 2010, 12:29 AM

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Camille, I'm very frightened for your health if you are water fasting for 20 days. Unless you have a serious medical issue and doctors have told you not to consume anything but water, you are risking your health and well being. Maybe even your life.

At 5' tall and 95 lbs, you are not anywhere near overweight. My daughter-in-law is 5' tall and weighs 112 lbs, and she looks perfectly height/weight proportionate. It is very likely that your thighs and buttocks are larger than you'd like due to inactivity and loss of muscle tone. Possibly loss of muscle itself.

Those of us who are (or have been) confined to a wheelchair and can't do physical exercise cannot expect to reduce the size of our thighs and butts by simply not eating food. I urge you to see a physician and a dietitian as soon as possible. They can check to be sure you haven't caused any serious damage to yourself, and they can help you with meal plans for your specific situation. If appropriate, they could even help get you into some type of physical therapy to help tone, tighten or re-build muscle.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010, 7:10 PM

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I lost 165 pounds. I was then paralyzed in a car accident. and I have gained some weight back and I want to lose it again any suggestions

Sunday, March 06, 2011, 6:02 PM

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