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Old 01-24-2011, 09:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
tonk0022
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Default Allergic To Exercising..

Hi, I just joined today. I'm a college student and have gained probably about 20 pounds since I started due to some bad habits and also a condition I have called Cholinergic Urticaria. Basically whenever my body gets heated up (during exercise or taking showers) I break out into a huge burning rash, or hives. It lasts for about an hour after I finish working. It's really uncomfortable and it looks terrible, too. It's been really hard for me to gain the courage to start working out again due to the cholinergic reaction, but I finally saved up some money and bought a PS3 move. With the PS3 I can use workout videos in the privacy of my own home. That way I'm not at a gym suffering from a reaction, I'm in my own home.
Another obstacle in my weight loss journey is my lazy-ness. I'm terrible at cooking and hate doing it. I also hate going grocery shopping because buying for one person is kind of tough. I never know what to get. Does anyone have any suggestions for me?

My plan is to workout daily with the PS3 using a 30 minute Get Fit by Mel program and I think I'm going to get a Zumba game as well.
I don't have a goal set in mind as of now, as I don't know how much I weigh. If I had to guess I would say around 145-150. I'm too scared to weigh myself. I'm going to base the weight loss off of how I feel and look. I wear a size 8 or 9 in jeans and would like to be a 4 at some point.
A few years ago I used a diet tracker and lost over 20 pounds but I did it only because I was being very unhealthy. The weight obviously doesn't stay off when you aren't doing it correctly.
Thanks for reading this!

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