I lost 12 pounds in the past 4 months because of the "no grains" diet I was on. Now that my endocrinologist has taken me off of it and put me on Metformin, I don't want to gain the weight back.
A little background here:
I'm a college student, and I walk a mile each way to school, take the stairs when I can (usually down, because I can't do up), and campus is huge so I walk a lot in general.
I have a breathing problem, which greatly impacts my ability to exercise. I also have another issue, most likely joint/nerve/muscle, which mostly impacts my ability to exercise because of the joint problems. I started on an elliptical a few weeks ago, had to switch because of ankle issues, went to the treadmill, which I had to stop because of knee and ankle problems. I also tried a bike, which bothered my knees.
I don't know what other kinds of exercise I could really do, other than weight lifting, which I imagine will be hard on my other joints. It seems like everything I do becomes an issue with one of my undiagnosed (not for lack of trying) health problems. Even walking four miles per day (at minimum) to and from school is a problem, I just can't handle the thought of taking the bus because my health is limiting me.
Does anyone here have any experience with exercise that will help me continue to lose weight but not put any undue stress on my joints or lungs?