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GRAPHICS2 Posts: 3,789
10/30/13 9:03 P

Don't give in, keep doing what you can do each day. You will be surprised how soon you will get back to where you were. emoticon

SHARONCAPPS Posts: 686
10/30/13 3:31 P

try to start walking a little every day. You will soon build up time. I also do some of the seated exercises in the video. There are several of them. They are not too hard and you can do them at your own pace.

PENNY-JUNE Posts: 185
10/30/13 11:23 A

I think about exercising but I can't seem to get started. Any Ideas/ emoticon

JIBBIE49 Posts: 57,944
5/28/13 3:52 P

Work on getting off those pounds. I'm reading Richard Bernstein MD's "The Diabetes Diet" as he says ALL obese people have INSULIN RESISTANCE, and I know I do. He has lectures on YouTube. He treats Type 2 diabetes, but he has Type 1 and he is a healthy 78 now from following a Low Carb diet. I recommend reading his book "The Diabetes Solution" even if you don't have a blood sugar problem.

SHARONCAPPS Posts: 686
5/27/13 8:17 A

Thank you for responding. I do walk my dog around the block as many times as I can and I also walk in my home. I don't drive so getting around is a little harder for me. I am going to order one of the mini bikes and see how that works for me. I am trying to get some yard work done and that is also hard for me because bending over is hard on the breathing when I am so overweight. I am working on it and am determined to lose this weight so I feel better and look better. I will keep posting as my journey continues.
Sharon in MN

Edited by: SHARONCAPPS at: 5/27/2013 (08:19)
SATTVA Posts: 706
5/27/13 2:11 A

Have you ever used an exercise ergometer, "walking" with the hands? There is one at the gym, which I used after getting completely deconditioned from a major accident. It started the "aerobicizing" process to get my heart and lungs functioning again.

Another early practice after the accident was to walk in the supermarket. I would go up and down one aisle and then the next. The supermarket has chairs where people sit and eat snack food, so there was always a chair close by. It helped that the lighting was good, and that the aisles were wide and flat. I could also use the shopping cart for support if I needed it, without making my condition too socially obvious.

A third early practice was water exercise in a warm pool. There was a class run by a PT trained in reconditioning practice.

Hope these ideas "spark" a new idea for you.

Good luck and best wishes.

Edited by: SATTVA at: 5/27/2013 (02:13)
SHARONCAPPS Posts: 686
5/26/13 1:11 P

I have COPD with asthma and this causes me to have back and neck problems when I get really short of breath. It is so depressing when you try to do things but have to go so slow and I want to get back to my 45 minutes slow walks a day and at least 30 minutes 3 times a week of strength and dumbbell workouts. I had pneumonia last year and it has been a struggle since.

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