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3/10/05 4:31 P

Cool I am going to the massage therapist this weekend - she is a friend of mine. I thought it might help me.
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3/10/05 4:28 P

I see a chiropractor a couple of times a month and a massage therapist twice a month also........they really keep me going and feeling good......



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3/10/05 3:00 P

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very good! I am trying to do as much stretching as possible since it helps me.

I see a chiropractor. Twice a week now.




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3/10/05 1:44 P

I am not flexible either, and it takes time to get that way..........it is so great for the joints and stretching the body to keep from getting those old age cricks in your body.............

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3/10/05 12:09 P

I have tried Yoga but I am not very flexible so it is hard for me to do. Have you seen the curves commercial where the woman tries Yoga and can't figure it out - that is me!

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3/10/05 11:53 A

I went to the gym last summer.....and I liked to go in at 5 AM most of the time.......when the time change hit and it got cold, I didn't want to get out so early.........I might go back when the weather warms up a bit more, haven't decided for sure yet......

I really like working out at home and since I like to walk, I can get out and go to the River Walk where it is really pleasant........they have lots of flowers, trees and shrubs, plus some fountains along the way......totally enjoyable!!

I tried Pilates, but it is too hard for me because of my low back and neck situation......I find yoga to be much easier on the body and more enjoyable for me........

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3/10/05 11:46 A

Good for you - I am going to go back on the road since being at home by myself - I see no living being for days. Except when I go to Jazzercise and they are nice folks but too busy to socialize after class - besides I want to go home and shower from getting so hot and sweaty - I too have thought about getting a professional trainer but I thought I would join Golds since they have a personal trainer program. The other thing I would like to try and do is Pilate but since I have a curved spine - I am not sure that I can do them.

Have you been to a gym or thought of that as an option?



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3/10/05 8:14 A

I usually just do the hand weights......and usually with the swedish ball......I have been thinking of finding a trainer, but not sure I want to get into weights that extensively.

I have lost 7 lbs so far this year!

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3/9/05 3:34 P

This is true! Let me know what you are doing with the weights - I am always looking at what to do and how.

You can lose the 40 pounds just keep at it.

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3/9/05 3:22 P

I am working on 40 lbs for now. Then I will see how I feel when I am at that point. Also working on the healthy weight rather than cosmetic. I could never be the size I was in high school or even in my 20's, and I would not want to...I believe that healthy carries a bit of flesh!!

I have been having some shoulder and arm problems that have caused me to stop the weight lifting for now. But, I am anxious to get started with it again as I know how important it is. So, I do my yoga, which I was reading the other day is also good for building muscle, only slower and with less stress to the body.

I have not checked the website, but I am going to do that......

You and I sound pretty much on the same page here!!

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3/9/05 3:01 P

Myrna-C:

Do you have a lot of weight to lose? Do you lift weights? Did you check out the website? It is very interesting to see the information about fat vs weight.

I have always felt that you can be healthy while being "over weight" and working out vs someone who is thin and never works out.

I bought one of those fat, water, weight scales and have been getting more interested in the results that are healthy vs results that are cosmetic.



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3/9/05 2:51 P

I have injured my neck recently and had to stop lifting. I have a doctors appointment tomorrow to see if that will change what I can do...

I lost over 50 pounds 5 years ago and do not want to get back to that ever again. I had gained it when my mother died and taking care of my father until he died 4 years after she did.

So it has been great to get back my "normal" weight - so this neck thing is a minor set back.

I will restart the weight lifting as soon as I am released by my doctor tomorrow.

Thanks.

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3/9/05 12:31 P

Do you lift weights? Weight lifting is necessary to build the muscle, and as you do this, you will lose the fat!

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3/9/05 12:05 P

I am working on my fat percentage not my weight. I went out to a website to get that information:
http://www.weight-loss-i.com/body-fat-gu
idelines.htm

I was surprised that at 25.5% fat - I am considered overweight. How depressing.

I wear a size 2 or 4 depending on the cut.


As a single person - I find that I am the one and only responsible for my success in this endeavor so I am even more determined to get to that 23% level. But now I am a little confused as to how to get there with out losing muscle or gaining weight.


Please keep posting.



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3/9/05 10:37 A

I have been on my own for 8 years and loving it!!

I have learned to do so much for myself that I would never have done before.........I can maintain my household which includes 2 dogs, 2 cats and 1 Beta!! I have learned how to fix various things around the house, and if I can't I call someone who can.....or my son comes over and helps out where I need it.....

Being self sufficient and independent is not a hard thing to do!! I make my own choices and do my own thing!!! In my time!



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3/9/05 9:14 A

I'll bite. I have been single for almost 19 years now. I must love being single since I don't seem to look to make a change in that status anytime soon.

The interesting thing is being an empty nester. I never knew how much I would miss my son. Although he was not my social life - I now realize that we did a great deal together. Work in the yard, around the house, playing cards, watching DVD's.

But as far as being single - I love it too!

I work out almost everyday. I do Jazzercise and take Middle Eastern Dance Class for flexibility.

I only have me to blame for my own success or failure. I guess since I take full responsibility, I have trouble when others make up excuses.


Enough about me - thanks for starting this line.



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3/9/05 8:55 A

Just thought it would be interesting to start a thread about singles and how we are liking (or disliking it)..........what do you do for fun? What challenges in life do you encounter and how do you over come them? How do you spend your free time? Are you still working or are you retired......how long have you been on your own?

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