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HUMORPAM Posts: 7,887
9/13/12 7:04 A

I use a power chair most of the time, with short walks between den and bedroom, or den and bathroom, etc. Recently, I asked the doctor to order a rollator. For those not familiar with the term, it is a rolling walker with a seat and handbrakes. I received the rollator the same day that I made that request. I have used it in my house a few times and then a couple of days ago, I took a huge step forward. I walked two blocks with it. I had to sit and rest seven times, but I did it. Today I plan to do it again.

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BLUENOSE63 SparkPoints: (107,996)
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9/13/12 7:01 A

Yes it is a simple as that -- just one foot in front of the other! Congrats catching the "exercise bug"

ORODEO73 Posts: 474
9/13/12 6:58 A

I remember my first steps at the beginning of August. Now, like you, and others I am addicted and cant wait til my next walk! Congrats on those forst steps, keep it going.

KKKAREN SparkPoints: (230,844)
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9/13/12 6:28 A

Good job, I walk 5 days a week for an hour

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9/13/12 3:08 A

excellent job

EOWYN2424 Posts: 6,546
9/13/12 1:43 A

Walking is a gentle form of exercise that everyone can do!

WHITEDOVE412 Posts: 246
9/13/12 1:31 A

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walking is a good way to start an exercise program, and I'm finding the more I do it the more I am addicted to it..I miss a day and I feel sluggish now...who keep up the good work.


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TACDGB Posts: 6,136
9/13/12 12:44 A

emoticon good work..........I lost 60 lbs. by eating right and walking. So keep it up. you can do this.

JANIEWWJD Posts: 8,741
9/13/12 12:05 A

Keep it up. I walk between five to seven miles everyday.

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9/12/12 11:14 P

Why is that first step so hard?? We never regret having done it, right?

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9/12/12 9:38 P

emoticon emoticon on taking your first steps. Keep up the good work!

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9/12/12 9:36 P

emoticon on taking

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NELDAMAE SparkPoints: (5,193)
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9/12/12 9:31 P

Today, 09-12-12, was the FIRST day that I have walked for exercise. Once I got out the door I knew I could and would do it but taking that first baby step was really hard. Now I can't wait to do it again tomorrow. emoticon Bonnie

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