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1/17/13 1:50 P

thanks

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1/17/13 12:47 P

You will do great with Sparkpeople! Glad to have you on board! emoticon

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1/17/13 12:30 P

I will take that advise and make it a challenge this week to try to make every move count and go the extra mile in effort. cause you are right every little bit will add up. I just was blogging someone and was telling her if she got up every commercial in a hour while watching tv at night and walked in place or did some kind of exercise for those 3 min. you will be surprised how much you just did in that 1 hour of watching tv! especially for people who cant do much to start. I can move and exercise I try to do 30 - 45 min 5 days a week when I am trying I have quit over the holidays and just got started back

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1/17/13 12:04 P

I started July 28th. Tips? TRACK EVERYTHING and move often.

I used to hate exercise, but my knees were so bad that I could hardly walk, so I decided to start the Y to build up my muscles enough to have surgery and a speedy recovery.

I have been focusing on exercise and doing something every day. Today was 40 minutes on the elliptical trainer and 40 playing at racquetball. When I started, I had to force myself to do 5 minutes on the elliptical. Now I can easily do an hour, if I am reading.

I used the stationary bike for quite a while, then took some classes. Now I am working, so am no longer taking exercise classes, but still work out most mornings for an hour.

On Sundays, when the Y does not open until late, I sometimes take a walk with my daughter, sometimes take it as my rest day.

I have a squat program on my tablet, so I do those at work. I sit on an exercise ball at home, and use it as often as possible, I also stretch a little further when cleaning or do squats and lunges while cleaning. In other words, move more. Even little increases help.

The upside of the exercise? I rarely have knee pain now, even when doing 100+ squats daily! I never would have believed it!

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1/17/13 11:43 A

how long has it taken you to lose what you have lost. any tips?

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1/16/13 10:36 P

emoticon I am a mid-lifer, too! My name is Jaynee and I am 55 years old, married (2nd go-around as I was widowed in 2003) with 2 birthies and 3 steps. I had 97 pounds to lose when I started and have 26 left to go.

Let us know when and how we can help you. That is why we are here!

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1/15/13 11:30 P

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1/15/13 10:18 P

I am so glad I found this site it was listed in a magazine article so I got on it and Wow it has everything! I think this will help me so much I need to lose about 95lbs to get to a healthy weight and having all these tools is going to make it easier. I would like a buddy to work with.

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