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I'm 62 years young, and live in Biloxi, MS with DH of almost 38 years. I love the Lord, and work as secretary and pianist at my church. I'm a classically trained musician, but love many types of music.
I'm 62 years young, and live in Biloxi, MS with DH of almost 38 years. I love the Lord, and work as secretary and pianist at my church. I'm a classically trained musician, but love many types of music.




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Member Since: 4/19/2008

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1/20/2015 6:43:58 PM

I read your comment about exercise at 65 and I'm 65 as well (Class of '67) and I know we have to work at it daily to avoid all that can happen to us. We don't want this.... emoticon

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That is Stephen Jepson's web site and he has lots of videos on YouTube. He is 73. He points out that we can make new brain cells by working at keeping our balance and our minds through exercises. He is a really interesting guy.
Also, Priscilla Patrick who is 73, has her web site at
She taught Yoga on PBS-TV for a number of years and still has her studio. She is the mother of 3 grown children. emoticon

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1/19/2015 12:53:36 AM

Hi there, I saw your comment on an article and I just wanted to show you my support! First of all, you are doing the right thing by joining a support group with tips and advice for the weight loss goal you are trying to reach. Believe me, it's really hard to do it on your own, especially when you don't know where to start. I've lost 42 pounds and I wanted to tell you that I started out on a recumbent bike. I used to sit on it and peddle away while I watched a half hour show. Some days I could make it, some days I couldn't. I gradually worked up to longer times and then worked on distance or a calorie goal. Another thing I saw is that you like music. I love music, and I start the morning listening to it. Sometimes I have what I call a "two minute dance party" and I just dance for a few minutes to one of my favorite songs.

I saw that someone mentioned chair exercises and that is a great option if you have limited mobility. And the person that told you to start using a resistance band just laying in bed. I have done these things, too. I like gentle yoga for stretching and some of the positions that I like best can be modified to be done from sitting in a straight back chair. I used to even wear 1lb wrist weights when I folded the laundry to work my arms because I wasn't ready for the gym!

I started this process three years ago when I found out that I had a nonthreatening heart arrhythmia. I was overweight and had poor exercise and poor eating habits. I also found that using a calorie counter or a food journal helped me keep on track. And I always kept a cheat day once a week. As time went on it went to once every two weeks and now it's just a cheat meal when the occasion comes up. It isn't a diet anymore, it truly has become a lifestyle change for me. Now I exercise and use the weights at the Y 5 days a week. Two days out of the week I rest my muscles. One weekday, and one weekend day. I'm in the best shape I've ever been in my life.

What I really wanted to tell you is that these suggestions that people are giving you, they really, truly work. They did for me. And they have for a lot of my friends at the Y. I see by you're weight ticker that you're currently at 172. That's exactly where I was when my doctor told me that I had the heart arrhythmia. Now I've gotten as low as 130 and generally the scale stays between 132-136 for me. I feel healthy and I'm finally comfortable in my own skin.

You can do this too! Remember, everything you do this month will give you results next month. Don't give up on yourself, you can do it!

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12/17/2014 12:41:42 PM

Try Oxycise! No jumping, no running. Get heart rate up by special breathing technique. Lose weight/inches by flexing certain muscles while doing the breathing technique. Try the Easy Does It series aimed at those of us who are limited. I'm just a user, not a salesperson. But i think it's terrific.

And read the success stories of seniors:

Good luck,

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11/24/2014 5:09:19 PM

Wanted to respond to your comment about someone making a suggestion for exercise you might like. Do you have a favorite television show or music program? I exercise (walk on treadmill or do light weight moves) while watching my show!! When the show is done I am too! It is a 30minute program. I started just during commercials and worked in sections until I was moving during the whole show! I hope you find something you can enjoy. And I am jealous of your music skill! I can't even tune in a radio!

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11/3/2014 11:02:21 PM

Hi, I saw where you had asked,"what if you can't move 30, or even 10 minutes," to get in exercise?
I found myself in that position 5 years back. I learned about chair exercises. Never knew there were so many things one could do sitting down.
I used resistance bands to lay on the bed and with the help of the band raise my leg. At first I could only do a few. It tired me out. But gradually I started to regain strength in my legs and it became easier.
Later I would use my walker to walk and sit when I had to.
I had both my knees replaced , so now i get around better.
Still experience hip problems, and with RA, some days are not as easy.
But as long as I can do something, even if only a little, I feel I'm moving some and that's good.
So don't think of how long, just do what you are capable of.
I still find myself using my resistance bands to help me in many of my exercises. When I'm laying on the bed why not . It's almost like not exercising. Just seeing how many leg lifts i can do.
Take care.
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