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Why can't I just be normal?

I am not really overweight, but I could be very easily. I also am disabled and have trouble with my legs. Because of that I use my arms to pull me around and such. The less I weigh, the easier it will be to drag myself around. Plus, I really can't afford a whole new wardrobe if my clothes don't fit anymore. I try and exercise everyday, for two reasos, of course I would like to lose weight, and I have to keep what muscles I do have from atrophy. It just doesn't seem fair that some people ...
I am not really overweight, but I could be very easily. I also am disabled and have trouble with my legs. Because of that I use my arms to pull me around and such. The less I weigh, the easier it will be to drag myself around. Plus, I really can't afford a whole new wardrobe if my clothes don't fit anymore. I try and exercise everyday, for two reasos, of course I would like to lose weight, and I have to keep what muscles I do have from atrophy. It just doesn't seem fair that some people can eat anything they want and don't HAVE to exercise like I do. I couldn't go for a walk for more than a few feet.
Sometimes I feel like my body has betrayed me, but most of the time I just feel like that's the way my life is.




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Member Since: 5/4/2010

SparkPoints: 15,016

Fitness Minutes: 15,569

My Goals:
I guess my primary goal is to not get worse physically. I have given up on getting better, but I don't want to quickly get worse. I am sure I will get worse, but I try to slow it down. I also would like to lose t
5 or 10 pounds.

My Program:
I try and exercise everyday, if only for a little while. Every movement counts. The only time I really don't exercise, is if I have heavy cleaning to do. I am always tired, and can't do too much in one day.

Personal Information:
I live outside of Pittsburgh, Pa. In the USA. I am 56 years old and live alone. I am divorced with no children. I had an original diagnosis of cerebellur degeneration and when I went for a second opinion they said no. I have been dealing with pysical problems since I was in Jr. High. It gets worse all of the time, and now I use a walker most of the time. Sometimes a wheelchair or crutches, but always something.

Other Information:
I read a lot, and like to watch movies. I am really interested in historical movies, mostly the history of the US, around the civil war, or war for independance. I also nap almost every day and that is the highlight of my day.

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QTEALADY20031
3/20/2012 12:42:02 PM

I heard about your story from my Spark mail. I give your a lot of credit in that you know what you have to do to keep as independent as you can and you are doing it. Good for you! Have a great day! June emoticon

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NPA4LOSS
3/20/2012 12:00:19 PM

I read your story from my SparkMail. I am so in awe of those of you who have come and conquered the moving and breathing issues. emoticon



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3/17/2012 6:47:43 PM

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3/17/2012 5:11:21 PM

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EMMABE1
3/17/2012 3:09:32 PM

Thank you so much for adding me as a friend - I wish you every success in your journey to better health and fitness
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