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. I am 86 dealing with post polio syndrome which limits my doing any exercise, yet losing is very important , so that I put less pressure on already stressed joints.I need the information presented here and the interaction with other membersl
. I am 86 dealing with post polio syndrome which limits my doing any exercise, yet losing is very important , so that I put less pressure on already stressed joints.I need the information presented here and the interaction with other membersl


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Member Since: 4/23/2006

SparkPoints: 43,845

Fitness Minutes: 150

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Watch intake of food better. Want to get to 150, then see how much farther I should go.

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No real program, but do like to read the info from Spark people and get inspiration from their successes.

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I am Betty I., AKA Javagal (I love mocha javas unfortunately) I was born in MN. but left when I was 8 yrs old, to live in warmer CA. I married at 18, lived in North Hollywood, and then many cities in So. CA. Now in Sacramento. At 23, I contracted polio after having had two children. Came out of hospital after 7 wks. Could walk fairly well. Never used any help to walk. In the mid 70''s I was hit with post polio syndrome. Something I had no knowledge of until in the 80''s. Just knew I was doing a lot of falling and always tired. Had two more children after polio so have two boys and two girls. I spend my days in a power chair, and am thankful for it. Just not possible to do any exercise, can do some stretches, that''s all. Hard to lose this way, but I am going to try my hardest as the extra weight does not help the aches and pains. Love this site!! I joined 50+ members with 50-99 pounds to lose, and one other with great people but I couldn't keep up with the correspondence neces

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Favorite book other than the Bible: "In the Presence of My Enemies" by Gracia Burnham. A true story of her and her husband's almost year in the captivity of the Albu Sayyaif terrorist group through the jungles of the Philippines.

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LCERTUCHE
5/12/2015 6:17:15 PM

Betty I don't have a trainer, I'm just doing what I know needs doing. I've worked out for years (mostly off than on) so I know what to do. I'm lucky in that I lost 36 pounds in the last 6 months and had been working out hard before my surgery. I don't know how I would manage otherwise. It's still hard though, I can't imagine with your disability how you manage. It is an inspiration that you try so hard.



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5/11/2015 11:50:37 AM

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5/10/2015 8:46:53 PM

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5/6/2015 12:40:09 PM

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5/6/2015 9:52:09 AM

It's so hard when everyone is helping you. I hate to ask for anything because I don't want to inconvenience anyone so I know how hard it is for you and your daughter. I lived with Daddy the last couple of years of his life. I would get up every morning and make him his favorite easy-over eggs. After a few days of him not eating I finally ask "Why aren't you eating your eggs?" He told me he just lost his taste for them. He hadn't said anything, rather go hungry than hurt my feelings. After that he got pancakes or biscuits and gravy. I told him it hurt my feelings more for him not to eat because he didn't want to hurt me.

As far as the crutches go I can stand up and pivot to get in or out of furniture or car seat. My arms are getting really strong, although I think I hurt a muscle in my chest. I can still push through the pain to get where I need (like the toilet or sofa). Thanks for checking in on me, sincerely your friend Linda.



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