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I am 63 years old. Although I have no vehicle and I walk alot,I can't seem to get the weight off.I used to ride a bike,but an injury to my one shoulder prevents me from using the one handlebar.
I am 63 years old. Although I have no vehicle and I walk alot,I can't seem to get the weight off.I used to ride a bike,but an injury to my one shoulder prevents me from using the one handlebar.




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FLORIDAGHOST
5/22/2011 3:58:21 AM

Hi, Again!

I think I understand what you are talking about on the walking. Go to your fitness tracker and the section for walking/running. Click on the change button. This will bring up a screen with lots of stuff on it but right to the walking/running goals. At this spot you can change how many miles or kilometers you want to walk and also how often you want. So if you want to walk for 1 mile per day you would key in 1 use the drop down arrow and pick mile (which I think is automatic) You would have to tell it you wanted kilometers. then tell it how often, day, week, month on the drop down arrow after the word per. So if you want to walk 1 mile per day, you would tell it that. It will not give you the option of chosing 100 minutes per day so I would suggest that you figure out how far you usually walk in 100 minutes and then tell it 3.5 miles per day or whatever it works out to be.

I hope this helps you. If not, let me know and I'll jump in again and try to assist.

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FLORIDAGHOST
5/22/2011 3:48:17 AM

I'm sorry you got lost and confused and I took a hiatis at that moment. I am back and willing to help you. As far as the glucose monitoring goes you must have told the system you wanted to use the Diabetic program. I didn't even know they had a BP monitoring place.

You can turn off the diabetes program by going to your food tracker. In the Blood Glucose Tracker there is a "button" over on the right of that box that says, more info. Click on that. A new window pops up and the bottom item on the list says, Leave Diabetes Program. Click on that. It should take the Glucose Tracker off your Food Tracker.

The help button, usually found near the top of each page is pretty helpful. There's usually a box on the page where you can type in key words like, Food tracker, SparkMail, some basic words and it will bring up a choice of information for those subjects, or you can scroll down through the FAQs to find what you need. They have very simple directions on how to get to where you are looking for. It's pretty helpful.

I need to go look at my fitness tracker to get an idea of what you are talking about on the 100/0 thing. I'll be back.

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JOJOSHADOW1
5/21/2011 12:20:05 AM

Tried the help and got more confused . Tried to change my walking goal tonight. It recorded the miles I walked today, but not the goal I have for each day . Walked for 100 minutes and it recorded 100/0. I know that's not right, but don't know how to fix it. I can't get any help from my family because they will only laugh at me.



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JOJOSHADOW1
5/17/2011 11:03:19 PM

I am completely lost. Have no idea of what I am doing in the site. When I find something I need, I lose it. Can't get rid of the glucose monitoring that I don't need and want to use the BP monitoring .


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LYNDALOVES2HIKE
5/13/2011 10:43:16 PM

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Congrats on taking the next step to reaching a healthier you by getting active with SparkPeople - it's a great community, wonderful resources and fantastic support. You're off to a great start already!

If the exercises don't work standing on one foot, try them with both feet on the ground - I have trouble with balance, too, but find that the more I work on it, the better it gets. A lot of 'balance' is simply having good muscle tone, esp in the core muscles, so that's why so many exercises involve that. However, I'm not a fitness instructor or expert so you might post this question on the fitness forum to get a more educated answer!

Please check out the SparkTeams - I think you will find a lot of others 'just like you' there or at least others who have similar characteristics and circumstances. You can choose SparkTeams by age group, lifestyle or interests, geographic location or several other ways.

Some of the teams I like and think you might like include the Official 10-minute Daily Exercise Streak Challenge, Starting Over Weekly Mini-Challenge Team, 10k Steps A Day and Motivation & Positive Attitude Plan - but there are so many to choose from, you can have a great time looking for the ones that seem to fit you best! In fact, I suggest joining more than one group, post your intro there and write blogs as often as you can - you will find tons of friends and support that way, I promise!!

In my experience, SparkPeople is like a emoticon in some ways - it's lots of fun and easy to make friends because we're all in this together. I like the way a HEALTHY LIFESTYLE is emphasized instead of a 'quick fix wonder diet' so it's good for people wanting to lose weight, maintain a previous loss, get healthier, improve fitness and many other goals including gaining weight or saving money - it's about waaaaaay more than 'just' losing weight so you have definitely come to the right place!

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If you ever need any help using features of the site, there are tutorial videos under the HELP section that can show you how to use the features of the site. You can also find them on the START page and several other places on the site.

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Be sure to read and 'study' The Spark book because it outlines the overall program and is compatible with most types of eating plans. If you haven't already discovered the SparkDiet linked at the bottom of the START page, check it out - the program is simple but extremely effective. There is a TON of information on this site - so much it might even seem overwhelming but fortunately we don't have to 'digest' everything at once! The FastBreak program is a good way to start.

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Another nice thing about SparkPeople is that we have permission to be human - we don't have to change everything at once or be in a hurry to reach our goals. Take a few baby steps and then a few more and before you know it, you'll have completed a long journey - I hope you enjoy this community as much as I have - it teaches us how to make positive lifetime changes because that's the only thing that will work over time!

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