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From All or Nothing to Ten Minutes at a time.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Everyone knows by now that I live with a back condition and chronic pain that has changed me from a very active person to a very active "wannabee", lol.

I've finally got it through my head, I think, that just because I can't walk til I drop anymore doesn't mean I can't walk at all. Or do exercise.

I read somewhere that exercising ten minutes at a time 3 times a day is as good as exercising for 30 minutes at a time.

So now I plan my walks, my recumbant bike rides, and anything else I think I can do, for JUST TEN MINUTES. Gee, it was really hard to stop once I got going!! Old habits die hard. But it does seem to be working. As long as I spread those three increments over the day, I'm not experiencing many bad repercussions in my body.

Here's hoping I can keep this up. I'm going to keep trying.

The one exception is I can spend 30 minutes treading water, hanging on a noodle while I move my arms and legs, and doing laps in the pool - all with no ill effects. I guess the pool is my new BFF, lol.

  
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GRANDMAHOWLEY 6/24/2009 9:19AM

    Good morning Karen!
There are countless paths to the top of the mountain. It sounds like you are finding the right one for you. My DH is working hard to get our pool cleaned. clorinated and ready to use. I am looking forward to trying some water-supported exercise this summer.

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LAINYE 6/24/2009 9:17AM

    Great! We all have to find what works for us, and you have! Keep up the good work.

Lainye

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Central Texas Summertime Weather Report

Friday, June 19, 2009

Hot
Sunny
Dry

Check back in September for a change in the weather, lol.

Trying to eat a little better, a little less than before.

Hoping every day to be a little better than before.

It IS a good day for a swim!

  


One more time...

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Ok, the old bod is doing better, moving better and not in much pain.

Time to get back on track, log food, count calories, etc. etc.

Looking at the bright side: Living with pain makes you REALLY appreciate even one day without it!

  
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ROSILEIGH 6/18/2009 9:50AM

    Glad you are feeling better it's good you can look on the bright side.
Cheers
Cathy

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BIRDLEGS29 6/18/2009 9:44AM

    So glad you are feeling better.

Jean

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Inspired by SANDRA0011's Blog

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Every meal that is On Plan is a SUCCESS!

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And it's one more success than you had before!

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You're body thanks you for it!!!


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ROSILEIGH 6/14/2009 10:12AM

    Enjoyed your blog,wise words.

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Chasing away the Monster.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

The pain monster is letting go. I took a slow, short walk yesterday and can still move this morning, so that's an improvement. I was in it's grip for about two weeks or more this time.

My WISH for this point in my life is to be able to walk until I'm just too tired to walk anymore - and have no serious pain as a result. Pretty simple, hmm? Very hard for me to achieve.

I'll never have an exercise streak that's very long because the pain stops me from moving.

I'll never stop trying, either. SO THERE!

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What I need to learn from this repetitive cycle, is NOT to eat more when I'm in pain. 1200 calories is what I have to stick with when I can't MOVE. It's not much and I could eat more and still lose if I could burn more calories. Hey, I guess it's good to have a project to work on, lol.

  
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GRANDMAHOWLEY 6/12/2009 8:44AM

    emoticon You win the gold cup for real grit. Your fortitude - and sense of humor - are admirable. Keep on going!

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BEESPARKLE 6/11/2009 8:46AM

    emoticon Go girl!

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ROSILEIGH 6/11/2009 8:36AM

    I'm glad your pain is improving,all you can do, is to do what you can when you can,i know it's not easy but you are doing great, hang on in there.
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