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Thursday, May 01, 2014

I have been admonished by my doctor that I need to lose weight and he suggested walking. I always wanted to do that but the problem is I have allergies and the tree pollen would always deter me. I started walking this year and, although my allergies did act up a bit, it was nothing I couldn't handle. I did it pretty faithfully for a week and a half, but I just found reasons not to walk. I need to find a partner. Problem is I can't think of anyone of my neighbors who would be interested.

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FOLAMIX 7/16/2014 11:45AM

    Well I have expanded my walking area and am still not up to 2 miles yet. I did 1.6 today. I am expanding in small increments, according to how my neighborhood is sectioned off, and have expanded twice this week so far. Actually one expansion resulted in less miles than the first one. However, if I can stick with this, me and my doctor will be happy!! emoticon

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FOLAMIX 7/11/2014 1:05AM

    I am not a morning person. But I have found that I am most successful if I walk as soon as I wake up. After many stops and starts, I have realized that I cannot take a break in between. I need to walk at least five days a week. I have gotten up to 1.5 miles a day and will go to 2 miles starting Monday. I am forcing myself to do this. As late as this morning, I was lying in bed thinking
I am not going to walk today, but I ended up getting up and going walking anyway. I must do this.

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4_MY_LIFE 5/2/2014 5:58PM<

You can log in your walking as you "walk across the country". It has pictures to show you were you are in the journey.

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FOLAMIX 5/2/2014 11:52AM

    I have been thinking. I wonder if there is a Walking Worksheet or something where folks from all over the internet could like log in their results and keep track. Its almost like having an active partner. I must investigate.

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    Holding off because of not having someone to walk with is an excuse! Certainly you want the company of others, but it comes with a bad side too: what happens when they can't or don't want to? You'll use that as justification not to also.

Try walking indoors with Leslie Sansone videos.

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FOLAMIX 5/1/2014 3:30PM

    I am technologically challenged. I don't own an ipad or whatever. Maybe I will try listening to music while I walk. Although I don't like this idea as I need to be aware of my surroundings.

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GRAPEVINE60 5/1/2014 1:35PM

    It does make it much easier when you have a friend to walk with. Crazy as it sounds a lot of people go walking in the cemetary in my town. If you know of any places that a lot of people walk, maybe you can meet up with someone on a daily basis to walk.

Good luck on your journey.

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GODDREAMDIVA1 5/1/2014 1:19PM

    You will have to find ways to motivate's your health. I'm up at 0400 to go walking…do my work out at the gym. Your health, your benefits, your rewards...long healthy years! You can do it...good luck!
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LMCNAIR3 5/1/2014 1:15PM

    I'm glad that you're walking despite your allergies. I know how you feel as I have allergies as well. Do you take allergy medicine if so this may help, in addition, I have a homeopathic drug when I go outside to walk. Have you tried listening to some of your favorite music, this helps me to when I go walking.

Keep up the good work,plus as your neighbors see you walking, it may encourage someone to join you without you having to ask.

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GR8TAWK 5/1/2014 1:14PM

    Walking is my favorite form of exercise. You don't need a partner (although it is nice to have someone with you) I do it by myself all the time ( walking partners have dropped out so many times). I realized to reach my goal, I have to do this with or without a partner.

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Just passing through

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Well, since my last blog entry, I have retired and am adjusting to not working. I had planned on walking and perhaps going to a center in my neighborhood. However, several things happened to throw me offcourse. First we have been hit with several heat waves of several days of temperatures in excess of 100. That pretty much took care of the walking. In addition, an emergency family crisis has arisen and I have not been able to really address any of my own issues. A family relative is ill. We are working on addressing her immediate welfare right now but the entire situation will take some time to resolve.

As a side note, my finger has healed from my injury in March. I really should have gone to get stitches though; it has left a definite


Wounded Warrior

Friday, March 05, 2010

Well I haven't been here for a while. I started exercising again in midJanuary and was on track. Then we got pummeled by several snowstorms here in the MidAtlantic region, which threw me off my schedule. Shovelling snow can really bring out muscles you never knew exisited. Once I recovered from the snowstorms, I started back exercising again. Last week while trying to change the razor in my cooktop scraper, I managed to slice my thumb. Because I have an abhorrence of ERs on a Friday night and I got the bleeding under control quickly, I didn't go to get stitches. When I went to the doctor on Monday, he admonished me that I should have gone and gotten stitches because it wasn't deep but it was long.

My main form of exercise is the stationary bike, grip is important. I should be able to resume exercising by Monday.

Anyway, my finger is still healing so I cannot type too well. On top of all that, my boss just handed me two major assignments today. Oh well.

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GRAPEVINE60 3/5/2010 4:57PM

    I'm glad that you are back with us. Sorry about the mishap with your thumb, I know that has to hurt. Have a good weekend.

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Second Week

Monday, January 11, 2010

Well I was successful for the first week, did three days of cardio for 20 minutes, and SP stretch routine for two days. This is the beginning of my second week and I have increased my cardio to 25 minutes. I have to figure out how to do it on Wednesday, my hairdresser day. I am going to try to do it in the morning but we shall see.

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ERIECANALGAL 1/12/2010 12:26AM

    Great job with the exercise. Keep it up.

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GRAPEVINE60 1/11/2010 11:13PM

    You go girl! Just add a little bit each time you workout. Build the momentum.

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WHITNEY82 1/11/2010 5:57PM

    Good job! Taking it one day at a time is a most excellent method. It's awesome that you're already thinking about how to arrange your schedule so that you can still meet your goals for Wednesday.

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2010-A New Year

Friday, January 08, 2010

Well I fell off again over the holidays. But I made a promise to myself to start over in the New Year. I intentionally did not blog when I started to just to see if I could remain committed. This has only been the first week, but I have done two cardio sessions at 20 minutes and two strength at 20 minutes. Today will be the third cardio session for this week. Next week, I plan to increase my cardio to 25 minutes. Depending on how that goes, the following week I will increase to 30 minutes.

Slow and steady wins the race...

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MKPQ51 1/10/2010 12:53AM

    I guarantee you're not the only one who fell off again over the holidays. Glad to read you got right back on track again. Remember, this is a journey that will have a few rough spots on the way. We may trip, we may fall, we may even find ourselves heading in the wrong direction once in a while; but, what's important is that we keep forging on. Take a look at what caused you to fall and try to change at least one thing. As you said, slow and steady wins the race! So, woohoo for your moving onward!


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GRAPEVINE60 1/8/2010 11:47AM

    I think that is the key-----consistency. Just stay consistent. If you can consistently do 10 minutes a day - do 10 minutes a day. If you can do more, do more. I'm glad it is going well for you.

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PURPLELVR7 1/8/2010 10:23AM

    Execellant job
I just moved by cardio up to 30 minutes this week, and it really does feel great.

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