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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Started walking two weeks and one day ago. Made a pact with my hubby, he is soooo supportive!! Started small, but determined, decided 5 minutes a day for the first week, felt so good to stick to it, aced it with highest time of 8 min and 40 seconds. Second week increased to 6 minutes, woo hoo, stuck to it, highest time 15 min! Lowest time 6 min 30 seconds. The 6 minutes even allows me to walk when my knees are sore. Now we look forward to the time we spend together, lets us unwind, he keeps telling me he is so proud of me. I am too! I have not been loosing, but I am NOT gaining, got to look at the good in that! I read a lot on sparks people, the stories are so inspiring, I am so proud of you all! And so grateful to you all for helping me to take these baby steps.

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HONEYFLOWER43 5/29/2013 3:20PM

    Keep up the baby steps, that is where I am at little by little will pay off big!

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GRANNYBB4 4/21/2013 5:35PM

  Thanks Big Skycherie!! 20 minutes exercise every day, that is soooo awesome! I have a hard time with 5 min of exercise, heavy breathing and all! It is so great to hear from someone with such an exuberant upbeat attitude, you absolutely made my day, in a bigger way than I can say. You are an absolute sweetie! A tear in my eye, a smile on my face, I send hugs.

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BIGSKYCHERIE 4/21/2013 5:16PM

    So happy you are able to take these baby steps. And you've INCREASED it already!! When I started SP, I couldn't walk at all--10 feet with a lot of help was my max. And no exercise at all. Then I began to try for 5 minutes exercise a day. Some days I couldn't do any, but most days I was able to do at least a few minutes. Soon I was able to do the 5 consistently. Then I increased that to 10, then 15 and now I do 20 first thing EVERY DAY before I'm awake enough to balk at doing it. I'm able to walk about 50 feet now without help. Five minutes is still beyond what I can handle, but some day it will be possible, I'm sure. And while you are making this great progress, don't worry about the scales. The weight will take care of itself. It's more about becoming healthy, and being able to walk and stick to it every day is really helping with that. So more power to you. And hats off to your husband for joining you! Mine is also supportive, so I know how blessed we are there. Congratulations! And keep on with your program. You're doing great!
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Gained again, at least on the official version...

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The official weigh in graph under reports on the spark site shows one line going down a gentle hill, this is where I planned to go, and then there is the another line traveling upwards...reaching for the skies!! Gains two weeks in a row. But, but, but but, but, I tell myself. I am eating better, and moving better! Can walk to the store, my gout is acting up less! I am eating fruit, and whole grain bread, and have made the changes slowly so they are becoming a part of my routine...a part I actually really like now!! So... I have decided to go easy on myself. On weight watchers there would be a reminder that would tell me it was my weigh in day. And so I would stand naked on the scale, no food or drink in me yet. But, last weigh in was after breakfast and two coffees! And this weigh in was fully dressed with a coffee in me...ok, ok so fully dressed was being in warm fuzzy pajamas and knee socks! I tell myself, that I am enjoying this, and how I weigh myself is changing to reflect that enjoyment, that if I keep it up I will loose the weight, I will feel healtier, more full of energy...and it too much to think I will be happier too? I think not! Wouldn't surprise me at all to find out I actually did loose weight, and next week...or maybe the week after I will proove it!