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Exercise & weight loss.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

I began exercising 3 times a week in July of 2009. I gradually added minutes & days up from there. My health improved for the 1st 6 months, but I didn't lose any weight. I have maintained those improvements & added more improvements since then. After I joined SP in January of 2010, I increased the amount of time I spent exercising, especially in the summertime. Even now, I feel restless, if I don't exercise at least a little bit each day. Only one problem-my weight has gone up instead of down, especially this fall when I've been so depressed. The depression is getting better. I'm enjoyng things that I used to enjoy again. I'm even thinking about getting back into my sewing again.
Back to the exercise thing- Exercise has improved my strength and stamina. When I 1st started, I could only stand & work for 20 minutes & then sit down to rest. Now I can work for 1.5 to 2 hours before I need to sit. In the summer I can work longer than the winter. That's how fibromyalgia is. So, for me exercise has been worth it, even if I haven't lost the weight yet. Maybe next year?!
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BLUE42DOWN 12/22/2011 4:40PM

    Good way to keep your chin up and recognize the benefits of living healthier and fitter even when the scale is a "big meanie".

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JENNIW70 12/22/2011 12:36AM

    Way to go Peggie! That's inspiring for me to keep trying with the exercise. A little at a time and building up. Thanks!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 12/18/2011 8:43PM

    So glad that things are going well for you. I am so sorry that you have fibromyalgia. That is a very difficult disease. How great that your exercise program is working for you. Keep it up!!
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