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Hard to be a Loser...Never a Quitter.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Today I come not to boast about what I have done right...but to confess my shortcomings. I am not doing what I want to accomplish and the only way I know to keep going is to confess what I wish I could do.

When I first lost all that 50 lbs. I was so happy and did not feel it was hard at all. Since that time, and since gaining back 30 lbs, I am finding that since the 'successful" time, I have been diagnosed with neuropathy of legs and feet and cannot do the STRENOUS exercise I did at the beginning. In fact, I am not too sure the exercise back then is not the cause of my condition. PLEASE LISTEN TO YOUR LEADERS, SPIRITED UNDERDAWGS.

So now I have to learn a new way to get all that exercise in...using Coach Nicole's chair exercises; Walking the Pounds Off by Leslie Sansone; and WII Fit Plus. It will take a little longer, but I am determined to do this before I ....well, you know, have no choice. At 81, I had better get with it and DO IT.

Still a puppy,
Jean

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  • v MCGS62
    81 !! I would have never guessed that!!

    keep going ---You are inspiring !!
    1501 days ago
  • v GOODGETNBETR
    First off, you look great for 81! Of all I've learned over the 4 years I've gone from 260 to the 180s the most important is diet 1st (what you eat most of the time), exercise 2nd and consistency 3rd. Because of your diagnosis I would definitely listen to my body but all the while keep moving it while paying attention to what I ate. It's not glamorous or even fun but tracking food, here or in a journal, is an eye opener, especially over time. emoticon
    1503 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/13/2012 11:44:37 PM
  • v MJ7DM33
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  • v MENNOLY
    emoticon I've done some of those chair exercises and I think that it is easier to go for a walk. They can be quite a workout! Good Luck!
    1503 days ago
  • v POLYANNA2
    Jean, we have to be adaptable as we get older because our bodies are subjected to new ailments and we just don't bounce back as quickly as we once did. I too ran into major problems with my knees last winter and consequently put on some of the weight I had lost while on SP. Back then I was going to a gym and doing crazzy amounts of fitness. I can't do it any more. I have discovered the recumbent bike and it has become my best friend. I also do a routine on the Wii Fit Plus, but my treadmill is out of the question for the time being. So don't panic, just do the exercises that you can, and yes, it will be slower, but as long as it's steady you'll still get there.
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    1503 days ago
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