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Love my recumbent bike

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

It's been a while since I have written a blog. My Dr wants me to lose 70 pounds. With the RA affecting both feet, ankles and my right wrist I have invested in a recumbent stationary bike. This is exactly what I needed. I have only missed three days, in the past month, on the bike but on those days I had done a lot of walking. Still tracking my food and doing well. Every once in a while I go over my calorie count for the day but usually not by much. The work schedule is still crazy but I think I am managing the stress better now and the exercise is helping with that. I am not seeing any progress on the scale but I hope that will come soon. And No I am not getting on the scale every day. Maybe once a week or every other week. I can tell that my legs are starting to shape up. Time to start up with some strength exercises again. Not sure if I will make the 70 pound mark but something will be better than nothing. I will keep my positive attitude and keep plugging along.
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SEATTLE58 4/10/2013 10:36PM

    You rock, Girl!! emoticon There's nothing like the power of influence, so your husband will probably be pedaling before you know it! You're doing so good, I'm so proud of you and thanks for the inspiration! Now that the roads are getting nicer, I've been walking outside for the first time since about October and it feels so good! But oh, that recumbent bike feels so good too and what a life saver!! We will keep pushing and keep sparking! emoticon emoticon

ps.........isn't this funny, this comment was supposed to go to your latest blog and not this one. Computers! Errrr! I'll see if I can copy and paste but I don't know. If I can't just consider this to fit in better with your last blog!

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SEATTLE58 8/5/2012 5:31PM

    Hi, I just had to comment since I saw your blog on the side of the RA Team. I'm so glad that you love your recumbent bike because I love mine so much too!! I have RA also and wow, is that ever the answer. I can't walk more than 10 min. if that, because of knee and foot pain. I am finding out that I can be on the bike for 40 min. every day now. Mostly that is. It's taken me awhile to get there to 40 but I must be getting stronger, like it sounds you are too. My Rheumy was so thrilled that I had gotten a re. bike, because he knew how excellent they were for painful joints and that it can't harm them as much as other excercises! My husband was the first one to discover it because of his bad knees from milking cows! After his knee surgeries, he was astounded at well he could ride the bike w/o alot of pain and that's what really made him stronger. What an awesome investment this has been and think of what we're saving not going to the gym/club??!! Take care and good luck to you! WooHoo, you're doing it! I've lost a total of 62# and I have around 35 to go. We can both do it. I hope you don't mind that I'll add you as my friend. Us RA and recumbent bike SP can really stick together!

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DEDICATED2HIM 8/4/2012 8:40PM

    I bought an almost new recumbent bike from a friend of mine for $100. It was a great investment and is really the only cardio that I'm able to do without oceans of pain. I also try to do ten minutes on the treadmill and 20 on the bike....but the ten minutes on the treadmill are agonizing. Good for you for finding something you are able to do. We can do it!!

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HOPEFULHIPPO 8/3/2012 2:31PM

    emoticon 25 pounds ago my ankles hurt every single morning when I got up. Now they removed from your knees. FOUR. I don't have RA, but I'm willing to behardly hurt at all. I also just read that for every pound you lose that's four pounds of pressure t that as you keep this up you will start to feel better, and that's the biggest reward!!

You can do this!! emoticon

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