Sunday, August 04, 2013
I am back.. glad to be a sparkie again.. After some really rough obsticles in my life, I NEED to get back on track and lose this weight. So many medical issues have claimed my body since my last activity on SparkPeople that I find just walking a major chore, standing for more then a few minutes, constant pain etc.. If I dont do something, I will be wheel chair or bed bound.. It has comenot needeing a mobility scooter to get around stores etc.. I dont get out of the house very often and it is depressing.. I now have CHF and all the side effects with it, lower extremity edema(bad) , shortness of breath etc.. and being sedentary makes it worse but moving around hurts so bad.. I need to get real active on the message boards and not be afraid to reach out..
3 days ago I bought a 3 wheel bike, that has a pedal assist motor on it. WE recently moved into a senior mobile home park and thought what a perfect place to get out and walk a littie and meet people,instead of being cooped up in the house..WEllmost of the streets are hilly and walking was really hard, so someone suggested a bike, My balance being so bad, a 3 wheeler sounded like the answer.. I was petrified! I have not been on a bike in over 30 years and was not even sure that I could ride it. I went to a bike store and decided to try one first before even looking for one. The guy was so nice,, took me out on one, showed me how to turn on one( they can tip over easy) and basically helped me like one would help a little kid on training wheels for the first time. I was elated that I was able to ride it with out passing out!