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Update on exercise and other things...

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

It's been a while since I've blogged. I couldn't keep up with my exercise plan as I had last written. I felt bad because of this and had to step back. The program was a post heart bypass walking plan and I couldn't do it! emoticon
I didn't stop though. I cut back on the number of minutes walking and the number of times a day and am doing well since then.
I've only taken rest days on Sundays. Now I can walk 20 minutes continuously (even if it is a very slow walk) three days a week, and I do Leslie Sansone indoor walking 1 mile video 3 days a week. If the weather permits (and it really hasn't) I walk outdoors.
emoticon I'm doing the Coach Nicole's arm and shoulder emoticon video twice a week and her Core Abs emoticon video twice a week. Last night I was curious to see if I could ride the stationary bike emoticon (the last time I could only do 4.5 minutes). I put on a Biggest Losers video and rode - - for 12 minutes!!! I was ready to stop but it was without too much stress....I'm happy! I don't know if I should continue in the evenings with the bike, as I do the walking in the mornings. I don't want to do too much because I'll then have to step back again and I'd rather progress slowly than have to go back. But I have so much more energy now! It's a great feeling!!!

The weight loss and eating well is going very well. emoticon I got below 300 pounds as of yesterday. Surprisingly, I have no problem with eating well and not eating junk. I have no desire for sugar and I was really a sugar and chocolate addict! I enjoy trying new foods now. Sunday, I made the Breakfast Lentil recipe that I saw here on SP and it was very good. I ate it as my afternoon snack. Low calories and fiber and with the apple it was sweet. I want to try the chickpea and lentil veggie burger recipe next.

Have a good Wednesday and I hope everyone is staying warm and dry with all this rain and snow we are having everywhere. emoticon emoticon


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LYNMEINDERS 2/23/2014 4:33AM

    WOOHOO...under 300....go you...thats awesome

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SUPER_CIARA 2/12/2014 1:31PM

    emoticon emoticon Sounds like you are doing a wonderful job! Moving forward is moving forward, no matter what the pace.

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    Woohoo! Sounds like you moving in the right direction! Good for you!

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KITRONA 2/5/2014 10:48PM

    Congratulations!! That's gotta feel good, and it's awesome that you didn't quit!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 2/5/2014 10:04PM

    CONGRATULATIONS on the great job you are doing. Listen to your body as you continue with your exercises so that you don't overdo it. I am happy (and I know you are too) with the progress you are making.
Enjoy a wonderful week and stay warm and dry. Our weather has been miserable with all the snow, freezing rain and cold. One day at a time we are getting closer to spring! WOOHOO!!!
I love the Abraham Lincoln is very true!!!
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Blessings and hugs,

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PGHP31CK 2/5/2014 10:58AM

    I'm hearing some excellent scale and non-scale victories here!!! WHOOHOO! Sounds like it's time for a happy dance!
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You've got momentum -- I know that you WILL do it! Cheering you on!

BTW -- thank you for mentioning the breakfast lentils! Bored with my breakfast choices, and that sounds good!

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BIGPAWSUP 2/5/2014 9:43AM

    That is terrific! Congrats and keep up the great work!

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STRONGDAWG 2/5/2014 5:57AM

    Congratulations on getting below 300 pounds!!!!!!

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