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COUSINCAROL
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4/19/12 9:24 P

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emoticonemoticonFran gave you some good advice and I can't add to it but am happy to see you join the team.

Carol

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4/19/12 6:14 P

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Valerie, when I was having pain problems and couldn't walk (my favorite form of exercise) I took a water aerobics class. You can work as hard as works for you and the water helps take the pressure off. You will still need to be careful as you heal, but you can do much in the water that you can't do on dry land. It might also help if you can find a pool for arthritis patients - it would be warmer than a regular swim pool, which might be helpful with the strained muscles while they are getting better.

As far as "maintaining" with a few more pounds to go - just hang in there and keep on trying. The real goal is good health, so even if you aren't losing, you are making new healthier eating a true, life style change that will go far to keeping you healthy over the long haul. (I have been "maintaining" for 2 1/2 years with about 8 pounds to go to goal! It truly is frustrating. I think I need to cut back even more to start losing again, and so far, I just haven't done it.

Good luck!
Fran

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VALZ29
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4/19/12 9:02 A

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Hi,
My name is Valerie and I am new to Spark People. I have 5 to 10 more pounds to lose, but have played around with the same 4 pounds for the last year. I lost 25 pounds before that. I am frustrated because I have a rib injury that has resulted in needing to stop taking a body pump class and now I have a strained muscle in my inner thigh. Trying to figure out how to exercise and get better

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