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7/5/13 9:20 P

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I also wanted to say, if it WERE TO BE 10 km ... more power to you and your feet that give you no trouble (I say the same thing to runners on Spark ... well, even 10,000 steps is something I've trouble with - I can definitely do it, but even at this light weight (and it's very light at 123 pounds) I still am not that fast. Thus I can cover too little ground per unit time, which is nearly worthless if there is not too much bodyweight to carry around. Because I doubt I could break 3 mph ...ever, without pain ...

This is why walking has become pleasurable more than I could ever imagine, but pretty ineffective for managing MY blood sugars (though never as ineffective as yoga, pilates or light weights)

this is why for me it had been swimming - during the years I was able to get to a pool ... since the logistics have been bad for that since August 2008, and really, really bad since November 2010, I'm content to do the corework and the yoga and lowest impact cardio ...

Edited by: TINIERTINA at: 7/5/2013 (21:25)

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7/5/13 7:05 P

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I apologized for the misunderstanding, I meant 10,000 steps a day(10K) which are the number of steps that are recommended. I'm not retired, I'm a homemaker, and as you know there is no schedule for a homemaker really.



Edited by: PUNCHILOUIE at: 7/5/2013 (19:07)
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7/5/13 7:55 A

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Vision,
Thank you for the advice. My doctor just says to eat right and exercise, they are trying to hold off on any medications at this time, other than birth control, which I really do not want to take.
Anyway I signed up for a 21 day vegan challenge as I have wanted to eat this way for a long time but needed some guidance for food choices. So far so good and my stomach is much happier for it :)

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7/5/13 7:52 A

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Thank you for the welcome! Having previously lived in South Carolina I understand the idea of walking in the AC whenever possible :) Thank you for your information. As of yet I am not diabetic as I think I am in the earlier stages, but since I do have a higher risk due to the PCOS I really want to lose weight to avoid that issue and any others that may come along for the ride. I signed up for the 21 day yoga challenge that someone put the link up for, so I think it is a good place to start to get it into a part of every day.

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7/4/13 10:43 P

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Walking 10 km a day?

Are you retired, PUNCHIE?

And it's no wonder you don't have to low-carb !

For those of us with regular plates of activities a day, check with your doctor and countermand their recommendations if necessary ... my DOCTOR did not recommend low carbing.

Go gluten free if you have to--whatever you need to do for your condition ... never mind the SAD ... or even the party-line on diets ...

Most medical professionals don't recommend anything but ADA (dietetic OR diabetic) ... an end-run may be necessary ... but this is not intended as the conventional wisdom or a substitute for medical advice ....

Edited by: TINIERTINA at: 7/4/2013 (22:45)

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7/4/13 10:05 P

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emoticon JAXNLIL to the Yoga Team, I'm reading about PCOS to get familiar with your problem. In the thread of the monthly challenge there is a link to the Health Benefits of Yoga article, hope you can read it. Yoga has many benefits mainly in balancing body and mind. Flexibility, strength and relaxation. I invite you to participate in the monthly challenge too.

I hope your doctor is a good one and gives you the right treatment. IMHO Yoga is a great addition to your exercise plan, but your doctor's opinion is the one that counts.

I've being diabetic since 2002, I walk daily 10K, practice Yoga and meditation and for me it has work well, also I practice Pilates, Tai Chi and Qigong but not as often as I would like, time is not always there. Yoga?meditation is a personal journey, I wish you a great one to you!

NH is a lovely state, I'm in southern Texas, not hills in this part of TX, but plenty of space, however it is so hot that a treadmill or walking around the house, supermarket or mall are better options with AC. emoticon again and accept my apologies for the delay in welcoming you!

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7/4/13 7:09 A

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Thanks everyone for your input and some very informative links. I live in NH, so I have plenty of hills all around me, which is great for walking.

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TINIERTINA's Photo TINIERTINA Posts: 4,990
7/3/13 7:33 P

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PUNCHIE, thanks for including walking ... not everybody has unlimited hills around them ... and more time and walking is great ... I used to walk (on level ground) near the "Penthouse" quite often, until the job shift ...

Also, read this and weep:

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I am otherwise such a booster for pilates, so consider that this comes from a place of pure disappointment ...


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7/3/13 1:41 P

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walking.about.com/cs/howtoloseweight
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yoga.about.com/od/yogafa1/f/loseweig
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Edited by: PUNCHILOUIE at: 7/3/2013 (13:42)
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7/3/13 9:53 A

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You are not looking for a cardio workout, am I right?

Although I understand that PCOS means your insulin is also compromised as mine had been for years, and I had not known it one bit!

Walking is somewhat better than yoga as "cardio", but I've somewhat severe hills where I mostly walk (no choice of topography near where I live, shop, do chores - and they are many .. I need no car.) Walking is the ONLY physical activity that boosts my confidence levels.

So I am in need of Big Cardio. I learned through taking my blood glucose readings twice-daily, every single day, as a newly-diagnosed Type 2 diabetic, long story I need cardio, and not stretching masquerading as such.

Cardio is, and with NO exceptions, exercise that leads to both rapid AND deep or shallow breathing at the same time. Rapid and deep or shallow breathing, NOT just your heart pounding, not just a raised pulse rate! Using the largest muscles of your body (i.e., the legs) in a rapid repetitive fashion. You could get a raised pulse just sitting and watching a horror movie ...

I somehow manage this DESPITE orthopedic problems and a bad knee ... choosing cardio belly dance, and modified Masala Bhangra workouts - mostly at home as well as in class. Thus I can't do the efficient thing, and shoehorn in a 20-minute run. (Not that I could ever really like running in my youth, before those problems. Never liked it--it caused me much upper abdominal pain or extreme fatigue, chest pains/side stitch.)

The style of yoga I practice is a bit far from Ashtanga (which some may recommend you go in for), I made up my own vinyasa style when DVDs and classes early on, stopped cutting it for me in the accessible strength-building department. That is done mostly at home, as well, at this writing. The style again became faster, still not cardio; but somewhat less strength-building. As my body became far lighter in fighting relatively severe Type 2 diabetes I presented with.

I had to give up most of my pilates! It broke my heart to have to have dialed down the frequency of which to practice yoga and pilates, as my schedule is too packed to do these now lower-priority workouts!

Dance exercise and dance movement spiritual modalities such as 5 Rhythms, are saving my life and they are as enjoyable as walking and yoga, if not more so ...



Lesser artists borrow, great artists steal.

- Igor Stravinsky

Find a way.

--Diana Nyad

(Said after swimming from Cuba to Key West without fins or shark cages)

My blog is at tiniertina.wordpress.com/ (topics vary; words are the most important things)

Now 103 pounds less than at age 24w/o surgery!
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7/3/13 8:32 A

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I am a "newbie" when it comes to yoga and what yoga I have done has been through DVD's I have used over the years. I enjoy yoga (and really it is the only exercise I enjoy doing). I have often wondered if just doing yoga and walking are enough for weight loss? I have found conflicting responses on whether or not yoga will aid in weight loss, so I would love to know. What I have learned is that I have PCOS and supposedly yoga can really help with the symptoms as well as the stubborn weight loss associated with it. I look forward to learning from others and becoming a more centered person both physically and mentally.

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