Welcome, Suzanne! I just joined a couple of days ago. It's nice to see this team is growing. I wish SparkPeople would list Osteoporosis in their list of Conditions; it's such a serious problem.
Are you taking any medication for your osteoporosis, like Fosamax, Actonel, or Boniva? I've been on Fosamax for 5 years only to find out that my bone density did not improve over that time. I worked out, & took Calcium supplements (Citracal). The news was very discouraging, to say the least. I am now spending $375/month for Forteo injections. My only consolation is that it's cheaper than breaking a hip.
I am lucky in that I don't have any of the conditions that keep me from using Forteo. : )
Have you consulted with a physical therapist about cardio exercises that you could do to burn more calories without endangering your bones? He/She could probably show you some light weight bearing exercises to help increase your bone density. Just a suggestion. Barb
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