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10/3/12 8:50 A

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This is my second day with SP. My joints also are giving me issues so I am going to slowly introduce exercises. I know that they will get easier as my body gets conditioned to exercising and as the weight comes off. I have a walking tape that I am using. It was a 10, 20, or 30 min segment. This week I am just doing the 10 min walk. Today I will introduce the exercise bike but only for a few minutes. Once I can work myself to the full 20 minute segment for a full week I will increase my walking. I like doing these in my home because it is very easy for me to stop if I run into trouble. I have found that if can easily do something one day but the next day the outcome changes drastically. So, slow and easy is the way for me.

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10/2/12 11:32 P

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Yep! We have taken the first step. And success will come, one step at a time.
Just don't stop. We only lose when we quit . . . . so don't quit. emoticon

Cathy

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10/2/12 8:13 P

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Well, I think we are taking the first step by joining SP. This seems to be a really doable thing with all the tools right here on the site. I'm doing okay on the caloric intake so far, but not so great on the exercise. I feel lazy . . . .

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10/2/12 7:01 P

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Me too. Plus my doctor says I'm prediabetic. That sucks. I REALLY don't want to go there. Losing weight and getting on the move again will get me where I want to go.

I'll be 60 in a few weeks and have had a lot of life changes in the past few years. Plus I've recently quit my job, sold my home in the city, moved to the country and 'retired'.

Trying to do simple things such as working in the yard has sent me to the chiropractor 3 times in the past 10 days.

I SOOOOO want to get health again.

So, girls, what are we doing about it??? I don't want to be old and fat!

Cathy

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10/2/12 2:20 P

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Yeah, I had the same realization recently. Doesn't that suck?

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10/1/12 5:42 P

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I finally admitted to myself this weekend that the reason I feel run down and tired all the time is that I need to lose weight. I need to get moving and stop eating so much junk. I have always loved dancing and horseback riding, but I've moved into town and my horses are too far away to ride more than every once in a great while. Also, my favorite mare, my best friend for 12 years, died last month, so I am down to just my little boy's mare, who in not ride-able at the moment due to an injury.

I started my diet/exercise program today. I managed 10 minutes of Pilates and some Yoga stretches, but I'm SOOO out of shape. I know it takes baby steps, so I'm going to try to be patient and build up slowly. I know everyone says to walk, but I hate to walk alone and the treadmill at the gym is boring. I don't mind the short videos on this site for now, and eventually will find some classes locally - once I build up enough stamina for them not to be a waste of my money and time. I'd hate to pay for 30 minutes of a class that I can only do for 10 minutes.

Right now I'm sad and disappointed that I let myself get to this point, but I think I've hit bottom - so now its all up from here. I just have to remember that it took a long time to get here, I'm not going to get better over night.

God never gives us any more than we can handle - I just wish he didn't have so much faith in me!
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