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I have a stationary bike and if I can't get myself out the door for a walk I jump on that. Sometimes I just think I'll do 5 or 10 minutes just to DO something but I always end up doing more. Then I lift a few weights or whatever. I worked at a desk for 23 years and you just have to get up out of the chair frequently and stretch, touch your toes, do neckrolls whatever. I always tried to walk at my lunch hour. Where there's a will there's a way. Good luck to you!!
"Fall down 7 times, get up 8" - Japanese Proverb;
The journey is the reward"
Limited space. Get some bands, a jump rope, dumbbells. Go out and walk/hike. Start short and slow. It will build. Take a voice recorder with you to record thought and ideas for your writing (like I'm so sure THAT's a new idea you never heard before).
I know you can lose the 50lbs you want.
Start by doing what is necessary, then do what is possible and suddenly you will be doing the impossible -- St Francis of Assisi
Rock 'n' Roll Dublin Half Marathon, Dublin, Ireland, 8/5/2013
Welcome Virginia to Spark People and the team! YES, YES, YES YOU CAN shed 50 lbs! It sounds like you have beautiful terrain to possibly add hiking, biking, or jogging to your walking schedule! You can be your own gym! Making healthy food choices is important in your journey as well! Sparkpeople has great resources and motivational tools. Best wishes to you on your journey! Nice to meet you!
Hi I just joined today and I'm counting on all of your expertise to help me shed 50 lbs by next year. Is it really doable?
As a writer I sit for over 8 hours every day almost 300 days a year. I live 6 months of the year in our 25 foot trailer in a gold mining camp near Columbia where I wrote my novel Without Consent by Virginia R. Degner. I love this mountain area and fell in love with the historic gold rush town of Columbia Ca where I set my mystery/ romance. I try to walk daily about 2 miles but when I'm in the middle of a book or as I am right now the screen play of Without Consent I find myself tied to my computer and then it's time for dinner and I get distracted.
I live the other six months from October through till April in Castro Valley where I plunge into my winter activities such as the getting ready for the holidays and attend weekly Rotary luncheons. It's a nice life and I appreciate it, however, it's pretty sedentary. What can I do to be more active?
I am 3/4 vegetarian out of health necessity since I have to limit my protein to around 25mg per day because of a kidney problem. I never want to go on dialysis and so far by limiting my protein I am able to stay in a "normal" range with my blood tests.
So this is who I am. I look forward to getting your replies to my message.
Virginia R. Degner
Winston Churchill said "Never,never,never, give up". That's the quote I used to inspire me to complete my novel Without Consent by Virginia R. Degner
I hope the same message will help me lose 50 lbs.