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9/17/08 7:26 P

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KBEAR - dragging this one back to the forefront - way to go - you are kickin fanny and taking names!

Keep up the effort and I can tell you are enjoying the opportunity.

Shark

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8/19/08 6:48 A

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Wow, thanks for sharing!

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8/18/08 8:08 P

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Good for you! Glad you found a doctor who could inspire & motivate you.

Make this a Healthy Choice Day!

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8/18/08 8:05 P

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What an inspiring post! Thank you.

"It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop" (Confucius)

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.

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Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.
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8/18/08 7:18 P

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When I was a teenager, I used to run track in high school. Over the years, I have had many problems and 8 surgeries because of it. I tried just walking instead. I was up to 12 miles a day, 6 each morning and 6 every night. I felt great and it kept my weight at bay. Then I was told a few years ago that I was very likely going to lose part of my left foot. (I have diabetes and my feet are now in bad shape.) Needless to say, I was also told to cut back my walking. They said it would aggravate an already deteriorating foot. I obeyed, much to my dismay. You see, walking is a passion of mine. It is where I find my inner peace. Being told I couldn't do it was horrible. Anyway, I have since found a new doctor who is helping me quite a bit. He gave me some techniques to try and I am able to take my walks once again. Better yet, I am up to 21 miles a week! I go 2.5 mile on Sunday-Friday and on Saturdays, I go 6 miles! When I get the chance to go farther or take an extra "little" walk, believe me, I go for it! I do exercise caution though. I don't want to ever hear again that I can't do it. Never let anyone count you out. When they say you can't, keep believing you can!

Edited by: KBEAR9963 at: 8/18/2008 (21:23)
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