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3/17/13 1:47 P

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AWESOME Bev Keep up the good work.

I WILL SUCCEED BECAUSE I KNOW I CAN DO IT AND I AM MOTIVATED.


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3/16/13 3:57 P

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JoannHunt - I agree. I do the exercises that I can do. I modify them to satisfy my needs. Most of the ones on SP video for chair exercises, I do and have good results.


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3/16/13 3:29 P

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That is so true. If you don't eat enough calories and exercise and burn more calories than you ate you will end up with big problems.
Working in exercises with limitations watch the videos provided and take out the parts you can do and make your own exercise routines that are to your needs. First check with your Doctor to see if the exercises you have found will be okay for you and benefit your journey. Good Luck on your journey
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3/15/13 11:14 P

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I had a quick peek at your Nutrition Tracker and think I have identified the problem.

IF you are recording all that you eat, then you aren't eating enough. Some days have been under 1,000 cal's and a lot are around the 12-1400 calories, but with a lot of calories burned through exercise. I know it seems strange, but to get that weight coming off you really need to eat more. When exercise is increased, the calories need to be increased, too.

The 1200 calories minimum recommended not only be SP but MANY Dietitians is for a woman of average weight who is very sedentary. Add extra weight on the person and/or exercise, then the calories NEED to go up!

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3/12/13 3:30 P

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With my bad knees, my PT told me never to get on an upright bike, to always ride the recumbant bike because it puts less stress on the joints. When I go to the gym and work out on the bike I do feel soo much better, but getting me to the gym is my challenge. I have a gym membership and I really should utilize it. At my gym there is a pool and my dr told me to walk in the pool for 15 min every day and that amounts to 30 min. Like I said, I need to get to the gym.


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3/12/13 1:44 P

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I have been told that 85% of all exercise equipment is looking for a new home.

Edited by: MARYALICE411 at: 3/12/2013 (13:44)
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3/12/13 1:30 P

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I had a recline stationary bike at first. They take up a little more room, but they are a lot more comfortable than an upright because you sit squarely on the seat rather than straddling it. I got a brand new one in January for about $120, so there's probably something used cheaper out there.

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3/12/13 1:14 P

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Thanks for the ideas. I had a stationary bike but it didn't work for me so I eventually sold it at a yard sale. Something about the design hurt my back when I tried to use it. My husband and I bought "real" bicycles a couple of years ago and I was riding mine for awhile until one day I fell off of it and it kind of scared me. At the time I'd just had a bone density test and it was showing some bone loss so I was afraid of breaking something. My mom and grandmother both had osteoporosis pretty bad. Since then I've had 2 more and it looks like it's stabilized so I'm thinking of trying it again. I want to order a more comfortable seat and a mirror first though. I can't turn my neck far enough to the left to really be able to see if anyone is behind me before I make a left turn and I remember seeing bicycle mirrors that fit on the handlebar. I live in a really small town and there aren't any public pools in our area, even a Y. The closest is 90 miles, a little far to go for a swim.

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I moved to Grants Pass, a small town in Southern Oregon in January, 2014.




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3/12/13 11:55 A

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I used my stationary bike a lot when my arthritis was at its worse. Now I swim sometimes also. The elliptical is also an idea. An upright stationary bike can usually be bought pretty cheaply at a garage sale or craigslist. Also, January is a good time to get deals on exercise equipment. Water aerobics might be a possibility. There are some core exercises that can be done without too much stress on the ankles and wrists. Of course that involves being able to lie down on the floor to begin with.

But really, I would've been lost without my stationary bike.

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3/12/13 11:33 A

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Don't forget that as you exercise and increase your muscle mass and tone, that muscle is heavier than fat. You might not see a change in the scale, but other things will be changing.

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3/12/13 11:28 A

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I hear people talking about losing weight going vegetarian. Just learn to do it right. I didn't have any guidance, not even from my Dr when He told me no meat and I gained 30 pounds before I knew what I was doing.

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3/12/13 10:55 A

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Hi. I know what you guys are saying. I was having the some problem. My church in January had a fast for 21 days it was call the Daniel fast. My son in New York was doing the some thing. By the end of Jan. He lost from 229 pound when down to 209 and has change the way he eats. Vegetarian, I lost 184 to 178 now down to 173. It is a slow process for me. I eat little meals Strach once a day. Vegetable. fruit and protein bars.

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3/12/13 10:03 A

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Sounds familiar. I have problems with my back, knees, shoulders and ankles. Depending on what hurts that day. I do the stationary bike, floor exercises I have chosen off SP, SP videos, exercises on the exercise ball. Remember any movement is good. Even knitting burns calories. If there is an aid that helps you move use it. I can walk much further if I use a staff. Most people think I'm afraid of loose dogs and that is why I carry a big stick.

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3/12/13 9:47 A

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Ever since I joined on Feb. 4th I've been really careful with what I eat and dutifully recording every bite. I know I'm not eating too much but I'm not loosing either. I lost 3 pounds somewhere around week 3 but now seem to have gained all but 6 ounces back, a 6 ounce loss in 6 weeks really isn't what I was hoping for! I have tried to do at least SOME exercise every day, even on bad days. I'm now starting to think I need to find some more vigorous exercises I can do to burn more calories in a shorter period of time. Most days I've been doing about 40 minutes on my WiiFit and (when my feet can handle it) walking 1 - 2 miles. Most days my calories burned stay below 300. I don't think that's enough to see results but more than an hour and a half a day isn't realistic for a daily exercise routine, is it? What do you do when it seems everything hurts? I have arthritis in my knees, neck, lower back, shoulders and hips as well as a problem with my feet that makes it impossible to walk more than about half a block when it flares up. I'm soooooo tired of trying to make this work with all these limitations!

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