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1/16/12 9:06 P

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Kathy, thanks for the information. Well I can't wait to start riding my bike. Right now I'm also doing some low cardio workouts until I can work up to doing more. I appreciate the support and help.

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1/16/12 1:21 A

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You don't have to do everything at once. Just like learning to walk, you have to stand first--and then it's one foot in front of the other until you learn to balance... and some day you'll run.

Riding a bike is a great place to start... and yes, it can help you lose. And yes, you'll need to do more--just not at first. I can't ride a regular bike, due to a tail bone injury 30 years ago... but I can walk. That and dancing and certain household chores are what I mostly do for cardio. I also have strength training in the form of several different physical therapy workouts (and MORE, OTHER household chores LOL) which I alternate four days a week.

Start small, with that bike. It should be work, but not to the point of exhaustion. When that gets too easy, bump it up. Add to the time, the speed, the distance, a little at a time. Add some upper body stuff, like lifting a can of soup or veggies in each hand... get some stretchy cords... or an exercise ball... The fitness tracker has some great ideas in its menu... explore! Get creative, make it fun.

You'll get there!...


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Edited by: I.M.MAGIC at: 1/16/2012 (01:22)
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1/15/12 6:56 P

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Sorry, it accidentally posted twice.

Edited by: AUTUMNMDOVE at: 1/15/2012 (18:57)
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AUTUMNMDOVE's Photo AUTUMNMDOVE Posts: 146
1/15/12 6:55 P

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I wanted to know if someone could help me with something. I'm trying to start an exercise program and the only thing I can do right now if ride a bike. Does anyone know if this will help me lose weight? Or will I need to do more exercising than that?

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I am one of the rare persons who can not take Metformin. It raises my lactic acid. Today my son and his wife gave me for my birthday a folding body cycle, one of those peddle things you put in the floor. I plan to keep it under my computer table and peddle away when I am on here.

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WITHERBEELINDA Posts: 1,125
9/30/11 5:03 P

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Yep, I understand. I bought a recumbandt exercise bike at walmart and can ride it for 20-30 min while watching TV or reading. It's really helpful for when the weather is bad.

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9/30/11 12:31 P

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Couple of comments:

IF you are uncomfortable taking the Metformin XR twice/day, please let your Dr. know so your treatment plan is adjusted as need be. And I was on ActosplusMet initially when I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Stayed on that for about 6 mths. and changed to Metformin. Was on that till March 2011 because @ that point, then, I'd lost 92 lbs., had a good exercise plan in place (primarily walking) and myh blood sugars were consistently normal when I'd test before breakfast, then rotating after breakfast, before lunch, after lunch, before dinner, after dinner to see how each meal affected my sugars and how I needed to adapt my diet. Believe me it was worth every ounce of effort.

Secondly, get a pedometer, because that can be motivating to see those steps/miles/km. add up and the lbs. will disappear . . . slowly but surely.

Set your goals so there are small, achievable steps towards your final destination. Right now I do 16,000 + steps/day but I sure didn't start that way! Plan how you want your walking regime to go, have goals, have rewards! My first reward was a pedometer! I can't tell you how many I've worn out! Just got one last week (SporLine) and LOVE it. The best one I've had. Comfortable and accurate!

Most of all, realize motivation definitely does come from within. Read motivational material on this site. I invite you to look @ my spark page. Check out success stories!

You can do this day-by-day, step-by-step and you're not alone.

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9/30/11 11:33 A

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I started on Metformin XR last month which I take about once a day (prescribed for 2x but I didn't want to take the medicine anyway) I had a "Y" membership, which I try to get to 2x weekly for strength training (I am in a rural area and it is a 25 mile trip each way) and then walk around the development at least 2x a week for at least a mile. Walking is the easiest and most accessible for me to do, but to get the motivation sometimes has been tough. I should be doing better in that department, since my job downsized, I am home more and can exercise more often. Once I get out of this exercise funk, I guess it will be a little better. emoticon

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9/30/11 11:01 A

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A few more details, please! LOL

Are you on medication? If so, is it insulin or otherwise?

Is the exercise a permanent part of your lifestyle now? Are you consistent with the exercise?

The whole point of exercising is to lower your blood sugar without medicinal assistance, so IF you are on medication for diabetes, and IF you are intending to continue the exercise every day, and IF this blood sugar drop has been going on consistently, talk to your doctor about changing your dosages!

Otherwise, I'd suggest you may want to break the exercise into shorter sessions, spaced throughout the day, so the little "pre-exercise snack" will work for you... but I find for myself that the blood sugar drop tends to be HOURS AFTER the exercise. We're each a little different, and you will need to try a few suggestions til you find one that works for YOU.

Good luck... and emoticon , you are doing just what you should be!

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"The real secret of success is enthusiasm..." thanks, Walter P. Chrysler. I believe it. That's what I want in my life--to give my imagination a chance, to live with energy and enthusiasm!

Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But you don't have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too! LOL

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9/30/11 10:57 A

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Walking. Walk, walk, walk.

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9/30/11 10:35 A

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My favorite exercise is any one that I make myself DO! I am horrible about getting exercise...trying to be better..... emoticon

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9/30/11 10:27 A

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What is your favorite exercise to do as you lose weight? Which ones cause the least blood sugar fluctuations? I like swimming and walking, but find if I exercise more than 1 hr, my bs drops. I have tried having a snack before, and it only helps with that shaky feeling a bit. Any feedback is welcome!

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