I, too, have balance impairment and I trip a lot, even over 'nothing. I can so relate to Judi's article. Leslie's walking DVDs have been a Godsend for me. I have a bunch of them, time for me to get them out again and use them! Thanks for this article!
Thank you for the post. I really enjoy using Leslie Sansone too. I had to take some time off from working out due to two emergency surgeries, but recently purchased one of her videos to get going again.
Thank you for sharing and Congratulations to you!!
Congratulations on your weight loss! I have also lost 60lbs and was very interested to read how you did it... I also lost the weight with Leslie Sansone DVDs!! She is so inspirational (ok, a bit cheesy, but I love it!). :)
7/18/2012 2:44:36 PM
Thanks Judi for your article and motivation. I have just about all of Leslie Sansone's Walking video and was worried that they would not be effective to help me lose weight. Now I see I was wrong. I will be using my Leslie's video regularly from now on.
7/12/2012 6:57:13 AM
I know the feeling I was 304, breast cancer twice in 2 years, also had brain operation..kept getting sick lost a little weight with cancer treatment..after treatments wanted to feel better, started watching what I was eating, started using my treadmill, at first just 10 mins a day perhaps once a week as I got stronger, 20 mins, with incline, now am 20 mins 4 days a week starting to in crease my speed and setting new goals..I now weight 261, dress size was 22-24 now wear 16-18 and a large shirt instead of 2 0r 3x...I feel so much better.
6/29/2012 8:15:53 PM
Very inspiring! I have lost 20 pounds so far and am looking to lose 20-30 more. I cannot wait to buy my treadmill! Thanks for the motivation!
I'm using Leslie's Walk Away the Pounds DVDs also. I'm up to the 2 mile walk, every other day so far. I'm mostly at home because I'm caregiver for my Dad, who has dementia. I'm just not able to go to a gym or take a walk outside. I also have asthma and outdoors activities can often be a problem for me anyway. These DVDs are a perfect solution for me. I also like to do SP's Resistance Band workout on alternate days.
Judi! I completely agree with you! That is how I am doing it, already, too; before I, even, saw and read this article! I, too, have an auto-immune disease! Sarcoidosis! I, like you, am embarrassed about the way I look (especially, when exercising); and I don't like being stared at. I know my weight gain was due to the Steroids that I was put on; and, at first, I could not, even, exercise if I wanted to (because of balance, and control problems). Now, I am off the steroids (and found SparkPeople on May 8, 2012, when surfing the internet). I am doing my walking (privately), using my treadmill, sometimes, independently (just walking on it, uphill; I have it, purposely, set on a 10" incline); and, I , also, have the WII fitness program. I, too, have a balance problem; and, like you, trip a lot, even, over air (so I know, exactly, what you mean). Sometimes, I can't, even, walk straight; like I am drunk, or something. I, too, am working on reaching my goal in the privacy of my own home; and, am happy to have the support of SparkPeople, to share it with. Congratulations, on your weight loss, and success. One day, I will grow up, and be just like you! lol ;-)
Thanks for the article and congratulations on your weight loss. I have Leslie DVD's also. I just need to use them daily now. Thanks for the encouragement.
4/29/2012 9:15:33 AM
Judi, I know that I've read your inspiring story before but something brought me back to it today. Thank you for sharing and more importantly, thank you for modelling what is necessary for ANY person to get things going with their own walking programme. Thank you once again and God bless!
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