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BILL60 Posts: 979,219
2/6/13 6:20 A

Welcome to SP and the best to you on your journey.

2/5/13 2:59 P

I will take it easy. I did do my upper body workout (in a seated position instead of standing) about a half hour ago. I took one Ibuprofen about an hour earlier and am waiting for some improvement. If the ankle still hurts later I'll hold off on the Bean's lower body work although I must admit I'm dying to try it. I will listen to my body though and take it slow.

MRSOLIVER455 Posts: 801
2/5/13 1:10 P

emoticon emoticon Slow and steady might be what you need. Don't overwhlem yourself!

2/5/13 12:25 P

Just an update. I went walking for 30 minutes yesterday and actually ate as planned for the day. Found a great looking lower body workout on YouTube last night that actually uses The Bean that my husband bought me years ago.

I've developed an ankle issue this AM and am on the sofa while I wait for the pain to go away. I'll do my upper body dumbbell workout as soon as I can walk to my weights in the back room. If the ankle allows I'll grab the Bean from the other room and then give those exercises a try. emoticon

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2/5/13 11:42 A

Hi All...I have also had somewhat of a slow start but I'm looking to really make a change by my birthday this year! :) emoticon

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2/5/13 11:03 A


BILL60 Posts: 979,219
2/5/13 7:30 A

Welcome to SP. I wish you the very best in your journey to a healthier you.

2/4/13 1:32 P


I'll go look for that site now. Emotional eating has ALWAYS been my issue. emoticon

2/4/13 1:30 P

@ Peggy - Thank you...I just joined your team. BTW, I see you are in Colorado...I lived there from 1978-1991. It's so beautiful there. The scenery alone helps in staying positive. emoticon


56ROSE Posts: 15,035
2/4/13 8:14 A

emoticon emoticon Glad you've joined us! Have you considered joining the emotional eaters team? I identify with your story; I have similar issues and challenges. Good luck and emoticon

LOSE4LIFE47 Posts: 69,265
2/4/13 7:12 A

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BILL60 Posts: 979,219
2/4/13 6:56 A

Welcome to SP. Stay hungry, stay healthy.

2/3/13 9:24 P

I joined on the 1st of February. There is so much on this site! I've not done well with my food intake today but that's okay. Tomorrow is another day and I'll just keep tracking my intake and look for ways to improve my choices. I find that stress sends me straight to the fridge as does anger, fear, worry, sadness - I hardly ever find myself eating just because I'm hungry and that really needs to stop. emoticon

I'm hoping that I will find tips to deal with my stress in a far more constructive manner. I know that exercise will help me - walking always relaxed me in the past - but it's still so darn cold in Connecticut and so I'm stuck inside. I own a Nordic Track Cross Country Ski machine as well as a treadmill (not automatic). They are both serving as coat racks at the moment. I need to change that.

It's so sad - I know what to do but just have such a difficult time starting. There are some issues here at home that are difficult to deal with and I am sometimes frozen in place, hiding like a turtle in my shell, hoping no one sees me.

I know I need to kick myself in the butt and get moving. This is my week to prove to myself that I can make a start, no matter how small. The Grand Canyon wasn't carved out in a day. It's beauty developed slowly over time. Well, this is my time emoticon to begin and, with your help, I'll get there.

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