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30 minutes walking per day.. no excuses

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Hi.. I used to be slim, with a weight of 150 pounds which was maintainable for me.. and it was a good weight. Now, I look back and wonder how I could have let all this extra poundage pile on to me. I want to wear my wedding rings again.. I want to be able to cross my legs..and I want to wear normal clothes..I love music..and exercising.
Time for a new start.

An addition (July 17th)
My blood pressure recently was way up..so the doctor put me on a new pill called Coversyl 4 mg
The first day I had a huge reaction to it.. headachey, weepy, panic attack, wobbly on my feet.. very sleepy..
This is the second day now..and I feel much better and even walked my dog..It's wonderful to be out and about, and to meet new dogs and new people.

Aug. 14...
Went to the doctor last week and my blood pressure was down to 120 over 80.. He sighed a sigh of relief that it had responded to the new pill...I still have heart pain on the left side. Sometimes there is a burning sensation in the middle of my chest.. Sometimes my back hurts in the middle behind my heart. Sometimes I have all three happenning, and thats when I go off by myself and relax and calm myself.. and think happy thoughts.

Edit update...November 11, 2014
My heart rate is down to 110 over 76.. very good for me. But my aortic valve is definately a trouble maker for me.. I have to have another MRI in February.. Would be nice to weigh less for that.
I am going to limit my calories and continue my dog walking 4 times a day at least.. My dog is high energy and she keeps me walking.. I usually have one longer walk first thing in the morning, and then shorter walks the rest of the day..I do enjoy it...
I feel much more motivated today than ever before.. Not only because of my heart trouble.. but because my youngest daughter might be getting married in the not too distant future, and I want to be much more slim for that event!

Member Since: 5/6/2012

Fitness Minutes: 5,193

My Goals:
To ride my stationary bike at least 5 miles a day
To walk at least 20 minutes per day.

My Program:
Yard work
Walking the dog
Biking inside

Personal Information:
Recently moved to the city and am enjoying the walking routes.

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My cat follows me everywhere in the house so she gets exercise..
My dog walks with me so she gets exercise..
Hoping to provide a good example for my daughter to follow.
But also, she and her boyfriend are proving to be a good influence on my own eating and moving habits..!!

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