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Saturday, May 26, 2012

I have been going through my life and not knowing what is around the corner until I get there and it bothers me. I hate when people say do this or don't that and it is a pain in the but. My doctor tells me to stop walking because he thinks it bothers my legs. I love to walk because I can think about myself and what I want to do each day. It helps clear my head so that I can be feel. I know that swimming is good for you but when the water is cold you can't go swimming in it.

I have to think about what I want and how I feel about it and I have decided not to pay attention to my doctor because he is a quack. I want to find my inner self again and to see the weight come off again. I have been doing great so far and now I am down to 234lbs and I feel great. I plan to keep it up all the time and start eating the right foods and the right amount now. I eat 3 times a day and have yogurt for a snack which is good for me and besides I love yogurt.

I am going to make the best of this journey because only I can make a difference in my life and I plan to succeed in this journey. I want whats best for me so I will be posting alot because I love to let you all know how I can doing. I have made alot of nice people here and we all stick up for each other and that I have alot you of as friends and that makes me happy.

My family doesn't understand me or they don't understand how I feel about myself and I know that I am very disappointed in myself for not losing this fat before now, I know I shouldn't feel like this but I do and that I know only I can make the change. My children are my motivation because when I see them outside running around it makes me want to try and run but I know I can't run anymore. I use to be a fast runner when I was younger but not that I am older I can't do as much as I use to. So I hope to be able to do this journey and see it to the bitter end.
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    What about getting a recumbent stationary bike. It is kinda in between swimming and walking. Keep the faith.
    2156 days ago
    Water exercise is best for me too but right now I don't have the stamina to got to the pool, work out then get home. Also putting on the swimsuit is too painful for my hands so I know what you mean by not choosing the water.
    2158 days ago
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    I totally agree with you and I have told my doctor how I feel about what he has said but he told me that I can get better rsults when I swim. To me swimmimg is great but I enjoy walking more and besides it makes me feel about myself and what I want out of it.

    When I go for a wal I plan a head and do stretches before and after. I walk for 30 minutes then stop for a few minutes so the pain can ease off and the walk for another 30 minutes and then stop again. This way I wont overdo it. I wal for a total of 60 mi utes a day and I feel great afterwards.

    When I come back home I sit and ice my legs for 15 minutes before rsuming my other activities like zumba and my exercises. that way I can get all my fitness and walking out of the way cor the day. emoticon
    2158 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/27/2012 8:06:18 PM
    I am taking a wellness workshop that focuses on teaching those of us with chronic conditions to live healthy lives. It's emphasis is, we are the manager's of our health conditions and we need to create a team of consultants. Your doctor is one of your consultants but you are the manager and in control.

    Walking works for you. I agree that you should not cut it out. How can you modify it? It bothers your legs how? Are you stretching before and after? Have you tried ice after walking? Do you break your walk down into intervals?

    Keep it up and good for you doing what works. I too get frustrated with myself for missing goals and still not losing all the weight. This weight loss journey is a marathan not a sprint. judith
    2158 days ago
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