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9/19/17 7:33 P

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I want to do the off the couch lifts. Sounds like a great way to make yourself move every hour or less.

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8/25/17 12:50 P

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Its remarkable the results we can achieve by following the plan SP gives us daily, especially the water. I tried everything for 30 years and finally did SP starting Jan 1 and am down 32 lbs.



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8/17/17 8:37 A

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Starting having serious falls about 5 years ago. Really changed how I walk. No going down stairs facing forward.
Sideways with butt against railing.
Forcing people to give me the old people's seat on the subway.
Looking down at curbs
Making sure hands are within touching something
Carrying hiking sticks in my car at all times for unfamiliar terrains
Safety bars in tub
Don't close eyes unless I'm touching a wall or something (this is how falls in showers occur)
Physical therapy to regain strength in ankles and hips.

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8/14/17 2:27 A

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Osteoporosis or not, old bones don't flex like younger ones do. I too had a fall and that's what started me on a much-improved exercise regimen. I still don't kill myself, but I do things that will improve balance and strength for the very reason you cite so that I'll have some chance at avoiding injury if I fall again. Next birthday will be seventy one of them, so you're never too old to get your stuff together fitness wise. I try to walk at least a mile, do ten minutes of nonstop resistance bands and do a couple minutes on the Gazelle every time my fitness tracker warns I've been inactive too long. Never quit!

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8/14/17 1:46 A

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June 10th I fell and broke my femur so I had to have surgery where they put in a titanium rod and screws in my leg and I spent 34 days in rehab getting myself to walk again. I've never liked to exercise, but nothing can compare to what effort it took me to just raise my leg up one inch and put my foot on a foam paid in rehab. So from now on I will be doing my exercise and I will be as strong as possible since I'm 67.
My advice is to exercise so you are strong in case you FALL and then you have to get better. One in three people over 65 will fall. My GD tripped me as I stepped off the sidewalk in a parking lot and I fell to the side hitting my leg on the concrete curb. Whole thing happened in about 3 seconds. I heard a lot of stories about how people fall, especially tripping over pets or the edge of a carpet, or the raised edge of a stair step. Doesn't take a lot to do a lot of damage. And, no I don't have osteoporosis.



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8/11/17 1:30 A

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Small goals have a tendency to grow and multiply, so you sure do have the right idea. Now that you've started, never quit!

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8/6/17 12:12 P

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I love your couch potato on the move. I do so lack motivation. I was going to say I hate exercise but, I do not. When I move I am so happy with my ability to move better with my wight loss. But, still my brain fights me every step of the way.

Oh well posting goals starting now

goal1 walk on treadmill 1 mile
goal 2 never give up

On my way to my new normal.


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7/31/17 10:34 P

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Thanks for your input

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7/31/17 12:34 P

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Good for you!

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7/28/17 5:12 P

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Sit and stand. (5 reps & 2 sets) without using hands to push up. Not yet but feel legs getting stronger. Couch potato on the move!!!

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