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9/15/16 5:56 P

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9/15/16 5:51 P

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You can do this. Start with small things. Walking to the park, or even walking to the common area in your building.

What is the thing you want to be able to do? Make a plan of action and do one thing each day toward that goal. You can do something different or the same thing. Don't do everything, just a couple of things. When you are comfortable with that, add some new tasks to your "to do" list.

Are there group activities that you can join? Is there a senior center in your village? Can you volunteer at the local elementary school listening to children read? Can you volunteer at the local animal shelter?

Sometimes having things to do and places to go helps us reach our health goals as well.

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A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.
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You will never "find" time for anything. If you want time, you must make it.
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SHORTSTUFF33416's Photo SHORTSTUFF33416 SparkPoints: (66,730)
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9/14/16 8:19 P

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Every little bit helps. I'm 63 very bad back have had spinal fusion many years ago. I can walk but not for exercise. Bought a recumbent bike 10 years ago. Best purchase ever. Just do what you can do. Give it all that you can you will feel better for it. Even if all you have is 5 minutes then so be it. You did something for yourself and it will feel good.

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9/14/16 7:37 P

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Welcome! Do NOT be depressed! You are here, that's a good first step. Hang in there.

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9/14/16 7:31 P

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Hi - I've been a member of SparkPeople for a number of years but it has intimidated me and I simply ignored it for years. I was 276 and went down to 249 - that was last summer - slowly I've gone back up to 286 and I seem to have stuck. I just turned 70 and want to get down 99 pounds by next spring. I have a serious problem exercising because I have a bad knee and my legs swell up to twice their size.
I have one child, a daughter who is 46 and she is married with one child, a daughter, who is 7. I have problems walking and so now use a cane. I worked until I turned 65 and retired when my department was outsourced to AZ. I live in NY up on the Hudson River and absolutely love living in a small village where Main St. literally ends at a park on the edge of the River - we're surrounded by mountains yet I'm only 1-1/4 hrs away from NYC on the train. I love to read and recently moved to a senior townhouse development here in my village. I need support and friends and examples from people my age who have had to fight the hard fight to lose weight and aren't as "flexible" and active as most of these younger one.
Well that's my story, to me its become depressing and so makes me want to vegetate in my recliner and watch the world go by outside my window.

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