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Sparky10 06-26-2012 10:14 AM

Anyone interested in keeping track of our exercise and/or weight?
Just got back from a half mile jog. My dog behaved well, which helped! She's about 8 y/o (a Humane Society refugee!) and needs basic obedience reinforcement. I didn't spend much energy training her when we got her as a puppy in '04. My Multiple Sclerosis saw to that.

Thanks to some healthy living (and a few good meds!), I'm able to jog and exercise now and want to spread the enthusiasm. I lost access to my old exercise group and weight-loss group (of over 8 years:() and I really miss them! I need the accountability.

So ~ if there's enough interest here we can start setting goals for ourselves and keeping track. In the meantime just tell us what you do, or have done, to exercise and/or lose or maintain your weight.

I slowly jogged a half mile today! That's up from my usual 4/10ths because of the cool temp and it just felt good. I need to get back into an indoor exercise routine that involves this big purple ball that has sat blocking my view of the bird feeders for a month.

What did you do? Do you have plans to keep doing it?

Sparky10 06-26-2012 12:22 PM

I seriously need to lose some flab around my middle, and it isn't going to go away simply because I want it gone. I have to do something. I went for another walk today, a hike really, to look for mulberries. It was rough going (for me) and I'm happy to say that I didn't fall down! And found a few berries.

I like to eat fresh food when I can, and there are a few edibles growing around me, wild! Blackberries (I prefer the mulberries) and Morel mushrooms are what I hunt. I grow asparagus and rhubarb.

Because I was weak and hot when I got back from the hike, I needed something to cool me off. I have in front of me a bottle of cold water and a plate of: half an orange, 2 raw asparagus sticks, 5 cubes of cojack cheese, and a small handful of Veggie Straws (made by Sensible Portions). A nice, cool snack! And not too fattening (the cheese is the worst thing on the plate).

And I feel refreshed already!

Sparky10 07-14-2012 05:11 PM

Guess I'll just entertain all the readers! Anyone is welcome to jump :trampoline:in here with me.

On July 10th I weighed 132 pounds. That surprised me! Haven't been exercising, just the (almost) daily walking. I've started seeing a Chiropractor; 7 visits so far. AND IT'S HELPING. I don't get the fatigue after activity I used to so maybe I can do more!

Sparky10 08-18-2012 10:47 AM

I've GOT to get serious about this! Just as I suspected would happen when I lost my online weight-loss group, I'm gaining.

Today I weigh 135. Not bad but more than I've weighed in a very long time. I'm 5' 5", and I bet if I calculated in my measurements my Body Fat Index (BFI) would scare me. If I wasn't so old (52) people would ask if I'm pregnant. Haven't been asked that question in many years.

I just moved my computer chair aside and replaced it with that big purple exercise ball. Now it's not blocking my view of the outdoors, and instead of sitting very still for the hours I'm here I'll be moving some part of my body.

Yesterday I walked/jogged a half mile - I'm off to do that again!

karousel 08-18-2012 07:38 PM

Sparky I too need to get serious. I spent the last two days walking, walking, walking with my family while camping. Tomorrow we'll be doing the same. I have so many problems (not MS related) from my fall two years ago :Slip: and gained quite a bit of weight because of my lack of activity because of my injuries. But enough is enough and I need to find a way to work around my pain and stay active while watching what I'm eating. I've been wearing a pedometer so I can see how active I've been and will be tracking my food and calorie intake. I won't tell you my weight. :eek: I know I'd like to loose at least 15 pounds but more importantly find better habits and tone up. I've been fighting my weight since I was a teenager and don't want to live like this any more.

I love you sitting on an exercise ball! What a great way to keep or make your core muscles stronger.

Sparky10 08-18-2012 10:03 PM

We can do this, karousel! Sitting on this ball is great! I've been doing a hula-hoop motion most of the time. Sometimes just wiggling side to side but MOVING!

bizi 08-19-2012 09:05 PM

hi there!
great moving! that is what we need to do is move more and eat less.
that is what I need to do. I have gained so much weight in the last year....sigh.
went out tonight with a girlfriend and had margaritas. they were so good!
But not on my diet.

bizi 08-20-2012 07:38 PM

move more eat less!
this should be my new motto.
going to go for a walk shortly. It has been too hot to go and humid.
I need a shower so who cares if I get hot and sweaty.
good luck all!

karousel 08-20-2012 08:03 PM

I spent two hours cleaning and rearranging my garage today. This evening I went shopping and made sure to walk the entire store aisle by aisle just to get that extra movement. I've been wearing my pedometer and love to see how many steps I've been racking up!

Sparky10 08-20-2012 11:12 PM

Way to go, karousel! I used to have a pedometer; it was a cheapie and registered steps every time I moved. Turned me off of the whole idea but when they work I bet it's helpful to get a visual of your accomplishment.

I'm getting a kick out of rolling my butt around on this ball as I compute!

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