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Old 04-15-2006, 08:32 AM   #131
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I did lift my coffee cup to my lips & back down again about 10 times or so. Does that count? Lol!!!!!

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Old 04-15-2006, 08:41 AM   #132
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Originally Posted by BreezyCooking
I did lift my coffee cup to my lips & back down again about 10 times or so. Does that count? Lol!!!!!
I don't think so, Breezy!! Nice try.

I haven't today yet, too early yet.
I did 15 minutes of cardio on the elliptical last night. I have to work back up to my hour.

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Old 04-15-2006, 09:33 AM   #133
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no, but I just got a haircut!
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Old 04-15-2006, 09:59 AM   #134
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licia, don't get caught up in the "exercising for the sake of losing weight" vein of thought. It is only your way to heartbreak. Concentrate on how much better it makes you feel. I don't know how old you are, but I know way too many women who get caught up in the weight loss maze, and when they don't lose drastic amounts (and, to be honest, few women lose a lot of weight through exercise and moderate dietary changes alone), they give it up. A lot of people, both sexes, start an over-ambitious exercise program for their bodies, injure themselves, and quit. Or they lose a few pounds, "plateau", give up. Find a program you like, period, and stick to it. For me having some classes works, where my exercise buddies give me greif when I don't show up (and yes, we also eat together and occaisionally lift a glass together) works. What also works is a walk when I need to sort out my thoughts (I really don't like walking with another person -- I'm tall and tend to leave anyone in the dust, or they want to blab when I want to think). On the other hand, I often walk to get where I'm going -- usually the library, a bar or restaurant, the post office -- then I'm happy for company. Living in a small town is great for this.

My husband was diagnosed as diabetic recently, and we found the one thing that really keeps his sugar levels stable is getting out and walking every day. He lost some weight and "plateau-ed", which discourages him to some degree. BUT when he cannot get out for some reason and take that walk, it affects the blood sugar levels more than his dietary mistakes do. Like most men, he's terrified of needles, so he's really trying hard to control it as much as possible by diet and exercise. So far, after 6 mos, his doc is amazed that he even diagnosed diabetes to begin with. So get out there every day and exercise.

Weight loss is great, don't get me wrong, but it is only a part of your overall health.
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Old 04-15-2006, 10:43 AM   #135
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Okay, I did 1/2 mile vigorous cardio on the elliptical. I will do more this evening.
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Old 04-15-2006, 03:00 PM   #136
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mostly only mental muscles today, plus making my blue editing pen go snickersnack.
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Old 04-15-2006, 03:17 PM   #137
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Claire, thanks for your post. I would like to lose some weight, but I'm not doing the exercise program for that reason. I have RA in my hands and osteo in my shoulders and back and the water exercises are great for relieving the pain and helping the muscles and joints to perform better. I do Curves on alternate days and that isn't rough on me. I also have neuropathy in my feet, so I don't do the stations, just double on the machines. I've lost 7 1/2 lbs, in about 2 months, so that should be a good start. My dh does have diabetes and takes a pill every day. He was walking 4 miles each day and that really helped to bring down his sugar count, but he has hurt his knee, so will be swimming as soon as the water gets a bit warmer. With temps of high 80's and even 90 tomorrow, it shouldn't be long. I will swim some then too. DH doesn't have a problem with weight, so it was surprise to us when he was found to be diabetic. We both feel much better when we have enough exercise and will be glad when we can swim enough get the amount we need.
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Old 04-15-2006, 08:24 PM   #138
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I did circuit training today. My circuit consists of 12 FreeMotion machines, covering every major muscle group. I perform 10 repetitions at each machine with no rest period between machines. I do three sets, taking approximately seven minutes per set, with a two minute rest period between each set. I followed that up with 30 minutes on the LifeCycle at 80 rpm.
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Old 04-17-2006, 12:07 AM   #139
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I ran a mile on wednesday and felt pretty good about myself, but then thursday, my husband got hurt in a car accident. He hasn't been able to move much since, so I don't think we will be working out for a bit.
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Old 04-17-2006, 12:16 AM   #140
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Sorry to hear that biev! Hope your husband recovers quickly!

I just exercised my jaw, eating chocolate that is an amazing 10% of my daily saturated fat in one square! So checking the box...I've eaten 80% just browsing dc!!! I also had a bunch of whipped cream on my whipped cream dessert earlier today.
Some exercise is in the forecast tomorrow. I'll stick Callum in the frontpack & bundle up the Aidan in the stroller and see about going for a walk at least. I'd like to run, but alone, so that is doubtful.

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