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Old 06-01-2010, 01:44 PM   #1
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This was the closest support group I fit into. I really need to get in shape, and think this group will help!

I finally woke up and decided it's enough... I want more energy and I want to walk up stairs without wheezing, etc.

My plan includes working out everyday and limiting my calories. Working out is hard because I want to get on the treadmill and just run like everyone else at the gym, but my knees and ankles can't take it...one day!

I am doing this for me, but I think it will help to have other people hold me accountable for weigh ins!
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Old 06-01-2010, 01:47 PM   #2
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Welcome! I had many of the same reasons for beginning my plan to get healthy at the start of this year. You will do great!

I work out most weekdays, and take the weekends off for the most part for rest. I actually just started the couch to 5K program, don't know if you've heard of it - but it sort of eases you into running. It's been great so far!
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Old 06-01-2010, 02:49 PM   #3
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I have heard of it, and was thinking that once I lost 10-20 lbs I would try it. I just think that i would hurt myself if I tried jogging right now even for a few seconds.
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Old 06-01-2010, 02:58 PM   #4
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The great thing about exercise, in my opinion, is that it doesn't HAVE to be RUNNING I hate running and refuse to do it! I really think that at any size we should each do only the exercise/movement that we personally love to do, which changes our bodies in the way we want. For me right now that means biking to work, strength-training at home, standing at my desk at work, walking with my husband, heavy-duty housework, playing on the Wii or swimming with my kids, family hikes, and rollerskating. Some of these activites are more serious and scheduled (biking and strength-training), some of them are just to get me moving in a fun or productive way.

In my philosophy, anything you do that gets you out of a sitting or lying position is a positive contribution toward your weight-loss efforts.

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Old 06-01-2010, 03:11 PM   #5
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Hi and welcome

Take it one day at a time and good luck with your goals.

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Welcome and congrats on making this promise to yourself. Don't worry about what others on the treadmill are doing, just listen to your body and do what YOU can do - even a little bit to start with gets you heading in the right direction.
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