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that's great,mary...love to hear it..as we get older,i think our bodies really need it...i've ALWAYS loved it....now i do crunches every day(and some facial exercises)and every other day i do stretching,crunches,pushups,weights for lats,deltoids,triceps and biceps...and squats and lunges with weights.......i put worship music on and i feel so free..........niki 


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Maybe i'll see if theres somewhere near me where I can swim, it sounds like a great idea.  Till now my major exersize has been changing the channels with my remote control.  ha ha.  But after a couple a months on LDL I M definitely feeling less like a couch potato and I wanna start doing something without making my body go into shock or something.  My goal is to one day be able to play some kinda sports but that is definitely when i have lost some more weight.  We're all getting there, right?  BigBen


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if you're starting out,ben,my recomendation to you is that you start walking...i'm going to assume you don't have any restrictions to your activity....you know wether you need to see your dr first...start out moderately.....walk a certain distance...i always stretch before i walk because i get shin splints really easily...start out gradually and work up to a point where you're exerting yourself more and more....set goals for yourself,increasing the length of your walk and the intensity.....you could start this while you look for a place that offers aqua aerobics......if you do this,keep me posted as to your success..............niki


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Ben, if there are no local YMCAs or YWCAs, you might see if a local high school or college with a swimming pool offers open swims to the public. One that hosts a local swim team here in NY has a few lanes open on certain days of the week for the public to swim for free, sometimes at night and sometimes on the weekends at certain hours. Definitely worth checking out in your area, too! Just get moving, even in some small way. Good luck to ya! :) ....NYKath


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You ladies are so nice to me.  I M gonna start walking more and like 1 of youse said holding maybe a can of beans in my hands which will make Miss Nikki happy and also make me exersize well.  When i've got the hang of that I M gonna go to the halloween party and then i'll swim and then i'll play tennis at the 'Ranch. 

Seeing I'll be so busy, PLEEEEZe will 1 of U come to my place and cook my food tomorrow.  Thx,  Ben


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Hahahaha!

Nope Ben;
No one coming to cook for you, so head to bed so you'll have energy to cook tomorrow!
Ha!

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hi ben....so an energetic walk will be what you'll need to have the energy to get busy in the kitchen...but don't carry anything in your hands(not even beans)..it puts too much stress on your shoulders and studies show it doesn't really have that much of an effect on calories burned.....................niki


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One can go to www.walking.about.com or other sites out there to find out about adding weights to walking. Some pros will say yes, some will say no. The different exercise videos are also yes and no about this. It's up to each to do your own research and find your own comfort level as far as this goes. :) NYKath


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Kathy,

I've not been to that site, but I once read about a weight vest.  Adding the weight to your torso, rather to your shoulders as Niki pointed out.  Some people even add how much they've lost to the vest (the one that I looked at a long time ago would let you add one pound at a time), to get an idea of how hard it was for them to do this exercise before they lost. 

I may look into this again.

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hi guys..that is my opinion...when i was still working at bally's we were introduced to the reebok program of power walking...from all the studies they did,using additional weights did not really help anything and just increased the risk of injury...you want to stretch before you start...start slowly,gradually increasing in intensity......in this particular instance,i wouldn't tell anyone to look for info online...there are times that you can find every opinion on the planet online and in this one particular case, i would like you to consider my opinion as a rehab certified RN and a fitness instructor(former)..start walking ad gradually increase the intensity of your workout.......your bodyweight is MORE than sufficient to challenge you........and you don't need to add weight as you lose weight....you will still be MORE than sufficiently challenged...i used to power walk anywhere from 3 1/2 miles to 7 miles a number of times a week and was in GREAT shape....i highly recommend it.........    
  kathy,if you prefer to use weights,go right ahead...
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I figure I am carrying enough extra weight... HaHa
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me too....there's this guy that has a whole program that uses NO weights....your body weight is your resistance...WHY risk injuring yourself?...the rotator cuff in your shoulder is very easily injured and not easily repaired.....when injured,there is often irreparable damage...we'll stay in GREAT shape when we power walk on the trails we'll have on the ranch.......niki


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Well, Big Ben.....I can only see one way for you to make everyone happy with their exercise advice:

FIRST you're going to have to walk quite carefully to the nearest swimming pool, carrying nothing but a lightweight towel to dry you off. 

THEN you're going to have to strap a bunch of cans of beans evenly around your chest and upper torso, being very careful not to keep the cans in your hands too long whilst doing so, so your shoulders don't get strained. 

THIRD, you're going to take three swift steps and catapult yourself into the middle of the swimming pool, doing a big "cannon ball!"

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very funny,miss mary.....haha....i'll get you yet...... 8)


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if U R sure no one will call the cops on me, I will do it Miss Mary.  U will probably see the story in all the newspapers.  Ben


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Ben, I've got to tell you..... I couldn't stop laughing at our silliness!  Yesterday morning I was about to perform a wedding ceremony....the bride was just about to walk in, and all of a sudden I got a visual image in my mind of you, with cans of beans strapped to your chest, hurling yourself into a swimming pool.  It was incredibly hard keeping my composure, because the whole time during the wedding, I just wanted to burst out laughing!

Anyhow, I'm veering away from the "exercise" subject, but I just had to share that with you.  Hope the walking, if you've started doing it, is going well, my friend.

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PSST forget the newspapers....just post the picture next to your name on the message boards!!!!
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Debbie - I just went to your homepage - why don't you put your picture on the LDL board? 

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I agree with Carolyn! Wow, Deb, you're so pretty! :) ....NYKath


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Carolyn,
I wish I could. I tried like five times and all I get is this stupid red X so I compromised and just put the link in.  Im not computer smart enough to figure out how to correct it.  I read the links you put out a few days ago regarding how to fix the red x but its over my head!!!! I even had a friend whos pretty good on the computer take a look at it but he couldnt figure it out either.
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