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Saturday, January 12, 2013

I am so proud of my daughter. She has had a problem controlling her weight most of her life. With diabetes and heart disease running in the family, I have always been very concerned that the extra weight was going to cause her problems with her health. She has always liked junk food and has never liked working out.

Recently a new 24 hour gym opened close to our house. She surprised me by getting the radio station that she works for to get us both a years membership. She got mine by telling her boss that she needed me to go to push her. She has went with me practically every night since then and that was two weeks ago. She is doing over a mile now each time on the treadmill, which is her favorite piece of equipment to use. The main problem that she has had is with her feet hurting, but she keeps going and trying. When we started she weighed 385 and she has since lost 10 pounds. She has even made the comment that she has a couple of blisters on her feet, but that in the long run it will be worth it.
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    That's So Awesome for you 2 !!!
    2837 days ago
    That is wonderful! emoticon emoticon
    2844 days ago
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    It's a wonderful thing when our kids start putting it all together and taking those first steps towards a healthier life. I'm so happy for you and your daughter.

    You mentioned that her feet are hurting, it could be her shoes. I found once I went and got myself a good pair (expensive compared to what I always bought) running shoes from a sports store where they fitted me properly and looked at my wear pattern on old shoes to get me what would work best, it made a huge difference on how my feet held up.

    Keep it going, you guys are going to have a great 2013!!
    2844 days ago
  • GAMMY98
    This is great. My youngest daughter and I use to walk every morning before she went to work. I was the one who needed to lose weight and still do. We live 100's of miles apart now but we keep pushing each other on here. So happy for you and your daughter. emoticon
    2845 days ago
    Jackie, that is amazing!!! I am so proud of both of you, and no one can ever sneeze at a free gym pass! That is just wonderful! And getting your daughter healthy is a wonderful thing. I am getting my parents up and moving with me. They always start the walks with me, and now Mom and Dad are able to keep up with me in speed, but not for as long. But they only started walking this month, so they are doing great.

    I keep trying to get Di moving, but she doesn't keep up with the program, and the 5 bowls of cereal in the middle of the night aren't helping either. But she is her own woman and it is not my responsibility to care for her. So there. I am washing my hands of it right now.

    Youare a wonderful mother to encourage your daughter and it will be great bonding time with her at the gym!! Have a wonderful week!

    2846 days ago
    emoticon emoticon Keep up the great work. As for your daughter's feet, I had the same problem when I first started walking. Tell her to invest in a good pair of walking shoes. My starting weight was 380 lbs, and balance was a problem for me, and a good pair of shoes made a big difference. New balance has some great choices. I've recently started dancing for cardio, so I've switched to a cross-trainer. Good luck to the both of you, and have a great weekend. emoticon
    2847 days ago
    you can both do it hugs
    2847 days ago
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    Oh my, what a good start for her and with you, right with her, you're her support system! emoticon emoticon I know that for me, I started with just walking 10 min./day like SP suggests to get started. Well, it worked and now minus 65# later and loving to exercise every day, those first 10 min. were worth their time in gold. I know she can do it! emoticon
    2847 days ago
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