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   Posted 1/17/2009 3:11 PM (GMT -7)   
My cardiologist told me to lose weight and exercise or I will be looking at a heart valve replacement when I am older. Of course, he has no advice on how to actually do this. I talked to my PCP, 3 personal trainers, an exercise physiologist, a chiropractor, and every other "specialist" I can find.

They all tell me to "listen to my body".

My body says to lay on the couch, eat ice cream, and watch the sci-fi channel all day.

I don't understand how this is supposed to make me more fit!!!!!!!

What does your body say??

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   Posted 1/17/2009 4:17 PM (GMT -7)   
My body says get off of your butt and exercise. This winter has put a damper on things. It has been way too cold and we have way too much snow. But I did find my cross country ski boots. Now all I have to do is get my skis out and go. Easier said than done.

Dagger, your post was funny. Keep up the good humor, but not the good humor ice cream!!!

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   Posted 1/17/2009 4:24 PM (GMT -7)   
My body is with your body Dagger except mine prefers Life Time Movie Network to SciFi. If I didn't have my two dogs begging me to walk with them everyday and my husband nagging me to stretch and tone I would probably not get off of the couch. Would you like to borrow my dogs....or hey I have a better husband? Just kidding.
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   Posted 1/17/2009 6:41 PM (GMT -7)   
This depends on which body angel you are talking to. The good one says, "get up and go swim" or, "one more lap." the bad one says "Are you kidding? This bed is warm."

The good one tells me to eat my home cooked meals and lots of veggies, the bad on thinks 3 bottles of Ensure, a venti soy latte, an apple and a coke comprises three square meals.

These angels do not even compromise.


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   Posted 1/17/2009 7:04 PM (GMT -7)   

My body is telling me there is such a thing as too much chocolate.  That when I was in high school, I shouldn't have shoved my size 7 feet into size 6 shoes because that's the size all my friends wore.  That when my mother kept telling me not to slouch, I should have listened...I might have grown to be 5'6" instead of 5'1". And it is telling me a vacuum cleaner is a very bad nasty piece of equipment and should be thrown in a sink hole of quick sand.


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   Posted 1/17/2009 7:51 PM (GMT -7)   
My body also has a split personality: it's telling me to drop 50 pounds, or else. But, it's also telling me there's no place like my couch when it comes to a cold winter's day - and we've been having plenty of those!

I wish my body could get it together, geesh.
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   Posted 1/18/2009 10:33 AM (GMT -7)   

During the winter my body tells me the same thing- lay on the couch, watch cable tv and eat all carbs!  turn

But.... that does not work for me either. I need to move. I started walking at the mall to keep my muscle strength up. And if I can't get to the mall I make sure I am moving around the house or I will run into the grocery store and pick up a couple things. I do light stretching exercises too. The goofiest thing since I got fibro is that my body does tell me what I need to do. After the first 3 months of having it (was very sick), it was like it was "craving" to walk. It never talked to me before fibro?!!

I'm just looking forward to spring and fresh air, sunshine and being a little more active. It can't come fast enough!



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   Posted 1/19/2009 10:29 AM (GMT -7)   
I have good and evil sides and my body is at odds with both of them. devil Even when the good side wins and wants to do things the body says, "do and you will pay dearly". When the evil side wins the body says, "lay here all day and you will pay even more". It would be nice if they could all three get along and find a happy medium. Today I could very well sit here and not move all day I am so sore and tired but I also have an evil five month old puppy that likes to go out and play in the snow every 15 minutes. I wish she would get her good and evil sides together too. yeah I know I have moved a lot more since we got her in Oct than I had for awhile. Having an older dog like Brandy was didn't require much moving.
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