Jogging

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Registered: 10-18-2010
Jogging
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Mon, 03-05-2012 - 10:59am
After many years ( now 61) of yo-yo dieting and being overweight I have just been diagnosed with Pre-diabetes. However, I have always enjoyed walking for exercise. It just seems now ( post-menopausal) just walking doesn't get me the same results. I still work full-time at a job where I'm on my feet all the time. I am in good physical condition except I do notice my knees grinding some when I climb stairs. My question is: do you think I could jog/run for exercise to help get my weight and sugar under control? I have lost 18 lbs by improving my diet so I'm on the right track there. Thanks!
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Registered: 10-22-2007
In reply to: tussey50
Mon, 03-05-2012 - 2:37pm

Hi Tussey!

~~ Valerie


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Registered: 01-16-2006
In reply to: tussey50
Mon, 03-05-2012 - 3:01pm

Welcome! I agree with Val that running isn't a weight loss solution. It can; however, be a catalyst for changing your behaviors. Couch to 5K is where a lot of us got our start so I would also suggest starting there. And definitely get those knees checked. Grinding doesn't sound very pleasant.

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Registered: 10-22-2004
In reply to: tussey50
Mon, 03-05-2012 - 4:37pm

Welcome

I agree with the other ladies that jogging will not solve your problems.

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Registered: 07-08-2003
In reply to: tussey50
Tue, 03-06-2012 - 7:36am
Hi Tussey! Welcome! I'm menopausal too. I'd love to have some company in that misery ;) I'm still managing my weight ok, but I'm not fully thru menopause. I can see how it's going to get difficult tho. I ran a marathon this past november and actually gained weight - running all those miles had me starving every minute but I just wasn't losing :(. I don't think you'll find anyone on this board who won't tell you to absolutely start running just because of all the other wonderful benefits. We love it! Good luck!

mo 7-18-10

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Registered: 10-18-2010
In reply to: tussey50
Tue, 03-06-2012 - 8:28pm
Thanks for the tips and encouragement. I will definitely check out Couch to 5K!!
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Registered: 07-08-2003
In reply to: tussey50
Wed, 03-07-2012 - 7:43am
Please feel free to hang out with us here and share in the Daily Thread. We like new friends! And I guarantee youll be inspired!

mo 7-18-10