Re: Hey Ketoman!
Posted by Chris M on 3/6/2018, 1:23 pm, in reply to "Re: Hey Ketoman!"
Hi Ketoman! Let me introduce myself. I'm Chris, short for Christine. I've been SS since January 8th, except for last Friday, when I had an early birthday meal. I was on Cambridge many years ago, and a little bit last year. I finally decided that I needed to get rid of the weight I gained when I retired exactly two years ago this month, plus the extra weight I had gained throughout the years. While I was working I walked over 10,000 steps just during my 8 hour shift on my job as a paint booth operator for GM. A week before I retired I had a total knee replacement, so my exercise was not only greatly decreased from retiring, but from the surgery as well. |
Because of this I can understand where you're coming from only walking from one side of the house to the other. I have been using a fitbit since December to monitor my steps, exercise, heart rate, weight and water intake. I must tell you that, for me, this has really helped with my motivation. I have my steps at 3,000 minimum per day right now, but once the weather gets warmer I will up that count. I can actually get the 3,000 pretty easily. As far as my exercise, I started out with walk aerobics dvds. Now I just walk in place and around the house at a decent pace. Most times I will get in my daily exercise as I'm making my daily Super Oats chips for supper. It takes 30 minutes total to cook them--10 minutes total in a skillet (5 minutes per side) and 20 minutes baking in the oven (10 minutes per side). The time flies when I do it that way!
I hope that maybe this can help you to get motivated and if you ever want some tips, etc. please don't hesitate to post on the board. I check it fairly often. It would be nice to have someone else who's on their journey to "chat" with.