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Walking along the beach

Monday, April 18, 2016

Yesterday we went to the beach and for the first time in months I was able to walk in the sand near the water! Perhaps that sounds like no big deal, but because of my weight and the fact that I did very little moving in my depressed period, my back has been really hurting. And my condition has been poor. One of the reasons we got the treadmill was to help me build up my condition. And we have walked alot on the weekends, but I only went to places that had benches so I could rest. In the beginning, I literally walked from bench to bench. Yes it was that bad...
So yesterday, I noticed that there was more spring in my step, the back wasn't hurting as much and I though, why not? So we walked through the sand and then walked quite a ways along the water. It felt so good and it smelled wonderful, that lovely salty sea air! And I made it without hurting my back, twisting a knee, or falling. ( that's another unfortunate story...)
It is the little victories along the journey that make this all worth it. I will keep moving forward and remember my walk on the beach when things get hard.

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  • CGPS1795
    Way to Go! Keep up the good work!

    3 years ago I was pending double knee replacement. I had been over a year with the handicapped placard. Motor Vehicles then sent me the permanent designation, my doctor told me I had to learn to live within my limits and accept my condition!


    Now, I do have a great team, medically speaking, and I am now approaching a two hundred pound weight reduction! over the first 3 years I got rid of 75# - this year I'm down another 43 pounds.

    I go to Zumba two to 3 times/week and I now walk 10,000 steps per day.

    I still have a cane, and the power wheel chair has cobwebs! The is decorative and a reminder of where I've been.

    HANG IN THERE! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    1886 days ago
    What a testament to faith and fortitude! Loved getting to see your smiling face today and hearing about the beach - another love we share. :)

    1887 days ago
  • no profile photo CD12068097
    Good for you and walking the beach. I live very close to the Atlantic and walk the boardwalk, seldom venture into the sand. I totally get about walking in sand.
    1888 days ago
  • MARIETTA2012
    Great job!
    1888 days ago
    I love your picture and the beach.
    I have had back surgery from an injury. When I read about you walking in the sand I thought that is a good place to walk. If I walk on the dry sand it really bothers my back but walking on the wet sand feels better. I bought some Dr Scholls heel supports and I am doing better. I do a lot of walking and since I have the softer support at the heel I can really walk much better. I did 12,000 steps yesterday and I am sleeping better and these last few days I have less cramping.
    You might think about it, you might have tried but I wanted to tell you how mine has been especially today DH and I did some sightseeing at the ocean too. It was a good day. Pat in Maine ((((HUGS))) emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1888 days ago
    So glad to hear it!
    1891 days ago
    You look so happy in that picture! That beach is a beautiful motivation to keep moving.
    1891 days ago
    Good for YOU!!!!! I, too, struggle with back pain due to spinal stenosis, so I know what you mean by walking from bench to bench. I am so glad that you had such an enjoyable day.

    You look very happy.

    1891 days ago
  • no profile photo CD13203638
    That's awesome! I am so happy for you! emoticon
    1891 days ago
    1891 days ago
    Wonderful! Love getting to see your smiling face. You are doing so awesome!
    1892 days ago
  • no profile photo CD13002992
    Yay! Love the happy smile you have in the picture.
    1892 days ago
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