Keep on trying!!
I am 77 years old. I have diabetes. I check my blood every morning and some times before and after exercise, etc. I try to exercise.
How I exercise
Lately, I have been riding my 3 wheel bicycle on our new trail. I first picked up 9 bags of litter on the trail. I am a person who does not like litter or messes so I had to get it looking nice before I rode the trail.
I go to the TOPS club every week. We have been in shelter-in-place so we just have email classes, a magazine, and I weigh in at an outdoor patio every week. I have been losing weight but did not this week.
What I eat
I have had Iowa sweet corn this week. I do not use butter on it. I had a hamburger today that was grilled with no bun. I made green pepper strips and stir-fried zucchini and had that with my hamburger.
Learning for better diabetes management
Supporting each other and not stressing out
So I walk, ride a bike, go swimming, or do something. I was teaching water exercise classes until March 10th when they closed the pools. I want to swim in our pool but the people do not wear masks and I am concerned. I wear a mask in the pool. People laugh at me but I do not care.
I have a stationary bike in my home that I ride for 10 minutes. If I ride longer my knee hurts. I have a cream for my knee. I am going to go take a nap. Naps are good. Do not get stressed out. I do not!! Take care and be safe. Wear your mask. Eat right. Exercise. Talk to each other and thank you for having this support group.
I weigh 162 pounds and I must lose weight. My heart works too hard to take care of my body. I am 5'5.5 inches or 65 inches tall. I need to lose. You can help me!! See you later alligator and have a great day.
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