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Having to start slow, but will get there. 9/7/08 - Beginning to pick up a little speed. Beginning to get off my oxygen, have now made two trips out & left oxygen in the car. Have gone a whole week without it in the house. Being able to do a little more exercise and I am excited that I will be able to have a better quality of life. The day I can go and walk on the beach for 1/2 hour all the Spark People will hear me. April 6 Update. Did not manage 1/2 hour, but did walk a 1/4 mile on the beach today without oxygen!! WOOHOO!!!
Update 2011
Have been able to only use oxygen at the gym this year. Do not have to be on it 24/7 anymore - FREEDOM! I am getting stronger every day, but unfortunely the body continues to age - 71 next week. Not complaining, just very grateful to God for the lifestyle improvement. Back at work, selling and managing real estate plus several home businesses.
4/20/13 - Not using oxygen at gym and was able to pedal the incumbent bike for 35 minutes last week. What a difference! Still have not been able to do the 30 minutes on the beach, but hope before this year is up that will be accomplished.

Member Since: 7/23/2008

My Goals:
Regain my health, body size,and activity level. Last year I had a Mitral Valve Replacement and it has been slow going to get back in condition. Have been on oxygen 24/7 for three years and I would love to get rid of that leash.

My Program:
Got out the Vit-a-mix with all the green drinks. Just trying to give my body the best nutrition. Was trying everything, my cousin sent me some liquid vitamins called VEMMA and after 3 weeks, I was able to put down the oxygen while at home and had energy to try & exercise. Use the Chi machine and have had cranial-sacrial work plus a lot of muscle massage. I tease them I will get back, even if it takes me till I am 90.

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My name is Pat, I have 2 grown childdren and 3 lovely grandchildren. Have been a real estate broker for over 40 years and still work on referral only. Love the beach and the water. Look forward to being able to walk the beaches again. Love to Laugh

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  • v CRISTINE004
    Dropped by to say hi!
    4559 days ago
    you will make it .. we are here for you and this team is so inthusiastic that it is hard to sit still.. one step at a time and one day at a time..
    hugs from your friend donna
    4560 days ago
    Welcome Pat, to the 50's 60's 70's and older team. I love your attitude!!! You can do this. I am at present sitting with a lady who is also on oxygen and she is able to take hers off at times. I'm really fighting to try and get her to move around more and maybe you could suggest some of the beginner excercising for me that I could suggest to her. Good thoughts to you and I hope you find all the help and encouragement on our team to help you along on your way to better health. Looking forward to getting to know you better. Marie K
    4562 days ago
  • v SHERLE
    Welcome to the group Pat!!! The 50's 60's etc. group is the most motivating bunch of people in SparkPeople! Stick with us & you just gotta LOSE it!!!
    4565 days ago
    hello and welcome to our SparkTeam 50s,60s, 70s and Older Welcome!.
    we have a great support team and we will help you on your journey to a healthier you..
    come and check out our July chat thread.
    and our motivation and walking challenges..
    hugs from donna
    4567 days ago
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