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Join us as we make virtual visits to family caregivers and walk, jog and ride our way to fitness.

The Road to Caregiver Health, and On to 2014

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Ten months ago I had posted “Thirty Down!” That entry details how I had dropped 30 pounds and the impact of that weight loss. On December 17, I reached my goal of 51 pounds down. According to my calipers my body fat is at 27.6 percent: in the middle of the “ideal” range for a woman my age. The only difference between my new maintenance stage and my weight loss stage is that I get ...

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Watch: Virtual Visit to Michelle

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We’ve pedaled, walked, climbed and ran our way to have enough virtual miles to visit @micknews in Alexandria, Va. Watch our visit with Michelle and her fiance, John, below. And, please join our VRide! We log our day’s activities and then tally the minutes and miles so we can make virtual visits to our members. We’ve already made visits to see @Kathy in Arkansas (watch here) @RoaringMouse in Georgia (watch here) and Jane (@jbones1961) in ...

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VRide Update: Join Our Cross-Country Trip

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On January 18, we began our Community Caregiving VRide, which is about getting fit, staying motivated and making virtual visits to other family caregivers. We’ve tallied miles for our virtual VRide by walking, riding, climbing, shoveling (which I hope is now over), cleaning and jogging. As we rack up the miles, we hit the virtual highway to make our virtual visits. So far, we’ve made it to Orlando to see @jbones1961, to Atlanta to see ...

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Sunday: Join Our Virtual Visit to Kathy

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We’ve pedaled, walked, shoveled, climbed and ran our way to make it to @Kathy’s house. Our virtual visit will take place on Sunday, March 10, at 3 p.m ET. To watch our visit, just come back here on Sunday at 3 p.m. ET (2 p.m. CT, Noon PT). And, please join our VRide! We log our day’s activities and then tally the minutes and miles so we can make virtual visits to our members. We’ve ...

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Sunday: Caregiving VRide Virtual Visit to Roaringmouse

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We’ve pedaled, walked and ran our way to visit @roaringmouse. Our visit will take place on Sunday, March 3, at 3 p.m ET. To watch our visit, just come back here on Sunday at 3 p.m. ET (2 p.m. CT, Noon PT). Would you like to join our VRide? We’d love to have you with us. Ride your bike, pedal your stationary bike, walk, jog, take the stairs. Track your movement in our group’s forum ...

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Thirty Down!

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I reached a landmark on February 17. The number on my scale was 30 pounds less than what I had weighed on September 12, 2012. That averages out to a pound lost about every 5.26 days, or about 1.3 pounds a week. I had been exercising on my mini-bike since September 1, but had not weighed myself until the 12th, when I joined MyFitnessPal thanks to Chris. On Monday’s FitPASS call, Denise asked if I ...

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Chris’ VRide Update Week 4

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Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie. ~ Jim Davis This past week in dieting has been a challenge, but I have learned plenty of good lessons this week,too. Schedule Time for your exercise Adhere To Your Schedule Excuses are for whiner See # 1 While I make it a point to walk every day this week, I only got in 10 miles on the bike.  Why ...

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Caregiving VRide Virtual Visit to Jane

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We’ve pedaled, walked and ran our way to Jane’s house (@jbones1961). Watch our visit and share your questions and thoughts in our comments section, below. And, join our VRide!! And, if you’d like us to visit you, just send me an email. We’d love to stop to see you! Related Articles Get Ready for Our Virtual Ride (caregiving.com) Our Virtual Ride Begins Today (caregiving.com) It’s Time to Get Healthy with VRide (caregiving.com) VRide For Caregivers ...

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VRide For Caregivers Health: Update Week 3

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We are now moving into week three of our VRide to promote Caregivers Health. This week I logged just over 40 miles on the stationary bike and 10 miles on foot. While I did not expect to lose as much weight as I did in week 2, I am down one pound from last week. I thing that is an accomplishment considering we went to a Mardi Gras Party on Saturday Night. I will admit that I cheated just ...

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VRide Week Two Update

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We are now into week two of our VRide to promote caregivers’ health. This week I logged over 50 miles on the stationary bike and over 15 miles in walking distance. Every Sunday, I ‘weigh in’ and today after one week of activity, I am down six pounds.  During the first week of any exercise or weight management plan, it is not uncommon to lose more weight that is expected.  Health experts estimate that a ...

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