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Diabetes Weight-Loss Workout Plan

An 8-Week, Easy-to-Follow Plan for Beginners


  • With my physical issues there is no way I can get through these! I thought they were geared towards people like me but they are not. I'll have to look elsewhere. - 11/12/2015 8:41:54 AM
  • Started to watch one of the videos, but three of the first five exercises I could not begin to do with moderate arthritis in both knees and hips. Squats and lunges are not going to happen. I can walk forever on flat ground, but stairs are difficult and incredibly painful.

    I would suggest as an alternative Leslie Sansone's walking videos or the HappyYoga videos. They are much more accessible to me than the "official" things, and when there is something I can't do, I can usually see a simple way to modify the move to make it do-able. - 11/6/2015 6:30:20 PM
  • I thought this video would be easy. NOOOOO on those squats and lunges BUT it was GREAT feeling those muscles working. Looking forward to doing this again. Thanks! - 10/4/2015 4:47:17 PM
  • Pool at the rec reopens Tuesday and I will be there. Best workout for those of us with arthritic knees - 9/5/2015 11:57:27 AM
    my name is mollyjean, i have multiple health problems. i walk but cannot exercise. so what can i do. i have lost 30 pounds since my hubby die. thank you - 6/24/2015 10:40:46 PM
    I have copd and am on Ihave to watch my oxygen levels while exercising. I need to loose about 100 lbs and get some energy back. I am in my 70's I am glad to have Spark People to help guide me on this journey. - 4/30/2015 9:24:14 AM
    I am going to start with the videos for 3 days a week and then the cardio. I do have an elliptical machine and a treadmill. I also have a Curves membership that has the Jillian Michaels on the circuit. So I will incorporate all these together and hope to lose weight and tone up. - 10/13/2014 12:53:35 PM
  • I am very limited in what exercises I can do due to my left knee total replacement 3 years ago which did not go very well. I am still in on-going pain after several surgeries on this same knee over the past 3 years. I'm also having terrible low back pain. At the present time I am doing water therapy at our local Aqua Care Center but I don't know how much longer I will be able to do that because the pain is getting worse instead of better. So, I'm looking for suggestions on what I can do to get some exercise in. I do all of my regular routine things every day with tears in my eyes due to the pain but I know it is better to get up and do some type of movement than none at all. However I don't know if I'm getting enough to count towards losing weight. Help! SweetPotatoPie1 - 7/4/2014 5:08:51 PM
    I don't believe regular exercise itself can bring down the weight. There should be some exact plan under some weight loss clinic. I have implemented the weight loss exercise program of Credit valley clinic. Their proper guidance helps me to achieve the shape and weight of my dreams. Exercise could be used to increase the resting metabolic rate and retain the reduced weight. - 2/6/2014 2:25:22 AM
  • I do not have a way to view the videos, however, I have a manual treadmill, yoga mat and guide book, and work out bands and walking weights. I will utilize these. Today, November 4, 2013 will be treadmill day. :P - 11/4/2013 8:38:55 AM
  • LINDAJ1804
    I am a boarder line diabetic. I don't want to cross that line. My weight ballooned up 25 pounds recently for no reason. I can't seem to get it together and get my weight loss back on track. I hope that this will help boost me. I also just signed up for spark people. I look forward to this challenge and the help from this sight. - 10/7/2013 2:14:16 PM
  • has the videos really helped anyone? or do you all do your own thing? if so what? I need to lose pounds and have left several messages to meet people on here and no one has responded!! trying to get feedback since Im diabetic as well - 9/2/2013 12:04:08 PM
  • I also have COPD , so it's hard for me . I have been doing the sitting ones. I have found. I have already lost 3 lbs in the few days I have been here.Dite also LOL
    os-detail.asp?video=38 - 8/19/2013 10:34:04 AM
  • I am going to start with the videos tomorrow am. not sure which ones yet, but like the idea of having many to choose from. thank you - 8/16/2013 10:07:41 PM
  • Here's a silly comment, where are the TONING videos? - 7/20/2013 7:28:24 AM

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