Swimming for exercise!

Linda L.
on 4/28/15 11:12 am
RNY on 02/17/15

I started swimming about 3 weeks ago and taking water aerobics. Yesterday for the first time in my life I swam a mile!! I have found swimming to be a wonderful way to reintroduce my body to exercise! I have been in physical therapy due to some back issues and I was concerned that because I couldn't walk distance my weight loss would stall. But instead of making excuses I found a solution that works for me. I lost 5 pounds since last week for a total of 63 pounds. My BMI was 56 pre surgery. We can do anything we set our minds to!!!

on 4/29/15 12:34 am
VSG on 10/06/15

Congrats on your loss!! 

About 10 years ago I slipped on some ice and hurt my back pretty bad. I had a hard time walking for about 6 months. I needed a cane and everything. The doctors ordered be to do aquatic PT . It was the best thing I ever did!! Now I am waiting to open my pool for the summer to get that aquatic exercise in! I asked the nutritionist at my WLC about the whole exercise issue. She said the best start of able is aquatic, so I am excited for that! 

I'm so glad that you are able to do it now! I only have a few more weeks until I open up my pool for the summer so it'll be great! 

Keep ip the great work and I look forward to following your progress!! Again congrats!!


Linda L.
on 4/29/15 3:37 am
RNY on 02/17/15


Thank you for your support! I went again today and did a mile and water aerobics. I am not back to work so I see the exercise and pt to be my job so I can progress and get back to living! Good luck to you too!! I LOVE my pool time!

on 4/29/15 9:40 pm - Sudbury, ON, Canada
RNY on 07/21/15

Congratulations, Linda.  That sounds wonderful.  I'm glad you're having so much fun with your new activity.

37yo, 5'8". HW: 396lbs, CW: 276.6

Linda L.
on 4/29/15 11:13 pm
RNY on 02/17/15

Thanks Mindy!!!

GeekMonster, Insolent Hag
on 5/4/15 8:43 am - CA
VSG on 12/19/13

Swimming is my favorite exercise.  I'm waiting for our pool to warm.  It's just hitting 80 degrees now and that's still a little chilly for me.

One of the vets recommended these water bar bells to use in the pool.  They're great for resistance training.


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Linda L.
on 5/4/15 12:38 pm
RNY on 02/17/15

Oh I've used those at my water aerobics class. They give me quite a work out!! Thank you for your response and suggestions 

on 5/9/15 9:09 am

Congratulations..!! :) Your post brought a smile..! I looooOOve swimming!! It is really a wonderful way to reintroduce your body to exercise and I see you did get some awesome results here..!! That's fantastic, super happy for you!! :)

Linda L.
on 5/9/15 9:36 am
RNY on 02/17/15

Thank you for your response!  I've been swimming a mile 3 times a week! The inches are melting as my body tones up. I have started looking for a gym w a pool. 

Patty T.
on 5/20/15 12:50 pm - Keizer, OR

I'm also a swimmer. I think it's the only thing that has kept me out of a wheelchair. I had also worked up to a mile but had hurt my left knee on 2 flights of stairs, so I cut back to 50 minutes (a mile takes me 70 min).

I can get back into the water 10 days after surgery to water walk, but no swimming or water aerobics until 3 weeks. Although I don't expect to feel much like exercising vigorously right away - LOL!