Re: my recent DEXA scores
Hi Texa... I would say congrats on the the fact that there was no decline. Five months is a really short time to expect a great deal. I say , do not lose heart, keep up the good work. It took me almost three years from dx to progress from a -3 in lumbar spine to -2.2. My exercise program began slowly and progressed naturally to where I am today. In the last year I added avid light weights 3 0r 4 time a week, and was expecting a definate increase on my last Dexa this Dec.,. It did not happen, although I did have a slight increase in the hips. But my spine stayed the same. Throughout this process I have taken strontium on and off. My plan is to go back on strontium full time, and continue the walking, jogging lightly, and weights. I have even joined a gym. I will not give up. I see no other alternatives. If it helps ,I have read that the weights have more effect on the hips , than the spine. Great that you have not lost any density, keep going, progress will come. At the gym I mostly walk for 20 min, then lightly jog for 15, then back to walking for 15 min, then jog for 10 min, walk for 10. Then I do some streches and weight lifting, for about 20 min. On day s when I am not at the gym, I do some weight s while watching the tele.Good luck to you, don't give up, its way too soon.
Last edited by tomatojuice; 01-02-2010 at 09:39 PM.