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SUGARCRAVER86 SparkPoints: (2,967)
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1/19/13 10:30 A

I'm so sorry to hear about your nose! For now concentrate on your eating habilts. Look up new recipes, try to make old ones better. Play around with foods and different dishes while you have a little extra time. It's hard to not be able to exercise- my mom has a heart condition she just found out about and she isn't able to workout at all for awhile. She's a very active person and it's hard for her to sit around and not be active. I'm sure you want to get back to it and as soon as you are able, start lifting a few weights while sitting on the couch or do some leg lifts. You'll be back to it in no time. Take time to heal for now. Wishing you the best.

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1/19/13 7:20 A

Consider this another challenge. On the web, Mary Ellen Copeland has what's called a wellness recovery action plan (WRAP). It may help to develop one. Keep us posted and we'll keep you going!

125ISMYGOAL SparkPoints: (917)
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1/19/13 5:32 A

I would concentrate on the diet side of your healthy life plan - so look at your favourite recipes and see if you can invent a way to 'dietise' them so to speak. When I'm in a really lazy mood I do stuff like this so its not time wasted.

SLIMMERKIWI SparkPoints: (240,796)
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1/18/13 11:30 P

I wouldn't be inclined to focus on weight-loss, but rather maintenance and good nutrition.

The suggestions given are great, and the hobby one will help you to take your mind off your injury. I hope that it heals very quickly and without causing further problems.

Take care,

TONKA14 Posts: 4,947
1/18/13 1:07 P

Adjust your Spark program for weight maintenance and focus on that for the next few weeks. You might use this time to try new SparkRecipes or setting other life goals like getting more sleep or cleaning out clutter. A healthy lifestyle change includes other areas besides the number on the scale. Now is a great time to focus on those that support weight loss (teaches you to eat healthier, improves other areas of health) while maintaining your weight. Once you are able to get back to exercise you will have new tools in the tool box to make your next weight loss goal even easier.

Coach Tanya

MARITIMER3 SparkPoints: (205,129)
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1/18/13 12:18 P

I wish I could give you some of my motivation, which is 10+ right now! Seriously, though, it must be very difficult to have to give up the exercise programs you would usually do. Would you be allowed to walk? If so, start with 2 or 3 blocks and work up. Walking is a great, non-stress exerise, and it really can work.

As far as not eating because you have time on your hands and can't do too much, how about using this time to start a new hobby or catch up on something you love to do. I'm sure there are lots of charities in your area that would welcome some hand-knit hats or mittens for kids, and nursing homes are always looking for lap robes for some of their residents.

Hope these suggestions help a bit.

RAYLIENET SparkPoints: (7,036)
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1/18/13 12:06 P

I broke my nose earlier this week, and I am now unable to participate in physical activity for at least 6 weeks. This is making it very difficult on me, and I am needing extra motivation, because now I need to be a lot stricter with my eating and calorie intake. Any tips or help for getting me through these next 6+weeks would be appreciated.

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