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Goals for Thursday 10/23/14

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Today is going to be a rest day. My husband is really sick with some kind of stomach virus.

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BMCC488 10/23/2014 5:04PM

    Hope he feels better soon! Make sure to take care of yourself too. emoticon

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DEB62BIE62 10/23/2014 4:51PM

    So sorry.

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SPICEMWE 10/23/2014 2:26PM

    I hope you don't get sick along with him. Hope he feels better!

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NUTINLOOKSLIKE 10/23/2014 1:19PM

    *HUGGZ* Hope hubby feels better soon!

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CATTUTT 10/23/2014 1:03PM

    Oh no, sorry to hear your hubby is sick. I hope he feels better very soon!

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CAREN_BLUEJEANS 10/23/2014 12:29PM


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144AUTUMN 10/23/2014 12:21PM

  feel better soon!

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Goals for Wednesday 10/22/14

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Hello Fello Sparklers,

I've already accomplished a lot of goals for today!! YAY!

It's only noon and I've gotten so much accomplished today. I was up a couple of pounds this morning and that was disappointing but it's also TOM so I've heard from reading blogs that this often occurs when it's this time. Also, I had Chinese last night and the sodium could have factored into that.

I got my car repair (recall) done - all they did was clean off the electrical contacts - they said no other work was required - so I guess that was good. The other recall is still in limbo with no parts available. The salesman told me they might nix the recall or go forward with it but they haven't heard from the main mfg. yet. They were very friendly and even had Otis Spunkmeyer cookies and coffee out for the customers (to my downfall I had 2 cookies for breakfast)

Then I went to Walgreens and picked up an RX, then I went to my local insurance company so I could get Louisiana insurance because I was still under TX ins. so now I am covered in Louisiana!

I am still in a lot of pain and it even hurts to put pressure on my foot when I am sitting. The Xray should be back any day now.

Goals for remainder of the day:
1. Do a chair exercise
2. Do some housework

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MYJUNIEMOON 10/22/2014 10:42PM

    So sorry you're injured. Take care of yourself and heal!

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BMCC488 10/22/2014 3:03PM

    That's a lot to get done in a short period of time. I love those kinds of mornings.

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CATTUTT 10/22/2014 1:55PM

    Wow you've had a busy morning! Great job getting so much done!

Sorry to hear your foot is still hurting so badly though. I hope the xrays come back negative!

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NUTINLOOKSLIKE 10/22/2014 1:11PM

    emoticon You're getting a lot done! You can do it!

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I'm Back From The Doctor's

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Hi Everybody,

Well the doctor told me that I hurt my foot doing too much exercise! Prior to my starting my exercise routine I had been completely sedentary except for the occasional shopping trip & then I started working out 1-3 miles every day! (for several weeks in a row). Those who know me can attest!! So, that's no good on my body because that's 240 LB of pressure on my poor feet. So, needless to say I hurt my foot with all that pressure and pounding each day. So, he told me to stay off my foot and keep it elevated and keep taking Aleve. He prescribed me an anti swelling med which I haven't heard from Walgreens yet as to whether it is ready or not. Also, he told me to get an Xray. So, I did as soon as I left his office, about 10 minutes later I was at the local lab where the xrays are done and I will find out the results in a couple of days. (If there is a fracture or not).

Some people were telling me it was gout. THANK GOD it's NOT GOUT!

He told me I can get back to a (lesser impact) routine once my foot is healed. He said (something to the effect of) that I probably should have started out doing a half mile every other day and then progressively worked my way up to more as the weight started coming off so there wasn't so much stress on my body.

He also recommended swimming when my foot starts to get better.

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CAREN_BLUEJEANS 10/22/2014 11:51AM

    Running puts 5x your weight on the lower body parts. Just think how muscular your legs are, and how great they will look when you lose the weight!

Swimming is great. Just put your head down, and you're in a world of your own.

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MARCIAC10 10/22/2014 9:30AM

    Sorry to hear this. In the meantime: chair exercises, upper body work. I do low impact due to arthritis in my feet (broke both feet years ago) and arthritis in my right knee). I also work out in a pool: aqua exercise, which is easy on the joints.

But there are a lot of good options for low impact. And in the meantime, as I said: chair exercises: check out Spark (there's a team for that) and Youtube!

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TUDAFD 10/21/2014 11:10PM

    Hope you're feeling better soon.

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BMCC488 10/21/2014 9:22PM

    Glad you got some answers and other things going! It is good to start out slow even though it's hard to do that. emoticon

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CATTUTT 10/21/2014 8:55PM

    So glad it isn't gout! Sorry about the pain though, foot pain is awful. I hope there's no fracture or anything and you heal up quickly and can get back to a little more weight bearing activity soon!

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CRABADA 10/21/2014 8:37PM

    Sorry to hear this, and fingers crossed it's not fractured. Keep us posted!

:) C.

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CELEBRATELIFE 10/21/2014 7:29PM

    I'm hoping with you that it is not fractured and happy that it is nothing serious. You will be back out there before you know it. You may even be able to do some of those chair exercises.

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WITCHINWOMAN 10/21/2014 7:21PM

    Hope you feel better soon!!

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DEB62BIE62 10/21/2014 6:17PM

    Swimming sounds like a great idea.

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NUTINLOOKSLIKE 10/21/2014 6:06PM

    Thank God it isn't gout! I'm sorry about the pain you're going through emoticon I hope you feel better soon! I fractured my ankle once (my ankle rolled and all 200 pounds of me fell on that poor lil joint) and keeping it ice helped a LOT. Get well soon! *HUGGZ*

P.S. I think you'll LOVE swimming - it's almost meditative :)

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Goals for Tuesday 10/21/14

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Hello Sparklers,

How are you today? Well, I called the doctor regarding my swollen, painful foot and have an appt. today - (finally). I just had 1.5 cornbread muffins for breakfast with water. Due to my foot I haven't gone grocery shopping so I'm really down to the bare min. in the kitchen right now. It's not fun!

Goal: Go to the doctor
Goal: Stay within calorie range
Goal: Buy some groceries
Goal: Finish up the dishes

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CATTUTT 10/21/2014 2:19PM

    Glad to hear you got an appointment, I hope you get some good answers!

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CAREN_BLUEJEANS 10/21/2014 12:39PM

    Does your grocery store deliver?

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NUTINLOOKSLIKE 10/21/2014 12:22PM

    I'm glad the Dr. got you in so quickly :) I think the motorized chair would help, too. Let us know how your appt. goes. Feel better soon! *HUGGZ*

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BMCC488 10/21/2014 12:17PM

    That's great you were able to get in today emoticon hope your doctor is able to treat your foot so it can feel better soon.

If you can go to a store with a motorized wheel chair, that would help you keep off your foot for the most part.

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GRANDMABABA 10/21/2014 12:16PM

    I hope the doctor is helpful. Feel better.

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STEPH057 10/21/2014 12:14PM

    I love that you set daily goals for yourself! I might have to try this. Hope everything goes well at the doctor!

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Goals for Monday 10/20/14

Monday, October 20, 2014

Good morning everyone,

Last night I baked Halloween funfetti cupcakes. Now, I just need to frost them and give some to my neighbor. They turned out good. I had one without the frosting. Without the frosting I think they are about 135 cals versus with the frosting about 291 cals.

I got a good nights rest last night. (no loud music) And this morning I am refreshed as can be. I am drinking my first bottle of water and debating on what I should do for the day. My neighbor on the other side is making us dinner for tonight so that should be a wonderful treat. I told her about my foot and she said it might not get better until I go to the doctor so I am seriously contemplating making an appt. for the doc. this week, if they have availability.

Yesterday the pumpkin patch was fun. We got one large and one small pumpkin. We will carve the large one closer to Halloween.

That's all for now. Have a GREAT Monday!

Goal: Stay within calorie range
Goal: Do the dishes
Goal: Do some chair cardio

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BMCC488 10/20/2014 9:45PM

    Glad you got a good night's rest and had fun at the pumpkin patch! emoticon

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NUTINLOOKSLIKE 10/20/2014 4:38PM

    Sounds like you had a good day yesterday :) I agree with previous posters - if it doesn't seem to be feeling better, you should call your Dr. Hope you feel better soon!

P.S. Way to go for the unfrosted cupcake and save those extra calories!

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CAREN_BLUEJEANS 10/20/2014 12:54PM

    emoticon that's the closest to a Halloween cupcake

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CATTUTT 10/20/2014 12:30PM

    Yum, cupcakes! Nice of you to give some to your neighbor. I hope you can get an appointment with your doc and get that foot checked out.

Good luck with your goals!

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CRUISEGAL55 10/20/2014 12:24PM

    I love baking & them giving it all away. Get that foot checked out.

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BEINGERIN 10/20/2014 12:05PM

    Sounds like a day full of possibility! Hope your foot feels better soon.

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