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Sunday, March 10, 2013

It's only been 8 days since my last blog and I'm feeling better! I have been careful with my knees and they don't hurt as much. Little by little I am cleaning up home (which has been much neglected by myself and my roommates), and trying to be positive. So far I've had one friend say they noticed a difference, and I hope I can keep this up.

Next up for today: Laundry, push-ups, and planks.
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KRISTINE99 3/12/2013 12:24AM

    I can empathize with knee problems! I had a bad case of tendonitis in both my knees earlier this year. Way to focus on doing the exercises that you can manage in the meantime! emoticon

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DESERTJULZ 3/11/2013 2:10PM

    Push-ups & Planks, oh my! :D Enjoy strengthening yourself!

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Regroup

Saturday, March 02, 2013

It's hard falling into a hole you just worked your way out of. I have been doing a little better with food, keeping up with my Tai Chi class despite being sick, and my knees stopped hurting. Then I got excited and decided to try walking/jogging everyday. Now they're injured again (though not as badly) and I have to take it easy. Exercise has been my only relief lately (and it has not been a great time). This time when I get better, I'll make sure I'm farther away from the edge before celebrating.

  


Avoidance

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

It is so hard to eat healthy with so many of my favorites being given to me!

The kitchen trials:
2L of Coca-Cola Classic (there were three bottles and I refuse to drink this one)
Lindt 90% Chocolate bar
5 quarts of vanilla ice cream
3lbs of battered french fries
and a can of French's French Fried Onions

Normally I take part in the food shopping, but I focused on other things and left the food selection to the others. The 6L of Coke was a Christmas gift for me only (wish I'd given it away now emoticon ) Now it's time to test my determination and stay away from the extremely yummy stuff.

This is the first time ever I'm going to try planning out meals and snacks in advance. I'm so glad this site has people for support! (Especially since my desk is right next to the kitchen)

  
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LINDAK25 1/20/2013 12:05PM

    I know what you mean, there are certain foods I simply can't resist. If they're in the house, the only way I can avoid them is to throw them out or give them away!

I've found that when I put all my meals and snacks for the day in the nutrition tracker in the morning, I do better. Then I just adjust what I've eaten as I go. So, I might assume I'll have 80 grams of orange but I actually had 100 grams. But this way I know that I'll get enough calcium and fiber and that my carbs, protein and fat are balanced. I've also found that when I don't plan ahead, I don't eat as much food, so when evening comes I'm really hungry and it's harder to make good choices then. Good luck with your planning!

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ANTIOPE 1/18/2013 1:42AM

    That sounds like a great recipe! I do love chocolate but what really gets me is the soda. I'm okay with not buying juice and soda most of the time, but once it's in the apartment I have a hard time staying away from it.

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DESERTJULZ 1/16/2013 5:20PM

    Uh oh! Good luck on the avoidance of foods you find yummy. For me, it's always the chocolate. One way or another, I have to find a way to have a chocolatey taste included in my daily nutrition. Some days, I'm really good and keep it to a tablespoon of cocoa powder in my smoothie. Recently found a good brownie cupcake recipe that's only 88 calories each...

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Small Box Fever

Friday, October 26, 2012

As I haven't been very active on this site (especially since I've been sleeping for almost 3 weeks straight) I thought it was time to post something. My eating habits have improved since signing up so YAY! It's not really healthy eating, but I have been getting more fruits and vegetables. Also I was just gifted a blender so I haven't resorted to my sick diet (which is usually Campbell's chunky clam chowder all day). I only have to take the medicine for a few more days which is great. While the meds were making me sleep before, yesterday and today it feels as though I'm amped on caffeine. Small apartment + 2 cohabitors + jitters = unpleasantness. So, today I've decided to risk swimming while I have the energy for it. Can't wait to be active again!

  
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WATERDIAMONDS 10/28/2012 8:17AM

    I hope you are 100% as soon as possible!

Best of success to you.
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LUCINDARW 10/27/2012 7:46PM

    Sorry you have been ill hope you are better soon.

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DESERTJULZ 10/27/2012 10:08AM

    Sorry you've been under the weather. Hope you're feeling well again very soon.

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USMAWIFE 10/26/2012 8:53PM

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