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I Went Into The Water Today!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The good news is that I went into the water today. I did a deep water type workout so that my feet didn't touch the bottom. I was able to do about 80 minutes before I pooped out with fatigue. The not so great news is that I broke out in a rash again. I'm not sure why. I didn't break out last week when I went into the water. I think I may be allergic to something they're adding to the water; either that or someone may not have showered and had cream or something on that ended up in the water, and I'm allergic to that. My sister went with me and she broke out too. (misery loves company in this case - we're itching together. My husband just rolls his eyes!) Oh well. Tomorrow is another day and of course I will prevail!!!!

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LUCKYDUCK2 3/25/2009 12:46AM

    Mention it to the people who add the chemicals too the pool. They may be putting in too much and won't know that till someone mentions this. The fact that you and your sister both broke out points to that. Maybe they just added the chemical and being in there for an hour and a half working hard was too much exposure to it.

So, on a plus note I is not you, right? Bring out the calamine lotion. Or Gold bond powder for the itching. I hope that helps.

I hope you both get some relief and find out what caused this.

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SCRAPPYANG2003 3/25/2009 12:11AM

    I have had that problem at the pool too. Sometimes I get this and other times nothing. I think it may be the strength of the chemicals in the pool at the time you are swimming.

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L*I*T*A* 3/24/2009 11:47PM

    sorry to hear about the rash??????hope it disappears as quickly as it came on...........great work out...........blessings and hugs................lita

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CINNIEMAY 3/24/2009 11:18PM

    I am glad you got to go to the water! Sorry about the rash! I hope that you both are not itching soon!

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I'm Back

Sunday, March 22, 2009

I'm back after having had my colonoscopy on Friday. I really missed everyone! The doctor removed 4 very little polyps so I've have to take it easy until Tuesday. No bending over, lifting or prolonged standing. The good news is that my colon looks healthy thanks to the way I've been eating since I joined Spark People! I've been tracking my vitamins, minerals, sodium and fiber and it's paying off. I still have to wait to see what the lab results are, but I'm feeling very positive. I felt a little rough on Friday and Saturday but today hubby and I went to the mall to get him a haircut. I was able to walk around a little but I have to admit that I got fairly tired after about 45 minutes and had to sit down. My abdomen is still very tender but it's getting better every day. I lay down for a while once I got home today and I felt much better. The doctor said that I can go back into the water on Tuesday and I can't wait. Another positive side effect is that the tenderness in my foot disappeared. I hope that it remains gone so I can return to regular exercising! My weight has been bouncing around quite a lot but I know that it's just a side effect of the steroids that I was on coupled with the prep for the colonoscopy. Now that I'm feeling better, I can go back to my regular eating habits and the weight should even out and start to drop. My journey has been very rocky since Thanksgiving with deaths, broken bones, allergies and health problems. I have learned that I am strong, determined and will be successful if I just stick with it! If I continue to maintain a positive attitude, pay attention to the signals my body is giving me,keep a balance of my mind, body and spirit - I will prevail!!!

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L*I*T*A* 3/23/2009 7:59PM

    sure can understand how you are feeling...................been there are resilant and have a wonderful have overcome so many things in the past......this too you can overcome...............have a great week........blessings and hugs.................lita

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CINNIEMAY 3/23/2009 2:49PM

    That is the best way --to stay positive and you will achieve alot!

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LUCKYDUCK2 3/23/2009 5:48AM

    You have had so much happen and really show what you are made of with how you are dealing. I know this has been so hard on you, yet you remain postive and look for solutions. I have no doubt that you will become a success story here. You already are!

I hope you are feeling better tomorrow and back on your feet soon. Rest and heal. Hugs

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The Water Was Great!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

The water was wonderful and it made me feel invigorated! I stayed in about 90 minutes. I both swam and did a bike riding motion by balancing on a noodle. I also worked with water weights. It wasn't particularly hard to keep my feet off the bottom of the pool either. Even my sister had a good time (she went with me). My foot didn't hurt at all afterward and I slept great that night. It was wonderful!

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AMBERROGUE 3/19/2009 4:04PM

    emoticon So happy for you!!

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LUCKYDUCK2 3/19/2009 1:52PM

    That is great!

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L*I*T*A* 3/19/2009 12:02PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Off to Water Exercise

Monday, March 16, 2009

At last the day has come when I can go to play/exercise in the pool. I won't be participating in water aerobics but rather splashing around on my own; trying to exercise without putting my sore foot on the bottom of the pool. I will follow it up with a shower, then home to do my on the bed weight routine and perhaps followed by a nice nap. The key here is for me to take baby steps and not hurt either my foot or my back. I'm just going to take it slow! Here I go.................

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AMBERROGUE 3/16/2009 4:05PM

    Good luck! I know you can do it!

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CINNIEMAY 3/16/2009 1:24PM

    You are in my thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery!

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L*I*T*A* 3/16/2009 11:10AM

    best of sure you will find the deep water end very helpful to you...................blessings and hugs.................lita

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Saturday, March 14, 2009

One of my goals for this week is to put into place boundaries and to do so without getting angry or frustrated with other people. This is not as easy as it sounds however. My whole life I've felt like I have to justify every decision and every emotion that I've felt or made. In the process, I've given up much of my own power to other people. I find that I wait for their approval for my decisions and feelings. What's wrong with this picture? Why do I place myself into situations where I am constantly vulnerable and living on the edge? I need to reassess my wants and needs and how I'd like to deal with certain situations. I need to be cheerful about what I can and can't do, cut out the guilt trips and take a stand from the very beginning when dealing with people who push my limits. I need to do this before I'm backed into a corner and start snarling, for my own sake as well as my overall relationships with others. If people know what to expect because I've communicated clearly, what my limits will be, many stressful situations can be avoided and some of this self created stress will resolve itself. This will help me to take care of myself and offer some degree of self protection. So, for the remainder of the month of March, I will try to set 1+ boundary per day in a very pleasant way, without feeling that I have to explain the reasons why I'm setting the boundary. I will journal my daily results and look for areas that need work and patterns that arise. Since this is a learning experience, it's okay if I mess up as long as I can look at the dynamics of the situations. I'm also going to look at how this affects my eating patterns. Am I eating to medicate myself from stress? I can certainly see how this could possibly hook into emotional and stress related eating as a result.

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LUCKYDUCK2 3/18/2009 2:19AM

    There is an author and a book that I love. It is called THE LANGUAGE OF LETTING GO by Melody Beattie. I love her first edition the best. She has another one with the same title but it has the word MORE added.

This book is daily transitions that you read about all we deal with in life and how to deal with it ...and a prayer for the day. One page a day.

I think you would love it and it has some wonderful pages on setting healthy boundaries.

Good for you!

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ALTHORP 3/15/2009 9:45PM

    This is really interesting...I have a hard time deciding when I should set a boundary and when I should just keep quiet and accept something. I might blog about this issue myself. Good luck with your goal!

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AMALAVITA 3/15/2009 8:21PM

    Very nice FlutterBug. You've hit the nail on the head for a lot of people, especially women. I've felt this way myself, many times. I think I've gotten better with it, but only through consistent effort. What a great idea, checking the stress concerning boundaries against eating. emoticon

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DAISYDUKES2010 3/15/2009 7:19PM

    WoW I love this !!! That is well put and I think most of us need to do this !

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L*I*T*A* 3/14/2009 11:32PM

    good for is important once you recognize these issues to practice asserting your self in order to maintain your boundaries.............with practice you will get a good handle on things and will later wonder why you were so stressed over those of can do this.................beleive you can.................and you will...................blessings and hugs..........lita

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CINNIEMAY 3/14/2009 11:11AM

    I think that you are on your way with figuring out the problem. I have faith in you! You can do it!

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ETAGGEL 3/14/2009 9:46AM

    When you are eating because of any situation which is causing you stress, then I would agree, it is emotional eating. I have a tendency to let things go as well. then , when it gets too much, I explode!
I am also trying to combat this and I agree it isn't easy!

Best wishes

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