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WHAT??? ME??? SIT FOR 3 MONTHS???

Thursday, October 22, 2009

First of all, I will say I am a person who is on my feet from the time I get up until I go to bed. One of my SP goals is to sit down and eat my meals, because I have a habit of doing other things while eating.
Four weeks ago today, I took a very hard fall on a concrete floor in an old cotton warehouse. I won't go into details of cause, but it was a flukey thing and I went down very hard. Actually, I am lucky I didn't break arms, hips, or something right then. I was completely dazed because I hit so hard. (I went face first and think this old, fat belly bore much of the fall.)
But about 1 1/2 inches back from my little toe I had an extremely sore spot that wouldn't go away. Every night my foot and ankle were very swollen and the funny thing is the foot felt better when I was standing. Every time I sat down, it throbbed and pain seemed to run way up my leg.
I did call my podiatrist twice, but got recording so decided to wait until I got to Florida where I have established with an excellent podiatrist. She was all booked, but the girls said they would work me in.
After seeing x-rays, doctor just shook her head. On a chart she showed me 4 kinds of breaks, saying, "No, you don't have that kind." When she got to the 5th, she said not only did I have that kind of break, it was very badly shattered, and she drew up and down points to show me what it looked like.
As they applied a soft air cast, she said you will usher in the New Year wearing it, and if you don't stay off it, you will be wearing it for Valentine's Day.
NO walking, no exercise except weights on my upper body, no stationary bike. I am devastated. How can I keep off 50 lbs. with no exercise???
I was so hungry for cooked vegetables since we have been busy with traveling and getting settled in to our little place in FL, I did make it to the sink this afternoon to clean carrots, chop celery and cabbage and cook with smoked sausage. I ate a bunch of it!!! (My husband can't even make me a cup of tea.)
I have been waiting on Chuck since his knee surgery last February, and now he will have to do more on his own.
There are worse things to contend with, but I just hate losing all of my exercise streaks, etc. I had planned to join Curves as soon as we were settled in, but doctor said a flat NO.
Maybe I will finally get caught up on SP and will actually get a few books read. I don't watch TV, but maybe I will even learn to do that! emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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NARNIAROSE2003 10/27/2009 9:13AM

    Oh, Carol! I'm so sorry! I wonder if doing the videos for "seated at a desk" would work until you can do other stuff? Either way - don't get discouraged. You have a "heart for fitness" now and even if you have to wait a bit, you'll be RIGHT BACK in your old routine. Follow the doc's orders and don't worry. Hope you're better soon!

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LAURAKOHORST 10/26/2009 3:54PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon I'm so sorry you hurt yourself so bad. I pray that the pain will ease and you won't be uncomfortable during your forced inactivity. Try the weights for your upper body, at least your arms will be toned. lol I'll be praying for you.

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SHANNONSNAIL 10/26/2009 10:56AM

    Carol: I'm so sorry about this latest development. You have a great spirit though so I know in the end, you will be just fine and will make it throught this challenge.

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QUADCMOM 10/25/2009 9:07AM

    Hi Carol, I'm sorry about your foot. You can do this. See if there are any articles on SP about cardio exercise using upper body. Reading is a great idea. Learn something new. Don't let this get you down. God has a plan and when your foot is better, you will look back and see what you gained from the experience. It will not be weight.

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JOYYAK 10/24/2009 5:10PM

    I am so sorry to hear this. I know you had mentioned the fall and pain. Gosh, what a shame! I hope your hubby will come through for you and help out -- I know how that goes...my son helped for about 10 minutes. It's a guy thing, I guess...and then they say how MUCH they helped.

Maybe you can put your veggies on your lap in your comfy chair and work on them there.

Take care...and remember...I have been off my feet AND am still losing weight! You can do it, too. You have done so well.

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LYN-EDWY 10/24/2009 4:53PM

    emoticonYou WILL do this....you WILL survive this.....you WILL come out the other end, wiser, stronger and healthier.
I KNOW YOU WILL!!!

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SERVINGTHRUPT 10/23/2009 3:08PM

    Based on what I've read, I believe you'll be able to do it! You sound motivated & determined. I am sorry to hear of your break, and I will tell you, from experience, listen to the Dr. I broke my fourth metatarsil (sp?), and ended up working out on it for 1+ months before they found the break. So, months in a cast & still working out (as it's my occupation), and then...I ended up in Physical Therapy so I could learn how to walk again. So, pay attention & stay off of it. emoticon

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EDUCGRAD 10/23/2009 11:59AM

    I'm so sorry to hear that.Big hugs to you.

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PAMG415 10/23/2009 11:10AM

    Oh no, poor baby. This is the worst thing that can happen when you are trying so hard to stay focused on eating and exercise. I'm soooo sorry to hear about this injury on top of what you have been dealing with Chuck's knee problems.

I know you'll keep on the program of healthy eating... you have come this far... and I have faith in you. Please take care and stay of that FOOT. You have been an inspiration to me from the beginning of my journey and I know you'll keep inspiring us through this time by keeping challenged.

Lots of hugs. Get well soon.

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2BSALLYB 10/23/2009 10:13AM

    Oh my goodness...What a situation. Sorry to read this!! You sound like me, no sitting from sun up to sun down. I did find myself sitting at this computer too much for awhile and had to change that! You'll watch your diet carefully and do what you can for exercise. You are a very determined lady who is driven to stay healthy. I'm praying for you girlfriend to have a good recovery. Someday this will be just an unpleasant memory. Hang tough.



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SPARKYCARLEY 10/22/2009 8:45PM

    My heart goes out to you. I'm so sorry to hear about your injury. I hope you can figure out a way to exercise while sitting. In the mean time, get yourself some books to read, call some friends you haven't talked to in a while and have long chats on the phone, or take up a hobby that you can do while sitting down.

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Entertaining Out-of-Town Guests

Sunday, October 11, 2009

When our friends from PA visited this past week, we entertained them with a little day trip. Went to sweet potato farm near Henderson to purchase sweet potatoes. They got 1/2 bushel and we got a whole bushel to last through winter.
Then down I-85 to Oxford where there is a lace factory. Yes, lace is actually made in NC and everything they make is gorgeous. AND they have a factory outlet where items are sold at such reduced rates. (Recently DH and I purchased vertical blinds for sliding glass doors and they are done in an ivy design. Look great!)
Then back up I-85 to The Peanut Factory where we purchased NC peanuts. What a great day we had!!!

  
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2BSALLYB 10/12/2009 12:08PM

    Sounds like you had a great time..Speaking of peanuts, I loved the raw peanuts I used to get when I lived down your way..They were so yummy when I boiled them and sometimes baked them in the oven.

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EDUCGRAD 10/11/2009 3:22PM

    That does sound fun.I had no idea there was a lace factory.I do enjoy peanuts.That was one of my dad's favorite snacks too.I don't eat them as much as I did growing up though

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JOYYAK 10/11/2009 3:07PM

    That's a great itinerary for sharing NC with others! I have to remember that! We have done our share of blueberry and strawberry picking but I have never gone to a sweet potato farm. I imagine it is not a "do it yourself" there, though.

How do you store your potatoes so they last all winter. Come to think of it, I would only need about 10 potatoes to last the winter! lol I used to get Vidalia onions by the 50 pound bag when I lived in Virginia. I would tie them in panty hose with a knot between each onion and hang them in the garage. They survived the year with only a few fatalities (and you would know when one met it's demise by the odor! ) emoticon

I know it must have been hard to say goodbye to your son. I am SO SO missing not going up to NY right now to see my Mom. I am SO SO hoping that I may be good enough that the doc releases me mid week to go for a week. We'll see.

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"A Suitcase Full of Apples"

Sunday, October 11, 2009

When our son arrived from Ohio I knew he was bringing us a sampling of the 5 kinds of apples he picked last week. What I didn't expect was a suitcase with 1/2 bushel apples tucked inside. There are Jonathans, Melrose, Jonagolds, Golden Delicious, and one I can't name.
I made delicious applesauce to go with our ham loaf and sweet potato dinner. We had a "state dinner" with our ham loaf mix coming from PA, applesauce from OH, sweet potatoes and fresh green beans from North Carolina. Was OH, so good!
Our son should be in the air right now, and guess what is tucked in his suitcase for the return trip! North Carolina sweet potatoes!

  
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JOYYAK 10/11/2009 3:00PM

    Oh, that sounds SO good! Ham loaf sounds different...I don't think I have ever had that. I have become quite fond of apples recently. Sometimes I will treat myself with a T of hot fudge sauce to dip them into.

I remember making 2 "scratch" apple pies early on in my marriage to take to the in-laws to impress them. Well, my Irish Setter managed to pull them off of the counter as they were cooling and enjoyed them much to my chagrin! I had to go to the store at the last minute and buy a Mrs Smith's Dutch Apple Pie. emoticon I slid it into a "real" pie pan, baked it up and took it with us. They raved over it (not knowing I didn't make it) and my hubby and I just smiled at each other. It was many years before I made another "scratch" apple pie! emoticon

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EDUCGRAD 10/11/2009 2:15PM

    Sounds good.I love apples. I haven't made my own applesauce,but have made a couple apple pies from scratch

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GRANDMA MADE ROTTEN EGGS

Friday, October 09, 2009

Yesterday I made a double batch of "rotten eggs". I have a great recipe for "pickled eggs" that my sister gave me about 50 years ago. I use canned, little whole beets, sugar, vinegar, hard-boiled eggs and thinly sliced onions with pickling spices. They must sit for 24 hours - in the fridge.
When our youngest grandson was about 5, he looked in my refrigerator one day and said,"Grandma, I want some of those rotten eggs and the squiggly little things with them".
I said, "Oh, you mean onions".
He replied, "Nooooo, I mean those squiggly little things". And, of course, they were onions.
Now Collin is 8 and today he looked in the refrigerator and asked if he could have all three of the things in the big jar and he sat there and ate a pickled egg with several pickled beets, and the little squiggly things. I think that is pretty good for an 8 year old. He enjoys almost every food we put in front of him.

  
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PAMG415 10/11/2009 6:27PM

    Oh so cute... I can't believe a kid eating those. I've never had them either. How about posting a recipe with exact amount of ingredients so I can try. Thanks.

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JOYYAK 10/11/2009 12:39PM

    Cute!

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JOYYAK 10/11/2009 12:39PM

    Cute!

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JOYYAK 10/11/2009 12:39PM

    Cute!

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LYN-EDWY 10/10/2009 10:21PM

    Not many kids like pickled eggs.....cool that your GS does.
I also have my own favourite recipe, my DH is crazy about them.
Funny you should blog about them, just got my recipe out today, plan to do some in the next day or so!
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Lunch Was Like Dessert!!!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

DH and I just had lunch. It tasted like dessert! A cottage cheese banana split! We each had a whole delicious fresh peach sliced, and half of a banana. Topped it with Lowfat cottage cheese and ate homemade banana bread with it.
Peaches came from Kroger's 2 days ago and banana bread was made with part whole wheat flour and I add chopped nuts and chopped chocolate chips.
Mmmmm-good!!!

  
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LAURAKOHORST 10/4/2009 12:12AM

    cottage cheese, mmmmmm nummy and fruit makes it even yummier. emoticon

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JOYYAK 9/24/2009 9:35PM

    Now that sounds good! I was just thinking about something for an evening snack...think I will make it cottage cheese and melon! Great idea!

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INDEJAM09 9/24/2009 2:40PM

    SOUNDS YUMMY! I WOULD HAVE NEVER THOUGHT OF COTTAGE CHEESE WITH BANANAS! I LOVE IT WITH PINEAPPLE THOUGH!

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SPARKYCARLEY 9/24/2009 1:33PM

    Wow... sounds delicious!

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KYRRDIS 9/24/2009 1:27PM

    I love most things dairy, but I've never been able to get into cottage cheese. The rest of it sounds great!

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