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Why am I committed to losing weight?

Friday, July 08, 2011

In response to CERIUSLY's assignment, I am focusing on why I need to lose weight.

I recently gained back almost all the weight I'd lost over the last three years. I won't explain it, and I'm not going to apologize for it. It happened. Let's move on.

I am dangerously overweight. Last month, my BMI was 50! Even now, it's in the high 40s. My waist is over four feet around and more than double what it should be. I am at a high risk for a stroke or heart attack. My joints are deteriorating, and my arthritis is getting worse. My autoimmune symptoms are flaring because my body is so inflamed.

My belly is so big that I almost cannot measure it with a regular tape measure. When I was in the hospital recently, and they asked me to curl up to insert the needle in my spine ... I couldn't. There was no place for me to go!

Of course, I would like to look prettier, but it's all about health right now. I'm 100 lbs. away from worrying about looks, and from experience, it's going to be a long road. Still, I either lose the weight -- or lose my life.

It's that simple.

  
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KIBAISREADY 8/3/2011 4:54PM

    emoticon I'm rooting for you! emoticon emoticon

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EMSSBEARS 7/24/2011 2:54PM

    Hey Cat I don't know if you have seen one of my blogs or not where I did little mini goals but I am going to do that this time around again. For each 2 pounds I lost I decorated a 2x2" Sqauare and displayed it on a board hanging on my wall so that I could see it each day and it was very motivating. You may want higher numbers(but for me 2 kept me going steady and I decorated it according to what holdiday or event was happening when the loss was acheieved. Kept me going. I have a picture of my chart on my old blog if you want to look- just an idea.


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ANGELICASASSY 7/21/2011 7:24PM

  Hey girl!!!

Hope you are doing better!! You can do this!!!

Much love!!!

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GINGER_LOSTALOT 7/13/2011 1:48PM

    Oh, Cat. My heart goes out to you!!! You've been with me along my journey since the beginning and I owe a lot to SPFriends like you. If there is anything I can do, please let me do it. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MSEMBERSTORM 7/9/2011 1:47PM

    You can do this! I am right there with you. It is about health. Keep up the foward movement. Believe it! I do!

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NANALD 7/9/2011 11:33AM

    It is a long road but it is doable if you take it one step at a time. YOU deserve it...do whatever you need to do to take care of yourself! Making the decision to take action is a major step...just keep going! YOU WILL DO IT!!! emoticon

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BRAVAH 7/9/2011 9:54AM

    Hi Cat,

You're right. It is all about health... and I know you can do it. I'm here to encourage you along the road. It won't be fast, but you can shed those pounds and work towards a healthier you. Each day is a new chance to be one step closer to your goals! Great attitude!

Cheers,
Heidi

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SUETINGE 7/8/2011 5:41PM

    You can do it, Cat! I like the advice to just focus on 10 pounds at a time. Otherwise it can be so overwhelming. emoticon emoticon

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DOTSLADY 7/8/2011 3:13PM

    First of all, I'm selfish. I know you need to lose weight for you, but really, do it for ME, US! LOL. We need you. I want to see what the healthy you looks like. I'm curious. LOL. My mom always told me as she looked at herself in the mirror, "I'm petite underneath." And I can see my petite self after losing 80 -- still have 60 to go, and ya know what? I'm jiggy with it! I know you can get jiggy with yourself, so let's roll baby! Onward and upward! Put on some Tony Robbins and do IT!
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JULIE_MAY 7/8/2011 1:50PM

    CJ is right - don't think about those 100 pounds - concentrate on getting 10 pounds off, then the next 10. You need to accept and love yourself for who you are, not what you look like, and then it will become easier to make healthy choices because you're doing it for YOU and because you're worth it. You have lots of support here. Blog daily if you need an outlet for your emotions or need to stop yourself from eating something you shouldn't. We're here for you!
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MDMNINA 7/8/2011 1:33PM

    Those are good reasons! Keep repeating them to yourself when you get discouraged!

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_LINDA 7/8/2011 12:11PM

    The thing you must keep in mind here, is you HAVE lost weight. You know you have it in you to get back from this terrible brink. You have done it before and FOR SURE can do it again! And we will all be right here with you, one screaming little painful step at a time. You are so worth it to save your life. You can do this, with a little help from your friends. We are here for you..
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GBSLIM 7/8/2011 11:29AM

    We have a VERY long journey ahead of us but we are climbing this mountain together. There are going to be times when one or more of us gets tired and feels that we just can't go on and that's when we all reach out to help pull that person/s up.
Don't be afraid to reach out for help. Please.
UGH to think of how far I have to go makes me tired already so I am choosing to live from now on as if I am already healthy.
Healthy people choose to eat healthy foods and b/c I am healthy that's what I will do. Healthy people stay active. I may not be able to see my feet but there are still many ways I can keep moving. WE CAN DO THIS!
LOL there should be a warning on our taste buds. DANGER! Giving in to these little buggers CAN be hazardous to your life! emoticon

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CJBAGGINS 7/8/2011 10:37AM

    FUNFROG is right; you deserve to be healthy. You owe this to yourself. As we were saying in the family room (or was it the great hall?), even after 100 lbs, you'll still have a way to go. But it's crunch time. You do have to work at the first 100 first. Actually, no, that first 10 first. Then the next. And the next.

I'm cheering for you!

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(edited to fix very bad grammar and spelling, lol)

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FUNFROG79 7/8/2011 10:32AM

    It's a tough road ahead, but I know you can do this! You are strong and I know how much you'd like to be healthy. Do it b/c you deserve it, it will be the best gift to yourself! emoticon

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REBELBLITZ 7/8/2011 10:15AM

    You are on the right track to better your healthy. emoticon

Cheryl

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MARZIPAN22 7/8/2011 10:13AM

    I have a long road ahead also, fellow Sparker, and it will not get shorter by putting it off. I know I will develop patience as I consistently adhere to life change, and you obviously have the skill and determination since you had lost excess weight before. In addition to that in all areas of my life I tend toward throwing out or undervaluing progress that doesn't seem significant to me. That's one of my greatest challenges...to never dismiss any progress, no matter my view of it's value. I trust that both of us will hold fast to the good and not let anything deter us from it. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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L*I*T*A* 7/8/2011 10:06AM

    You control your future, your destiny.
What you think about comes about.
By recording your dreams and goals on paper,
you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be.

Put your future in good hands - your own.
blessings and hugs..........lita

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DISPATCH91 7/8/2011 9:26AM

    I love what Six said, take no prisoners and them means fat cells you are out of here.

Go Cat Go, do it because you so deservie it.

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SIXFULLERS 7/8/2011 9:23AM

    Amen sister! I've reached the same conclusions - I've done as much backsliding as I can and now am at risk.

Make no excuses and take no prisoners!

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 7/8/2011 8:36AM

    i am with you. you are doing it right..no mollycoddling it is what it is. I faced the same thing about a month ago...no excuses, no apologies, just we NEED to do this for health and life. period. I'm working on it..hard. i know you are too and i'm with you every step of the way.

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Fat, Salt, and Sugar Alter Brain Chemistry

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Ever wonder why you couldn't seem to put down the fork? This is one more reason I really limit processed food in my diet - those sneaky buggers!

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/conten
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MEADSBAY 7/31/2011 1:25PM

    I read this entire (mostly boring) book- some eye opening stuff in there but no huge surprises.
I can certainly see now who people who eat out a lot (not me) cannot control their weight.
The chapters on restaurant and process foods were downright shocking!

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DOTSLADY 7/8/2011 3:16PM

    That's so funny - as I work my way backward in your blog I was thinking the same thing while reading tomorrow's entry - LOL. I'm not even gonna read the article, I just know YOU have control over what neurotransmitters you push/pull. Make sure your hormones are tight, and drink your water. (... and if I could in really small font, I'd say, "go paleo!" emphasis on veg and meat)
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SUETINGE 7/7/2011 5:19PM

    Doesn't completely surprise me. I know once I start on a "little snack" there are times when there's no stopping me.

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WESTIEGAL1 7/7/2011 4:32PM

    That doesn't surprise me. It is eye opening though. I think the tides are turning against the junk food. Like the cigarettes he mentioned it will take awhile to get everyone on board, but it can be done. It can start with us! emoticon

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MSEMBERSTORM 7/7/2011 4:32PM

    Wow! I believe it. Scary!


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DISPATCH91 7/7/2011 1:11PM

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 7/7/2011 12:40PM

    interesting...and maddening!!

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DDUNKIES 7/7/2011 10:21AM

    that was a great article- really makes you think about what's REALLY in the food you're eating

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SIXFULLERS 7/7/2011 10:18AM

    Great read! Now I want to know how he retrained his brain.

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FUNFROG79 7/7/2011 9:36AM

    Wow, thanks for sharing!

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L*I*T*A* 7/7/2011 9:21AM

    great share........thanks...
blessings and hugs............lita

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CJBAGGINS 7/7/2011 9:16AM

    Isn't that terrifyingly amazing? I saw a similar article about that study in a mag in my chiro's office. It sure made sense to me!

cj

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MADDIE10281 7/7/2011 9:14AM

  Thanks for sharing

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My reasons to lose weight - #1

Tuesday, July 05, 2011



Sometimes I feel all fired up about what I'm doing, and other times, I lose the plot a bit. I get distracted by obstacles, life events, or feel that I "deserve" a break and sabotage myself. What I "deserve" is to be healthy and happy, and morbid obesity isn't going to get me there.

I've decided to catalog all the reasonsI need to stay the course and compile them to remind myself when I get down and discouraged.

So --- *drum roll*

Reason Number One:

I investigated life insurance yesterday. Were I at my goal weight, I' d pay $31 a month. At my present weight? $121! That's almost $1100 more a year!

  
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XELAMARIE 7/7/2011 8:38AM

    good for you Cat keep motivated!

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 7/6/2011 8:16PM

    thats a big difference. almost seems wrong..isnt there a law against discrimination?
I like your idea. I may borrow it!!

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50FITNFUN 7/6/2011 11:45AM

    Being an Air Force spouse, I've never had to worry about lif or health insurance as the government covers me and my hubby both. We pay $400/year for the added medical coverage that takes us out of the Standard category. We have no co-pays and all our prescriptions are free. For that, I am truly thankful.

What you wrote in the beginning about being all fired up but then losing your way due to obstacles is just the way I, and I'm sure many others, have felt on this weight loss/better health journey. The trick about getting past the obstacles is remembering that you aren't alone in this. We've all faced (or are facing) similar issues and together we can help each other make the hurdles.

Oh...and I agree with an earlier post...just think of all the cute workout clothes and racing outfits you'll be able to get with that money! emoticon

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DISPATCH91 7/6/2011 9:42AM

    that is a big saveings but you need to lose weight for you.

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FLORIDAFAN 7/6/2011 9:35AM

    I agree with Bexy,

I think you found a great way to keep yourself occupied while you recover and then you will be ready to roll. Also I do expect you to be at the princess 5 yr.....just because.

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DISPATCHER04 7/6/2011 6:28AM

    What a great idea, Kitty Cat! :)

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MSEMBERSTORM 7/5/2011 11:05PM

    You deserve to be healthy and happy. Excellent choice.

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DOTSLADY 7/5/2011 10:20PM

    Hey, least you got quoted! They denied ME! lol. I think they wanted like $400/mo... I don't remember exactly, but the end result is I didn't get it (heck, this was BEFORE my heart attack! lol). Actually, I fought TO get it - - they denied me cause I had depression in my past - they even got ahold of my old counselor who'd thrown out my papers cause of the statute of limitations. I told them I'd overcome w/the celiac diagnosis, and they relented: I got a blood test, urine test and a letter w/an obtuse monthly payment. That's fine, I thought to myself. I'll just outlive 'em! Saved myself some money. I'm worth more alive anyway. Jerks. LOL.

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RUNNERCHICK007 7/5/2011 3:30PM

    Wow, that's not what I expected to read hear but now that you say it I think I'm going to check mine out as motivation...thanks!!

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L*I*T*A* 7/5/2011 2:26PM

    who knew!!!
will be checking that out....
thanks...
blessings and hugs....
lita

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FUNFROG79 7/5/2011 1:23PM

    That is fantastic! I gotta check mine out!

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TERJEGOLD 7/5/2011 1:14PM

    That's a really powerful motivator. Think of all the cute workout clothes you could buy with that extra money. Wow!

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ENDUROVET 7/5/2011 1:11PM

    That's incredible - I knew insurance co's were gouging us, but that's a 75% increase!

(be glad you ain't me - as a cancer survivor I get to pay $500/mon for the privilege of health insurance ;-)

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BEXTRESS27 7/5/2011 12:54PM

    Most powerful line in your whole blog:

"What I "deserve" is to be healthy and happy"

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You DO deserve to be healthy and happy!
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And saving money makes everybody happy, so get to saving!! emoticon

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GBSLIM 7/5/2011 12:53PM

    Wow. Wasn't expecting that as a reason but it sure is a good one as is your plan. Good Luck to you.

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CJBAGGINS 7/5/2011 12:53PM

    Great idea for a blog, Cat!
And what a fabulous reason to lose weight. *sheesh* That's highway robbery.

I think I deserve a break too, and then sabotage myself. The ways our minds work, eh?

cj

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SUETINGE 7/5/2011 12:49PM

    Great blog and incentive.

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DDUNKIES 7/5/2011 12:20PM

    i absolutely love your blog!!!do EXACTLY the same type of behaviours- SO ridiculous its like 1 step up and 2 steps back. havings your reasons written down will be easier to focus when you feel that you've lost your way or need a break- i need to find a way to reward myself without going backwards- i got your back Cat- WHENEVER you need me emoticon

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TURTLETALK 7/5/2011 11:47AM

    Wow, that is a great financial incentive!

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Accountability - July

Sunday, July 03, 2011

Hi, again! emoticon

In June, I acknowledged how much I've backslid during a stressful and chaotic time in my life. My June stats were pretty grim:

June weight: 287 lbs.
waist: 54 inches
% lard: 52
BMI: 50

I had knee surgery a few days ago and gained 11 lbs. of water and inflammation, which I am still losing. Still, I've made some progress:

current weight: 283.8
waist: 53 inches
% lard: 50.6
BMI: 48.7

So down a few pounds, down an inch on the waistline, down a bit on the % lard, and some progress on the BMI. At 50, I was classified as "super obese". Now, at 48.7, I'm considered "morbidly obese". Yay? emoticon Yeah. I've a ways to go, but at least I'm moving in the right direction.

I am on crutches and not able to really do much yet. I don't know how long I'll be laid up, so in July, I'm going to focus on excellent eating choices.

July goals: 15 lbs. (the rest of the surgery weight plus a bit more)
waist: 50
% lard: under 50
BMI: 46

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DORIS39 7/8/2011 12:02AM

   
I AM SURE YOU CAN DO IT. BUT "15 LBS" IN ONE MONTH??

BE CAREFUL.

I AM HOPING TO LOSE 5 EACH MONTH. OF COURSE, I'VE LOST AND GAINED SO MANY TIMES MY POOR BODY DOESN'T KNOW WHAT TO DO. AND IT REALLY COMES OFF SLOWER AT MY AGE.

JUST DON'T HURT YOURSELF OLD GAL.
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50FITNFUN 7/6/2011 11:57AM

    I wouldn't normally suggest this, but had you talked to your doctor about possibly using water pills to get rid of the surgery water weight you've gained. I know that when I had my back surgeries, the doc put me on them for a few days beacuse he wanted to relieve any extra stress the water weight was adding to my back. The same may apply to your knee. I'm not saying to use them strictly as a diet aide, but it is something worth discussing with your doctor if you are interested.

Either way, Chip, I know you will do good. We both haave to be in good shape for January. Hey...we could even get matching outfits for the Relay!

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MSEMBERSTORM 7/5/2011 11:03PM

    You can do this! Take care of yourself. You will be rocking it in no time!

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DOTSLADY 7/5/2011 10:21PM

    I hate the "MO" word. My mother always said, "I'm petite underneath." Just remember that! ;0)
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SLCOLMAN 7/5/2011 2:40PM

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DISPATCH91 7/5/2011 10:34AM

    emoticonbaby steps my friend, baby steps

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FLORIDAFAN 7/5/2011 9:24AM

    YOu can do it Cat!

Hope you are feeling well today

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FUNFROG79 7/5/2011 8:07AM

    You are totally making progess! I love your goals! emoticon

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MAPLELEAFMOM 7/4/2011 6:47PM

    emoticon You know you are full of ' emoticonness' and you can do anything you set your mind to emoticon Sending lots and lots of quick healing thoughts and prayers your way emoticon Rest up so you can heal up !!

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_LINDA 7/4/2011 4:10PM

    Way to go for heading in the right direction!!! The only thing you can do recovering from knee surgery is hit the pool. Use a flotation belt and work out in the deep end, no impact to the knee but a great workout! Of course, healthy eating is a must, watching and tracking calories very carefully which is what I am gearing up to do with this horrible foot surgery coming up.
Hope you have a fast recovery and get back to normal soonest!
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DISPATCHER04 7/4/2011 6:26AM

    Cat, you can so do this! GO GIRL!!! :)

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SUETINGE 7/3/2011 10:08PM

    Great goals, Cat. emoticon

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SIXFULLERS 7/3/2011 9:41PM

    Cat - you can do it. You can reach your goals.

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L*I*T*A* 7/3/2011 9:34PM

    awesome progress post op.......
way to go!!!
keep on...keeping on.....
blessings and hugs........lita

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 7/3/2011 9:04PM

    I am so proud of you for losing when you were facing surgery and all that stress!! You rock my friend...and i hope you are doing ok with the pain and it goes away fast!!
I'm headed for the pool..its a chunky dunk night!

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CJBAGGINS 7/3/2011 6:34PM

    Yay for the progress!
Those classifications for obesity sure don't make any sense. You would think 'Morbidly Obese' would be the last one!

So glad you've dropped a category, though!

cj

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BRAVAH 7/3/2011 6:05PM

    Hi Cat!

Good for you. Way to make progress despite everything! And awesome goals! You can do it. How are you feeling?

Cheers,
Heidi

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Surgery

Thursday, June 30, 2011

I had my knee "done" yesterday. It was a long day, because the surgeon had an emergency. I hated waiting, and as the hours dragged on, I got thirstier and thirstier, but I was happier to be the person waiting than the person having the emergency, so it was ok. My brother kindly took off work to travel, collect me, get me to the hospital, and wait with me. He has an open jeep, which I didn't think about beforehand. I left the house looking decent and arrived looking like Amy Winehouse after a serious bender! I made my (cue ball bald) brother go to the gift shop and buy me a brush to try to set things to rights! LOL He stayed with me in the waiting bay as the hours dragged on. The poor guy was falling asleep in his chair. I felt so bad that I told him to go home and enjoy the nice weather.

I eventually got to the OR. Everyone from intake to the operating room was lovely. Because I had a spinal, they asked if I wanted to be awake and watch. I said no way! I think the anesthetist was disappointed with my wimpiness. Well, I don't make her watch me work, do I, so fair's fair. emoticon

The surgery went smoothly and faster than expected. I had a meniscal tear as well as some cartilage just hanging out. The ACL had a cyst on it that was removed and sent for testing. I had a torn ACL, but not badly enough to be reconstructed. HUGE BONUS!

I had been told I'd be in overnight, but they said I could go home early. I didn't have anyone to come get me, so my poor brother volunteered to turn around and drive all the way back to come get me. So from 6 a.m. until 9 p.m, he was pretty much driving me around or waiting for me. The releasing nurse and I had quite a time of it arranging me into my brother's jeep, but we eventually managed. Getting me back out proved equally entertaining. Thank goodness the drugs were still in my system!

I'm in pain and hobbling on crutches. It's tricky, but I will manage. I'm housesitting, so no one's here with me, but a lovely friend drove out from the city after work last night and looked after me. The sweet woman is returning tonight, even though it's a huge commute for her.

The best news? Instead of a 9-12 moth recovery timetable, we're looking at something more along the line of 9 - 12 WEEKS! How awesome is that? emoticon I asked the surgeon if I could possibly be racing again by autumn. His response?

"Definitely"



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MSEMBERSTORM 7/5/2011 11:01PM

    Hell ya! That is awesome. Quicker recover and you will be out and about in a lot less time then you thought. Good for you! Now take care of yourself and don't over do it. Hugs!

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MDMNINA 7/5/2011 11:50AM

    Yeah, those darn crutches are tricky! Glad the surgery is behind you. I wish you a speedy recovery!

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ELVENSONG1 7/5/2011 11:16AM

    Yay Cat! I wish you a speedy recovery. Race on over here!

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_LINDA 7/4/2011 11:53PM

    So very glad you will have a shorter recovery time and was not as serious as thought! Hopefully they will find nothing with that cyst!! I am so glad you had a wonderful brother looking after you and a great friend! I will have to look up who this Amy Winehouse is. I watched all my knee surgeries, got a little queasy when he sawed my bone off, but other than that was okay. I did refuse to watch the surgery with the pins being hammered in my toes, that was just too yucky :P
Hope you were able to enjoy your 4th of July holiday weekend!
Sorry for the late comment, realizing I have missed a number of blogs with my busy week.
Take care,
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MAPLELEAFMOM 7/4/2011 6:51PM

    emoticon I am sooo glad it went well and it is done!! That is fabulous that the recovery time could be waaaaay shorter!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NIMAWEYGH 7/1/2011 10:52PM

    Cat this is just wonderful news. What a difference in recovery time. Woot woot!!!

You will be so much better soon it will all be worth it. I envy you having it done already. I just found out yesterday I have a meniscal tear myself and will have a scope soon. Dr says 5 weeks non-weight bearing but I am gonna prove him wrong too.

I will be praying for you and that you have the speediest recovery ever.

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Hugs and blessings

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CJBAGGINS 7/1/2011 6:40PM

    Wonderful news, Cat!
I'm so pleased that it went well, and that the news was good regarding no reconstruction of the cartilage. Also, the recovery news is splendid! Woot!

Big emoticon for you wonderful brother and friends who are helping you out!

cj

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SLCOLMAN 7/1/2011 5:09PM

    So happy to hear that the surgery went so great after the delay!! I hope that the recovery is speedy and full!!

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DOTSLADY 7/1/2011 11:51AM

    emoticon emoticonprayers have been answered! emoticon emoticon ... sure appreciate your update and prognosis cause you've been on my mind. YAYAYAYAY on so many fronts. Sorry you're in pain, and hope you're able to take advantage of your down time in other nice ways. Pet the dog for me.

(((hugs)))
Dots

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BRAVAH 7/1/2011 6:18AM

    Oh Cat!

What wonderful news! Soooo happy to hear about the remarkable diminishing of your recovery time! And - racing by fall... woohoo! Good news all around!

Amy Winehouse after a serious bender... hahahaha! Excellent! As for watching, I don't know. I had an orthroscopy in '91. I wanted to watch then (couldn't under the circumstances), but not sure I would want to now.

Again, I am so glad to hear that everything went well, and that you are at least mobile - even if you're slow. It will get better every day! Good luck!

Sending recovery vibes!!!

Cheers,
Heidi

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DISPATCHER04 6/30/2011 11:42PM

    LMBO!! I'm still rolling at the description of you looking "like Amy Winehouse after a serious bender"! emoticon

I'm so thrilled for you and your good recovery news! :)

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50FITNFUN 6/30/2011 6:05PM

    emoticon emoticonLook Out WDW; the Stinkerbelles will have 4 srong legs in the Marathon Relay!! emoticon emoticonI am so happy for you that the damage was less than expected. I know you'll recover just fine and be aces all through rehab. In no time, you'll be back to work and back to training. emoticon emoticon

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SUETINGE 6/30/2011 5:32PM

    Wonderful news! Like Holly said - don't "brave out" the pain. Keep ahead of it.

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HOPEFULANGE 6/30/2011 4:54PM

    emoticon So glad to hear it went well and that you'll be back on your feet in no time. It's wonderful you have such a strong support team!

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FUNFROG79 6/30/2011 1:41PM

    Wonderful news and what a kind brother you have!

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DDUNKIES 6/30/2011 11:04AM

    oh Cat- that is such wonderful news- tell me do you have any photos of you looking like Amy Winehouse?!!!? that would be a scream for a Halloween costume emoticon in all seriousness- i am SO HAPPY for you!!! emoticon

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ENDUROVET 6/30/2011 10:23AM

    Excellent news!
You'll be racing again in no time...
Best wishes for a speedy & uncomplicated recovery my dear,
Val

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DRB13_1 6/30/2011 10:04AM

    Sounds like the best things do indeed come to those who wait!
Glad things went well in surgery, and how exciting your recuperation won't take a year emoticon
Now take good care and try not to overdo... PT as prescribed.
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L*I*T*A* 6/30/2011 9:48AM

    awesome news!!!
so glad to hear you are on the recovery side....
blessings and hugs....lita

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DISPATCH91 6/30/2011 9:48AM

    So glad and happy for you. I wouldn't want to watch either. If it is on someone else not as bad but not on me.

Yeah for your brother, what a sweetie and such a wonderful friend.

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DEBULACLARK 6/30/2011 9:30AM

    Yayyyyy!!!! Hurray!!!!! Things are finally sounding better for you, my friend!!! HUGS! HUGS! HUGS!!


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SIXFULLERS 6/30/2011 9:22AM

    OUTSTANDING!!!!!!!!! So glad to hear it went well and racing is an option in a much shorter time frame!!!

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 6/30/2011 8:59AM

    woo hoo!!! LOL i love to watch surgeries. When i needed a broken piece of catheter removed from my heart i asked them to set me up a screen so i could watch, too..they thought i was nuts but it actually helped as i knew WHY i was feeling what i was feeling...
I'm betting you will be up and about in no time. did they give you pain meds? dont be brave..take them. if you can keep the level up in your system it wont be bad..but let the pain get bad it is much harder to quell. I speak from experience..on both sides of the bed.
I'm glad its over with. Watch your mail for a get well soon package!!!
BIG HUGS!!
Holly

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