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Gingerly heading back to PT

Monday, November 15, 2010

I've got PT again today. I really, really pushed myself last Wednesday, trying to turn PT into a work out, since I didn't have time to work out and go to PT...and I paid dearly. I haven't been able to work out since then! So today I won't do any more than they tell me to. Not going to be sidelined again! In an attempt to do "extra" good, I ended up not being able to work out for four days! Last night was my first pain-free night!

I wore sensible shoes and did gentle stretches only for the last four days. I feel pretty good today. Feel like I could work out...

But that will wait until tomorrow. Today is pool PT and I'm taking it easy! The weight's coming off. It's not a race. Not a competition. I don't have to beat last week's numbers every time. This must be my mantra until I truly feel it!

I'm trying to figure out a way to easily send my food/exercise journal on sparkpeople to my fitness coach, so I don't have to type the whole thing over again and email it to her...anyone know how to do that?

Hope you all have a fantastic week!!!

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DCFKAF 11/15/2010 1:16PM

    Ah...both good ideas...I'll check out both options...thanks, friends!

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LIVNFITNHAPPY 11/15/2010 9:02AM

    Hello!And Congratulations on your progress on SP!!!

If you set your Nutrition and Fitness to the share mode on your Spark Page and your fitness coach is also a member of Spark People, your coach could view your information without you having to recopy or send it. If you do not want to share that info with all the folks on SP you can set your page to private and only allow your Spark Friends to view it.

Enjoy your journey! :)

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CONTENTANDFIT 11/15/2010 8:52AM

    I'd experiment with copying and pasting into an email. I just tried it and I think it worked well enough. At least then you could delete the things from your email that you didn't want to copy. You might also experiment with using the "Nuke Anything" add-on (if you use Firefox) to eliminate things you don't want before you copy and paste.

I wonder if there is an option to export to a spreadsheet? There could easily be one that is hidden under the upteen million options of our dear website.

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The down side of losing weight

Saturday, November 13, 2010

I have a good friend who has always been smaller than me. She's always accepted me at whatever weight I was and been very supportive of me. In recent years, she's put some weight on, reaching her all time high, but still far smaller than I was. Now we're very close to the same size. I'd say she's still smaller, but I'm closing in on her. And I see a change in her. Because I decided to change my goal from a 12 to a 10, she's now saying she thinks I have gone too far.

Um...I weigh 197 pounds...gone too far?! Seriously? I'm almost 200 pounds. I'm still obese! How have I gone too far? I'm working with a fitness trainer. I'm journaling all food and exercise. I'm taking supplements daily. I'm going to PT. I'm doing everything right. How am I going too far? Is "too far" the possibility of being smaller than she is? This really bothers me because I never expected it from her.

I'm trying very hard to make sure the topic of weigh does NOT come up in conversation with her, so it's not thrown in her face. She never brings it up, I've noticed. But if others say something, that's when she starts. And she has a hard time letting it go. I am so NOT confrontational, so I don't want to bring up the change I'm feeling. Maybe I just need to give her time to adjust. We've been friends for 11 years and her role as always been the smaller one. I'm sure I wouldn't like it if the situation was reversed.

Yes. Time. That's what she needs. I'll keep quiet for a while longer and give her time. I hope that's all it takes...

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HAPPYBASKET 11/22/2010 6:15PM

    As I have to many others, your friend with the medical constraints should look into getting into a pool somewhere & possibly even find Aquaroebics. I am unable to walk or exercise on the ground because of total spinal damage. I go into the water right up to my chin & I can do everything & feel wonderful. A whole hour of no pain of electrical currents running up & down my legs & arms. Maybe you could find a class & then invite her to join you. I wish you both the best o emoticon

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CONTENTANDFIT 11/14/2010 12:45PM

    Change in a friend is threatening to us. But mature people can encourage their friends to take their life in any direction they wish. Learning to do that is a part of growing up (which can take a lifetime.)

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DCFKAF 11/13/2010 9:18PM

    Your two cents are valid! Thanks for sharing!

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BUELLRIDER 11/13/2010 12:32PM

    I think it normal to be jealous if you have been heavy all the time she has known you. But your friend shouldn't take it out on you. Maybe you should tell her you have worked so hard to make yourself healthy and would like her to support you. Or something like that. It could be she just doesn't realize how her words effect you. Good friends are hard to come by and if you have to tip toe around her feelings, things are bound to change. Oh well that's my little 2 cents. emoticon

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DCFKAF 11/13/2010 10:49AM

    Thanks for all the great advice. I think you're all right. She's a great person and would NEVER intentionally make me feel bad. Her lifestyle is not healthy currently. She has a back injury that she's been dealing with that may end in surgery. I'm sure she's very insecure, nervous, worried and a tad jealous. Her level of ability for fitness is quite low right now.

I have offered to walk with her, but with her back as bad as it is right now, even that hurts her. So including her is not really an option. She tends to do the fad diets, dropping 5-10 pounds quickly and then put them back on nearly as quickly. No exercise.

Thanks again for your advice and encouragement. Sparkers are the best!

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GIANTMICROBE 11/13/2010 10:12AM

    I switched places with all my friends. In high school, I was the heaviest girl in my circle of friends and possibly my entire class. I lost 120 pounds and became the smallest girl in my circle of friends. I never noticed any changes in their behavior, but maybe I wasn't looking, I don't know. Two repeatedly ask for my support and advice, so I don't think there are any hard feelings there. I think your friend sees in her own weaknesses in your strength, and that's enough to bring anybody down, I think. I absolutely think you should keep on keeping on, and be your very best, and if she can handle it, awesome, and if not, well... I really don't think that's your problem.

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MOTTAMAMALOU 11/13/2010 10:05AM

    i see a little bit of jealousy and insecurity in your friend. you are doing something positive with your lifestyle. is she doing the same? if not, try having her be your lifestyle buddy. do you think that would work for her?
i'm on the same page with marchem.
just keep doing what your doing and make it be for yourself. if she wants to be part of your new lifestyle than i would say...good for her.

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MARCHEM 11/13/2010 9:50AM

    I'm sorry that your friend is so insecure. I hope she can get over her jealousy and be supportive of you. Maybe you could do healthy activities (like walking) together.

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

So they're skin tight...and I wouldn't wear them in public yet...but they're a 10 and I'm in them! Feels so good! Probably the only size 10 that I could possibly squeeze into, but that's ok...makes me realize it's so within my grasp!

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DCFKAF 11/13/2010 9:33AM

    :D Thanks, Ladies!

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55WALKER 11/11/2010 6:27PM

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FLY0NTHEWAL1 11/11/2010 5:52PM

    Yea! Congratulations! I can't wait to slip into a size 10 too!

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DCFKAF 11/11/2010 4:51PM

    Thanks, Season48!

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SEASON48 11/11/2010 2:42PM

    Yeah! Good for you! Keep it up! emoticon

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Just when I start to get cocky...

Thursday, November 11, 2010

So, I went under 200 yesterday morning...feeling invincible and fantastic. The knee felt great. I felt wonderful. Went to PT, thinking I was going to kick a$$. I gave it all I had in the pool...really pushed it, the entire time. Of course, being in the water, no impact, I felt wonderful. Got out of the pool feeling like I'd really worked every muscle I had. It all sounds great, right?

Well, flash forward to bedtime...I was in excruciating pain literally all night long. I have a script for darvocet and hydrocodone for pain. They both make me terribly constipated, but the hydrocodone keeps me from sleeping and makes me itch. It helps some with the pain, but doesn't completely eradicate it. The darvocet doesn't keep me up and doesn't cause me to scratch nonstop, but it's not as strong. I decided I'd try the darvocet. I don't know if it helped at all. Perhaps it did...I can't imagine it being worse without, but maybe it would have been. I was taking it every 3 hours, instead of every 6 (stupid, I know...but I was desperate!) so I'll likely never poop again!

This morning, the knee is only a little achy, but I'm exhausted!!! Wanted to work out today. (And may still, later, if I'm up to it.) Will definitely need to nap at some point.

So, lesson learned? Easy does it. It's not a race! Slow and steady. I will NOT get cocky again!

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DCFKAF 11/11/2010 12:43PM

    Thanks, C&F! You're so right.

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CONTENTANDFIT 11/11/2010 12:14PM

    Easy does do it! (As long as I do do it) It is frustrating when the exercise I like causes an injury and I have to find another way to exercise that won't aggravate the injury.

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DCFKAF 11/11/2010 10:29AM

    You're so right...I MUST remember that! I've always been such an "all or nothing" kind of person...I want to pour it on always. Not always the best thing to do. I think I will remember that now!!!

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CHRIMSONFYRE 11/11/2010 9:53AM

    I know your pain...I am on hydrocodone currently for Sciatica and man...pardon my wording but I need to poop! lol
I hate taking it and avoid it all day while at work even with the pain because it makes me loopy, but I too don't sleep well with it. I am proud to hear you are doing well but that you are still having pain. I know you want to push yourself and get ahead, but don't push too hard, you don't want all the PT time you've done to push you back because you pushed too hard. Baby steps are ok, remember you are doing great and you've gotten this far!

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UNDER 200!!!!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

For the first time in 24 years...I'm under 200 pounds!!! Finally get to join that ever elusive club! I can't tell you how pumped I am!

I have been hovering for about three weeks now...holding tight to 201, 202...got down to 200.4...just couldn't get below 200...until this morning! I weighed and reweighed three times...199.6 all three times! Yup...under 200!

I'm pretty solidly a size 12 now...and my goal is currently a 10. I don't know how much I'll have to lose to be a 10. But I'm so sure I can get there now...I don't know how long it will take. The weight loss has significantly slowed, but I'm ok with that. As long as it continues to move in the downward direction, I'm good!

Next month I'm changing gyms, for one with a pool...feel like that exercise will help me tone, too. I'm thinking I'll join the Y on a month to month basis and then switch to the swankier one when they have a special, cutting the initiation fee to a more doable amount. The monthly fee is only $4 more than the Y...and it' super fancy! I'm willing to pay $4 for swank!

Oh, and I got the bonus points on the sparkpeople wheel today...it's so my day...maybe I should buy a lottery ticket today!

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MPONTERIO 11/10/2010 9:16PM

    Yay yay yay!! So happy for you sister!

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DCFKAF 11/10/2010 1:59PM

    Gosh, guys...you're all so wonderful to comment on my special day! Thanks!

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BARBROCKS 11/10/2010 11:50AM

    Welcome to One-derland!

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FRANCESCANAZ 11/10/2010 11:45AM

    This is GREAT!!!! Oh I can't wait for the day my scale reads 199. emoticon Keep up the hard work my friend.

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CONTENTANDFIT 11/10/2010 10:41AM

    Big time Congrats! Time to join us on Leaving 190-ville. Here's the welcome mat. emoticon

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CARMOUR 11/10/2010 9:45AM

    Congrats! Keep up the great work. My vote on the gym is to go for the swank - if you like the gym you will spend more time there. emoticon

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KATHRYNLP 11/10/2010 8:47AM

    WOWZERZ... emoticon

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KRISTINA_RIVERA 11/10/2010 8:12AM

  Congratulations!!! emoticon

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