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Knee Injury

Friday, April 18, 2014

So I'm not sure how bad of an injury I have. But I know I did something.... I was on the elliptical doing my normal routine when I felt a pop in my right knee. It was not painful or anything... But still I got off and flexed, stretched, moved around, it didn't hurt at all. So thinking it's just like when you wake up and your joints pop from time to time, I finished my workout. That was at 10am this morning. By the time I got to work at 2pm it was feeling stiff and starting to swell. Fast forward to now (10pm) and it's still stiff. It doesn't hurt when I'm just sitting here. When I walk it's just kindof a dull ache. The pain is on the top of the knee cap. I've got a dr appt for Monday, so I'm getting that checked along with everything else that needs to be checked. Until then, my mom (who is an RN) has advised me to keep it elevated, ice it, take ibuprofen and relax. This couldn't have happened at a worse time! No gym=no burn, which means I'll have to really be careful as to what I eat. With Easter Sunday coming (a big celebration with my family) I don't know how great the scale is going to look this week. I'm just hoping I pulled or sprained it and that with rest it will get better. I'm not going to be happy if I tore something and need surgery. That will suck. For now, taking it easy and giving myself time to heal.



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April 1st: 264.7
April 2nd: 264.1
April 3rd: 264.6
April 4th: 262
April 5th: 261.4
April 6th: 261.2
April 7th: 260.3
emoticon Goal: 263.7 YAY! 260.5! Goal Met!
April 8th: 260.5
April 9th: 260.6
April 10th: 259.9
April 11th: 261.8
April 12th: 261.1
April 13th: 259.8
April 14th: 263.7
emoticon Goal: 262.7 YAY! 260.4! Goal Met!
April 15th: 260.4
April 16th: 257.6
April 17th: 259.5
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emoticon Goal: 261.7
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emoticon Goal: 260.7
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ZRIE014 4/18/2014 12:38AM

  take care of of yourself

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Running...

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Yesterday was a busy work day. We were hosting VP's from our corporate office. So we had a catered lunch and went out for a fancy dinner. Not the best day calorie wise. I had known the day would be packed with food, etc. So I was sure to pack my gym clothes. After I left the restaurant, I was thinking to myself- "I am so tired" and "would it be that bad if I skipped". Then I thought through all I ate throughout the day and realized it's not something that should be skipped... and although I was feeling tired a light workout would be better than no workout at all. When I got to the gym I decided to take it easy and just walk. My phone battery was a bit low and I hate working out without music. So I started my walk and 20 minutes in, I turned my attitude around. Why if I'm already and the gym, already moving and I taking it "easy"? So I remembered I'd loaded a Couch to 5K podcast on my phone. It's been years since I've attempted running. The first round is intervals of 60 second runs with 90 second recovery times. I can't believe I completed it! I've not ran since before my kids.... mainly due to weak bladder issues- but I did it and had no bladder issue to speak of. My only complaint was afterward my feet and knees were killing me. I think I need to be down another 25 pounds or so before I try it again. I don't want to injur myself. The elliptial and treadmill is much easier on my knees and feet. Not to mention, my shoes are kinda cheap. So, until I can afford an nicer, more supportive pair, I'm not going to push it.



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April 1st: 264.7
April 2nd: 264.1
April 3rd: 264.6
April 4th: 262
April 5th: 261.4
April 6th: 261.2
April 7th: 260.3
emoticon Goal: 263.7 YAY! 260.5! Goal Met!
April 8th: 260.5
April 9th: 260.6
April 10th: 259.9
April 11th: 261.8
April 12th: 261.1
April 13th: 259.8
April 14th: 263.7
emoticon Goal: 262.7 YAY! 260.4! Goal Met!
April 15th: 260.4
April 16th: 257.6
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LIBRAWN24 4/17/2014 11:21PM

    We are totally on the save wave length!!! I have never attempted one of those couch to 5k things I may have to take a look into that to add to my routine ;)

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C8TSON 4/17/2014 10:48AM

    emoticon Keep up the great work! I know what you mean about the C25K. I was going to start on that, and my chiro wanted me to strengthen my core first. It will come with time. emoticon

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AMANDAUNBIDDEN 4/16/2014 10:51PM

    Great job on busting that run out and getting after it! I've done the Couch to 5K program before and really liked it. I don't run much anymore but thinking about starting again. Again, good job! emoticon Another day done and put towards your goal!

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KLMAYS08 4/16/2014 9:55PM

    You're doing great! I have gone backwards all the way around for the last two weeks! I'm really struggling to get back on track. I'm dreading our April 22 weigh-in. Keep up the awesome work! Every moment counts :)

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PORSCAD 4/16/2014 6:50PM

    Way to go girl! I too want to run but it hurts my knees. Your story motivated me emoticon

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I'm okay....

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

So after my binge and TOM hitting and the weigh in yesterday, I'm feeling better this morning. My first week of this challenge (of weighing daily) was so great, that it made my second week disappointing. Every day is different. Every week is different. I had made the mistake of readjusting my goals and I was so disappointed about not hitting my "new" goal, that I didn't even pay attention to the fact that I had beat my origional goal by 2lbs! Why were my origional goals not good enough? Why did I feel like I had to do more? Why didn't I just continue to celebrate what I have achieved? NO MORE NEGETIVE THOUGHTS!! NO MORE SELLING MYSELF SHORT!! I've done well! I'm proud of what I've done. I will continue to do well!



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April 1st: 264.7
April 2nd: 264.1
April 3rd: 264.6
April 4th: 262
April 5th: 261.4
April 6th: 261.2
April 7th: 260.3
emoticon Goal: 263.7 YAY! 260.5! Goal Met!
April 8th: 260.5
April 9th: 260.6
April 10th: 259.9
April 11th: 261.8
April 12th: 261.1
April 13th: 259.8
April 14th: 263.7
emoticon Goal: 262.7 YAY! 260.4! Goal Met!
April 15th: 260.4
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AMANDAUNBIDDEN 4/16/2014 10:48PM

    Our mind is a crazy place sometimes. Those negative thoughts will get you every time if you let them. You are doing great recognizing them and turning them around. You should be proud of that weight loss! You're doing emoticon

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CONFUSEDBIRD 4/16/2014 8:27AM

    You are two pounds lower then u wanted to be on your period. Seriously dude you are doing wonderful!

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LIBRAWN24 4/15/2014 11:04PM

    U should be proud of ever single little step... Even if its a negative......u ask..Y be proud of a negative??? Because it creates a learning experience! It creates a moment to pull upon for inspiration.

The idea of weighing yourself ideas promotes accountability but it also promotes relying on the scale for your mood. You can drink a glass of water or not empty your bladder fully and that can effect the scale. Once a week, at the same time is all the accountability you need! And SP of course ;)

So, don't pull a me and let your mood be affected by your scale. One year I had a goal in mind for my birthday... When I stepped on that scale and I didn't see onderland I was devesated where I broke into tears at the gym that morning and had to leave. Crazy right.....exactly!!! And the very next week it was there. Now I fight to get back to it and I do that with sparkera and supporters by my side!


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UMBILICAL 4/15/2014 12:26PM

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Really?

Monday, April 14, 2014

So, I was bad last night. I went over my calories and overate. I didn't understand why until I got up this morning! Stupid TOM! Makes me crave salty fatty crap that my body doesn't need and makes the scale move in the wrong direction. I've got an IUD,so I never really know if/when it's going to hit. Grrrrrr..... I'm going to kick butt at the gym today to make up for my night of terror!



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April 1st: 264.7
April 2nd: 264.1
April 3rd: 264.6
April 4th: 262
April 5th: 261.4
April 6th: 261.2
April 7th: 260.3
emoticon Goal: 263.7 YAY! Goal Met!
April 8th: 260.5
April 9th: 260.6
April 10th: 259.9
April 11th: 261.8
April 12th: 261.1
April 13th: 259.8
April 14th: 263.7
emoticon Goal: 262.7 NEW GOAL: 259.5
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emoticon Goal: 261.7 NEW GOAL: 258.5
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AMANDAUNBIDDEN 4/15/2014 12:01PM

    Well, I had a bad day of eats yesterday, and it wasn't even my TOM so I feel ya! I never weigh myself that week either because I always weigh more, always. I just skip the scale until the next week. Better for my psyche. Have a great day! emoticon

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CONFUSEDBIRD 4/14/2014 10:32PM

    Maybe it's better not knowing. Then you don't give yourself allowance the week ahead like I do lol

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DOMINO4K 4/14/2014 12:52PM

    You got this in the bad, don't beat yourself up for the emoticon past just kick butt on the future.

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YICHE12 4/14/2014 11:03AM

    Don't be too hard on yourself. We tend to bang ourselves more than others would. Keep track of your dates, so you can have an idea when TOM will come visiting again. Keep healthy food around at that time.

Because we have hormones, women have a hard time keeping their weight down as it can fluctuate so much. Instead of weighing in every day, why don't you use body measurements and clothing to measure your progress. For me, weighing in daily would provoke anxiety so I don't do it as religiously as I did before.

Keep up the great work. emoticon

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SKIMBRO 4/14/2014 11:00AM

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Another Sunday

Sunday, April 13, 2014

And here I find myself again.... a Sunday... busy work day- little physcial activity. Guess it's okay to have one day of rest. I'm only at 4K steps and it's already 3:30pm. It's too cold to walk outside today and my gym will be closed by the time I leave work. Typical Sunday. At least I should be getting off a little early and can go home and spend time with the kiddos... and the scale was down this morning! It's always good to see the positives!



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April 1st: 264.7
April 2nd: 264.1
April 3rd: 264.6
April 4th: 262
April 5th: 261.4
April 6th: 261.2
April 7th: 260.3
emoticon Goal: 263.7 YAY! Goal Met!
April 8th: 260.5
April 9th: 260.6
April 10th: 259.9
April 11th: 261.8
April 12th: 261.1
April 13th: 259.8
April 14th:
emoticon Goal: 262.7 NEW GOAL: 259.5
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emoticon Goal: 261.7 NEW GOAL: 258.5
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emoticon Goal: 260.7 NEW GOAL: 257.5
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LIBRAWN24 4/13/2014 11:15PM

    Down is always good!!!! Playing with kiddos burns calories too!

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