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8.35 weeks to go...

Monday, June 06, 2011

I woke up this morning just as I did yesterday and went out and watered the garden and flowers. Unfortunately a little critter got into my garden and ate some of the plants. Anyone have solutions for that? After watering everything I went for a walk. I realized that I like this. Getting out there before it gets to warm in the day but the sunshine is still on my face. Listening to the birds and watching the squirrels run past me. It was nice and I think I'm going to start everyday like this. My goal is maybe to get out for a mile walk at least 2x a day when I'm not working and maybe even 3x! I really think this is doable and it's also enjoyable for me. I just wish the hubby could come along. I do very much miss our walks with the dog :( Hopefully sometime in August he will be able to walk again.

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AUNTIELES53 6/8/2011 1:17PM

    awww who is hurt the dog or your hubby???

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8.5 weeks to go...

Sunday, June 05, 2011

Well...I think I've reached the point that I'm disgusted with myself. Last July 1, I was 230lbs. This July I doubt I'll even be 240lbs. Lately one day I'm 247lbs the next I'm 244lbs. Some of it may be due to TOM some of it I'm sure is me not eating properly and drinking adequate water. I thought about things last night while I was stuffing my face with pizza. Although my hubby to be is happy with the way I am and will love me no matter what weight I'm at I need to make this change for myself. He supports me no matter what.

So this morning I woke up and watered the garden and my flowers and decided to go for a walk. I still have my gym membership but I have a hard time getting myself to go there when it's so nice outside and he is unable to go along with me. At this point I think I'm going to cancel it and just stick to walking outside in the fresh air. While it isn't very high impact I did break a sweat and it is better than nothing. I got in 26 minutes this morning or walking. A week from tomorrow we are bring out doggy home so I hope that helps with encouragement in walking her.

We are going through a hard time right now. With the hubby slipping into depression due to his shattered knee and being afraid of never being able to walk again and me not working many hours, things are running thin. We love each other very much and this is just on obstacle to test our relationship. We are managing and we just have to continue to support and help each other through this time of hardship. Only 8.5 weeks to go and hopefully he will be able to start PT and begin walking again. :)


Lifes twists and turns...

Friday, May 13, 2011

Today my hubby came home from the hospital. He went in Wednesday for reconstructive surgery for a tibial plateau fracture. It's been a rough week. Thankfully he is fixed and we are on our way to mending. It's been a very scary process. He cannot bear any weight for at least 12 weeks, has 2 plates and at least a dozen pins and screws, two incisions at least 5 inches and bunches of staples. He means more to me than anything and I just everything turns our successfully. We still have our gym membership and I'd like to go but I feel bad leaving him at not able to walk to go exercise when he cannot, especially when he loves working out. What do I do?

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KAYE454 5/13/2011 8:01PM

  Get his input remember you have to take care of yourself first to be able to take care of him.

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TRYINGHARD1948 5/13/2011 7:45PM

    Talk to him about your desire and your feelings. I'm sure you can perhaps come to a compromise, one day doing some Spark exercises at home, and then next day at the gym. I'm sure, together, you can work something out.

It's great that he is on the mend now, although be prepared for the frustration involved in the healing process. By talking things through together this could help with the challenges you both face. All the very best.

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Day 6

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Woke up today and could hardly move. I ended up going to the urgent care center and I have lower lumbo-sacral muscle pull. They gave me pain medications and muscle relaxers and told me to take it easy for a few days then work on some core exercises to strengthen my back and stomach. It's always something I swear...... I'm hoping on Monday to start c25k. I really want to participate in the 10k this summer than I did last summer. I am down a little bit but haven't been doing so well the last couple days. I'm not off the wagon, just a little lost but now I've found my way =)

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TRACY1572 1/10/2011 2:27PM

  I hope your feeling better. Injuries are never fun. Take it slow so you don't reinjure yourself.

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    I hope you're feeling better. Make sure you take the time to let your back rest. You might need to wait awhile to start c25k to be on the safe side.

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Day 2

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Soo Day 2......I did pretty well, I'm proud of myself. I ate approximately 1604 calories and burnt approximately 153 calories. Not much more I can say really except it was a good day and I feel good!

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PERSEPHONE2012 1/5/2011 8:52AM

    Good job. :) Its always nice when you can go to bed feeling good about the day. emoticon

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