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Knee Replacement Tomorrow!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

My surgery date is finally here. Tomorrow I am having my left knee replaced. I had my right knee done a year ago and I hope everything goes as smoothly as that did! Anyhow - I am looking forward to walks in the Spring! It will feel good to be able to move! Wish me well!

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SWEETMAGNOLIA2 1/18/2013 6:42AM

    You and my DH are in the same place. He had the right knee done 2 summers ago and will have the left one done in May when school lets out. He is an elementary teacher. He loves to take walks and tells me he is jealous of those who can. We were doing 10k's on a regular basis after the first surgery.

Saying a prayer for your speedy recovery. Enjoy those walks this spring!

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BARB4HEALTH 1/15/2013 9:59PM

    Be at peace and have a quick recovery! emoticon

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    I hope everything goes well with your surgery.

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Knee in Pain

Saturday, December 08, 2012

Sometimes it is overwhelming trying to do this. My knee has gotten significantly worse over the last week. I can hardly move. Sitting here is awful. I have to go....can't handle the pain. I am actually looking forward to my surgery, January 16th.

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SUGARSMOM2 12/8/2012 1:07PM

  well at least you are getting it taken care of . Hope that soon you will be able to do it more comfort . emoticon

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PLAYBLUES22 12/8/2012 11:46AM

    Sweetie so sorry to read that you are still in pain, hope that you are better soon emoticon

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ARNETTELEE 12/8/2012 4:36AM

  Sorry to hear about your pain...

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Small Things Add Up

Thursday, November 29, 2012

I am having a good day! I am finding that adding a little more protein to my day helps me enormously. It really knocks back those cravings for sweets.

I made some changes in my life that will better support me in my weight loss journey. I told my daughter that I couldn't bake for her this week. I thought she might be upset but she totally understood! I went to see "Breaking Dawn" with my daughters and passed on the popcorn! I didn't even miss it...

I have so much weight to lose that it can be overwhelming if I think of how far I have to go. I have been telling my self, every time I make a decision that seems small - that the small things add up - either way. Eating the cookie adds up, not eating the cookie adds up. I just have to choose which way to go. Anyway....

I just made a yummy Spark People recipe for lunch.


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NEELIXNKES 11/29/2012 4:24PM

    Ooo, that one is on my to try list. Thanks for the recommendation.

emoticon for passing on the popcorn!

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ASHPATCH11 11/29/2012 1:19PM

    One good choice then another! you got this!

Its gerat to have a long term goal but set some short term ones too it will help keep you on track till you reach that long term goal.

short term -how many pushups/situps/skipping/lunges/ect. you can do today compare to next month! You can even add it on sparkpeople people to track!

keep pushing you got this!! emoticon

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TCANNO 11/29/2012 1:11PM


Keep going

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JESSYVIRGINY 11/29/2012 1:08PM

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A Little Setback

Monday, November 26, 2012

Today I had a set back. I baked some holiday cookies for my daughter's business. One tray came out of the oven too brown. I decided that I had license to eat all of them - yes, I said all of them! I feel SO GROSS!!!!! I am disappointed in myself. This is going to be a challenging month. I really can't do this again! I am having surgery in January and I need to be at the best I can be from here. I am also aching all over (my joints) from the cold weather and probably from the sugar, and that has made it very hard to move at all, let alone exercise. So - this is my plan: I already tracked my food for tomorrow so I have my goals set there, I will do a chair yoga DVD and my PT exercises, I will have a positive attitude. This is so hard, but I know that I can do this!

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SLASALLE 11/27/2012 4:44PM

    You're not alone, my dear. My partner had Girl Scout cookies (two kinds, no less) in the house that called out to me LOUDLY last night (maybe sympathy calls for your over-browned cookies???).

You have a good plan. We will NEVER reach perfection, so we must be prepared for the occasional setbacks. Don't forget the 80/20 rule. Personally, I shoot for 90/10, but the concept is that if you eat really healthy 80% of the time, you're doing well.

It was NOT a good night, we've both acknowledged it, now time to move on to a better night tonight!!!

Don't waste any more energy on it!!!!!


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TRYINGTOLOSE64 11/26/2012 9:02PM

    Yes you can do it!!

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MJREIMERS 11/26/2012 8:42PM

    I am a "former" binger! I know exactly what you are feeling and you will get past this! It took me a while to learn new coping skills and habits, but I DID IT and so CAN YOU! One day at a time and sometimes it's one cookie at a time! Keep at it. You've made a plan, good job, now you just have to stick with it.

Hang in there, keep at it, and you WILL SUCCEED! I'm here for you!

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Post Thanksgiving and Still Going Strong

Friday, November 23, 2012

Thanksgiving at our house was very nice. The food was delicious and the company even better! I have much to be grateful for and I never forget it.

Yesterday I indulged myself but I didn't go crazy. I still tracked my food even though I was over my calorie range. Today - I have already exercised and I have begun tracking my food. My goal is to get all of my water in and at least 6 servings of fruit and veggies. I will eat some leftovers, but in amounts that I can track and keep within my calorie and nutrient range.

Today is a great day! emoticon


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