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May be easing off the arizona foot brace

Thursday, August 25, 2011

emoticonWent to my doctor yesterday. He wants me to go off the brace a few hours in the morning, followed by a few hours wearing the brace and off again a few hours in the evening. This is very good news for me because it means my foot is healing nicely. So I tried it since yesterday and my foot feels so much better without the brace. I don't just more comfortable, I means less painful. emoticon
I go back in 2 weeks so I am hoping that he says I don't have to wear the brace all day. After wearing it for more than a year, a few hours a day is great. emoticon
Being able to share with you all has been awesome and thank you all for being here for me. emoticon emoticon and many more emoticons. emoticon Jane

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JERZGURL_NAN 11/27/2011 12:19AM

    WOW - that year must have felt like a decade. So happy to hear that you are making progress. That's great news.

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I started exercising on the stability ball...yea!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

I went to my foot doctor yesterday. emoticon He said that my foot is doing real good, seems to be healing and I may be off my foot brace in less than a year. emoticon
Great news, thank you Jesus. emoticon emoticon Said I could do a little moving around (still not much but little bit more). emoticon I asked him if I could exercise and he said I could start with a stability ball emoticon and no weight bearing exercises. emoticon emoticon emoticon I am excited about this because he would not even let me off my butt emoticon for the last 16 months. emoticon and I love all my emoticons. Maybe now I can take it off one slow pound at a time. emoticonJane

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IAM_HIS2 7/26/2011 7:22PM

    Great news. It feels so good to get off your butt after so many months! Congratulations!!! emoticon emoticon

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DJ4HEALTH 7/26/2011 5:23PM

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No moving and no weight loss

Saturday, July 02, 2011

emoticonThis is what I want to do--play and move, emoticonand have fun.
I have been immobile for over a year and it stinks! I may still be on this brace and down on my butt for maybe another year. I have not lost any weight! I have not gained because I have been logging everything but I would love to see the scale go down a bit.
I am so glad that I discovered this site, it is so helpful to me. I am also so glad for all my spark friends. emoticon If there's any of you out there that are also on your butt, got any ideas for moving without putting weight on your foot? Let me know, I am open to any ideas.
Have a super emoticon 4th of July. emoticonJane

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MEADSBAY 9/5/2011 8:46AM

    Seems like I have seen entire teams devoted to people with mobility issues, temporary and permanent.
Maybe you can get some ideas and support there.
Go to "Start" (I always start every day at Start) then 'community' then 'sparkteams"

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JANELIZA 7/16/2011 2:31AM

    emoticon for your suggestion. emoticonI am doing that a little and I just got a stability ball. I am doing what doesn't require putting any weight on my foot but boy it's not easy. emoticon thanks again emoticonJane

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TSTARRY33 7/15/2011 10:32PM

    My mom broke her ankle and is currently wearing a boot. All she can do is upper body strength training with light weights. Maybe you can do that along with leg lifts?...

Wow I am embarrassed!! Here I am with both feet and legs functioning and I am not motivated to move... emoticon emoticon

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Calorie Intake to Lose Weight

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

I have been on Sparkpeople for a few years and I am ambarrassed to say that I am still lost with this program.
Is there anyone out there that can give me a blueprint or directions as to how to follow? I seem to be all over the place with it and tend to get frustrated alot because I feel lost.
So one question I have right now is how to use my calorie intake to lose weight.
According to this plan I need 1200 to 1550 calories daily.
And I read that in order to lose a pound a week, I should use 500 less daily.
So do I now plan on 700 to 1050 calories daily?
If not then how do I do it? I am pretty confused and it makes me feel like I should know this and yet I just haven't got it.
Please help me out on this. Thanks and many hugs to all emoticon

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GABBY2876 5/25/2011 1:40PM

    I agree with skywatcher....the amount they have set for you (1200-1550 calories) is already minus the 500 calories a day to lose weight.
Good Luck,

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SKYWATCHERRS 5/24/2011 5:27PM

    No, the 1200-1500 is what you eat. When they say take off 500 calories, they mean if you are not currently trying to lose fat. If the average person eats about 2000 calories a day, they would knock off 500 calories and eat 1500, see?

What else are you confused about?

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GABBY0913 5/24/2011 5:25PM

    If you intake less than about 1200 calories a day your body could go into a starvation mode and you won't lose weight. It all depends on your activity levels during the day. If you have a desk job and come home to your couch everyday, then eating 1200 calories and doing cardio three times a week will work. However, if you have an active lifestyle and play with children when you get home and go for a walk every night, you should consume around 1800-2000 calories in order to give yourself energy. Good luck!

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BEATLEBEAR 5/24/2011 5:13PM

  Are you talking about resetting your calorie intake on the nutrition traker? If so, it's easy. It's on the nutrition tracker page on the top. Then change the settings to whatever you want. I changed mine. They won't let you change it to less than 1,000 cal. Hope this helps. Joani emoticon

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ROSAMARCELLE 5/24/2011 5:13PM

    My own experience, together with research and dieticians, recommends that less than 1200 calories a day will not result in weight loss. The theory seems to be that the body believes itself to be starving and hangs on to every ounce of fat like grim death. I myself find that between 1400 and 1600 coupled with exercise will result in weight loss. It does depend on how overweight you are though. I would recommend using the nutrition tracker because this recommends the obtimal amount - in your case 1200 to 1550 a day and this takes into account the 500 less. Normally adult women need betwee 2000 to 2200 calories a day.

Hope this is helpful. I find there are a lot of really useful articles on Spark which I have found helpful.

Good luck with your weight loss.

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Day 4 of the 28 day bootcamp

Friday, January 07, 2011

I am actually doing this! This day 4 and I am thinking about this challenge as I decide what to eat and I just can't believe it. I am entering what I eat and I wasn't giving a "taste or a pinch or a bite" any notice but I realize now that all of that counts--and it adds up.
I am excited about this and I am serious about staying on this so I will keep you all posted. emoticon from Je


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