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Wednesday, April 03, 2013

I go by Knitcat (or Knitkitty) on a bunch of blogs, and while the cougar filled the 'cat' part, I wanted something a bit more fitting for both parts of the name. So, I finally knitted a cat, that I have knitting.

(Cue Inception music...) emoticon

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DOTTIEJANE1 4/4/2013 10:00AM

    Soooooooooo cute .

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ANDYINBC 4/4/2013 8:42AM

    Too cute!

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DAZZEEDOO 4/3/2013 3:28PM

    Cute- You're obviously a very talented knitter!

Comment edited on: 4/3/2013 3:29:08 PM

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Wagon Train, HOOOOOOoooo! (I hope.)

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Well, I walked today. 1/4 of a mile.

Doesn't sound like much, but it IS a start. Again. I was walking about 3-4 miles a day, feeling great, but started having a nagging pain in my ankle. Which became worse.

And worse.

Until I couldn't walk without a cane.

I finally bit the proverbial bullet, and went to the Doc, who told me it was tendinitis. She sent me to a Physical Therapist. I went a couple times, then had to stop, because my Dad was having surgery, and Mom needed wheels, (read: me.) So, I sort of just stopped.

Stopped exercising, stopped eating well, just sort of went into stall mode.

I haven't gained much, but I have gained. I started getting down, again, which is what made me start exercising in the first place. So, today I walked a quarter mile. I feel a little pain, but it's manageable. I won't increase it until the pain stops. I will start doing some other exercises, sit ups, leg lifts, any thing that I can think of that isn't ankle related. Get back into my weight lifting, the one thing I have sort of kept up on. Having been able to graduate to larger weights, I don't want to go back down again. (Big macho 10 pounders! Grunt, grunt) emoticon

So, I am not sure what the future holds, but hopefully I can get my little red wagon started up and rolling again...

On the bright side, the PT noticed there is a slight discrepancy in the length of my two legs, and I now have a lift in one shoe, which seems to have helped a lot...

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DAZZEEDOO 3/31/2013 7:24PM

    If it helps- there is a team here at spark for chair exercising. Which would give you more work out ideas until your ankle is healed well enough to walk as much as you want.

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Saturday, March 02, 2013

So, since about all that I can say on my ankle, is that it IS improving, and the exercises are not completely mind numbing, but horribly close, I will skip to another topic.

Today is the opening of the Iditarod. I am on a knitting group called Ravelry, and will be participating in the Iknitarod, which is to try and complete a project from cast on to bind off in the time it takes all the dog sledders to cross the finish. I have chosen to knit socks.

This is the yarn I am using (Paton's Kroy, and some dunno where from white.) So, as of 11 A.M. my time, I will start knitting socks. The goal is finish 2 socks before the last musher comes in.


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USMAWIFE 3/2/2013 7:37PM

    I used to love watching the start of the Iditorod when we lived in Anchorage

Are you going to join the April stash buster challenge on the knitters team

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BARBARASDIET 3/2/2013 6:05PM

    THat's funny--I was so confused by the title!!

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Well. That is interesting, I guess.

Friday, February 15, 2013

I finally decided to go to the doctor about my ankle. And it was proclaimed tendinitis. Oh, yay. The Physical Therapist told me NO WALKING for 2 weeks. NONE. DO NOT WALK. (Yes, she emphasized this several times. Even more than I did here.)

I have some exercises to do. I can do some that I already do, such as knee bends, and any upper body work. BUT NO WALKING. I can even do stationary bike, (which I hate), or swim, (which isn't readily accessible, or warm), but NO NO NO to the walking. The Doc said, Oh, just lower your calorie intake, you'll be fine. Yeah...

Right now I am sort of worried. I gained weight FAST when I broke my leg, and had to lose it all over again. When I am not exercising, I want to eat. I don't know if it's boredom, metabolism, a rampant food fetish, what, but I don't need this. I guess I need to buck up and deal... I am just not entirely sure how. One thing for sure, I will be doing my upper body and trying to keep doing any exercise that doesn't hurt.

But, no. I won't walk. It's only 2 weeks. Two LONG weeks...

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KNITCAT1 2/17/2013 3:39PM

    Thanks to all of you who have commented. I hadn't thought about chair exercises. Might have to try that. I don't need crutches, but the PT did recommend a cane. (I use a cane off and on anyway, so that's no big deal.) I will do more of my upper body 'stuff', and see if I can find out some non-stressing exercises for my legs. I will have to do SOMETHING. Thank all of you Sparklers for your encouragement! emoticon

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ELLENIRENE 2/16/2013 6:24AM

    are you on crutches? 2 week seems like forever when you can't do something, but hopefully, it will go fast
here's to a speedy recovery and a short 2 wks

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SUSANBEAMON 2/16/2013 1:01AM

  spark people has some chair exercise videos. you could try them for the two weeks.

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TIMOTHYNOHE 2/15/2013 11:16PM

    Good grief! No walking for two weeks would drive me bats. I have RLS and I pretty much have to walk to relieve the twitching and kicking I get when I sit and relax.

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DJ4HEALTH 2/15/2013 10:42PM

    Try strength training while you are healing

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Heart smart. Aleck...

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Ok, I do deep knee bends as an exercise, but I call them "Sinus Rhythm" because it sounds cooler, plus it's based more or less on this...

(Sinus rhythm starts at 0:41)

But, instead of the music they use, I found one that works much better for me. However, it is probably not the best choice as far as title...

But, it motivates me to AVOID one!

Have yourself a great day!

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KNITCAT1 2/7/2013 11:02AM

    Oh, the first video is nursing students who are showing how the heart beats, different problems of the heart and so on, as physically as possible. I believe the first few seconds show the heart chambers represented as arm and leg movements...

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ANDYINBC 2/7/2013 9:18AM

    Now if I only understood what that first video meant?

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