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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!
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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.
Much SUCCESS!
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Iknitarod.

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.

Mush!

  
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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...

www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5oq4ErAmW0

(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...

www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLHc-yIAPbg

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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