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Totally Bummed

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Don't think I updated here yesterday, but you can catch up on my blog post here:


I'm really bummed. Not only can't I exercise for who knows how long (shoot, hard enough hobbling around the house), but I have to eat constantly throughout the day because of the NSAIDS and Prednisone I have to take multiple times daily. Between the steroids, no exercise, and much more food, I'm going to be a blimp before it's over with.

If there's a takeaway to be had from all this, it's please, please take it easy when starting out. I thought I did, but I guess my fat old body thought otherwise.

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TATTER3 9/20/2012 6:57AM

    Bless your heart, just keep Sparkin'!!

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NEPTUNE1939 9/19/2012 3:26PM

    Prednisone can do wonders and at the time can create havoc on one's body. I finally went to an endocronologist, she removed me from that drug totally. Your on my prayer list, so suck it up, MSG Earl emoticon

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KIMPY225 9/19/2012 3:13PM

    Sorry to hear about your health problems. Good luck to you!

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Tips for making healthy eating easier

Friday, September 14, 2012

How many of you reach for the wrong foods when you're in a hurry, just because it's easily accessible? I know I do, and I'm not nearly as busy as most people (just lazy!).

I've found a couple of ways that even a lazy person can make better food choices throughout the day. Cutting up veggies, making individual hamburger patties, a quick oatmeal breakfast ... what other ideas can you come up with?

Visit me at fitinmy50s.blogspot.com/2012/09/make
to post your ideas.

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SUSANS706 9/16/2012 10:45PM

    I too freeze extras when I cook. I also love my Food Saver machine I got last year. Food tastes just as fresh as the first time I cooked it! Or I can buy in bulk and freeze in individual packages that thaw quickly. Planning is the key!!

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CROWLEY123 9/16/2012 8:19PM

    Some great ideas, thanks. love your blog page.
Hope you enjoy SP and your journey to a healthier you!

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KICK-SS 9/14/2012 11:44PM

    I'm as lazy as anyone, but when I do cook, I make big quantities and then freeze extras in individual containers. When I do burgers on the bbq, I'll do up about 12-15 of them at a time, however many I can get on the bbq. Or... being even lazier, I'll buy the Angus burgers already made at Costco. They're really good. I make crock pots full of soups and make casseroles to have in the freezer... I buy rotisserie chicken (usually at Costco) and divide it up into portions. No excuse for me not to eat well.

I also keep frozen ready to stir fry or steam veggies and raw veggies in the frig too...... I only have to cook for myself, so it is pretty easy.

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CHARZ51 9/14/2012 10:54AM

    It's all in the planning, isn't it! There are only two of us now so when I fix meals with more servings I freeze the extra servings and that helps us stay on track with our foods and cuts the cooking time for me. emoticon

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PURSUEJOY 9/14/2012 10:52AM

    Good ideas!

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Late start, but got 'er done

Thursday, September 13, 2012

I had hoped to get my workout done earlier in the day, but I wasn't able to pull it off. I managed to get my walk/jog in by early evening and did about :32 or so, but the jog is killing me on this road. Time to get in the car and scope out other locations, as I can't walk along the main county road here.

Well within limits on food intake again today, so I'm hoping I see the scale start to move again (been stagnant, or up and down the same pound or two for several days now).

More about my day here

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DIET_FRIEND 9/13/2012 11:10PM

    Sounds like you are really working your program. I am sure you will see the results you want soon.

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I shouldn't have planned for an off day

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

I thought I was going to take the day off from working out today, or at least from training towards the 5K walk/jog, but I think I ended up doing more than if I had just gone and done it.

:30 Recumbent bike
:27 Walk three dogs (separately, but only for a short time each)
:15 Walk this evening before winding down for the day

Here's how my "I'm not going to work out today" day went:



Do you wear the same shoes when walking and running?

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

I just recently started out again walking more often, and have added a bit of a jog into the routine as I prepare for the virtual 5K walk/jog at the end of Oct. I didn't bother with running shoes yet because the jog portion of my training was only very short distances at this point, but boy, was it tough. With the extra weight I'm carrying around, I could barely lift my feet off the ground and it actually felt like I was going slower at the jog than when I was walking. Enough of that!

Read more at "Can I Run in My Walking Shoes?"

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BRETT_DAY1981 9/13/2012 12:11PM

    I do not wear the same shoes for walking and running. I have a pair of Pearl Izumi's for running and was properly fitted for them. It makes all the difference when running, but that's just me. As long as the shoes you have fit correctly they will be just fine :)

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LDYJARHEAD 9/13/2012 7:16AM

    EWEFLUFFY, I just sent you a msg, but for anyone else reading, it's best to go to a GOOD athletic shoe store that will sell you what YOU need, and not just what is most popular or recommended by someone else.

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KICK-SS 9/13/2012 12:43AM

    Since your blog started with wearing the same shoes either walking or running.

I have a question for any of you. Are walking shoes and running shoes different as to where their support points are? I got a pair of running shoes for the first time (I don't run, I walk only about 3mph) but it seems that my heel goes down further or something than when I wear regular walking shoes. I'm curious as to what you all think the differences are OR if there are any differences in performance??

I'd appreciate a spark msg or something from any of you that could enlighten me.. Thanks. Betty

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SUSANS706 9/12/2012 3:17PM

    I wear the same shoes, but replace them often.

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IMELECTRIC 9/12/2012 11:23AM

    I had my feet fitted for running shoes when I started 5k training. I also used them to walk in. It made a difference.

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DIET_FRIEND 9/12/2012 11:22AM

    I don't run so I can't say, but I wanted to let you know I read your blog! I think it's great that you are doing things like jogging even if it isn't easy. I have read that the shoes need replacing due to wear even if they still look pretty good. If you try on some new ones and they feel heavenly, your old ones have probably lost their ooomph.

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