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An injured foot, then injured my knee, and now a head cold! Bring it on! Nothing is gonna stop me!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Well if you read my blog title, then you know the gist of what I am about to tell you.

AS I have complained about in past blogs I have plantar fascitiis, an inflammation of the tendon that runs from the arch of my foot down to my heel. I have had that for over a month now. Well I took some time off to heal that and when it began to look like it was going to take longer than I thought for it to heal, I went about my business. I bought new inserts for my shoes- which helped immensely, and got back on the proverbial workout wheel. I was doing well. Working out and starting to push myself harder to achieve more faster. Then three days ago I injured my knee. Not sure what I did to it. I was doing The Biggest Loser Workout DVD Cardio Max and after I was done it started hurting. I took 2 days off from working out and it feels fine today. I am still a little squimish about working out though. Regardless, I am going to get back to it, and pray that the knee will hold up. However, as fate would have it, now I have a head cold! I felt awful last night and went to bed early. However, tonight I am going to workout and I don't care what else tries to stop me.

I am suppose to start running on Sunday. emoticon

Really praying the knee holds up. emoticon

  
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MARVEEME 1/21/2012 7:05AM

    Listen carefully to the signals your body gives you, and most importantly, DO WHAT IT TELLS YOU. You can do damage that no one can help you repair if you don't. Gel inserts are my best friend, as a fellow sufferer of plantar fascitiis, but some inserts can throw off your gait so much that it can also cause damage to knees, hips and even your back. Tread carefully, my friend, and remember that there are OTHER exercises you can do until the knee is more cooperative.

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DETERMINEDJANET 1/20/2012 8:41PM

    Don't overdo it!!! Hugs and feel better quickly!

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MARTHASPARKS 1/20/2012 3:23PM

    Be very careful and start slowly. When I started to TRY to run, I injured myself and have been dealing with the repercussions for a long time. Go for it but carefully!

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JANDK156 1/20/2012 1:53PM

    I just had a nice rant about how medical issues keep springing up for me LOL! Must be something in the air... Hope you feel better soon. I just got my PF under control (since late July!) about a month ago with a series of cortisone and novocaine injections both into the tarsal nerve and straight, deep into the heel, and 2 weeks ago, my Achilles decided to challenge me.

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SEAJESS 1/20/2012 1:20PM

    I admire your determination!

Please be gentle with yourself. Maybe some strength training to stabilize that knee.

Also, have you read Jeff Galloway's "Running to 100"? A great book that tells how to run for a lifetime, injury free.

Have a joyful, gentle run on Sunday.

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Popped my exercise ball!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

My last exercise ball that I had had for about a year, got a slow leak in it last week and I went to Wal-mart and purchsed a new one on Friday night. I just popped it. I also use it as my computer chair and it rolled against a basket I had sitting in the floor beside my bookshelf and that put a hole in it! I knew the ball I had bought didn't feel as "sturdy" as the one before, but I thought it would be ok. I can't even take it back to the store because I have already thrown out the box! Grr!

Food was much better today, I stayed within my calorie budget. I worked out, doing taebo for 45 mins and stretching for another 10.

Hoping to see some pounds vanish this week.

  
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MARVEEME 1/17/2012 8:21AM

    A casualty of epic proportion, for sure! May you find one that can live in harmony with your other furnishings, and they live together happily ever after, Amen.
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JANDK156 1/16/2012 6:39PM

    On the bright side, you weren't sitting on it! LOL! It could have been worse emoticon

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I.M.MAGIC 1/16/2012 1:04AM

    Mine disappeared in a move, and I never got around to getting another... I don't know what my furbabies would make of it now, they've never seen one--the ball "died" before they were born! LOL

Good luck getting another one going...
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LITTLEBO 1/15/2012 11:32PM

    Friday the 13th strikes again.....
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FITWITHIN 1/15/2012 11:23PM

    I hope you didn't get hurt when your ball pop.

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How Friday went...

Friday, January 06, 2012

End of the day update...I did much better today! I went over my calories but by less than 100 so that is a win! Fruits and veggies were good! I put a huge bowl of apples, bananas, and clementines on my kitchen table to remind me to snack on healthy treats instead of junk! It worked today! I got all the Christmas decorations down today on the inside of the house. I still have a few string of lights to take down tomorrow on the outside, but it's going to be warm...in the fifties...so I should be able to get it done, no problem!

I weigh myself daily...or almost daily. It helps me keep myself on track. (I don't obsess about the scale at all). It is just motivating for me to see a number everyday. My weight has been slightly up the last 2 days, but so has my calorie intake, so after todays success of eating on plan and nearly sticking to my calorie budget I hope to see that number fall a little tomorrow...but if not I am not going to sweat it! I know that If I keep fighting the number will keep falling. I'm not giving up this time.

I bought a "Fitbook" off amazon.com. It is an amazing little tool. It breaks down everything you need to stick to your plan, and since I LOVE to write in cute, little, journals, it is right up my alley. You make your 3 month goals (That's how long the book lasts), then each week you make your weekly goals. You track your food there and also your workouts. Love, love, love it! Especially since I can't get online all the time to track my food. I just keep my fitbook and my "calorie king" book with me at all times and it makes it easy.

Workout today was upper body strength training. I did 10 minutes TBL 30 day jump start 10 min upper body workout, and then I did 10 Minute solution Ball workouts; core- 10 mins; upperbody- 10 mins, and the flexibility- 10 mins...for a grand total of 40 mins. I used 8 pound weights. By the second upper body workout I had to set them down a few times and do the exercises without them. That shows how BAD of shape I have allowed myself to get into. I am never going to quit working out again....ever.

Have a great weekend...I will check in tomorrow!

  
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MARVEEME 1/7/2012 9:06PM

    Nice work! Put as many tools in your toolbox as you will need to properly complete the maintenance before you.

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SPARK ON!

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NELLIEC 1/7/2012 2:40PM

    It does sound like you are making progress and you also know what to work on! emoticon

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MAMAWLINDALOU 1/7/2012 8:48AM

    emoticonKeep up the good work! emoticon

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Week 1 in review Down 4 pounds!

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Well it's been a good first week.

I lost 4 pounds!

I wrote out a plan for the week for exercise, but had to modify it a great deal since I am suffering from plantar fasiitis. The good news is I did workout as much as I possibly could and this week I am upping my walking time and beginning strength training. Also, on my good days I would like to start Zumba-ing again.

Food was good. I went over my calorie budget a few days. I had a real problem with desserts and treats. I also did not eat enough fruits and veggies. I am going to take Dr. Oz's advice and "Automate" my breakfasts, snacks, and my lunches this week. Breakfasts are going to be 2 hardboiled eggs, a probiotic yogurt, and 3 clementines. Snacks are going to be: #1: 10 pistachios or 2 walnuts, #2: Apple; Lunch is going to be a salad or a turkey sandwich on wheat with baked chips and fruit.

I realize that if I am ever going to do this that I have to get serious about it. I can't be a much slimmer hottie on the beach this summer if I don't do the work. Workouts this week will look something like this... Walking or other cardio 30 mins/5 times a week if my foot will allow it, strength training 4 times- upper body, lower body, core, total.

Small steps forward...

  
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HPLANDER 1/6/2012 9:13AM

    4 pounds is great. Keep with the momentum. The weight comes off with hard work and dedication.

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NELLIEC 1/5/2012 3:37PM

    Congrats on losing the 4 lbs.

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MARKSTIPANOVSKY 1/5/2012 3:26PM

    Hope you are settling in to a healthier 2012... +Mark

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VICTOREA 1/5/2012 3:12PM

    You can do it! emoticon

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New Year's Resolutions for 2012

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

2011 was a big, fat, bust as far as my New Year's Resolutions go.

Here are a few of them:

Prepare 12 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child: I prepared about 6. :(
Find a full time TEACHING job. :( Nope.
Lose eighty + pounds. :( :( :( I am about the same weight I was this time last year. Actually as of this morning I am about 6 pounds less than I was this time last year. However, the bad part is I am in way worse shape physically than I was this time last year. I have lost lots of muscle. I have CELLULITE on the backs of my thighs and on my stomach!! (That's new). I have completely quit working out. I have ballooned. Not my weight really, but losing all that muscle has caused my tummy to balloon out. I swear I look like a white, blubbery version of Mike Wizowski!

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To make things worse, I believe I now have plantar fasciitis. For a few months now I have had an on and off pain in my left heel. It's now constant and now my other heel is starting to get a small pain in it. I have researched the pain and I believe that the pain is caused by plantar fascittis which is an inflammation of the tendon that runs from the arch of my foot all the way back to the heel. I have researched what I should do to make it better, and it appears that treatment involves light stretching anf orthopedic inserts in my shoes. I have no health insurance, so going to the doctor is a last resort. I looked up the stretches online and am looking for a Dr. Scholl's kiosk so I can figure out if they will help before I have to go pay lots of money to see a podiatrist. :/

Well this blog entry is entitled "New Year's Resolutions" and I guess now that I have given you a run down about all that has been going on I should discuss that.

Resolution #1:
To find a FULL TIME TEACHING job.

Resolution #2: To Lose 57 pounds down to weigh 180 pounds by 2013.

Resolution #3: To reduce my credit card debt by 20% by 2013.

I will discuss my map on how to reach of these goals in the next few days blog posts.

My food plan tomorrow...

Breakfast: cereal with FF milk.
Clementines
Water with lemon

Snack: Raw Veggies.

Lunch: Lean Burger with tomatoes, guacamole, pickles, salsa, Laughing cow cheese and 2 tortillas.
Apple slices.
Green tea.

Snack: Raw Veggies.

Dinner: Brown beans.
Baked Ham.
Water.

Exercise: 5 Minute Warm up and 15 Minute Denise Austin upper body ore complete with the exercise ball. I am limited in what I can do thanks to my stupid foot pain.

I forgot to mention that I started using sensa yesterday. I bought the "Free trial." I think it does help me feel full more quickly, but the jury is still out on it thus far. We shall see...

***Please no lectures about "there being no magic pills". I am very well aware after all these years of trying to lose this weight that there are no magic bullets, or easy ways to melt fat away. I know weight loss takes hard work, diligence, and more hard work. However, if it helps me eat a little bit less, it's worth a try. That is where I usually fail so miserably. I overeat. Uncontrollably.

Until tomorrow... :)

  
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JANDK156 12/28/2011 7:01PM

    I have PF since late July and have show inserts called Powerstep, that cup the hell and cushion it a bit. I think you can order them online. Two different podiatrists recommended them. I've been getting cortisone and novocaine shots into my left heel and the tarsal nerve every 2-3 weeks for about the past 2 months and it seems to help for a bit, then I need to go back for more. I read these "episodes" aren't supposed to last terrible long if you stretch and rest, but I admit I do not rest it. I've now been told to do no more than 30 minutes of walking on it at a time, although doc did say I could do that twice a day, and I'm seeing how it goes. Keep stretching, and if you have pain, fill a water bottle 3/4 up and freeze it, then roll your foot over the frozen bottle for some relief.

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BRAVENEWGRL 12/28/2011 9:51AM

    I totally sympathize with you about feeling like 2011 was a total bust. I guess if I just look at it from a weight loss perspective, it truly was a bust. What's the saying? Fall 7 times, stand up 8...

You can do this! Deep breaths!

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NELLIEC 12/28/2011 12:46AM

    I certainly think you have some good goals. So now comes working on them day by day and remembering that if you mess up, just get going on them again!

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