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A New Modified Workout Schedule?

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Thirteen days later and I still can't take walks. What a nuisance this sprain has become.

I am eating mid-range, which isn't causing any problems with the scale...yet. I could be doing some strength workouts and even chair cardio, which I did one day. I just am rediscovering my lazy bone. If I could get out and take a walk, I'd be more motivated to do ST. That's what usually helps. I need to get crackin' and get out the weights.

It's just that I'm feeling so relaxed since I don't have my workout schedule screaming at me. Maybe I should make a new, "easy does it workout schedule" that will get me some structure while I wait for full mobility?

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EDIT: I just talked myself into a 30 minute intervals ST workout...I got sick of hearing my complaining about not being able to do my regular workouts! The workout felt great and now I'm going to write out a little schedule for myself...

  
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_JODI404 11/18/2012 11:51AM

    So glad you were able to get back on track without aggravating your injury!!

Writing out a plan is a great idea too though. Some days you need to push hard, and some days you need to listen to your body and go lighter. It can't be all or nothing... must have balance and flexibility.

So glad you are healing well!!

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SHERIO5 11/16/2012 7:43AM

    It is easy to let working out slide when you focus on what you can 't do....I know I would always be telling myself "why bother?"...or "it only will burn a fraction of my usual calories"....or "if I only have 10 minutes what's the point?"... but as you know the point is you are an active fit person now! Fit people focus on whet the can do! It sounds like your schedule will help you to to that..so emoticon

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JOANOFARCTIC 11/15/2012 11:33PM

    Looks good - injuries are such an inconvenience :(

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BABY_GIRL69 11/15/2012 9:18PM

    Well that's great but don't over do it... I am working out to a certain degree but my back is giving a few pains. I just try to make sure I do some sort of back stretches & cool down longer....You take Lori we don't want you to release....

God bless & enjoy everyday!

Dee

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LARISSA238 11/15/2012 7:14PM

    Good for you! I'm glad you got out there and did some ST. I haven't been feeling well, and I'm trying to figure out new ways to exercise as well. Let me know how you are doing!

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RDGISME 11/15/2012 6:32PM

    emoticon on getting in the "plan B"!! I often get sick of my own complaints, too!

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AUTUMNBRZ 11/15/2012 6:19PM

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GOTTAPLAN4U 11/15/2012 5:19PM

  They say.... Even a tiny little bit of activity is better than nothing.
Keeping your eating moderate is a great accomplishment. It is not easy to do if you are laid up. Congrats on that.

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BOBOBOBBI 11/15/2012 4:58PM

    Way to go!!! :)

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BLUE42DOWN 11/15/2012 3:43PM

    An "easy does it workout schedule" sounds good - great for any situations where the normal routine can't be done. I have, even though I haven't really had to use it, alternatives planned - because (as the cliche goes) "A failure to plan is a plan to fail".

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Comfort or Discomfort?

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

I'm sitting around this week, nursing that silly sprained ankle. But I want it to heal up nicely so I don't easily re-injure it when I get back to taking walks. The swelling is going down now. I'm trying to keep my mind active so I don't think about food. Yesterday was good in that regard. I stayed under the calories I need for getting no exercise.

I've been seeing the scale creep up after the binges I've had. Yesterday, and already today I've kept in mind the thought,"I don't really get comfort from food. Overeating only brings me DIScomfort. My feelings about myself are positive when I am successful at keeping my calories in check. That's when I go to bed happy with what I've accomplished that day."

Here's to another day of true Comfort.

  
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POPSY190 11/7/2012 3:22PM

    I fell and sprained my ankle last night and your blog is a timely reminder to me to avoid the comfort eating binges, especially as my activity will be less for a while. Thank you for this and I hope you are out walking again soon.

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BABY_GIRL69 11/7/2012 2:38PM

    Wonderful!!! I hope you feel better... I actually had my first bouts with back spasm & let me tell you they are not fun....YIKES!! So I feel you pain & I did eat the cookies & had ice cream with whipped cream today but that's because I wanted a little bit of this and a little bit of that....

God bless, take care & continued success!

Dee

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_JODI404 11/7/2012 1:08PM

    Great job in taking good care and letting your ankle heal properly. The down time is hard.... but VERY worth it for good healing.

Hope your recovery goes quickly!
Take care!

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SHERIO5 11/7/2012 10:44AM

    I am glad your ankle is healing. I like your positive head talk...I have been doing similar talks to myself.
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WILLOWBROOK5 11/7/2012 10:33AM

    Nice job on coming up with self-talk to address urges to overeat. Hope your ankle heals quickly!

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Being Foolish and Carefree Can Lead to Pain!

Saturday, November 03, 2012

Ok. Not such a smart move!

My daughter's family has 4 kids' bikes and a razor scooter. The two kids, my daughter's BF and my hubby and I were fooling around on them. I'm thinking I'd try to burn off a few birthday cake calories. I ended up with the 8 year old's bike ( she's the size of a kindergartener) going down hill was fine, but coming back up I couldn't get the pedals to move, picture me trying to ride with my butt up in the air... and I lost control. Pitched off the bike, heard popping in my ankle, and flew through and landed on the bottom barbed wire of a fence. Not rusty at least. I heard my granddaughter yell from the other end of the road , "Are you OK gramma!" She told me later that she was shaking when she saw me fall, poor kid!

Well, trying to be tough for my audience, I hopped up and walked ever so gingerly back to the group. I didn't tell anyone about my ankle but they had to see me limping. They were mostly concerned about what the barbed wire did to me. We hung around outside for a while. When we finally went in (I couldn't wait to get off my foot) I had my daughter clean up my back. Then I sat down. After a little I asked for ibuprofen and told her I sprained my ankle. (I repeatedly sprain this ankle! Darn!)

We're on our way home, a 2 1/2 hr drive. Fortunately I have 3 ice packs in a cooler so I'm icing the softball size lump that has formed. I know; RICE. I'm working on that.

So Be careful when you want to get exercise...be adventuresome, but be smart!

  
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SHERIO5 11/4/2012 9:22AM

    Oh ouch! Sometimes the little girl in ya just has to come out and play huh?

Take care of yourself...maybe get the ankle checked? Softball size swelling doesn't sound like a sprain....

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AUTUMNBRZ 11/4/2012 6:59AM

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NUTRON3 11/4/2012 5:40AM

    You poor thing

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LUCINDARW 11/3/2012 11:51PM

    Hope you have a fast recovery! We learn as we go who would have thought that you would have an acident? Get well soon! Lucinda

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MERRYMARY42 11/3/2012 7:50PM

    I had almost the same experience on a bicycle, I ran into a concrete wall, luckily I hit my side not full front, I guess I forgot how to ride a bike, but I wont forget again, hope you are doing well.

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BLUE42DOWN 11/3/2012 6:51PM

    Ouchies! Take very good care of your ankle.

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LARISSA238 11/3/2012 3:01PM

    *hugs* I hope you feel better soon! Having a sprained ankle is no fun. Heal fast!

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Making a Good Decision

Friday, November 02, 2012

This morning I made a small decision to walk around the block before work. Just as I got going up the block, I found a half-dozen pieces of assorted candy on the ground, which most likely fell out of some kid's bag on halloween. It looked intact and my reaction was to pick them up and stuff them in my pocket for later. I walked about a half a block more, all the while thinking...what am I doing picking up candy off the ground? am I that hard up for sugar? Stupid.

Fortunately it was trash day and all the roll-out containers were by the road. I pulled the candy out of my pocket and slipped in into a barrel that was open a crack.

There. That was my good decision for the day. It may not be much, but I've been binging on candy and other sweets so much lately that this was a great victory. Just one of those pieces of candy could have sent me into an all afternoon binge.

Have a great weekend full of healthy decisions for your health!

Lori

  
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LUCINDARW 11/2/2012 11:29PM

    Good for you LoriLee! Keep up the good work! Lucinda

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_JODI404 11/2/2012 9:55PM

    You really made a smart decision!!!

One decision at a time is how it's done. Stopping a possible binge = great choice.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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SHERIO5 11/2/2012 6:41PM

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BABY_GIRL69 11/2/2012 5:59PM

    I am at working cracking up!! This is hilarious!! ha ha ha ha

God bless,

Dee

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BLUE42DOWN 11/2/2012 5:18PM

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It truly is amazing sometimes the little mindless actions we might take. And it was a doubly good deed because you cleaned up "litter" which keeps the area looking nicer.

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LARISSA238 11/2/2012 4:53PM

    Good for you! Self control is so important! *high five*

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BOBOBOBBI 11/2/2012 4:49PM

    Way to go!! :) :)

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GOTTAPLAN4U 11/2/2012 4:42PM

  Your action was better than you knew. By picking up the candy and depositing it in the trash you saved some puppy from eating it. This is a problem I always have while walking the dogs after Halloween. They grab it before i even see it. The chocolate candies are toxic to dogs.
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Looking Back is Inspiring a Good Holiday Season

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Yes, I am an avid journal writer. I get everything down on paper. Usually I try to include how I feel about what went on each day. I started a separate journal for my health focused journey, back when I started Sparking. I am not a regular blogger, probably because I work out most of my emotions in my journal.

Yesterday, when I realized I was having stress and anxiety about gaining weight over the holidays, I remembered that last year I lost 4 pound during that time. This triggered the decision to read back in my journal the days starting November first, through the New Year. I could see that I had been sick for 3 weeks and I think I lost because of that. But I also exercised a lot less. So the fewer calories and the lack of exercise balanced out. If I'd just exercised less but didn't control my eating, I would have gained.

There were other helpful steps I took. I didn't bake my usual cookies. And what cookies my neighbor brought over were decisively thrown out. On Christmas day, when my daughters baked our traditional (and my favorite) cut-out sugar cookies with icing, I sent all but one cookie home with them. The only one I kept was the one my granddaughter decorated specially for me. When I ate it a few days after Christmas, I was so glad I'd sent them home with them, or the one would have set off a binge.

In my journal I wrote down the menus for Thanksgiving and Christmas and recorded the exact portions and calories of the items I would consume for those meals. I wasn't rigid, but made substitutions, (rather than additions to my meal) when someone brought a surprise snack or dish to serve. I had veggies and hummus out to snack on so I wouldn't grab candy or cookies. This proved to be very effective (writing it out beforehand)

It took planning and determination to stick to my plan; it was literally work. I even made myself get up and work out in the morning before I started cooking on Thanksgiving Day.

I was proud of myself. And I look back at that season with pride mixed with wonder that I actually pulled it off.

So now I'm thinking that I don't have to dread the season, but look at it as a challenge that I am capable to handle!

Starting with Halloween, which isn't usually a problem...my hubby and I don't give out candy and so we don't buy any... usually. For some reason this year I bought a bag of candy corn. Actually it was for a recipe. I made the recipe and gave most of it away. I kept a gallon size baggie of it, it started as 15 cups! (it is called Scarecrow Crunch) a trail mix made with sweets,cereal and caramel corn, not nuts and fruit. I've had a handful every now and then and keep it in the back of my cupboard. I count the calories on my tracker, keeping honest with myself. I hate to waste calories on empty calories, but I have been having binges lately on sweets. Somehow I haven't touched the Crunch. I want to savor it.

So the season really starts with Halloween, which I never thought was true until I read about may other Sparkers' problems with the holiday. Last year I ended up having Valentines Day be a problem because the store I worked at had candy out and I got a discount. I didn't gain weight, but I had eaten plenty of it. Boy oh boy, I guess the holiday season is REALLY LONG!

Once again I will journal all holiday season, and next year I can look back and be proud!

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I can do this. You can do this. We can do this together! Fight On!

  
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LARISSA238 10/30/2012 8:52PM

    You can do it! You are so strong for setting out a plan and sticking to it! Good for you- you can do it again!

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_JODI404 10/30/2012 3:29PM

    Great planning! If you did it before, you can definitely do it again!!

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POPSY190 10/30/2012 3:11PM

    Here, Halloween is not such a big celebration so the problem isn't as bad for us. I think your strategy for coping is brilliant - writing plans down makes them more concrete and more likely to be adhered to. You are geared up for success and a regret-free holiday season.

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LUCINDARW 10/30/2012 11:01AM

    I'm glad your journal helped make everything clear for you for the holidays. Keep up the good work! I know you can do it! Lucinda

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SHERIO5 10/30/2012 10:53AM

    I predict another healthy holiday season! emoticon

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