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Accountability

Monday, June 24, 2013

I know that there are so many people like me who are on again off again. That's me on off ...on off...until today. The last several months have been a huge emotional roller coaster for me. I went for a regular mammogram and they found a small mass. They believe it is nothing but want to check again in 6 months. Then I was kicked twice this year dead on in the knee by two different students. Well as could be expected I got up one morning (mother's day to be exact) and couldn't walk. After an MRI they told me that I need a total knee replacement and am really to young to have one. I have done some cortisone shots to no avail. So for now the only thing that will help some is to get weight off to relieve the pressure. So I have started back to water aerobics and am exploring other activities like Kayaking.

With all that being said...as I was sitting here this morning I had this epiphany....I am accountable for everything I put in my mouth. I am accountable for exercising. I need to take care of myself and hold myself accountable for my health and well being instead of just letting it happen.

Well you say..no duh! But for me I think I just allowed my emotions to dictate, made excuses and didn't think about how I was disappointing myself. I wouldn't do that to my family, friends or co-workers so why do I think it's okay to do it to myself? It's not and I know it!

My game plan is to raise my consciousness and be deliberate about what I am doing....making sure I think before I put that food in my mouth, track what I am doing and get active.

  
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PINKNFITCARLA 6/24/2013 11:29PM

  Great blog and so true. We and we alone are the key to our ultimate success. I too stop and start and one day I'll just keep going. Hang in there!

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CATHEMARIE 6/24/2013 10:29PM

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SHARON10002 6/24/2013 10:01PM

    Wow! I am so sorry to read that your knee is shot because you were kicked twice by students! Do the docs think it's a direct result of the impact to your knee from these blows?

The water would be a great place for you. It will help you keep the flexibility and range of motion that you've got for as long as you can, and take weight off the joint for the time you are in the water. i always felt so good when I got out of the water. I would recommend water walking, deep water aerobics, and regular water aerobics. No land aerobics, and stick to low and no impact exercise.

I had severe degenerative arthritis of my right hip and lived with it for just shy of 20 years. I couldn't hold off any longer. I would get more than one opinion, and I would recommend the orthopedic group that did mine. I'll send you a private email with that information. Don't be afraid to do research, and reading, and keep getting opinions until you feel comfortable with what you are wanting to know and the doctor.

It's much more than just diet. It's deterioration of the joint, and weakening of the muscles. You are heading in a good direction, but be focused on the physical part of it so you can maintain as much as you can for as long as you can. With all of the strides being made in the artificial joint arena, I would think that when it is time, and you are ready, you will be able to find a doctor that will work with you.

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COREY219 6/24/2013 6:11PM

    You are doing this in part(being conscious) by getting on spark

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Completed a 27 mile bike ride

Sunday, April 07, 2013

Yesterday I rode in a 27 mile bike event for Talbot Special Riders in St Michael, Maryland. St. Michael's is along the Chesapeake Bay. What a great ride and great views. Even rode up a few hills ( they were bridges, but a hill is a hill to me). My husband is an avid rider and in great shape, so riding with me was a challenge because I am much slower. I am so grateful to him because he paced the ride just right and I was able to finish without complaining or getting off the bike between stops.

When I was finished I felt great! Not just because I got exercise but because I finally committed to something and finished! It was a wonderful feeling and I proved to myself that I can do it!

When I got home I tracked my fitness and excited to learn that the ride burned off 1400 calories! WooHoo! And better yet,...I got up this morning and I can still move emoticon

I am looking forward to my next event ride on April 27 in Reston, Va. Although I am a little concerned about the hills in the area...this time I believe in myself. What's even better is we are going to the wine festival at Reston Town Center immediately following the event. It should be a great day. In the meantime..I am going to strive for each day to be a great day!

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CELIAMINER 4/8/2013 9:39AM

    Great job! My limit is about 15 miles.

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GREENGENES 4/7/2013 12:00PM

    Way to go. Sounds like a great ride!

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JACKIE542 4/7/2013 10:11AM

    Sounds like great fun, I never ride that far. I may have to try this. emoticon

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Well done!

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Day two - not true

Monday, January 14, 2013

Today was a real day, not like the weekend and sure enough about 1/2 way through....boom, I'm eating chocolate. Can't even tell you why which leads me to believe its just mindless eating.

Why can't I be true to myself, hold to a plan, a feel good about it. I'm not really sure why...there just seems to be this little voice that says "ah what the hell". I don't know why that voice doesn't seem to care, but I do know it is time to reprogram it!

So just positive thoughts for now and planning for the rest of the week. I need to make this journey important to me. Off to write the list. emoticon

  
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CELIAMINER 1/17/2013 10:54AM

    Sending positive vibes your way. Who cares? I do, you do (deep down), your Spark buds do. We all have those WTH moments...or days...or weeks. Pulling for you to get back to your consistency.

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BREW99 1/15/2013 4:10PM

    At least you are making out a plan, sometimes that's all it takes. Maybe have some tea around you at all times to drink when you feel the need for something sweet? There are some now that have flavors just like chocolate on the market but have zero calories. I know teavana has some but I haven't tried them out just yet. Worth a try maybe... In our household we have almost no snack foods that are readily available. We do have some dark chocolate (we're vegans) in the freezer when we really need a piece. In the freezer we find it stays longer and one must really want it if you have to reach into the freezer for a piece. Plus, you don't look in their often. hehe I'm sure you are going to do great though with a plan! We all have those moments when the little nasty voice in our head says it's okay when we know it's not.

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RENEWABLEKAYE 1/15/2013 10:42AM

    Your blog hits home for me as well. Reprogramming isn't impossible though and it's something we can do as long as we just don't quit. We are worth it. I'm finding it helps me to make mini goals for myself. I set a mini goal to make healthy choices till noon and then make another one after I reach that. Then be proud of how you reach each goal.
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BANDITAGLOW 1/14/2013 4:05PM

    I'm feeling similar lately. It is a terrible feeling knowing that my own worst enemy is myself! Stick in there and don't beat yourself up over a few mistakes, and most importantly don't give up.

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Day One

Sunday, January 13, 2013

I have been a member of Spark People for over a year and have been on again off again. Today... I am making a committment to myself to be "ON" in 2013. So today is day one for me. My points may say differently, they have been accumulated over time but not a true reflection of committment to myself emoticon.

Today is Sunday, a great day to start. Nothing really to get in my way and derail my efforts. Tomorrow and the rest of the week however, will prove to be a challenge. I have made some good changes that will help... started eating a salad and protein everyday for lunch at work, joined water aerobics and went to the Doctor to re-evaluate my depression.

I could say let's keep our fingers crossed as I have done in the past. But I have come to realize that that saying is an excuse to not be committed and a deafeatist attitude. So.. I have posted on my bathroom mirror "JUST DO IT" . It's really time for me to stop making excuses. It gets old and it is a crutch for not dealing with the things in my life that cause me to over eat and be inactive.

So here is to Sunday... Day One! JUST DO IT!! emoticon

  
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PINKNFITCARLA 1/13/2013 9:36PM

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NMSUSTUDENT 1/13/2013 11:18AM

    Quote: "The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself."─Mark Caine

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RENEWABLEKAYE 1/13/2013 11:05AM

    Mary....I'm not going to wish you luck because that implies you aren't able to do it yourself. The determination inside your blog tells me you ARE going to JUST DO IT!!!! Thank you for the inspiration this morning. I'll keep checking back for more.
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Congratulations on my daughters engagement

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Although we knew that they eventually would get engaged..they finally did it. I couldn't be happier for my daughter Dana and her Fiancée Justin. Not only that...my daughter agreed to join Sparkpeople for herself and to help motivate me to do a better job with my own health. Who could be luckier than Me!
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CORNERKICK 10/31/2012 6:51PM

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BMCOLLEY 10/31/2012 5:16AM

    That's phenomenal news. You must really feel good now.

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I am so very happy for your daughter, her fiancee, and you!
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PINKNFITCARLA 10/30/2012 8:10PM

  That's awesome news about their engagement!

My Mom, myself and both of my daughters are SP members! It's really nice. My Mom is on several teams with me too and it's a lot of fun.

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WOLFFHUGHES 10/30/2012 7:32PM

    Thanks Mom...by the way I looked in our lab today and the pedometer you want is the Omron HJ-720ITC. Do not buy it directly from Omron or else it will cost you $60.00. You can get it for $37.00 from Amazon...Don't get the HJ-112 because it doesn't have the tracking software with it.

Make sure you get some physical activity today! Love you!

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LINDA! 10/30/2012 4:20PM

    Wonderful news! emoticon

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GRANDMABABA 10/30/2012 4:09PM

    Congrats to all!

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BARCLE 10/30/2012 3:41PM

    That's fantastic news. Congratulations to the happy couple and I wish them every happiness emoticon

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