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Day five

Saturday, December 03, 2011

WooHoo! I did a full workout today! I did 30 min on the elliptical, weights set one (chest press, delt press, bicep curl, quad pull) and crunches (regular, bicycle and reverse) followed by stretching. I did a total of 75 minutes of exercise.

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KPETSCHE 12/3/2011 8:57PM

    Yeah Chris! Great job. Way to keep that streak going.
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Day four

Friday, December 02, 2011

Today I swam for 40 minutes in my Endless pool. I did 1000 total backstrokes (groups of 200) and I did various kicks holding onto the kick bar. My joints felt weak after the Xbox 360 kinect workout yesterday. There's lots of jumping in those games. Oops!

It's also day four for me logging into SparkPeople in a row. I've been hit and miss for a long time, only logging in when I exercise. Of course, if I exercise exery day, I'll definitely log in to track my points. I like to get "credit" for the work I've done.
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MUSICMOMOF2 12/3/2011 7:45AM

    Way to go!

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Good plan!

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LOSINGITALL4ME 12/2/2011 6:59PM

    Great job on getting in your exercise time!

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Day 3 of 10 min/day

Thursday, December 01, 2011

A friend and fellow Sparker (Kelly, you know who you are) has inspired me to try something new. I'm trying the 10 minutes a day of exercise, something, anything for at least 10 minutes a day. November 29th was the first day of this challenge for me.

Nov 29th- elliptical 20 min, weights, crunches, stretching (about 60-75 min total)
Nov 30th- elliptical 32 min
Dec 1st- Xbox 360 various Kinect games for 20 minutes (yes, I was sweating)

Hubby has been very supportive. He made me get on the elliptical yesterday, he said for at lest 15 minutes. That turned into 32 once I was on there. He has also started exercising with the kids and eating better too.

And so a streak begins...

  
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MUSICMOMOF2 12/2/2011 11:11AM

    emoticon That is great that everyone is getting involved! Keep it up!

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KPETSCHE 12/1/2011 9:53PM

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Way to go Chris! Even more awesome is getting Brian to start exercising also. Have a great weekend and keep streaking
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LOSINGITALL4ME 12/1/2011 8:58PM

    That's great. I am only able to get 5 minutes on the elliptical right now but hope to work up to a longer time. Keep up the great work!!

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    emoticon Keep up the good work!

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Had a Great Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Wow!! Last week was busy, a good kind of busy, but busy all the same. I started cooking for Thanksgiving on Wednesday morning, cooked through dinner on Thursday, then had to work Friday through Sunday. Monday morning was busy with lots of odds and ends and I made another big meal. All that must have worn me out. I crashed on the couch after dinner yesterday. This morning after walking the kids to school, I came home and took a 2 1/2 hour nap. I think I'm finally rested up to get going this week.

I'm so happy that all my food turned out on Thanksgiving. I made my first apple pie ever and I made a pumpkin pie. Except for the canned pumpkin, the rest was from scratch. I also made a green bean casserole from scratch (I may never use another can of "cream of" soup again in that) and two sweet potato casseroles from scratch (one with marshmallows, one without). The key to the sweet potatoes is to roast them, not boil them. That added so much more flavor this year. Hubby made the turkey and stuffing, and we both worked on gravy from the giblets and neck. Our stuffing soaked up all the good drippings, and what was left was all fat, probably from all the butter Hubby basted the turkey with. Oh, I almost forgot, I made homemade dinner rolls too (from "Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day").

We had good visits with Hubby's parents and his sister's family. My kids love playing with Cathy's kids. We also had our piano teacher's daughter over. Ruth is about 20, and her whole family was out of town. She brought her camera and took some family photos for us. What a sweet girl!

Well, now that I'm finally up and going (it's noon), I'd better go get some work done. Have a great week everyone!

  
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MUSICMOMOF2 11/29/2011 3:29PM

    Sounds like you were very busy! Hope that you are all rested and ready for this week. Have a great one!

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Sore Foot Slowing Me Down

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

It's been a long haul with my right foot. I thought I was doing the right thing going to the foot doctor, but I think he's done more damage than good. I've been barely able to walk for well over a week now. The orthotics he keeps adjusting for me are making different parts of my foot hurt instead of my heel. Each time I see him in town here, I get a bill from the hospital and from him. When I drive to the city, it's a $35 copay and gas, not to mention an hour round trip of drive time. Today, I'm trying my old Good Feet Store orthotics to see if that feels better. I've also gone to the Chiropractor twice this week. That is making a difference. I can feel my bones finally moving back into place. I go back again to the chiro on Friday. Nothing like wasting over $300 on orthotics that don't work (that's office visits included). Any advice on dealing with the quack? Or do I just let it go?

On the up side, Hubby has been on a healthy kick again. He's eating tons of veggies and really trying to do well. He says he also takes the stairs at work whenever he can. I'm so proud of him! That is helping me eat well too. My points for the 12 Weeks to Fabulous challenge are okay, despite not working out as much. I think I'm in line to be second or third in the group. My friend's mom is a maniac and really doing well on the challenge. Way to go Sally!

Today is early out so my kids are all having friends over. I'd better get going so I can finish cleaning the kitchen, exercise (swim), and get some cookies baked (from PTO fundraiser dough). Wish me luck with all those kids!

  
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ASMPP1 11/16/2011 9:16PM

    Good luck with the kids! Hope you find a solution to your foot pain soon.

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MUSICMOMOF2 11/16/2011 1:03PM

    Sorry that your foot is still bothering you. It is frustrating when the doctor is supposed to help and ends up doing worse and doesn't listen. Take care of yourself and keep up the healthy eating!

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LOSINGITALL4ME 11/16/2011 11:31AM

    How frustrating that the doctor is making things worse instead of better. Hope your foot gets feeling better quickly! You have to be very proud of your husband - that's great that he is trying to be healthier.

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CAROLYN0107 11/16/2011 10:40AM

    So sorry you're having foot problems yet. Is it from plantar fasciitis? I can sure relate to that. I wear pads in my tennis shoes but that doesn't always help. I've started doing chair exercises sometimes when my heels are too bad. You can swim, which is good. Keep swimming!!


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CONFUZZELD 11/16/2011 10:35AM

    SOOO thankful to have found your blog today while just reading the boards. I am in the exact same situation with my foot. I have plantar fascitis, a quite large heel spur, and a short achilles tendon all on my right foot. So not only am I in pain from the stretching of the PF/HS, but the AT stretches it the opposite direction. I am now on my second doctor for treatment. And the orthodontics that I had custom made are doing more harm than good. My whole entire body is sore from being aligned "properly." And I know they say to give it a week or so, and you will get used to them, but I've had mine for almost 2.5months. I keep telling the Dr. about it and it seems that he just kinda shrugs it off. So, I start physical therapy this afternoon for about a month to see it it helps. I am also gonna try to see it they will return the orthotics. Almost $300 for something that was told would only cost me about $40, and they don't work!! I don't have that kinda money to just be throwing around.

I hope things work out for you!! Best of luck!

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