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Hurt my back~

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

I hurt my back on Sunday nite.... I was in a lot of pain yesterday..
I see now that I miss my routine and my ZUMBA..YOGA...KICKBOXING...ETCETCETC!!!
Monday morning I was tempted to go to class.. but then it hurt too much.
Forced myself to stay home.
I do see that this is first and center now,,,no going back to my old lifestyle...
the weight is coming off very slowly but it is still as steady decline and ?

I FEEL LIKE A MILLION BUCKS!!!!!!!!!
My skin is better....I sleep better... and I miss going to class.. my fridge is filled with veggies and I have fruit everyday.....CLEAN/WHOLE FOOD.......the list is endless...
CRAZY!!!
Love you all....keep Sparking!!!
Alicia
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ORGANICBEAUTY 2/24/2010 10:07AM

    JeanieMarie,
Thanks honey... awesome tips.... xooxo
Take care and God bless...
Alicia

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JEANIEMARIE1946 2/24/2010 9:36AM

  I have back issues constantly due to bad discs in my spine. However, I sometimes can get relief by switching from ice to hot packs in 20 min. increments. You can still get exercise though. How about hand weights or walking in place, etc. Be very gentle with your movements. If it hurts by all means stop doing what you are doing. I don't think you need to go to the gym/class. I think you can do some things at home though that will still keep you exercising. My therapist told me that I could even to leg lifts on the top of a bed - gentle with movements though. At least you would still be getting some exercise and not having to necessarily start all over again from scratch.

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Cliff Bars/Lara Bars my Favorite~

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

http://enlightenedcooking.blogspot.com/200
8/06/homemade-cliff-bars-no-bake.html
Found this website this morning thought I would share.
xo
ENJOY!!!!

  


Anemia & Exercise~

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

I woke up in great spirits. I was a little tired and said to myself... go to the GYM..you will feel better.
I made myself my protein Shake ( Blueberries/Flax/Whey Protein/Naked Juice), dropped the kids off at School and I was off.
I walked into The Class ( Body Combat/Kickboxing ).
I knew ahead of time ( I am about to get my TOM ) that I may not be 100% today ( Anemia ).. so I made a mental note to take it slower. Do the lower impact moves.
I made it 40 minutes in.. and then I got a bit carried away. I was having fun with one of the moves and when we stopped? I went to drink soem water and realized I felt funny.
I decided to walk out and avoid a scene ( me fainting ) .
An adorable 70+ lady told me I was doing great...to stay.
I nicely told her... Thanks Honey but I feel faint... I will b back.
I sat down on the steps and felt better.
or so I thought.
I walked back in ,,, I was front and center. I then felt that funny feeling that I get and I knew I was about to faint again.
I just walked out.
I then was overwhelmed and walked into a small room and sat down. I took deep breaths and then started to cry.
I am far too young to feel like this.
I felt so sad that my health has gotten like this.
I eat a very healthy diet.... but since OCTOBER?
I stopped taking my Iron.
I was feeling fantastic and walking/jogging almost 4 miles sometimes daily.
I felt like a million bucks. ( So I stopped taking my Iron... DR told me I would need to take it for a GOOD 6 months and then he would recheck me... I ignored that/forgot it,,, cause I felt better.. )
I then got the Swine Flu and it lingered for 6 weeks. I was down for the count.
The cough lingered for a bit more and it seemed like I would never be 100%.
I never should have stopped taking my Iron Supplements. Never!!!
LESSON LEARNED~
I still forget to take it at times and that needs to stop.
I need to stop talking the talk and start walking the walk.
PUT MYSELF FIRST....... before housecleaning/laundry/grocery shopping..etc etc etc .
I know I cannot eat 100% Clean all the time but I need to clean my diet up even more.
I need to pace myself more at the GYM and at the same time push harder and not GIVE UP!!!!
If anyone else out there has any advice on how to keep going while getting better?
I would love to hear it.
Until then ... I will just keep listening to my body the best I can.
And take better care of it.



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JESPAH 1/28/2010 6:40AM

    Set a reminder for yourself to take your meds. Whatever works. For example, my husband brings an orange to work almost every day. He gets so caught up with what he's doing, he sometimes forgets to eat it, and then by the time he remembers, it's time to come home. Therefore he now has an Outlook Calendar recurring appointment, every day at 4 PM: Eat fruit!

It works.

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Do I have the time?

Monday, January 25, 2010

Do I have the time? It's takes so long and why am I doing this?
Far too expensive and if only I had a TRAINER.

I have really put my self last for no other reason than just because it seemed proper to take care of my Family First. Because frankly I let life get in the way.
I tried so hard to do everything perfect. All the while letting my body be last. Not fueling it with proper fuel.
It is easy to pop a cookie in my mouth. Takes far more time and effort to cook something that will truly honor my body.
I did just that tonite and thought?
Can I cook all these delicious and sumptuous things for myself for a lifetime?

The answer was YES.

If I had YOU over for dinner?
I would not feed you anything less than the best.
I wouldn't open a prepackaged anything, for YOU. I would go to the market and pick everything out by hand. I would then go home and make a beautiful. delicious dinner.
So why then do I in a pinch eat anything that does not feed my body ?
Feed my body in the way that God intended?
That is surely going to change.
The guilt of paying the prices I do now for Greek Yogurt, Coconut Oil/Olive Oil. Red seedless Grapes/Mangos/Guavas. Soba Noodles and Nectarines. Red Peppers /Spinach/Sweet Potatoes and on and on.
Costs much more than My Frugal Mind can sometimes wrap itself around.
But I am going all the way............
I am really going to try and keep anything processed out of my body for as long as I can.
I am feeling much better and I think it will show up soon on my body as well.
I still stumble but I know that I can do it.

I also have no excuse for not working out.
I am not working at the moment and I have time to dedicate to just me.
Time to really honor my myself/my heart and soul.
Honor myself as a woman . I brought 5 kids into this World.
Time to take care of Mama.

Be well and God bless....
Alicia


  
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PRESSUREDIAMOND 1/26/2010 5:46AM

    What a wonderful commitment to you. Great Spark.

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CAZ_NR_HEATHROW 1/26/2010 3:22AM

    You should put yourself first hun- you will benefit and so too will your family.
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LOSINGLINNDY 1/26/2010 12:09AM

    emoticonYou are on the right track to meet your goal of taking care of yourself.
The more you do now, the longer you will be here for those five beautiful children that you brought into the world.

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Grace~ Accepting my Curves

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

I am listening to When food is food and love is love, By Geneen Roth.
I am taking my weight ( fat I carry around for 'protection' ) and health very seriously and at the same time?
I know that I do not want to measure, 'obsess' , over think, stress. live with the thought of 'deprivation' in my mind daily.
I want for food to be a pleasure in my Life. Not my FRIEND OR my ENEMY.
I have been on a diet since I was 11.
My body grew up before its time and I have been trying to 'void' it out so to speak? Ever since.
I have 'hoped' to have smaller thighs not so many curves, and not such a love affair with food for many , many years.
I honor and accept who I am now and so ... I am 'listening' to my body and eating what I want.
( like I mentioned in a previous blog, )
I am going to start to keep track of my calories, but so far I have lost 2 lbs by doing this. ( three more to go that I gained while very sick )
I am sure I am going to stumble. But with this kinder and gentler approach ? I see that I am not preoccupied with food as much.
I make healthier choices. I eat with mindfulness. I choose things I want instead of always eating what I am supposed to and not deriving much pleasure at all.
Mostly everything that is passing my lips is natural and whole.
Not cheese puffs or neon orange cheese.... I do eat 'forbidden' foods on occasion. But I will have one or 2 not the whole box or even half.
So I am sure I am going to get to the "NATURAL" weight that my body needs to be at.
It is going to take maybe a bit longer but I am ok with that.
HAPPY even , it means it is going to stay off my body for good.
And that is exciting ....
I have at times fluctuated to much?
I am making peace with myself and my body.
Also choosing to move ( exercise ) for 30 minutes a day in a way I enjoy. be it Yoga , Walking etc etc ... but not pushing myself to the limits trying to lose weight too fast.
I wasn't born to have a Body Like Kate Moss... and that is OK!!!!!
but my 'lusciousness" still needs to be a bit smaller and healthier.
I also want to set a good example for my two daughters... I do not want them to be dieting for the majority of their lives!!!!
I have either been ON or OFF a DIET for the past 27 years!!! I am frankly so done with it.
I am going to keep at this and I will keep you all posted.
But so far?
I feel great.
I am going to get this fat off my body ... once and for all.
I am accepting and loving my body TODAY not when I get to some magical number on the scale or on the label in my skinny jeans... NOW!!!!!
I love my body ... ( or at least I am beginning to :) )
xoxoxooo
Alicia

  
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BREW99 1/14/2010 11:44AM

    Enjoying the experience is one of the best things I believe. If you love what you do and how you look, you will have a new outlook on life! My life seems so much better now that I am getting in control of what I eat and the weight I have on my body. Isn't it wonderful just as you were writing!

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JESPAH 12/4/2009 9:28AM

    You won't just be lovable when you're thinner. You're lovable NOW.

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CAZ_NR_HEATHROW 12/2/2009 11:34AM

    emoticon on the weight loss, remember moderation in all things and you'll have a bod you adore hun
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DIVA_DIVINE 12/2/2009 11:23AM

    I am in your very shoes!! I stopped dieting recently and I no longer count calories period. I tried again a couple of times after listening to my body thinking I would help it along to lose some of the weight. It didn't work, instead I gaied back what I lost and I was back at square one again; a dieting and self-loathing trap.

If I could I would try to convince you to not think about calories ever again. Stop listening to that voice and other people's voices telling you that that's what you need to do, bc you don't. I have been deiting since I was 10 and it led to ED's that I have been suffering with now for 17 yrs. If you keep doing what you are doing, slowly but surely your body will return to a weight that is more suitable for it's needs. I have realized that I may never be a "certain" size again, but I will be healthier and never have to have D.I.E.T has a part of my life again.

You sound like you are making some great discoveries and that true healing is beginning to take place. I read your blog and I read myself. I have written your words recently and I know your struggles and strengths. If you keep going I promise you that you will begin to feel this completeness, this peace for lack of better word. You become embraced by this overwhelming good and you realize what it is at that point that you need and don't. I wish you luck and further clarity on your journey. Forget about calories for a while and just discover who you are and what your body is about. You very well may find that the thought of calorie control no longer appeals to you. I finally realized that even that kind of dieting was dangerous to this type of recovery.

Good luck!

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