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I'm not loving the fitness loss

Thursday, July 29, 2010

I've had to stop walking at lunch and also had to change my Kickboxing class to a pilates class. I'm very thankful that the instructor let's us do this. The pilates class has it's benefits but when I just calculated my weekly cardio and strength totals for a challenge I'm a part of I was very shocked at how little cardio I actually got in compared to what I have been doing.

The good news in all of this is that my heel is hurting a little less, so hopefully I won't have to be less active for much longer. I have to really consider taking my bike to work or riding it in so that I get more exercise during the day. I have tried to find alternative means of exercise, but cardio without my feet is not an easy one for me.

  
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LUREAH21 8/1/2010 8:44AM

    :( Sorry you have an injury. I guess I missed that somehow. It really does put a damper on things, especially once you become in the mindset of actually wanting to workout.
Hope your heel heals soon. Couldn't resist :P

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ALASKASKY 7/30/2010 10:04AM

    That's a good idea to ride your bike. emoticon

I know what you mean, now that I've had the surgery I'm worried about not getting in any cardio. 6 weeks is a long time to not exercise. I hate to lose all that hard work. I've started doing some arm exercises that don't require me to do much movement. If you find something sensible let me know.


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NATIVE_ONE 7/30/2010 6:26AM

    Cardio with out feet does seem to be a little difficult. I am sure you will find a way...as the saying goes...if there is a will, there is a way. Keep up your constant great work and you heel will be up to par in no time~

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GLAMIT 7/30/2010 12:52AM

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GRAMMACATHY 7/30/2010 12:19AM

    I vote for kayaking too. Still have not found my lifejacket.
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LIBBYFITZ 7/29/2010 9:23PM

    emoticonHope you find an alternative!

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DDOORN 7/29/2010 9:05PM

    Biking doesn't work...? Have to get back to that KAYAK! :-)

Some folks in your position have found the Magnetrainer useful. You can pedal with your hands & arms:

http://www.amazon.com/
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ons-20

You put it on your tabletop.

Don

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2BHLTHY4LIFE 7/29/2010 8:59PM

    I can empathize with you on this,I have a heart condition that hampers my abilities to do more,to get more Cardio in. We just have to work with our abilities and what we are able to do and try to not get us down about it.Finding alternatives can be challenging,but possible,I have found this to be true on SparkPeople.I have found alot of things possible here on Spark,and read many success stories,the best part is we are never alone on this journey and I find that comforting! emoticonDiana emoticon emoticon emoticon

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We are making a Difference

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

There are a couple of us at work that started losing weight earlier this year, we then joined a challenge together and when that ended we started our own healthy challenge at work. Wednesday's are the weigh in day and it is so nice to see people coming in to weigh and giving us positive feedback about the challenge. We only started the challenge a couple of weeks ago and it goes for 12 weeks. We already had one person say they liked the weekly weigh in and would like to see it continue after this one ends.

I feel good about making a difference and I know my co-worker feels the same. We are spreading a Spark!

  
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CORKYTHEMOM 7/30/2010 11:44AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon I am so PROUD OF YOU!!!! I always believe that TOGETHER, WE CAN DO IT!!

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ALASKASKY 7/29/2010 10:19AM

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JERICAJJ 7/29/2010 9:49AM

    Awesome! It's great when the people around you are on the same path and you can push each other.
:) Jerica

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CHRISTAN6 7/29/2010 9:48AM

    Thanks for the challenge !

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GLAMIT 7/29/2010 6:44AM

    Sounds like a great system to keep everybody motivated. right on. emoticon

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JUDY1676 7/28/2010 11:10PM

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BELLA_HONEY 7/28/2010 10:37PM

    there is nothing like having friends that have similar health goals. Congrats on the progress you have made thus far. emoticon

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DABINEXIAN 7/28/2010 10:36PM

    Good for you spreading the spark for others to enjoy. I love to teach people about SparkPeople.

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NATIVE_ONE 7/28/2010 10:26PM

    Good for You!! Spread that spark and encouragment!!

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DDOORN 7/28/2010 10:03PM

    Spark? Heck, sounds like you're spreading a fireworks display!

Woo Hoo! :-)

Don

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LIBBYFITZ 7/28/2010 9:31PM

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WILLOW49 7/28/2010 8:22PM

    You are really spreading the Spark! Great that others are joining in the challenge and liking it! emoticon

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ELLEBE725 7/28/2010 7:41PM

    Good for you! Keep up the good work!!! And remember to support each other!!

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CANDOHARDTHINGS 7/28/2010 7:24PM

    I am so glad you have healthy - minded friends. I hope you all can keep each other on the right track!

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Eight Ball Zucchini

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

A friend of mine from work brought in eight ball zucchiniís that she had grown and offered me one. I had never seen one before, and she said she stuffs them so I thought what the heck Iím up for something new. She told me what she stuffs them with and another coworker saw it on my desk and gave me some other ideas.

In the end I made some stuffed peppers and made a similar inside for the zucchini, using ground turkey and brown rice and cooked them all together. I have to say it was a very tasty meal. The zucchini didnít repeat on me the way the peppers do.

This is not mine, but for those who haven't seen one:

  
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LINDABENEDICT 7/30/2010 10:14PM

    What a cute little zucchini !!!!

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JERICAJJ 7/28/2010 8:35AM

    Sounds like fun, now wanna play some pool? emoticon

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JUDY1676 7/27/2010 10:20PM

    that's a new veggie to me, too!

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CANDOHARDTHINGS 7/27/2010 8:09PM

    How fun to try new veggies! Good for you!

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BEARDMUSIC 7/27/2010 7:56PM

    It looks like a little green pumpkin - how cute!!!

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JANNIEWANNIE 7/27/2010 7:40PM

    Good ideas. I have never seen a round zucchini. Thank you for sharing. Hugs from Janet in central Illinois.

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LKWQUILTER 7/27/2010 7:32PM

    I hadn't seen one either but sure do want to try them. I love stuffed peppers and enjoy grilled zucchini. Thanks for the heads up.

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WILLOW49 7/27/2010 7:02PM

    I've never seen this type of zucchini, but have stuffed big ones for years. I use the same ingredients as you except add tomatoes and cheese on top. Yum!
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AUNTJENNY7 7/27/2010 6:43PM

    Looks like a little green pumpkin :)
I bet it would taste good stuffed!

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LIBBYFITZ 7/27/2010 6:34PM

    emoticonHave never seen a round zucchini before!

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The questionable vegetable Ö

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Yesterday we had a graduation party for a relative. It is on my husbandís side of the family and they donít do the typical party. There were no hamburgers and hot dogs instead pork tenderloin was served with mango salsa green beans and rice. This makes it a lot easier to eat healthy.

The first dessert that came out was cookies and even though they looked wonderful, I refrained. However, my brother in law is a chef and he makes the most amazing carrot cake. When that came out I did not refrain. There are some things in life worth eating and taking the ding on to many calories. That cake is one of them!

It did have carrots in it, so technically I got a little nutrition from it.

  
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CANDOHARDTHINGS 7/27/2010 8:12PM

    It is so much easier to eat healthy foods when the options are all good! I am glad you didn't have a hard time finding something healthy at the party. Aren't you glad you skipped the cookies so you didn't have to feel bad about the yummy carrot cake? Good for You!

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JANNIEWANNIE 7/27/2010 7:42PM

    I know just what you mean. Some things just have to be eaten, hopefully in moderation. Thank you for sharing. Hugs from Janet in central Illinois.

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HEALTHYFIGHTER 7/27/2010 10:18AM

    Lol...my mom makes the most fabulous carrot cake I've ever had and I feel the same way! lol. She puts carrots and raisins in it, and sometimes even walnuts! (And tons of sugar...) But yes, deliciousness is worth the occasional indulging!

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PHYL220 7/26/2010 9:38AM

    Love carrot cake!!

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JUDY1676 7/25/2010 6:58PM

    Sounds sooo good! (we all need a bit of things not on our list of good foods!

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GRANNYPEG 7/25/2010 6:55PM

    I just love carrot cake!!!

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JUSTBIRDY 7/25/2010 2:44PM

    ..as long as you didn't eat the whole cake!!...

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GERIKRAGH 7/25/2010 2:42PM

    U got a little splurge. Hope U enjoyed!

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WILLOW49 7/25/2010 10:12AM

    Carrot cake...my favorite! emoticon

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DDOORN 7/25/2010 9:43AM

    Those mango salsa green beans sound very yummy too!

Don

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LIBBYFITZ 7/25/2010 9:16AM

    emoticonon resisting the cookie!

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JERICAJJ 7/25/2010 9:06AM

    It's all about a healthy lifestyle - one that you can SUSTAIN. Good for you on refraining, and then enjoying. You know what you have to do today - burn it off! It sounds worth it.
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PICKIE98 7/25/2010 9:03AM

    Yes, you DID get your veggies,, like Erma Bombeck said," Indulge in one thing a day, you could be dead tomorrow." Bubble bath, blowing bubbles, carrot cake , an indulgence,, you were aware of what went in your mouth,, I am proud of you!

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LINDABENEDICT 7/25/2010 8:57AM

    Lucky you to have enlightened relatives who have healthier graduation parties...I think between May and July I spend more time at graduation parties and weddings than I do sleeping and exercising. Pittsburgh features cookie tables and rigatoni in addition to hot dogs, burgers ...and I have counted carrot cake as a vegetable !

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SHANNONSTILLS 7/25/2010 8:55AM

  No, I wish! There are recipes for healthy versions but I doubt that it what was made.



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A short thought

Friday, July 23, 2010

Today has ended a work week that I am thankful to be over with.

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CANDOHARDTHINGS 7/25/2010 1:28AM

    I hear you!! Have a great weekend!

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LIBBYFITZ 7/24/2010 2:40PM

    emoticonHave a great weekend.

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PHYL220 7/24/2010 9:52AM

    emoticon Have an emoticon weekend!

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NANASAMM 7/24/2010 1:05AM

    I'm ready for the weekend too! emoticon

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JUDY1676 7/23/2010 10:30PM

    And, the same to you!

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WILLOW49 7/23/2010 7:46PM

    Hope you have something fun planned for the weekend!

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NATIVE_ONE 7/23/2010 7:32PM

    Amen to that, I am happy for the weekend! Hope your weekend is great!

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2BHLTHY4LIFE 7/23/2010 7:20PM

    Yeah and emoticonand it's Friday,Friday! You have a fantastic weekend and enjoy some YOU time and some relaxation! emoticon emoticonDiana emoticon emoticon emoticon

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AUNTJENNY7 7/23/2010 6:42PM

    Amen to that sparksister!!!
Have a good one this weekend,
Jen

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CAJUNGANNY 7/23/2010 6:16PM

    I hear that, hope the weekend is a great start to a new week for you.

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