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3 Days in a row now

Monday, November 08, 2010

I know this isn't a huge streak for me or a newsbreaking event but hopefully I am back on track now from the way I felt last week.
Nothing earth shattering today but I did a 5 minute fast walk with Leslie and 3 2/3 mile walk that was 60 minutes. I was proud of myself. I know I could have done the 4 miles but my asthma was acting up.
Then I did another 10 minutes of dumbbell and barbell exercises.
On the water side, I have gotten in my 8 cups of water but I feel so bloated and I have all I can do to roll out of bed in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom and I do mean roll out of bed.

My knee is still holding up as long as I am careful which way I move.

Thank you for the support!

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MAREANNIE 11/8/2010 8:25PM

    Sounds like you are back on track! emoticon

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THINAGAIN66 11/8/2010 6:50PM

    Consistency is the key. No matter how little we do at least we are doing something.

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NYSTATEOFMIND 11/8/2010 3:30PM

  Keep up the great work!

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GLOMER 11/8/2010 2:14PM

    Wow - you are really moving it! Keep going and I know all about all that water. I slosh when I walk but by golly it does help. emoticon

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Aaahhhhh, that felt good!

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Yep, here's my 2 days in a row of exercise and I feel so energized! I hope this feeling keeps up for Monday too. My knee doesn't hurt today either, woo hoo.
I did 3 miles of Walk Away The Pounds with hand weights
1 10 minute Firm, Fit and Fired up Day 5 upper body
10 minute Bootcamp video for upper body
5 minutes of other dumbbell exercises
I hope that keeps me on track for a few days

Our time didn't get set back last night, it doesn't here in Saudi so now I am 8 hours ahead of my home in New Hampshire.

Have a GREAT Fall Sunday!

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SLIMTHICK2 11/7/2010 5:18PM

    Great, all those exercise enjoy your day too. emoticon

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NYSTATEOFMIND 11/7/2010 2:56PM

  Glad you had a good workout

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HJFOGARTY 11/7/2010 2:00PM

    remember to take care of you and not to overdue it at all - slow and steady girl!! but glad you are feeling great!!! take care of you!

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DSSECRETS 11/7/2010 1:57PM

    Very impressive workout. You deserve a blue ribbon! emoticon

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PLAYBLUES22 11/7/2010 10:47AM

    Sweetie, very nice job on the exercises emoticonand have a great day

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SOFEDUPP 11/7/2010 10:13AM

    Woo Hoo!!!

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Finally got in some exercise

Saturday, November 06, 2010

I finally got in some cardio and a 10 minute Firm, Fit and Fired Up video. I do feel better and I'll know in the morning if my knee hurts.

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HJFOGARTY 11/6/2010 9:30PM

    glad you took it easy! that is the right way to really find out if that knee is going to be an issue or if you just needed that extra time off it. remember to take care of you!! glad you are doing well.

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HOPE2BE 11/6/2010 5:36PM

    I hope they don't hurt as a result of it. Some exercise is good for Arthritis if thats what you have.

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ROCKETNUT 11/6/2010 5:26PM

    Good for you! You need to keep moving, but keep it gentle until your knee is ready for prime time again! :)

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NYSTATEOFMIND 11/6/2010 5:23PM

  I knew you would get your motivation back, keep it up.

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PLAYBLUES22 11/6/2010 5:07PM

    Sweetie, exercise is the best thing for you, but I hope your knees don't hurt emoticon

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Thank you friends!

Friday, November 05, 2010

Thank you SparkFriends who commented on my blog. As soon as we can find a dr. or hospital that will accept our cheap insurance I will try and get back to have things checked out.

You are right Holly, I do need to give my knee a rest, as soon as I think it's ok and feeling better, I exercise and mess it up again. Really annoying, guess I won't be doing that video with the resistance bands for lower body anymore.

I will try with shorter exercises and see if that helps.

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HJFOGARTY 11/5/2010 11:06PM

    see you just need to give yourself a break - see if you can find a dr and just take care of you - slow down a bit and listen to your body - track the calories for a bit and see how you feel - one day at a time girl! you will make it happen! I have no fear at all - you are such an inspiration!!! take care of you and keep us posted on your progress because I know it is going to happen for you.

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ROCKETNUT 11/5/2010 9:02AM

    I'm glad to hear you'll be visiting a doctor! I've had two bum knees for years and haven't been able to put them through anything more strenuous than walking and the lower impact Leslie Sansone DVD's - if your knee was recently hurt, I would definitely baby it - you want it to heal up! Take care of yourself. :)

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HOPE2BE 11/5/2010 8:58AM

    Just try to work around it and do what you can do without hurting yourself.

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DTSM53 11/5/2010 6:54AM

  Try some balance exercises to strengthen your thigh muscles. Don't baby the injured leg, that only lets the muscles get week!

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TATTER3 11/5/2010 6:51AM

    Keep Sparkin'!!!

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In a funk or just burnt out?

Thursday, November 04, 2010

I don't know what happened but I don't like it. I came back to the land that time forgot thinking since I can't drive, can't work, don't have kids that I could get some major exercise in and guess what? Nope, I just can't get motivated to do it. I can go for 2-3 days then bleah, I don't want to. I don't know if it's because no matter what I eat, don't eat, weather I do cardio, don't do cardio the scale doesn't budge and my clothes don't fit any better. YES I know I could be gaining/losing muscle/fat but I still have this huge pregnant belly even though there is no way in hell I could be pregnant-trust me on this!

I may not my calorie level every day and that may be the key but I have days when I just don't want to eat, I know I should because I'm diabetic but I am just not hungry. I also don't drink my 8 cups of water a day, I just flat out can't get that much water down, that makes me bloat up too and feel miserable.
I know with upping my thyroid medication that caused weight gain but I'm also moving more since I got back here. I just wish the temps would cool down enough so I can walk outside. I'm a wuss when it comes to walking in 83F heat with no shade at 8AM.

I am in 3 different challenges, one with Leslie Sansone on Facebook and her web site, the Official 10 Minute Exercise challenge team, and another challenge with a good friend and I still can't get motivated to move. The one thing I do do, is when I get up do cook or clean the kitchen or clean the house, I do it faster and with more stretching, lunging, squats but I don't really count that, I know it's moving and burning calories but not enough to count here.

So there you have it my friends, my confession, I'm just lazy and I need to get over it and get up, move and plan my meals. Maybe I need to take a day to sit down with my husband and my diabetic recipes and make menus and exercise plans like my friend Holly did. I know for my health and my medical conditions I can't just sit every day and get fatter.
If I'm not around for a couple days, I've stepped back and trying to get energy back. Plus it's my weekend here in hell and I'm expecting friends.

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SUZYMOBILE 11/5/2010 6:59PM

    You aren't lazy!! You're making an adjustment to the temperature, to not having your exercise buddy, to being on the other side of the earth, and maybe your levels need checking. It could be something simple that you can adjust.

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KYMBERLEIGH_C 11/4/2010 8:04PM

    I think a recheck is in order. It does sound like it's a reaction to med changes, and you are NOT lazy. This too shall pass my dear, and in the meantime we're all here to help you. emoticon

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HJFOGARTY 11/4/2010 3:44PM

    you are not lazy!! far from that my friend! you are in a funk and it has grabbed you good - but time to break out and re-evaluate - baby steps too will help - you tend to go over and above in all you do - I know you can do it - but it will lead to the funkies and get you down - and don't forget you've had that issue with your knee too - give youself a couple of days and see how you feel - then baby steps - check your calories and preplan a week with in the ranges and with what you can have - then see how you feel - I know you can do this! I totally believe in you - you are such a huge inspiration!!! so just take care of you girl! and enjoy your company too.

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SOFEDUPP 11/4/2010 12:02PM

    I know how you feel. I have been feeling like this since I lost my job in March. I tired to keep my momentum, but it wasn't working. Somehow, I managed to watch my caloric intake and keep the weight steady. I finally got a part-time job at the end of September and I still don't feel like exercising. I know that I HAVE to, but finding the motivation has been difficult.

Like me, you have done it before, you can do it again. Keep trying and I know that you can do it!!!


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GRAMAJMG 11/4/2010 10:42AM

    I don't think you are lazy! You are being too hard on yourself!
You could start over again at level 1. I found I had to do that a couple of times and it really helped me getting back on track. Good luck to you! emoticon emoticon

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ROCKETNUT 11/4/2010 8:29AM

    You don't sound lazy to me - lazy people don't clean house, let alone clean house while doing "more stretching, lunging, squats!" :) I agree with Grammyyeac, there sounds like there's something going on with you and you might want to go visit your doctor again. I don't know anything about thyroid meds, but having all these symptoms at the same time you've upped the dosage sounds a little suspect to me... I hope your friends cheer you up! Enjoy the visit and I hope you feel better soon!

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NYSTATEOFMIND 11/4/2010 8:26AM

  I hope you can get back with it again.

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GRAMMYEAC 11/4/2010 5:47AM


Have you talked with a doc recently? Lack of appetite, general bleah feeling -- they might be related to medical changes, not just a mental funk.

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