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Positively Positive Link to Goal Achievement...

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Just reviewed this, worth watching...

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J3NNIF3RY 10/16/2011 10:06AM

    Thank-you, just what I needed! emoticon

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INFLATED 10/16/2011 1:51AM

    If I pretended I was a movie star, I would like to be someone like Kathy Bates in Fried Green Tomatoes. Towanda!

I liked that movie and The Notebook which was recommended to me by a woman at the hospital when my Mom was taken there. I didn't know the woman, but maybe I looked stressed or something. She said I would understand after I watched it. My Mom has Alzheimer's disease.

I rarely watch movies, the last one I watched was with my son and his girlfriend and was called, Bridesmaids.

Another favorite was an older movie, Secondhand Lions. They might be considered sappy by some, but I liked them.

So if you want my list of movies while you recover, there it is.

I know the site you recommended was about goals and how to achieve them. I guess I just got caught up in the visualization part. I have a great imagination and I am not so goal-oriented that I hyper-focus on attaining something. I used to imagine I was a maid to a millionaire and got paid $100 bucks to clean the toilet. There are some things that I have to have some way to motivate myself to do it.

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Day Two of Recovery...

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Today went well. My foot isn't hurting very much. I am attributing it to using the knee cart when I have to get up - which isn't much. Been on the web most of the day, did some shopping (ordered a chair exercise dvd, sparkpeople cookbook and resistance bands). Nutrisystem is going well - enjoyed lasagna for dinner, eating about 1100 cals per day. I add a lot of veggies and a couple fruits and there is snacks too so I am not hungry. Also making sure to get my water in. One positive about this surgery is that I am focusing on my food intake and balancing it out. Still not eating enough folates!

My older son, Joe helped me and my husband a lot today. He is buying a townhouse about thirty minutes away. I am going to miss seeing him around, but, I know it is time and going to be good for him (he is 23).

I hope you all are having a great weekend!

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FITFORMYFAMILY 10/16/2011 11:40PM

    I'm glad to hear that you're having so much success during your recovery. I admire your discipline!

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EMPRESS8800 10/15/2011 11:49PM

    Glad to hear you are doing well today. I know surgery is not fun, and recovering is worse. I tend to shop on the internet quiet a bit following surgery which is a blessing to have it right at my fingertips, exciting getting the boxes in the mail, I just surprise myself sometimes by what I end up with. hehehehe

Continue to feel better!

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DETERMINED_SOUL 10/15/2011 10:01PM

    I'm glad your recovery is going well. You are doing an excellent job taking the time to really focus on you and your goals.

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Day One of Recovery...

Friday, October 14, 2011

Well, I got one last walk in with Roxy before my foot surgery. Doc said surgery went well, found a cyst in my joint, too - so I have to be extra vigilant about staying off my foot this week. I got up the stairs to the main floor of my house pretty quickly. Went backwards on my butt, lifted myself up with my arms - pretty nice little work out all-in-all. The knee scooter is absolutely wonderful. I can go from the couch to the bathroom all by myself. I want to go out on the deck for a while, but, my husband won't "let" me - said I will regret it later if I do too much. Nutrisystem day 1 is going good, too. It's very quick logging their food on SparkPeople. And, it has already proven to be a good idea - my husband ate his favorite Chick Filet sandwich and fries, while I ate a salad and fettucini alfredo! Since I can't complete my weekly goal of running 15 miles per week, I am hoping to complete my new goal of losing 2 pounds per week.

So, as promised, here I sit on my laptop reading and enjoying all your blogs. Keep writing ladies!!

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INFLATED 10/14/2011 11:17PM

    I don't know if your foot is in a cast, mine was. They wanted me to lift the leg at the hip while sitting. Listen to the advice about the pain medication. It masks the pain.

My foot is deformed at the heel from my falls. I have very little strength in it and have to hold onto something to get up from the floor. If they fitted your crutches to you before the surgery, you should be okay. They were supposed to do that for me and make me walk on them, but they didn't. I was sick after the surgery and was sent home without having had any insturctions on how to use my crutches.

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EMPRESS8800 10/14/2011 6:14PM

    I sadly can relate to surgery recovery. I shattered my left knee cap 18 months ago and required 2 surgeries, a few nights in the hospital and MONTHS of physical therapy.

Just when I thought it was safe to go back into the water.....I tripped and broke my right knee cap a few months ago. I have had one surgery already, in PT, and have to have another surgery in a few weeks to take out the hardware that has moved. :(

On the positive side.....I'm walking in my first 3k this Sunday. Well hobble might be more like it, but I'm signed up, sponsored and gonna walk as far as my poor broken knees will allow me to go.

Hang in there! Don't push yourself too hard, when you think you are feeling well do a little, but NOT too much. The pain meds give you the illusion that all is well, when in reality, they are masking the pain.

Listen to your body. Remember to drink LOTS of water as those pain meds (god love them) also have a tendency to back one up, (I take stool softeners just to help with the frustration that this might cause) Trust me it is NOT fun to be "backed up", to be in pain, and to try to lose weight on top of it all.

This will pass and you will be back up and running in no time. Hang in there!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well I'm off to Physical therapy, to get ready for my big day Sunday. See you soon I'm sure!

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EXENEC 10/14/2011 5:51PM

  Soaking my throbbing feet as I type, I wish you a speedy recovery.

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APPLETARTZZ 10/14/2011 5:43PM

    Get well soon!! I am sure you will hit the 2 pounds per week :)

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Last run before surgery...

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Well, I got my last 5k run in this morning. I enjoyed every minute, even though I was sweating and huffing and puffing!

Put a big basket loaded with sweats, my laptop, make-up, hair stuff, and magazines downstairs in our family room so I would have some stuff I need.
I haven't had anesthesia in 25 years - a little nervous that I will be sick to my stomach afterwards, so I ate a bland dinner tonight. My surgery isn't until 10:15 and I can't have water after midnight, so I can't run in the morning...Ugh!

Reading your blogs and updates are really going to help me as I sit on the couch for the next 4 please write a lot and keep me entertained!! Can't wait to hear about all your progress!!


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RIVADERCHI 10/14/2011 5:13PM

    Rest easy my friend and catch up on all your reading, movies, and lots of naps!! emoticon emoticon

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DETERMINED_SOUL 10/14/2011 1:48PM

    Prayers for a smooth surgery and quick recovery. I hope I may still get to see you at the weekly sparklive meetings.

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FITFORMYFAMILY 10/13/2011 10:20PM

    I hope that your surgery goes very smoothly, and I promise to try to provide you with some entertainment for the next 4 weeks!

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NEWNAC304 10/13/2011 9:57PM

    Good luck on your surgery.

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Worked late, glad I got a run in early!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Glad I talked myself into getting up early and going for a run. Had a long day at work and a dinner meeting. Tomorrow is my last day to run before my foot surgery - trying to get in as many as possible this week! I am really gonna miss it.

One of my friends posted this on facebook today: I think I am going to print it and hang it on my vision board...

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DETERMINED_SOUL 10/13/2011 10:13AM

    Thank you for sharing, that was very cute.

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FITFORMYFAMILY 10/13/2011 12:07AM

    I hope you have a great last pre-surgery run! I wish you a speedy recovery so that you can be back to it very soon!

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INFLATED 10/12/2011 11:22PM

    That's good that you got your run in. When I used to run when I was a teenager, there was a gravel road in back of our house that I ran. I would run to see the neighbor just about every day. Mom would send me to her house or she would call and say she had something she wanted to give to us.

Before that I rode my bicycle out to her house. I had to get it out of the garage and put it away when I rode it. At first, I walked the road, but often I would be too hot by the time I got to her house, so I decided to run as far as I could, then walk.

I missed my runs in the winter time when snow had to be plowed off the road. I taught myself to cross-country ski with a pair of skis my uncle gave to me. I didn't know how to go down hills or stop on them and I had to go down a hill to get to her house.

When I read about someone running, I recall being able to run, with fond memories.

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