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Day 6 of Recovery and the Scale is Moving Again...

Thursday, October 20, 2011

I was so busy last night that I am just writing about Day 6!

Washed my hair in the sink on my own in the morning, watched the movie "Bad Teacher" (wasn't that great) with my husband, ordered a new pair of pants from the Gap then took an hour figuring out an exercise plan for my upper body. Must have been a good plan because my arms definitely felt "the burn".


I participated in two LiveMind Meetings. The first was by Coach Nancy on running tips. I learned some tips to use when I am able to run again. She also suggested some books. I am going to order a couple of them on my Nook today. This is a good time to read them so I will be all ready when I get the ok to run from the foot Doctor. I think it will also help to keep me focused on running.


The second was with SparkGirl32 (Lauren). It was a weekly motivational meeting I have been participating in for about 6 weeks. Some of the participants on the call have lost 70 - 100+ pounds! Talk about self discipline! This week's topic was the importance of breakfast and breakfast ideas. And, I learned something new! Did you know your blood "gets sticky" at night and you are more prone to a heart attack or stroke in the morning because there is more of a chance of blood clots forming? Breakfast helps to prevent this!


And, finally... I lost 5 pounds in 1 1/2 weeks!


And, after watching what my husband and kids have been eating since my foot surgery I am so glad I ordered NutriSystem! While I am eating veggies, fruits, salads and Nutrisystem meals, they are choosing to eat: cheese quesadillas, white rice, cheese and broccoli, pizza, buffalo cheese steaks -- you get the picture. That's what they would have been making for me! I would have gained at least 5 pounds if they were cooking for me!

So, it was a good day - my foot continues to get better and I am keeping myself busy!

I hope you are having a great week, too!

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FITFORMYFAMILY 10/20/2011 4:26PM

    I love all the good news!

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NEWNAC304 10/20/2011 12:27PM

    Congrats on the loss! That's terrific! Are you on crutches now? I think you burn more calories on crutches than just walking. When I had my foot surgery I think I lost weight too and the crutches were the only thing different.

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RADFEN 10/20/2011 9:06AM

    Sounds like you are doing all the right things during your recovery. Keep up the good work!

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Day Five of Recovery and Exercising Again...

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

This was a great day all around. Went to the Doctor this morning and he is very happy with my progress. He said most patient's feet don't look as good as mine at this point because they walk on it! How they walk on it I have no idea - that would hurt immensely! Also, if someone is going to take the time to get their foot fixed, you would think they would do what the Doctor suggests!
Anyway, I go back again in 10 days and need to stay off of it as much as possible. I decided to stay out of work at least until Monday, maybe next Wednesday. I will see how I feel. I still have to ice my foot a lot and keep it up, and I get tired easy - which is probably because I am not running right now!

So, I have been going through the Spark exercises and You Tube exercises (referred to me by the Chair Exercise Team). I worked out a plan of lower, core and upper exercises that I can do without using my foot. I did the lower and core plan today. It took me about 50 minutes including the cool down. I did work up a little sweat when doing the lower body exercises! I am excited to do the upper and core plan tomorrow. It is nice to be moving again!


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RIVADERCHI 10/19/2011 1:17AM

    Hi R's. Mom, glad to hear you doing so well... my first thought when I saw your feed (forgive me ;) was: hey, keep your sex life to yourself... made me laugh! I think it's funny... hope you aren't offended! emoticon

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INFLATED 10/19/2011 12:41AM

    I doubt you gain any weight. You have planned and I agree with what FITFORMYFAMILY said. Rock on!

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FITFORMYFAMILY 10/18/2011 11:55PM

    Your discipline is amazing. Way to go!

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Day Four of Recovery...

Monday, October 17, 2011

Today was awesome! NO PAIN at all, and I am off of the tylenol with codeine!
I got to sit out on the deck a few times today - it was hot out there! And, I got up the stairs (great tricep work-out) and got a shower.

I started going through chair exercises on-line, courtesy of the Chair Exercise Spark group. I am going to put together an exercise plan with them tomorrow. I can use my weights and resistance band with quite a few of them.

I also go to the foot doctor in the morning. It will be the first time I see my foot unwrapped.

I hope you had an awesome day too!


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RIVADERCHI 10/18/2011 2:13AM

    Hi R. Mom! Didn't that shower feel great?! So glad to hear you doing so well! That's what you get for following doctor's orders, but try not to overdo it too soon (I know you, you eager beaver!). Yea, I love the romantic comedy movies too. Good luck at the doctor's! Talk to you when I get back from Vegas! And happy belated Sparkiversary! (I forgot what month?) emoticon emoticon emoticon

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FITFORMYFAMILY 10/17/2011 11:44PM

    Your arms are going to be so buff by the end of your recovery!!

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Day Three of Recovery...

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Everything went very well today - very small amount of pain, most of the day my foot didn't hurt at all. My Dr. called me tonight to see how I was doing, and was very happy to hear my progress. He reiterated staying off of it, which I will.

Spent part of the day talking to my BFF. She told me that she is now running 3 miles a day, and I inspired her after our 5k race in September. She wants to run the Disney Wine and Dine 1/2 marathon with me next September, so we are going for it!! It looks like a blast.

My husband booked a trip for us to go to San Antonio, TX in Feb for 4 days. I have heard it is wonderful, it is something for us to look forward to as we both heal from our surgeries.

Nutrisystem went well today, too. Enjoyed rotini and meatballs for dinner, just got done eating my evening snack - a chocolatey peanut bar. YUM! Ate 1100 cals today.

Tomorrow I am going to start doing chair exercises. I am getting a lot of great tips from the Chair Exercise Spark Team.

I hope you all have a great week -- keep blogging, you are keeping me entertained!!

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DETERMINED_SOUL 10/17/2011 8:33PM

    Sounds like everything is going well for you! Woohoo!

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FITFORMYFAMILY 10/17/2011 1:33PM

    The Disney race sounds fun. Isn't it great to know that you've encouraged a friend?
I'm glad you're enjoying the Nutrisystem. It's nice that it actually tastes good.
Let us know what you think of the chair exercises.

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INFLATED 10/17/2011 3:29AM

    I thought about your post on goals, (I was going to write your goal post, lol!), I was recommended to this Sparker's page to watch a video on discipline. It seemed to go hand-in-hand with what you wrote about goals. (not goal posts, Ha Ha!)

MONTY68's Page Blog: 10/10/2011: Power of Discipline

It's a short video.

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RIVADERCHI 10/16/2011 11:04PM

    Hi R.zMom, Glad to hear you're taking your recuperation one day at a time and getting a lot accomplished even tho' you're laid up! Don't forget, drugs are good!! Glad you're enjoying your Nutrisystem.... it was a rainy day here so got a couple of movies in... nice day to do nothing! Take care and rest up.. you'll be running before you know it! emoticon emoticon

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KAREN_NY 10/16/2011 9:22PM

    Disney - wheeeeee!! What a great event to look forward to! And San Antonio sounds like a nice get away too. :) Take care o' you,

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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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