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Holiday Goal

Saturday, November 23, 2013

My goal this holiday season is to Maintain! That's all I want to do. So I am involved in a challenge with my Team 300 lbs Plus and one of the challenges was to read an article and pick out three tips that you could promise yourself that you could do! Well doing Spark Coach today Spark Guy was talking about setting your future goals on paper. I am just not ready to map out my goals for the next 5 or 10 yrs but I am most certainly willing to map out the next two months for this challenge.

Promises I made to myself!
1. Track my food daily. This is something I normally do. I will be careful when weighing and measuring my food this Thanksgiving and any other holiday dinner we are going to. Yes, I plan on getting Michelle's measuring cups out of her cupboard and using them.
2. Plan out our holiday meals! We will be doing Thanksgiving and Michelle will do the Family Christmas Dinner. I may need to enlist Becky to watch me like a hawk! Especially at Michelle's!
3. Make fitness a priority! During nice weather I normally walk 5-6 days a week anyway but now that the cold weather has set in I must make it a priority to get to the gym to do it. I spend about 90 min doing cardio but with the holidays I must add 10 min extra to aid in getting rid of my extra calories that I pick up.
4.Carry a protein or fiber one bar with me in case of an emergency! You never know when that demon devil will rear it's ugly head and send me searching for my trigger food (FAT)!
5. Keep my eye on the prize! MAINTAIN NOT GAIN this holiday season!

I think I gained about 12-15 lbs last holiday and it took a long time to lose it. I normally say it's only temporary, however, temporary means it will be gone in two weeks or so. I don't want to put myself through that nonsense again.

My new mantra Maintain not gain!

  
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CHANGEOLA 12/4/2013 4:29AM

    This sounds like a great plan; I have no doubt you will succeed! emoticon

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ONYX_SHADOW 11/23/2013 1:12PM

    Great plan. emoticon

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2DAWN4 11/23/2013 12:44PM

  Wonderful goals! Mind if I borrow them? Good luck! (To both of us)



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7 Weeks after surgery! Exercise and Strength Training Woo Hoo!

Sunday, May 05, 2013

I went to the Doctor last Tuesday. He finally released me from all restrictions regarding exercise and strength training. I have to say that my stomach is still numb so I don't feel things when I lean against them such as sinks or when my personal trainer is helping me stretch and leans against my hip bone I didn't even know he was leaning into me. It was just plain weird. Anyway, I decided to invest in me and hired a personal trainer to help come up with a plan while I am in Montana visiting my other sister. I especially need help with my upper body strength training. A few years ago I had a problem in my shoulder area. I lack flexibility. Hey I knew I needed help when I am applying makeup with my right hand and have to take my left and just ever so slightly need to guide my right arm to the right area. So he said I need to gain flexibility before strength. Or something like that. All I know for sure is that I will take my notebook with me. I already told my sister Julie that she would have to help me with some of those strength exercises. I am not too worried about cardio. So this week I meet with PT 4 days in a row. One day is upper the next lower.

  
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ALEXSGIRL1 5/25/2013 12:28PM

    awesome you are doing well and have a smart plan

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INKYINPA 5/6/2013 3:10AM

    That is AWESOME!!!!

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GRAMMAOF16 5/5/2013 9:18PM

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LATTELEE 5/5/2013 9:10PM

  Good luck

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Day 17 After Surgery

Thursday, April 04, 2013

I went to the Doctor on Tuesday. He said I was coming along nicely. My legs are still swollen up. I finally got over to Walgreens and got a pair of Teds. Hopefully that will help. The doctor did say this is normal and if I wanted to get some Teds I could but he didn't think it was necessary. I have been walking gradually since Saturday. I started out going around one block then Sunday 3 blocks Monday 1.17 miles Tuesday a day of rest Wednesday and Thursday 2.37 miles. I have to admit I hurt on Wed. when I got home. So today I made sure I took two Tylenol about 45 min. before leaving the house. It did the trick. So with my new mindset I am giving 100% to my program under the circumstances. I can not compare myself to my old self before my surgery on March 18th. Sooooo, I can only get better day by day. I know this may not make sense to anyone else reading this but I feel soo much better. If I hadn't read ON_2 Victory's (sp) blog recently I may have let guilt eat at me and then where would I have been. Not in a very good place. Woo Hoo to me! One step at a time.

  
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_BABE_ 4/10/2013 1:23PM

    Hang in there....you are so brave! emoticon

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TLG71567 4/9/2013 11:44PM

    You are very welcome! emoticon

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BOOKSCATSTEA 4/6/2013 11:01PM

    Good job taking care of yourself. Keep up the good work.
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ROCKMAN6797 4/5/2013 7:45AM

    Great mindset! You need to heal at your own pace and, most importantly, listen to your body!

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Day 13 After Surgery

Sunday, March 31, 2013

I know by now you are getting tired of hearing from me. Well, I just wanted to say I went to Church last night for the Easter Vigil and made it through 2.5 hrs. I did take my cushion with me but I found I was able to stand up, sit down without any problem. Just before communion I did try to kneel and had no problem it just came so naturally. Of course I have to say thank goodness I have strong legs so I didn't need to put any effort into getting up or down. Woo Hoo for me!

  
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CYPATAYLOR2 3/31/2013 9:52PM

  No we are not getting tired of hearing from you. We are glad that you are doing so well. Keep the blogs coming. emoticon

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ARNETTELEE 3/31/2013 1:59PM

  Happy Easter! Looks like things are getting better for you!

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Day 12 After Surgery

Saturday, March 30, 2013

I'm still going strong and I still have to give my sister Thoms1 so much credit for my recovery. She's a keeper for sure. I have been dressing myself, no easy feat when you can't bend over. But with the help of those reacher thingys and my old faithful wooden back scratcher I can drag my pants up my leg within acceptable reach. Of course I wear pretty much the same thing every day. But at least I don't look like an invalid.
Today Becky suggested we go for a very short walk around the block to see how I would do. I said yes right away but inside I was thinking but it's cold out there. I have to say that I have been running a bit cold since the surgery. I am sure there is some explanation for it but I am still cold. I will be going to Easter Vigil Lights Mass this evening. The first time I am going back to church since the surgery. I look forward to it but I won't be getting up and down a lot tonight. I am taking a cushion with me, I know it will be almost two hours long I wish I could dress up for it but I just can't. My feet and ankles are still swollen so I am hoping I can fit me feet into something other than my old red winter clogs. I wish all a very happy Easter!

  
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