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Broken Foot

Friday, September 10, 2010

Well, I spent 2 weeks in Emerald Isle for vacation and stressed over gaining weight. I got home and weighed and found that I did in fact gain one pound. I figured that wasn't too bad. Then on Sunday, I decided to take another trip......rolling my ankle and breaking my foot trip that is. So NOW what do I do. I know dragging a heavy boot around and walking with crutches is somewhat of a work out but I don't think it is enough for me to lose much less keep me from gaining while I am grounded for the next 4 to 6 weeks. HELP!! If anyone has some advice, I would love to hear it. I don't want to undo the weight I have already lost. The doctor has said to stay off of it for 3 weeks and on the 4th week try to use it with the crutches. I think this is going to be a LONG 4 weeks.

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ROSEACLARK 9/11/2010 10:21PM

    So sorry to hear about your accident! Maybe you can do strength training on your upper body to burn some calories. You might not do so bad on your weight if you keep up with your nutrition. You are right...it's going to be a long 4 weeks. But I have faith in you that you will make it through!!!
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SWEETVABREEZE57 9/11/2010 9:45PM

    Thanks ladies for the words of encouragement. I need all the support I can get. emoticon

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KSTARANNE 9/11/2010 4:12PM

    Oh no! Such bad luck, but I'm sure just as MPALMER said, just keep up with your nutritional goals, don't let your ankle stop you from achieving your goals!


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MPALMER15 9/11/2010 12:00AM

    I am so so sorry! All I can suggest is to just be really good about your nutrition. Hope it heals quickly!


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Why Am I Freaking Out About A Vacation??!!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

That is the question. Why am I freaking out about going on vacation? Yes, you guessed it, because I'm afraid of losing control. I'm afraid that I will blow everything I have worked so hard to gain or should I say LOST! I've been going over and over in my head on what will I do when I get to my destination and start trying to unwind and enjoy myself. I know I shouldn't worry about it and enjoy the time but it does concern me because I don't want to go back to the unhealthy me.

I've already decided I'm taking my resistance bands with me and my trusty computer so I can still track my food intake and fitness on Sparkpeople. As well as, stay connected to those of you that are and have worked so hard to get and remain healthy. I know that will be a BIG PLUS to helping me enjoy vacation with out remorse. I just need to stay focused and arm myself with the words "No Thank You" when folks want to indulge in those sinful foods. I'm starting to think about what I will eat in place of what others around me will definitely be eating. I know there are healthy options I just need to be strong and know that I will feel much better about myself if I remain strong.

I guess my main reason for posting this type of blog is to let Sparkpeople know that I will overcome the pitfalls and traps of a vacation and will be proud to announce that I didn't gain an ounce when on vacation. Wish me luck!

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JUSGETTENBY42 6/27/2010 12:56PM

    Going with the commitment to stay on track is 80% of the game. It's amazing how you will stay concentrated on how much exercise you get.
Good Luck====If I could sustain a 18 day cruise and stay on track it's altogether possible. have a great vacation---Enjoy!

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GOROSIEO 6/27/2010 12:47PM

    I think you are doing all the right things by planning ahead. I kind of get the same way and I keep trying to tell myself the vacation is NOT the food. It's the people. It's the fun. It's the relaxation. How did food get so powerful.

I also think once you get to the vacation, it won't be that big of a deal. I realized people don't really care what I'm eating or not eating. Know what you're trigger foods are and give them a wide berth.

Remember this is a lifestyle, not a diet. Life is suppose to work while we are doing this.

HAVE FUN! emoticon

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ANNA19871 6/27/2010 12:44PM

  Good Luck! Hope you enjoy your holiday. I just got back from a holiday in the states with my friend and while we largely stayed in control the people we were staying with were big into their junk. We both gained 4lbs but lost all but a 1lb of it since we got back 6 days ago. If you do lose control a bit just remember to get straight back on the wagon when you get home.

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It's All About Me!!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

This time it's all about me!! Over the years I have tried losing weight and like most I have lost and gained the same pounds over and over again. I think I figured out that I was letting others influence how I felt about eating and exercise. Family and Friends would talk about getting together to do something and usually it entailed FOOD and lots of it. If I was watching what I was eating I felt like I allowed folks around me to influence me to eat poorly. Don't get me wrong, I don't blame them because I have a mind of my own but I just wasn't using it. I think I thought I was letting them down if I didn't follow their lead. Silly huh! Now I think I have realized that it's OK to go out with them and ask for my meal to be prepared healthier and ask for a box to go to pack up half of it or to say to them I really don't care to go to the buffet and then offer other suggestions. Yes, it is all about me but if the truth be known it's all about them too because maybe they will see I'm healthier and happier and they will follow suit. So it's all about THEM too! emoticon



Friday, May 07, 2010

I am ecstatic!! I had my doctors appointment yesterday and she stated that my blood work looked GREAT and to keep up what I was doing. What am I doing you might ask? Eating healthier, exercising and drinking more than 8 cups of water a day. Yes, that is all. Not only that, she cut down on my blood pressure medicine because I didn't need the higher dosage anymore. She stated that if I keep it up, I'll be off the medication all together. I felt like I had won the lottery. So all I can say to everyone who is trying hard to become healthier, keep it up! IT DOES MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE.


OK So I'm a little slow to learn

Saturday, May 01, 2010

I started working out at the gym at work 3 years ago. I had a trainer that kept telling me that not only did I need to work out through strength training and cardio, I had to keep a food journal. I continued to workout at the gym but I wasn't serious about keeping a food journal. It was hit or miss (mainly miss) at best. Well, I'm here to tell you if you want to get healthy and you are serious about it, there is nothing like keeping a food journal by using the wonderful tool My Nutrition on the SparkPeople website. I have been yo-yoing with my weight for 3 years. I wasn't really gaining but I wasn't losing either. I retired at the end of 2009 and was totally scared I was going to become a couch potato and become not only unhealthy but way over weight. Well, a month ago I started religiously keeping a food journal and guess what?? I have now lost 7 pounds! So I guess the trainer was right. Some of us are a little slower to learn. emoticon So my advice??? You guessed it, KEEP A FOOD JOURNAL and workout of course.

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CHICAROO 5/1/2010 12:36PM

  hey you learned that is all that matters!

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MEWAJES 5/1/2010 12:19PM

    This is so true. Every bite, makes you think. Keeping a journal not only makes you accountable. It helps you to stick with the whole plan of healthy living.
I know it is helping me, esp. when I want to late night snack. It is easier to say NOOoo

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