TEDDYTEDDY   49,686
SparkPoints
40,000-49,999 SparkPoints
 
 
TEDDYTEDDY's Recent Blog Entries

erased

Sunday, August 30, 2009

erased

  


Very long day started at 4:00 a.m.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

No wonder I am tired now at 6:30 in the evening, even though I had a 3 hour nap this afternoon. Gotta get up at 4:30 tomorrow to go swimming before work. Can't believe tomorrow is Thursday already. On Friday I start working full time again after my knee surgery and it sure will be strange planning lunches etc....haven't been on full time work since the end of May. I keep exercising and feel I have recuperated pretty well so far. I feel the knee replacement surgery was worthwhile but I am looking forward to having normal sensation in the knee eventually. Still have to pace myself and not overdo like I did a couple of weeks ago. emoticon

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

HOLLYSNOWWOMAN 8/30/2009 12:07PM

   
Sorry wrong place for this.

Comment edited on: 8/30/2009 12:08:41 PM

Report Inappropriate Comment
MAXFOCUS 8/27/2009 10:16AM

    Good for you getting up so early to swim. That is great. Hope all goes well as you return back to full-time.

Report Inappropriate Comment
MUSIC66 8/27/2009 12:26AM

    HAVE a great day and glad your recovery is going to plan .

Report Inappropriate Comment
HOLLYSNOWWOMAN 8/27/2009 12:23AM

    Hope you have a good day!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
FITKAT2010 8/26/2009 10:03PM

    It's nice to be able to get your normal routine back.

Report Inappropriate Comment
CHRYS13 8/26/2009 8:47PM

    Take it easy! It can be difficult to get back in a routine after being out on leave. Wow---going swimming before work. That's impressive!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
SCHICK66 8/26/2009 8:03PM

    Good Luck going back to work ful-time. Take it slowly. Glad the new knee is working good. Oh and welcome to my world I get up everyday at 4am for my job.

Report Inappropriate Comment


Gotta get a handle on writing down my food....

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

It is nice the computer program figures out all the calories and nutritional values, etc, but I just am not sitting in front of my computer 24/7 (even though hubby thinks I am). When I seriously kept track during my weight loss phase I carried around a couple of pieces of paper or a folder with food diaries in it to jot down everything. I just have to find something that fits in my purse and remember to use it. Any other suggestions for remembering to track food intake would be appreciated. I think when I get back to working full time it might be easier cause I remember writing down what I ate for breakfast and what I was bringing for lunch in the morning. I went back to yesterday's diary and filled it in and see that I went over my calories big-time. This morning I am having plain cheerios with fruit and skim milk and nothing else....except coffee with skim milk and stevia. Plan to stay within calorie recommendation and get back on track starting today.... emoticon

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

TASHAELIZABETH 8/25/2009 4:15PM

    It has been difficult for me as well. For me, I have been attending a lot of meeting, so I try to eat before I leave so that I don't have to eat so late at home. And keeping track of those calories has been difficult. A note pad is definitely the way to go.

Report Inappropriate Comment
HOLLYSNOWWOMAN 8/25/2009 2:34PM

    I do carry a little spiral tablet that I jot things down on, that way I don't loose them until I enter them here and tear them out. Sometimes I can't remember what I had for lunch if I wait to put it in later.

Report Inappropriate Comment
FITKAT2010 8/25/2009 7:16AM

    I have a carrier that I take with me. I do all my food prep in the morning, fill the carrier, and don't eat anything else. Even when I am home. It's simple to do, you may come up with what works for you better.

All you have to do is be honest with yourself on why you DON'T want to keep track of your food stats. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
ALBA06 8/25/2009 5:52AM

  i go to the computer the day before and plan my menu for the following day., i always leave a little wiggle room but i basically have it all printed and ready for use. then i can keep them and re-use or change up different items with the same calories, fat, fiber etc. without having to go back to the computer constantly. this gives me all day today to work out what i will eat tomorrow and follow yesterdays today. it has worked well for me. good luck. melissa

Report Inappropriate Comment
EVILKLOWN 8/25/2009 5:42AM

    I plan my meals one to two days in advance and enter them in the nutrition tracker. If I eat something else (which I usually don't,) it's a lot easier to remember one thing than it is to remember ALL your meals.

For restaurants I enter the foods as closely as I can (I've gotten pretty good at estimating ounces etc) and then I don't sweat it if I might be off 10%. BUT, if I figure I'm going to be off a bit, I try to overestimate the calories instead of underestimate them. You'll find a LOT of the calories in chain restaurant meals online with Google ... just enter the name of the restaurant and the name of the meal. Good luck to you

Report Inappropriate Comment
SOULCOLLAGESUE 8/25/2009 5:37AM

    Isn't that the foundation of success, continuing to refine what works for us? Good for you! My only other thought is to save some steps through entering regular meals as food groups.Thus, if you tend to regularly eat certain meals, such as the breakfast you had this morning, you can set it up as a food group, enter it with one click on a given day, then copy it to future days you have that meal.

Report Inappropriate Comment
SKANDRANON 8/25/2009 5:35AM

    I have trouble with this too, sometimes. Lately I input my day's food into the nutrition tracker before I even eat breakfast, to see if I can make what I'm craving balance out. Cue a couple minutes wrestling with the numbers until I get something that resembles a healthy day. Then I eat!

Of course, there's always restaurants. They throw me for a loop. I've come to avoid eating at them simply because I don't know where my numbers will end up if I do. And I avoid altogether places that don't publish their nutrition. Applebees, Ihop, and so on. But there's always accidents, and then I have to rush around doing damage control that evening.

Good luck, I hope you find an answer to this conundrum.

Report Inappropriate Comment


Monday already?

Monday, August 24, 2009

Feeling tired and lazy but have to go to work. Still working half days until Friday when I go back to full time. It will feel strange working full time again after almost three months following knee surgery (replacement). I am sure I am up to it, just have to get to bed earlier cause I won't be able to take the afternoon naps.... emoticon

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

FITKAT2010 8/24/2009 7:44AM

    You will adjust. We are here to support you all the way.

Report Inappropriate Comment
EILAROSE1 8/24/2009 7:22AM

    You can do it.

Glad to know you are up and about

Good Luck

Report Inappropriate Comment


4 hour car trip...soreness...beyond belief

Sunday, August 23, 2009

I was sent back to work 3 weeks ago and the doctor's orders said get up and move every 90 minutes...Guess what, I sat 2 hours at a stretch in the car on a trip back home today and I am paying for the inactivity and not following doctor's orders....I think I will be going to bed early after I walk around the block. Hopefully I will be able to do that without too much trouble. Hope tomorrow at work is not affected by being more uncomfortable than usual. Tuesday morning before work I will be able to go to the therapy pool for an hour before work and I am really looking forward to that. The weekend went way too fast, visiting my sister in Hermantown, MN (near Duluth). We went shopping and out to eat for lunch and two dinners. She and I had breakfast at her assisted living and we laughed as usual. Had a great time. My husband came along and drove on the trip up and back and that was great as I don't think I could drive 4 hours each way by myself. He said he had a good time, though aside from going out to eat he spent most of his time in our rental apartment watching t.v.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

ELAINESHAFF 8/23/2009 11:01PM

    I know that when I go on the drive to see my son, 3 hours is about all I can drive before I need to stop. I know how stiff you feel. Take care and have a good week.

Report Inappropriate Comment
DIFROMWYOMING 8/23/2009 6:26PM

    Glad you enjoyed your visit but ouch on the trip home! We tend to stay in the car too long on drives but every time we do stop at a rest area I get out and walk around a bit. The first time I did it I forgot to tell hubby and he panicked and thought I'd had a stroke or something and wandered off...it was actually sweet and funny at the time. Now he teases me about 'trolling for truckers' when we stop...

Report Inappropriate Comment


First Page  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 Last Page