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Feeling tired and worn out....

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Dealing with my arthritis and recent knee replacement surgery and going back to work full time (from half time) seems to have me feeling extremely tired. I got up at 4:30 to go swimming and I might not have gotten enough sleep.....(more than likely). Guess I will just have to go to bed early tonight, like about 8:00.... emoticon

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    Hang in there. You are doing great. I agree, write down your concerns to discuss with the doctor. Get your rest too.

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MATTRIXMSP 9/2/2009 8:28AM

    Are you eating within your guidelines to reflect both your increased workload and activity? Sleep is restorative, it will help with your recovery!

Avoid the snoozebar olympics - which is probably one of my biggest vices and challenges! (i.e hitting snooze multiple times after your initial alarm sounds in the morning)

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SCIGEEK 9/1/2009 7:51PM

    Wow! Hats off to you for your dedication but make sure you do get enough rest. When I am rested I feel that I can do more of everything. Be okay with the idea that for a short time you may not be able to do as much as you did last week. Your stamina will build if you give it a chance.

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    I agree you need to get more rest. Returning to work even after about 1 week off is tiresome. Think of yourself and make sure you are eating right.

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FITKAT2010 9/1/2009 6:39PM

    Going back to work full time is also emotionally draining. Give yourself time to get with the program. Sleep extra and be good to yourself.

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    It takes a lot out of you when you have had a RKR. You are working, exercising and living. That is a lot to have on your plate. Your body is telling you that it needs to rest and sleep os it can heal. Take it from one who has been there 4 times.

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BIGT_56 9/1/2009 5:47PM

    There is not enough sleep in the world to prepare me to get up at 4:30 in the morning to go swimming and then go to work. If you can do that, my hat is off to you. You are definitely one tough lady!


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    don't get too much sleep

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Sunday, August 30, 2009



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

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HOLLYSNOWWOMAN 8/30/2009 12:07PM

Sorry wrong place for this.

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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.

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MUSIC66 8/27/2009 12:26AM

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

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HOLLYSNOWWOMAN 8/27/2009 12:23AM

    Hope you have a good day!!!

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FITKAT2010 8/26/2009 10:03PM

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

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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!!

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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.

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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

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    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.

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    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.

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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

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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

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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

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    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.

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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.

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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

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FITKAT2010 8/24/2009 7:44AM

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

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EILAROSE1 8/24/2009 7:22AM

    You can do it.

Glad to know you are up and about

Good Luck

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