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Is cutting my finger an excuse for not swimming?

Sunday, August 03, 2008

I can't believe I was such a klutz. I was preparing a recipe from Spark Recipes, (Sesame Collards) from fresh greens from my garden and chopped a slice in my left second finger about 1/2 inch long and maybe 1/4 inch deep. At least it is not on the tip of the finger as I have to type at work (I do not seem to be having a problem typing right now, also). Not fun and definitely feel like it was carelessness on my part, but just have to chalk it up to being human. I have not had a bad cut like this for 30 years, so at least I am not making a habit of it.

The quandry this poses is I really want to go swimming but am afraid to. I guess I should take at least a couple days off from swimming and whirlpooling at the gym. This should not stop me from getting on the treadmill or pulling weeds, weather permitting. Looks like rain today.

I checked my Powerball ticket this morning and someone in Pennsylvania won the $84 million that I was hoping would allow me to travel the world and pay off my bills. Guess I have to go to work tomorrow. emoticon

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TEDDYTEDDY 8/6/2008 6:29AM

    Finger is healing nicely and was not as bad of a cut as I had originally thought. Definitely did not need stitches and no infection. Have kept out of swimming pool and whirlpool as precaution. Plan to exercise today on treadmill since I have "taken it easy" this week partly because of cut and also have a lot going on at work this week I am having a meeting regarding work comp issues today and tomorrow the dept I work at is having "going away" party with cake and ice cream. (I asked for fresh fruit or just ice cream treats on a stick and was poo-pooed at, was told no one will come for fruit, which I think is a lie.) I have been in this dept for 16 years and so it is an emotional time having to leave because of the arthritis in my hands and two hand surgeries in the past year which are slow to heal (expected as they were joint replacements in thumbs) and the job is medical transcription which is probably the heaviest duty typing job there is (similar to word processing). Friday is my last day on the job and will be moved to a transitional job which "might" become a real job in the next month or so. emoticon

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BKP4166 8/4/2008 6:57PM

    I did something like that several years ago...I was slicing zucchinis for salad and was going so fast...I sliced the end of mt finger off...had a trip to the emergency room for my efforts.
Probably swimming would not be a great idea and they might not even let you in the pool with a cut. Guess you'll have to resort to the alternatives.

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MAXFOCUS 8/3/2008 8:57PM

    Sorry to hear about your cut. Waiting for a few days before swimming sounds like a good idea.
On the plus side it is good to hear that you have some yummy fresh greens in your garden.


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SUNNY_1_71 8/3/2008 9:01AM

    I would let this cut heal before I got it soaked in any type of public water, you don't need an infection or that would really stop you from working out. I think the alternatives you chose should do just fine! Hope your ouchie feels better soon!

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Made goal of exercise 3 times this week.

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Love to swim. Tried to download picture of me before snorkeling in the Caribbean last year, but have to resize it. Want to go back but want to get back to 175 before I do. My goal is swimming 1/2 hour and walking 1 hour (3 miles) three times per week. I actually got to the gym three times but didn't quite make it 9 miles because of blisters. But will definitely do it next week.


Taking it a little bit easy...

Thursday, July 31, 2008

My goal was to walk 3 miles three times a week, but today I got another blister (this one on my little toe). I did walk 1-1/2 miles in half hour and swam for1/2 hour. With the blister, I decided I could not tolerate any more pain. I was wearing the same shoes as I did on Tuesday but the wrong socks apparently. I did swim (slowly) for half an hour and whirpooled a while to wind down and massage my back and neck. Eventually I will figure out which socks and shoes to wear so I won't get any more blisters. Hope everyone is having a great evening. emoticon


Did I overdo? No, just a little sore today....

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

After exercizing 2 hours at the gym yesterday I took today off since I am stiff and sore but not debilitated andnot thinking of taking my cane out of the closet and using it. (Thank goodness.) Will drink lots of water today and go to bed by 10:00 and get 7 hours of sleep (unlike last night when I was up until midnight and up again at 5:00 a.m.). Planning to work out 2 hours tomorrow and then take Friday off. Feeling great and kept my sodium intake under 900 today.

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BELLACUDDLES 7/31/2008 11:40AM

    You go girl!!!!!! you are really rocking!!!!!

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MAXFOCUS 7/30/2008 11:59PM

    It is smart of you to take a day off here and there. I hope you were able to get your sleep. Glad to hear you are feeling great.


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Fantastic Tuesday for exercise...120 minutes

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

I can't believe I did it. I did the treadmill a whole hour and walked 3 miles and made no excuses. Yesterday I felt bad cause I got a blister from the wrong shoes and socks and lasted only 10 minutes on the treadmill and then did not swim afterwards. But today, after the treadmill I tried my first water aerobics class and, of course, was a little confused about how to do some of the exercises and my knees got sore and got cramps in my calves, but overall I think I did more than 50% of the exercises. I plan to walk tomorrow outside if the weather cooperates. I can go around Lake Harriet which is about 2-3/4 miles around and it is a nice place to walk.

In addition I planned my food consumption and actually took in only 1300 calories and all healthy things. No ice cream. I ate half a whole wheat pita with Bettern' Peanut butter on it. After the heavy duty exerising I was ravenous and the stir fried chicken breast with salad tasted so much better. I think it was partly because I was so darn hungry. Not just hungry, but extremely hungry. I stir fried the chicken cause I knew if I waited to cook it a slower way I probably would have snacked on something not so healthy and not so high in protein. I finally have a lot of foods in my favorites (for tracking nutrition) and so keeping the food diary on line is getting easier. I really struggled with that in the beginning but now I think it is easier than keeping handwritten notes. emoticon

P.S. I actually broke a sweat on the treadmill.

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BELLACUDDLES 7/30/2008 12:08PM

    You go girl!!!!!!!!!!! That is soooooo awesome!!!!

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