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Sore knees...

Thursday, November 19, 2009

I swam 3 times this week but didn't exercise much besides that. That might explain why my knees are so stiff and sore. I also noticed my feet and ankles hurt more than usual. Tomorrow morning I will walk on the treadmill before going to work for at least 20-30 minutes and see if that helps. emoticon

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POLYANASUNSHINE 11/20/2009 12:02PM

    I remember my knees got sore when I was swimming and not used to going so many days in a row. Just prop them up, use heat or ice whichever works better. Or go to the pool and do just a littleswimming. Take care. emoticon

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TEDDYTEDDY 11/20/2009 5:12AM

    Swimming is not considered weight bearing activity usually (whatever weight bearing is involved in water walking (in, not on top) is reduced by the buoyancy of the water. I know walking definitely is a weight bearing exercise. I also need to use the leg press at the gym cause my quads are weak as evidenced by problems standing up from the floor.

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ELAINESHAFF 11/19/2009 11:27PM

    I find that walking greases up my arthritic knees. Keep up your good job of being active.

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EX-WIMPIE 11/19/2009 11:15PM

    WAAAH! I hope your knees feel better soon! Gee, I would have thought that swimming 3 times this week would have been enough exercise. Do knees need some weight-bearing exercise too, to "keep in the habit?"

You've been doing great with everything you've been through!

~ Pam P.

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Off at 5:30 a.m. to swim before work...

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Running late again and have to leave the house in 11 minutes. Good morning everyone!!! I didn't swim yesterday after work like I planned but am swimming this morning making it 3 times in the pool this week (my minimum plan). I hope to be there the minute they open so I can exercise for a full hour. Had a nice dinner with daughter last night. We made oven baked coconut chicken. It didn't turn out crispy and next time we plan to fry it in olive oil..but it was delicious anyhow on the spinach, red onion and pineapple salad....

Hope everybody has a great day today!!!


No time to blog...

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Just a reminder to self to stay on track with nutrition and exercise!!!

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MSLZZY 11/18/2009 10:13AM

    You can do it! Have a great day!

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Check your floor mats in your car...NOW!!!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

It seems yesterday just flew by. I spent most of it with my daughter who is moving away in a few weeks over 1,000 miles away. I will miss her. We had fun shopping.

Had one scare while driving. My gas pedal stuck and I was up to 70 mph before she got the carpeting unstuck from the pedal. The floor mat wasn't in the hook and had slid up too far. It was pretty scary. It could have easily been a bad scene. I am so glad she was with me. I couldn't figure out what happened. Phewwww.... emoticon

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MAMACITY 11/19/2009 3:02AM

    How scary! Thank you for sharing this,it's a reminder to us all to check those when we get in the car. Glad you're okay.

Your daughter's moving so far away! Are you okay? I have one daugher, she's on her own, so I'm an empty nester now. It was an adjustment, more for me than her. Sigh, bird's gotta fly. I hope her move goes well.

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VEEJAY3 11/15/2009 9:05PM

    A terrible terrible accident was recently publicized because of this very problem. You're so lucky!

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MARCHMAID 11/15/2009 7:56PM

    Good reminder! Glad you're OK! emoticon

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CATLADY52 11/15/2009 7:33PM

    Thank heavens that nothing bad happened. emoticon

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KAT7457 11/15/2009 5:24PM

    thanks for the tip.

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BIGT_56 11/15/2009 2:20PM

    Glad everything turned out O.K. That feeling of not having control in a car is a really bad thing!
I have had that happen before to me. I had a car that the mat didn't hook and it was constantly creeping up under the pedal. I always check adjust mine when I get in the car now just out of habit.

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ELAINESHAFF 11/15/2009 1:47PM

    I will check mine the next time I get in the car. Glad you are okay now. Got your heart a-racing? Another think is to put the car in neutral. Engine might blow, but that is better than hitting something.

With the internet, you will be able to keep in touch. You just can't jump in that pesky car and drive over to see her.

Glad you are okay.

Take care,

Indiana Janice

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NAJEAN 11/15/2009 12:47PM

    wow, how terrifying! I'm so glad it didn't turn out for the worse!

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EDWARDS1411 11/15/2009 12:06PM

    OMG - how scary!!!! So glad nothing happened!!! Thanks so much for sharing this warning!!!!

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CRUZINCARIL 11/15/2009 12:03PM

    yes i also heard this on the news several accidents happening because of this..i checked mine. but they also said sometimes is could have been the car computer..but so glad u got out of that safely..it scary

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CRUZINCARIL 11/15/2009 12:02PM

    yes i also heard this on the news several accidents happening because of this..i checked mine. but they also said sometimes it could have been the car computer..but so glad u got out of that safely..its scary

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POLYANASUNSHINE 11/15/2009 11:18AM

    wow! I am sure that was a scary few seconds. Glad she was there and you both are oaky. Thanks for the tip on the mats. My slide up all thetime.

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LILYGAL 11/15/2009 11:01AM

    Scary!!! YIKES!!! So glad that it all turned out ok and that you and your daughter are no worse for wear!!!

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MSWEEZER 11/15/2009 9:48AM

    Scary indeed. Glad it didn't turn into something far worse.

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MSLZZY 11/15/2009 8:59AM

    Goodness, what a scare! Glad you are Okay!

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PJSTIME 11/15/2009 7:56AM

    I saw something on the news about a week ago about automakers having a recall on floormats. You might want to check on that. Glad you are ok.

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Motivation is about making promises to yourself and keeping them...

Saturday, November 14, 2009

I still weigh 234.3. And that's a good thing, 'cause after all the sodium I had yesterday I thought I might go up in weight. Today I will drink a vinegar shooter and lots of water and low sodium and probably will show a lower weight tomorrow. I have been tracking intake and the totals look good.

I have a firm resolve to stay focused and keep track of what I eat and exercise 3-4 times a week in the pool and walk on treadmill or outside on the days I don't swim. This past week I walked an hour and swam 45 on the same day and did notice the next day feeling better mentally and physically. I have to stay active or my knees get so stiff (one recent knee replacement and the other is bone-on-bone). Getting the walk in when I swim in the evening is going to be easy. I save $1.25 on parking meters and I am able to walk in the skyway and not on the street after dark and as winter gets deeper, I will be indoors for the walk, also, when I am slightly damp, so why would I consider parking 1/2 block away at the meter?

Motivation, I have decided, is making promises to yourself and keeping them. You know how you feel when someone makes a promise to you and doesn't keep it? I feel betrayed. Why betray yourself.... I will make those promises to myself to exercise and eat the right things...and I will like myself more and trust myself, too. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MARCHMAID 11/14/2009 2:14PM

    I think you're on to something about the promises. I am always breaking the ones I make to myself. I wonder why that is.

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CATLADY52 11/14/2009 11:04AM

    I think you summed everything up in just a few words there. Stay motivated and you won't betray yourself. Thank you.

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CHATERJOY 11/14/2009 10:36AM

    That is soooo true. I am finding myself really trying to work on this issue also. I tell myself I am going to get things done around the house..and then I don't do them. I am really good at work and I am good with my diet and exercise...but, when it comes to home responsibilites...I sometimes fall down.
I will definitley "like" myself more if I follow through. I know exactly how you feel. We CAN DO IT!

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TEDDYTEDDY 11/14/2009 7:53AM

    Canjor asked what a vinegar shooter is. It is an ounce or two of cider vinegar drunk plain (and down quickly, a shooter) I always follow with a cup of water to get rid of the aftertaste and shiver that goes down my spine when I have a vinegar shooter. It helps to flush sodium out of the system. I have an extreme sodium retention problem and have been advised by my doctor to limit sodium intake to 1,000 mg a day which just is not possible every day. I also take a prescription diuretic and I often think it does not help...until I forget to take it for a day or two and gain 5 to 10 lbs overnight (not exaggerating). Drinking lots of water and avoiding sodium in the first place is the best way to keep myself at my "dry weight." emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ORANGE_MAMA 11/14/2009 7:14AM

    I too nd to make a promise to myself to kp away from eating processed snacks. Nd to kp to fruits/vegs. I hope u don't feel like I am a stalker, but your blog was so timely for me. emoticon

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CANJOR 11/14/2009 7:12AM

  What is a vinegar shooter?

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MSLZZY 11/14/2009 6:53AM

    You can be your own best friend or worst enemy so keep remembering your promises and focus on your goals. You have such a positive attitude and you can do this! emoticon

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