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Stitches out and okay to swim!!!

Thursday, January 07, 2010

I am so happy to be able to swim. That is my favorite exercise. Tuesdays and Thursday eves at 6:00 to 7:00 there is a water aerobics class and I will be there with bells on today. Will have to take it easy on the hand, however, cause I am not allowed to lift or do strengthening exercises for at least 2 more weeks. Will be off work a minimum of 2 more weeks (3 weeks at that point). It will be hard to go back to work after my mini-vacation. emoticon

  
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TEDDYTEDDY 1/8/2010 6:33AM

    Had too many errands to do last night but plan to do solo exercising in the pool today. I was a bit concerned about not overdoing as sometimes the aerobics class gets a bit intense. emoticon

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ELAINESHAFF 1/7/2010 9:23PM

    good news. take it easy until the doctor gives you the go-ahead.

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DJS-DEBBIE 1/7/2010 7:17PM

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That is great news!

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ONEKIDSMOM 1/7/2010 6:23PM

    emoticon emoticon That's a great milestone & I'm so happy for you!

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CGREEN717 1/7/2010 5:38PM

    Glad that you go do water aerobics. I miss doing it.

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MSLZZY 1/7/2010 5:33PM

    emoticon Back to swimming! Great! I envy you. Our city swimming pool is closed until next summer.

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PATTIDGN 1/7/2010 5:09PM

    I used to love the water, the best exercise with the most results and lees stress on the joints. keep going for a healthier you. I do miss it with my breathing issue, but I will get in the pool in the summer and do those leg movements in the water. have fun in the water!!!!
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LOOZINITNOW 1/7/2010 4:03PM

    Glad to hear they are out and you can go back to doing what you love! emoticon

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LIFEISAJOURNEY 1/7/2010 4:00PM

  You go, girl. So glad you can get back in the water. Enjoy yourself!

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CATLADY52 1/7/2010 3:47PM

    Have a good time with the water aerobics. And enjoy the time off. Although, I can think of better times to be off.
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Weight steady..on track with exercise

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Went to gym and did 20 minutes on recumbent bike, 20 minutes on treadmill and 20 minutes of knee exercises in the whirlpool, then steamed 10 minutes (sounds like a recipe, LOL).

I was well done but forgot my shampoo so didn't take shower to get chlorine off before leaving.

I am leaving the house in a few minutes to get the stitches in my hand out. Hopefully, I will be able to start swimming again.... hope, hope, hope... emoticon

  
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LIFEISAJOURNEY 1/7/2010 3:35PM

  Water exercises are soothing for me, even if strenuous, so I know what you're saying. But ~~ good for you on doing other exercises while you had to nurse your hand.
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Too bad you couldn't wash your hair. I can envision white conditioner on your hair, making you look like a frosted cupcake!
Keep up the good work!
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Lucille

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DAISYDAY25 1/7/2010 2:22PM

  you are doing great keep it up.

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CARRIE1948 1/7/2010 11:38AM

    Way to go. Keeping moving is the best recipe

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RDARLING 1/7/2010 10:55AM

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MSLZZY 1/7/2010 8:46AM

    I'm sure you'll get the go-ahead for swimming. Once the stitches are out, it usually is no problem! emoticon

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Weight holding steady...tracking food..

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

I need to weigh myself every day to be sure I am not getting retention from too much sodium. (Watching sodium is rather tedious but thanks to SparkPeople if I track my food it is listed in my detailed accounting....Even though it was a bit high yesterday I am holding at same weight for 2 days. Good news. My weight chart is a total zigzag due to water retention.

I was planning to go to the gym yesterday but after seeing the dentist (fitting for bridge in top front) I was feeling pretty tired and numb (my mouth was crooked) I decided to go home and rest instead. I went to bed early and up and at em this a.m. at 5:00 a.m. I have had my breakfast which I am tracking as soon as I finish this blog and then I am going to the gym. My goal is 20 minutes on the recumbent bike and 20 minutes on the treadmill at 2.5 miles per hour. After that I plan to go whirlpool and do some leg/knee exercises in the whirlpool (no matter how silly that looks to the ladies who sometimes don't wear swim suits in there...??? which is against the rules). Then I plan to finish off with the steam room with eucalyptus and a nice warm shower. I have been promising myself to do this every day since my hand surgery but it is 8 days now and I should be rested up enough. Have to wear a plastic bag on my hand in the whirlpool. The stitches come out tomorrow and then I should be able to go swimming but have to check with surgeon about that. Hope so.... emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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MARYMAC45 1/21/2010 1:56PM

    This sounds wonderful. Hope you had a great dasy.

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MSLZZY 1/6/2010 8:48PM

    The steam room sounds heavenly when you are in the middle of a blizzard! Take care of the hand but have fun at the gym!

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MILDEXSPI 1/6/2010 8:20PM

    The steam room sounds heavenly right now. I think I'll do the same this weekend after my Kettlebell class on Sunday.

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TAKEMETOTHEBALL 1/6/2010 1:01PM

    Hope you got it all done and thoroughly enjoyed yourself - you deserve it!
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JENSMOM03 1/6/2010 8:50AM

    That sounds like a plan I'd like to have for the day. Hope the Dr gives the ok for the swimming emoticon

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SLENDERELLA61 1/6/2010 8:31AM

    Thanks for posting. Sounds like you are on it and really making progress. Keep up the good work!

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DJS-DEBBIE 1/6/2010 8:02AM

    That steamroom sounds great! I hope you get the OK tomorrow from your doctor.

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EVILKLOWN 1/6/2010 7:32AM

    Hi Teddy. Just a quick note to let you know ... I tracked my food for a long time before I finally figured out it's easier to plan/track a day or two ahead rather than eating and then tracking later. Good luck to you!!

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How did I lose 3 lb in 2 days?

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

It has to be water weight. I dare not weigh myself after I hydrate today. Must weigh naked and thirsty.

Two days ago I blogged about forgetting to track close to 2000 calories...

Today I am going to try to hold onto that weight loss and track my food AND exercise.

I promise to carry around a notebook and pen to keep track of everything I eat, including that wonderful tangerine I just had....excuse me, I must track my food (perhaps track my exercise in that notebook, too?). emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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LIFEISAJOURNEY 1/7/2010 3:40PM

  Just enjoy those 3#'s. Weighing is so strange in a sporadic way. I can go days w/o the scale registering anything new. Then, suddenly, it moves downward for a day or two, then it turns static again. At least when it moves suddenly, I ALWAYS HOPE it moves downwards ~ sometimes it goes upwards. emoticon emoticon

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MILDEXSPI 1/5/2010 9:54PM

    Teddy, don't questions those 2 pounds. Just take them an run.
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CATLADY52 1/5/2010 5:32PM

    Tracking my food intake has helped me a lot. I even track the two mini-mini Hershey bars (1 serving is 4 of them) I will often die for. emoticon

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POLYANASUNSHINE 1/5/2010 12:35PM

    Way to jump back on the band wagon. You go girl.

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JAMIELOGICAL 1/5/2010 11:45AM

    I'm with you on the always weighing-in naked and thirsty. I always do my weigh-ins on Monday mornings, as soon as I wake up, and after I use the bathroom. As for your 3 pounds in 2 days, I hope it sticks! The reason I only weigh-in once a week is because the fluctuations in weight from day-to-day mess with my motivation. A big "loss" and I get lazy, a big "gain" and I get discouraged.

As for tracking, I track everything and highly recommend it. Have faith in the SparkPeople site. If you are accurately tracking your calories burned and update your fitness goals accordingly, then the nutrition tracker will tell you exactly how many calories you need to be consuming in a day. By accurately tracking my food I realized that eating too little is just as bad as eating too much. So, having a clear understanding of how many calories you are burning and how many you are consuming means avoiding plateaus or wasting energy.

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BZYBOYSMOM 1/5/2010 9:18AM

    Go girl!!

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MOTOMOMOF2 1/5/2010 9:09AM

    Love the note book ideal, tracking is so important, Ive gotten lazy on it and the scale is proving that I need to do it again

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JCORYCMA 1/5/2010 8:27AM

    Track your savings too! I just joined THAT team to expand my goal list this new years. I do think what the others said is true. Tracking - no matter what it is we are tracking -helps us make wiser choices. Unlike you, though, I'm committed to only tracking my weight once a week. I divorced the scale, and he only has visitation rights on Mondays.
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MSLZZY 1/5/2010 8:27AM

    An Sp friend mentioned BLT's! Bites, licks, tastes! What a way to remember to track it all. I'll add S-swallows! LOL!

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DJS-DEBBIE 1/5/2010 7:45AM

    Carrying around a notebook is a great idea! Congrats on the weight loss. I always weigh (almost) naked and thirsty, and after I use the bathroom!

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LOOZINITNOW 1/5/2010 7:36AM

    Congrats on the weight loss! Do however track, track, track! Very important component in great success in this journey!

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SPIRITRUN 1/5/2010 7:30AM

    Tracking is THE key to success on this and any program. Good for you!

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CARRIE1948 1/5/2010 7:27AM

    Tracking really does help. There's also something about the physical act of writing everything down that helps us make better choices.

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Did you forget to track your food?

Monday, January 04, 2010

Would it be cool (or not) if we had a computer that automatically counted all the food we "forgot" to track? Yesterday is a case in point. I finished off the bag of Lindor truffles I bought "to bring to work" (120 calories X 6 = 720), a "handful" of blue tortilla chips (300 calories), 2 protein bars (500 calories). That is 1400 extra calories I forgot to track (and my memory's not that good lately, either). P.S. I'm not good at math, either. LOL
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P.S. and a cup of pistachios (in the shell)...???calories

  
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MSLZZY 1/5/2010 7:01AM

    It happens oftener than you think. When I am ready to track, my DS is on the computer playing games. When I finally get my turn, oops, now what did I all eat? I write it down in a small notepad to make sure I have tracked everything. I can still forget but usually I get it all tracked.
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CARRIE1948 1/5/2010 6:56AM

    It would be good. Alternatively, you could use these little slips as another reason to log food religiously.

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GREENTREES76 1/4/2010 5:11PM

    Oh no! I may be guilty of that on weekends sometimes. Most of the time I enter my food the night before so I know what I can and cannot eat. I have to pack my lunch and plan dinners because of work so I have to know what I am eating the night before anyway. Works pretty well most of the time!

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DJS-DEBBIE 1/4/2010 11:47AM

    Amen to that!

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SHARONSPARKLE 1/4/2010 9:32AM

    That's a big problem for all of us trackers. The forgetfulness and underestimating our portion size! So if the scale stops moving, we need to look closely at our tracker and see where we are going astray

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LOOZINITNOW 1/4/2010 9:27AM

    Oh my goodness! That's the importance of tracking it before you eat it instead of after! I agree with your idea...that would be great!

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