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1374 calories on Saturday...within range...yeah!!!

Sunday, August 01, 2010

I did faithfully count all my nutrition yesterday. I actually stayed within my calorie range and am surprised what a lot of food I was able to have.

Today I had a green coconut, red bhutanese rice and oatmeal with soy milk on top. Very filling and under 500 calories.

If I were not keeping track of my nutrition I would probably eat something else "for dessert."


I broke down and had "dessert": A fresh cucumber from the farmer's market.... I love cucumbers!!!!

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FLASUN 8/1/2010 7:34PM

    Teddy, Sounds like you are doing emoticon !! Just one question for ya....what is red bhutanese rice ??? Never heard of that one?

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CATLADY52 8/1/2010 2:51PM

    emoticon emoticon

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DJS-DEBBIE 8/1/2010 9:15AM

    I love your 'dessert'!

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BRADIA 8/1/2010 8:55AM

    Hola. I have alsofoundthat if I choose carefully, Ican eat lots of good things and stay within calorie count. It is the looking for good things that I forget and go for the easy way.
For dessert, I can choose double fiber toat with almond butter and sugar free jelly and that tastes delicious.

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I will track all my food this week....

Saturday, July 31, 2010

I know from past experience that if I want results (weight loss) I have to log or track all my food, no exceptions, even if I cheat. No ifs, ands or buts..... emoticon

I have tracked all my food today except one frozen treat which I will have to estimate....

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DJS-DEBBIE 7/31/2010 9:28PM

    You are so right!

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PATTYKLAVER 7/31/2010 10:20AM

    You sound more committed! You can do it!

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MARYJOANNA 7/31/2010 7:30AM

  It certainly keeps you accountable.

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ROSE1951 7/31/2010 7:26AM

  emoticonthats the emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TGIF...last week of half time work, next Monday go back to full time

Friday, July 30, 2010

I was on a 6 week medical leave and today have just finished 4 weeks of half time work following my knee replacement (2nd one, the other knee was done a year ago). I am a bit anxious about going back to work full time but it will be nice to get a regular paycheck instead of one supplemented by disability. My main problem is sitting so much at work makes my knees stiff. I have to get up a minimum of once an hour and move around a bit so I don't feel like "the tin man." Yesterday I spent 3 hours at my desk almost literally static and about once an hour I made myself get up to just loosen up and it was difficult each time to get moving. When I work 8 hours a day I will be doing my regular job and that involves a lot of getting up to the printer to get print outs and I will appreciate those breaks in my static position. So in a way it should be easier when I am working 8 hours. In addition I will get my 2 15-minute breaks and 1 30-minute break for lunch. I most certainly will use those to move around and hopefully loosen up. I will need to get to bed at a decent time as I will be getting up at least an hour earlier from now on (at 4:30) so I can Spark before work and plan my breakfast and lunch and log the nutrition.

Yesterday I did about 30 minutes of pool aerobics and tried to take it easy. I slept most of the night until about 3:30 a.m. but alarm doesn't go off until 5:30 ....I think I will go back to bed now. emoticon

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DJS-DEBBIE 7/31/2010 7:05AM

    Don't know if it is feasible for you, but I find that on the days I keep water on my desk and keep drinking it all day, I 'have' to get up fairly often. I can also stretch and I get some movement.

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CATLADY52 7/30/2010 3:27PM

    Try to tell yourself to 'Keep calm and don't overdo anything'. Possibly, if you repeat that phrase 500 times a morning, your'll be fine. I had to do that when I broke my arm.

I do hope that it will all go well and you have a full recovery.

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PATTYKLAVER 7/30/2010 8:14AM

    It's so frustrating recouperating! It sounds like you're listening to your body, which is exactly what you need to do. Be careful next week. Wishing you a speedy recovery and good luck.

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LALMEIDA 7/30/2010 7:55AM

  emoticon on your recovery. emoticon

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Going to swim and workout today...

Thursday, July 29, 2010

We are having good weather, not too hot, not rainy. It will be perfect for "pedaling" in the deep water in the outdoor pool. I am determined to get stronger and know it will be a slow process. Did sleep better last night. emoticon


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KAKIPOPUP 7/29/2010 7:23AM

    Go for it!

here are some (((skinny vibes))) to help you keep going - emoticon

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A bit of optimism....re: pain and recovery...

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The physical therapist said once a week sessions should be enough. I really have fantastic range of motion but need to work on strenthening of the quad and other muscles around the knees. I probably should be walking more and need to religiously do my home exercises. Yesterday I started out the day with 10 minutes on the recumbent bike and I should increase gradually until that is up to 30 minutes a day (perhaps 15 minutes in am and p.m.) and will start walking around the block again. My walking speed is still quite slow (about 1.5 miles per hour) partly due to balance and fear of falling and injuring myself. I think the first few trips around the block I will bring my walker or cane depending on how I feel.. From there I will gradually progress and try not to over-do.

Need to try the TENS unit for muscle pain. I have a problem with a large muscle knot of spasm in the quad that I have been icing at night and the therapist said the TENS should work for that. I hope so. First thing is to find the device as I haven't used it for over 5 years. emoticon

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CATLADY52 7/28/2010 9:12PM

    You are dong well. Just remember to not overdo anything.

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DEDICATED2HIM 7/28/2010 12:41PM

    I am recovering from a hip replacement....and I had TERRIBLE muscle spasms in my groin and legs which would wake me up at night and make it very difficult to stand after arising from a chair. The surgeon assured me that this was "normal"...and sure enough...it's almost gone now...just once in a while does it come back.

Hang in there! You're doing great!

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TIME2BLOOM4ME 7/28/2010 12:20PM

    The tens machine really helps me with my pain. I hope you get one. Insurance pays for it. After a year they let me keep the machine. emoticon

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EREZAK 7/28/2010 7:57AM

  Stay positive, always.

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