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Week three -jan 27 -feb2/13

Monday, January 28, 2013

Well what a day. Got up today like any other day to go through the daily routine. Things did'nt go that way. After my morning shower I stepped onto the bathroom floor only to slip and find myself on my backside. Well I hear my leg snap and new it was broken, so now what. Well thank goodness for sisters. I called her and she was right over to take me to the emergence room. There we spent the next 31/2 hrs waiting for the results from the Dr . Yes my leg was broken.
My next concern was my fitness goals and how do I meet them? The Dr suggested the I would be able to use a stationary bike at the gym after about a week of no weight barring . Well this is going to be my next big challenge as I have not had the courage to go into a gym at this point yet. I have a week to pray and ask for strength to take this step. Maybe this is God's way of helping me to take this next step. It is better to find the positive in the bad than to dwell on the negative.
I will heal and move forward I will not let this set me back from my goals. My old self would have turned to food through this, but I will not let that happen.
Feb 2/13
This has been some week with some bad things and some very positive things that have happened. I was not able to do any exercising this week but have managed to loss 4lbs I am not sure other than cutting down on my food intake how this happened. I did have a number of Dr appointments which I had to walk to this did take some effort, I am using a walker to walk, crouches just did not work for me.
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Thanks to my Sister Maria for all her help this past week I don't know what I would have done without her. You are such a blessing.
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Also thanks to all my SP friends who have encouraged me over the last weeks on my journey to health.

  
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HZGLORY 1/31/2013 10:21PM

    Dear Cora,

I am so sorry you broke your leg. I am so lucky I did not when I had my fall in december. The fact that they do not set that bone suprises me seeing as it is in your leg, yikes I geuss it is like ribs, they don't set those either. Well in regards to your first thought about how you are going to keep up your exercising I have a suggestion. I
too have feet I have to stay off of for at least a week if possible. I had surgery. Anyway not exercising has been driving me crazy so I finally broke down and looked up the spark people fitness video's to see if there were any I could do seated. I found a great Strength training video for the upper body that I did today. It was only 9 minutes long so I did it three times. Now this evening I am planning to find a seated cardio video if I can so I can add that each day as well. So my suggestion to you is to:
click on the Articles and video's link in the center of spark and then click on fitness and I bet you will find something you like and can do while seated. I hope that helps.

I also wanted to encourage you on the gym issue. I too was a hater of all things gym like until one very good day. I think if you have the time I would suggest you read an old blog of mine: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_p
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I had to go back and find it for you because I think you will be interested in it as I was in your exact shoes. Good Luck, I hope you find it helpful. Susan

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BIGPAWSUP 1/29/2013 10:50AM

    So sorry about your leg. I'm hoping it is not too bad of a break and heals quickly.

Crutches are a workout in and of themselves. And there are plenty of "seated" video's here on Spark! You'll find something that works.

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JINLYNN 1/29/2013 3:26AM

    Sorry to hear that you broke your leg. I hope it heals quickly for you and that you can return to your usual fitness routine soon! Your positive and cheery attitude will be a big plus for you!
Take care,
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FUSIONFITNESS3 1/29/2013 2:13AM

    Stay strong. Sorry about all the pain you're experiencing. Praying you'll heal well and quickly.
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CANDYCANE2B 1/28/2013 10:47PM

    I am so very sorry you broke your leg! You poor thing! That must have hurt so! But you have such an upbeat attitude!!! Wow, you are one awesome lady!! You can do this, I know!!!

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Week 3 Jan 20 - 26/13

Saturday, January 26, 2013

This week I am feeling much better. I was able to get out and do my swimming and water fitness.
I am finally noticing that I have more energy to do things. I have lost a total of 43lbs since I started to eat healthy in Sept 2012. I am continuing to learn more about the web site and how things work. There is so much information on this site that at times I find myself lost for hrs reading story by others. I am looking forward to weight in tomorrow.

  
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HZGLORY 1/31/2013 6:23PM

    Wow, 43lbs since september, good for you girl! Whoo Hoo that is something to be proud of for sure!!!

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JINLYNN 1/27/2013 11:52PM

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BIGPAWSUP 1/27/2013 10:02AM

    Congrats!

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FUSIONFITNESS3 1/26/2013 10:40PM

    emoticon Isn't it great when you start to feel other benefits which aren't just related to the number on the scale? emoticon that you're feeling some more energy! emoticon
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DMEYER4 1/26/2013 9:15PM

  congrats on your weight loss and also being able to do your exercise. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Week 2 Jan13 - 20/13

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Jan 13/13 - It is the start of week two. I hope to continue to do as well as last week. I have done my menu planning for the week and am ready to go shopping. My fridge has not had so much healthily food in it for a long time. (it feels good to see that)
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Jan15/13 - I didn't do so great yesterday no exercise. I did get out today and bye 3 new fitness CD,s. I have tried one tonight and only made it for 20 min. I will try for longer tomorrow. emoticon
I am off to make a new recipe again tonight one with butternut squash. My first time making squash so we'll see if I like it.

  
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HZGLORY 1/31/2013 6:21PM

    Great for you trying new things. I remember when I started we had tubs & tubs of veggies in fridge and chicken. Lol I was afraid to cook anything but chicken in those days., Lol For about 8 weeks we had some kind of chicken and veggies every night. But I heard no complaining from Hubby because it was a new thing me cooking everynight. I ususally cooked just twice a week.

Now I have a better balance but I have to laugh at myself and those days. I started in Aug 2012. But I have been slow to try new veggies, I am just now starting to do that. Also I have to figure out some good fish recipes, because I rarely cook fish. Not that we don't like it, just I don't know how to cook it much without sauces. So trying to learn that part now. Keep up the great work changing your food choices, you will be glad you did.

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JINLYNN 1/15/2013 6:02PM

    Planning ahead is a great way to go!
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KALANTHA 1/13/2013 4:34PM

    You're doing great! Take it one step at a time and everything will fall into place. Keep at it!

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CANDYCANE2B 1/13/2013 2:43PM

    emoticon You're on the right track!!! Even I haven't planned my menu yet!! You are doing emoticon

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 1/13/2013 2:33PM

    great job! WOOHOO!

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FUSIONFITNESS3 1/13/2013 2:25PM

    Wow! You're all planned up already? Fantastic.
Expect good week than. You've laid the right foundation. Menu plan and exercise plan for the week. Keep at it.
Maria

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BIGPAWSUP 1/13/2013 2:14PM

    Wonderful - enjoy!

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My First week Jan6-12/13

Thursday, January 10, 2013

I am very glad to have signed up with SP this week. I have already received lots of support and encouragement from a number of SP Friends. I am learning each day more about how to get around the site. It was a bit confusing at first. I have enjoyed making some of the recipe.
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Jan 11/13 Although today has been a good day. I did see my specialist who talked to me about going on disability long term at this time. I know that this is the best thing for me in order to get healthy, but at the same time I feel a sense of loss.
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Jan 13/13 Well my first week has come to an end and I can say that I am happy with where I am at this time. I have lost 2lbs this week. slow and steady wins the race. Although I have past my fitness gaol for week one I am not changing it until I know that I will reach or pass it over the next few weeks.
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BIGPAWSUP 1/11/2013 12:59PM

    Woo Hoo - Congrats!!

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JINLYNN 1/11/2013 2:32AM

    Glad you are finding your way around the site - it can be a bit confusing even for those of us who have been around awhile. You are doing amazing for your first week - and congratulations on posting your first blog! That was a big step for me, and it took me longer that my first week to get up the confidence to post a blog.
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FUSIONFITNESS3 1/11/2013 12:38AM

    You sure are learning for find you way around. I've just reviewed your page and am impressed. I love the posters you've found. Read some of the inspirational quotes you've included and they're great too. Where did you find them? I've been trying to figure out how get to some good quotes/posters etc to include and it just takes me too much time?
Congratuations on your first blog!
Maria

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CANDYCANE2B 1/10/2013 11:34PM

    So very glad you're learning your way around and loving SP!!! The more you use this site, the more you'll love it and all the great fitness and wellness articles and tools as well as the great support system in spark friends and teams!!! So glad you joined!!!

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