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Saturday 6th August

Saturday, August 06, 2011

Hi everyone, thanks for all the messages on my last blog about appointments.

I have bought myself a foam memory innersole for my shoes, feels really good. But also I bought a cheap pair of runners until I can buy a better pair. Needed to do this as I was busy yesterday and did a fair bit of walking and suffered for it last night with cramps most of the night. Probably the worst night sleep I have had in a long time. I decided I can not put up with that again. So I am trying.

We (the family) went out for dinner last last night at the local sport club. I am so proud of myself as for the first time ever I order a 1/2 serve. Sadly the only 1/2 serve was a chicken or beef snitzel so I got the chicken one. Very small but very nice. Everyone else had the full size one and when I saw theirs I actually thought to myself I am glad I am not having that. That is how far I have come in my journey. I left there feeling satisfied with myself and with what I ate. I did not over indulge. So proud of myself .

Ya for me.



  
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WENDYJM4 8/10/2011 8:46PM

    Thank you for all your lovely comments. They are very much appreciated


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TOPAZROSE 8/10/2011 1:25AM

    You are doing it!

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CBEVNOW 8/7/2011 3:49AM

    Great on eating out. My son and i are going out for early dinner tomorrow. Then shopping at Earth Fare and a couple other organic stores, so i will be tired. Good shoes for walking will really help you Wendy, hope you can get them soon.

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TAMI1691 8/7/2011 1:49AM

    well dont Wendy.
Its great when you notice yourself improving.
keep up the good work

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I.M.MAGIC 8/6/2011 11:45PM

    Sounds like a LOT of good things going on, dear friend! New shoes and insoles, and every reason in the world to be proud of yourself!

You're a REAL WINNER, m'dear!
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ORCHIDLADY56 8/6/2011 8:03PM

    I love the memory foam stuff! Hope you can get a good pair of shoes soon. Cramps are no fun!

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1CRAZYDOG 8/6/2011 7:55PM

    Way to go! Today we met up with some friends we haven't seen in about 4 yrs. Went to a restaurant that is not exactly the most healthful. BUT I got a chicken and beef kabob . . . fairly large portion. So when the plate arrived, I immediately had the waitress give me a doggy bag and I put 1/2 of it in the doggy bag. Yeah me! So I didn't overeat. So, I feel your proudness! Good for you, too. There is NOTHING that tastes as good as being healthy feels. I tell myself that all the time.

Hope your Sunday is wonderful.

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SUSIEPH1 8/6/2011 1:56AM

    Hi Wendy , Wow!! you did so good having a half serve.. I bet you are so proud of yourself my love ..
Did you check out the Spalding runners in target ? I have aweful feet as you know and they are really great
$50.00 regular price but can get them on special for $25.

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DUCKYONTHERUN 8/6/2011 12:41AM

    Hi Sweets, please take care of your feet. When you get a chance, look up sports stores, running shoe stores, etc and see if any of them do analysis. Go to this link and see if this helps you any.
http://www.roadrunnersports
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take care and hugs
Faith

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MOTLEM 8/6/2011 12:23AM

    Yes, Yes, the Biggest YA! for you!! Well done and I hope you are still feeling good about your food decision last night.

I think you're stronger than me. It is such a rare event for me to eat out, I don't think I could bring myself to have just a half serve. But you did it!! Awesome!

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Doctor's appointment

Friday, August 05, 2011

Doctor said the same as the Podiatrist to wear different shoes. I am using an elastic strap (like a sock) now to see if that helps. There are so many exercises that I can sit down and so until I get the new shoes. I am not going to let a sore ankle stop me from exercises just change what I am doing for now.

I see my grandchildren again on the weekend, a big weekend planned. I take the children out to see a free movie on Sunday, Mum and Dad will be married for 59 years on Sunday and my youngest grandson turns 3 next week so we will have a small birthday party for him on Sunday. Also my brother and SIL has been married for 40 years on Sunday.

Have a great weekend, Sparkfriends
Wendy

  
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CATHYEJ1 8/5/2011 8:59PM

    Enjoy your weekend of celebrations! I hope the ankle improves.

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DUCKYONTHERUN 8/5/2011 2:14PM

    Wendy, I hope everything turns out okay with your ankle.
Hugs.
Faith

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I.M.MAGIC 8/5/2011 9:33AM

    What wonderful reasons to celebrate life!

You are so lucky, and I know you know that...

Looks like we're both in the market for a new pair of shoes--the last visit to my podiatrist, he suggested it was time! LOL

I like New Balance brand shoes, don't know if you have them where you are... they have a sole insert that is removable if you need an orthotic, so you don't have to buy special shoes!... and even if you don't need an orthotic, they're comfortable and supportive in all the right places! LOL

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DUSTYPRAIRIE 8/5/2011 7:36AM

    Wow! What alot of things happening. So glad they're good things! emoticon

Hope you can get your shoes soon and they'll be the solution to some problems.

You've got me convinced - I need to see a podiatrist. They must be underated (sorry, sp). I bet they can do so much for us if we'd just let them.

Have a fantastic weekend. (((bubble hugs)))

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MOTLEM 8/5/2011 4:09AM

    New shoes are the way to go then.
What a weekend you are going to have. I hope you really enjoy yourself.
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SPOKENWORD 8/5/2011 3:40AM

    Sounds like an awesome weekend planned! Enjoy and keep it moving!

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SUSIEPH1 8/5/2011 3:33AM

    Sounds like new shoes are the order of the day!!
Enjoy your weekend!!
It is pouring rain here in Mildura !!
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Podiatrist appointment

Friday, August 05, 2011

I saw the podiatrist this morning and spoke to her about the ankle and you were all right I need running shoes (I don't run though) as these have more cushioning in them. The cramps in the shins is because of the impact from walking. Going to the doctor's soon so I will also ask him and I will let you know.

  
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KARLIBRADY1 8/6/2011 11:02PM

  Did the podiatrist say anything to you about getting orthotics, which are customized inserts for your shoes? I have found they provide me with added stability which leads to less pain. . .

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1CRAZYDOG 8/6/2011 7:55PM

    Glad you have an answer!

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ORCHIDLADY56 8/5/2011 7:38PM

    Thank goodness that is an easy fix!

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CBEVNOW 8/5/2011 3:04AM

    Glad to hear Wendy is is not something serious. Keep us informed.

Caroline

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RUFFESS47 8/5/2011 2:48AM

    Yes you do need good shoes to walk in
I find that each year I have to buy a new pair.
This pair was $12 at ALDI
last yr $42 Big W
I don't spend a fortune for you don't need to.
I used to pay big money but they only lasted as long as the cheapies.
I do suggest you try them on in Big W and walk around before buying. I do and I don't care who looks etc

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DUCKYONTHERUN 8/5/2011 1:21AM

    Wendy, you might also try one more option in addition to the doctors. Just so you can get the information. Check and see if you have a RoadRunners Sports Store near you. If you do, go on in and have them do a free analysis on you. They will put you on a treadmill and record your walking. They will look at how you walk, the impact you make and whether you are a forefoot striker or heel striker. I am betting you are a heel striker. Then they will recommend a shoe for you. I used to think that I "knew it all" about running and shoes. I used to have super bad ankle pain and shin pain. I figured that since I have very flat feet that I would use a motion control shoe since motion control shoes are shoes usually only worn by people with flat feet. Boy, I was wrong. Turns out that based on the way I run, I needed a neutral shoe which is usually worn by people with normal arches. My ankle and shin pain disappeared almost overnight. So you might try having Roadrunner analyis you at least to gain some information.
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doctor's appointment

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Hi everyone, thank you for the concerns over my ankle, I have an appointment with the doctor tomorrow afternoon. So I will let you all know what I can find out. I also have an appointment with the podiatrist tomorrow so I will tell her about the ankle and see if she can help or come up with an suggestion.

Otherwise I am going really well, eating very healthy and keeping myself busy doig things.

Had a few compliments lately so that has busted my ego LOL.

The unusual temperature hit a high yesterday of 31.degrees Celsius about 88 degrees F. Tee shirt weather. Still nearly a month to go of winter, started of warm today but it is gradually getting cooler as the day progresses.

Gremlins were at work again as the blog had disappeared so wrote another one and then the first one turned up.

  
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CTEMPLE 8/8/2011 9:32PM

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CBEVNOW 8/5/2011 2:57AM

    Hope ankle is not serious.
Our weather here is the worst hot summer i can recall. Humidity is terrible. It rained some yesterday evening but has not helped the heat any. Take care and the best for you.

Caroline

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ORCHIDLADY56 8/4/2011 7:38PM

    That is wonderful that you are getting compliments! Congratulations! Hope you get some kind of help and relief from the doctor.

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DUCKYONTHERUN 8/4/2011 3:07PM

    Hi Wendy! Glad you are going to the doctor. You take care of yourself okay? Bythe way, thank you for your comments and conerns about my own health issues. So happy you are my friend. Hugs to you.
Faith

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LIFE-FAITH 8/4/2011 11:43AM

    that happens in regards to posting a blog and then it disappears then it is there again..ugh!

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You are doing great - so people should be taking notice!
Keep on keeping on!
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1CRAZYDOG 8/4/2011 9:03AM

    Those internet gremlins are annoying aren't they! Well, good luck with your Drs. appt. and hope that ankle gets to feeling better.

Keep on sparkling, fellow sparker!! HUGS! Enjoy the weather.

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JBETTERID 8/4/2011 5:22AM

    You are doing great work and you deserve any compliments that come your way.. take care of yourself.. emoticon

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I.M.MAGIC 8/4/2011 3:03AM

    Same thing is happening to my computer too... drives me nuts, and I've talked to the technicians and they've run diagnostics etc and can't find any reason for it. Weird, huh?

Glad you're getting that ankle checked. No sense taking chances, and it'll ease your mind to know what's going on--not to mention ours, so we don't worry! LOL

Here's to great health news and no gremlins! LOL

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MOTLEM 8/4/2011 2:45AM

    Luck with both appointments tomorrow. emoticon

Yes, a little bit of flattery goes a long way with me too. I take what I can get.
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Gee 31. Marvellous. We had 18 yesterday; pretty well unheard of in the middle of winter. I wonder if that bodes for a very hot summer coming up. emoticon

We're going back to the 11's and 12's starting tomorrow though, with rain. emoticon

Oh, you have gremlins too. They certainly make you work twice as hard to get things done. emoticon

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DAVIDPRESCOTT 8/4/2011 2:34AM

    HOW good does it feel for people to comment on your weight loss? Yay!

Sorry I haven't been in contact - afraid work is not letting me do what I want to at the mo :(

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SUSIEPH1 8/4/2011 2:11AM

    Just love you are doing so well my friend... so very proud of you !!
Good you are going to get that ankle checked out...
I bet your doctor will get such a surprise when he see's you !!
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the demise of the exercise machine.

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

I was on the exercise machine that I only found the other day and I kill it. It fell to pieces as I was striding on it. Now I know why it was in the shed. I was doing ok on it and it was not hurting my ankle.
More on my ankle, I have been having trouble with it for over 20 years, it is only the left hand one. It constantly aches and burns and now I am getting cramps in the shin just above my ankle and causes me a lot of pain.

Now to think what I am going to do next. Seems to be one drama after another LOL

bye for now

  
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DUCKYONTHERUN 8/4/2011 12:00AM

    Wendy, just the way you wrote this gave me a chuckle. Glad you have a sense of humor.

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I.M.MAGIC 8/3/2011 3:33PM

    I agree about the ankle... get it checked out. No one should ignore consistent pain, especially if changes occur.

Too bad about the machine. Maybe it IS time to save up for a new one, if it was working for you!... or maybe you can try looking on line for a used one. You never know what you can do until you try! LOL

Good luck dear friend!
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CBEVNOW 8/3/2011 1:01PM

    Well you tried Wendy and that machine didnt want to co-operate.I would have that ankle looked at. Best to you.

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LIFE-FAITH 8/3/2011 9:52AM

    Oh my goodness!
Well at least you were not hurt - and your ankle is doing well.
Keep on keeping on - you will figure it out.
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jean

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MOTLEM 8/3/2011 1:29AM

    emoticonWell that was downright bad luck. emoticon Machines make for a bit of variation with your exercising. If you liked it, you may think about saving up for another one.

I'd be seeing someone who knows about that ankle of yours. They'll advise you on what best to do for it.

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RUFFESS47 8/3/2011 12:50AM

   
Take care Wendy we all don't want you to go backwards at all

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MILLYMOUSE1 8/2/2011 9:14AM

    Have you tried straping it up to exercise Wendy

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JOHNWBROCKSR777 8/2/2011 7:39AM

    Take care of that ankle Wendy.

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SUSIEPH1 8/2/2011 3:06AM

    That was short and sweet Wendy!! might pay to get that ankle checked out ... Hugs emoticon emoticon

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