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Saturday 13th August

Saturday, August 13, 2011

wow, I have had to make a few personal decisions in the last week, I am happy with what I have decided to do. This has concerned my personal life and my family.

Now I need to get back and concentrate on me and my endeavour to lose weight.
Not happy I have managed to put on 2 kgs (4 lb 4 oz) in the last couple of weeks. This is because of emotional eating, I thought I had gotten over that but obviously not, first time I have caught myself eating like this for a long time. It needs to stop now before I do more damage to myself.

I have been very busy doing things and keeping myself busy but I need to work out a daily plan so that I can start doing more exercises without wearing myself out with housework, the boring mundane things. LOL

Still having trouble with my ankle although I think it is a fracture better with wearing the runners. I do still need to buy a decent pair of runners and much lighter than the ones I bought the other day. Still getting the cramps but at least it is not every night now. So that is an improvement.

I need to start tracking nutrition and fitness properly again and to start eating healthier again so that will be my goals for the next week.




  
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CBEVNOW 8/14/2011 3:11AM

    It happens to all of us Wendy, you are not alone. Since my personal problems started in May i am having a very hard time dealing with things. I get off track in my eating and dont track my liquids as i should so i need to pay more attention my self. you are not alone. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
Caroline

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ONEWAYSTREET 8/14/2011 2:16AM

  I have faith... all will be well...why??? Coz you want it to be.
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CTEMPLE 8/14/2011 2:08AM

    Dear Wendy wishing you a quick get back on track!

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DUSTYPRAIRIE 8/13/2011 8:44PM

    (((angel hugs))) You are special. All will get better.

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MOTLEM 8/13/2011 7:57PM

    As winter draws to a close and the days get longer, you'll find it much easier to be and stay motivated. A little bit of sunshine works wonders.
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SUSIEPH1 8/13/2011 3:58PM

    Hey Sweetheart...... Don't beat your self up this is all a learning curve and you are doing so very well.
I am glad you are sorting your life out , it is yours to live and you are certainly on the right track.
I will be fully back on board tomorrow ...
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I.M.MAGIC 8/13/2011 12:18PM

    We all slip up now and then and let circumstances dictate to us--but WE're the boss, and I know it won't take you long to whip those contrary emotional eating "critters" into shape--you're a real trooper! emoticon

Glad you've made whatever decisions needed to be made and are ready to move forward... emoticon

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DUCKYONTHERUN 8/13/2011 10:59AM

    Hi honey, please get your ankle xrayed. I am glad you found some peace within the decisions you had to make. Take care of your self.
Hugs.
FAith

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TINY67 8/13/2011 7:58AM

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BAREFOOTN 8/13/2011 7:56AM

    emoticon I don't know if emotional eating ever really disappears. I look at it as an unwelcomed guest....they always show up, but you don't have to answer the door.

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JWAKJA 8/13/2011 7:03AM

  Track it!

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TAMI1691 8/13/2011 6:36AM

    You can do this Wendy.
You have achieved so much already

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big weekend is over

Monday, August 08, 2011

wow what a weekend, it was full on. Had a good time but awfully tired today but a good tired because I know I earnt it, with all that I did over the weekend. Today is me time. I need to catch up with Sparks as I only had time for the bare minimum.
Still very proud of myself because I did not overeat. It must be ingrained now.

The insoles for my shoes have helped, ankle still sore but a lot less pain. I think I worked out why I was having so many cramps is because every time I sat down in the last week or so I was chair marching, only 2 or 3 minutes at the time but off and on all day, this was extra to what I was doing.

Thank you everyone who left messages on the last blog. I am fine. It is still trial and error with me but I am learning as I go along.

  
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I.M.MAGIC 8/12/2011 11:58PM

    I'm glad your ankle is feeling better!...

I know what you mean about only having time for the bare minimum--including the physical therapy for my hand, I had SIX doctor visits this week, plus having to deal with insurance and social services issues... AAGH! LOL

Hope we BOTH have a little time to catch up! LOL

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WENDYJM4 8/10/2011 8:38PM

    thank you for all your comments, they are very much appreciated.
take care
Wendy

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CBEVNOW 8/9/2011 2:57AM

    Take your time, as they use to say do your own thing. Take care of you.

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MOTLEM 8/8/2011 10:35PM

    Isn't it great to keep learning. I love to learn at least one new thing every day, do you?
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Have a great day Wendy, you are doing fine.
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CTEMPLE 8/8/2011 9:35PM

    Hi Wendy, Just back from Byron Bay and catching up with blogs. Your last few blogs are GREAT!
Claudia

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SUSIEPH1 8/8/2011 8:35PM

    Way to go Wendy,
Slowly and Surely... Will get you to your goal!!
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MILLYMOUSE1 8/8/2011 8:16PM

    Well done Wendy, just plod along at your own pace until you get everything worked out

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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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CTEMPLE 8/8/2011 9:33PM

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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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Faith

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