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Recouping

Sunday, November 04, 2012

Finally...a break! My car got fixed today. I am so relieved and now recovering from this weekends panic attacks....make that about 6 weeks worth of panic attacks...

I made it to the drug store and got all my scripts and picked up a few things at the grocery store....way better than what we have been eating!

No exercise today, we spent several hours at the mechanic's and I forgot to grab my pears and peanut butter on my way out the door so I didn't have anything to eat until this afternoon, along with being a bit dehydrated from yesterday and this morning along with the panic, I had a killer headache by the time we got home, right along with a ton of muscle pain and the weird pains that I get occasionally that feels like my bones hurt.
I picked up a new filter for my water pitcher and have been trying to drink extra to get re-hydrated and flush out the extra sodium that I have had over the last couple of days.
I love my Zero Water pitcher, but when that filter is full...blech!

  
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KAREN608 11/13/2012 5:40PM

    Isn't water the best!?
Glad things are getting back on track for you!!!

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GETSALONG 11/7/2012 9:41PM

  emoticon beep beep! so glad it's fixed!

(& cathcing up... taking care of yourself, real needs is not selfish, it's essential... no guilt! hugs :)

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POSITIVELY_EB 11/5/2012 8:04PM

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GOULDSGRANITE 11/5/2012 8:40AM

    So happy you got your car fixed. You are doing a good job of getting back on track! Love that Chinese food - hate all that sodium!!! emoticon

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TRAVELIN_FOOL 11/5/2012 6:18AM

    Glad you have your car back! I understand about the bone pain and panic attacks I get both. Have you ever had your thyroid tested? I have hypothyroidism and I get both panic attacks and bone pain when my medicine needs adjusted. Good Luck to you! I hope you have a great week!

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YESCURLYCAN 11/5/2012 2:10AM

  Glad that you have your car back and ugh you are so right a full filter emoticon Keep the spark! emoticon emoticon

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JENAE954 11/4/2012 9:21PM

  emoticon Having the car back in working order is a big relief for you.
Now you can have a stress less week.

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.DUSTY. 11/4/2012 9:03PM

    That's emoticon that you got your car back!

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SHOES17 11/4/2012 8:48PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Drink up dear friend and wash away all the unhealthy poisons. You can do it keep pushing.







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I can do this?

Saturday, November 03, 2012

Yes, for today, it is a question.

I went ahead and deleted my last blog because it was nothing but venting bordering on whining.
Suffice to say that I HATE being without a vehicle and I LOATHE being stuck! The car did not get fixed today and I sat around all day and waited for the mechanic to call...so I did not go jogging, I did not go for a walk, ate Ramen noodles (1600+ sodium), and have ordered Chinese food to be delivered for dinner.
Tomorrows plan is to wait until 10am to hear from the mechanic and if he blows me off again, I will go buy tools, a jack, and a jack stand and attempt to fix it myself. My son gets off work at 10 and he knows less about fixing cars than I do, but he has muscle that I don't.

Tomorrow is another day, I will either get exercise by working on the car all day, or the mechanic will be doing it and I will be going jogging afterwards. Either way, I will be able to get to the grocery store as well.

I will continue taking care of my beau, some days I have to take a step back and breathe...it is hard to take care of someone who is in a tremendous amount of pain 24/7, sometimes I have to remind myself that it is hard for him as well....not only does he have to live with it, but he ALWAYS goes jogging with me, the only two times he didn't go were because he was at work late. He always goes at my pace...which is nothing for him, he is a tiny bit overweight (although I think he looks perfect), but is one of those naturally fit and muscle-y people.

It is what it is and I can only do what I can do. Surely, tomorrow will be a better day and I can get back on track.

  
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POSITIVELY_EB 11/5/2012 8:03PM

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MSANITAL 11/4/2012 4:43PM

    Life has side tracks that is for sure your handling yours well
hope you where able to get a walk in
have a good week

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GOULDSGRANITE 11/4/2012 8:23AM

    Hope the car gets fixed today. One day at a time. emoticon emoticon

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UP2ME_CC 11/4/2012 7:17AM

    A perfect pair. A good man for a good woman. emoticon

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YESCURLYCAN 11/4/2012 2:01AM

  This is the right attitude for sure. This day is already done with, and out of your control. Focus on tomorrow and make it a good one. You have got this emoticon

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LADYPIXEL 11/4/2012 12:07AM

    Tomorrow will be a better day. Just keep moving forward and you will continue to improve! :)

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KATETK 11/3/2012 9:19PM

    emoticon emoticon YES! Tomorrow will be a better day.... plus you gain an hour!
Make one or two little goals and stick to them and see where it leads you. I had a better day today, not perfect like I would have liked, but better becasue I made two tiny goals and managed to accomplish three little ones instead of just the two.

Start small and your confidence will grow as you check them off your list. Good luck with the car and the jogging. Hang in there. emoticon

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So...Hello November!

Thursday, November 01, 2012

I am fairly pleased with how October turned out for me weight-wise...I dropped 6 pounds for the month, 4 of that 6 was in the last couple of days...since I just blogged about that particular event, I will just leave it be.

I ended up at 600 minutes of exercise for October, which makes another month with even less minutes, I started out with 767, then 619, and now 600. I am still hoping to move my count in the other direction with the cooler weather being in my favor...I don't sweat much and when I am trying to jog/walk out in the heat, I just broil myself.
I went out a few days ago when it was just 40 degrees out there, I wore a t-shirt instead of my usual tank top and it was WONDERFUL! Now, if my feet and ankles will cooperate!
I am also hoping that as I continue to lose weight, I will have less pain in my ankles and feet. I walked/jogged 5k the day before yesterday and could not have done anything other than come to work and go home yesterday.
I have been rice'ing my feet and that have improved but I still have a LOT of residual pain.

Its weird how my priorities have changed...I am not sure how the effect sits with me just yet...I feel VERY selfish since I started taking care of myself. I talk non stop about MY jogging, about MY 5k's, about MY pounds lost, about MY calories, etc...
In some ways, I worry that its taking over, not only my life, but my personality as well. Maybe not a bad thing, maybe not a good thing. I often wonder just how tired people are of hearing me go on and on about it. I mean, skinny people who were always skinny don't seem to do that.

Why is it that I feel the need to blab on about it? Why does it seem to take up most of my waking moments? I am a pretty organized person...I know exactly where my workout clothes are, I know that they are clean and that I have plenty of exercise socks, I know where my yoga band is that I use for stretching out, but I always feel like I have to find my hour a day to be able to get outdoors. I mean...I have the exact same 24 hours in a day that everyone else has, right?

And speaking of 24 hours...I dream about running as well, it started when I first set my goal of a HM in fall of 2013, and I think its the longest recurring dream I have ever had...its not always exactly the same, but its close. The biggest thing is that I am running and able to run pain free. In my dreams, it feels GOOD, and not just that glorious endorphin high that I look forward to now, lol! It strikes me as odd because when I am actually awake and jogging or walking, my pains are always in my feet and ankles, but in my dream, my focus is on just how good my thigh muscles are feeling to be working. Always, in the past, when my pain followed me into my dreams, I hurt in the same place in my dream.

So now my days are filled with fussing over eating too much, or not enough, meal planning, cooking and fretting over what food to bring to work for lunch, when and how long I am going to work out, getting out there and then fussing over my recovery time and how much pain I will or won't be in the next day, etc...

How the heck do people manage this and still have time for anything else?

  
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YESCURLYCAN 11/4/2012 2:07AM

  I agree with the other commenters here. This is a new habit that is replacing one that you have had for so many years; it takes time. While this new habit is replacing the old one, you will talk a lot about it, because you are making so many wonderful changes that are new to you. Doesn't everyone do that? A new mom with her new baby or a person with their new gadget and all the cool stuff it does. Mobii you are talking about your new life, and all the things your body can do emoticon and that my friend is emoticon Eventually you will get used to routine and see that you have the time you need. You got this! emoticon

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ESHERRILL3 11/2/2012 9:30AM

    Of course you're going to talk about it. Who doesn't want to share things that happen that are just plain fabulous? Yeah, skinny people don't talk about it all the time....but that's not really a good comparison. It's more like having kids....you know you talk about them all the time. You will run into the "haters"...those people who can't be happy for your success because your success makes their shortcomings more prominent. Just remember you're not doing it for them so their opinion doesn't matter.

It will get easier. We're having to learn what other people already know. Changing for the better takes a lot of deliberateness. Eating without thinking is what got me in this mess in the first place. The more I learn the easier it gets to make good choices and the more I do that the more it becomes a habit. You're in the right place and on the right track. emoticon on the 10%!!!!!!

Happy November!


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FEMISLIM 11/1/2012 7:40PM

    I guess, as with other things, it gets better with experience. I find myself talking about my new lifestyle and proudly so. People look at me as if I was a two-headed dragon or is it with envy? Well, I am proud of me so I talk about me. Keep going on strong!

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POSITIVELY_EB 11/1/2012 5:49PM

    You should find as you progress in your healthy lifestyle that things will become more habit and you won't have to think about them as much. I understand the "constantly thinking about it" feeling though! I STILL do that. Sometimes I think that's why I crash and burn. But I always get back up and move again!

Keep at it and be thankful that you have people to listen!

HUGS!

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10%! TEN Percent! TEN WHOLE PERCENT!!!!!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

I weighed in at 279 pounds this morning and realized that I am now down by 31 pounds....which puts me at having lost 10 percent of my starting weight!

Somehow, I dropped 4 pounds over the last couple of days...well, not, somehow, I know how, it's been the extra stress lately. When I am over stressed, I under eat. I have been trying really hard to keep my calories on target though. Also, when I am nervous, I move around a bit more....not voluntary movement, like walking, its involuntary like shaking hands, bouncing legs, and I also spend a lot of time with clenched fists, etc....not to mention that most anything is immediately moved through me by my digestive system.

Granted, this is a most unpleasant way to drop pounds, and it may not stay gone, but for today I am at 10% and thrilled about it!

  
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JENAE954 11/4/2012 7:23AM

  Can't imagine being without a car again.
My car was stolen years ago and thought I would go nuts over the loss and restrictions it caused. I don't live close enough to good public transportation. Had to stay home until the insurance approved the car rental.
Hope there is a light at the end of your 'without a car tunnel'.

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REMEMBER2BME 11/1/2012 4:49PM

    Way to go. Take care of you and keep those off!

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KAREN_NY 11/1/2012 4:34PM

    Celebrate and use the momentum! Woohoooo!!!!

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LILLYBY50 11/1/2012 6:30AM

    Congrats on the 10% ---- It can make a difference -- when I hit my 10% percent, I passed out ---- was taking too much blood pressure medicine!!!. so I got to drop a pill!!! Now I monitor it better as I am on my way to 20%. so, word of warning, check your medicines next time you are at doctor!

Now, have a nice cup of tea, coffee.....RELAX..... easier said than done I know ---sometimes a walk helps!

Have a great day and congrats again!

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YESCURLYCAN 11/1/2012 2:46AM

  emoticon on dropping 10% of your weight! Doctors will tell you that dropping 10% of your weight will make a significant improvement in your health, so emoticon for that. As for the stress, I hope things calm down for you soon emoticon

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FEMISLIM 10/31/2012 4:18PM

    Woo Hoo!!! on the dropped weight. Please take it easy on the stress level!

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GETSALONG 10/31/2012 3:56PM

  Ooh, sweetie, hope you feel better soon! emoticon

emoticon10% is totally awesome! Happy Dances! emoticon

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RICHILA 10/31/2012 12:48PM

    emoticon Spark On! We Got This! emoticon

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LADYPIXEL 10/31/2012 12:35PM

    Yaaaay for 10% gone! That is AWESOME!!!

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My Trick or Treat 5k...

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

So...I ended up at 57:30 today with a pace of 18'22, In my age group for females, I am 46/50 so far, but that includes 2 people who have not entered times yet, so at worst, if they do better than me, it will put me at 48th. Kinda sucky, but I ran laps around everyone on the couch, eh?

  
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KAREN_NY 11/1/2012 4:40PM

    Totally lapping everyone who's not showing up. Celebrate your accomplishment, with or without anyone else's numbers! :) Cheers to you!

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ABOUT_FACE 10/31/2012 1:15PM

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JACQUEBO 10/31/2012 12:40PM

    Great job on finishing the race. Yes you lapped everyone on the couch and will continue to do so. Keep up the good work.

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PLANTAGO 10/31/2012 12:39PM

    Congratulations! You absolutely did 10000000 better than all on the couch. I had a terrible run today, but still it was a run!

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TRIKERBON 10/31/2012 10:19AM

    Congrats on finishing the 5K. I did the Treat or Treat 5K as well and my time was 64.28! Slow by many peoples standards but for me it was awesome that I finished and I even took 10 minutes off of my best practice time sooooooooo...I am thrilled!

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Bonnie

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YESCURLYCAN 10/31/2012 3:39AM

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JENAE954 10/30/2012 9:47PM

  You did it!
That in itself is a huge accomplishment.
Give yourself credit.
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POSITIVELY_EB 10/30/2012 9:39PM

    That you did! emoticon Celebrate that you DID it!!!

HUGS!!!

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