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    JECKIE   104,083
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NOT an excuse to slack!

Monday, December 03, 2012

I have had 2 real surgeries in my life. Both were followed by significant weight gain. The first was when I first lost weight on Spark and was at 185 for the first time in years. I was recovering for a while because it involved my abdomen and that stuff HURTS! And I went back up to 200ish.

The second was knee surgery and not even major but I ended up going up to 230 after that one.

Well, it looks like #3 will be in the next couple weeks. Knee surgery (other knee) that is going to keep me from running for a couple months. *sigh* I'm sad. Really really sad. But it's better to get it done now than to continue to live in pain and possible have to be out during the racing season, right?

But my goal is this: NO WEIGHT GAIN! I'm at 191 (ish) right now, and I am NOT going to see 200 again! So it is going to take some real dedication to make that happen.

1. Being down is not an excuse to EAT! We all have our comfort foods, but really a healing body needs healthy food!
2. Not being able to run is not the same as not being able to exercise! So... walks, once I'm ok do to so. Elliptical when I can. Bike when I can. And Body Pump. I can skip the squats/lunges, but I need to keep the weight lifting up! And I'm going to try to get into core class once or twice a week, too. A strong core = a strong runner!

I'm telling you all this so you can call me on it if I slack. I have great plans for 2013, and this isn't going to change that!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SPARKLINGME176 12/14/2012 5:58PM

    Good luck to you! You are amazing!

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STEPH-KNEE 12/3/2012 10:05PM

    You are so awesome and such a strong person. I am so proud of you for wanting to maintain while you are recovering which is quite a feat, but I know you can do it! I am so sorry that you can't do what you love (running) but I am glad you are getting everything taken care of! emoticon

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FLORNH 12/3/2012 8:42PM

    Sounds like a manageable plan! you can do it!

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AEROBISAURUS 12/3/2012 5:31PM

    emoticon You will come out strong and more ready than ever to run again!

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THETURTLEBEAR 12/3/2012 4:38PM

    I cannot WAIT to see photos of you doing CHAIR SALSA. Hey, I did it. Why can't you? emoticon

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VEROISME 12/3/2012 1:44PM

    Good luck with the surgery!! It sounds like you are going in with the perfect attitude! Hey maybe you can take the opportunity to work out the arms! I don't know about you, but for me the arms always gets neglected!!

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LRSILVER 12/3/2012 12:33PM

    Great attitude. If you have a plan, I know it will succeed. Make a plan for arm exercises you can do. I meant to do that after bunion foot surgery, but didn't and packed on the pounds. It is a shame that you need the surgery, but glad you are taking care of yourself.

I have faith that you will be successful.

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TIMELAG 12/3/2012 11:49AM

    I'm sorry to hear about the surgery, but you are right- you can't let that be an excuse to gain! If I can continue to lose weight despite an injury, you can too! We'll do this together!

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WORTHEYMOM 12/3/2012 11:25AM

    Love it girl! getting your knee taken care of now will be much better for you and your running! Keep at it! emoticon

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ARCHIMEDESII 12/3/2012 11:17AM


Having knee surgery is no fun, but it's becoming a pretty common procedure these days. You're quite right, just because you can't run doesn't mean you can't do some other type of exercise. Oh and I know people who lost weight because they had to use crutches. Walking on crutches is surprizingly effective exercise.

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SUNSET09 12/3/2012 11:11AM

  I love the attitude as we like to use excuses to do what we know we need to do. You may be down, but you're not OUT! Do som eupper body workouts and limit your food intake and know that your body needs healthy food to heal, as you stated. Keep that attitude and keep on, keeping on! Get well and healthy!

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