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Goals and toes

Thursday, December 06, 2012

I've had a great week so far, cutting back day by day on the habits that are holding me back the most, like eating too much sugar, not tracking my foods and/or eating at least 3,000 calories.
I do really well when I plan out weekend goals since I tend to sabotage all the good work I started the week out with, so I may as well start planning now:
-Between 1800-2000 calories per day
-Jillian Michael's Master Your Metabolism on Saturday morning. I'm usually a slacker on Saturday mornings. It messes up my whole weekend and makes Monday more painful.

I'm making exciting progress with my high impact interval training. The scale hasn't moved, but I'm down a pant size and I don't look so flubby in the wall sized, revealing, very well lit mirror. Also, I've cut down on my walking, which means I'm not getting as many fitness minutes points, but my feet and toes are relieved and improving their range of motion in my other workouts. It's very exciting to be able to bend my toes a little more every few weeks, since they're not so exhausted from walking! I asked my co-worker to take a photo of today's most bendable and I'll take another one in 8 weeks. I couldn't get my heel up this far a few weeks ago!

When my doctor told me I had bone spurs and gout a few years ago, she told me I wouldn't be able to bend my toes if I didn't have surgery, but this proves that with the right kind of attention and modifications, I can. What does she know anyway, she spelled toe "tow" on my diagnostic report. I think it motivated me to not take her diagnosis too seriously. I don't mean any disrespect, but sometimes our inner brat is a force for good, I guess.
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    This must be where i lost you. I wrote about that TOW for sure. I remember because when our first son was born a neighbor came to see me and told me he had a darling TOE(TOW)---HEAD, I was worried sick never heard the expression. I talked to my friend and she said a TOE HEAD just means he has Blonde hair. What a relief and I am happy you are BACK.
    I will SUBSCRIBE again. Missed you. Pat emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1518 days ago
    Love your inner spunky brat. Long may she reign!! emoticon
    1537 days ago
    Good for you! Very happy for you. I never let medical people tell me "never" or "always" when it comes to bad stuff. I have done similar self-rehab a number of times and looks like you have also. Hooray for us!
    1538 days ago
    :-) "tow" LOL - we know our bodies better than anyone if we listen very carefully to them. Be well, Pat
    1538 days ago
  • CANDOK1260
    1538 days ago
    WOW! You totally ROCK, Sharon! *Hugs* Girl, you're on FIRE! I hope I'll get as motivated as you to lose my tonnage. You really are a POWER~house! And good for you on the physical healing and strengthening. To heck with the quack~ they're a dime a dozen seems. Besides, you know your body far better than she does. Keep rockin', dear heart~ *hugs* BB~ emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1538 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/6/2012 9:29:48 PM
  • FROSTY99
    Way to show that dr. Wouldn't you like to march in and show her how well they are bending now!!!! It is amazing how much we can improve our health/bodies just by doing the things we should instead of beating them up with all the wrong foods and lack of exercise.
    Keep up the good work.

    1538 days ago
    Sharon, you are too much! : ) And boy, am I glad you are! I love the inner brat comment, and CONGRATULATIONS on bending your toes/tows so far. Woo-Hoo! AND you're a pant size smaller. emoticon emoticon emoticon

    Have a super weekend. Sounds like you're making all the right plans.

    Oh, BEARGODDESS, I want the chocolate-covered broccoli please. LOL
    1539 days ago
    Hurrah for bendable toes!! (Maybe she REALLY meant tows, although I've always preferred MY tows to be straight and follow the car) Doctors can be such DRAMA queens! Great that you're slowly tricking your inner brat into new healthy habits. Chocolate covered broccoli anyone?

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    1539 days ago
    Hurrah for the Inner Brat!
    I always take what my doctor says with a large pinch of salt anyway ... emoticon
    1539 days ago
    I love the "inner brat force for good!!" Good for you!!
    1539 days ago
    Excellent goals!!
    Yay for bendable toes!!
    Nice jeans and shoes :-)
    1539 days ago
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