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Day 606- Injured Myself

Monday, July 29, 2013


The greatest part about losing so much weight, is how active I've become. However, I've apparently overdone it a bit this time.

After 15 days of JM 30 Day Shred, I've lost 8 pounds! Which is awesome.

However, last night, during my weekly soccer games, I seriously strained my left quad and then got a terrible cramp in my left calf, making my entire left leg pretty worthless today.

I sat in my bathtub full of ice cubes last night, and tried wrapping my quad/calf in an ace bandage to provide support, but I'm just sore.

So I think I'm going to take a break from my seriously intense workouts and soccer, if only for a week, especially because I will be caring for JD this weekend after his spinal surgery on Friday. So if everyone could pray for him or keep him in your thoughts, that would be greatly appreciated.

I'm going to concentrate on keeping to a strict nutritional plan, since my physical activity is going to be limited. It's frustrating because I know I have left quad problems, and I stretch in an attempt to prevent them every week. And every week I still strain it. But last night it was a severe strain. JD told me to take at least a week off to rest it. And Jillian Michaels is ALOT of squatting that I just don't think I can do right now. So I'm going to put a pause on that. I'm going to try and just walk on my treadmill for an hour to get some cardio in.

I hope you all had a good weekend!

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MARKATSPARK 10/9/2015 5:10PM


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MRSTABER 7/30/2013 9:06AM

    Good luck! I hope you fell better and JD's surgery goes well!

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OJIBWEEQUAY 7/30/2013 8:05AM

    Just work your abs and upper body!!! emoticon

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MERRY_XMAS 7/30/2013 6:32AM

My best of thoughts for JD!

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NASFKAB 7/30/2013 1:20AM

  emoticon take the rest but move around & careful what you eat & drink prayers for JD

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ONLYTEMPORARY 7/29/2013 9:57PM

    Hang in there and switch things around so you don't do serious damage. emoticon

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COCK-ROBIN 7/29/2013 9:46PM

    You're doing great!

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SNOWYOGA 7/29/2013 8:02PM

    JM You have been doing so great, but hope emoticon prayers your way emoticon emoticon

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BRADMILL2922 7/29/2013 7:44PM

    Get it healed up so you can get back in the mix! Hopefully JD's surgery goes really well and you guys are back in action in no time!

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KARENLEIGH32 7/29/2013 3:34PM

    Oh my sounds painful! Take it easy for a few days so you don't make it worse.

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KRISZTA11 7/29/2013 3:20PM

I'm sending my best wishes to you and to JD.

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TORIAMAE 7/29/2013 2:37PM

    Prayers for you and JD for a speedy recovery and for you especially with your discipline on nutrition plan.

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KNYAGENYA 7/29/2013 1:49PM

    Yikes! Take care of yourself. I will light a candle when I go to Church for a speedy recovery for you both.

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Take care of yourself....thinking of you

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MOBYCARP 7/29/2013 12:56PM

    Bummer! Injury is a double disappointment, both from being unable to do what you love to do, and from needing to cut the calorie range while you're unable to be as active as you'd like. I find that I can maintain my weight with appropriate calorie cuts, but the reduction to my appetite lags the reduction in activity. So after an injury, I live through 2 days to a week of feeling hungry while I adjust to the revised nutrition plan.

Of course, it's a lot more fun on the other side when I recover some, am able to be more active, and then need to eat more.

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TIGER_LILY_613 7/29/2013 12:54PM

  If this is a recurring injury, perhaps you should see a physical therapist for a little bit ?
Perhaps they could strengthen the area, so it isn't so injury-prone.

Speedy recovery to you and JD emoticon

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JORDAN1019 7/29/2013 12:38PM

    Oh what a bummer!, but just take some time to heal and gently stretch. I'm sure with your plan to watch the calories in you'll be just fine.. Take care..

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JILLRY03 7/29/2013 11:06AM

    Oh no I hate to hear about your injury. Injuries SUCK!! I agree with everyone's posts about resting! You could always do some upper body work outs to keep moving! I will be thinking of you and JD in the days to follow!! Good Luck with his surgery and taking care of him, I'm sure that will be a job all in its self!! I know you can do it!! You are AWESOME!! emoticon emoticon

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KATESQUEST 7/29/2013 10:54AM

    Sorry to hear you are hurting! Will hope & pray for a quick recovery for you so you can be back at it again! Prayers lifted for smooth sailing on JD's surgery as well.

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MEGYSU 7/29/2013 10:49AM

    Hope everything heals soon and that JD's surgery goes well. Good luck.

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GABY1948 7/29/2013 10:09AM

    Hugs to you and I also pray for a quick recovery!

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SNOW_LEOPARD_74 7/29/2013 9:53AM

    Do what you can and build up slowly. Jillian will be there when you're back up to 100% Focus on your eating and nutrition and do a little each day on the treadmill or walk outside and enjoy the outdoors. You'll be healed in no time.

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ZAPPATTACK 7/29/2013 9:51AM

    Oh no!! I know if anyone can pull through and make the best of things, you can. My grandpa is going into surgery too so I will keep JD in my thoughts as well. Hope everything goes well - try to stay off your leg and stay positive, girl!


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NHES220 7/29/2013 9:48AM

    Hoping JD's surgery goes well. My advice on the quad injury - rest and ice. I am just getting back to running after a hamstring strain that took 6 weeks to heal. I could walk and do the elliptical, but I could not run without pain. I used the foam roller and just finally had to stop trying to run and let it heal. You could also try a compression sleeve, the heat from exercise will help bring heat and blood flow to the muscle and promote healing. Good luck and don't push it.

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GINGER_BEAR 7/29/2013 9:47AM

    Sorry about your injury. Hope your leg gets too feeling better real soon.Hope all goes well for JD too. emoticon

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CMCGRUN 7/29/2013 9:37AM

    I'm sorry to hear about your injury. I hope you feel better soon. JD too. My thoughts and prayers are with you both. emoticon

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JUDITHANNIE 7/29/2013 9:26AM

  Good idea on resting for the week and you'll be busy caring for JD. Prayers go ou that he has a successful surgery. Keep me posted on how you are both doing.

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DEIDRESH 7/29/2013 9:22AM

    oh no! I hope that your strain heals soon, but definitely give it enough time to heal completely before jumping back into strenuous workouts. And you can definitely still make progress with moderate walking and keeping tabs on your intake. :) I will most definitely keep JD (and you) in my prayers. I pray for a quick recovery for both of you!

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IHEIDIBEFITT 7/29/2013 9:04AM

    You could probably still do the 30 Day Shred...except modify what they're doing, just do an entire different exercise when they're doing squats or anything that involves your legs.

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CAGEDBIRDSONG 7/29/2013 8:53AM

    There's nothing as frustrating as being sidelined by an injury. I'm really sorry to hear about your strain. I hope it heals quickly!!! Be patient with yourself as it heals. Prayers for JD.

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TONYAB2000 7/29/2013 8:49AM

    Sorry to hear about your injury. Give yourself a little TLC and I'm sure you'll be back at in no time. emoticon Congrats on the super 8 lb loss!! emoticon Sending prayers.

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JOANNELYNN11 7/29/2013 8:48AM

    Sorry to hear of your injury. It can be frustrating but you do need to take it easy for a short time or it could get worse. You'll be back in no time! Prayers to you both for speedy recoveries!

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AVANDREA_ 7/29/2013 8:39AM

    Hope that you are back on track with your exercise quickly, I know how hard it is when you have an injury and can not follow the plan you have been doing. Tracking food will help you through this for sure.

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RUNNING-TURTLE 7/29/2013 8:35AM

    Sorry to hear that. Praying for him, and you to both heal fast. I tend to get shin splints when I do her 30 Day Shred. I just try to stretch, not a lot can be done. *HUGS* You will be back up and running in no time I bet. Congrats on the 8 pounds lost.

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BIGREDANGEL 7/29/2013 8:32AM

    Im so sorry Jan-Marie :( I hope you heal quickly...week off will do it some good! I will pray for JD and hope all goes well on Friday! emoticon

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JADED_CHICK19 7/29/2013 8:25AM

    Sorry to hear about your injury but JD is right. You definitely need to take some time off in order to prevent something even worse that could set you back even more. Congrats on losing those 8 pounds! That is phenomenal!!!! You'll be back to kicking but with JM soon enough :)

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