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    Hi, Sergeant Major. I hope you are well. I have been a member and a "silent reader" of your sage advice offered to us on the F.I.T. Females in Training team, but when I went there today intending to ask your advice on rehabilitating my weak calf muscle after healing a partially-torn Achilles tendon, it said we no longer have a leader. I hope our seeming apathy did not discourage you. You are the only available leader whose advice I feel I can truly trust because of your experience.

    Can you please suggest some exercises I can do to get my calf muscle back to where I can stand unaided on the ball of my foot, with no help from the other foot? I am doing the calf machines at the gym 2 times a week--I can push a bit more than 1/2 my weight. At home I stretch, walk on my toes, and do toe raises (heel raises?) on my steps once a day. Maybe I'm just not doing enough. My PT has ended. I'm on my own.
    1657 days ago
    Thank you so much for the advice with the resistance bands! I am LOVING them and so glad I didn't splurge on weights or a gym membership! They are perfect, and came with their own little bag I can store them in. :) I've been telling all of my friends how wonderful they are.
    1693 days ago
    I just wanted to say thank you for all your contributions to Spark. I have been here for awhile, and your posts are always ones I seek out and hold with the utmost regard.

    I have been here since January 2012 actually, and my journey started slowly a few months prior to that. I started out great once I got here, and then researched and read this and that, and tried this & that only to find my weight loss screeched to a halt.

    Now I am just trying to find steady weight loss again. I have added ST 3 days a week, finishing with some Craig Ballantyne stuff. Thinking of moving the elliptical back out to the family room to use it more daily. I still use it once or twice a week tabata style. I have been very active all summer - swimming (well noodling but constantly moving or my fish will nip at you!) for 1 - 2 hours daily, lots of garden work like moving rocks, push mowing etc, so sometimes I think I was too active and not eating enough.

    Anyways, just trying to get back to where I was when things were going great. Trouble was, I was hungry all the time, that is when I started to research and found Primal Blueprint. The high fat/low carb just did not work for me. Well it might have, had I read the part about refeeds. Now for the last year, I have been having trouble getting much of anything to work.

    Anyways, thank you for all that you contribute.
    1698 days ago
    Never give up! You can achieve anything if you try hard enough. You are worth it! emoticon
    1726 days ago
    Hello I'm Esther and pleased to meet you.
    1812 days ago
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