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How did I do This? Surgery? No. Keto? No. Was it EASY? Oh NO!! Far from it!! I had/have many health issues(currently broken foot. It's break #6 for that foot) so HOW??? Please read my blog "How did do this"?? www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6619268

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Sometimes we may lose our way and need to refocus. Such is a time. I've been thru a couple of injuries, illnesses lately and it's thrown me around. Emotional eating happens often for us at these times. Mine wasn't that bad, and it was mostly I wasn't able to exercise as I normally would.

I am still facing more Dr appointments, and tests, but I am HOPING the worse, the scariest stuff is over. I do have another brain scan left to go, but I am hoping that's been taking care of with an increase in a medication. Sure, I'll bruise very easily again and I HATE that (ever had a stranger come up to you in a store and say "If you are being hurt, I'll help you" and while it's so loving strangers care, it's also YIKES Its embarrassing. Yet, it also gives me a chance to assure them I am fine. If they ask any further questions, i am open about why I am on a blood thinner due to a brain aneurysm that fortunately was found by accident. If they mention a close relative (parent/sibling/ child) has had one I do urge them to at least get a MRI done. It can save their lives.

COURAGE helps to SLAY anxiety of "is something wrong"? Often times our minds FEAR the worse, but RARELY are things that bad, and 95% of the time we fear whats not realistic.


Member Since: 7/7/2011

Fitness Minutes: 169,828

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My Eating:
To stay in my calorie range that Sparks has set up for me. With my carbs, proteins and fats in the allowable allowance. HOW? Meal PLANNING!! WOOHOO!!
My Exercise:
As we will start the 5% Challenge (GOOOOO AWESOME A team!) I'm in week 3 of a broken foot, and it may take another 3 or 4 weeks, perhaps more to fully recover. It's still quite painful. So my PREFERRED exercise is WALKING, but that's OUT otherwise than using my knee scooter which does burn calories so well, but can hurt my leg so I need to be aware of it. So instead I am working on my core muscles, my arms and I'll do a TON of stretching with easy yoga! Sitting of course!

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I LOVE my family of which includes "the little guy" who is 2 years old. He's the 1st GGS and awww not at ALL SPOILED at Grandma's! LOL Right!!

Have learned cooking is a GREAT means to YUMMY, but much healthier food!! It's not complicated, but still very tasty.

I am OWNED by a brown tabby her name is Izzy, but she's as sweet as they come. Yet, she sure does make me laugh and laugh!! I am so fortunate to live right on the harbor!! What a view!! I am grateful for this.

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    I read and understood your comments about bootcamp - kickboxing is probably the one you did. I struggled for ages with this a few years ago - then just decided to go with the Day 1 that I could cope with (which is, in fact, the kick-boxing one, rather than any of the others).
    Find what suits you, and go with that - so one of the other BootCamp Day 1 videos may suit you better.
    Go for it - and let us know on "Workouts!" how you get on.
    3069 days ago
    Ohhh, so sorry. No rides for these dawgs! This is a working emoticon kennel! Only the best for our kennel by the way. thoughtabout installing one of those lap pools as well as a regular one. Maybe a water aerobics instructor to go with the pool??
    3069 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/14/2011 12:06:13 PM
    Hi! Thanks for the warm welcome! I am really excited about this challenge! I can definitely relate to kids thinking it's all about them! emoticon We bought a Wii over a year ago for the kids. Last Christmas when I got the Wii Fit Plus for me they didn't quite know what to think about Mom (gasp!) using their Wii. So the challenge for a while was getting my turn on there. Now they know momma's gonna have her time! emoticon
    3069 days ago
  • v NEW-CAZ
    Hi Diane
    Loved your blog yesterday and thanks for popping on to my page.
    But what did you mean by *Hey have you introduced yourself on the page yet? I can't remember who has, and hasn't cos I've seen so many. If you have, I am SURE I welcomed you ! if not, please DO !!! Also please check to see that you've done the assignments so far*?

    I've not joined any teams recently so wonderif you have me confused with someone else hun.

    Catch ya soon emoticon
    3069 days ago
  • v SUSIEPH1
    Hi Darls ..
    Yes I think the pain meds dull our brains....
    I also have discovered that they contribute to Dementia.
    If you can come off them then do so .. but don't stop them all at once.... You must wean yourself off them slowly , otherwise it is to big a shock to your system.
    Doctors won't tell you this, as it hasn't been proven... but when I was nursing I made the obsovation.
    You will find a lot of nurses will agree ..
    I will away to your blog ...
    Take Care ... love and Hugs Susie
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    3069 days ago