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Surgery today!

Friday, August 31, 2018

Here’s my readers digest entry for my first blog post! Thanks for reading you amazing sparky members out there! I have been doing great on maintenance since March! I ride my bike as much as I can! Made my big goal of a 100 mile ride on July 24th. (102.69 with a 3000 foot elevation gain in 96 degrees!) I’m 62 and have NEVER been small my entire life! I’m down from my highest weight close to 100 pounds. Yes, even grandma’s can get to a healthy lean weight and become athletic! Tore the tendon in my right foot months ago but misdiagnosed. Found a new doctor and surgery the only way to get it better. No walking on this foot for 3.5 weeks! I’m a bit nervous! Consistent exercise is important to lose weight but critical to maintain a weight loss! I’m working on strategies and looking up chair workouts to keep active. By golly I will do this! Maintenance is a whole new game, and one I will win!!!! GO JUDY!!!!
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    Judy, what a good attitude you have! It sounds like you're handling the surgery situation very well, not using it a reason not to maintain your fitness (as I might be tempted to do). I hope you heal quickly and get back to your incredibly active lifestyle very soon.
    462 days ago
    I wish you all the best to the surgery.
    The chair exercises sound like a perfect idea to stay active and fit.
    There are some upper body exercises as well that you can do without using that foot.
    466 days ago
    Way to go on being proactive in considering how to handle exercise following your surgery! I wandered off the healthy lifestyle path after an injury that took quite awhile to recover from because I WASN'T as intentional as you. Even though you may not be able to do the exercise you prefer, you can still do SOMETHING!
    467 days ago
  • JANET552
    When I had surgery on a tendon on my foot, chair exercises saved me. You are so motivated, I am sure you'll do well.
    467 days ago
    Thanks for your comment! I have resistance bands, a cycling gizmo that can go on the table for my arms. No swimming. I’m in a cast! Sigh! emoticon
    467 days ago
    Good for you ! Congrats on maintaining ! Hmmm... chair exercises, hand weigts, tension bands, 💪🙋‍♀️is swimming allowed🤽‍♀️?
    467 days ago
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