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legcramps - Monday Feb 25, 2013

Weight: 166.0

My weekend was okay, aside from an event on Saturday. I had a group of friends who were working a lunch fundraiser; I wasn't working it because I wasn't asked to; when I walked in only one person bothered to say hello to me. I felt a little like a leper  It ended up being okay though, I hung out with my Mom and her friends  This is what I mean when I say that people are only SOMETIMES cool. I swear, my small town could be the next reality show... "Prairie Girls in CAN". We can be real b*&tch$s ,'yo.

And yes, I do include myself in that generalization.

Annnnywhoppers, the rest of the weekend was spent doing housework and chilling on the couch. I also did a workout video yesterday that was only 20 minutes long and had me in a slight sweat at the end of it - hooray I sweated! FINALLY! And it wasn't hard on my knee at all.

Last night I made juice with 2 beets, 2 apples, a carrot and some celery. I really needed to use up the beets; i've been avoiding them lately. So, yeah, today should be interesting.

Food - mocha, salad, snack???, chicken, brown rice, green beans, snack???

I'm going to attempt to downsize my dairy intake over the next few weeks. This week I started by chucking the rest of the yogurt. It was about a month expired anyways :) so no real loss LOL. I still have the milk I use in my oatmeal to change out, and to finish up the block of mozarella cheese in the fridge. After that, I should be in a good position to leave out dairy almost entirely (this is not to say I won't have the occassional frozen yogurt treat)

To compensate for the lack of calcium in my diet, I was going to start making smoothies again for breakfast - 1/2 banana, another type of fruit, spinach, hemp/chia seeds, GNC, almond milk and orange juice. I love them, don't know why I don't make them more often.

After that, i'm going to start working on my breads, pastas and rice - leaning towards whole grain; only a few changes in my daily diet will be required.

By summer, i'm hoping to be at a point to start incorporating more legumes and nuts into meals, and start nixing red meat. Not that this would be a large challenge either, since I stick to eating chicken and salmon a LOT, but summer is always BBQ season, so it will be a challenge during those months for sure.

If you can't tell, I watched Forks Over Knives over the weekend, and now i'm on a mission to decrease my likelihood for cancer and heart disease, which too many of my family members struggle with. Plus it's nice to feel good about what's going into your mouth

I'm glad that I incorporated juicing into daily life, and I hope to keep up with that throughout all this change.

Coffee will probably be the LAST thing I try to cut out

Exercise - Just Dance at friend's - 30 minutes; Walking DVD at home - 20 minutes

Other news! I got my golf membership finally and now i'm ANTSY and need to start golfing RIGHT NOW.

Progress as of today: 14 lbs lost so far, only 11 lbs to go!

Tangalyn~ on 02/25/2013:
is 'forks over knives' a tv show or like a movie? sounds like something id be interested in...im glad u found a workout that wasnt too hard on ur knees :) have a great day!!


V on 02/25/2013:
LOL @ the title of the "reality show" ;) Your plan of action sounds like a good one! Glad to hear that your knee is feeling better


supercheese on 02/25/2013:
ahahaha i watched it too over the weekend!!! its incredible to see the difference with and without animal protein!


Puddles on 02/25/2013:
Your sure planning a lot of changes. A little at a time is the best way - good luck with your new plan. Take care and have a great day and week.


getmebackto150 on 02/25/2013:
LOVE LOVE LOVE Forks over Knives... After watching that movie I was determined to go vegan... Its HARD... I still would love to... in a perfect world if I had my own personal chef, lol... I do try to incorporate LOTS of vegan meals into my life though... I actually just borrowed the "Forks over Knives" cookbook from the library... Haven't had a chance to read it yet, but if I find any easy and good recipes I will post them here!

I too have tried multiple times to quit coffee and it just isn't in the cards for me right now, love love love my coffee... I do use coconut milk or almond milk though-speaking of calcium intake, those milks are VERY high in calcium, so if you like them at all they can be helpful in the calcium department!! Have a great day:)


OhioRaven on 02/25/2013:
I've heard you girls speak about this movie. I tried to YouTube it but couldn't for some reson. I'll have to look it up.


lolla on 02/25/2013:
Good job getting healthier!


lolla on 02/25/2013:
Good job getting healthier!


biscottibody59 on 02/25/2013:
Good going! I guess you've watched "Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead" too? I ask because of your recent juicing. I don't know where you'd get it to watch for free--it was on hulu.com, but I remember you can't access that from where you are.

Haha--we live in the same town, only thousands of miles apart!

I've had to "sort of" befriend a neighbor because of attrition--death, death and more death and vacant houses. She's different, and I've preferred avoiding her over the years. We're supposed to celebrate differences right? Anyway, she wanted to have her husband's dog euthanized and then buried with him. The dog wasn't sick or old or a nuisance. Fortunately she finally found a home for him (the dog, not the husband's corpse--yikes) after I offered to take him. He was soo cute--half Shar-pei, half Chihuahua.

Arm's length, I must remind myself.


Umpqua on 02/25/2013:
I watched Forks over Knives this weekend too, and it really made an impact. We have cancer in both our families and my boys drink a lot of milk so I'm planning some changes too once I'm back on my feet. I told hubby I want to move us toward a "largely"plant-based diet and he's OK with that. Smoothies are the bomb and I plan to make more of those too. It's the only way to get green veggies into my 4-year-old.


OhioRaven on 02/25/2013:
That Sears Tower thing is probably just a motivater. Says I went over 1557 ft. Lights, bells, whistles. But... I stayed on the Dam Thing, Sweating, for a half hour :v)


Puddles on 02/25/2013:
I looked up the Forks over Knives on the internet they have several one hour video. It is an interesting concept. It is basically what I am doing but I enjoy my chicken and fish - not beef or pork all that much. I don't fry so I don't use oils or that stuff and I don't do any of the white stuff or sugars. I have a lot of vegetable and a lot of fruits. The only dairy stuff I use is milk in coffee and yogurt. Instead of using salad dressing I enjoy using cottage cheese on my romaine lettuce it give it a nice taste and adds a protein. So I would have to cut out chicken, all dairy. Introduce beans or lentils and nuts. Do I have it right.



legcramps - Friday Feb 22, 2013

Weight: 166.0

 Friend cancelled the shred workout yesterday because her back was hurting, so we decided walking at the track would be best for her.

Probably best for me too, since my knee is bothersome even when walking and even with a brace. I feel like I hardly go anywhere without wearing a brace these days, so this morning i'm being a rebel and going without  (almost feels like i'm nekkid)

Got home yesterday and my driveway was cleared out for me. Figured it was a particular guy I knew and sure enough, got a text about an hour later from him. He had the skidsteer in town and just decided to clear it for me. You know, on his way to doing other... skidsteer type things. People are cool. Sometimes.

It's going to be a very quiet day today, hardly anyone in the office. Suits me fine!

Food - mocha, salad, yogurt, skinny b, homemade pizza with lots of veggies

(almost got into a heated argument on facebook about the skinny b breakfast cereal. it's made on the BC coast and I just like the stuff, but another chick on facebook thinks it's crap and was incredibly blunt in saying so. i even had a nasty comment all typed out to reassure her that her opinion was not the only one that could be read, and then erased it. i'm always complaining about how people vent a little too much on facebook; i should abide by my own standards, right?)

Exercise - I am going to try and find the walking DVDs on youtube - we might decide we want to walk more often and ease back into the shred eventually, so I want to see if these workouts will work for us. Also might do some resistance exercises.

Other - Horrible nightmare; woke up practically sobbing my brains out the other night. I've been a little tired during the day and this morning I didn't want to wake up. Nightmare was about my brother, and i'm tempted to e-mail him and tell him that under no circumstances should he try biking down a steep hill with a tiny tricycle.

Progress as of today: 14 lbs lost so far, only 11 lbs to go!

Puddles on 02/22/2013:
Have a great day.


thenewMLE on 02/22/2013:
hahaha - I am laughing at your nightmare with your brother!!! They talk about parallels but I really seem to have several with y'all! I too had an overwhelming week at work and I woke up to a nightmare - get this - about MY brother!!! He was pulling at the stand up freezer to grab some cupcakes at the back (he went Paleo 2 weeks ago and is driving us crazy...) and he pulled the whole freezer over and turned to me and said "I guess you will have to clean that up!) Well I woke up yelling obscenities at him and the nightmare was so fresh I told my hubby about it. But the tiny trike really hit a visual for me!! I hope you get some easy exercise soon and eventually a new knee that doesn't hurt! I road rashed mine pretty bad and it hurts for the shower water to hit it. I'm actually wearing a jean skirt to work because the denim touching against hurts pretty bad. But mine is only skin hurt and I hope that heals quickly. I am praying for a quick recovery once you get your knee fixed. have a great weekend and watch out for those shots - they sneak up on ya!


biscottibody59 on 02/22/2013:
RYC: It's really just a headline--the article never mentions dreams:-)

Hang in there--I think I'd be babying the knee whenever possible to prevent further damage--but then again I don't know about all that stuff!


OhioRaven on 02/22/2013:
People ARE cool.


lolla on 02/22/2013:
love the image of the nightmare, ha ha ha!!:) Just focus on the COOL people like us and don't pay attention to people with stupid opinions!


V on 02/22/2013:
Girl don't you know that there are people out there that thrives on trolling social media just to troll for confrontation..The last thing you want to to is feed into it by replying to their nonsense..LOL Let the haters hate while they sit on the sidelines and NEVER participate which is why they can't congratulate.. Hahahahaha Yep you can so use that if ya like ;)



legcramps - Thursday Feb 21, 2013

Weight: 166.0

Yesterday I wandered down to the hospital and got my labwork and x-rays done. Now just to wait to hear from the surgeon.

The nice thing about yesterday is that my house is clean again after a few slothful days where I was too lazy to get up and do anything. I've been slowly cleaning and organizing everything, and I must say that I feel so much better. Lazy days are great, but lazy long weekends? No thank you!

Food - mocha, oatmeal, salad, homemade pizza (lots of veggies and a few slices of pepperoni), skipping the juicing today as it looks like i'll get my quota of veggies in without it.

Exercise - 30 day shred

A few other to-do's to get done today, but mostly i'm looking forward to getting my shred in. I need to sweat today.

Progress as of today: 14 lbs lost so far, only 11 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 02/21/2013:
Hey, just to let you know, these girls on the video were working Core this, and Core that, lunged and stuff. I was ok and kept up, but later at work I felt like and Old Man. Ha-ha. It was a good sorta hurt. Have a good day.


lolla on 02/21/2013:
Good job cleaning the house, it reminds me that I should do the same!


Puddles on 02/21/2013:
Good job - have a great day.


V on 02/21/2013:
RYQ both of my knees are shot,the right one always seems to give me the most trouble but i wear a brace for the supercharged workouts..Make sure you consult with your doc about Insanity..I for one modifies the jumps when my knee doesn't want to cooperate..You can simulate the jumps with squatting low and do a small jump(feet barely leaving the ground) You will still reap the benefits without impact.. You are correct I take glucosamine for the knees.. The also make a drink called "Joint Juice" from what I hear it is really good but I would rather save my calories for food or booze, sad but true...hahahaha

Hope you had a good day <3



legcramps - Wednesday Feb 20, 2013

Weight: 166.0

Did some walking yesterday at the track, about 30 minutes. I wasn't feeling very hungry and didn't eat enough yesterday; just trying hard to get back into routine and shake off the weekend bleariness.

By mid-afternoon yesterday my knee was feeling much better, the body fluid that the bath salts sucked out of me on Monday had returned and I was finally back to walking half-normal LOL.

Yesterday was one of those "series of unfortunate events" days at work. So far today is lovely and nothing like yesterday. Knock on wood. May be too early to tell.

food - mocha, oatmeal, salad, brown rice, baked salmon, green beans, yogurt.

exercise - walking at track, 30 minutes.

errands - send & pick up post, purchase golf membership, get x-rays and bloodwork done, send e-mail regarding wallyball :(

household - dishes, finish folding laundry, haul crap upstairs, take out garbage, watch Survivor!

Progress as of today: 14 lbs lost so far, only 11 lbs to go!

Puddles on 02/20/2013:
Take care of yourself - have a good day


Puddles on 02/20/2013:
yes bad weather really cold and snowing - -24 windchill today and -26 tomorrow. but sunny


IndependentEm93 on 02/20/2013:
Have a great day!


supercheese on 02/20/2013:
knocking on wood for us both! So far so good. Half way to go lol


V on 02/20/2013:
Happy to hear that you had a good day :) RYC no probelmo about sharing my experiences with surgery and I am till going to send random stuff to you, good stuff mind you :) Love you!!


nunnermack on 02/20/2013:
Hope you day turned out uneventful all around. Your diet looks super for today!! Very healthy. Have a good evening!!



legcramps - Tuesday Feb 19, 2013

Weight: 166.0

Busy day at work today. Trying to catch up from the long weekend.

My weekend could have been a lot better, but no use whining about it now, LOL. I stayed up late on Friday after getting back from my appointment, just watching t.v. On Saturday I wanted to visit grandma but she was taking a nap when the timing worked for me, so instead I visited a friend in the hospital, then did a few errands and went home. Saturday night I went out with friends and had WAY TOO MANY sour puss shots, and walk-danced a little bit. Those of you on facebook's DD page will get that reference.

Sunday I was too hungover to do anything except eat the junkiest, greasiest foods I could get my hands on. Horrible what a night of drinking can do to a person's willpower. Shot straight down the drain. I didn't eat until about 4pm, but I tell 'ya I made up for the lost day. I skipped wallyball tonight.

I was still feeling ill on Monday, but I managed to at least get some laundry and dishes done. The basics.

Dad gave me some sea salts to try out in the bath, so I did that yesterday. I soaked for about 20 minutes. Before I went in, I thought my knee was feeling pretty good (maybe all the alcohol I drank greased my joints? no? am I dreaming?), but when I came out oh boy! did things hurt! Lots of things hurt! Things hurt that hadn't ever hurt before! I'm walking like i'm 80 years old for goodness' sake!

So I suffered a lot yesterday, missed out on the dancing workout, and was pretty miserable when I finally went to bed. Things haven't changed much since then. I suffered this morning getting undressed to shower, towelling off, getting re-dressed, getting boots on, taking boots off, getting in the car was THE WORST.

But, you know, one thing at a time. First things first, fill out form so that physician can get it back to surgeon and my surgery can happen that much faster, because at the rate i'm heading downhill, I won't be able to walk by the end of the week!

Progress as of today: 14 lbs lost so far, only 11 lbs to go!

getmebackto150 on 02/19/2013:
I hear you on the hangover willpower eraser... It gets me EVERY SINGLE TIME... Hope today is better for you and your knee feels better!!


OhioRaven on 02/19/2013:
Hope you feel better.


supercheese on 02/19/2013:
Feel better girl! Ahahaha love the hangover part of the entry...not that you had one...


Puddles on 02/19/2013:
Take care of yourself and try to have a nice day.


lolla on 02/19/2013:
So sad you are in so much pain, I hope this time passes and you get your knee fixed soon...sending you a healthy vibes hug!


V on 02/19/2013:
OMG I am so sorry, i didn't see Friday's update about your knee :( Please forgive me..I am happy to hear that you did get some answers as well as being able to resume normal activities after your recovery :) I know you may be a little nervous but they give out some heavy duty night night potion before the procedure..Whatever mood you are in before you go under is how you normally wake up..The last surgery I had, the last thing I remembered was looking up at the ceiling that had a really nice beach scape painted on it, I smiled as I thought man would it be nice to have a Pina Colada with Myer's float.. When I came around I asked the nurse for a drink an a shot, and asked her why my boobs didn't look any bigger?? WTF?( for some reason I thought got a boob job, LOL) Hahahaha anyhoo I thought I would share that with you :)

Hahahahaha on you walk dance routine, I bet it was a HOTT number <3 How long will will you be at home after your procedure? Do you need reading material? I could send you some :)


sailingeagle on 02/19/2013:
Hugs and prayers are being sent your way! :0)


IndependentEm93 on 02/19/2013:
Feel better!


nunnermack on 02/19/2013:
Oh no!! So sorry to hear about your knee. : (



legcramps - Friday Feb 15, 2013

Weight: 166.0

Hi all, thought i'd sign on and give you guys an update on my doctor's appointment this afternoon...

As a side note, it was also my great fortune to treat my Dad to lunch since I was in the city :) He is doing very well; has gained weight and looks absolutely AWESOME. He has recovered from cancer so well, I only hope that I can be such an inspiration in my own life. When you realize one possesses the will to live it's an amazing and awe-inspiring moment.

Doc checked me out, poked and prodded, and the final diagnosis is a torn medial meniscus. I have some forms to fill out, another appt with my general physician, and then on the wait list for arthroscopic surgery, specifically a meniscectomy. I was told with a full recovery and no complications, I will be able to return to having full use of my knee in all of my sporting activities. Great news!

My first surgery = not the greatest news. But I am grateful it is something that has the potential to be resolved and will only look at this in a positive light. No need to make myself even more nervous about an upcoming surgery!

PSA - take care of yourselves. this is the most important thing you can do in your life for yourself and for others. never take your ability for granted, friends.

 

Much love and thanks for your support and your concern.

Progress as of today: 14 lbs lost so far, only 11 lbs to go!

biscottibody59 on 02/16/2013:
Good to know it's going to get you back in action!

Enjoy your weekend!


thenewMLE on 02/18/2013:
Glad to know that you finally have a diagnosis with a good prognosis! It's truly inspiring to see the results of your Father's will to live. My dad was remarkable too and I use it everyday to keep myself focus on the true priorities in life. I'm glad you will get to still participate in sports especially since it is so important to you. Don't be nervous, just let the experts do their thing!!! Have a great week!



legcramps - Thursday Feb 14, 2013

Weight: 166.0

Breakfast - mocha x 2 (slept badly)

Lunch - tossed salad, extra celery, carrots, 1 boiled egg, salad dressing

Snack - yogurt with fruit, skinny b

Dinner - 1 porkchop, brown rice, mixed veggies

Exercise - 30 Day shred (watered-down version)

Snack - juice - I started this with twice a day juices added to my diet. After day 7 (Jan 29) I decided to cut this to only one juice a day. This was still too much for me; my stomach just wasn't tolerating it very well. Officially, as of today (Feb 14), I will be juicing every second to third day. Hopefully that will give me the balance i'm looking for. Perhaps i'm getting more veggies in than i'm realizing.

Happy Valentine's Day

Progress as of today: 14 lbs lost so far, only 11 lbs to go!

getmebackto150 on 02/14/2013:
Your menu looks great!!! Hope you have a great day!!


Umpqua on 02/14/2013:
Good idea to moderate your juicing schedule. Great menu, have a good one!


grannyannie on 02/14/2013:
Good meal plan and workout!


Puddles on 02/14/2013:
Your doing really good. Have a great Valentine's Day.


V on 02/14/2013:
Sorry you didn't sleep very well :( Happy Valentine's Day <3 RYC i would so date Shaun T. as well!! LOL


lolla on 02/14/2013:
Healthy food, good job!


OhioRaven on 02/14/2013:
Happy Valentine's Day !


V on 02/15/2013:
Thinking of you today, hope all went well at your Dr.'s appointment <3



legcramps - Wednesday Feb 13, 2013

Weight: 166.0

I cannot believe this, but i've received an appointment to see the ortho surgeon about my knee for this Friday, like in two days. Amazeballs.

I am very nervous and I don't know what to expect. I've never had to see a surgeon/specialist before, except for Women Only issues. But I am so very grateful that I don't have to wait three months for an initial assessment!

In all the excitement of having the surgeon's office call me yesterday, I blinked and three hours went by. I did not even exercise! I swear I must have stared at the wall for an hour just thinking about this appointment on Friday.

So, I guess, another rest day.

Breakfast - mocha

Lunch - turkey sandwich

Dinner - pork ribs, brown rice, green beans

Exercise - 30 minutes walking at track

Snack - juice! skipped yesterday due to staring at wall for excessive amount of time

I'm so out of sync today; forgot to make oatmeal so missing some fibre and protein in my morning. Didn't make my usual lunch of salad and boiled egg. This means it might be a tough eating day for me because i'm not eating the things that keep me full longer. Maybe i'll make up for it and have oatmeal when I get home after work, if i'm not already starving for dinner!

Progress as of today: 14 lbs lost so far, only 11 lbs to go!

Puddles on 02/13/2013:
Great news on your appointment with a Doctor. Just hang in there. Have a great day.


V on 02/13/2013:
I wish you the best with your Dr's visit..Hope that your day went well my friend <3


IndependentEm93 on 02/13/2013:
Have a great day


niftyjack on 02/14/2013:
Good luck with the surgeon. Hope everything goes well.



legcramps - Tuesday Feb 12, 2013

Weight: 166.0

Hi everybody!

Friday - day off from exercise; good eats.

Saturday - birthday dinner at Grandma's; went overboard by about 400 calories because of the extra yummy birthday cake ;)

Got in a great Latin Groove dance workout in, and some resistance moves as well. Very satisfied with workouts today. Very easy on the knee.

Sunday - indoor golf all afternoon tired me right out! Eats were OK, not the best but no junk food either so that's good. Golfing was very easy on the knee, but managed to use muscles I haven't for awhile and was pretty sore Monday. And today, if i'm being honest.

Monday - was supposed to do a Just Dance workout, but workout buddy cancelled so I took the initiative and gave myself another rest day :) Eats were OK again; not enough vegetables. Story of my life.

Tuesday:

Breakfast - mocha

Lunch - oatmeal, pb, apple

Snack - yogurt, skinny b

Dinner - chicken, rice, tossed salad with celery, carrots, parsley

Exercise - supposed to be a 30 minute walk at the track, but unsure if this is going to happen so maybe another resistance workout. I have a resistance band from Grandma (when she had knee surgery - oh, look, common theme) so might try to incorporate that.

Snack - juice! day 183957485739867. LOL, I kid.

Tempted to continue to cry and complain about knee. Cried to Dad yesterday about the possibility of having to give up some sports, and he sympathized but said I shouldn't focus so much on the giving up part of things. So am looking forward to spring and the return of golf - something I know i'll be able to do - and outside walks. In the meantime, will continue to work on strengthening the muscles around my knee and... well... come what may. Patience is a virtue I have not yet learned, but today I am okay with slower paces and long wait times. Tomorrow I may be pissed off again.

Progress as of today: 14 lbs lost so far, only 11 lbs to go!

getmebackto150 on 02/12/2013:
Sounds like you had a great birthday weekend!! Sorry about the knee-I know how frustrating injury can be so I definitely sympathize with you...


IndependentEm93 on 02/12/2013:
Have a great day!


grannyannie on 02/12/2013:
Menu looks good for today. Gotta have a little cake once in a while, especially for a birthday. ;)


Puddles on 02/12/2013:
I understand very well. Never thought I used my knee so much until I could not. lol Some things we take for granted until we can't use it anymore. Can you do the side movement with your knee in your golf swing. That is what I cannot do. Actually never thought I had a side movement in my swing til I could not do it anymore. lol So I swing with a straight leg. I have to concentrate so much on my leg that my swing is just ****ty. LOL. I hope you have a great day. A lot of other great things in life. Like our overall health. Take care and don't be so hard on yourself.


OhioRaven on 02/12/2013:
Take it easy, have a good day.


Puddles on 02/12/2013:
My knee problem was caused by the twist. I was painting my condo and I came down from the stepladder and instead of turning my body I turned my knee. Big mistake. Of course did not stop finished my work and made it worst. The last blow was when I picked up a box and did it again and I felt it snap that is when the meniscus was majorly damages. That was April 2012. I am 60 and was use to be very active and now I sit on my A-- and can't do too much.


Umpqua on 02/12/2013:
Sounds like you hada nice weekend. Good work getting some exercise in AND taking it easy on the knee.


V on 02/12/2013:
Awesome job working around your injury.. I guess the results haven't came back yet huh? Anyhoo I hope that your day was most excellent!!


biscottibody59 on 02/12/2013:
Happy Belated Birthday!



legcramps - Friday Feb 08, 2013

Weight: 166.0

Thanks everyone for your very concerned and well meaning comments on my last entry.

I am taking your advice. For the most part.

After realizing that my aerobics workout could do so much harm in one measly little half hour, i've tempered my workouts drastically. I would like to start lifting, but I don't have a membership to the gym and quite frankly, I don't know how to lift. So instead, i'm working on a routine using the resistance of my own body, and some free weights I have at home.

On Wednesday I walked for 30 minutes.

On Thursday I had an appointment for a massage, which was wonderful. My back feels so much better (knock on wood), and she even took a look at my knee and thinks it is a PCL tear. I then did an abdominal workout, and a bit of upper body resistance stuff. Tried to mostly stay off my legs and not jump around too much.

Since I work at a hospital with physiotherapy services, I am going to ask the therapist for exercises I can do to strengthen the muscles around my knee to give it more stability. I hear this is the thing to do for preventing future torn ligaments.

Today is an off day for exercise, and tomorrow I think I will tweak a routine for resistance training. There may be a you tube video I can find that will cover this area for me. I'm thinking a butt load of pushups and/or planks will be my main focus.

Then Sunday I am golfing (indoors) in the afternoon. I think that will go well. And skipping another week of wallyball, per dd's/friends/family orders ;)

Well, after all that verbal vomit...

Breakfast - mocha x 2

Lunch - oatmeal

Snack - salad, yogurt, skinny b

Dinner - chicken, brown rice, cabbage roll x 2 (mom gave me her leftovers on Wednesday :) SCORE)

Exercise - Day off

Snack - juicing day holylordihavenoidea: almost done the veggies, need to pick up apples today after work or there won't be any juicing happening tonight.

Progress as of today: 14 lbs lost so far, only 11 lbs to go!

Puddles on 02/08/2013:
That massage sounds great. I am glad you are taking it easy. Have a good day.


grannyannie on 02/08/2013:
Glad you're going to take it easier on your knee. Hope you heal quickly. Re working out at home with free weights - you can find lots of youtube videos showing you the proper way to lift with lots of good tips. Good idea to strengthen the muscle around your knees.


OhioRaven on 02/08/2013:
Be good to yourself.


V on 02/08/2013:
Glad that your back is feeling better :) Girl do what's best for you <3 Hope that your weekend is stellar! LOL @ your snack spec!!!


horn_of_plenty on 02/10/2013:
hey cramps! lol, that sounds bad...so, hey leg! ugh...both sound bad! so, hi legcramps :-)

sounds like me & you both injured oursevles & we both don't wanna stop exercising completely to heal faster. i agree it's hard to just take a full day off, when i am not so active other than the exercise i deliberately do to change my lifestyle into a more active one. my leg is also still bothering me - 2 weeks now. but you know what, i am pretty sure it's nothing & that in time i will get better. for now, i run less (really only a lil bit in bootcamp) and walk on my own - no jogging/running at the moment for me.

ohh, good job with free weights. you can also buy resistance bands - i think that's the approach of the Curves women's gyms if you are familiar. you should utube exercies for both, like you said you would, and i am sure - definitely sure - you will find plenty. if i ever move into a 2-bed apt, i would set up a gym in the second room lol. but, i have you credit, right now i am not motivated to workout at home & i enjoy the atmosphere of the outdoors and the gym to pull me through. if you can exercise at home, it makes it that much easier for you to be active :-)

you asked me about time running out and why i feel that way. I turned 30 in September and I am starting to get a little depressed that my body - physically & mentally - will not as easily recover or act the way it did when i was 20. i know i get tired a lil easier and lack of sleep really kills me when i have to work so much. i just feel like it's a battle for me to chug through and i feel as though i must get into the January 2014 academy (which is looking like it may not happen and i may just have to wait till the July 2014 that follows!) and i am just so nervous that with all the sitting and lack of continuous exercise and well as lack of sleep - that something is going to happen to me - physically/mentally/stress-related that will hurt me in the end - even before the academy even starts.


Maria7 on 02/10/2013:
Hope you are feeling much better today. :-)


thenewMLE on 02/11/2013:
I'm so glad that you have an alternative instead of just banging through the pain on your knee!! My daughter has "loose patellas" and very little tendon strength to keep her patellas in place. As a competitive swimmer she used to wear knee braces to keep it from popping out but then the rules disallowed that so she went to taping them. She got a lot of relief from the meniscal (sp?) tape and she is doing much better. She doesn't swim competitively anymore, but when she swims for exercise she says her knees feel much better. I guess the 15 years of pounding on them without any rest didn't let them strengthen. She hurt the worst while training for a triathlon for Luekemia. We told her that her knees were not capable of that kind of running, but she was determined and did it. Long story short, let that possible tear heal and do lower impact and maybe your knee will come back even stronger!! Have a great week!!


biscottibody59 on 02/12/2013:
Hope you're having a good week--Enjoy!



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