MAY 2007 IN NORTH CAROLINA, BEFORE SP
JONAHSADIE is a SparkPeople Motivator!
Well, I guess I need to try this again. I have gained back nearly all the weight I had lost (you can see this in the photos). Update as of 4/28/15: I have gained back almost 40 pounds now and definitely need to get my butt in gear!
I had a total right hip replacement 7/16/12 and have had issues since. I was not cleared to do more than walk to and from the car and go grocery shopping for 6 months, once I was, I tried walking, swimming and elliptical and had almost constant pain in my lower back, right knew, left heel and both ankles. After much prodding with the doc, I got an x-ray and found out my hunch was correct.....he made my right leg 2 cm longer than the left and that was throwing everything off causing all the pain. (Did his dad never teach him "Measure twice, cut once!" ?)
That x-ray wasn't until late April of this year. It took another 8 weeks to get a lift and proper orthotics for my left shoe. That puts me in June and with school, work, kids and the heat, not a lot was accomplished on the exercise front. Fall semester required almost constant time spent just to pass (Someone tell me why I need to know the atomic structure of Boron to work in a recreational facility!)
Then of course there came the holidays and family visits and baking and we are now on Jan. 1st and I am woefully overweight again.......
I know it is going to be tougher this time around as I am a full-time student now but something has to be done! I did register for 2 exercise classes so I know that I will have 2 good days a week........that doesn't help with my new obsession, salted caramel gelato dipped in dark chocolate! I also need to relearn how to jog again (I was told that I will always have the risk of dislocating my hip)......
Nov. 2, 2009
I seem to have hit a plateau again. So frustrating!!! I am getting back to eating really well 5 days of the week, pretty good one day and one day somewhat so-so. I know that I can't stay super good all the time or I will quit completely.
I am going to fit in more exercise this week and then on Monday when I get back into town, set up a more regular routine to follow. I am also going to attemt (yet again) to quit smoking. I really love running and KNOW that if I could quit, my times would improve dramatically as well as my distance.
Those are just a couple of my new goals to start on Mon. Nov. 9. I will be maintaining pretty much what I am doing for now until then. On the upside, I have pretty much all of my Christmas shopping finished so that is one less thing to distract me. LOL
DEC. 4, 2008
JUST A LITTLE UPDATE! I AM FEELING REALLY GOOD. I HAVE CHANGED MY PLAN FOR THE HOLIDAYS TO JUST TRY TO MAINTAIN AND TO TRY OUT SOME NEW DVDS AND STRENGTH ROUTINES. I WANT TO FIND A FEW I LIKE THAT I CAN SWITCH BETWEEN. SINCE I COMPLETED TWO 5KS THIS FALL, I AM NOW TRAINING FOR A 10K SO THAT IS PART OF MY CARDIO CHANGE.
I AM A SINGLE MOM OF TWO TODDLERS. I AM LOOKING TO BE ABLE TO KEEP UP WITH THEM FOR YEARS TO COME. HA HA!!!
THIS QUOTE IS THANKS TO SYL_THETUMBLER:
"TREAT THE EARTH WELL. IT WAS NOT GIVEN TO YOU BY YOUR PARENTS. IT WAS LOANED TO YOU BY YOUR CHILDREN."
MY MAIN GOAL IS TO BE HAPPY WITH MYSELF. TO ACHIEVE THIS, I NEED TO STICK WITHIN MY CALORIE RANGE, CONTINUE TO EXERCISE AND ENJOY MY KIDS.
MY NAME IS TRACY. I AM FROM OHIO. I LOVE FOOTBALL, GO STEELERS!!! GO BUCKEYES!!!!!, NASCAR, GO JIMMIE JOHNSON!!!
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