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Sidelined & Spaghetti Pie Pix

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

I am sorry to say I am still in pain after my fall off the ladder on August 16th. Actually, everything is better from the ladder fall, but apparently I altered my gait and my slow miles on the treadmill and on our city trail have caused a huge pain & strain in my right glute.

The chiropractor said my pelvis isn't "even" so he did an adjustment that about killed me. I don't feel any better today. I walked the 1/10 mile to our mailbox and my right hip is absolutely throbbing. This is SO not good!

In the old days I would have welcomed an excuse to avoid exercise, but not anymore! Now I feel totally punished!! So it looks like a day with my book and television. Hopefully It won't take long for this to heal, I've got a lot of working out to do to prepare for hiking in the Annapurna mountains in 6 weeks!

PS - the Spaghetti Pie recipe (from Sunday's blog) was AWESOME! It made a 9x11 pan's worth and I added nutritional yeast to the top. Six large pieces, about 125/calories per piece.



  
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FEEDTHEHUNGER 8/27/2014 3:53PM

    Isn't it funny how we do a complete 180 on exercise. From being unwilling to get out of the chair to being unwilling to sit in it is an interesting journey. Having said that, I am SO SORRY that this fall has done you in. Been there, didn't like it either. I discovered with my last fall (which was November 2013) that it took about 6 months for me to feel completely right again. You will probably heal much more quickly than that, but try to be patient and kind with yourself.

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GABY1948 8/27/2014 2:19PM

    Listen to your body! And I hope you feel better SOON!

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WATERMELLEN 8/27/2014 12:51PM

    YOu may recall I put in about 2 months with a sore left leg (doing everything I could figure out myself) and then saw a physio trained in Graston technique. Two session, miracle cure . . . might be worth a try??

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KABMPH 8/27/2014 12:29PM

    I would also find not being able to exercise very difficult! But healing is priority #1!

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KENDRACARROLL 8/27/2014 11:27AM

    Oh, I'm so sorry about that. I can totally understand that being sidelined like that makes you feel like you're being punished. Maybe not today, but going forward did the chiropractor suggest gentle movement, like some very easy stretches, maybe yoga. Not the pretzel-twisting kind, just basic yoga maybe? I'm using yoga to aid me with my neck (beginning arthritis and slipped disks from a lifetime doing desk work) and it's doing wonders for me. Maybe your messed up hip would like that too :)
Be well, SparkFriend.
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CHARITYAK 8/27/2014 11:22AM

    I am so sorry. This sounds terrible. I hope you find relief soon!

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Sunday Plans

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Good morning, Fellow Sparklers!

Today should be a quiet but enjoyable day. I am going to do 2 slow miles on my treadmill both in the morning and afternoon. I'm going to call my sister in Michigan for a long chat. I plan to take pictures of things I want to sell on Craigslist, catch up on my filing and paperwork, and make a new recipe:

Almost 5-ingredient Pizza Spaghetti Pie!

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I will NOT use a pound of sausage -- I have 4 oz. of good quality kielbasa left over from another recipe and I will use that, and add mushrooms and green peppers to up flavor and veggie content. I will spice up crushed tomatoes rather than use pizza sauce so I can control the sodium. I may add some nutritional yeast for the cheese taste.

So that's my day! Hope yours is low-key and peaceful as well!

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ALIIDA 8/26/2014 11:36AM

    It sounds like a wonderful day, and your food choices are so healthy and delicious sounding. emoticon

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BUNERGIRL 8/26/2014 7:47AM

    what is this nutritional yeast you speak of?? I am curious!

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BA5454 8/25/2014 7:50PM

    Thanks for sharing the recipe--sounds delish!

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ID_VANDAL 8/25/2014 5:45PM

    Hope your day was a success!

Vandal

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BUTTERFLY-1976 8/25/2014 12:25PM

    Sounds like a nice peaceful day emoticon

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KENDRACARROLL 8/24/2014 9:57PM

    Low-key and peaceful over here too. Little bit of this, little bit of that...
Hope your new recipe was yummy.

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SUGAR0814 8/24/2014 9:37PM

    Thanks for sharing the recipe. Sounds yummy! I haven't made pizza in such a long time. Enjoy your Sunday! emoticon

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IMAVISION 8/24/2014 7:35PM

    Sounds like your Sunday was both laid back & productive --- just the sort of day this gal enjoys.

God bless!

Ima

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WATERMELLEN 8/24/2014 6:38PM

    Your version sounds better!!

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FEEDTHEHUNGER 8/24/2014 5:39PM

    Low key and peaceful sounds right over this way too.

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KANOE10 8/24/2014 11:45AM

    Good luck with that recipe. It sounds great! I like the gluten free aspect.Thanks for sharing. I might use ground turkey with it,

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AJDOVER1 8/24/2014 10:40AM

    emoticon Let's have a peaceful day!

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NANCY- 8/24/2014 10:35AM

    Thanks for the recipe, I do have a spaghetti squash available. Hmmm! Sounds like you have a lovely day ahead. I'm still paying catch-up from my day trip to the shore. Today is meal planning for the week. And catching up on Ton of Fun. Then check out ~INDYGIRL's challenge. Ah it's a dazzling day..

Take it easy on that treadmill. Hope you are feeling less sore.


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KABMPH 8/24/2014 9:31AM

    I've never bought nutritional yeast to cook with at home, though I've had it in restaurants. Is it easy to use?

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MEADSBAY 8/24/2014 9:22AM

    The recipe looks good...let me know how it turns out as my dh hates anything that seems 'eggy'.
How are you feeling after your fall?
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MYTHMYTH 8/24/2014 9:00AM

    Sounds like a plan for a very satisfying and peaceful day.

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TRYINGHARD54 8/24/2014 8:15AM

    hope you have a good day.. my grandson is 7 he has a football game today, so ill go and watch him play.

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Catching Up

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Good morning, Sparkpeople!

I have been getting on my treadmill for a mile each morning and a mile in the afternoon. My back still hurts but I can do short slow stints. Today we went into town and did 3.5 slow miles on our city trail.

I am still cooking a lot of new Whole30/Paleo recipes and enjoying them immensely. I am learning so much! I haven't bought full-fat mayo in 30 years, yet I discovered I am WAY more satisfied with 1 tbl. of my homemade mayonnaise than I ever was with 3 tablespoons of the low calorie "fake" stuff.

Last night I made tuna cakes with mashed sweet potato as the binder rather than bread crumbs. What a nutritional boost! The flecks of sweet potato looked like cheese so TC loved them, said they were very flavorful, and never knew he was eating freshly mashed sweet potato. I'm going to try that recipe again but substitute canned pumpkin to see if that's just as good.

So that's it from here! Enjoy the summer produce, and keep cool! emoticon

  
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BUNERGIRL 8/26/2014 7:48AM

    Now I'm craving sweet potato! Guess that will be on my dinner menu... Thanks!

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NANCY- 8/24/2014 12:27PM

    Sounds great!
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AJDOVER1 8/24/2014 10:38AM

    We are what we eat -- let's be REAL!

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GABY1948 8/24/2014 8:23AM

    This is a GREAT idea! I just joined the Beck team and am just starting it so glad to learn such tips! emoticon

Gaye

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SUGAR0814 8/23/2014 10:49PM

    Glad you're taking it slow with the treadmill! I've never heard of using sweet potato to bind tuna cakes. I'll have to give that a try! Thanks for sharing! emoticon

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KELLIEBEAN 8/23/2014 10:10PM

    So glad you are getting better.

Great job on the city trail. I like hearing about the foods you are trying!

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ID_VANDAL 8/23/2014 5:46PM

    I guess I missed your back being hurt - take care and be sure you don't over do it!!

I like that idea of a sweet potato as a binder. I'll have to remember that the next time I need bread crumbs.

Vandal

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FEEDTHEHUNGER 8/23/2014 4:14PM

    Glad you're on the mend!

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WIFE48 8/23/2014 1:35PM

    The tuna with sweet potatoes sounds yummy. I might have to give it a try.

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BROOKLYN_BORN 8/23/2014 1:00PM

    I'm happy that you're on the mend. I love sweet potatoes. The more uses I find for them, all the better.

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MNABOY 8/23/2014 12:57PM

    Thanks for the recipe hints

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FLUTTER-BY)L( 8/23/2014 12:24PM

    Take care withe those miles and allow for healing. Playing with the food sounds fun.

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TIFFFIT 8/23/2014 12:19PM

    Great job!
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No Treadmill Today!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

I TOTALLY SUCK! No one, EVER, has accused me of being graceful!

On Saturday I was on a 10-foot ladder cleaning the cobwebs/wasps nests on our front porch with a broom...when a GIGANTIC spider came flying out of its web and down the broom toward me!

I HATE emoticon , so did what any normal person would do -- I jerked back. Then the ladder started tottering, and down I fell. On the concrete porch. Flat on my back. ON TOP of the metal broom handle.

OH MAN!

I thought I was OK. I cut my leg and arm pretty badly, but they'll heal. I walked 4.5 miles on Sunday (very slowly) and did bike class on Monday. But on Tuesday & Wednesday, I was a mess. SORE. BRUISED.

Yesterday I did two slow miles on my brand new treadmill. LOVING the treadmill and sooo sorry I couldn't crank it up and see what that baby could do! But by the evening even doing two slow miles I felt like I'd been run over by a Mack truck. My ribs were killing me. My glute was sore.

So today -- I went to the doctor today just to make sure I didn't crack any ribs.

Luckily, the answer is NO. Just bruising all over with strained muscles. Worth going to know for sure. Ibuprophen, a heating pad, and rest is the ticket. She thought it would be two weeks until I was able to do fitness center classes.

SOO...my Whole30 was a bust, I can't even get on my new treadmill...did you ever feel like the Universe was conspiring against you???

PS - MY TAKEWAY: I am now one of those "old people" who does stupid stuff they shouldn't be doing! From now on I'm NOT getting on a ladder unless I have someone else there to hold it. Live and learn, live and learn...

  
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BUTTERFLY-1976 8/25/2014 12:22PM

    omg!! Happy nothing is broken/cracked, but sorry to hear your hurt. I hope you have a speedy recovery.

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KRISKECK 8/23/2014 1:06PM

    So sorry to hear this! And glad to hear you're not planning on doing that kind of thing any more. I stopped awhile ago when I found myself teetering on a ladder cleaning my gutters a couple years ago. I thought about what could happen and decided it wasn't worth it. I am glad to hear you're starting to feel better!

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NANCY- 8/23/2014 10:08AM

    First let's just day I am wishing you a speedy recovery. Perhaps you needed a bit of down time, I know not your style.
You are definitely NOT one of those "old people" who does stupid stuff. That spider thingy could have happened to anyone. Sometimes stuff just happens, so take a slow deep breath, and say "Oh, well." And think of the things you CAN do while you heal.
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KABMPH 8/22/2014 5:06PM

    I'm glad you didn't hurt yourself worse! I think everyone, old and young, shouldn't be on a ladder alone! Heal quickly!

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BROOKLYN_BORN 8/22/2014 3:05PM

    Oh no! I'm glad you weren't hurt worse. I really sympathize and understand.

I ended up needing rehab twice. Once I tripped over a potted plant looking for the Cheesecake Factory and once I tripped on a step while checking out the dessert buffet in the distance.
At least you can blame it on a scary spider while doing something useful. I had only my overactive sweet tooth to blame

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KANOE10 8/22/2014 11:51AM

    I am glad you did not break anything. Ladder falls can be dangerous. Take care of yourself and give yourself plenty of time to heal. Ladders scare me and I think it is a good idea to have someone with you!


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MEADSBAY 8/22/2014 10:56AM

    Yikes!
So glad you didn't break a bone or crack your skull wide open!
See? It could have been much worse.
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FEEDTHEHUNGER 8/22/2014 7:11AM

    It's amazing you didn't get hurt more badly -- a real testimony to how good in shape you are and/or how lucky you are to sustain a fall like that with no broken bones. The way the female hip is connected to the ankle makes us pretty shaky on ladders anyway but the Sudden Appearance of Spider is hard to counteract. Best wishes for quick healing. I don't think the Universe is conspiring against you, but I think you might be giving yourself a message to slow down. Your doctor concurs!

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BOOKAPHILE 8/21/2014 11:39PM

    Great take away lesson! I'm glad you're OK. You'll be back to your normal exercise whirlwind soon. In the meantime I might have a chance to out walk you...nah. I know you. :-)


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SUGAR0814 8/21/2014 11:34PM

    Glad you are ok! Take it easy! emoticon

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ALIIDA 8/21/2014 11:31PM

    Oh no! That's a scary accident! I'm relieved you didn't break anything or get any worse injured than you did! And you manage some humor in all this, too! Cripes! I wouldn't!

Make sure to take it easy for the two weeks. If you're like me, you'll find you lose hardly anything after two weeks' rest, so try to spoil yourself......kay? emoticon

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FLUTTER-BY)L( 8/21/2014 8:33PM

    Glad you are just sore with no broken bones. I broke my middle finger on my left hand tripping on shoes. Getting older sure is a hummed. Better than the cure for old age.

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FLUTTER-BY)L( 8/21/2014 8:33PM

    Glad you are just sore with no broken bones. I broke my middle finger on my left hand tripping on shoes. Getting older sure is a hummed. Better than the cure for old age.

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JLOVESDOGS 8/21/2014 8:17PM

    Oh no!!! emoticon Glad you are all right! Cleaning is just so over-rated. LOL

Take it easy and don't push it. The treadmill will still be there. We need a product review when you are back. emoticon



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WATERMELLEN 8/21/2014 8:04PM

    That sounds pretty darn scary. So glad you did not break anything! Just take it slow, recover, you know you'll be back at your exercise again as soon as it's possible . . that's who you are!! (We all do stuff like that, and at every age . . . )

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SANDICANE 8/21/2014 7:48PM

    Oh goodness. Glad you didn't break anything...soooooooooo glad! Yep, you will heal and then you can re-start your Whole 30!!!!

I'll be thinking about you as you heal.

Peace

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WIFE48 8/21/2014 7:19PM

    Ouch. Glad you are ok

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AJDOVER1 8/21/2014 6:16PM

    Don't be hard on yourself!
We're just at that age where we need a spotter.
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UKNOWITNOW 8/21/2014 6:16PM

  Sorry you fell. But you have your new treadmill to look forward to. You will be back at it before you know it. emoticon

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KENDRACARROLL 8/21/2014 6:00PM

    Heh! Sorry about your accident. Glad nothing's cracked or broken.

I'm sure the Universe is not conspiring against you... (smirk!)

Hope you'll heal quickly.
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Chocolate Chili Recipe

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

This is for Nancy-!

I would definitely make this again! It gets sooo thick. I made it with 1 pound high-quality turkey and 1 pound of grass-fed ground beef. Next time I will add a can or two of rinsed black beans to up the fiber.

theclothesmakethegirl.com/2009/02/22
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I also have to say I enjoyed all the paleo dishes I tried. I will continue to try more of them, but I will be adding back beans and grains and high-quality whole grains back into my diet as well!

Now I am going to get on my new treadmill! I will tell you all about it tomorrow. emoticon

  
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SUGAR0814 8/20/2014 11:47PM

    emoticon Can't wait to try it! Thanks for sharing!

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SANDICANE 8/20/2014 11:00PM

    It sounds yummy...thanks for sharing!

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WATERMELLEN 8/20/2014 8:42PM

    This sounds good -- love the spicing!!

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KANOE10 8/20/2014 10:27AM

    That looks like a great recipe. I am going to try it. Have fun on the new treadmill.

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FEEDTHEHUNGER 8/20/2014 10:25AM

    Looks good enough to eat!

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NANCY- 8/20/2014 10:18AM

    Thanks for posting this. It looks mighty tasty and I have just about all the ingredients.
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JLOVESDOGS 8/20/2014 10:05AM

    Oh too funny! This is on my list to make this week! I have been looking at this recipe for quite awhile. I doubt my DH would like it but I can eat it for lunches. Glad to hear it is good. I like a lot of the Paleo recipes I have tried too....and DH has too which is important.

Back from Maine and now time for me to get back to business!! (and catch up on blogs emoticon ).

Can't wait to hear about the new treadmill!

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