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Monday, November 29, 2010

Well, Thanksgiving was awesome. Although my turkey was done 2 hours before I wanted it to be (I used a roaster oven instead of regular oven) so the whole family kicked into high gear and got everything else ready in record time. It was kinda fun but we ate early so it felt kind of rushed. My sister and I went for a walk and we all played games on the Kinect. We had a really nice day.

My neices (31, 27 and 19) were going shopping at the mall at midnight with my girls (24 and 20) so I decided to go. It was crazy!! LOL. We met some great people in line waiting to go in, had a sing off, (seriously!) and shopped for a few hours, went to Kohls (stood in line for an hour) where we literally were 1 second away from coming to blows with a crazy woman when security stepped in. Apparantly, she is a problem becuase they knew her!!), shopped there and got great deals, went to breakfast and fell into bed at 7:30AM!

I tell you that to tell you this: I could not have done that a year ago. I was on my feet for hours, stayed up all night and felt great the next day. Progress!!

Had family things going on til yesterday so my food intake has not been stellar over the last few days. Yesterday, Frank and I went for a walk with the Baby (stitchy) and I noticed my knee was feeling kinda clicky. It would catch when I walked so I just slowed down a bit and did 2 miles. By the time I got home, it felt swollen inside and every time I got up for the rest of the night, it would suddenly catch and I almost fell. So I took an ibuprofen and went to bed.

This morning, it is just as bad. It worries me cause this is my replaced knee and my surgeon told me I would be prone to infections. Great.

I am going to call my dr. today and try to get in asap and see what is going on. I am going to walk carefully (I have to go to our jobsite and get permits etc today).

Basically, I am not going to do an official weigh in until Thursday. I can feel the sodium in my body and am drinking lots of water. I tracked my food all weekend (except thanksgiving) and I went over a few days and I know I went over on Thursday but that is ok. Life happens and I am on track starting yesterday. I see how easy it would be to go back to eating the old way when there is so much temptation in my house. I just dont keep things like that in the house anymore, It was pretty easy to just eat a bite of this and a bite of that and to snack graze all the day long. And by the way? Fudge has no place in my life anymore. I will do my best until Christmas when the baked goods are out in force, trying to derail me.

I am going to Reno for a few days at the end of the week and am going prepared. It is for a racing meeting that we hold annually, lots of alcohol, not enough food. We always eat breakfast and usually make it to dinner but otherwise, not so much food. I am bringing luna bars and some other healthy snacks including apples, rice cake snacks and almonds so I can keep my blood sugars steady. Will limit the alchohol to the evening intead of all day long, will drink water during the day and get outside for a brisk walk a few times a day. The meeting is in the hotel/casino so it is not uncommon to go outside for days at a time. They also have a gym so I will try to get there a day or 2. Not to mention the dancing!
Man, I hope this knee thing is an easy fix. Will let you know what happens with that.

Hope you are all well and are back on track today, too!
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    oh no! i hope your knee is doing better :(
    3697 days ago
  • JO2TOM
    Your dog is so cute. I have a golden retriever, and love her to bits. Glad that thanksgiving went well. My doctor told me that usually when my knee snaps it could be fluid. Maybe the sodium caused fluid to go to the knees. Anyway...have a great time in Reno, and update all of us when you get back.
    3699 days ago
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    Hope this knee thing really was a quick and easy fix. Don't see a further update here so waiting to hear! Hope Reno is fun! Of course, it sounds like it will be!
    3700 days ago
    Sounds like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. What a treat. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for your knee. I'm glad you're getting an appointment so quickly. Please update me as soon as you can.

    3702 days ago
    Hopefully your knee is just sore and inflamed over overuse the day before! Standing around gets really hard on my knees sometimes. Let us know how it turns out with the doc.

    Sounds like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, though...and that's great to see! I love when we realize "I couldn't have done this last year!" Those are great moments!
    3703 days ago
    Oh no Jan! Hopefully it's just irritated from something you are doing, like the xbox thingy????
    Maybe its all that super hero activity you do in your spare time!!! Leaping tall buildings in a single bound, or saving a dansel in distress. hahaha.
    Feel better. Hugs. Tricia
    3703 days ago
    I'm back on track...and have my fingers crossed for your knee. I've had knee problems...and they're no fun. I really hope it's "nothing" and you will be feeling fine very soon! (I LOVE your profile pic, btw!) Well, you can fly...so just fly and give the knee a rest! Have a great week! Keep sparking! emoticon emoticon
    3703 days ago
    Your blogs are always so interesting to read, SERIOUSLY! My family and I decided to go to Walmart after midnight...sheer craziness. We opted not to buy anything versus stand in line for two hours INSIDE the store in a line that wrapped around the entire store. Your crazy lady story does not surprise me in the least after seeing alot of "crazies" on the tv "fighting it out". What is with people nowdays??? I ate like a little piggy over Thanksgiving but no regrets. Just back to tracking and making good choices.

    Hope your knee is okay and nothing serious Jan. Have fun in Reno and way to go on planning ahead. My hubs and I are off to Palm Springs on the 7th of December and I need to plan ahead as well. Fortunately we can cook in the condo so that will help.

    Looking forward to your next blog!
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    3703 days ago
  • no profile photo CD7466362
    oh, I'm with you on the fudge emoticon
    and as for the aperitifs... another of my weaknesses that needs to be part of a precise plan! Have fun in Reno... let that knee rest a little.
    3703 days ago
    Shopping - Woo hoo!!! Yay for non scale victories! That's awesome!

    Knee - Hope the doctor calls you back quickly! *hugs*

    Reno - what fun!!! And you sound like you have great plans in place. Enjoy!
    3704 days ago
    Sounds like your had a great weekend accept for the salt and I'm glad to hear you are back on track again. Put a wedge of lemon or lime into your drink at that alcohol thing and they won't know that it isn't vodka. You can do it!
    3704 days ago
    Glad you had a great holiday and hope your knee is better soon!
    3704 days ago
  • DAISY443
    Sounds like you had a great weekend and another one planned! Take good care of that knee and don't overdo. Hugs!
    3704 days ago
    emoticon Good job on the holiday! Here's hoping your knee will be OK very soon and not have any major problems. Sounds like you have a emoticon plan in place for your trip. Have fun! emoticon emoticon
    3704 days ago
    Sounds like you had a great Thanksgiving and s much fun shopping! I'm not one for those Black Friday crowds... I hope your knee starts to feel better. I start feeling "things" when I skip a couple of workouts, maybe that's all it is.
    3704 days ago
  • TORKA1
    Hope everything works out with your knee! Sounds like you have a good plan in place for the Reno trip and the remaining holidays.

    Know what you mean about not allowing fudge in your life... chocolate is a serious weakness for me. As for me, I managed to make it through the Thanksgiving feasting without gaining anything (woo-hoo!), so I'm feeling pretty good today.

    Hang in there, and good luck with the doctor visit.
    3704 days ago
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  • no profile photo CD4501477
    Good luck with the knee. Hope it is just something minor that will go away before your trip. Have a good trip. emoticon
    3704 days ago
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