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Re: Trying to stay healthy
« Reply #255 on: April 20, 2009, 10:41:50 AM »
April 19th:

1 h 42.25 min walk. Same walk as yesterday (except pants were rolled up longer  :) ). About the same weather. If possible, I had even less energy. Feet, ankles, toes, soles of the foot, calves, quads - the whole bunch, was extremely weak. Low-intesity.

1 h 28.30 min light circuit training. Courtesy of caffeine. The length of the session only means more exercises that require more time to execute.

20.23 min evening walk. Very slow and calm. The dog needed to be taken out.

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Re: Trying to stay healthy
« Reply #256 on: April 20, 2009, 02:26:26 PM »
1 h 36 min light circuit. Okay session. Actually managed to do wall sit for a whole minute without my knee complaining. For once an exercise that actually works (and doesn't wreck).

38.52 min evening walk. Very slow. It sucks that it's much milder in the evening than during the day (I need a tan, and hence heat).

I'm watching Australian Survivor and it's really inspiring me.  :P No, really.  8) Why is it that the first two seasons of a reality show are the best? After that it's "all about the game." First seasons of the Biggest Loser were great. I'd actually love a training session with Jillian. It was motivational. It made me want to try it. The training and all the stuff that comes with it is what I wanna see. I don't care about the rest. I'd like to see how people fish or catch/ find food (!) instead of the back stabbing.


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Re: Trying to stay healthy
« Reply #257 on: April 21, 2009, 10:14:43 PM »
April 21st:

1 h 57.30 min walk. Wow, I got to the upper forest line before the snow became a hindrance. Relatively easy.

2 x 7 1/2 min on the bike, followed by exercises. Seeing the chiropractor tomorrow. Betting I will be too sore to do anything then. Very surprised I had the energy. Eaten less so far today and it made me feel better. 49 min.

20.20 min evening walk. Very slow. This route would normally be done in 15-17 min.

Well, got mail today. Have a test scheduled at the hospital in May. I know I should be happy. -But I'm not. I really, really don't want to do that kind of test. And I think you know which one I'm talking about by now. 

In related new, I'm close to losing my job. I'm on sick leave, but it just doesn't matter.

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Re: Trying to stay healthy
« Reply #258 on: April 22, 2009, 01:55:00 PM »
1 h 21 min walk up the mountain w/ very light backpack. Felt okay. Cold weather. Rain from morning off, a little better in the afternoon.

Neck really painful after appointment with the chiropractor. Sore doesn't cover it.

Inside my head at the moment (not the place to see):

So... In an attempt to keep my job, I said I'd try to come to work this week.

I've cancelled once, and I'm pretty sure I'll have to cancel the next shift too.

Which means my boss will likely be calling me tomorrow, saying "we need to talk."

I feel terrible, physically, and now emotionally.

Could I have gone to work? (No) Should I have tried? (No, I'd get worse) I'm anemic. Which means I have no strength (I'm trying to justify it to myself here - not that I need to - or do I? Aaah!!!  >:( ). What to do?!

Go to work, not be able to do what I'm supposed to do? Forget stuff? In pain all day? Feel even worse for atleast 4 days to come?

Or... Risk losing my job? Feel terrible about yet another day at home? Knowing I didn't try?

Btw, 2 hour commute (and I have to be up at 5.30 am ). I actually fear that the most.

Or maybe she'll give me one more chance (yeah, right. Bosses normally do that. Treat you with respect and love and what-not).

This is not fair.

I've talked to a few of my friends about it and I get the same answer (well, no). I don't know what you should do. So, I'll ask them again, even louder and desperate (kind of threathening, come to think of it). Now there's two versions; You could try just to see. Or, prioritize your health first. Well, there's a third. Hang up on me (thanks, sis).

I'm not at all closer to an answer. :( I'll pick the wrong answer anyway.

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Re: Trying to stay healthy
« Reply #259 on: April 23, 2009, 11:50:43 PM »
I felt sick with worry. I winded up not going to work. While my boss didn't fire me over the phone, it's not looking promising. I barely slept at all that night. I would have regretted my decision either way.

April 23:

1 h 23.35 min walk w/ light backpack. Very tired and sleepy. Had to take it slow. Didn't make it at all better and safer for my knees and ankles.

1 h 1 min walk. Light walk, mostly flat. Barefoot about half.

1 h 11.30 min light circuit. Muscles fatigued even before I started. Not very efficient or enjoyable. Discomfort in ankles and knees. Didn't feel like I was done working out. Had more that needed to get out.

I had a lot of stress to get rid off. Unfortunately my body wasn't up for it. Used heart rate monitor for the walks. Calorie numbers seemed unnaturally high. Even when I was fit and healthy I never saw numbers like that. The intensity wasn't high and I didn't cover too much distance either.


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Re: Trying to stay healthy
« Reply #260 on: April 25, 2009, 01:31:28 AM »
April 24:

Barely slept at all. Two hours I think. Second night in a row with little sleep. Tired, tired, tired.

1 h 25 min light circuit training.

1 h 21 min walk. Light backpack. The rain stopped and it got much milder.

I still lack coordination and balance, but I think the "toeshoes" are saving me. Atleast allowing me to stay outside more. I struggle with ordinary shoes. Feels like my ankles are all over the place.

More tired.

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Re: Trying to stay healthy
« Reply #261 on: April 25, 2009, 07:30:58 AM »
I'm worried about you chica!  Hope you start feeling better soon.   :-*

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Re: Trying to stay healthy
« Reply #262 on: April 29, 2009, 01:48:07 AM »
I'm worried about you chica!  Hope you start feeling better soon.   :-*
Thank you!  :) Yes, me too. I would be lying if I said I'm not worried. I'm trying not to think about it. I have several people in my family with stomach cancer, and that's just one of the thoughts running through my head.

I'm pushing myself as hard as I can by exercising and being outside, but I'll do it if I can.  ;) The balance/ coordination problems are scary. The same with lack of muscle strenght. I hope I'm not making things worse (ankles, knees).

Test next week (that I'm NOT looking forward to) at the hospital. We'll see what happens. Hehe, and I'm sure I'll keep everyone updated.  :P (Sorry.)

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Re: Trying to stay healthy
« Reply #263 on: April 29, 2009, 01:52:20 AM »
April 25:

1 h 43.42 min walk - this is including a 20 min nap.  :) 1/2 hills, 1/2 flat terrain. Vibram/ barefoot. I can't believe how much easier it is to walk barefoot. More control, more strength, less pain.

1 h 16.30 min light circuit training. Mostly exercises for the right leg (problem) and upper body strength training (very light).

Evening update: Discomfort in right knee. Probably due to the circuit training.


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Re: Trying to stay healthy
« Reply #264 on: April 29, 2009, 01:54:57 AM »
April 26:

1 h 13.30 min walk w/ light backpack. Colder weather today. Vibram/ barefoot (I love this!).

1 h 22.15 min walk. Flat terrain. Light backpack (extra shoes, just in case  ;) ). Vibram/ barefoot.

24.30 min. 5 min on the bike and some exercises.

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Re: Trying to stay healthy
« Reply #265 on: April 29, 2009, 02:02:48 AM »
April 27:

2 h 2.39 min walk w/ light backpack. Lovely weather. A lot of it was flat terrain. I didn't feel like I had full control of my ankles (lack of strength in the supporting muscles), and felt tired. Not fully there, if you know what I mean. Vibram/ barefoot.

Just wanting to stay outside when it's sunny. I think half of it is a need to move around, the other half is to have a reason to be outside when it's sunny. Btw, I now have a slight tan line where my watch is.  8) Yay!  :D

41 min walk. Light backpack. Right ankle given up before I even started. Just being my stubborn self. Colder weather, light rain.

51.40 min short and easy circuit training.
 

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Re: Trying to stay healthy
« Reply #266 on: April 29, 2009, 02:07:23 AM »
April 28:

1 h 23 walk. Disaster. Terribly tired. No strength. Colder weather. Been raining. Hadn't slept much. Couldn't wait to get home. Problems with ankles - and therefore knees also.

Short and easy circuit training (hey, light weights and training often seems to work for me!). 53.39 min. A little discomfort in the knee. No surprise there.

Today was an example of pushing myself too hard. Lack of sleep - again - on top of it all.

I used to be able to sleep till noon. I could sleep 10 hours straight, when I finally fell asleep. Now I'm up at 6 - 8 am. I'm not a morning person.  ???

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Re: Trying to stay healthy
« Reply #267 on: April 29, 2009, 02:36:11 AM »
Good on ya for staying so active!  :) Exceptional effort.  ;) Hope you get better soon!

-Kira

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Re: Trying to stay healthy
« Reply #268 on: May 01, 2009, 02:18:11 AM »
Good on ya for staying so active!  :) Exceptional effort.  ;) Hope you get better soon!

-Kira
Thanks!  :) I'm trying.  ;) It's hard to stay inside when we're just done with winter up here (sunlight!! Heat!!!). It is, however, much thanks to caffeine.  :-\ I hate how I kept my restlessness, but lost my energy.  :P Plain cruel.  ::)

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Re: Trying to stay healthy
« Reply #269 on: May 03, 2009, 12:26:08 AM »
April 29:

3 h 9.32 min walk - including a 25 min nap in the sun halfway through. Strong example of just wanting to be outside in the nice weather. Most of it was flat terrain and barefoot (I love going barefoot). Should have cut out the last 30 min. Aggravated my knee too much. I tend to tune out when I exercise and that happened today.

52.30 min circuit training. Knee only got worse (go figure). Skipped exercises that would put too much pressure on that area.