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Re: Tams Progress

Postby Blitz » Thu Dec 25, 2014 5:48 am

Good work Tams.
The right approach and the right attitude! 8)

Best wishes on a speedy recovery (and getting in to see the health professionals!). :)

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Re: Tams Progress

Postby Tams » Sat Dec 27, 2014 3:38 pm

wk 7 (oops), AM 59.2 (comp week)
wk8 PM 61.5, AM 60.0 (1 week post comp - no training, lots of bad eating!!)
wk9 (oops), AM 60.5
wk10 PM 62.5, AM 60.8
wk11 PM 62.5, AM 61.1
wk 12 PM 62.2, AM 60.9 (1day post Christmas)
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Re: Tams Progress

Postby Blitz » Sun Dec 28, 2014 5:47 am

That's an excellent result Tams especially with all you are going through at the moment - and Christmas too! 8)

Keep it up! :D

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Re: Tams Progress

Postby DD Diva » Sun Dec 28, 2014 6:35 am

Blitz wrote:That's an excellent result Tams especially with all you are going through at the moment - and Christmas too! 8)

Keep it up! :D

Kim

Exactly!! I'm with Kim .....THAT'S AWESOME GOING THERE TAMS!!! Given everything (including Christmas) you're doing really well; keep up the good work!!! :wink:
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Re: Tams Progress

Postby Tams » Sun Dec 28, 2014 4:13 pm

I'm finding it a real slog of determination and deprivation :(

I keep telling myself that people have lost weight with no exercise...but gee, me and no exercise is just not me. I didnt quite realise before how much I relied on my output to negate the input. So I'm learning something new, and it will be interesting to learn from the results...
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Re: Tams Progress

Postby DD Diva » Mon Dec 29, 2014 6:54 am

Tams wrote:I'm finding it a real slog of determination and deprivation :(

I keep telling myself that people have lost weight with no exercise...but gee, me and no exercise is just not me. I didnt quite realise before how much I relied on my output to negate the input. So I'm learning something new, and it will be interesting to learn from the results...

Hey Tams,
(I never thought I'd say this) but yeah....."no exercise is just not me" too!!! Remember I'm saying that as someone who absolutely HATED the mere thought of it, to say that now, still blows my mind!!! :shock:
I know there will be times when any form of exercise will be difficult, and it will be during those times that the food consumption will need to be policed a bit more. That's not to say you have to go "gustapo" and not allow anything to pass through your lips, it just means that anything that you'd normally consider "bad" is kept to an absolute minimum (if not, totally avoided!) :oops:
You'll be okay, just take it one day at a time; do what you can (upper body exercises if possible) and control portion sizes, and hopefully you'll still negate any small(ish) faux pars!! :wink:
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Re: Tams Progress

Postby Blitz » Mon Dec 29, 2014 7:10 am

I have to exercise like a dog just to stand my ground let alone losing weight. :roll:

When faced with your situation Tams you should do exactly what you are doing now.
Rest as much as you can the injured part of your body. Find ways to exercise the fit parts...and pull hard on the eating lever (within reason)! :)

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Re: Tams Progress

Postby Tams » Sat Jan 03, 2015 10:51 am

Failing.

wk 7 (oops), AM 59.2 (comp week)
wk8 PM 61.5, AM 60.0 (1 week post comp - no training, lots of bad eating!!)
wk9 (oops), AM 60.5
wk10 PM 62.5, AM 60.8
wk11 PM 62.5, AM 61.1
wk 12 PM 62.2, AM 60.9 (1day post Christmas)
wk13 PM 63.2, AM 61.4

I know, I'm going to have to change something. Hopefully I will have further info after Monday's appointments as to what I am allowed to do and what I must not do. I've been stressed and upset from yesterday - the return of my energy (yay), so its probably a good thing I was forced to rest this much, combined with reading Dr Internet and the horror stories that this thing never goes away and it is the end of my job, and my passion. Will have to talk to my boss on Monday too. Not really feeling much like I deserve my 'reward' day, cause that's today; I really feel like I want to go hard and sweat, not lie around indulgently. Man, so much negativity! I'm off to (uselessly) hit my pilates mat yet again. Ok, it's not useless, there are miriad benefits (just not allowed to see them at the moment grr). :cry: :evil: :cry:
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Re: Tams Progress

Postby Blitz » Sun Jan 04, 2015 5:51 am

I think that you have done exceptionally well considering your restricted exercise and coping with the traditional Christmas food temptations.
You may have got your feet wet but you have certainly avoided the flood! 8)
You are on the right track doing it this way. You are giving your body every chance to recover as well as it can...and looking towards the bigger picture. 61.4kg can easily be dealt with once your are back to strength.

You have done very well - and deserve all the pampering you are due! :D
Enjoy the treat!

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Re: Tams Progress

Postby Tams » Sun Jan 04, 2015 2:45 pm

Thanks Blitz, that was very encouraging :)
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Re: Tams Progress

Postby Blitz » Mon Jan 05, 2015 7:07 am

Let us know how it went with the doctor Tams...enquiring minds want to know!

And how did your pampering treat go? :)

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Re: Tams Progress

Postby Tams » Mon Jan 05, 2015 4:19 pm

The pampering treat was good! (except I had a headache that was made worse from lying face down for so long). But my skin felt lovely afterwards - we had dry body scrubs, massages, and facials. (Husband says he could do without the face thing - but he also did say he skin felt great!).

As for the Drs, gee, its a bit overwhelming. Hubby wants me to get another opinion from an ultra specialist (if they exist). Then I have the question as to whether I will work or not - maybe stupidly I am going tonight. I have the easiest 45mins of anything that I could do - basically walking and standing, and have to rig up some sort of footwear as I am totally banned from heels, so I'm taking it as a 'test'. But maybe I am also stupid, as hubby says I don't owe them anything (I never want to let anyone down, lest of all my students!!) and if this is something that could end my dancing, why would I take the risk? Anyway, I think I will only do tonight, and then see some more specialists (if they exist).

The upshot of today was 'it will be interesting to see if you can dance again'. 'INTERESTING' being decoded by explicit questioning as meaning a good percentage shot of NOT. My questioning did get him to say 'don't waste a year in rest, try slowly after 6-8weeks of rest, and by the end of the year you will know if you have to quit forever'. All the while trying to rush me out the door (I guess because he is a surgeon and cannot offer me any solutions - that I will take and he would risk - in that field.) It sucks that you have to go through a whole plethora of people (and $$) before you can get the one you really need - cause I could have told anyone that a surgeon was not someone I needed (or wanted) to see, but apparently with our health system you have to go through certain referrals first. Expensive.

So far, Dr Internet has been spot on and more helpful.

My emotions are all over the place - despair, fight, compromise, denial, despair...and questioning what I would do if I can't dance. Is God taking away the thing that I love; is that a good thing even if painful? Where are my priorities if I can dance just a little bit - do I expend it in teaching, or save it for recreation and joy, or try and do just a little bit of competition/perfomance work? I want to do ALL of it! Oh, and there's also the fear of fat in that vat of emotions, and how I manage that. I am limited to walking (slowly and if not in pain), cycling, swimming (and that's not really viable with my neck problem). I find the exercise bike interminably boring, but I will have to bite the bullet at least for the next couple of months (I tell myslf just a short time!) and join a cheap gym to use a bike. And then there's the hopelessness of appearance! For guys, easy, but for girls, certain unhealthy shoes are demanded to look nice. Looks like I am in sneakers forever at this stage (and only one pair in the world fits me - add a size 11 NARROW foot in the mix of all of this!). So most of my wardrobe is now unwearable unless I want to look ridiculous. Skirts and dresses with sneakers anyone?? Certain other body configurations mean I don't wear trousers or jeans - no-one can find any to fit me (wide and long pelvis, skinny legs, toned bum) unless I REALLY scour the maternity section (stretchy is my friend). Guess I'm going to have to learn more dressmaking skills and try to create a pants pattern that fits (they suck, they are SOOO tricky).

Anyway, there's the update...rather a full one! Thanks for the place to get it all out. It hasn't been a great day and I want to curl up and hide from it all. On the up side, I did my pilates, and got to ride two big hills to get to my appointments - so I got to puff today :)
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Re: Tams Progress

Postby Tams » Sun Jan 11, 2015 5:43 pm

wk 1 (oops), AM 59.2 (comp week)
wk2 PM 61.5, AM 60.0 (1 week post comp - no training, lots of bad eating!!)
wk3 (oops), AM 60.5
wk4 PM 62.5, AM 60.8
wk5 PM 62.5, AM 61.1
wk 6 PM 62.2, AM 60.9 (1day post Christmas)
wk7 PM 63.2, AM 61.4
wk8 PM 62.0, AM 61.0

Not sure how I'll go for exercise in the coming week. I tried a few new things last week (swimming and exercise bike), but they left my neck so sore (I have a chronic neck problem, which is why I don't swim anymore, and have my bike adjusted and a helmet exemption). So this week I will try a session of deep water running, which should be fine because I'll be upright. I am also pestering another gym to let me come for an inspection to see if their bikes are any better. Keeping on with the pilates of course!
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Re: Tams Progress

Postby Blitz » Mon Jan 12, 2015 6:10 am

Thanks for the medical updates - and your ongoing struggles!
I admire your tenacity in the face of difficulties.
It says a lot about your character that when faced with real hardships that you don't use it as a reason to do nothing but rather seek to find alternatives. Very good! :D

I think deep water running a good idea. It was my first thought when you wrote that swimming made your neck sore.
The sore neck is something that happens when you get into swimming anyway. Muscles are used that aren't used in other activities.
One of the benefits that I marked from all the swimming I did when losing weight was that my shoulders and neck region were the first areas of my body that started to look muscled and lean. I certainly toughened up those muscle groups with all those countless laps I did - so it wasn't surprising really!

Another fab result this week weigh in wise...the only thing I would have changed was for you to weigh in a gram more...for my favourite number for you - 61.1kg! :lol: :wink:
Keep up that great work! 8)

Kim
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Re: Tams Progress

Postby Tams » Mon Jan 12, 2015 2:40 pm

You know, the really weird thing about the swimming, was that I was so sore even AFTER I'd modified what I did for the sake of my neck. I actually didnt use arms. I lay on my back with the kickboard held under my head (that made it so much more comfortable) and did patterkick. Then alternated with side stroke, lying either side (again with kickboard so neck not held low).

So I really could not figure why my arms and shoulders and traps and neck were so so so so so sore!! But they were...water running here I come. I may have to get my old belt posted over from Perth so I can do it myself outside of class (they don't hire the belts). Maybe 20 years ago I had 3 months of non-weight bearing (feet again), so I invested in the belt and did a lot of it. I hope my body is still going to let me. We'll know after tomorrow!
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