April accountability month for challenge & support

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  • nikkit321
    nikkit321 Posts: 1,420 Member
    So, I'm looking for:

    - scale recommendation, mine is possessed

    - ideas on recovering from shin splints


    Open to all thoughts and suggestions!
  • TinaLeigh67
    TinaLeigh67 Posts: 577 Member
    @nikkit321

    I stand on the edge of a step and drop my heels and hold for a few seconds and the go up on my toes and hold for a few seconds, repeat several times. It has worked for me and I find if I do this stretch before walking/running, it helps prevent. Hope it helps. Shin splints stink
  • LazyBlondeChef
    LazyBlondeChef Posts: 1,855 Member
    edited April 21
    @nikkit321 Have you checked your battery lately? I've had the experience where when the battery was near the end of its useful life it started giving inconsistent results.

    I'm happy with my black Withings Smart Scale but that's the only digital one I have any experience with as our last one was analog. Link: https://www.withings.com/us/en/scales
  • BittersweetVita
    BittersweetVita Posts: 463 Member
    @nikkit321 - Back in my drum corps days, one exercise where I would feel the burn in my shins was where we would do these foot taps. You would lift one foot up as high as you could and tap that part up and down as fast as you could while keeping your heel on the ground. While this was a good exercise for building strength, I don't know if it is one you should do while recovering from shin splints. In my PT for plantar fasciitis, I am supposed to be stretching while building strength. I hope you can find some help and relief!
  • deepwoodslady
    deepwoodslady Posts: 6,820 Member
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    My name is Donna. I am 5’ 5” tall, 61 years old and from the Midwest USA. In 2016 I weighed 253 lbs. I am on a journey of health and to get back to the real me.
    Every healthy habit brings me closer to scratching each of these off to NEVER see them again!
    250’s; 240’s; 230’s; 220's; 210's; 200's; 190's; 180’s; 170's; 160's; 150’s



    Starting Weight (from March 31, 2022): 199.6
    Goal: 194.6 (Five lb Loss)

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    04/08.…..204.0…..(Trend Weight 200.2)…..

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    04/18.…..204.4…..(Trend Weight 201.8)….. Did someone say Easter Dinner?

    04/19.…..199.2…..(Trend Weight 201.5)….. We went out for Easter Dinner and to see the Easter Bunny and find eggs with DGS #4 because of a lack of kitchen during my reno. I felt like I ate a normal amount and did not even finish. Yesterday (Monday) I was so swollen in my calves and ankles and stomach that I was miserable. I pushed water and only got in my 250 steps 3 times out of 13 on my fitbit. Barely over 3000 steps for the day. On the couch all day with headache and miserable uncomfortable swelling. My doctor recently gave me a water pill to help aid my heart until I see the cardiologist June 1st. It is prescribed to take 2-3 times a week which is why I sometimes feel my weight will go up & down. I took the pill yesterday and those steps are from going back & forth potty. I also took a magnesium pill to help with TMI because it had been a few days. Both worked. Imagine my shock to see over 5 ½ pounds down overnight when I was so immobile! Glad to see it under 200! I feel much better today but I’m starving and my body wants to make up for the lesser amounts of food yesterday. I’ll choose wisely.

    04/20.…..200.8…..(Trend Weight 201.5)….. I think this is my weight and body adjusting after such a large drop on the scale yesterday. While I’m not happy with this number, it does feel correct and right.

    04/21.…..200.8…..(Trend Weight 201.4)….. Holding steady but need to see improvement. Very low level calorie burn yesterday. I’ve got to up my game as much as I safely can.

    04/22.…..200.2…..(Trend Weight 201.3)….. I am making some good choices for the meals. Snacks still need to be worked on. Dinner tomorrow with my daughter will be in the next town over and will spill over my allowances. I’ll have to make today an extra good day for compensation. Babysitting DGS #4 today so up & down the stairs I go!

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