Friday, May 13, 2011
My main course for the last two days has been assorted veggies drizzled with olive oil and lots of chopped garlic, then roasted at 400 degrees for 20-30 minutes, depending on the type of vegetable and size of the pieces. Yummy.
I just add grilled chicken or browned lean beef or maybe a couple of boiled eggs to my meal. Lean protein and lots of veggies - a way of eating that really agrees with my body.
Having new sod put in so I've been in the yard for two days, watering, etc. Lots of deep knee bends, lol.
Friday has always been my weigh in day, so I'm officially logging weight now, too. Rolling right along.
Thursday, May 12, 2011
I was supposed to start my personal challenge today but I was so excited yesterday after blogging about it, I started early, lol.
All those freshly picked veggies I bought at the Farmers' Market were delicious in a large raw salad. Turnups, carrots, spinach, cucumbers, tomatoes, sweet peppers, etc. fresh from the earth. Didn't really need any dressing, just a little red wine vinegar. Yum.
I also did 20 minutes on my recumbant bike (for my knee joints). This morning I feel great, inside and out.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Iíve been away from SP and my SP friends for a while. Withdrew from my leadership positions. I lost my enthusiasm for posting and blogging and havenít been able to get it back. It seemed that each time I tried, some other misfortune came along and took the wind out of my sails. I, personally, physically and financially, have been doing well. My family has had some hard times, accidents, health problems, emergencies, etc. that have taken all my emotional energy.
Some contact with a few SP Friends has encouraged me and the thought that itís about time for my annual blood work and physical, along with the knowledge that itís much harder to get something back than it is to maintain it, has suddenly SPARKED my tiny little brain to ďget with itĒ again.
So here I am with my 12-12 Personal Challenge. Starts May 12th; ends June 12th. The numbers mean something to me. I guess thatís all that counts.
My goals are simple: to eat in a way thatís good for ME Ė daily; and to do the joint exercises Iíve discovered and devised to keep my knees and hips working and avoid that hip replacement surgery Iíve been told is coming.
Healthy eating for my body is to avoid Starch and Sugar as much as possible and to EAT LESS. Pretty simple. Not always easy. Does always work for my body.
Thursday, March 31, 2011
I want to thank all my Spark Friends for all the good thoughts and kind words and heartfelt prayers sent on behalf of my DIL. She is home from the hospital with new meds that seem to working, finally, to dissolve the long blood clot in her leg.
As if a double mastectomy at age 41 wasn't enough, she had very severe pain from the clot, and of course we were all very scared because of it. She goes twice a week to have blood levels checked to keep the thinning meds at the right level. Still needs some pain pills, but the pain is lessening, slowly.
You know, you can plan your senior years perfectly and make excellent choices for your future, but when the health/life of a loved one is threatened, stress takes up residence in your own life and won't go away. The good news is, the cancer is gone completely!
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