Monday, October 20, 2014
Since hurting my knee on the 3rd I haven't been able to exercise and go, go, go like normal. I've had to rest my leg. Which can be very boring. So to keep from going crazy and out of boredom I learned to crochet Granny Squares and just completed my first afghan using them. I admit more than once when I couldn't sleep because of pain I came downstairs at 2 am, reviewed my work and undid some squares and when I started putting them together undid half of a row. I watched countless videos and looked at lots of pictures until I got it mostly right.
This is the finished project:
Now I'm going to finish an apron I'm crocheting and another crocheting project. After I finish them I'm starting on another afghan using different stitches. Should be fun. Have 5 more weeks in the knee brace.
Have a great day!
Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Another month has bit the dust. September is looking like it is going to be busy. Sunday my dd moved out. Now I need to clean and organize her bedroom. We are hoping to hear about a move in the near future so I need to get the whole apartment organized. I thought I wouldn't be babysitting this week but it looks like I will be babysitting after school. I can get a lot done before them.
My goals for September are:
lose 5.25 lbs
Meet my step goal of 360000 steps
Strength train 6x a week
Log food and exercise daily
Well, I'm off to start my day. Have a wonderful Tuesday!
Monday, July 21, 2014
Has there been progress? Not in the weight loss side. But on the health side there has been a tremendous amount of progress. I went from playing in the snow.
To bedridden on March 5 with tubes coming out of me from places I don't even want to think about.
To walking the hospital floor with a few less tubes and a walker.
To hiking 9 miles in the mountains on a hard trail.
I think that is a lot of progress in 4 months. There are still things I can't do. I can't do things that put pressure on my breast plate - the area they cracked me open. This includes push ups, triceps dips, planks and a lot of yoga poses. It takes time to heal from heart surgery. It is hard not to be impatient, I want to be healed now. My patience is wearing thin at times. But on those days when I am feeling low because of lack of progress I look back at how far I have come since March 5. Heck, I'm still alive, that is a big thing. I know the weight will come off, it is just hard when it comes off in ounces instead of pounds. I know I will meet my goals I just have to be patient.
Today was a good day until my treadmill broke, I guess I will have to start going to the gym again to use their treadmill It is hot and stinky in there. I've started back to Turbo Jam, still walking outside when the weather agrees with me. I don't handle the hot and humid like I use to.
I'm going to walking in place while watching baseball.
Have a great evening!
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