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A good time with a friend.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

I have a friend here at home, her name is Sue. She is a good friend. We had lunch today, she took me to a Thai restaurant. It was really excellent food. We had some Thai mushroom soup, vegetable stirfry, vegetable roll, and steamed white rice. I was very satisfied.
Then she took me to see her new home that is being built. It is lovely. I enjoyed the time with her.
We went to Hobby Lobby so that she could get stuff to make a fall wreath for her mother who lives in a retirement home. Then we stopped by to see her mother for a short time.
Sue is a good friend, and I was glad to spend time with her. I got to ask her counsel for several areas that I need help with.
Where to go for my rehab.
Where to go to buy exercise shoes, she had taken her daughter to a couple places in the town over when she was in college . Her daughter ran track.
Counsel about my own counsel.
We also chatted about church and other things.

It helped me to see that I have developed a good support system, and am ready to quit seeing my counselor. You all here on SP have also helped me.
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 9/24/2011 12:01AM

    True friends are AWESOME!!! So glad you had such a good time.

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LITTLEGUYSMOM1 9/22/2011 8:32AM

    What a blessing to have such a friend. Sounds like you had an awesome day. We all need days like that. I'm glad you had yours!

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PATTYKLAVER 9/22/2011 8:11AM

    I need a wonderful friend and a wonderful day like that! Actually, I do have friends - you've made me realize I've been a little lax about keeping in touch. Time to spring into action!

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DIANEDOESSMILES 9/22/2011 1:05AM

    Sounds like an EXCELLENT Day ! I have my best friend, her name is Karen,,, we've been best friends since we've been 11 & 12 !! I am now 52 ! Thats 40 YRS ! SO GLAD you had such an EXCELLENT DAY !! Glad you had the energy to do all of this.

Also that you could pour your heart out to her,,,isn't it funny how we can do that to our friends,,,now matter how many times we do or do not see them, but when we do, its as if we have seen them just yesterday? I see Karen about everyday, but for awhile she lived thousands of miles from me. It just didn't matter,,,, our hearts were connected. emoticon

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Visit with Orthopedist - my knee doctor

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

I made the appointment because I had extreme pain when walking a long distance in my replaced knees in WA. I also had a lot of pain in them when swimming last month.
I had x-rays, was given a shot in my right knee, given a prescription for a new anti-inflammatory, and also given a prescription for some knee physical therapy. (4-6 weeks, 2-3 times per week.)
I am kind of excited, but also kind of scared. I did 9 months of rehab after my knees were replaced, and I stopped because of my mothers death.

So I didn't do too well today and went over in all of my nutrition trackers. But I know that it will not be permanent, and I also know that when I was doing rehab I was doing a lot of exercise and I was loosing weight. So I look forward to that again. And once I get the routine down of doing exercises to strengthen my leg muscles I will be able to continue at the gym.

I need encouragement. I am trying to help others, but how can I help them if I am not helping myself??
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FORMYDARLINGS 9/21/2011 6:36PM

    Hi there. Don't worry about not doing well on 1 day. Just get back on track tomorrow. It takes 1 step in the right direction to get you going.
While your knees heal, find some chair exercises that you can do or some yoga , whatever. Just find someting to do to keep you moving. My friend Beth has lost over 100 pounds changing her eating habits and chair exercise, so I know it will work for you.
Get going in the right direction right away and you will feel great.

Gini

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ASOBFALLS 9/21/2011 11:46AM

    Physical Therapy sounds like a good plan. emoticon They can give you a lot of help and when you walk without pain...your are willing to walk MORE emoticon
God bless you today!
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 9/21/2011 10:15AM

    Please continue to do the PT the doctor has prescribed so that you can get your knees back to the healthiest they can be! Keeping you in prayer.

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LINDA! 9/20/2011 9:00PM

    emoticonI am undergoing PT now for my shoulder injury. My suggestion is to stick to the plan.

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LITTLEGUYSMOM1 9/20/2011 8:42PM

    I'm glad you got your knees looked at and have a plan for healing in place. I'm praying for you! Take care of yourself!

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Beautiful Evening

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Stryker came around 3 PM, and left around 9:30.
It was so nice outside when his Papa dropped him off, that we walked out to get the mail together, I am trying to teach him that we don't go out into the road.
Then we went out onto our back porch, and played we the new ball I got him, and just enjoyed the cool breeze in the shade.
After our dinner (which he ate very well and enjoyed the chicken), we went back out side and enjoyed the even cooler breeze. So nice to have temps in the 70's low 80's rather than 105.
Thank you Lord for cooler temps.

  
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 9/21/2011 10:04AM

    What a great time with Stryker and nice temps to be outside!

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PATTYKLAVER 9/20/2011 7:20AM

    Sounds like a wonderful evening. Wish I could have joined you!

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RGEETING 9/20/2011 12:49AM

    Love that grandma time! emoticon
We are truly blessed, aren't we?

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What a morning!!!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Most days I don't know what i want to blog about.
But today, I am so sure.
I got on the scale this morning and I weighed another lb lighter!! Couldn't believe it.
Then I went out, with the goal to find a nice little chair for my grandson.
I found this really cute wooden rocking chair that was marked down, and so I got at Lowes. So excited.
Went to Walmart to buy groceries, but entered on the other side so that I would have to walk through the whole store, and that would be my exercise. At Walmart in the children toys department, I found some floor tiles for kids based on Cars 2 the movie, and some little cars that I got for my grandson. I continued to walk all over the store, and got my fresh vegetables, and produce.
Next I went over to Sams and again planned to walk the store. Got several good deals, but found there a foldup chair for my grandson, and think I will save the rocker for Christmas.
By the time I got to the check out I was really sweating, and they had cold air blowing into the store. I was really pumping.

One thing that helped was that I knew I had chicken salad ready for my lunch when I got home for my lunch.

I am psyched to put in my weight loss, and to keep moving. Stryker will be here in a short while for me to take care of him so his Papa can get his car fixed.

  
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 9/21/2011 10:02AM

    WAY TO GO on losing that pound!!! You did some great shopping and walking. Keep up the great work!

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REACHING4HOME 9/20/2011 7:26PM

    Your morning flat wore me out just reading about it! Since I only can walk 2,000 to 3,000 steps a day, I have all I can do to get from the car inside the store and then must use a riding cart. But it sounds like you got some great bargains. I shop Sam's and Wal-Mart too.
I love the background picture on this page. Makes me just want to take off my clothes and go for a swim!
Erin

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MAMAJENC 9/19/2011 7:31PM

    Great job! And congrats!!

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RGEETING 9/19/2011 5:40PM

    woohoo!!!!!!
Enjoy grandma time!!!!!

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LITTLEGUYSMOM1 9/19/2011 3:24PM

    What a busy morning! That is great that you walked throughout the store for exercise. Every bit is a step in the right direction. Good for you!! Sounds like you got some great deals too. Enjoy the rest of your day!

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Satisfying Saturday

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Well my guests arrived while I was still in the shower. Thankfully, my husband had already gotten dressed, and was able to greet them.
There was mom and dad, 5 year old Nate, 2 year old Peter and 5 month old Annie. I was nervous to have these three little ones in my home all at once. But because I have been taking care of my 17 month old grandson once a week, I have toys that the boys could play with. And I had appropriate places for them to sit at the table. My daughter and her husband came a little bit later. She helped me in preparing the lunch: chicken salad for sandwiches, I cut up a cantaloupe melon, lots of different fruits on the table, some sun chips, low fat cheese, whole grain bread. We had a great lunch, and it went well.

My husband took a long nap, and I relaxed the rest of the day. I decided that I would take the day off from exercise, but my eating has gone really well.

So overall I would say that it has been a very Satisfying Saturday.
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 9/21/2011 9:57AM

    What a successful day!!! So glad that you enjoyed it, ate healthy and still relaxed the rest of the day. AWESOME!!!

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PATTYKLAVER 9/19/2011 8:46AM

    It's always nice to hear that someone has relaxed and enjoyed a Saturday. Good for you!

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TURTLERASKIN 9/18/2011 12:16PM

    Sounds great -- although it must have been crazy with all those kids!

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LITTLEGUYSMOM1 9/18/2011 9:01AM

    What a great day! I'm glad it was a success. Have a great rest of the weekend!

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RGEETING 9/17/2011 11:11PM

    Sounds like a very successful day! Have a great Sunday - or as a friend would say, SONday!

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