Saturday, September 24, 2011
I had the most active Saturday that I have had in some time. I accomplished so much.
It started with my DH and I getting up at 6 AM so that we could go to his work place and get our free flu shots.
On the way home we stopped at a major grocery store for the sole purpose of recycling all of my plastic bags. Got those out of the way. Three bags full.
Then I talked him into stopping at the nearby self serve car wash to wash my car, and vacuum it out. We worked really well together. That got out of the way.
Stopped to get gas.
Came home and while it was cool, we worked together in the front yard on gardening. I clipped some bushes, started digging out a dead rose bush, pulled weeks. I was energized!!!
I worked outside for 45 minutes, 45 more than I have all summer. Paul worked outside for many, many more hours.
I did take a break to read the newspaper.
But then I attacked my bookcase that Stryker has been getting into in, and cleaned it out to make it safer. And then I cleaned out a box of CD's that has been very disorganized for months. I still couldn't find about 6 CD's that need to be put back into their original holders.
Where is all this energy coming from? Loosing weight? feeling better about myself? Making better choices with my life? Deciding that I am just going to do the things that need to be done.
Oh, and lest I forget, I made a very healthy fish taco dinner for us to have. YUM.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
I found it difficult to watch, but fascinated. The woman who wants to be the largest woman ever, weighing now 725 lbs, and wanting to grow to over 1800 lbs. She lives in Great Britain and eats over 20,000 calories a day. She totally ignored what Dr OZ had to say to her. She is believing a bunch of lies, that she is feeding herself, and her "fans" are also feeding her.
Dr. OZ had a video of her doctor insisting that she is a walking time bomb, and videos of her two sons who are concerned for her and that she is going to kill herself. She ignored it all.
Aren't you glad that we have the power to say NO to those lies we have been telling ourselves?
Aren't you glad that we have the power to make positive choices for our lives?
Aren't you glad that we don't have to depend on the praises of people who are encouraging us to gain weight, but get the encouragement of others to keep us on good tracks?
and glad that I found it a few months ago, to take me into positive living, and positive decisions for my life.
to all of my friends here on spark people who encourage me every day.
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.
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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