Tuesday, October 04, 2011
Was overnight at my daughter's house and missed doing the blog. Her husband was away for a few days, and we had a nice intimate time together; she is pregnant with baby #2, a girl, and she has a year and a half year old son. It just seems a shame that things are so much harder for young people now than they were for us at the same age. Her husband has no job, the house they bought was just exhorbitantly priced for such a junky place, and she gets no help from his side of the family.
I ate a ridiculous amount of food yesterday, being off the grid so to speak. Also, am still hobbling around, and cannot do my walks, although I could do upper body exercises, but have lost my motivation for it.
Sunday, October 02, 2011
It would be helpful if all the food tracker items were standardized. For example, I have gotten into the habit of weighing things in grams. Many of the spark foods come in this unit. But today, I wanted to measure grapes, and there were only 2 units, individual grape, and cup. Well, a cup of big grapes would weigh differently than a cup of small grapes, and I don't understand why they did not have grams for this one. It seems like they should have ounces, grams, individual item, and cups. All the units, and people choose which unit to always use to measure that fits best with their lifestyle.
Spark has really bent over backwards to make tracking pretty easy, and this one addition would help even more. Where can I make this suggestion????
Saturday, October 01, 2011
re: yesterday's fall......I called the advice nurse, and based on the fact that really my ankle is not too bad, I have iced it, elevated it, and compressed it. I did not need to go to the emergency, which was a huge relief. My mom fell 3 years ago at Safeway, and cracked her patella. We spent ten, yes, ten hours in the emergency room, and that was when I realized how bad the American medical system is. All she needed was a quick x-ray and a splint to immobilize it. Emergency rooms should be for heart attacks, serious auto accidents, breathing stopped, stuff like that. I don't get it.
What I am disappointed about is that i was going so well with the 5% challenge, and now I am stymied. I can't do my big walk, and I ate like a horse last night (for extra energy, ha ha)
Friday, September 30, 2011
I just missed a step carrying laundry downstairs, and I twisted my ankle to the point of excruciating pain. I am now doing the rest, ice, compression, elevation thing, but really I have no idea how bad it is. I went to the internet for advice, and some say to put weight on it, and others say if you do, you could make it worse. I can walk on it, only it is very hard.
Any thoughts on this from others who had a similar experience would be appreciated.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Well, I did well yesterday, calorie wise, and exercise wise. And this morning I got all my bills paid, and checkbook balanced. Amazing!!
Now I have to do the same thing for my mom's accounts.
I gave in and got a larger bra. It feels so much better. I was really kidding myself trying to squeeze into a bra that was too small, to try to make myself look smaller, while flesh is dripping out of the sides of it.
The truth is I bought the bra for my mom but it was too big. (she has shrunk) and so I tried it on, and it fit so well and was so comfortable. No underwire.
Now, I feel yesterday has been a course in honesty.
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