Monday, October 21, 2013
I have been maintaining, thank God! But, I haven't been losing. It's been all me, though... not keeping up with the diet, not keeping up with the exercise. Fall is the busiest time of the year for me. Chris is back in school and all the running around and then I did get sick and with me that's usually (and it was) a respiratory thing, so the breathing is usually an issue... but I'm starting to feel better, so I'm back to feeling like I need to reunite with Leslie Sansone and make her a habit in my life again!
I still get the daily compliments at work (God bless them!) which is so nice to hear! My girlfriend, the one who placed second to me last year in the Turkey Buster challenge, a work weightloss competition, suggested we get that going again... so I emailed our health and safety committee and suggested they start that up, so hopefully they will and that friendly competition will be exactly what I need to really get me going again! Nothing like going at it head to head again to get me to lose 20 lbs or so! I am only 50-60 lbs from my goal, so that would be excellant!
All the stuff with my hip replacement and the car accident finally hit here financially for me, too, so I've been under some stress and decided to take on a 3rd job (in addition to my day job of working at UPS and my 2nd job of selling Avon). I started selling Azuli Skye jewelry. It's another independent situation similar to Avon, where I'm my own boss (I love those type of jobs) and as I have a huge passion for jewelry, it's a good fit so far. I get free jewelry, in addition to the money to help out with the bills, and all for just showing off the jewelry, which is awesome and going to parties! That's not a bad gig... so, it's doing well, so far and I'm able to start paying off the bills, which is lessening the stress for me, which is always a good thing!
So, needless to say, I've been busy, not just sitting on my butt not doing anything, which is probably why I'm not gaining weight, yay! But, I can't wait to get back to losing and doing the 4-5 days a week of walking with Leslie... I felt so much toner then, and I need that now!
How is everyone else doing?
Friday, August 30, 2013
I'm free and clear from hip surgery restrictions... I've lost 151 lbs and that's the third 50 lb installment on my weight loss goal of my 200 lb loss... I'm ready to hit it and get this last 50 lbs off of my frame! In fact, I feel as thought my body has really started to get used to my diet and my exercise routine... soooooo
I've decided to join a gym for these last 50 lbs. I'm going Extreme Makeover/Biggest Loser style and really going to put my ALL into the workout sessions and sweat my "butt" off, literally (I hope!)
If Chris Powell can get his clients to lose weight in the final stretch, then why can't I?
Saturday, July 06, 2013
I've been in a car accident.
I'm sin and a half weeks after my hip replacement surgery and from that I'm doing fine. Last Saturday, I returned to the lake and started walking again. Since last Saturday, I've walked the lake (3.5 miles) 5 times... Yesterday was the fifth and I was kind of sore... I walked with my son and two friends and my back was acting up and I was tired... made the comment that I might have been pushing it, so I said that today I was going to rest and not go to the lake... I dropped off a friend and was taking the other friend home, when we were going through an intersection and were hit by another vehicle. Luckily, the three of us (son in the back seat) were fine. THe other driver was fine as well. However, my car took it pretty hard. It was towed from the scene and I'm waiting to hear what the damage is... I am praying that it can be fixed... it was hit very hard.
As for injuries... we were hit on the front passenger side, so my friend felt the most impact... her leg started bruising at the accident and I spoke with her today and she is sore and her arm is scraped a bit where it hit the door. She didn't mention much else except being sore. She says she's ok. I have a bruise on my left thigh, where it hit the steering wheel, my left leg, where I think it hit the middle of the car and my chest where the seatbelt was... and I am a bit sore. My son has a slight seatbelt bruise on his chest as well, and a small bruise on his hip, I think also from seatbelt.. and that is all. None of us needed doctors yesterday and we all seem to think we don't need any still... but we are watching it. I put in a call to my therapist and am waiting on a call back, but it's the holiday weekend, and I have PT on Monday, so I'll let them know them...
As for the car, it's our only one, so I only hope and pray it's able to be fixed and now I wait.
I am blessed that this isn't worse than it could have been, but with that said, you still worry about the mess you are now dealt with.. ya know?
I'm due to go back to work a week from Wednesday.. I need to get my pc and desk back to where it was... then I should be able to post like I used to... I will get back to sleeping upstairs, not in this makeshift recovery bed that I've setup for myself downstairs... I have about a week to get things back to normal here at home.
My son is in another production... it moves into tech week today. Show starts on Thursday night. Finishes up next Sunday. His band camp starts up August 12th and that'll be his official end to summer, then his official start to Junior year of high school and the businest year yet. BTW, took him with me to a physical therapy session and now he's thinking of making it a career choice... not too shabby. Football season starts up soon and my Friday nights will be spoken for.
IThanks for keeping up with me... as you can see, life didn't slow down at all, I was trying to keep up with my recovery, then bam... another bump in the road... Life is like that, isn't it?
Thursday, June 13, 2013
If I make typos, forgive me... The setup for my pc isn't quite right in my recovery...
I thought alot of things would be different after surgery. I thought I'd be like Wonder Woman! LOL WRONG! I thought I'd bounce back incredibly quickly and be online, writing a book, healing, walking, doing all kinds of amazing stuff. Instead... well, I've been lying around not doing much of anything.
I've been in pain. I've been swollen! and did I say SWOLLEN??? OMG! I mean, wow! I had NO IDEA! My leg is still SWOLLEN! It's honestly thrown me for quite the loop. I wasn't expecting it. It's uncomfortable. It's ANNOYING! It's a pain in the well... TUSHIE! My leg has been rock hard at times, and just well... uncomfortable. Not at all fun. Thank GOD, I saved my big girl panties! LOL I've been wearing them and some of my bigger stretchie workout pants alot. Just for comfort. I can only lie on my back at night, so sleeping has been a huge trial. I am normally the BEST sleeper and there have been many a night where I just cry at about 3 am.. from sheer exhaustion and misery. But, I think those nights are starting to fade. I'm getting to bed around 1 am now, and it's getting a bit better.
My leg is starting to get a bit less hard and softer, so the swelling is going down a bit. I'm going on four weeks after surgery and I'm still using the cane to walk around, but I'm getting up and down the stairs more often now and out of the house more. I'm trying to go to the store more and walk around. I do get tired very quickly but I'm trying to do more. each and every day. Tuesday was my first outpatient physical therapy day and tomorrow will be my 2nd. Next week, I'll be back to Mon, Wed and Fri schedule.
As for eating... well, I did gain 10 lbs. I think it's all in the leg, but I can't say I have been eating perfect. Something about watching tv all day long and watching food commercials and wanting crap food. What can I say? Comfort eating? I am trying, though. I'm back to the lemon water first thing. The yogurts and the green tea at every meal. I stook for an hour yesterday prepping veggies for stir fry this week, which really tired my leg out, but I'm trying to get back to the healthy eating, so it's a process! And, I'll get there! I just need to get up more and away from the constant tv watching! LOL Seriously, that's not a good thing, even though I do love my tv... I just can't give in to the constant commercials of the bad food!!!
Drinking the water and the green tea is filling up my stomach, which is making me less interested in filling it up with any "extra" food, which is a plus! I just need to start getting more activiity in and then the right balance is back in my life and the weight should follow, even though, my therapists feel that alot of the 10 lbs IS in my leg! I don't doubt alot of that... it's still swollen, quite a bit. I am a bit more squishy in my middle, though... I have to start getting my "core" back into shape.
So, I DOOOOOO sooooo appreciate all of your comments and emails and just thoughts, as I know you have all been so kind to think of me while I've been away. I know you all know I've been recovering and have been missing me and that means so very much to me. I am here. My pc set up is on a table and I have to lie in bed, so my eyesight isn't stellar, so I can't really see what it is that I'm typing... luckily, I'm a fairly decent typer, so I may make some typos, but overall, I think this will be legible... although, not perfect, as I'm not really seeing what I'm typing. So, the postings won't be as often, til I can comfortable sit back in front of the screen. Typing from my cell phone just isn't feasible, as you can imagine. My finger would get so sore! LOL
So, til the healing is even better, I won't be posting alot, but know that I'm getting better and I'm still here! Thank you all for supporting me! I can't wait to be back here with you all!
Monday, May 13, 2013
Had a great mother's day and ready for my surgery...
Today I met with the surgeon... my surgery is a week from tomorrow. He asked if I was still decided on getting the new hip... I mean "really?" I am almost unable to walk up stairs after a month of physical therapy... if he doesn't give me a new hip after all this trouble, I'll scream! LOL I'm in worse shape now than I was a month ago, actually. A month ago, I was able to walk up stairs with no problem (a limp, yes, but my muscles weren't this fatigued) and I am just so READY for this... I'm really looking forward to getting past this pain. I'm MORE than ready for this surgery.
I'm in my last five days of work before I'm out for about 6'ish weeks and then the real work of getting on the road to recovery begins. I'm looking forward to the next chapter of my life.
I got myself out of the house yesterday with my family. We went to a local amusement park and enjoyed the day. Hubby was off work, son didn't have a show, I figured it'd be a great day to get out, walk around and just enjoy the day... it was fantastic! Plus, I was finally able to fit into some rides! So, I rode a few... first time in about 20 yrs! I had a blast!
Also, wore a shirt that I bought from Old Navy and gave myself at Christmas... size Large... when I opened it up, it was so tiny that it was laughable at the time... never thought I'd fit into it... and now it fit! I'm almost smaller than my man now!
and even got a great pic of my son and I... just a fantastic day all around! I had the best Mother's Day! I hope you all did, too!
So, I'm in the final stages of prep for next week... this last weekend will be the cleaning the house, as therapists will be coming to my home after the surgery for a week or two. I should be in the hospital for a few days, maybe four... I have a few magazines to keep me busy and I hope to get back to work on my book... hoping I can "focus" with the time I'll have to myself. I may even blog more often, too!
I also bought a Richard Simmons Sweatin' to the Oldies 4 DVD and figure that it'll be my cardio workout (moving my arms, as that little guy is SUPER full of energy and just does NOT stop) for when I'm in bed! I hope to lose some weight while in recovery... I still have more to go to get to my goal!
Do any of you have any recommendations for in bed exercises?
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