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Hitch in my Giddyup!

Friday, September 18, 2009

It had to happen and I will keep going. I woke up with really bad pain in my left hip. I have back problems, fibro and bursitis - so take your pick on what is causing it. The deal is that I'm limping and wincing. Ouch!

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Luckily, its Friday and I don't have to work so I'm going to the Rec Center to swim. I ate a banana and will take an NSAID for the pain. I don't think I'll be walking my 10,000 steps today. Its really funny but I feel sad about not being able to work out with an exercise TV video today. Who would have ever thought I would feel badly about not being able to exercise?

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Hopefully, this is just a short term hitch. I will find a way to keep moving until the inflammation subsides!

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RAJAH3166 9/18/2009 6:43PM

    know the feeling but it seems you keep on trucking great :) Swimming is still the best remedy for me and boy do I feel it when I skip a day hope you will feel better soon

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FUNNYGRANNY71 9/18/2009 4:01PM

    Sorry to hear you are in so much pain. I agree with all of you, I never thought I would dread not being able to exercise. Sometimes I have to pinch myself to see if it is really me. Hope you get to feeling better soon.
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GRANDMAZ23 9/18/2009 9:54AM

  Sorry to hear you're in pain. Take care of yourself for the next few days and you'll be back to taking on the world! :-) Swimming is a great alternative exercise that causes less stress on the joints. RURAL3 is probably right when she says you've probably been going a faster pace to keep up with DH on your walks. Tell his to SLOW DOWN a bit for you. I'm always having to ask my DH to take it slower for me. Good luck!
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RURAL3 9/18/2009 8:26AM

    I'm sorry you are hurting. I know the weird feeling of being sad because you can't exercise. Who would have known. Perhaps you have a little glitch because you were going faster than pace with DH on your walk. Hope it works itself out soon. But you go girl because you are still swimming. emoticon

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Changing the Pace

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Not much going on. Feeling good. That's really important - to feel good. How many mornings I've woken up and not wanted to get out of bed because I'm tired or depressed or hurting...or some other excuse. I need to remember the difference if I feel like slouching on my new lifestyle. I like getting up and feeling raring to go!


DH and I walked my regular 2 mile evening dog walk together yesterday (He's really in shape) I knocked 6 minutes off my 2 mile walk just walking with him. I came back tired and sweaty but happy. Even Bucky seemed happier walking at that pace. I guess I better just kick it up!
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JUST-AMY 9/17/2009 6:44PM

    Thank you for that. I've had a lazy, not-feeling-good day. I needed to read that other people have them and move it along, anyway.

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LIS193 9/17/2009 11:11AM

    Great attitude! Keep going, you can do it :)

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RURAL3 9/17/2009 8:46AM

    He's going to get you kicking it up a little. You won't even know it. Here's to feeling better every day.

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GRANDMAZ23 9/17/2009 8:25AM

  Your blog was what I needed this morning! Yesterday I was feeling kinda "blah" about the whole healthy eating, exercising thing. And when I woke up this morning I still felt the same. You helped remind me that I actually enjoy the new me and don't want to go back to the tired, sore, depressed person I was. Thanks for the "mental slap"!
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He's Baaack.....

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

It really is neat to have DH home. The house seems happier and full of life. But I did notice how much more active and upbeat I was while he was away compared to how I used to be before SP. I ate very healthful meals. I cooked rather than just put things together to eat. I was more active and energetic. I exercised and went out shopping and with friends. I just have more energy and enthusiasm now. I love my DH but I am a person without him. I've said it before and I'll say it again.....Life is Good!

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1Q842014 9/17/2009 5:26AM

    Excellent! I'm hoping to say the same things when my boyfriend is back in 4 months :) I feel I have more energy already just like you. And it hasn't even been a month yet. So emoticon

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NUSU2009 9/17/2009 12:16AM

  Congrats on your new personhood (my new word). It was there all along, it just wasn't showing itself. LIFE IS VERY GOOD!

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RURAL3 9/16/2009 9:20PM

    Glad to hear he is back and that you did so well while he was gone. You are a new person! emoticon

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Healthy Updates

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

I saw my MD yesterday and by her scale I have lost 25 pounds. It was 4 pounds more lost than by my scale. She and I were both very happy. I don't think my scale is as accurate because it bounces all over the place and never really settles on a number. I may need to get a new one. Now that I have lost 25 lbs, I am going to weigh just once a week unless I have a specific reason to weigh more frequently. I want to slowly become less dependent on the scale. I will be getting my blood work this am.

I received my Pedometer in the mail yesterday and set it up immediately. Bucky and I walked the 2 miles around our neighborhood park and the pedometer was only .02 different in mileage from the Spark People fitness map mileage I have been using and the calories burned were only 30 less than SP's estimate. It stayed snug on my waist with a deep clip and a safety strap so I don't think I'll lose it. So far I am satisfied.

  
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FUNNYGRANNY71 9/15/2009 4:39PM

    You are doing great. I know you are proud of yourself and you should be. Doesn't it feel great when you can see definite results.
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GRIFF2734 9/15/2009 10:35AM

    I am so proud of YOU!! emoticon emoticon Keep up the great work you are an inspiration to us all.



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KATVHALE 9/15/2009 9:23AM

    emoticon emoticon You are doing fantastic!! The dr's scales always show more than ours at home! I still use mine at home because I weigh once a week and it shows a loss so I will check it out with dr's when I go back to him in November. Hey, as long as the number on mine is goind down, who cares!!

I have a pedometer too but I don't walk as much as I should; I'm a bike rider though and I ride 3x a week for 12 miles each time. I am going on vacation and I will be doing a lot of walking so I'm taking my pedometer with me.

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NO_SNOW_BODY 9/15/2009 8:45AM

    Great for you, I haven't found a pedometer that I like yet, I use the cheap Wal-Mart brand for now, it gives me my steps and that is important.

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1Q842014 9/15/2009 7:36AM

    emoticon Great job!!!

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JULESELLEN 9/15/2009 5:54AM

    Sounds like all your hard work is paying off! Good for you! Enjoy your success! emoticon

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Ramblings

Monday, September 14, 2009

After a restful, but productive weekend, I guess I'm ready for the week to start. I am not aching any more so that's good. My daughter called and says she is loving her new job although it is exhausting. She hasn't moved yet, she has 3 months to make the move, but says she needs to move sooner rather than later. With 12 hour shifts its really hard driving back and forth from home to work.
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I had a wonderful morning on Saturday with my friend Jennifer. It was like we never stopped seeing each other. Its sad that when we move we sometimes lose touch with people we didn't mean to lose touch with.
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I've been the same weight for 2 weeks, but that's ok. It's a whole lot better than going up. I'm learning all the time on this journey and I've decided to enjoy the ride.
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I have my annual physical this morning. I know my PCP will be pleased with the 20 lb weight loss. Also all my physical ailments (fibro, back pain, insomnia, etc,) have improved with the weight loss. I hope my BP, cholesterol and Blood Sugar have improved too.
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Well, that's it for today.

  
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FUNNYGRANNY71 9/14/2009 4:23PM

    It sounds as if you are doing great. I know your doctor will be pleased with your weight loss. GO! GO! GO!
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LKWQUILTER 9/14/2009 11:24AM

    You are doing good and still on track. Even when the scale doesn't show that we are losing, staying the same is great too. I feel that not gaining is a big battle too. Fingers crossed for good report from the dr. With the 20-lb loss, there should be some good rewards. ((HUGS)) Linda Kay

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MIMZY08 9/14/2009 8:18AM

    emoticon20 pound weight loss! That's awesome! You're doing a great job!

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