Thursday, September 15, 2011
Being overweight, even just moderately, impacts weight-bearing joints and can increase the pain of arthritis.
Research has shown that during walking the hips, knees, and ankles bear three to five times a person's total body weight. For every pound a person is overweight, three to five pounds of extra weight is added to each knee during walking. In contrast, a ten pound weight loss causes 30 to 50 pounds of extra stress to be relieved from the joints.
For a person with arthritis, extra pounds burden the joints and lead to increased inflammation and pain.
Take a quiz on Arthritis and Weight Loss:
Now don't you feel better you are a little more informed? I am walking proof that weight gain is not good for a person. Due to my weight I have already had to have one full knee replacement. My other knee isn't in the greatest shape now, but I am bearing the pain and trying to lose this weight to avoid another knee surgery.
I have a bionic knee, but look at what I can / cannot do now:
Stay with your goals you have promised yourself. If you are just starting on SP, think good and hard at what you want to accomplish and stick to your goals. If you are in the middle and still struggling or hitting plateaus, stay to goal as well, you will accomplish what you set out to do if you stay consistent. For those that are at the end of their SP journey it was and will remain a life time commitment.
Remember as well that ACTIONS speak louder than words:
Last, but not the least remember:
Have a great day ~ Donna
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
To say the least I'm ecstatic! A few of you may know I used to sing in a band. Well actually make that two different bands. About 8 years ago I started out in a band called Hillbilly Sound. Our band played all of the old classic country songs.
After being in that band for almost 4 years, my ex-husband and I started our own band called Klassic Kountry.
We continued to sing out for the next few year at least 2 x a week. The money was good. My favorite part though was meeting the people. We had a fan base. Folks came from all over sometimes as far away as MI (we preformed in OH).
A few years back I came home from work to a good-bye letter from Jim. My world literally fell apart. This coming Monday will be the first time that I have done any singing publicly since then.
I'm excited. I'm nervous, but I'll be able to see old friends and that will make this all worth while.
I tried to keep the old band members going, but Jim was a big part of the musical portion of the band because he could play any instrument he picked up... Lead, steel, drums, bass you name it. I was the only female singer. All the rest were fellas. I told them I wouldn't practice on Sundays, that is my only set day a week with my mom that no matter what is going on, everything else takes a back seat. I was devastated that we didn't stay together... I am, however, a firm believer in things happening for a reason. In the Lord never giving me anything more than I can handle.
I have a good job. I have a home of my own. I don't want for anything. I have a fantastic man in my life that I have been dating almost 2 years now.
And I'm excited I get to sing again.
Did I tell you I'm excited? hahaha.. well I am!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Have a great day everyone...... Donna
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
On occasion, we will see a container marked "Handle with Care" cautioning the handlers that the contents inside are fragile. Presumably, the handlers will be diligent and respectful of the contents and will cautiously carry the container. Each handler may honor the instruction, drawing upon his or her own personal value system, work ethic, and respect for the trust that the sender has placed in the transportation system.
From time to time, we may need to be "handled with care" when we are experiencing challenges, turmoil, and crises in our lives. At these times, we may be more sensitive or unable to cope with even the slightest challenging situation. It is then that we could attach a label that is marked "handle with care."
The same applies to others -- our children, spouses, significant others, friends and co-workers. The label suggesting that we are vulnerable may not always be displayed outwardly, but may be detectable only by looking closely. Some people may be more vulnerable than others and they may show it.
Other folks feel that it is necessary to hide their vulnerabilities, believing it to be a sign of weakness. Or they may believe that no one cares. However, the absence of a label or hiding the suffering does not mean that we are not in extreme emotional pain.
There are numerous causes of our emotional pain, and there will be many times in our lives when we experience our frailty. Our pain can be eased when we know that someone truly cares and they express their concern. We must also handle our self with care during these times. It may be necessary to add a protective layer around ourselves as we are recovering, to ensure that we are not further harmed by a careless, insensitive, or thoughtless "handler" with whom we come in contact. This requires wrapping ourselves with the understanding that even when we experience bumps and bangs there is generally no intent to harm us.
In addition, if we are cloaked in the recognition that we are stronger than the situations and people that we encounter, we can survive anything. We may not enjoy the journey, but we won't come out of it shattered.
We can assist our selves and others by asking for what we need. We can assist others who may be in pain by asking what they need from us.
Affirmation for the Week:
"I will be alert to people who are in need of "handling with care" and I will treat them as I want to be treated when I have that same need."
for reading my blog today ~ Donna
Monday, September 12, 2011
COLOR IS GOOD
Yesterday I went to the doctor
For my yearly physical.
My blood pressure was high.
My cholesterol was high.
I'd gained some weight,
and I didn't feel so hot.
My doctor said eating right
doesn't have to be complicated and
it would solve my physical problems.
Just think in colors.
Fill your plate with bright colors.
Try some greens, oranges, reds,
maybe something yellow, etc.
and eat an entire bowl of
And Sure Enough,
I Felt Better Immediately !!
I never knew eating right could be so easy !!
Now stay healthy,
eat your colors,
and have a nice day!
Just having a little fun....Hope you had a great day.. remember your colors...
fruit colors that is. Donna
Monday, September 12, 2011
To be true to yourself means to act in accordance with who you are and what you believe.
If you know and love yourself you will find it effortless to be true to yourself.
Just as you cannot love anyone else until you love yourself, you cannot be true to anyone else until you are true to yourself.
Be who you are. Have the courage to accept yourself as you really are, not as as someone else thinks you should be. Do not take action or pretend to be someone else for the sake of gaining acceptance.
To be true to yourself takes courage. It requires you to be introspective, sincere, open-minded and fair. It does not mean that you are inconsiderate or disrespectful of others. It means that you will not let others define you or make decisions for you that you should make for yourself.
Be true to the very best that is in you and live your life consistent with your highest values and aspirations. Those who are most successful in life have dared to creatively express themselves and in turn, broaden the experiences and perspectives of everyone else.
Be true to yourself here on SP. Don't document if you aren't doing the work. Document what you eat truthfully. It will come back to either haunt you or you will get the true results you are really aiming for.
"He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away."
Tips On Being True to Yourself
* Be who you are, be your genuine self
* Follow your own value system and common sense
* Listen to the advice of others, but make up your own mind
* Recognize, appreciate, and develop your unique talents
* Stand up for what you believe in and you will gain respect
* Know that being 'different' is a gift
* Understand that you are enriching others by being yourself
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