Tuesday, July 03, 2012
July 1 was my grandson's birthday party. We had a barbecue in their back yard. My daughter works with someone who rents bouncy houses. You know, the ones that blow up and kids jump around in them. Well, after the party my daughter wanted me to get in it with her. I have always wanted to jump around in a bouncy house. So, even though my knees hurt, I decided to try to get in it.
So, I took off my shoes and socks, and put my left knee up on the step, then my right knee, but I couldn't go any further. Then the step gave out under my right knee and I gently rolled off the step and onto my back on the ground, apparently with my knees in the air.
My grandson wanted to help me up, and my daughter's fiance came running over to help me, but I said "no" as I was afraid of what would happen to my knees.
Finally, my grandson brought over a sturdy chair and everyone beheld the spectacle of me getting up off the ground. Glad there were no cameras handy. My grandchildren now have another "Gram" story.
And I came home with mud on my jeans.
By next year, I'll be ready to enter the bouncy house, bounce in it and go down the slide to exit.
A new goal to add to the others.
God bless you all, Have a healthy and happy 4th.
Saturday, June 30, 2012
I have felt for a long time that healthy vegan is the best way for ME to eat. But unfortunately I have been a meat lover, a cheese lover, and a fast food, junk food junkie. But for this past month I have been nearly totally staying vegan. I don't like to cook, either, which often led to my downfall because it's so much easier to run to Walmart for sandwich fixin's or to McDonald's. Both are about a block from my apartment.
So now I'm actually cooking. A couple nights ago, I was really impressed with how pretty my vegetables looked on my plate. So I thought I'd be like my friends who really like to cook and take a picture of my dinner and share it with you.
This is zucchini, summer squash, and carrots next to two black bean sloppy joes, one open, one closed. I have trouble getting enough calories and stay vegan, so I added this salad. also. It is cabbage, tomato, and cucumber with fat free honey dijon dressing.
In case you turned to this page and found my cooking boring, Here is my cute 5-year old granddaughter playing on my trampoline.
God bless you all. Hang in there! We'll all get to those goals together.
Friday, June 15, 2012
I was getting dressed this morning. I sat down on my bed and swung my foot up on my opposite knee to put my sock on. I did it without thinking. I haven't been able to do that for months. I was dragging it up by pulling on my pantleg, if I had a pantleg. Sometimes I had to bend way over and do the best I could.
Then I did it again with the other leg. I'm so happy. This has been the first real sign of progress. And I've only lost 13 pounds. (5 was before I joined SP.) AND I reached 30 minutes of cardio for the first time today. So exciting!!
I have a goal of reaching a 115# weight loss and getting fit for the first time in my life. I've also never been at "normal" weight since I was about 5. It seems like such a long way to go, and it is. But it's so easy to forget that life gets a little better all along that journey. I'm looking forward to all the little (and some big) things.
Wednesday, June 06, 2012
That's what I need to do, just get started. I joined this on May 31 after my daughter posted Sparkpeople on Facebook. Then I did nothing with it. I ate well a few days and lost a little weight, but someone said, Let's eat at Denny's. So, sure, why not? Then there was the coupon for two sourdough burgers for the price of one. Hey, if you're going to go on a diet, you need to use that first, right? So I did. But no more.
Then of course, there is exercise. Usually I start out walking, but I hurt my knee and have barely been able to walk for more than two weeks. Great excuse! But no more!! There are other things I can do.
I recently realized that I have been handicapped most of my life, and it is because of my weight. I couldn't climb with my children, run with them, swim with my grandchildren, or do many of the other things I would have liked to do. And it is pretty much because of poor choices I have made. I'm not saying this to beat myself up. I know that is counterproductive. I am saying it as a wake-up call to myself.
So, I am going to learn how to use this site to track what I want tracked, and get started. Not tomorrow. Now!!! Thanks, SparkPeople.
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