Friday, June 01, 2012
I've managed t keep up pretty well on my walking and other exercise lately. Yesterday I worked on hula hoop for awhile and did a bunch of squats while watching a health program. Then I walked out the door to handle some errands in the area. I logged over 15,000 steps while getting quite a bit accomplished along the way. It will be hotter today and I'm scheduled to walk with a friend on the river parkway by her house. She has cancelled nearly every time we've scheduled this so I am really hoping she will walk with me today. I many not have yet lost all the weight i'd like to have, but I know that SP had helped me lose some weight and definitely has inspired me to move more. Thanks SP friends! Have a great June!
Monday, May 28, 2012
Yesterday, I logged nearly 15,000 steps at our air show. I was pleasantly surprised I could do that since I had walked quite a bit the day before, too. So, I was even more gratified when I walked with my dh today. I never walk so many days in a row due to struggles with ms. Now, i'm almost ready to believe I've turned a corner and can continue upping the challenges. Can't wait to see what I can do tomorrow! Have a great week everyone!
Monday, May 21, 2012
Ouch! For years I've complained about weight struggles. I've yoyo dieted most of my life. Today, I lamented once again that I need someone to hold me accountable as I do a lousy job of it on my own or in print. My doctor is no help. He needs to lose a few pounds, too, and always tells me my weight is o.k. After telling my DH that I think I need to find a skinny doctor so perhaps he or she would 'bug' me about my weight, his reply floored me. For the first time ever he told me I should lose weight. He's concerned that I could have a heart attack if I don't get it under control. In the past he's always told me I looked good no matter what my weight. So, I know he is concerned. I'm not even all that close to my highest weight at this point, but for whatever reason today was the day for him to finally say something about me needing to lose this girth. I'm not sure how I feel about it. I wonder how I will feel if he actually says more in the days, weeks, months and years to come. I hope I can take his criticism as the encouragement I know he intends. Still, somewhere inside I am cringing and sad. I have let him down and caused him worry. I will be interested to see if this is what I've needed or if I balk and rebel. I must pay attention and see how it goes. Have a great week everyone!
Monday, May 14, 2012
Mother's Day was not what I had hoped it to be. Yet, we did get to spend part of the day with our daughter's family. Our oldest grandson broke his arm - clean break through both bones of his left forearm, Friday night. He may yet need surgery, but the ortho doc is trying just setting it for a couple of weeks while watching it closely. That little boy, age 9, is an amazing little athlete. Tae Kwon Do is is specialty and he was doing a back flip board break from high atop a pyramid practicing for a competition this next weekend. Needless, to say he will be on the sidelines. My daughter and I have been concerned about how hard he pushes himself in these things. Her fear has been that he would be injured when over tired. So, after many times through perfectly he wanted to do one more run through Friday night pretty late and down he went when he over rotated. He had been invited to compete in an international tournament in Korea this summer - quite an honor. I suspect he will be back at it when he can, but will be laid up for at least the next three months. .. Korea is out of the picture for this year. I kind of admire his drive at such a young age. I loved tennis and enjoyed running for many years, but I was never driven the way he is. It is hard to watch and pray for good outcomes and protection from any permanent harm. At least his head and spine were safe this time. For that we are most thankful. Now I see my role as cheerleader as he heals and it also gives us a chance to focus on his younger brother who also competes in tae kwon do. He will compete Saturday and be the little star of the family for the first time. As I reflect on this reality it reminds me that everything does happen for a reason. I am thrilled that Rocky can be the star for the summer. It will do a lot for his self confidence. I want to think more about this as I know there is an important lesson in this for me, too. I just want to be the best mom, wife, grandma I can be to all of my family. Some days that is harder than others. Sometimes the answers are easy. Sometimes they are hard. Today I binged on a lot of unhealthy things. That was the wrong way to go, but never-the-less it is what happened. Calorie wise I met my daily amount by noon. Now, I probably should have something healthy this evening, but I would prefer to skip more calories at this point. The nutrition for today is terrible - some left over Easter jellybeans, 2 single serve bags of potato chips, coffee, cheerios and milk, pistachios. Not a good day. Tomorrow will be better!
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