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Thursday, September 22, 2011

I haven't overdone it really I don't think. I think it is just that the arthritis is worse than I like to think, even though I know it really is at the worst level- level 4 with a bit of the area not bone on bone. SO today will have to be a rest day.The past 2 days I have pushed through the swelling and pain and tried to keep moving more - well to what I have been doing ny new norm! LOL
Today will be ice, rest and I am not sure what else. Hubby has dr apt at 11:30 and other than that not sure what we are doing. So told Marlo sorry no walk this am, ( my knee is actually moving up and down as if the top is sliding over bottom) Ice will be my friend and elevation. I know I won't be down for the count cos I can't sit still all that long.

So what can I do today to make my tomorrow a better one?
-ensure lots of veggies and healthy eating today
-rest,elevate and ice my knee
-try not to have to use stairs a lot today
-think positive that there are way worse knees out there that keep moving
- keep moving in some way that won't agravate it more - maybe try the bike for a bit
- mostof all don't let this discourage me and start a slide backwards

The last one is cos Iam getting dissapointed in not seeing the scale fall more. I am still at 190 and don't seem to go down. I can watch my portions a bit more, but also know that I am eating a lot better, moving move, loving yoga, and feeling mentally better. I will not get hung up on the number.
okay best go and check my mail and get off here. cya

HUGS make a it a great day and Deanna, go for a nice fall walk for me!

Just edited to say my knee is still super bad, and I feel sort of blahy sicky nothing particular. Had one session of pain in back of my eye for a few mins then it left and hasn't come back, hubby is really watching that and my pills.
Okay going to get off here and go to bed very early. hoping I feel better in the am. going to the trailer for weekend, even though they are calling for rain, there are no stairs there!
night and cya later

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MENNOLY 9/23/2011 3:23PM

    You really need to be careful with your knee. When I had trouble with mine I started alternating bicycling with my walking. If you have access to an elliptical, that is easier on your knee. Hope you feel better. emoticon

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JOYINKY 9/22/2011 1:47PM

    Good Cindy, Listen to your body and let it rest and mend! I've heard that it's easier on your knees to go up/down stairs backwards--using a handrail of course. Don't know if that's worth a try or not. Eat well, be well. Hugs, Joy

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NEW-CAZ 9/22/2011 8:12AM

    Bless you Cinders, you're doing the right thing today, resting up.
Great attitude, don't let it get you down, this is a minor hiccup.
TEMPEST272002 has a mentioned swimming, excellent idea ,you'd be totally supported by the water- less pressure on your joints!

Hope you feel better as the day wears on emoticon

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TEMPEST272002 9/22/2011 7:57AM

    Poor knees. You're right to take a day to rest & ice them. It's one thing to push through the normal, daily pain we live with. But we have to be careful that we don't cross the line into disrespecting our bodies need for rest. A day off, especially after a few of high activity, is a good thing. I'd suggest that the bike is not a good choice. There's a lot of knee pressure with biking. What about a swim instead? OR... you could just take a day off from exercising. You've been doing so well lately. Don't be discouraged. This is just a little bump on your road.

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Woeful Wednesday but still a good day

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Well today my knee hurt as soon as I got up, was tight and very swollen. Walked dog only 1x and came home, later we went to visit Thomas and had a good visit and saw their new dining room table ect. He was saying HI ya lol and a few other words that sounded a bit more distinguishable. Had his lunch and fell asleep at last bite then layed on couch and napped. we had a good visit then left, came home and had lunch.
This afternoon I sillily weeded just the front part of the garden in front, hubby dug it and I weeded- so badly needed it all summer. Well paid the price, cos even though I got down and used the bricks so I wasn't right down, and my back didn't feel too bad, my knee was well padded and doesn't seem to matter what I do. But my back ached after and at yoga took from 8 pm till nearly 9 to feel the kink come out and that was when we did hmmm i don't know the name but opposite to downward dog, you lay with your head and shoulders on floor on your back and knees bent and stretch your butt and back up. OH relief.
So home and just took my pills and water and now debating checking email or going to bed. I am tired, sore and just not as up as usual after yoga. Know it is the pain. Anyway ate okay, not enough veggies at all, had a healhty smoothie at lunch but forgot I had spinach to put in it.
Oh well another day tomorrow and will eat better.

So what did I do today to make my tomorrow better?
- some time with Thomas!!!!
- walked the dog only 1 x and iced my knee
-worked outside ( lol good and bad)
- drank all my water
- read some library magazines
-laid on the bed in the sun for while

Tomorrow I hope the pain will lessen and I can be back to my normal pain level. funny cos said today to dil, Feel as if I could work a bit, hubby said yea cos you arn't doing much, do some work and see. and sure enough there went my leg and back and knee. my foot has had 2 founny feelings today too which it hasn't been too bad. so overall it was all there again.
think I will head off to bed,
HUGS to all and will check email in am, so sorry if I didn't get back to you all.

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JOYINKY 9/22/2011 1:40PM

    Cindy, Thank you for visiting my blog. As long as you are having any kind of trouble and/or pain with your knees I WOULD NOT recommend hooping. I don't have knee problems but I do feel it in my knees afterwards. Be well. Hugs, Joy

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NEW-CAZ 9/22/2011 3:02AM

    Another good day Cinders, hope your aches and pains are less this morning.
Love the way your list is growing!
Hubby is obviously keeping a keen eye on you and making sure you don't over do it.

Hope you slept well emoticon

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HMMM magnificent is too big of a word for this monday about marvelous

Monday, September 19, 2011

LOL nothing super great about today, but it is still a marvelous monday cos I got both the dogs walked before it rained. LOL It is only drizzle anyway.
I also got groceries and have a full fridge again, lots of brocolli, cauliflower, eng. cucke, carrots, romaine, mesculin mix, spinach and carrots. also bought 2 small sweet potatoes.- will try again! LOL

Now just have Nico down here visiting for while, to break up his day since yesterday he ate that entire bag of natural dog treats, he had to have gotten up on his hind legs and reached them. Funny the bag was open and he took it to his bed in the living room, ate them and left a few. Didn't tear the bag at all. Guess that was his bag of chips. Now has black diarhea. ew sorry TMI!

Going to go check my yoga site to see if there are any classes tomorrow I can take. I could have gone to one this am but finding I didn't want to rush to yoga and do both dogs.
So not a lot more on this marvelous Monday. Thanks for the uplifiting comments I will say I am pleased with myself. Today when getting groceries, hubby got his low salt chips and I said did you want the bbq. Nope lets settle for this has salt, chips the other has too much junk added. So good for him/. they aren't a real tease for me, I can take or leave them. Now did see dk choc cookies but right now don't dare as want to keep low on the sugar. Have to say not a lot of pain other than when idid all that vacumning.
Off I go to check yoga, and change loads in washer - dryer

What can I do today to make my tomorrow a better day!?
- walk the dogs
- drank mywater
- eat healthy
- have some green tea
- up and down 2 sets of stairs doing laundry
- thinking positive-
- trying hard to remember to correct my posture- crown to the sky! shoulders down and back
-walked around the track 3x this eve when I got hungry. nice it is behind my back yard
- going downstairs to do some yoga poses that I can remember.

HUGS all back later this eve to change my drink to drank on my water!
7:30 pm well not hungry now and able to drink my water. Hubby suggested try some carrots and celery if yu want, you also have your brocolli and cauli. Usually I would get ticked if I was really hungry but this time I took it for that's a good idea and thanks for helping. We are both doing so much better. Wish the scale would move some but I know it will.
think I will go downstairs with my yoga mat and do a bit of stretching and perhaps sort out my exercise room.
WIll say haven't gotten hubby to help me with the weights yet..... tomorrow will be my goal as biggest loser starts and that can be my starting point with them. I will also incorperate wall presses as he says they are useless you need to do knee or reg. pushups. my sil the learning trainer says no they are good. I know when I do them I can feel some pressure in my arms.
signed up for a yoga for seniors for tomorrow, was the only one available at my level and one lady said it wasn't busy and was younger seniors lol I don't care as long as it is one I can try.
okay off I go cya later all

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AGAIN4ME 9/19/2011 7:18PM

    I am so thrilled to hear your positive attitude. It gives me the boost I need. As for exercises, whatever works for you and you are comfortable with is good for you. There are no useless exercises. I let someone tell me once that I wasn't doing my exercise routine right and I foolishly used that as an excuse to stop. ad idea. Now I only listen to my body. You know it's working for you.
Thanks for the boost.

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JOYINKY 9/19/2011 5:16PM

    I am loving this new, positive, motivated, veggie eating you!!
Woo Hoo! emoticon emoticon

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    Yup poor Nico! I had a dog take a whole meatloaf once emoticon

Love all those veggies in your fridge, yum! emoticon

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HISARTIST 9/19/2011 3:07PM

    At least he opened the package. My goofy dog ate a hostess coffee cake thing yesterday, celophane wrapper and all. He also ate the thrown away section a moldy loaf of French Bread. Can't wait to see how all this comes out emoticon emoticon

Hope you have an equally marvelous if not magnificent Tuesday!

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NEW-CAZ 9/19/2011 2:56PM

    Poor Nico hope he's better soon.
You're off to a good start with loads of veg and hubby's support. Keep it up emoticon

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New pictures of Thomas busy young man

Friday, September 16, 2011

Was going to put them on my page but right now I read my two quotes every time I go to my page to reinforce my positive thinking. So figured Thomas is worthy of a blog LOL
Son put up new pics of him so here you are.....

so if I wait long enough, maybe he will be an architect and make me a house!

mum doesn't allow him to feed himself often son had put when mama is away and papa is in charge lOl


Son said he would wait for the water then let his feet get wet and run back away adn then back to the water - they did this for over an hr. just laughing then he walked with them realizing he had a shadow and tried to figure that out. lol

Anyway that is all I have - wait till Halloween baby Eva has a outfit for that day!!! geesh someone gave it to anna for her, she is only being born that day! LOL
also has a sweet xmas one, Anna s friend had a baby girl 1 month ago and was nearly 9 lbs so sure that Eva wont be more than Thomas so there will be lots of handme downs.
now good night!!

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VON_1962 9/19/2011 6:52AM

    How sweet! Wow, he is really growing! I always loved the day they discovered they have a shadow. Awesome pictures!

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JOYINKY 9/17/2011 11:12AM

    Great pictures! He's growing so fast; and a real cutie!
Great reason to get healthy; I know my grandkids had a lot to do with my journey here. Have fun!

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MENNOLY 9/17/2011 9:41AM

    Great pictures! They are so much fun at that age.

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TEMPEST272002 9/17/2011 9:38AM

    Isn't he jut adorable! The 3rd photo is my favourite. Brings back so many memories with my own son. Thanks for sharing!

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NEW-CAZ 9/17/2011 3:32AM

    He is so cute Cinders, thanks for sharing some treasured moments.
Hope Halloween baby arrives with no problems. It still makes me smile to think they want her to come into this world on All Hallows Eve emoticon

Have a great weekend, I'm off over to Uxbridge to pick up more knickknacks emoticon


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Fantastic Friday!!!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Good afternoon all! Usually it is early morning, but I got caught up doing emails then said Oh Yoga!!! I went to a new class for me, was taught by my back care yogi so was similar and good. Sure did give me a streeeetch in the inner thighs and hips I had to stop for some and just stretch easily. Got a good sweat for some of it as we were deep breathing and moving through aseries of poses. Was great. Had 2 stops on way home as returns had to be made.
We must remember we are babysitting Lisas dog as they went home to his home as there are a number of birthdays they are celebrating all this weekend. We will bring Nico here for some and home for some. I wonder what he will think being alone all eve. they will be back monday. He will be so happy to see them. Lisa was worried he may think they are giving him away but he knows us and will be for the most part in his house. lol
Tonight is legion night for dad and hubby, I may go. They are serving lasanga and I have enough cals to have it, and have had only cereal this am, and no carbs for lunch. Will decide when I get there but knowing I am able without going over is great. I have done well with food since I started my what can I do....
and so saying........

What can I do today to make my tomorrow a better day?
- walked dog 3x around track with a wind ( hurricane passing us by)
-went to yoga
- sitting taller when at puter and when walking ( when I remember which is more often!)
- drank my water
-eating healthier
-thinking positive
-walked with dh while we walked Dd dog. whew he is strong
- gave dad my garlic bread when out for supper ( had lasanga at the legion this eve)
- had an apple for snack
- did some slow breathing and stretches this eve when back tightened

Today at yoga she asked us to lay and think what is our greatest want for ourselves. I thought immediately health. and as I breathed I was able to see the healthy back and legs and the bad spine leave. I kept it up as we did our cool down and breathing. I am very surprised at how easily I am able to empty my mind, cos at home when I try to meditate I am not able. Guess it is cos I am in the mode, knowing to lay and be quiet.... whatever it is working.
My eye is a tad sore but not much red. I haven't taken the meds. but will watch it. I actually have been off all meds, except my vitamins and omega 3. I have had some series of twitching or whatevr in my leg but not much, Have had no need for nexium, ( wonder if that is realllllll cutting back on sugar - only thing I had was blueberry muffin and that had 1/2 in 9 so not much) I realize that the cereal even though healthy has it as does any ham slices I ate but I don't add sugar to stuff ever, and haven't had any sweets other than apple and blueberries. so pleased with that. I also went off my arrhtrotec to see, one day so far I have had to take it, but so far not bad, I presume it is a combo of less sugar, better eating and the yoga. whatevr again it is working. I am going to go back on the meds for my leg to see if it bothers my eye but ony up to 2. I will see how I do with the rest of my meds. I so want to be off the nexium.

Okay hope you all have a great day!!!! chose to make it so certainly can help. I am going to get a bit of stuff done before we have to go get dad. Cya enjoy life!!!

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COSMIC_ENERGY 9/16/2011 10:39PM

    Sounding upbeat there!

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NEW-CAZ 9/16/2011 3:32PM

    Cinders I love your positive outlook and how your list is growing daily.
I found always sitting on the swiss ball has made my spine straighter and core stronger,my shoulders are pinned back now.
SO pleased the yoga is helping, I use yoga stretches at night to lengthen my spine.

Keep that list going emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JOYINKY 9/16/2011 2:26PM

    I have to admit; I straightened up a little too Cindy! I keep a small pillow between my back and the chair at my computer and that helps me sit straighter. Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs.

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TEMPEST272002 9/16/2011 1:36PM

    I love how your list keeps growing every day. You'll be happy to know that I switched from slumped right over to sitting up straight when I read your reminder! So pleased the yoga is working for you!

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