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Monday, December 12, 2011

Sucker sucker for punishment I am!!! DD and hubby and I at the mall Sat. for hours, then yesterday just hubby and I and today the three of us again. hubby and I are done other than each other and he wants $ for boxing day sales at best buy or future shop. Me I may take money from dad rather than gift card cos my bday is just after so will put it together and either do yoga or something. I am hoping we can cover yoga ourselves as I would like to get a bit of stuff. But whatever.
So tomorrow... I will go to yoga for backcare and thats about it, oh yea........ lol forgot have books to take back to the library.
A tad worried that I will gain this week, cos been out to eat 2x as we were out shopping, made good choices but still, and not able to exercise as well cos of my knees but then they are sore cos we walked all day from 11 till 6 other than the 45 mins for lunch. So it is walking LOL a type of joyinky walking haha.
So in a bit I will go have a nice soak, and take a book to bed. But finding that laying in bed will make my legs ache so have to watch how long I lay down. Oh well will find that perfect amount of rest sometime. I wish I would get a letter from the insurance as to if they will pay for the brace.
Okay friends, will check on my emails, then am turning this off and resting, not even doing dishes, they will be there in the am. I can not stand at the sink tonight as that bothers my back on best days. not many there as we have dishwasher.
HUGS and on to Tuesday with a smile. cos as this going around on FB says

with Charlie brown and Snoopy, what if we were just thankful for everything! and I am... thankful that I have hubby and dd to go shopping with,
thankful that we have the car to get around, that we got around safe as there was a 3 car accident on our way home, that we have the $$ to go shopping, that my body carried me even though it did complain LOL and that I am able to rest now and not have to go to work tomorrow.
HUGS and always be thankful cos there is always something to be thankful for.
like SPARKFRIENDS!!

  
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NEW-CAZ 12/13/2011 3:08AM

    Awww Cinders, we all need rest, hope you slept well and wake refreshed emoticon

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COSMIC_ENERGY 12/12/2011 11:29PM

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COSMIC_ENERGY 12/12/2011 11:28PM

    Ain't it a B that as we get older and need our rest--it hurts to lay in bed!

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 12/12/2011 8:58PM

    Hugs and have a good soak and a good sleep.
Anjay

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Sore Sunday

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Well today I walked the dog, and joyinky walked early so done. I am glad I did as my mid back is very sore, I feel as if I pulled a muscle. Of course ssedentary hubby says you are walking too much. walking outside, around the house no wonder your back is sore. But it was fine, then we were in the mall for a short time again today and it was sore, wondering as I wore a heavier coat with a huge hood that hangs down the back... I don't know what else I could have done, nothing different.
I have to get a better mindset going again, I am eating okay but not as well as I was and not near enough veggies. So tomorrow we will have a good supper, this eve was good as dad made a roast and asked us over, but the past 2 were not that healthy as got home and was beat. so tomorrow we will have chicken and steamed veggies.
Funny but have been walking every eve upstairs last night was half hr. but not this eve cos of back and I am missing it. LOL that is great! LOL will have a bath and hope my back feels better, the tub doesn't help much- want a soaker one but oh well.
okay gotta go get dog she is barking to come in. cya all later hugs and have a great eve.

  
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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 12/12/2011 7:31PM

    Hope you are feeling better today! Keep up the great effort. Glad you are missing the exercise you normally get, that means it will be easier to get back into it once your back is better.

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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 12/12/2011 3:16PM

    I hope you feel better today!

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TEMPEST272002 12/12/2011 10:24AM

    Are you still doing the yoga for your back? Sometimes doing a few gentle poses can help me when my back is feeling a bit out.

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NEW-CAZ 12/12/2011 2:59AM

    Hope you feel better soon Cinders.
Sorry not been around, I haven't been getting your blog alert emails emoticon


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COSMIC_ENERGY 12/11/2011 10:19PM

    Feel better! emoticon

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 12/11/2011 7:53PM

    Hope your back feels better soon Cindy
Hugs
Anjay

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Feeling great but also giving myself a reality talk

Saturday, December 10, 2011

I am so happy,proud, excited cos I lost 3.2 lbs this week. I have to say I still am making sure that I remember the scale isn't everything cos iin this week, I weighed too often, and went 197, 196, 196.some, 195 , 197 then last night was 197 again but this am I am 194.6 so that is my official weigh for the CATS team.

What I think makes me happy is that I didn't find this that hard. The food issues are more than the exercise, if the elliptical hurt my knees I stopped, and then just walked. now none of my walking is at any great speed but with my knees right now I am just glad to walk as much as I can on a given day.

This week in the challenge is consistency in exercise to do some exercise for 10 mins a day, I can honestly say that I feel I have that down for everyday this week. I will also continue the tracking from week before, which was to stay in calorie range.

My goals to try to do this week are to drink more water and get more veggies in. Both doable if I make my mind up and remember. lol

Today is dd day off and her hubby works, so we don't know what to get her for Xmas so will go to mall with her for while. Hubby actually said yea we will go with you to the mall!! I said while he was on the phone with her, the mall on sat at 11 am!! OMG are you nuts. So I got up, put my support socks on and walked the dog. Figure if I am going to be wandering the mall, help my legs as much as I can! LOL

We have dad, ds, dil, and Thomas done shoppping for, have to get one little outfit for Eva as she still fits in newborn size. I do get to spend dads money for the babies and will get the stuff that Anna gave me suggestions for and didn't get. I also have to get for DD and soninlaw yet, and dil birthday which is boxing day. But I know what I am getting her. Hubby and I have no ideas. I have given him some ideas and that is fine. He wants $$ to spend on boxing day sales. He likes both future shop and best buy so doesn't really want a gift cert as wants to get to either, even though they are tech. the same stores.

I am not sure what I want from dad, to put his $$ towards more yoga classes, but think we can manage that on our own so can use the $$ in something else. will see.

Okay off to fill my belly with a healthy breakfast and then wake hubby up - what a fool the mall today!! LOL she is off on Monday wouldn't be quite as busy! LOL

hugs sparkers and lets try to do our best.

and btw I haven't forgotten BEMORESTUBBORN and her what do I want to do today to make my tomorrow better and healthier -- that is my premise behind my doing so well this week.

HUGS

  
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BUTEAFULL 12/10/2011 12:15PM

    fabulous wt loss results, I lost 3 lbs myself CATS RULE!

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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 12/10/2011 9:20AM

    Stay safe at the Mall!!

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TEMPEST272002 12/10/2011 8:32AM

    Congrats on the big loss this week! Consistency with food & exercise really does pay off. Have fun Christmas shopping!

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JOYINKY 12/10/2011 8:13AM

    Make it a great day Cindy!

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I really am amazed at what I can do.

Friday, December 09, 2011

I have come to the conclusion that work was really making it hard for me to exercise. I would move people all day, then at the last job I would also clean their houses. When I got home, my back and knees hurt so bad I wasn't able to move most days. Then get up and do it again. Then I started with the neuropathy issues. Now that those meds are stabilizing that for the most part, I seem that as long as I watch what I do, how often and take breaks and stretch I can do way more than I thought I would be especially this quickly. I hope this doesn't get worse and only gets better.

I also have to say this is the first time that I haven't been discouraged with joining a challenge, I have joined many, infact this same one in the fall, and just wasn't able. But since not having to work, I have been able to manage my time, pain and food better. Not saying that if you work it isn't possible, cos many on here show it was, but that my physical issues on job were enough for my body.

So todayI walked the dog, did 25 mins joyinky walk ( which is walking around the inside of my home, courtesy of JOYINKY a great spark friend) and then when we went down to check dd sink, I thought I will go on the elliptical, if it hurts my knees too much I will stop. Got to 10 mins and stopped, did a bit of bridges ( yoga move) then rested a few mins then got back on and did 10 more!!! YES!!!

Other than the first day of the challenge, I have also stayed within spark reccomended cal range. I am still not getting enough veggies, but am eating better and healthier. I even went out for supper and did really well. I do have to up the water intake, easier done in summer but my tea is weak, herbal and no milk, or sugar so count it as water.

Okay one more scarf to make for a gift for my best friend. I have some xmas cards done but not all, don't send out too many now as it is just too costly. I even didnt join a xmas exchange this year cos is too $$ to send to the states. oh well if that is an issue don't let it be. can send virtual cards no problem.


HUGS and all we can ask of ourselves is to try our best!!! HUGS again!

  
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TEMPEST272002 12/10/2011 8:29AM

    Sounds like a great day with eating right & lots of exercise. You don't always see it, but you are making great progress. So one step closer to settled on the housing issue, eh? What a relief it will be for you when it's all decided.

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JOYINKY 12/10/2011 7:29AM

    It's time well invested to make your home affordable. Stressing about finances later wouldn't be good. Sounds like it's all coming together Cindy! I'm happy for you!

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CANDOK1260 12/10/2011 6:20AM

    sounds like you have a great plan there for your future. you can do this. As for the exercise you are doing great keep it up. Also your blog are so much happier than they were last fall I am so happy you are doing better.

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HOLISTICDETOXER 12/9/2011 10:27PM

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 12/9/2011 8:45PM

    Awesome ideas cindy, hope it all works out
Anjay

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 12/9/2011 7:58PM

    WooHoo! Great day and great ideas for getting what you really want/need in line with what you can afford to do.

Have fun and enjoy the extra time to take care of yourself.
Cyndi

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YES YES YES been a long time coming but I did it!

Thursday, December 08, 2011

I actually went out for supper and didn't overeat, and chose the best on the menu, refused dessert cos wasn't really hungry and came home and had a hot chocolate on this windy cold night. I am so proud of me, been a loooooong time since I have been on a plan and stuck to my guns!!! YES!!!!

and while I was at dd I went on the elliptical for 7.5 mins x2. so did 20 mins of yoga, 15 of elliptical and 25 joyinky walk. I am so happy I am in this frame of mind and please remind me of this when I start to falter!

Now, I have still a lot of cals left and am not hungry and am not going to eat if I am not hungry cos that is what I do, eat out of bordom or frustration and that is what I am trying to not do. Maybe tomorrow I will have a good healthy bigger breakfast. but this is it for now, enjoying my hot choc and then will have a glass of water with my vit d that I take for supper, then later hot tea probably then water to take with the pills for my neuropathy. wonder why I usually wake up at least 1x to pee! LOL

Okay going to go and see whats up with a diff sister in law, she called and asked hubby to call her back. Hope you all had a great day cos I want to share my attitude!! A lot of you know me and know that this is a huge NSV for me!

HUGS

  
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TEMPEST272002 12/9/2011 4:37PM

    emoticon Good for you! It feels good to make the healthy choices. Next time you go out to eat, it will be easier to make those choices again because you'll remember how it felt this time.

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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 12/9/2011 1:22PM

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Great job on listening to your body about not being hungry!!!

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SUBSMITH 12/9/2011 8:29AM

    I can relate so much to this blog! Victories like this are enormous! You are on a journey to take back your LIFE (with God's help) and loving it too! Isn't life good!

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 12/8/2011 9:03PM

    Congrats on your dinner choices, great that you had a fun time out.
Hugs
Anjay

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AGAIN4ME 12/8/2011 9:00PM

    Hi Cindy,
Congratulation!!! Eating out is a big deal. I try but haven't mastered it yet. Then again, I don't eat out often.
Slow and steady wins the race. We didn't get this way overnight and have a lot of bad habits to un-learn. I'm so happy you did it.
Hugs,
Hope

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COSMIC_ENERGY 12/8/2011 8:57PM

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Yay you! Being prepared is a big deal and getting your head in the right place.

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CANDOK1260 12/8/2011 8:50PM

    HAPPY YOUR DINNER OUT WENT SO WELL

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