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Friday day 51 of my walking and

Friday, November 23, 2012

dads 87th birthday! Have to say for the medical issues dad has, he is in pretty good shape. I am glad he had a good day, He enjoyed his pictures I gave him, his caregiver gave him some baking, and we took him out for lunch with dd and ds. later took him and dd to legion before going we bought one of the costco cakes to share. Everyone sang happy birthday to him, and I have no cake to keep here, there was a good turn out and what was left, I shared with dd for her hubby, ds for them, and dd friend ( the one we went to the wedding for) So no cake here, told dad i would wrap up some of his brownies and freeze them in his freezer.

So today was a good day, Allie was in her kennel too long for my liking but since we got the big one from sister in law she has room to stand, and stretch and doesnt mind as much. She was some excited puppy this eve, as dd friend brought her 3 year and 9 year old with her and hubby, Allie has yet to meet Thomas or Eva so that was her introduction to kids. Lily would say get away puppy and laugh but if she got close she would yell BOOOO and make a real mean face. say to my dd Lisa thats my mean face, puppy will be scared lol

Guess I will go take my brace off and put the tensor on as the brace is bothering me, go check dad, and then have a cup tea, walk allie and get ready for bed.

Hope you all had a great day and a good weeekend coming!
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GOPINTOS 11/26/2012 7:46PM

    Oh wow! Happy B-day to him!

Thanks for sharing!

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ALEXSGIRL1 11/24/2012 4:15PM

    Happy Birthday to your dad 87 is amazing emoticon emoticon emoticon glad you had a good day and no cake to tempt you . enjoy your tea and your night

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JOYINKY 11/24/2012 8:45AM

    Sounds llike a wonderful day! Keep on keepin' on!!

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NEW-CAZ 11/24/2012 3:01AM

    Glad your celebration went well, Happy Birthday to your dad. emoticon

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MORTICIAADDAMS 11/23/2012 8:51PM

    Happy birthday to your dad. It sounds like he has a good one.

It sounds like Allie will get along well with kids.

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OJ_2_OK 11/23/2012 7:56PM

    Glad you and your dad had a great day!

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Thursday Day 50!!!!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

OMG I have a streak going on!! Thanks Allie! LOL

So this blog is a thought provoking blog, I am rambling what is in my mind, so lol may be incoherent to all but me, along with my dyslexic typing you may have a good laugh but believe me it is all serious stuff.

The past few days a few spark friends have blogged or left messages etc, that have made me seriously think why do I procrastinate and say tomorrow..... It scares me cos if I don't get smart and help this body along I may not have as many tomorrows as I hope I do.

Started with a few questions I asked while back and then other things just seemed to be here for me to say whoa..... I better get smart here.

First this came on my page.... So well worth copying and printing it and putting it where ti will be read daily.
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Climb The Mountain


I tried to climb the mountain today. As I inched my way up the path, I felt out of breath and had to turn back.
I tried to climb the mountain today. But, It was so hot outside, I thought I had better stay in my nice air-conditioned house and rest up for tomorrow's attempt.
I tried to climb the mountain today. On my journey, darkness started to fall and I was full of fear, so I had to return to a safe place.
I was ready to climb the mountain today. But I had so may other things to do, so instead of climbing the mountain I took care of the much more important tasks; I washed my car, mowed the grass and watched the big game. Today the mountain will have to wait.
I was going to climb the mountain today. But as I stared at the mountain in all it's majestic beauty, I knew I had no chance of making it to the top, so I figured why even begin trying.
I had forgotten about climbing the mountain today, until an old friend came by and asked what I was up to lately. I told him about all my plans to climb that mountain someday. I went on and on about how I was going to accomplish the task.
He stopped me and said, "I just got back from climbing that mountain. for the longest time I told myself I was going to try to climb it but never made any progress."
"I almost let the dream of making it to the top die. I came up with every excuse of why I could not make it up the mountain, but never once did I give myself a reason why I could. One day as I stared at the mountain and pondered, I realized that if I didn't make an attempt at this dream all my dreams would eventually die."
" The next morning, I started my climb. It was not easy, and at times I wanted to quit. But no matter what I faced, I placed one foot in front of the other, keeping a steady pace. When the wind tried to blow me over the edge, I kept walking. When the voices inside my head screamed, stop! I focused on my goal, never letting it out of sight. I kept moving forward. I could not quit because I knew I had come too far to stop now. Time and time again, I reassured myself that I was going to finish this journey. I struggled mightily to make it to the top, but I CLIMBED THE MOUNTAIN."
"I have to be going," my friend said. "Tomorrow is a new day to accomplish more dreams. By the way what are you going to do tomorrow?"
I looked at him, with intensity and confidence in my eyes, and said, "I HAVE A MOUNTAIN TO CLIMB."Author unknown
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Well that made me think of all sorts of things from eating right, taking time for me, starting weights cos I know how important they are. It also made me think of why I am so nervous to go travel in the states even one season to see if we like it, made me wonder why I am so afraid of many things....
then.... Today this ( even though I have read it before)
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"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did so. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
Mark Twain
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They were left on my page by a spark friend who probably doesn't realize how important they became to me. I cried when I read the mountain, sobbed as if my heart was breaking, perhaps it is, cos I do want to do things but I think What if so much that it stops me....

Then today I read 2 blogs both which had pictures that made me think long and hard yet again..





I was sure there was another but anyway, there are tons of motivational things on here, many which I have copied.

I think the walker vs wheelchair bothers me cos I am walking so painfully and feel so old when I do have to walk that way. I also see it from others that I have taken care of that need walkers, nothing wrong with needing one but if you are able to do things to make yourself stronger to prevent that then DO IT!!!!!!
The other is just a great "talkin to" that I needed to re hear.

So thanks to spark buddies yet again, so often we don't realize we say or print or show something that really hits home for someone else.
I am going to start slow and small and really even if all I know is the reg. old weight exercises they are better than not at all.

HUGS and now to go print pics of my mum and us. Have a frame that holds 8 4x6 pics and am going to put special pics of mum in it, for dads 87th bday tomorrow. He mentioned when I said you could put this up on the wall, no rather put some pics of your mother. So that is what I am doing, got him to send me some, hubby has some on his puter and am working on that. Ds has to work both jobs tomorrow, so wont be able to go with us if we go to the legion. Dd and us will be the only ones, so not sure if we are going or what. Anyway so far so good, hasn't smoked at all in house , really has cut down, and his raspy noise is less, I wonder if his legs will feel better, they said a lot of it was from smoking.

So thanks yet again to my spark buddies, JAZZID, JSMC10, and PIXIE-LICIOUS and all the others who daily keep me thinking. HUGS and emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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GOPINTOS 11/23/2012 2:56PM

    Loved this. Really loved the pic of the 2 ladies.

I started my journey to prevent the preventable. It has snowballed from there :)

Thanks for sharing!

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 11/23/2012 2:56PM

    Keep climbing that mountain, I'm climbing too! Little by little, one day at a time...and we will reach the summit.
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CHRISTINASP 11/23/2012 12:14PM

    Good blog. Amazing, the pic of the ages. But I would also want to say don't be too hard on yourself, take baby steps. And appreciate yourself for every step you do. ((((Hugs)))

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ONEKIDSMOM 11/23/2012 7:47AM

    Love it all! What great metaphor, and it's exactly like that (The Mountain). I have been fortunate enough to have some UNfortunate things happen around me that were wake up calls to ME. We can't change the past. We can only change NOW. And by changing NOW, we change the future.

Climb that mountain girl!

As for the knees and back, based on results (never diagnosed with arthritis, it sort of runs in the family, but it was never "bad enough" to ask a doctor) that it all went away as the weight dropped and I got fitter. However, I do have a Spark friend you might ask: HOT4FITNESS is younger than us, but already has TWO artificial knees. She power walks, despite this, and she's the one that challenged me to walk with her, my first half marathon, in 2010. She's amazing.

You can do this. One good decision at a time. Be the best YOU, you can be. Don't try to be anybody else. Climb YOUR mountain! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LIBELULITA 11/23/2012 5:59AM

    I loved the mountain story and I LOVED the photo of the two womwn the same age. She looks fitter and more vital than I am at the moment at only 42 yrs old! There's some good stuff here in inspire yourself emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NEW-CAZ 11/23/2012 3:14AM

    I got the same messages Cinders and loved the power of them. Great pics of the two women of equal age- certainly makes you stop and take note!,
SO pleased Dad is not smoking in the house- it's going to make a difference to his health although it must be hard for him. Give him a hug.
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JOYINKY 11/22/2012 7:31PM

    I have to say the two women the same age is a powerful post. Too true; I've lost friends already, too soon. Your Dad will love the pictures. I'm really impressed that he's not smoking in the house; it can't be easy! Healthy choices, WTG!

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JSMC10 11/22/2012 7:07PM

    Its absolutely no problem :)

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 11/22/2012 6:59PM

    wow 2 ladies the same age that is scary, very thought provoking blog something I need to think on

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MORTICIAADDAMS 11/22/2012 6:49PM

    I loved the picture of the 2 women the same age. It really makes you think.

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Wednesday Day 49

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Hey now I know why some say day whatever on their blogs!!! keeps me remembering I want to continue making good tracking numbers. lol

So slept so so, Allie woke early, but she was asleep most of the evening cos she had been over at her sisters playing LOL. Those 2 puppies play hard and fast and long. Funny!
She is now 23 lbs so getting bigger and stronger. When we go to sil today,we are going to bring back her larger kennel, which is good cos house is still too untidy and she isn't trustworthy enough to not be kenneled at night.

Sunny, cold but not aching cold. My hip was a bit bothersome this am, till I got moving which is diff. bt thats okay, I am fine now.

So decided that I am back to tracking and doing well. I read both library books ( the recipe ones) and found 1 thing that I would be interested in making. The rest didn't appeal at all. So know not to go buy those 2. I have another I want to check out. Also have 2 more books waiting. One is the mindful eating that sparker ChristinaTobias mentioned. Didn't wait long for that and lol forget the other one. lol

Well think will make a small omlette with some cheese, spinach, onion etc. that will hold me till we have luch with sister in law. I am going to bring extra stuff so I don't eat the bread or at least more than 1 bun. Cut cheese, veggies, and some fruit salad that I need to make. Better for her too. She is very obese for her height and know that a lot of this could be weight related. No one has said anything to her, those drs frustrate me so can only imagine her angst.

Okay for now, best go check out allie, make some salad and then get hubby up so I can shower etc. LOL Allie will get hubby up, cos she is used to him being up at a certain time and starts trying to get over the baricade at the stairs.

Have a great day, I am planning to for sure and to do as best as I can. HUGS all.

  
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MORTICIAADDAMS 11/21/2012 8:53PM

    Allie sounds like such a cutie. She has certainly carved her space into your lives.

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OJ_2_OK 11/21/2012 7:31PM

    Can't wait for an updated pic of the pup!

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CINDYSDAY 11/21/2012 10:10AM

    have an awesome day! emoticon

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JOYINKY 11/21/2012 9:03AM

    Busy day and weekend here. Enjoy your day.

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NEW-CAZ 11/21/2012 8:01AM

    Have a great day Cinders. Maybe you mention SP to your SIL!


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Tuesday day 48

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Well frosty and cold this am, but a great walk after Allie stops putting everything in her mouth.
Now she has eaten and is crying for hubby who gives her 2 treats when ever he gets up in the am.
So this am we go to vet for her rabies, then I stop and get the req for my R knee exray and maybe I will go to hospital to get my knees exrayed. I have to do the recipes, and get something out for supper. Not sure what all we will do today but that is my plan. My L foot is still tender but not as sore, and my knees are sore today. Had a lot of steps yesterday so perhaps that is part of it. Not sure what weather is headed our way could be that.

So now to get ready to take her to the vet. LOL The start of hubbys day, feels like the middle of mine. She was sleeping till 7:30 then 2 days of me having to be up at 7 and now she is too. LOL Dec 4th we have to be downtown Dart. by 8:15 so heaven knows what she is going to think as she needs out 2x between 7 and 8;30 every day. oh well missy.

Tomorrow going to see sister in law as she is really down. Having a hard time with the drs in her area, it isn't known for great care and boy she is an example. Not doing much for her in regards to another stress test, or dye test etc. just keep saying your arteries are blocked here take this, then her bp bottomed out and they took her off one adn then played with another beta blocker. I understand that, but her bp was 29/100 and they let her go home!!!! cos that was better than it had been. OMG 29!!! and the dystolic was high. OH well she said she will come visit us or hubby other sister, get sick here and go to the good hospital. Sounds like a plan!

okay time to go get beautiful before we leave for vet. Cya have a great day.

  
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CINDYSDAY 11/21/2012 10:27AM

    I pray that your sis finds some answers soon. I hope that your knees feel better too! Have an awesome day!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 11/20/2012 9:27PM

    One thing about it. Everyone in your family is always busy and productive. Even the dog has plenty to do. LOL. I'm glad that the remodeling in your dad's part seems to be coming to an end.

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OJ_2_OK 11/20/2012 8:10PM

    I hope your sister in law gets better soon, that is scary!

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JOYINKY 11/20/2012 7:13PM

    Hope your day went well and your sister in law gets some help. Good Night. Hugs.

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ALEXSGIRL1 11/20/2012 6:07PM

    sending love for your sister have a great day

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 11/20/2012 4:53PM

    hope all works out have a great evening

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NEW-CAZ 11/20/2012 12:04PM

    Hop you get everything done you want to get done Cinders, rather concerned for your SIL! Those are bad stats, hope she gets sorted soon. emoticon

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Monday Morning new start this am.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Well this is day 47 with my walking streak, and again a frosty but dry am, so able to do so much better. I had told the occupational therapist that I was better during the drier winter months and wow I really am. Sill ache ect but not as bad at all.

Last night we had supper, I took Allie for a good walk, came back went to start on a box or two downstairs, and thought oh don't feel well. Went upstairs and whew....... man the pain was enough to knock me out, in the upper belly ( near where my hiatal hernia is I presume) and then vomited all my supper. After a bit of that, hubby bringing me water and a blanket as I was suddenly frozen, I felt a bit better. Came down and laid on couch, which didnt work as it is a loveseat and not big enough for me and a crazy puppy. So I did the lazyboy thing as both sides recline and she laid by me. I was in bed by 9:30 told hubby thanks for taking care of me, the dog is yours and I am going to bed. Had a cup of green tea, read for half hr and was asleep. Fit bit said I didnt' sleep well, but however I feel fine. So thinking I need to start fresh and back on the veggie wagon. Cn honestly say don't remember when I have had more than 1 veggie serv. a day. Been a while.
Yestrday got 2 great cookbooks easy and primal from library so have a list today.
- call dr and see if xray was ordered
- call and confirm apt with spec.
- do some of dads boxes
-clean kitchen and find places for the stuff of mums I now have
- tidy dining room table
and sort and find some recipes, then make a menu for the week and go get my veggies and meat I need

So busy and not sure it will all get done as not sure what hubby has planned and know that dd and son in law are coming over as hubby will help son in law change the battery for their car.

OKAY off the puter, I have 2 walks in, Alllie has finally settled for bit. I can tidy kitchen now. Oh maybe put in load of wash today. I don't do wash on tues or fri now as dads worker comes and she does the laundry for him.

HUGS and so glad that I have a plan, feel better and feel as if last nights belly ache gave me the incentive to get on track again.
Have a super day all, do your best and I will do mine.
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MORTICIAADDAMS 11/19/2012 7:40PM

    I'm glad you are feeling better.

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NSMOOMAA 11/19/2012 7:30PM

    Great with all your walking!! You sure do sound busy with all the unpacking and sorting. I can relate to that!! Take care and give Allie a rub for me!! emoticon

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NEW-CAZ 11/19/2012 10:30AM

    Sorry you were ill last night Cinders, but congrats on your walking WTG!
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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 11/19/2012 9:16AM

    sorry to hear you were ill last night, sounds like you have a good day planned, we will need to get together on Wednesday or Thursday as we are in Dartmouth

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JOYINKY 11/19/2012 9:03AM

    Congratulations on your walking streat Cindy! That's AWESOME!! Sounds like you have a great start on the week. Be well.

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