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Day 55 good in most aspects

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Evening sparkers, it is bed time for me, - can really tell that it is a dry cold. Yes my knee is still bothering me, but we go out for a lot of med. walks, a few around the blocks. We started learning come and a bit better manners on leash. I need more control of her, as she is getting strong nearly 25 lbs at the vet today and also cos it will soon be slippery out.

So did good on the exercise front but not great on the eating, that will get rectified tomorrow, as I had belly aches and bathroom visits. I really think it could be sugar, hubby thinks eggs. Id on't know I wish I knew my body better. Am amazed at some people that can read their bodies so well.

Got my exrays done and over with, now wait till Dec 4th to see what dr O says. Hoping not yet, and I can work on my strengthening exercises which I did do before bed last night and will do when I am finished this.

Allie had her rabies shot and did fine lol Next vet visit should be for spay. Poor baby gets to wear an elizabethan collar, sure she will be impressed, betting she chews it somehow. One of lisas ( dd ) dog did that and got it off. Allie is keeping my toes warm right now.

Okay buddies, I have to do those exercises, so going to bed now, as that takes a few mins then getting ready, Want to read and it is all ready 1/4 to 11. NIGHT and sleep well. HUGS

  
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MORTICIAADDAMS 11/29/2012 7:57PM

    Great on the steps again!!

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JOYINKY 11/28/2012 8:00AM

    You're doing great on that streak! Glad Allie is doing well too! Make today a great day! Hugs.

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NEW-CAZ 11/28/2012 2:59AM

    Glad the training is going so well Cinders.
Now if you could just train hubby to do the rest of the renos you'll really be winning LOL.

Good luck with your exercises hun, hope you slept well ready to get you 17,000 done! emoticon

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Monday sunny cold but a great day if you make it so!

Monday, November 26, 2012

LOL Captain Piccard - "Make it so" Guess that is what we all need to do, Make it so.- whatever our IT is for the day. For me It will be eating healthy again today, be day 3. Feeling good and ready to tackle today. Day 54 of walking streak
I am going to go to the hospital this afternoon and get my exrays done. I go to the spec soon enough that they weill be current ones. Not sure we may go get groceries today, or at least the specials as we have $70 to use in gift cards, we got them when we transferred our prescriptions from Walmart back to superstore, We only went to Walmart cos Zellers closed, we wait way way longer there than superstore and they do it much less complicated. So till Jan 3 you get 10 dollars for every script you move over. YES money in our pocket.

Hubby may do the other door to dads bedroom, or I would rather he get the elec. done so that we can set up his living area. But will see as long as something more gets done, takes way longer now, as dad is down there talking the entire time, watching, suggesting, etc. says well I will get out of the way, but once in while goes and reads. lol

First order of the day as soon as hubby gets up- I am going back up and lay on the bed and do the knee exercises. Can't do them when I wake cos he is still asleep and Allie wants out NOW lol she has been super busy again this am. She has to learn that not everyone has all that energy between 7-9 am LOL not sure what will happen when it snows. will be cute to watch but I have to find new winter boots, and probably trax to put on them so I wont slip.

Well going to go get some breakfast and my cup of green tea. Hope you all have a great day! I am going to enjoy the sun despite the cold and wind. It isnt damp which is what makes it better for me.
HUGS all and have a super day sparkers! emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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ALEXSGIRL1 11/26/2012 7:54PM

    make it so i like that good positive blog.

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GOPINTOS 11/26/2012 7:08PM

    Thanks for sharing!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 11/26/2012 2:48PM

    It is cold here too but I'm trying to have a good day too.

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JOYINKY 11/26/2012 11:06AM

    MAKE IT SO CINDY! emoticon


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AMARILYNH 11/26/2012 10:08AM

    A great day begins with a great attitude!! emoticon

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HISTORYRUNNER 11/26/2012 9:33AM

    Great thought, make the day a great one!

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NEW-CAZ 11/26/2012 7:42AM

    Have a good week Cinders, good luck at the hospital and keep those streaks going!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Sunday day 53 !!!!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Well this way I will always know how long we have had Allie, day 53. Must get hubby to take some new pics of her. She is learning well and being good. Still a ways to go to learn not to jump up but doing better on other fronts.
Today the weather took a huge turn for the winter. brrrrrrrrrrrrrr need mittens and hat to walk with her. The wind would take you away so strong it is. We have gone for 3 good walks and 2 around the block ones. Next one I have my hat, I went upstairs and found the tote they were in and got us each a hat, and gloves and a scarf for me.
So we went for a drive to see if we could find my friends new house, but found the street just not the house. Thats okay was being nosy lol In a bit we are going to drop some stuff off at lisas and go get dad water. he has his cooler ready now and also has been planning where to put pictures. lol still livign in box land and wanting his pictures. He has the ones I gave him for his birthday up on a table that he can see.
Doing well eating again. Reading "It starts with food" for the 2nd time. Interesting read and think i will do that again. Today is day 2 of no wheat, and no sugar other than 2 serv of fruit. Going to make kale chips in a bit, after I find out when we are leaving so I can have oven on, turn them etc
Hoep you all are having a great day, I am loving the sun, but not the wind. The cold isn't bothering my joints too bad, my top of my foot the most. Have slept better the past 2 nights since I took the pillow out from between my knees and used a tensor bandage with a heavy washcloth against my inner knee as a cushion then wrap the badage and have that. Then I dont wake every time I move to adjust the pillow. Was only away 6 times the night before last and 8 this time, compeared to anywhere from 14-20. So feel a fair bit better in am. Will see if I crash at 2. lol But then not eaing junk so that helps.
Okay off to do the kale chips or get hubby ready to go.
HUGS have a great day and cya in the am or evening.

  
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OJ_2_OK 11/25/2012 6:15PM

    What do kale chips taste like

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MORTICIAADDAMS 11/25/2012 5:36PM

    It was only 36 here yesterday but warmed up into the 50s today.

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ALEXSGIRL1 11/25/2012 5:18PM

    I love kale chips Your dad is doing well and settling in I am glad you are sleeping better

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JOYINKY 11/25/2012 4:58PM

    Sounds like everything is moving in a positive direction. Enjoy your evening Cindy!

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NEW-CAZ 11/25/2012 3:25PM

    Looking forward to pics of Allie Cinders.

Sounds like Dad is gradually feeling more at home and you're happier too.
Glad you're sleeping better too.
Have not tried Kale chips, might give those a go!

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-AMANDA79- 11/25/2012 2:35PM

    LOVE kale chips!!

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ONEKIDSMOM 11/25/2012 1:10PM

    14-20 sounds like a LOT of times to have your sleep interrupted. Glad your plan is reducing that considerably!

Have fun with the kale chips... sounds interesting.

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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!
HUGS

  
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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.
Keep healthy and happy hun emoticon

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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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