Sunday, April 13, 2014
These are the goals I had set for this week.
Monday--pool--walking laps--strength exercises and cardio--orthopedic Dr. appointment in the afternoon. He will be pleased I am back in the water.
Tuesday--cardio glide--grocery shopping
Wednesday--pool--walking laps--strength exercises and cardio.
Thursday--Jane Fonda 30 minute walk video https://www.youtube.com/
Friday--pool This depends on if I have to take my Mom to a Dr. appointment or if my brother can do it.
I met most of them. I didn't go to the ortho appointment, the Dr. cancelled. I have an appointment tomorrow at 2:45. I don't like them in the late afternoon because you are never seen on time. If your appointment is not for 1 or 1:15 you will be there for at least 2 hours. I will not be home before 5. I take a good book with me, but still it gets frustrating. I just take comfort in that it is a sign that he is a very good Dr. and he is.
I did do the Jane Fonda video but not all of it. I was huffing and puffing and my back was screaming a little more than half way through. I was somewhat embarraseed considering she is in her 70's doing the tape.
I did go to the pool on Friday. I even snuck in an extra day on Saturday. I was going to go to the flea market. When I got up it was drizzling so I sure wasn't going to do it. I knew it was going to clear up so I was going to go have a looky look. Then I thought that is a long way and I have food in the house, don't need anything, so went to the pool. I was tempted to go back to bed but the warm water won out over the warm blanket. When I came outside after the pool, it was and 72 according to the thermometer. Of course, that is in the direct sunlight. People were telling the hosptal to get rid of it during the winter when it was below 0 or in the single digits. I went home, took a quick shower, which is a miracle for me, and went for my first spring walk outdoors. I did 1.2 miles according to my fitbt. I went up the small hill(you don't think for one minute I would climb the monster do you)and that gave me 4 floors. It felt so good. Today I am sitting on my bum so far.
Monday--pool--I am going to increase the laps and the reps of my exercises. Dr. appointment @ 2:45
Tuesday--grocery shopping(light)--take my computer in for repairs--Jane Fonda video(I will conquer it yet)some leg work
Today is the big parade for the UConn Huskies in Hartford. There was one in Storrs when they came home but this will be huge. If the buses were running I would go but I am not driving into Hartford. There is no place to park without it costing you your first child. Wait I am past that, my arms and a leg. It will be on television, I will have the best seat in my house. Do you think President Obama will accept Stephanie's dance challenge? If so who do you think would win? STEPHANIE You can vote in your comments.
Saturday, April 12, 2014
I went to the dietician yesterday because of my digestive problems. My GI Dr. thought I could be eating wrong, she didn't exactly like the fact the I was eating frozen dinners. Lean Cuisine, Healthy Choice and Weight Watchers Smart Ones. I was all set to defend my choices. Surprise, the dietician told me they are perfectly healthy, not cosidered processed foods, and she eats them herself. At one time they were high in sodium, but they have come a long way baby.
She asked my consent to go into sparkpeople and check my nutrition tracker. Of course I gave it to her. She just didn't check what I have planned for the next week, she went back months. Sly. Her question to me was "How can I help you." "Why did you come to me." "You have this eating thing down pat, you are doing awesome." She went on to say that sparkpeople is a wonderful site and I am proof of that. A person who was as unhealthy as I was can change their eating habits around in 2 years and learn as much as I have about nutrition, exercise and about living a healthy lifestyle in general. It made me feel very proud to hear her say that about me and about sparkpeople. I didn't really ever stop and think about all the things I have learned. I just do them without really thinking about it I guess.
For instance, reading labels I never read labels before. If I wanted to eat something, I bought it and ate it. Now I actually pick up whatever I am thinking about purchasing and read the label. The first thing I look at is the serving size. A 12oz. can of soda is more than 1 serving, but most people drink the whole can. I would take a handful of crackers and mush them up into my soup. A serving is 5 of the crackers I eat.
Did I tell you I am on the Chicken Pot Pie diet? We probably have all seen that commercial. Well, I love Prgresso soups. If you looked at my tracker, you would see it under lunch 2 or 3 times a week. Yes, good for you, and yes, high in sodium. I may go over on my sodium those days. My solution, watch the other food I eat and extra water. Before sparkpeople, I wouldn't have even given it a thought because I didn't know about it. I didn't have Becky Hand to tell me or the sp articles to read. I use to be the type of person that salted their food and then tasted it, and then salted it some more. Now I don't add any salt to my food usually. In fact when I eat cottage cheese and a hard boiled egg, I eat the egg with a bite of cottage cheese instead of salting the egg. I can taste the salt in the cc.
Who would have ever thought that exercise could be fun. I was the poster child for a couch potato. While I still am not as active as I should be, I do exercise almost everyday. I have started back to the pool , today I took my first mile walk outside this spring and now I am doing laundry. I love my fitbit.
I had to sign a piece of paper saying that for some reason if Medicare didn't pay for the dietician I would be billed $138.00 for the visit. Okay so what Kriten told me was that I learned what I needed to know to lose 121 pounds as of yesterday, and to maintain that weight loss for nothing from sparkpeople instead of paying her $138.00. My question is then this. Why doesn't everyone join sparkpeople and save themselves the money, or why don't insurance companies pay half the rate for sparkpeople?----Just saying.
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
UConn lady huskies beat Notre Dame last night. I saw the end of the game and stayed up to watch the presentation of the trophy. Geno, the head coach had tears in his eyes when talking to the reporters. He has said year long this was a very special senior class. This was the last game for some very special woman to him. They game out of the game and hugged him and tears did flow. That is why they win I do believe. They are not just players to him, they are his girls.
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