Thursday, October 20, 2011
I did a lot today...
My husband was out running errands all day. I have been feeling guilty because he is still healing from his surgery and is doing everything. So I gave Roxy a bath, did two loads of wash, emptied the dishwasher, did a long workout, painted my fingernails :), washed my hair, climbed the stairs to get more clothes, (he would not be happy if he knew that one), and went out to eat with 10 of my friends - we have gone out to dinner every Thursday for about five years now - couldn't miss it.
At one point I had to take Roxy out, tried to get her to pee on my deck but she wouldn't. I had to maneuver myself down a flight of stairs to get her outside. My foot was a little sore after that.
I sat down between chores to elevate and ice my foot, especially after taking Roxy out.
One of my friends had the same surgery 6 weeks ago. She messed her foot up while trying new pants on the other day - they were a little long so she stood on her tiptoes (instinctively). Messed her surgery up. Scary how easily and quickly she moved backwards.
So, after looking at her swollen foot, I made a mental note to be more careful. It is hard to sit and know things have to be done, but it will be there tomorrow. (Darn it!)
I did real good with my food choices at the restaurant. They have a popcorn machine (one of the reasons we go there). I brought my nutrisystem popcorn and put it in one of the popcorn bowls. I had a salad with skinless chicken breast, strawberries, mandarin oranges, almond slices and 1 tablespoon poppyseed dressing. Yum!
Thanks for all your support over the past week! It has really kept me going!
Thursday, October 20, 2011
I was so busy last night that I am just writing about Day 6!
Washed my hair in the sink on my own in the morning, watched the movie "Bad Teacher" (wasn't that great) with my husband, ordered a new pair of pants from the Gap then took an hour figuring out an exercise plan for my upper body. Must have been a good plan because my arms definitely felt "the burn".
I participated in two LiveMind Meetings. The first was by Coach Nancy on running tips. I learned some tips to use when I am able to run again. She also suggested some books. I am going to order a couple of them on my Nook today. This is a good time to read them so I will be all ready when I get the ok to run from the foot Doctor. I think it will also help to keep me focused on running.
The second was with SparkGirl32 (Lauren). It was a weekly motivational meeting I have been participating in for about 6 weeks. Some of the participants on the call have lost 70 - 100+ pounds! Talk about self discipline! This week's topic was the importance of breakfast and breakfast ideas. And, I learned something new! Did you know your blood "gets sticky" at night and you are more prone to a heart attack or stroke in the morning because there is more of a chance of blood clots forming? Breakfast helps to prevent this!
And, finally... I lost 5 pounds in 1 1/2 weeks!
And, after watching what my husband and kids have been eating since my foot surgery I am so glad I ordered NutriSystem! While I am eating veggies, fruits, salads and Nutrisystem meals, they are choosing to eat: cheese quesadillas, white rice, cheese and broccoli, pizza, buffalo cheese steaks -- you get the picture. That's what they would have been making for me! I would have gained at least 5 pounds if they were cooking for me!
So, it was a good day - my foot continues to get better and I am keeping myself busy!
I hope you are having a great week, too!
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