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Enjoying the Jumpstart, but it's still slow going

Saturday, February 08, 2014

I see that it's been quite a while since I posted anything. I have made the mental commitment to take control of my health. It's not the first time, but this time I got my sister involved and we started walking. We went from walking from one end of the house to the other, to now walking 4 to 5 miles. Within a week, we were walking 3 to 4 miles. Tomorrow is the end of the 4th week and we have been approaching 5 miles. We're walking about 1 and a half hours, a 20 to 21 minute mile. emoticon
I no longer eat all evening long like I was doing before we started walking. We feel better and sleep better. And this past week, I finally started seeing the results. I've finally built up enough muscle that I'm losing the weight! emoticon
Alas, we have been unable to walk this past week. We did go to a mall on Monday morning, but my sister got sick, then we had snow and ice. Last night, we both had other obligations and today, she's getting a well deserved break from her family. emoticon emoticon
We WILL get back on track this week. Now that she's feeling better, nothing can stop us. emoticon

  
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RITZIBROWN 2/16/2014 1:50AM

    I also enjoy walking, and hiking, although my mileages progress at a slower rate. Keep up the emoticon work and emoticon emoticon

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SUSANBEAMON 2/11/2014 2:21PM

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Healing Time

Thursday, October 17, 2013

I've realized that I'm still going through a healing time. My body has healed for the most part, but I have some mental and emotional healing to do as well. I'm starting to care about fundamental things that I had quit taking care of, you don't want to know and it's not important to anyone but me what I'm talking about. I'm also beginning to feel more relaxed. I'm still going through short periods of depression, especially when it's overcast and rainy. Just knowing these things often helps me to heal.
Years ago I was feeling very depressed. I was dealing with a troubled teen and a toddler. I had to send the teen to jail and I ended up with an angry toddler. Child Protective Services were involved as I had asked for their help and they arranged therapy for both of us. At the beginning of the therapy, I took a test and when the results of the test came back, the therapist told me I had the anger of a teenager. Light bulb goes off and that night I wrote down all of the things that I was angry about. Since I was having to deal with a young child and I was unable to show most of my anger, it really helped. Miraculously, my depression lifted and the therapist discontinued my therapy. My toddler had a few more sessions to get him over his anger.
Healing comes from many directions. I'm going to take advantage of this opportunity and let myself be healed. My mother is taken care of, my children are grown, I have no control over the situation with my grandchildren, so it's time for me to take care of me. I just have to remember to do so. emoticon

  
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LALMEIDA 10/17/2013 11:32PM

  emoticon Hang in there! Taking care of yourself is always important. emoticon emoticon

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MJEFFERSON23 10/17/2013 8:13PM

  By all means take care of yourself, if you don't, you can't take care of anyone else! emoticon You are doing well by just being on here, don't despise small beginnings. I know about pain. My car accident left me physically and emotionally scarred. I stared at this giant Expedition for 10 seconds (seemed like minutes) before it hit me head on! Rain makes my body ache more! But you know what? emoticon I'm going to eat well, take care of my health and get into the best shape ever. Remember take care of yourself and you're helping everyone else! emoticon emoticon

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Doctors have released me, I've been busy

Saturday, October 12, 2013

The orthopedic doctor released me on Wednesday and said I had healed well. The clinic doctor released me on Thursday. She says I have arthritis in my knee, but I've never had any problems with it. I've even been able to do a Leslie Sansone DVD without any problems and I'm using my mother's mini peddler.
I've gotten caught up reading the forums on another site. I've spent a week and a half reading posts on a mystery shopping forum. It's helped me get back in the right frame of mind. I've done some trailer checks. You go to the theater and write down the trailers that play before the movie and then you either go on to the next auditorium where the movie is showing, or you leave if you're done. Then you enter them on the computer. And I've done some food and telephone mystery shops. I have some more lined up for this week. Last month, I was able to get highlights and a haircut.
Reading through the posts has helped me renew my memory and remember what I need to be doing and what kind of jobs I used to be able to do, but have disappeared in the downturn. I just have to make sure I don't over-schedule myself, because I have been known to get burnt out. I also need to get back on track exercise-wise and get back to doing more house cleaning. A little at a time. Each journey begins with a small step.

  
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SANDYKMAC 10/17/2013 1:52PM

    It really amuses me to know that I have arthritis, but I haven't been affected by it. Who knew?

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SUSANBEAMON 10/14/2013 1:06AM

  keep up with your exercises. they'll help with the arthritis.

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ANGORA4 10/13/2013 10:01PM

    Glad to hear that your body is healing, woo hoo!

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SPARKLE1908 10/13/2013 7:17PM

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JANET552 10/12/2013 6:42PM

    I'm glad you are healing. You'll get back into your routine before you know it!

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Pushing Myself

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Today it occurred to me that I had a mini peddler and that I should be using it to get some exercise. I brought it in the family room and set it up next to my chair. Five minutes at a time and I can get my cardio in that way. The first time, I just cycled gently. This last time, I sped it up some and I feel it. I'll keep myself in tune to make sure I don't overdo it with my knee. I've pretty much kept my crutch put up so I'm walking pretty well. I go in for my last therapy session tomorrow and next week is my next, probably last, appointment with the orthopedic doctor.

  
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SUSANBEAMON 10/6/2013 12:22AM

  good for you. keep it up. you can do it.

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ANGORA4 10/3/2013 11:25PM

    Good going!

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Lots of Progress

Monday, September 30, 2013

I can now walk without the crutch, but I do keep it close for stability when I go out. I am currently trying to get the house cleaned up before the holidays. I swept and mopped the kitchen floor yesterday and the dining room floor today. I also swept the front entrance today. As I go along, I try to get other things picked up. I don't want to overdo it and I've got time. I just don't want to do my usual waiting until the last second. I haven't really done anything to get a job, yet, but I really need to get things done around the house. I also want to get my stuff out of storage so I can save that money. I know I can get rid of a lot of it, but there are things like my youngest son's social security card so I need to get the stuff out so I can go through it. I really needed a break from everything.
Tomorrow the entrance and the dining room table(cleared of junk and a new tablecloth for my Mom).

  
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SUSANBEAMON 10/2/2013 12:51AM

  got lots of that to do here, too. it just sort of piles up when you aren't looking.

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TEALLEN04 9/30/2013 10:45PM

    Good luck with cleaning out your storage space. I have definitely been there done that! It can seem overwhelming to go through a big accumulation of stuff, but it is so satisfying when it's all done! Hoping for your complete recovery!

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