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.
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!
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.
We WILL get back on track this week. Now that she's feeling better, nothing can stop us.
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.
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.
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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