Tuesday, October 01, 2013
I helped raise my daughter's kids, whom I call my "babies." Ages 16, 15, and 12 they are just about done needing a hands on Nana. More likely to need an ear for listening or a ride somewhere. I still stay very involved in their activities; sports, band, academic competitions, extra curriculars, etc. They just don't need me any more the way they did when they were small. That's okay with me, I'm loving this phase of our lives together also.
Today I started helping my son and daughter in law with their first, a precious baby girl, her name is Abby. Mommy went back to work this morning after 3 months off and Abby came to Nana's house for her first day of Nanagarden (pre-kindergarden). After a decade out of business, I was a little nervous about how I would hold up to the rigors of baby care. Turned out she was a piece of cake! I had a blast! She catnaps in the morning and late afternoon and takes a long 2 hour nap after lunch. I did remember to close my eyes during the long nap and snooze for a while. It was a great day, nice to be needed, something I miss the most about being disabled.
Can't wait for my next day with Abby, Tuesdays and Thursdays for me and then Mondays and Wednesdays for the other grandma. I hope her picture worked!
Thursday, September 19, 2013
I've been off spark people for an entire week, went on a glorious sisters vacation to a resort in Maine. Before I went, I'd planned on tracking thru out the vacation since it was a spa resort with good food and lots of exercise time.
That plan probably would have worked if it had just been me and my husband! But throw in 4 sisters with their own wishlists and there is no time to breathe, let alone track on spark people! This is my blog so that's what I'm sticking with!
I ate 3 things in Maine...seafood, blueberries, and desserts! I went swimming, biking, did chair yoga, walked what seemed like miles, did "sit down paddleboarding" (an adaptation for my disability) on the Atlantic Ocean, and relaxed.
I gained 2 pounds and every ounce of it was worth it to me! Now back to the real world, get busy working on my health.
Friday, September 06, 2013
Well, I didn't make it to the pool today I kinda slept thru the whole day, only waking up long enough to change out the ice packs on my jaw. So I haven't done well with my exercise but let's try to be positive here. It's really hard to eat too much when you're snoring! What I have eaten hasn't been really low carb but I still managed to lose a pound in the last two days so I guess some how this is working out.
I think by tomorrow I should be able to be up and around for more of the day. I often forget that just having a systemic neurological disease is enough to wear out my body. Whenever I throw any other medical issue into the mix it seems to knock me flat on my butt. After having RSD for almost 20 years you would think I should know by now how rough things are going to be. But not me, the eternal optimist. Nite Nite.
Wednesday, September 04, 2013
So I've finally had my exercise restrictions lifted as far as going in the swimming pool goes. All of the allergies are sorted out and I just have to be very careful with the chlorine and shower quickly after swimming. So I'm all geared up to get back to 700 to 900 points per day for exercising.....
So today I had an endocrinologist perform surgery on a failed root canal that had become abscessed. My restrictions from him are no talking, no moving, no eating solid food, rest for a few days. So there went my excitement about getting back into the pool!
Sometimes I feel like all I've done this year is have surgery. And then recover and start over again. Someone once said that getting older isn't for sissies. I'm not old enough to qualify for that statement yet. Am I? Huh? What do you think? Am I old or just neurotic?
My butt will be in that pool on Friday even if I have to leave my mouth at home!
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