Saturday, September 21, 2013
Well, I am once again joining the Walk to End Alzheimer's. Here in the Boston area it is on September 29. I have done almost no walking since hurting my ankle in March, so I very much doubt I will make the whole walk. I'll start walking a little more this week and see how it goes. I own a day care and we visit an assisted living center for people with dementia each week, so several of the kids' families join us. I hope to bring my mom this year. (It's a little early in the morning for her....but we'll see) I love this event.There are ceremonies and awards, music, and laughter and tears, lots of hugs and strangers supporting each other in their journey with the illness. It is such a celebration of life and family. So, I will go and celebrate and hopefully walk a little too!
Saturday, September 14, 2013
Hi all. I've been missing for a few months....sorry. I am here to tell you I am alive and well....almost. 6 months after breaking my ankle I am still in a brace and at PT twice a week. Ortho was talking possible tendon surgery a month ago, but it seems to b e getting better in the past few weeks....hopefully I have dodged that bullet! I go back at the end of the month. Keep your fingers crossed.
Saturday, March 23, 2013
I broke my ankle on Thursday night. It is so not fun! This is either going to b e great for my weight or a real disaster. I have been on t he couch for 3 days now...no walking, no laundry, no shopping. (no exercise). I also can't do anything for myself so I need to wait for people to bring me food, Dinner last night was awesome. Haven't had anything today.
So, sitting on the couch can cause weight gain.....but if the family keeps forgetting to feed me I'll shed the pounds!! I'll keep you posted,
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Early last week I just happened to step on a scale and was pleasantly surprised to see I had lost 3 pounds. I had not visited Sparkpeople in months, and had started back up and within just a couple of days of actually tracking food and water....BOOM 3 pounds. So, that gave me a new found enthusiasm. I have been cooking fresh healthy veggies (mostly steamed) and we had fish for dinner a couple time this week. I have come in under my calorie allowance all week, even when I had 2 slices of pizza from a small pie. Stepped on the scale yesterday again and lo and behold...another 2 pounds! So, I am off and running....well, not literally. I have quite a way to go before that happens.
For now I will try to get some exercise going..I do walk up and down the steps from basement to second floor several times a day so I guess I have a leg up so to speak on the exercise. I'd like to get a pedometer to count my steps daily. And, I will go back to my nutrition set up and maybe fine tune a few things so my calorie count isn't quite so high. I'll be careful there, and look carefully BEFORE I actually change things around. I firmly believe "if it ain't broke...don't fix it"
So, I am back, and off to a good start.
Sunday, September 23, 2012
This morning I (grudgingly) got up early to join many many other people in the Boston area to take the Memory Walk....Walk to End Alzheimer's. (I care for my mom with dementia, and my child care program visits an Alzheimer's assisted living residence)I am SO not a morning person. I went with a few families and my employee from my day care center. I am so glad I did!! What a wonderful, uplifting celebration. Thousands of people all came together to raise money for Alzheimer's research. People were dancing, singing, hugging, crying, laughing and celebrating life for those with and without this horrible disease. The weather was awesome, the atmosphere was festive, and it was so wonderful to be a part of something big!
oh, yeah and I got some walking done too!
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