Thursday, July 03, 2014
I'm up over my 3# limit. Trying to get back to reality, for my Bday. My body is craving SO much more than I am use to eating. The temps have been up to 116 degrees & I am still working & delivering & doctors appt. for DH, in this extreme heat. I AM drinking LOTS of water & trying to stay hydrated. Sun screen every 2 hours, but my body wants/needs salt! So I have been adding salt to hard boiled eggs, eating more concentrated foods like popcorn 100 cal packs, etc. Still 4 cups of raw veggies, daily & chicken, but is it the extra salt keeping me over goal. It is kind of like a mini battle inside my body.
I get up before I'm really ready 5am to walk LUCY dog, at about 87 degrees. The park is just watered, we walk in the shade spots of the trees so she won't get hot. I love this time of the day, the moisture & flowers on the trees & birds singing, etc. Is beautiful. By 9 am it is about 100. I swim in the pool before the sun hits it. The water is 84 today. Then Pilates 2 times a week & Zumba 3 times a week. After working in the heat I come back home & practically collapse for the rest of the day. Trying to keep my body happy is taking a bit of a toll on my mind. I need time to regroup.
DH is now having the nurse come 3 times a week instead of 7, so that will help with all the activities of guests. I think this will help a little. So I can get out to work before it gets too hot. I came out of Costco yesterday, our car temp said it was 137 on the parking lot. No joke! I thought I was figuring out the dehydration thingy, as ZUMBA burn about 900 cals per hour. So I rehydrate after with protein drinks before. BUT THIS HEAT IS VERY HOT! OK, I'm back to learning this new computer, off my soap box! I'm so HAPPY DH & I are figuring out all the things I did for his business, so we can keep it going!
Happy 4th! My Mom use to tell me that all the people in the park, for the fireworks display were there for my Bday. We use to celebrate then. By the time I was 12 I finally asked, if they are here for me to celebrate, where are the presents? LOL. This was in Van Nuys, CA hundreds of people, sweet memory's!
April 2014 Selfie
Our pool, I am SO lucky!
March 2014 at goal
Happy 4th to the USA! Happy weekend! Happy Sparkpeople!
Monday, June 09, 2014
I'm feeling a little guilty about feeling overwhelmed caregiving DH, today. Sometimes I 'over due it' & sometimes I have several places I feel I could do better:-) :-)
This has been an VERY intense 1/2 year! He was in hospital 4 months, rehab 1 month, & now home since May 7, (wow a month!) I DO have help! A nurse comes daily to clean his level 3 wound, he got in hospital Jan. 3. It IS healing, but I feel I need to be at the house, to let them in. I always try to make people who come to our home feel welcome. After all they are HELPING us so much. He also gets Physical Therapy 3 times a week. The angels that come to help him, really are a God send! He has a hard time with the fact I still need to do so much for him. Cooking, all household chores, driving, helping keep him clean, etc. I feel it is OK, as I see him get better & better. Then he'll resent me if I go over the boundaries. I'm still learning what the boundaries are.
We are also trying to keep up with the business. This is a VERY hard thing for him, as he should not be sitting up very long & off the wound. I think we are doing pretty good, considering everything. His attitude is quite positive. We are VERY close & know each other VERY well. We have been together off & on since 1968. He can tell when I am frustrated & that makes him frustrated. We can REALLY push each others buttons!
I continue with my favorite ZUMBA teacher, 3 times a week. But my own marionette business is starting to need attention, if I plan on continuing that. Everyday I look for the joys in our lives. The fact that he survived & is getting better, is magnificent! Our love is stronger than ever. We have our home to live in. Our LADY LUCY THE WONDROUS CIRCUS DOG keeps us remembering to live in the present & our beautiful LUCKY, a parakeet, keeping us all cheeping, everyday! Sparking has had to take a back seat for me, because of my time constraints. I DO keep my records moving forward, that is what is keeping me remembering my goals & wishes. I have maintained my weight & we are eating VERY healthy! I try to keep us fed in an energizing way. Lot's of veggies & everything required for our health! If I could just REMEMBER this is a TEMPORARY situation, he will get back to being independent, once again. But during the 'uncomfortable' times I forget that!
Thanks for reading! I found a website for support for caregivers. That site helped me remember I have a whole world of Sparkers, helping each other! If there is anything I can help YOU with please, just ask!
A selfie from my SP anniversary March 16, 2014
Our pool, lot's of cleaning but I can finally get IN! 107 outside today! WOW!
ENCHANTED, is my favorite Disney movie. This is an 8 ball I just bought on ebay! VERY fun!!
PS... update things are better, everyday. communaction is GREAT! We are figuring it out!
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