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Tracking steps. . . . .

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

I had started to track my steps at the first of the year when my daughter gave me a pedometer. But on the 29th of January I fell directly on my right knee that was already having problems. So needless to say I was pretty limited on my activity and quit keeping track it was too depressing to see what little I could do at that time. Now I have joined a virtual walk through the Rocky Mountains and started today to keep track of my steps before the actual walk starts on September 4th. So far I have walk 3,649 steps most of it done while out to Walmart for just a few things and Costco for the same. I also tracked how many steps up our ramp and deck it is out of curiosity it was 62 steps alone. Most people just walk up to their porch and walk in but I have a son in a wheelchair so we have to go up the ramp and then backtrack a little bit to our front door. Which is ok more exercise without thinking about it. I was surprised at how many steps I have taken so far as I didn't think I was even that active since my knee bothers me about 95% of the time. My day is not over yet I still have more to do so the steps will keep counting up.
I'm going to be tracking my steps no matter how little I do or don't do it all adds up at the end of the day. I know that today I have surpassed 3,000 but a lot of that was out running around. My new goal is to track all my steps I go walk the treadmill tomorrow so we will see how far I'm able to go and exactly how many steps there are in 8 minutes of walking 1.8 mph. Then we go to the gym on Thursday to workout and I'm actually excited about that now that I'm keeping track of my steps again. emoticon



Sunday, August 28, 2011

Hi all I'm really excited to have joined the Chair Exercise team. Yes I can still do some exercise in the regular standing way but it is soo limited. This team is a very nice and supportive team. I'm looking forward to be able to build up enough strength to do the other things that I want do. Like going for a walk with my husband without being in intense pain after a very short distance. Actually being able to attend activities with friends. Right now I don't get together with friends because I can't do the things that they do. Our first challenge that I joined will be a virtual walk through the Rocky Mountains in which I live by. I have been to several of these places. So it will be easy as I'm walking on the treadmill to envision these places. I will be able to meet my goals more successfully now and be a healthy and happier person. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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STRESS80 8/28/2011 11:25PM

    Thank you CAZ I look forward to seeing you as well. :)

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Things are on the mend . . .

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Well my knee seems to be doing better now and I have been able to do more things without too much assistance. We even went to the pool and figured out a way to do it all without the hassle of getting dressed at the rec center. We just go in our suits and terry robes and dry off the best that we can and return home the same way. Then take our showers at home and don't have too worry about a dressing room being available. It is really nice to be in the comfort of your own home as well. Now all I need is an indoor swimming pool in my back yard. ha!
I'm going to work towards my mini goal of getting to the pool once a week on Thursdays and doing the treadmill two other days of the week. And see how that goes for now if they knee can take it then we aim for two days a week. The only hard part will be is that my 9 year old son is year around school and he is off track a lot it seems. And the pool doesn't open for kids til like 11:00am and that is not a good time to go if you want to just swim laps or do pool therapy. I like the very early lap swim schedule.
I'm happy with where I'm at right now considering how bad the fall was and the pain that I was in 2 weeks ago. It will all work out and things will continue to improve. emoticon

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BAWISSA 3/1/2011 11:15AM

    I can't wait for the weather to warm up a bit. It will make going home from the rec center a little more comfortable. LOL! BTW, your blog entries are not stupid!

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Missing my very best friend. . . . my daughter.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

My daughter whom is 24 1/2 has gone a vacation to Illinois for a week. She has been gone now for 3 days, It has been really hard for us she is the light of our home and she is my very best friend as well. So far the trip has not been all that great for her unfortunately. This was a big step for her to make and she succeeded on the plane trip she did very well. Then things kinda fell apart and I feel helpless being so far away and not being able to help in the situation she is in right now. She has gone to visit her Uncle, Aunt and twin cousins for there for first birthday. But my brother is not the most positive person in the world. I love him dearly but his negativity reflects to others and this has made it a stressful time for her. She is also homesick and it is really hard. She shipped a box of her supplies and such with things she could not take on the plane and she has yet to receive it and this leaves her without the things that she really needs and they cannot replace. Hopefully her box will get there for her on Monday even though she will be coming home on that Wednesday it is still better to know that the things are not lost. In the meantime I have shipped via UPS some of the things that I could and that she needed as well. She received them today because we overnighted them to her. She is feeling a little better which makes us feel a lot better. I'm so worried about her and how this is going to effect her for going alone again. I'm proud of her to be able to make the trip I really think it is just the circumstances of the box not arriving and my brothers temper if not for those things this would of been a very positive thing. She suffered a major anxiety trip very late last night but was able to text me and we talked for about an hour and half until her and I both fell asleep. I'm glad that she is feeling much better today and is going out with my sister in law to do one of her favorite things Mall Shopping. :) Tomorrow is the twins birthday and I hope all goes very well. Once all this stress is over I believe that things will go much better for all. She is such an inspiration to us all it is sooo difficult to see her so upset and with no options to take to make things go more smoothly for her. Next time if there is one we will all travel together so that she will have her family around for that extra emotional support. I love you and miss you Melissa emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BAWISSA 3/1/2011 11:12AM

    I love you too! I missed you a lot, and it is so good to be home!

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STRESS80 1/30/2011 9:01AM

    Thanks Karen I appreciate that. I talk to her last night she said that my brother was having these fits of rage to be less now. They are not directed to her but that doesn't matter cause it still effects her in the same way. But all in all she said that considering all the negative things about her trip she is still having a good time. And that she realizes that all this is not a typical visit and if she would of received her box and hadn't got sick things would of been much better. I'm so happy that she can still see the good side of things. And will want to go again another time. Her favorite part though so far was the flight. LOL Things will continue to get better for her with all my friends thoughts and prayers for her while she is on this journey. emoticonshe will be home soon and back to her routine that makes her comfortable. :)

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FROG777 1/30/2011 5:52AM

    Your love shows so much for Melissa your a wonderful mom and friend to your daughter. I am sure this trip is as hard on you as it is on her she will be so happy when she gets back home with you. I will keep all of you in my prayers as well as for your brother to keep his temper at bay.

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Getting Better Sleep Challenge . . .

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Hi, I have really loved the getting better sleep challenge. It has helped me gain better sleep habits by going to bed every night as the same exact time, and getting up at the same time EVERY day really allows you to get better sleep. Of course I have had a couple of days that I did not sleep well but there were some serious stress's going on at the same time. I know that I when I use calming music for 15 minutes before falling to sleep has helped me to not have any disturbing dreams that were also effecting my sleep patterns. I'm really happy that I joined this challenge and almost have finished all 4 weeks. I'm sleeping better I also have more energy that really helps to me workout beyond the pain that I experience. It is all a very good thing. emoticon emoticon


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