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Doing better today..

Monday, December 14, 2009

Still have sore feet and knees but both are improved after new shoes purchased on Saturday and going to gym on Sunday. Was hoping to go to therapy pool after work today but have too many errands that have to be taken care of today..."Tomorrow is another day." emoticon

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ETCHILDE 12/14/2009 4:05PM

    Glad to hear your feet are doing better. Stick to it!!

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Today I will let nothing stop me from going to the gym...

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Yesterday I went shopping instead of going to the gym. But 2 great things were purchased...new shoes (my feet were killing me and I was limping) that are fantastic...almost instant relief.........I was wearing the wrong shoes all week and it caught up with me.

The other great thing was picking up my prescription driving glasses/sunglasses. I can't believe how great it is to be "in focus." I think I will start to wear them all the time. The only bummer is having to change glasses every time I want to see up close, like reading or computer. I am tempted to try bifocals once again but remember I had a problem with them before. I know I will probably still want computer glasses as they are not quite as strong as a reading glass. I have so many different strengths of off the shelf glasses it is hard to keep them all straight (especially when the strength is written so small).

Anyhow, I feel that driving will be easier now and I drove after dark, too, and that seemed much better with the new glasses on.

This week I plan to go swimming and exercising today and tomorrow...on Monday I will swim in the therapy pool after work and on Tuesday I plan to go to the gym and work out and do exercises in the whirlpool.

Wednesday is the day I have to go to the neurologist with hubby and as one would expect, he is not happy about that. I hope they find nothing wrong with him and I can feel less guilty about "taking care of myself," for a change.... emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MSLZZY 12/16/2009 7:12AM

    You might have to color code your glasses LOL!

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BIGT_56 12/14/2009 6:37AM

    Glad you that you got to the gym. It is way too easy to put other things and other peoples needs before ours. I think we are all guilty of that.
It is wonderful when you can find the shoes that make your feet comfy...makes exercising so much more enjoyable.

I hope all goes well at the dr. for your hubby!


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FLASUN 12/13/2009 9:09PM

    Teddy, glad to hear about getting the right shoes for ya! Wish I could find a pair to do my 3.5 hrs walking and dancing. My blister on my toe is finally healing. Good for you for getting to the gym! Good you got glasses that work better for ya also! You do have to think about yourself, you are very important!!! emoticon Janice

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TEDDYTEDDY 12/13/2009 6:46PM

    I actually did make it to the gym... and feel gr----eat!!! emoticon

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JANET_ATKINSON 12/13/2009 10:06AM

    Go Teddy! I also find that making sure my gym bag is packed and near the door helps get me to the gym. If it's in my car when I'm out during the day, it's just one more motivator for me to get to the gym.

And isn't it great to have new shoes?!

Your comment about feeling guilty for taking care of yourself: you've got to take care of YOU so that you can be healthy to take care of others!

BTW - hope all goes well with your husband's appointment.

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TBONE13 12/13/2009 9:03AM

  Great plan, Good Luck!!

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BOO-SHAY 12/13/2009 8:56AM

    Taking care of yourself and taking a day off is important too. Sounds like you have a plan for your exercise. Great job!

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Feeling rested...started by exercising before walking this morning.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

I did some "loosening up" exercises before I got out of bed this morning. Leg lifts, knee bends and ankle flexing. I racked up 8 minutes of exercising before my feet hit the floor and I think it really helped. I usually am shocked when my feet touch the floor cause I am so stiff from sleeping. Surprisingly I woke up only a few times with sore knees (still recuperating from knee replacement and the other knee is getting worse and needs to be replaced, too). This next coupl of weeks should keep me out of trouble and I really want to make it to the gym almost daily cause I need to work on keeping limber especially with this cold weather we are having. Yesterday I was so stiff I only exercised in the whirlpool at the gym and then called it quits. I managed to walk up the big stairs coming out of the locker room. (I swear those are some steep ones!!!). Here's to staying on track with exercising and eating healthy. Carpal tunnel and trigger thumb surgery are scheduled for December 29th.

Was going to visit sister in Duluth (150 miles north of here) at Christmas but the rooms we could have stayed in have been booked up for the holidays for 5 months. I decided we can see her while I am on leave from work after my surgery. It will be easier to find a room up there in January than at Christmas. She still would like company no matter when and I keep in touch on the phone with her as much as possible.
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same old ****

Friday, December 11, 2009

Guess I just am asking for a few prayers to get me through this hard time and I will send update next week when I know more... emoticon

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JENNNVA 12/11/2009 9:40AM

    You are in my prayers! Keep us posted. emoticon emoticon

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BZYBOYSMOM 12/11/2009 9:31AM

    YOu are in my prayers my friend! Phew, what a week you have had!

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Can I fake it till I make it?

Saturday, December 05, 2009

One saying in AA is "to thine own self be true." This appears to be the opposite of "fake it till you make it" which I believe is also an AA saying though probably not an "official" one.

I find myself faking it a lot lately, at home, at work. I want to be honest but also need to protect myself and others from being hurt emotionally or financially.

Is there a way to feel good about being assertive? I haven't had much practice at it and perhaps I need some counseling for this cause I feel very ambiguous and unclear about a great number of issues... emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BIGT_56 12/5/2009 5:53PM

    I wish I knew the answer to that question too, Teddy. In my head I know just what I am going to say to someone and then I just crumble when the time comes. I feel that is part of my need to eat. I internalize my true feelings. I eat to feel better about feeling mad at myself for not speaking up. I am so busy worrying about other people's feelings that I lose track of my own.


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