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Friday, April 13, 2012

Hi Just up-dating my journey. Well~*Best laid Plans* can go awry, but one must adjust to whatever circumstances arrive, I have a major problem with my left foot that will require some surgery with a 3-6 month recovery, but I won't let that stop me from reaching my small goals, it just may take a little longer. I also have bladder surgery coming with a 2 week recovery. I felt the blow of this , because I just got over a full knee replacement and all the therapy that goes with it! This has not been my year, my first reaction was what the heck, just forget it, but these few years of changing my thinking and those bad habits are ~NOT~ being thrown to the wayside, I worked too hard to change these things! So I had to come up with a new plan, one that works for me!

I have been riding my recumbent bike, and the thing I love to do is swimming, it is very kind to these aching joints and problems I have, plus it is something I enjoy! I do strength (light) 3 x a week!
I have finally found a eating plan that I can follow, and is good for a diabetic, I have 3 (light) meals a day , plus two snacks. I eat everything, but in moderation. I halved the meat I eat,(Beef once a week, chicken, pork and fish the rest) took away some starchy foods and added veggies in their place. In the restaurant I will order a 1/2 order, or order a small steak or fish with a salad or lots of veggies! Potato of choice is a small baked without all the toppings.I cut way back on my bread, if I have cereal in the morning, I don't have toast..too many carbs, substitute yogurt or a soft boiled egg, I tweeked my food until I was comfortable with what I was eating..this way I will be sure to continue, after all this is healthy lifestyle, not starving diet emoticon

Although I have had some road blocks sent my way, I refuse to give up, I will be back to a better weight if I just persevere and stay strong in my belief that these changes are helping, I know because my Nos are improving): blood pressure, diabetic, cholesterol etc, so it is a good plan.
So if life sends you a few Zingers, work around it, everything we do to aid our health is a good thing!

Coolmama11 (Elaine)
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    I love your attitude! You can and will get through everything that life throws at you, and you'll do it with your head held high and proud!

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