Thursday, July 26, 2012
I find it tough to get motivated. Yeah, my knee is sore & unstable & I have to watch out - especially on stairs! But, I've become less mobile in the last couple of years. I can blame menopause for some of it - apparently estrogen does a whole lot more for a body than milk! The decrease in estrogen has made my arthritis far worse than anticipated. I've gained more weight - everywhere! I'm tired but I can't sleep for any length of time unless I'm sitting in my chair in front of the tube. I get cold & I used to be so hot. Sometimes, my whole body aches & I don't know why. My hands are the worst though, you NEED hands to do everything! When they're painful, it's hard to do everything. I can't even get my shoes on very well any more. It's actually my socks that're giving me most trouble. Can't get the leg up to put em on & the hands are too sore to get em off at night. Sometimes I really struggle - my balance is off too - mobility again I guess. So, I got out the Gazelle. I dusted it off. I guess it's about time I used it??? LOL Whining is so much easier that doing something about it . . . . sigh. By the way, I haven't written this for sympathy or anything like that. No comments are necessary. I'm just whining & feeling sorry for myself. Putting it in words & posting it will - hopefully - get me off my butt & doing something about it. I try to be upbeat but sometimes it's just easier to whine.