Saturday, October 20, 2012
What a difference a day can make! After laying around trying to heal, yesterday I was much more active. That made me feel better mentally. Lots of good progress on Day 26!
Food - Not only did I make my calories, but I defeated the pizza monster! Yay! I had apples and peanut butter for breakfast. For lunch I wrapped ham and cheese in a high fiber tortilla and heated it on my pannini press. That was really delicious. I love that sandwich press because I can make wonderful toasted sandwiches without adding fat to the outside of them. They are so good! For a snack, I had a half cup of that pea soup I made the other day and then it was supper time. My son and his fiance were coming in for the weekend, so I was really looking forward to seeing with them. I know they like homemade pizza, so I made two big pies and one small one. The small one was for myself. I made the crust super thin and then I took a few slices of pepperoni and snipped them into small pieces to scatter about the pizza. I also added some mushrooms. It was DELICIOUS and I still stayed within my calorie range HOORAY!!
Exercise - WOO HOO! I stopped by the YMCA on the way home from grocery shopping to work on rehabbing my knee a little bit. I was really not looking forward to it and wasn't even dressed for it. I was wearing jeans and a sweatshirt... but I knew it would save gas to go on my way home. So I steeled myself up and walked into the Y. I was sore and tired and not very happy. I hobbled down the steps, refusing to use the elevator to get to the gym. At the door to the gym, I looked up and saw a smiling friendly face. It was an old friend. "Hi!" I called out. "There's my hero!" He said. I was perplexed by this statement, because I walked in there feeling like a ZERO. But he informed me that he had read my blog and he knew I could do it. People, I want to tell you, that lifted me up! I knew then that I could do it. What a blessing that was! I felt happy, confident and strong. I pushed myself on the exercise bike, then moved on to the leg press and even did a few arm exercises. I walked over and picked up a daily exercise log and filled it out. It's amazing how just a little encouragement can go so far. I'm very thankful for those words and the gentleman who was kind enough to speak them. I hope he knows what it did for me. Also, later in the evening, I did 120 leg lifts and some "leg slides" as part of my PT. I think I'm going to do better with exercise from now on. I sure do hope so!
The rest of the day was fairly productive. I did some light housework, visited with Nick and Kelsey, looked through some old pictures and started trying to mentally prepare for the move. I'm excited about it, but extremely overwhelmed by all the work that's going to have to be done. It's been 13 years since I've moved and a lot of paring down and weeding out will have to happen. I've got this though. I can do it. I'm someone's hero. :)
Peace, love and blessings to all,
This is a picture of my shady reading spot at my current house. Gonna need to find a new reading nook at the new house. I have an idea about it though...