Saturday, December 29, 2012
Stairs are my nemisis! Lifting that right leg still gives me burning pain. The Doctor says, 'if it hurts, don't DO it.' Yeah, right. Lifting my leg to get into the car still hurts too. Sometimes I don't sleep at night because it burns but I make sure I do my best even if it's taking a couple of naps because I didn't sleep. I'm sure when I get back to work in the middle of next month, I'll be too tired NOT to sleep. In the meantime, when I go shopping, I get a buggy & walk all the aisles. In a Big Box store, that's a lot of steps!! Oh I know, I'm leaning on the buggy but I'd rather walk more steps with the buggy's assistance than limp around a couple of aisles & then go home. I can get up a few steps leading with that leg only if I lean on a rail. I figure it's better to do some & strengthen that leg than do none. I've cut down snacks & increased my high fibre foods in the last couple of weeks & can see the difference already. So, baby steps again, hopefully they will lead to big steps later. And what's in the Crock Pot today??? Cowboy Chili. There's no meat in this one but lots of black beans & bean salad mix with a diced yam for color. I will top with a little sour creme & grated old cheddar. And it's good, hot or cold, travels & will be shared with my Ex so I'm not eating it for a week!!