Starting over ...because (GASP!)...I'm wearing MOM JEANS

Friday, January 04, 2013

So - the past few months have been - well - difficult. My lupus flared up in October and I have a bad habit of disappearing when it does. I feel like no one wants to be around sick people. Then my arthritis kicked in and my feet went wonky so I had to back off the exercise. Oh - and then I got pneumonia and the doctor put me on complete bed rest. (Well - theoretically complete. The only person who would ever put someone on that is someone who has never been sentenced to it.)

As a result of all that - I've regained all the weight I lost - and possibly some extra just to add insult to injury - or sickness. And that is the point of this, by the way, not a sympathy blog.

Sigh. And then - I put on a pair of jeans I got from a thrift store to work around here - and they turned out to be mom jeans. Nothing makes a girl feel sexy like jeans that have a 12 inch inseam. How could I not have noticed that? And - oh my god - they are actually comfortable. I'm not sure what is worse? That I'm wearing mom jeans or I'm kind of liking them....(Ok - that might be a small plea for sympathy.)

But - the doctor did a lung function test and said I can leave the bed and start on the exercise deal again slowly. (Hopefully the podiatrist on the 14th will get me something for foot pain too.)

I got on the bike and managed to ride for 5 minutes before I couldn't breathe. But it was 5 minutes. Tomorrow will be 10 and Sunday - 15. That will get me to 20 by Monday when I can redo my meal plan.

I'm writing this for motivation and accountability. I will do this again. I want to look at the positive side and see what I've learned. First - working on a farm has completely diminished every last shred of my fashion sense (and I need to work on that).
Second - I need to work on a plan of what to do when I do get sick and can't work out. Third - I'm going to rock these mom jeans today ...
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    Keep up the attitude..I have RA and am almost 62. I was diagnosed RA when I was have lived with it..Like lupus it can really tire you out and even be depressing. but you sound like you are taking matters into your own hands over it all. I read your other post about removing sugar...that has helped me no end..and doing even 5minutes of exercise is better than none. Just keep working at it. I'm prone to pneumonia also so know where you are coming from. Love reading your blogs and you seem such an upbeat person. Love the things about your farm life. emoticon
    1800 days ago
    I'm glad you're well enough to get back on the bike : ) Good luck working back up to 20 minutes.
    1803 days ago
    Love your winning attitude!
    1803 days ago
    Great attitude! Hang in there, and feel better soon!
    1803 days ago
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