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February...fresh start


Saturday, February 02, 2013

Well, these past two days have been a total bust for me calorie wise. I think I ate everything in the house. I'm hoping to get back in line starting tomorrow. I will have to monitor things even more carefully than I have.
January sucked big time and I'm still not at 100% yet. I still have that cough, sinus problems and not feeling too great but that hasn't totally knocked me out of the game.
This cold weather is terrible. I know some of y'all have it even colder. I just can't handle the cold as a result of the 2009 ice storm. That was the last straw on tolerating the cold. I got too cold and now the cold literally hurts. I've been taking my dog on walks these cold days - she loves it but I hate it. Today wasn't as bad as it has been though. My muscles just feel like they seize up when I go outside. Running is totally out of the question and my dog just can't understand it. I'm barely walking in the cold. Going up the steps to the house becomes a challenge. Those five steps feel like 50 at times and it's all I can do to make it back in the house.
I figure that is partly due to the fibromyalgia. It's been flaring up with this cold something awful. The arthritis is so so. I hurt everywhere so it's no surprise. The days when those cold fronts were coming in were awful. Compound that with my not feeling good to start with and I'd just rather sleep the days off. There are days when I give in and sleep later and I feel better but that limits my daylight time. Winter is a no win season for me.
Looking forward to spring and warmer weather and days that are a little longer. I'm already noticing the days getting a little longer. Today my dog and I walked about 4pm something I don't normally do since it's that time when there are too many shadows. Today though I noticed it was sunny longer which felt great. If the wind would ever stop for a while it would be nice. Today it wasn't too bad but I'm having ear problems and hoping I don't get an ear ache. That's all I need.
I'm adjusting to the new blood pressure medication just fine. I was wondering since the first day I took it I had zero energy and barely made it out of bed - that was one of those days I slept all day. Felt fine since then. Maybe I was just worn out?
I just finished a mile with Leslie Sansone. That's all I can handle at a time right now. My muscles are killing me! I never had this problem before so I'm blaming the cold for it. We shall see. I'm just going to do a mile at a time for a while until I get to feeling better. I'm hoping to do the mile two or three times a day if at all possible. Plus my walks. This week's walks might be cut down because of forecasts of rain but warmer weather. Can't win for losing.
Sunday's are going to be re-evaluation days to look back over the prior week and see what needs to be improved on in the coming week. I'm looking forward to making chili tomorrow and vegetable soup later on in the week. Something to definitely warm me up.
Will be checking Youtube.com and SparkPeople.com for some different exercise routines to see if I can find something these old achy bones can handle. I've done something else to my shoulder - again - so the ST is not going as planned. Time to regroup on that too.
For you super bowl fans: enjoy the game. I'm not a football fan so I'm hoping the weather and my bones allow for a nice walk or two tomorrow. I know I'll feel better (mentally) if I get outside as much as possible.
So my plans for the week: lots of vegetable soup, chili to warm me up. Walk, weather permitting - can't be out in the damp cold with this bronchitis still acting up. Walk more with Leslie Sansone. See what else I can find to do. I seriously need to work on flexibility and stretching my muscles - it'll have to be in a chair or standing since anything on the floor is a definite no go. My body couldn't handle getting up - that last fall took alot out of me - a whole lot.
So it's time to re-group, re-evaluate and rejoice in all that is good. Let's do this!
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DETERMINEDLOSER 2/3/2013 9:09PM

    Ramona, I give you alot of credit for doing what you can. I had a knee replacement in December of 2011 because I was in so much pain, so I can relate to how difficult it is to exercise. I think that you are doing GREAT!! I like your idea of reevaluating on Sundays. Sounds like a good idea. Whatever you do, don't beat yourself up! You are doing what you can to get exercise and are consistent with it. I hope you start feeling better soon.
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MSLZZY 2/3/2013 7:16AM

    You have such limitations but you are still trying. I, too,
will be glad when it gets warmer and stay light longer.
The cold is not my friend but I can tolerate it better yet
at this point. Hope the weather moderates so you can
enjoy a nice walk. HUGS!

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SILVERANGEL6 2/3/2013 1:54AM

    Ramona, you have my sympathy, have you tried the Chair Exercise Team yet? Here's the link :- you will have to copy & paste

http://www.sparkpeople
.com/myspark/groups_individual.
asp?gid=32265

Are you on medication for your aches & pains? I used to take Glucosamine + Chondroitin tablets & Fish Oil capsules. Plus 500 mg paracetamol 3 times a day.....Now I only take the fish oil capsules, one a day for my skin....I am 70 & have virtually no wrinkles....my arthritis only hurts now & then....
As I have moved on in my life & been totally into all things Spiritual, 95% of my problem symptoms have disappeared, eating a low fructose way of life helped too, I believe. I used to take Imodium or Gastro Stop several times a week, now I can't remember the last time I had any....
You need to practice silence meditation. 10 minutes a day is a good start....
Then you need to explore your feelings, let painful memories come up , forgive yourself & the people involved and let it all go....
Think about it, if we are an energy being having a linear experience, then we contracted to experience the things we are experiencing. In other words as we are learning our lessons, we must make some mistakes. We are not to blame for these mistakes, as long as we learn from them, we need to forgive ourselves, as we have done nothing wrong, ever, only learn, hopefully. So why blame yourself for these things. Remember, yesterday cannot be changed, and tomorrow is only decided by what we do today, so live in the moment, in the now....no good worrying what's gonna happen tomorrow, or what happened yesterday...nothin' you can do about it....so, deal with your feelings, & let them go....move on....remember to do your self-love affirmations daily, and your gratitude journal. As you open your eyes in the morning, greet your Angels, & tell them at least 7 things you are grateful for....
Hope this helps....
Love & Light, dear one....
Sylvia XOXO

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JEANINNEWCASTLE 2/3/2013 1:08AM

  The cold kills my fibro too. I hope things get better for you soon.

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BRENDABUNNY 2/3/2013 12:40AM

    emoticon Can't wait for the warmer sunny weather too..I just feel better...Have a great week ahead

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DANCINCAJUN1 2/3/2013 12:35AM

    Spark has some great chair video workouts and they are not long at all .... I do them as a break here from sitting too long watching a movie or being lazy .... if it calls for weights just roll up a magazine if you can't handle weights .... sure hope you get to feeling a bit better for sure ... Roc

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GARDENSFORLIFE 2/2/2013 11:02PM

    emoticon I am dreaming of Spring!
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