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Day 230, Loving Myself Healthy...

Friday, April 19, 2013

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Today has been a good day. I am far from the events, but the happiness that seems to be radiating from the MA area because their nightmare can finally begin to heal with the capture of the bomb suspect. I cried with pride & joy for the police officers, fire fighters, first responders and all the community as they rejoiced, sang "God Bless America" and applauded one another. What an ordeal that those poor people have gone through, along with the rest of the nation as we dealt with our feelings about the event. Feeling the sense of senseless loss of life and limb. TERRORISM MUST BE STOPPED.

My heart is also full & sad for the victims of the big explosion at the fertilizer plant in TX. So much tragedy in the country... the weather going crazy.... stabbings... shootings... their is so much violence and pain and so much pain & sorrow all over this great country of ours. We need to learn to pray for our country and it's leaders as well as each and every one of the citizens here and in the world. We need to pray that LOVE will flow and that hearts will heal.

WHY am I talking about these feelings on a FOOD & FITNESS site? Because I am an emotional eater. I have been plagued with so many emotions this week that it has been all I can do not to eat the house & everything in it this week. On top of my emotions being out of control, I have been on steroids as well and have felt like I could eat anything and everything. I am happy that I have NOT done that. When I have needed to MUNch to satisfy my crazed hunger, I have chosed fruit & veggies to munch on. I have turned to friends and family to talk out my feelings instead of stuffing them down with food.

Today when I went in to see my doctor again... I was told that I have not gained any weight since I was there Monday. A big deal with the steroids and the fact that I have not been able to exercise or be in the pool for the past 7 days. Typically I have a big issue with water retention with OUT the steroids and my doctor is concerned that there will be more issue with it before I am finished with the round of steroids that I am on. I am determined not to let this get out of control. I am really striving to stay focused. I am eating as healthily as I can. I am writing down all my fitness. I have turned to my chair exercises for this week. I have been doing my hand weights & some leg exercises to help keep myself moving with my limitations.

My doctor is keeping me out of the pool until my next appointment on Wednesday morning. I have already lined up the substitutes for the rest of that time. My students are working with the substitutes. My DIL has been teaching for me in the morning for the past 2 mornings and is going to teach my deep water classes tomorrow & Sunday. One of my co-workers is going to teach my deep water class on Monday night (and Wednesday if needed). I am looking forward to getting back into the pool. I love my job. However, my doctor insists that I be 100% before I go back so that I do not relapse again. SIGH. I am being compliant.

My food is high today but it is because my hubby and I had a "date night". I made the mistake of not checking the calories on what I ate and oops.. it is pretty high. I would have been fine if the main course was not so high.. RIBS... sure were good. I'll eat low for the next couple of days. My exercise was low but I am doing the best that I can and I am doing all that I can to stay active.

DAY 30: Facing the mirror with I LOVE YOU... emoticon

I am feeling that spring has sprung and things are looking up. Our flowers are blooming and looking so pretty. My granddaughter is loving it. She likes to pick them. I am having to be stern about the tulips. LOL Like I can be stern with her. LOL

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    Beautiful Grandblessings, Dawn!

    Our tulips have yet to make an appearance - our weather keeps going back & forth - today we are enjoying a temperature in the forties & SNOW! Didn't see much of that white stuff all Winter long and it shows up now when usually we would be enjoying sunny skies & daffodils (no sign of them yet). We are quite content to enjoy whatever our Lord sends - while looking forward to all the joys of the Springtime to come!

    God bless!
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    Comment edited on: 4/23/2013 5:45:32 PM
    Just imagine, what if all the weight you didn't put on because of the steroids will actually drop off when you are off them. I wonder if that happens, because if you didn't put on weight then maybe you lost but aren't showing it because of the steroids. I know that sounds convoluted but I hope you know what I mean.
    1764 days ago
  • TEDYBEAR2838
    The Children are beautiful!!

    Please, do listen to the Dr.

    I think Dr Tedybear2838 tried to tell you
    to get completely healed before taking on
    your job again....I'm glad you will listen
    to the Dr this time. You have to take care of

    Warm Hugs
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    1765 days ago
    steroids are hard to keep under control. been there and so may have had to be on them with the horrid respiratory stuff this year.


    Grandkids are awesome, glad you have them

    WTG on chair exercises!
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    So good that you didn't gain weight on the steroids. I put on 4lbs the week I was on them but thankfully that has gone again this week. Spring is here in the UK too. Love the photos. Have a great weekend and get well soon. emoticon
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    I can see from the pics that there is hope for Spring . . . today we are suppose to a high in the 40's . . . yuk. Rest up my friend and you'll be well again in no time.
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    Hang in there Dawn, you're doing great! I love the photos; someday we're going to have green grass and tulips too!!

    Have a great Saturday!
    1765 days ago
  • JUDY106
    Grand daughter is so cute. Well, you seem to be doing really well with the emotional eating. You are using the tools that you have been taught to use. That is fabulous. You are being honest with yourself that is so good. I am glad you are not using the steroids as an excuse to go crazy and eat things you shouldn't. Hey, 5 big stars for you. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon I had to stay out of my water aerobics classes for two weeks it really got me down mental, but didn't have any weight gain. I am back now and I am feeling so much better. I am so thankful to be able to do this class again. You will be able to get back to it soon. Hang in there. Hugs, Judy
    1766 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/20/2013 1:01:03 AM
    Your granddaughter is adorable!

    Keep being compliant! I know how hard it is for you to stay out of the pool. But your health comes first.
    1766 days ago
  • SUNSHINE99999
    I'm praying good news is coming your way. emoticon
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  • BRE2003SB
    You're doing emoticon emoticon I hope and pray that Wednesday will bring good news and you'll be able to get back in the pool. emoticon
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