Ch 11, Day 72
Friday, July 26, 2013
Another early morning rise. Quiet. Peaceful. Relaxing. Coffee. Sparking. Reflections. Organize my day.
If there is a better way to start a day, I don't know it.
Sciatica feels much improved this morning. No doubt it helped a lot not doing hardly any lifting, bending and turning yesterday. Maybe next week I can resume my usual 20-25 miles of walking. Once I am past this, I need to stop thinking and start acting on preventative care for my back. I presume this will include back, abdomen exercises, and yoga. It may also be prudent to visit the orthopedic doctor and see if I have any compressed discs that I am dealing with from the 2 years of lifting my mother when she was an invalid. I know that whole ordeal was a strain for my back, even though a therapist taught me to lift properly so I did not injure myself. And I did sustain one minor back injury at work from trying to move a heavy cargo pallet in a storage room about 20 years ago (very dumb). Memories come back to the surface as I wonder why I have a problem with my back/sciatica.
So far, so good with eating healthy and fitness, despite the back issues. I am slowly dropping more weight. I'd like to keep this streak going for as long as I can. The August Birthdays soiree tomorrow will be a challenging day. I'm going to start planning my foods today for tomorrow so that I at least have a road map in front of me. Three of us are seriously trying to eat healthy so we can draw support from one another. Peer pressure can have its advantages!
My sciatica is improving
I lost 1.5# this week
let DH do all of the lifting of grand child again
Sit grand daughter
Client work where I can
Plan tomorrow's meals
Pick up some pretty wrapping paper and birthday cards for tomorrow
Wishing you a terrific healthy and fit Friday and a super weekend!