Boy being in the hospital takes it out of ya! I haven't had the energy to do much this week but that's okay because apparently my body said "rest" and it's doing just that.
My throat is finally feeling better. Hot green tea with honey has been a big part of that because the heat soothes and the honey is helping heal the raw feeling in my throat. I'm swallowing much better - never want to see another NG tube again - ever!
We have snow and ice on top still on the ground with low teens for temps. So there's no chance of me going out for walk with my dog right now. Looking forward to some warmer temps. We've got another system coming through tonight because we've got a winter weather advisory already in place for snow. Right now it's just a couple inches and I hope that's all. Snow's pretty and all but I'm sick of it. It's blinding when the sun comes out.
So Monday I have an appointment with my primary care doc, the following Monday is the rescheduled (again) MRI of my head, the following Monday is the retina specialist, the following Monday & Tuesdays are both doctor appointments, then mid-March is the neurology follow up. 2014 is the year of doctors, tests and hospitals! Yuck!
My last year in my 50's is turning out to suck big time. The whole decade has been crappy. I'm praying the 60's turn out to be super fantastic!
Looking forward to warmer weather so I'll be able to get out and get my walking back up to par so I can do some hiking this summer with my brother and friends. Looking forward to September on the beach in Florida with lots of sunshine, long walks and the Atlantic Ocean to soothe me.
Hope everyone has a super fantastic weekend! Stay warm & stay safe.
Remember we're all in this together. With each others support and encouragement we will succeed in reaching our goals. I'm looking forward to reaching last years low weight of 202 and then losing another 30 pounds this year - I need to lose 60 according to the charts but I'm going with how I look and feel more than anything.
Don't ever give up on yourself - especially the younger ones on Spark. No matter far you have to go, you are so worth the effort to change your life and get healthier. I wish I had had Spark years ago and maybe I could have changed things so these past ten years wouldn't have been so bad. Take care of yourself NOW not down the road when you lose xxx pounds. You find your starting point and go from there. Make your goals doable and not so strict and difficult that you will not live up to your expectations. Yes you will have to change your habits - this isn't a diet it's a lifestyle change - remember that. You want to change your life so you can live healthy for the rest of your life. You want to be a participant in your life and not watch from the sidelines wishing you could do more. Yes, it will be hard at times especially in the beginning but it will be worth it in the long run. No, the weight won't drop off overnight. You didn't gain the weight overnight so it will take time and all out effort to lose it. Not used to exercise, do things that work for you - what works for me or the next person may not be what you can do or need. Experiment and find what works. This is going to be a year of discovery for me - trying to find something I love and that I'm actually able to do besides walking and hiking. Listen to your body - if it says rest then rest. That's what I'm doing right now. Sometimes the stress in our lives plus any other health issues can wear your body down. Take that time and regroup and focus on what's important now - not down the road or what you think you should do but focus on where you are now. Don't be afraid to try something new - you never know you may find something else you love be it food or exercise. Change things up so you don't get bored - boredom kills results because you're only halfway focusing on what you're doing.
Remember you are a very special person. You are loved. Sending you love & hugs! Stay safe & warm!