Monday, July 28, 2014
Yesterday I got up my nerve and went to church. I showered the night before so I could rest until 10:00, the time when Ralph would pick me up to go to church. The new recliner was lovely. Silent (unlike the groaning one I have at home) and comfortable ...What a lovely gift!
Well I made it through church (only fell asleep once!)
This morning I'm over heated....just put the AC on so that should improve. I signed up for the ten minute challenge team run by Spark Guy. Ten minutes. Surely I can do that. Today I'm going to do the exercises in bed. My neck is really hurting today, cracking constantly. I wonder if there are any "bed exercise" videos here on Spark. They have chair ones....what about bed ones. I know I can try to do bridging. And straight leg raises. And bicycle crunches. Pelvic tilts Ankle pumps.
Any other ideas?.... I can use the resistance bands --hold the handles in my hands and wrap the other end around my foot and push my foot out using the band to resist. And with the smaller resistance band I can put my hands on the ends and spread my arms wide against the pressure of the band. That will be good for my artificial shoulder. I have been negligent in exercising that shoulder.
I will do these when I finish this blog. promise.
Today my daughter has promised to clean out the screened porch for me. I look forward to having it usable. It would be nice to go out there and sit in the evenings. I could have tea out there with one of my friends in the afternoons if it's not too hot.
I've been losing and regaining the same five pounds over and over. It's getting so frustrating repeatedly hitting the same wall. I know what to do to lose it....The Eat to Live program works like a charm. But my husband doesn't like that food and while I liike it....I don't have the stamina to carry out those recipes. They are time consuming and use hard-to-get ingredients. And I love cheese. It's so hard to give that up...that is the only dairy I eat.
And a piece of good news. I have a friend, an elderly lady, who has been reading my other blog and has been impressed by my writing skills. She heard that I have a manuscript that I'm trying to get published....and she has volunteered $1,700 toward the price of having it self published. Now I'm in the process of looking for a reputable company to publish my book. There are a LOT of these self-publishing companies out there but if you go to their website you hear a lot of complaints by "authors"....and it strikes me as odd that these authors cannot even manage to write a coherent, grammatically correct sentence in order to voice their complaints. Is that the type of person who self publishes? Yikes.
well, my room has cooled down. Time to try to get my ten minutes in.
Be blessed today.