Power of sleep
Yesterday I mentioned I went out and pulled a few weeds, etc. in my little yard.
Yes, I was exhausted afterward.
In fact, I can't believe how tired I was.
I was already conking out before supper of kale soup (homemade of course), but we de... Read more
A picture of my sweetheart
My cat peaches is not always ready to show his sweetheart, but today he was in just the right position on my chair, so here he is: My sweetheart! Some people wear their heart ... Read more
Well, I am smack in the middle of a week of running between doctors, physical therapists, hospitals, bloodwork, and getting the girls squished for their annual check me up.
I have to write a list of all the appointments, and almost forgot t... Read more
just another baby step
This is another whirlwind doctor visit week.
Pt yesterday. Orthopedic Knee doc today (pre-op visit), PT tomorrow, and pre-op visit with my PCP (Didn't I JUST see her last week for my annual, and the week before for the rash/bloodwork, etc.), a... Read more
As I type, Peaches is on the back of my chair, rubbing my head, and hoping I will push the laptop off my lap so he can take his rightful place.
I slept a solid 5 hours, then got up and managed a 20 minute pt stretch, and got ready to go to... Read more
Onward, forward, charge ahead!
Although my sleep was light, much lighter than I want, I did 30 minutes of my home physical therapy routine and added wrist weights as well as the quad exercises to tone my upper legs before surgery, to make them strong.
This week's groceri... Read more
Blessings and sunshine
Finally - I got a date for the arthroscopy on my right knee - June 15! Out-patient procedure.
And, a friend from writers group at the library blessed me with her old laptop because her brother blessed her with a replacement. She knew about ... Read more
on a positive note...
I slept well, woke with less low back pain than yesterday morning.
I accomplished 15 minutes morning pt stretching home routine. Then later did 25 minutes with weights at official pt.
My visit with my pcp went well. My blood pressure i... Read more
I am thankful I hurt less now than I have all day.
It looks as though the knee arthroscopy has been approved, and need to recontact my ortho doc tomorrow to inquire.
The engine to our van has been repaired, needs to be paid for,... Read more
Food logged two days
Alright, I have logged my food for two days running.
I can see I have been eating like when my metabolism was kicking in. I won't panic. I will adjust.
Today was physical therapy, and he upped the reps and backed down on the weight. I am... Read more
Is it a panic button, or a reset button?
Today, I have been thinking. I do that a lot.
This has been rough lately. Just in the last 4 weeks I have regained 7 more lbs (due to fluid retention and steroids). The recent bout with whatever has caused the facial rash, and joint swelling t... Read more
I have been talking to myself today. Here is the gist of the conversation:
You look great!
Sure, you haven't lost all the weight you want to. Yes, you... Read more
Just stick it in your ear
Alright. I fell asleep, at the computer. Hauled myself to bed and promptly fell asleep... somewhere around 4:30 - and slept til almost 10. Perhaps it was less than that, but I slept, with my foam collar. Then when I woke up, I couldn't find my c... Read more
Don't read this blog
This is just a middle of the night (or morning, depends on how you look at it) rush of nothing when sleep refuses to settle in, and my neck hurts, and my right hand, and right leg are numb, and restless, and my low back hurts when I lay down. I ... Read more
Ten Minutes and a pedometer
Whether you are just starting out, trying to keep going, or get going once again: this is my tip for you - Start out with ten minutes, and a pedometer.
When your day seems short, and workouts look like they can't fit in, try 10 minutes of s... Read more