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Enjoying the Jumpstart, but it's still slow going

Saturday, February 08, 2014      2 comments

I see that it's been quite a while since I posted anything. I have made the mental commitment to take control of my health. It's not the first time, but this time I got my sister involved and we started walking. We went from walking from one ... Read more

Healing Time

Thursday, October 17, 2013      2 comments

I've realized that I'm still going through a healing time. My body has healed for the most part, but I have some mental and emotional healing to do as well. I'm starting to care about fundamental things that I had quit taking care of, you don'... Read more

Doctors have released me, I've been busy

Saturday, October 12, 2013      6 comments

The orthopedic doctor released me on Wednesday and said I had healed well. The clinic doctor released me on Thursday. She says I have arthritis in my knee, but I've never had any problems with it. I've even been able to do a Leslie Sansone DV... Read more

Pushing Myself

Wednesday, October 02, 2013      2 comments

Today it occurred to me that I had a mini peddler and that I should be using it to get some exercise. I brought it in the family room and set it up next to my chair. Five minutes at a time and I can get my cardio in that way. The first time, ... Read more

Lots of Progress

Monday, September 30, 2013      2 comments

I can now walk without the crutch, but I do keep it close for stability when I go out. I am currently trying to get the house cleaned up before the holidays. I swept and mopped the kitchen floor yesterday and the dining room floor today. I al... Read more

Getting Around and Doing Better

Saturday, September 21, 2013      1 comments

I've been walking around the house without my crutch, today. I feel pretty good. Yesterday, I got my hair trimmed and for the first time, I got highlights in my hair. It's helped to brighten up my look. I've been getting back to work doing s... Read more

I Can Walk

Monday, September 16, 2013      4 comments

I'm late writing about it, but I went to the Orthopedic doctor last Wednesday and my knee is healing well. I can walk with a little support and I went from using both crutches for support to just one by Saturday. I can walk pretty well, now. ... Read more

Day Two

Thursday, September 05, 2013      0 comments

DASH diet is working for me. On August 19, y BP was 160/110. That was when I decided to start following the DASH diet. I've had to eat what I had and what I could get my son to buy for me and I've had to rely on convenience foods which have h... Read more

Day One Walking to Street

Wednesday, September 04, 2013      0 comments

This was emoticon of walking to the street and back. The Read more

Time to Get Working(Out)

Tuesday, September 03, 2013      1 comments

Today, I had to park a bit of a distance from the doors of the clinic. Part of the reason was because of people taking more than one space. The other part is because my mother's car is bigger than I like and I need enough room to keep my door ... Read more

May be over the hump.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013      4 comments

I've been doing a lot better today. I still need some vegetables, but I'm going to have a salad. That takes care of 3 servings right there. Vegetables are the one thing it's hard to send my son after. He doesn't know how to pick out good one... Read more

Speed Bumps

Tuesday, August 27, 2013      2 comments

I'm struggling as it isn't easy when I can't do the shopping. I do appreciate my son and I sent him to the store Friday night with a long list of items that were on sale. Poor thing, it took him 1 1/2 to 2 hours to shop for me. I'm hitting th... Read more

One week in on DASH diet

Thursday, August 22, 2013      1 comments

One week in and I'm doing pretty well. I had my second PT session yesterday and I have 3 weeks until I see the orthopedic doctor again. I've slipped a little bit, but I'm staying very close to being on track. I don't remember where I read it,... Read more

Tuesday August 20, 2013

Tuesday, August 20, 2013      0 comments

Today I continued with the exercises. Boy I can feel it in my hip. Whatever I can do to keep myself in shape. Today, the ice felt a little colder than it did yesterday. Last night was the first time I tried to stay on my right side while I s... Read more

First Therapy Session

Monday, August 19, 2013      2 comments

This morning I had my first therapy session to help me build up the strength in my left leg. Now, I'm tired. I have three exercises to do that will help my thigh muscles. I did them at the office and I'll do them again tonight. I haven't had... Read more


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