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A smack from reality
Wednesday, September 19, 2012      5 comments

I saw a sign the other day that I really should have kept in mind for the hospital "Not everyone who smiles at you is your friend" I was talking to someone here about the changes I am trying to make and was pretty much told that the small s... Read more
Small steps
Wednesday, September 19, 2012      2 comments

Already up for the day emoticon I'm hoping we get the pain meds balanced better today. I managed several steps wit... Read more
Slowly recovering
Tuesday, September 18, 2012      0 comments

It was a very long day. The nursing staff kept telling me how well I was doing. Then I had visitors open the blinds without warning me and let bright sunlight right in my face. Instant migraine, immediate nausea+vomiting. Right as I was reaching... Read more
Thank goodness for pain meds!
Tuesday, September 18, 2012      1 comments

I have decided I like percocet for pain management. I don't want to be on it for long, but it works! When I posted last, I had tried moving myself and had put myself in major pain. I'm going to be paying more attention and taking more pain medi... Read more
Who's bright idea was this?!
Tuesday, September 18, 2012      3 comments

Oh my God, am I ever in pain! And I thought this would be a breeze?! I was WRONG! I can't even breathe without hurting, and I thought I could stand anything. This is a different kind of pain though. And it looks like I will most definitely be le... Read more
Learning to treat myself-without food
Thursday, September 13, 2012      2 comments

I'm finally learning that it's okay to stretch the budget occasionally to do something I want and to beat myself up over it. I'm getting a total knee replacement on Monday and will be more or less stuck in the house for a while, so last night I ... Read more
Wednesday, September 12, 2012      1 comments

I know I need to exercise today and I'm just in one of those moods. My knees are killing me, my son turned into a typical teenager and is totally uncooperative, and I want about two pounds of fudge, a couple of romance novels, and a bubble bath!... Read more
Back on track
Sunday, September 09, 2012      0 comments

I got a little more sleep. Let my son know I was only managing 1/4- 1/3 of the protien I'm supposed to have, so he's going to try helping me get more of that in my diet. He even made me breakfast?! Peanut butter toast, sausage, and 2 scrambled e... Read more
Not one of my better days
Saturday, September 08, 2012      1 comments

My road to hell is securely paved. I start with the best of intentions, then right down the drain they go. Ah well, tomorrow I will do better. I did manage to walk around the market, and I will do a short video workout before bed, but the rest ... Read more
I exercised!
Thursday, September 06, 2012      2 comments

I did! I really, honestly exercised. Not just the laying down leg exercises I always do to try to keep my muscles from weakening any more with my knees being so bad, but real exercise from the videos here! I love Coach Nicole. I can only manage ... Read more
AHA! another small victory!
Thursday, September 06, 2012      0 comments

Another big win for me in the tastes good and better for my health battle. Turkey hotdogs that are amazing! Jennie-o, about $1 a pack, they taste great and work in the lower calorie and lower fat meal plan! Yay for me! I was SO afraid they would... Read more
Another day :-)
Wednesday, September 05, 2012      1 comments

Today's my big stock groceries day. I've made my list and made some changes to it. Its going to be harder because of my surgery coming up. I won't be able to do anything for the first week or two, so everything is going to have to be premade or ... Read more
Not the way I plan to lose!
Sunday, September 02, 2012      0 comments

I spent over 7 hours at the hospital today with my sick husband. After some lab tests, it was decided to just send him home to wait it out until our Dr is in the office on Tuesday since gthe results of the cultures won't be done til then. Tentat... Read more
A small step toward healthy eating, but a huge leap for my morale!
Saturday, September 01, 2012      1 comments

I wanted spaghetti. Lots of spaghetti and sauce with sausage and meatballs and garlic bread. What I HAD was homemade sauce from fresh tomatoes, onion from my garden, garlic from the farmers market, lean ground beef and plain ground pork i... Read more
So much for plans
Thursday, August 30, 2012      1 comments

I had planned to walk to the end of the block and back a few times today. It was too hot earlier, and now my knees just hurt too dang bad. All I want to do is curl up and cry. I won't , of course, but I feel like it! I'm going to do some stretch... Read more

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