I think I can, I think I can...
I feel like the little train engine today, trying desperately to chug along when it's a load that "should" be way too much for me. The reduced workouts and increased protein just seemed overwhelming and impossible. But I hauled myself out of bed... Read more
Wondering if it was such a good idea...
I only have one more therapy session before I'm on my own for rehabbing the knee. So we talked today about the knee not behaving. It stiff swelling and hot. Apparently I am still doing too much?! What the???
I informed therapist if I do muc... Read more
Ta Da! I survived my first class!
And managed to WALK out of the pool to get my crutches...okay, barely, but I still did it! I did stay in the pool resting for 15 minutes after the class ended, too. And I admit, I slacked on some of the exercises. But, in my defense, I WAS follo... Read more
Little by little
Slowly I am getting the protein thing under control. I still struggle keeping my calorie count down to do it, but its getting there. So many people are making suggestions, and I really do appreciate it! But its not as easy as it sounds! 60 grams... Read more
Eewww! yuck, do I HAVE to?
This trying to cram all the protein the Dr wants into the calories spark tracker suggests is HARD! BUT, I am making efforts and trying. I think I will make it today, within my calories. But in order to do it I had to eat:
Turkey sausage for br... Read more
Still being lazy...
And still haven't been back to the Y. Not since the day I was so proud of myself for doing such a killer workout. And killer is exactly what it did to my leg. The new one, no less. It did a number on the other one, too, but a steroid shot helped... Read more
Today was not very pretty calorie-wise :(
I didn't eat unwisely, I'm just really struggling trying to get my protein up. I managed 90 grams today, but was 50 calories over the upper limit on my tracker ... Read more
Car pooling for Halloween? Really?!?
I live in a neighborhood with a fair amount of kids. None of which I am particularly fond of, but that is because they are being poorly parented with little or no discipline or sense of values, let alone morals (sorry, but I firmly believe you s... Read more
Weight down! Yippeeee!
I went for my 6 week check-up on the new knee. Dr is VERY pleased with my progress. BUT-he wants me to slow down a little on the exercise, just a little-until the muscles stop hurting all the time. And he wants me to increase my protein. A LOT. ... Read more
Yet another one of THOSE days
I love my son. I really do. But today it is good that he was already at school when I discovered that my keys are missing! AARRGGHHH!!!
I got up, dressed, got my bag together to go to my first water clss at the Y, grabbed my purse to head o... Read more
Was today really necessary?
It was one of those "I don't really feel like doing anything" days. I'm still paying for yesterday (it was worth it!) And hurting more than I like. I didn't even have the energy to bKe cookies or make any other comfort food. I did knit for about... Read more
Fun day with son
Well, my son's hair is blue. Not uniformly blue, but it's not bad. And its bright. It makes his hazel eyes look more green than brown. He likes it.
We worked the last farmer's market of the season together, I got an order for another fishe... Read more
So, my son wants to color his hair. Apparently "all the kids are doing it". And he wants green. Want to guess what the one color is you cannot get in temporary color? Yep. Green.
A couple of girls in his class have offered to do it for him... Read more
Done for the week, and none too soon!
How am I managing to STILL be overdoing?! I've cut my weight-bearing and stretching exercise by almost half, and my leg is still complaining?! What the??? Fine. I will just work at the level I am at on alternate days for now, and add the water c... Read more
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110 degrees?! Really?!
I had therapy this morning-at 0730! As in "oh my gosh, its EARLY!" WAY too early to work that hard! But it was the slot that was open with the therapist I like. And I've been great about working hard-just not so good about slowing down. Um, yeah... Read more