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Monday Morning Blues !!

Monday, August 09, 2010

Oh it's not as bad as it sounds. I used to want Monday to be part of the weekend. Going back to work on Tuesday. But I realized what ever day I started back to work , the first day would be hard.
I have my Monday routine down pretty good. I like to be as efficient as I can.
But this morning getting up just before 6:00 am to do my exercises, was not happening.
Have you noticed the nights are getting longer? It doesn't get light as early as it used to.
I am like a bird, I rise with the morning light. Oh my! later this year I'll be getting up at 7:30 or so. I'll really have to adjust my routine then.
So I started out late. Got in 30 minutes of resistance bands. Just got out of the shower and the office phone was ringing. Early morning calls usually mean jobs, so I always try to take them.
Then its time to send the invoices cross country to New Jersey before 12:00, eastern time. Just made it. A few more phone calls, checked a few e-mails, logged in to Spark, commented on a few blogs. I looked up at it was 11:00 am, . Oops, I realized I still hadn't ate breakfast.
So I have a decision to make eat breakfast, or lunch???? I decided to make the zucchini pancakes I had standing by all prepped , ready to finish mixing and frying.
So I cooked up a delicious batch of my favorite zucchini pancakes, and ate a few in the process. Drank some V-8 juice. That will be breakfast. I'll have to change my food tracker.
I am off to the gym for water aerobics and water jogging, maybe swim some laps.
When I return I will probably fix a protein smoothie. Need to have that protein. I am working to build muscle.
I was all excited yesterday walked unaided for a mile. Took me 45 minutes. But earlier this year I could hardly walk from room to room. I used walkers and canes to get around. Was on the verge of buying a electric chair or scooter to help me be mobile., and get out of the house..
In a way that seems like a long time ago. And then at times it's very vivid in my mind.
I've come so far just by losing some weight and getting up and trying to do things that I thought I would never do again. I have not always been successful the first time, I have felt pain and have cried a few tears. But I kept at it and I am seeing the results.
Through the success I have experiences so far makes me want to reach out and grab every over weight, unhealthy person I see and say, Stop! , I can help you. ..Of course I know I can never do that. I can only respond if someone asks me what I am doing and can I give them any advice on how to lose.
Till I feel the urge to blog again, I leave you with this thought: " If you never try, you will never know what you are capable of doing.."
Peace and Love, Tisha emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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  • -CHERI-
    Inspiring to say the least. I love your commitment and determination. You've come a long way, Baby!!
    3961 days ago
    Wow! How inspiring your words are!
    Congratulations on your progress and your wonderful attitude.
    Stay focused, determined and positive!
    3961 days ago
    In answer to your "Thought"...AMEN Sister!!
    3962 days ago
    *woohoo!* good for you....that is so awesome...that you walked without a walker or a cane for one mile...I Know what that means cause I use a walker now....at least most of the time....I can walk a little way unassisted but not very long...

    well, today, I went to my dietitian's for my three month check in.. her scales were only two pounds heavier than mine, which was really awesome because last time, it was three pounds...*grin* She was really proud of me for losing 11 pounds since she saw me last. ahh, got distracted....*grin* well, 11 lbs will do that to you...:) but anyway, I always take my walker with me when I go to the clinic, because the dietitian's office is quite a ways from the front office, several long hallways....but I had it out on the front porch, waiting for my husband to put it in the car...he got distracted and forgot it..and I forgot to remind him....well, I had earlier but then I forgot..so it was left on the porch.

    I had to walk in unassisted. I went slow but realized as I was walking along, it was a lot easier for me to walk than it had been. of course, by the time I got to the dietitian's office, I was exhausted. When I was walking out, she was behind me and mentioned something about having problems walking. I just grinned, and said, "well, I forgot my walker. That's why." She was amazed about how much better I was walking even without the walker, because the last time she saw me, even with the walker, I just kind of shuffled along. So, just the extra exercise and weight loss is helping me. I am not sure if I will ever be able to completely go without the walker or the use of a wheel chair if I am required to walk for long periods of time, but that really made me feel good today....knowing that I am doing better.

    Sooo, I can so relate to your walking for a mile.....that is so awesome.....Good for you....keep up the good work....

    We just have to keep on staying on track and logging our food and exercise minutes and slowly but surely, we are going to be much healthier, have more energy, and just feel a whole heckuva lot better....

    Oh and can you guess almost every other word out of my mouth was today.....in her office.......?? Ohhh, yeah...Spark People. com......*wooohooo*
    3962 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/9/2010 8:57:42 PM
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    your blog today has given me a little lift, thanks
    3962 days ago
    I had noticed that it gets light later - I commented to my wife a few days ago that the end of daylight savings must be coming soon.

    I'm glad you came back from the brink. I have a TOPS friend, Bill, who had my Airdyne. My story inspired him, and he was in worse shape than I every was. He was at my old weight exactly , 332, and had a lot of my original problems plus a few more. In only a couple of months his doctors are making comments that he has never looked so well, and he is even on the list for a replacement kidney. His kidneys have stopped getting worse, and everything is better just by changing his diet and being able to get some exercise. He couldn't walk, but uses one leg and his arms on the Airdyne.

    It's amazing what a change in your behavior can do - much more than the doctors in some instances.

    PS - At this point, you have lost 10 pounds more than I had when I got stopped the first time. You are doing just fine.
    3962 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/9/2010 6:07:47 PM
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