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13 days post heart cath...

Saturday, June 09, 2012

Well, tomorrow will be two weeks since the heart cath. I'm still supposed to watch what I'm doing and slowly resume normal life. Well, that's extremely hard for me to do. I'm really trying but sometimes I forget and do too much. Yesterday was an example of that.
There are times I just want to curl up in a ball and sleep. Today was one of those days and I did sleep late this morning. I got up to get my son off to work and had a major headache so I took my meds and went back to bed for a while. Headache's gone so I'm feeling better.
That strained/pulled muscle in my side/back isn't as painful today as it has been. I figured after all that housework and laundry yesterday it would hurt more. I was able to sleep better last night too so that's a big plus.
So I'm finishing up laundry today and that is it. Nothing more. Yesterday was hard enough. Between the heart cath, fibromyalgia and arthritis my body has said enough already - rest. So I'm trying to avoid working today as best as I can. There's plenty more I can do but I won't. I promised my son I wouldn't do anything today and so far all I've done is three loads of laundry.
I'll be glad when all these bruises fade away. My arms look terrible and there's a bruise on my belly that looks horrible from one of the shots of blood thinner. It's huge and deep purple but it's finally starting to fade too.
Life is good and I'm not complaining except about the four pounds I gained the last two weeks. It's slowly coming back off - and I do mean slowly.

Never ever give up - if you don't do well today, there's always a fresh start tomorrow. Don't beat yourself up, just re-evaluate your situation.

Not all victories are with the scales. The scales can be your worst nightmare because they're not moving and you're doing everything right. STOP THE MADNESS! Your scales can not be allowed to control your life and your happiness.
Do your clothes feel looser or look be4tter on you now? Victory!
Here's one you probably didn't think of either: Does your necklaces, braclets or rings feel looser - that's a victory. I know I think so because I can actually wear my necklaces from the 1970s and they don't choke me instead they fit right. My rings are fitting me again. My watch is getting looser on my arm.
Another one: how about your shoes? Betcha never thought of that but my shoes are getting looser and I've gone down a 1/2 size so far. Woohoo! New shoes.

There are many many types of victories while you lose weight. I think not being able to eat as much as before is a victory. What about eating healthier without a second thought now - victory. Not wanting sweets/soda - those kind of things - victory.

What about feeling better? Or having more energy? Or liking exercise? Victory!

Find the victories in your journey and celebrate them by loving yourself NOW.

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    Yes...rest is an important part of a healthy lifestyle journey as is the celebrating those non-scale victories!!!

    You are doing great!!!

    Have a fantastic time at your brother's!
    2198 days ago
    2199 days ago
    Take the time your body needs to heal. Paint toe nails....read a book that has been sitting there...read a magazine----be a slug for awhile. You need it and it is OK! Chris
    2201 days ago
    Glad you are resting and all those victories! WOOHOO!
    2203 days ago
    I'm glad that you are trying to take it easy. I hope that you get back to normal soon.
    2203 days ago
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