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Thursday, 1/17--Recovery Week 4: A Day of Rest

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Hi all,

I have been tired again today--way more tired than has made sense to me. I have had a hard time staying awake most of the day. I can;t remember being this tired in a long time.

I did get myself together this afternoon and did my exercises, went for a walk, went to WW and stayed for the meeting, then ran a few errands and did a bit of shopping. However, I am back at home now and am still tired. I am enjoying some ice on my knee again. It feels a bit swollen tonight.

I am glad that I lost 1.8 pounds this week. Last week, I gained 2.0 and the week before, I lost 2.2. I think I am truly in my maintenance mode right now and will stay there until I can get back to good cardio that raises my heart rate and works my entire body. I have at least another week before I can go to the pool--I'll have a week in the pool before I can go back to work.

I had a phone call from our HR guy today--he come to realize that I worked on the 7th when I was supposed to be on leave and that is causing them grief, especially since I qualified for extra pay for doing my presentations. I guess he will have to figure that one out.

I am still working on my application. I want to answer the questions in a way that shows off who I am and what I can do. I want this position-they hire 80 people out of the hundreds who apply. It will be tough competition. If I don't make it this year, I will try again next year. I think this is a position made for me and I am going to give it my best.

That's it for today--Tomorrow, Lady has her first follow-up at the vet. She won't get her sutures out until next week. I wonder what we will find out about the cone. She really hates it so much that I feel guilty.

Take care and enjoy the good in your world!!
Gentle hugs,
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    REST....REST....REST....You know you need to let your body rest while in reovery. Use that time to work on your resume. Make it the best ever.
    emoticon On your weight lose this week. Pat
    1950 days ago
    I hope you and Lady both feel better soon. Congrats on the weight loss!
    1950 days ago
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    Sounds like you are in a see saw kind of maintenance which is at least better then a steady gain!
    Sylvia, you should know major surgery takes a lot out of a person! you need adequate rest and nutrition to help you heal and recover, so be careful with what you are doing! Healing actually burns more calories, but unfortunatley, Sparks doesn't track that :P. I know I had to eat extra calories with no exercise to speak of (for me) with my hip replacement for at least the first two weeks. I was actually still eating my top of the range. Then I felt I could drop it down to a maintenance with my Fitness Tracker set to no cardio range. This tiredness could be either not enough nutrition or not enough rest.. Your body needs good fuel to recover and its not the time to worry about losing..
    Take care of yourself,
    {{{gentle hugs}}}
    1951 days ago
    Whoo Hoo on the weight loss. I was down 1.2 for the week and I'm thankful. For the first time in many, many years I am heading into lower numbers on the scale.

    Hopefully Lady won't need that cone much longer, but you sure have to protect the ear.
    1951 days ago
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