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Wednesday, 7/24/13

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

My day began with a doctor appointment for more work on the knee and to discuss my lack of energy that has kicked in since the third IV treatment. The knee... outer hamstring was very tight and extremely sore all the way from hip to my ankle. Yep...I said OUCH a few times! Said it is tied to the hip rotator and into my lower back at this time. Guess that "yoga twisting" I did last week was not a good idea. Planning to ice the part right above the knee tonight as it seems to be the most painful. Lack of energy... my pituitary is tired so he gave me a natural supplement to take for that. Said he would test it again in the morning before my IV so I'm guessing he may be adding something to the IV to help too.

Once home I got Maegann started on her new math program and I know she'll blow through much of it quickly as it is a lot of basic repeat, but she really needs to know how their system works as it is very different and she does have some weak spots throughout the basics. Definitely need to sit side-by-side with her for this program and I'm okay with that.

After lunch we headed to the kids' counseling appointments and I did a little Sparking while waiting. Afterwards we ran a couple quick errands and then I dropped the kids off before heading out to drop a package at UPS. Once home I took an hour nap and then worked on supper. Roast had been in the crockpot all day and I put some mashed cauliflower and peaches with it. Yummy.

Tonight I've been doing email and Sparking and am looking forward to watching our tape of America's Got Talent once the kiddos are in bed. Speaking of which... when did it get to be 9p.m. already and nobody is even close to being in bed! LOL

Tried to catch a photo of Maegann with her baby calf "Boy" while he was drinking milk from the bottle as they were walking. It was so cute, but it was not to be.

After she got done with the barnyard chores she decided to turn into a hula dancer.

Tomorrow... IV treatment (one more after tomorrow!), Isaac's speech group and Maegann's bible study. Loving these fairly open days we've been having!

Gym Time: I received clearance to head back to the gym but cautioned to use low impact cardio (biking was first choice) to continue resting the knee and to be careful about putting pressure on the lower back. It's all tied together at this time. If the hubby works from home Friday afternoon I will go back then, otherwise I will get my Saturday morning routine started again. SO happy about this and I'm not a gym rat or an exercise lover! I've just learned it is necessary and I feel better.

Wii Fit: Word from the doctor: "Do NOT do "torso twists" ever again!" Yep...I confessed today where the discomfort came on my knee since the last doctor visit and he told me that twists of any kind, with or without weights, are the worst thing people can do to injure their lower back and knees. Will have to be careful which balance games, etc., I choose too.

5% Challenge - Team Daisy: Enjoying seeing familiar and new faces around the new Daisy SparkPage. Our starting weigh-in is on Saturday!

BL Challenge - Team Emerald: It's almost time for our Week 6 weigh-in. This means we are over the halfway mark for the summer challenge. I am thankful that I haven't had huge swings of gain/loss as it has been a trying time for me with very little exercise due to my knee needing to heal among other things.

But his delight and desire are in the law of the Lord, and on His law he habitually meditates by day and by night. (Psalm 1:2)

Habits are actions we do repeatedly, sometimes without even thinking about them, or things we have done so often that they become our natural responses to certain situations.

I found 34 references in the Amplified Bible for the word habitually. That tells me that God expects us to form good habits. The psalmist David said the man who wants to prosper and succeed needs to habitually ponder and meditate on God’s Word by day and by night. This tells me that establishing the habits necessary for success takes discipline and consistency, especially in our thought lives. With enough discipline and consistency, we can break bad habits and new ones can be formed.

Doing the right thing once or even a few times does not equal success, but habitually doing right will produce a life worth living. It may not be easy, but it will be worth the effort. The person who never gives up always sees victory.

What good habits do you need to develop in your life? Trust God to help you break bad habits and form good ones.

(From "Trusting God Day by Day" by Joyce Meyer)
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    Oh no! Sorry to hear about the "yoga twisting". If you want, you can PM me and tell me what happened. I wish I were there to help guide you through the poses.

    If you're a relative beginner, it's best not to do too much too soon. I know we all have a tendency to want to do a lot...

    Your daughter in the hula outfit looks adorable. Hope y'all had fun!

    2328 days ago
    Maegann's hula costume is sooo sweet!! She's such a treasure!! I had a little male calf and called him, Mr Bojangles. hahahahaha!!

    Thank you sooo MUCH for sharing your devotion!! It goes perfectly with what I'm trying to focus on right now.

    consistency - an agreement/steadiness w/a thing - unwavering in purpose

    discipline - training - learning - instruction
    2329 days ago
    The twists always did hurt my knee and foot. Take it slow and easy!
    2329 days ago
    Sounds like you are moving in the right direction, glad to hear that you can go back to the gym - be careful! That is why I love working with my trainer because she makes sure that I am safely doing my exercises as I have an old shoulder injury :) I am also looking forward to being with the daisy team again
    2329 days ago
    Thanks for the information on the twists. I did something at the gym Tuesday that has caused pain to my lower back and I'm still not sure what caused it.
    2329 days ago
    Have a great Thursday!
    2329 days ago
  • KAB7801
    Torso twists, thanks for the tip

    2329 days ago
    I hope you find your anwer to be tired all the time - i think mine is just plain lack of sleep!
    2329 days ago
    It always makes me smile when you read just the right thing from the Bible that you need at that time. God is always speaking to us. I hope your knee and lower back continue to feel better.
    2329 days ago
    I'm not sure I could keep up with all the challenges you have going - BL, Daisies, Wii Fit, etc. You do inspire me, Keep it up!
    2330 days ago
  • CARRIE1948
    Sounds like a good day
    2330 days ago
    Since our lives are built around our habits, it makes sense we need to have good habits!
    2330 days ago
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