ALMOST BACK TO NORMAL
Saturday, November 09, 2013
First of all, thanks to everyone who extended well wishes to me while I was dealing with the upheaval of my son’s accident and his healing process. Working where I do, and with all that I have seen, I know how lucky he was. J has done really well and is now back in Waimanalo with his 2nd family. (He practically kissed the ground we got him home) He went back to work this past Monday, with a 20 lb lifting limit for his right arm, and that has gone well. The big one for him is his jaw is no longer wired shut! The day the wires came off, I took him to The Original Pancake House for brunch, since the oral surgeon said soft foods only. He got an order of Poi Pancakes with Lilikoi Butter. The look on his face when he took his first bite was so classic! He said as much as he loves Jamba Juice, it is going to be a while before he actually looks forward to having a smoothie.
I haven’t gotten on the scale yet, this month. I know it the numbers have gone the wrong way, and I just don’t want to have the proof right before my eyes. It’s time to start focusing on me and making the commitment to exercise again. Now that I won’t be spending hours on the bus getting to and from appointments 2-3 times a week, I can focus on spending that time on my health.
I need to work on a “winter” routine. I know, Hawaii, no snow or cold, what do I mean by winter? Well, my weekend-after work bike rides are greatly altered. Those were my “big” cardio sessions, and I love it, but it gets dark too early for me to go the whole distance. It just isn’t safe. I can go half the distance, but it just isn’t the same. The other issue is there are more rainy days than not. I prefer to do my cardio outside; biking, walking/jogging, or walking in the sand. I do have DVDs by Leslie Sansone and Sparkpeople, but it is harder to motivate myself when I just want to curl up on the couch and listen to the rain.
I also need to get back into the habit of tracking diligently!! I have been stress eating and I haven’t wanted to face the truth; even “healthy” food will make you gain weight if you eat too much. One nice thing; I got a NutriBullet blender to prepare things for J to “eat” while his jaw was wired shut. I have started making freggie smoothies in the morning. I follow the “formula” that the company promotes; 1/2 leafy greens plus 1/2 fruits. I use baby spinach and a combination of whatever fruits I may have on hand and water. I end up with a 12-16 oz drink that has 2 servings of vegetables and 2 servings of fruits. I always feel like I am not getting enough, so this is a great way to add more to my menu. I don’t usually care for “drinking” my meals, but I am finding this pretty satisfying, plus it is so easy in comparison to using a traditional blender.
I am leaning towards doing the Great Aloha Run this February. I am hoping that it will help me stay motivated with my exercise. I am just not looking forward to the possibility of losing my toenails, again! Payday is next Friday, so I will probably send my entry in then.
I hope you all are having a good month.