Pretty Great Day
Sunday, January 19, 2014
Today was a pretty great day for me... even with all the stress from the doctor visits that are coming this week.
I woke up to watching Silver Linings Playbook. If you haven't seen it and you know someone who suffers from rage or depression, it's a must-see. I loved that movie and it made me think about the silver linings to all things instead of seeing the negative and fighting for what you "think" you want, versus what is there in front of you that makes you happy. :-)
I got tired of laying around in bed with this back, so I got my tail up and got on the bike. I put down a bit of foam to help with the bruised-butt syndrome I got from 5 hours on that bike last week. It helped me out and I was able to do an hour today in 20-minute increments. I took off yesterday, so I had to get back on the ball.
Then I got online to find at-home remedies for severe constipation. I ALMOST had myself convinced that I needed to make Aloe Vera Juice, but settled for the high-sodium alternative and drank dill pickle juice and ate 2 whole dill pickles. And the results were quick and helpful. Dill pickles are now a mandatory staple in our home. And I am most appreciative for the reminder from a thread from 2011 that I found here on SparkPeople. And thank GOD for that!!!
Well, I am off to speed walk in-place with dumbells before my shower and then the good shows come on tonight! YAY!! I am an absolute addict when it comes to Shameless on Showtime. I love all the characters, and just how real most of their situations are to the average American these days. (And Canadians for that matter!)
So, off to finish up my great day and get ready for whatever life has to throw at me tomorrow. And I WILL be looking for all of those silver linings. For instance, the pre-op physical showed that I have a heart condition, so now I will be getting more care from my doctor than I believe he thought I needed. Now I had better be a priority, or I will call the AMA and complain. Yep, the silver lining is getting the medical help I need... and I am going to FIGHT for it instead of rage about the unfairness in which I feel I have been treated.
and Silver Linings!