Good morning to my friends ... old and new.. that stop by for a visit .. WELCOME !!!! You know the drill .. I supply the snacks, and you enjoy them to your hearts content .. remember .. magic home -- no fat, no carbs, and no calories .. and all of the flavor and taste you can imagine !!! I made up coffee, hot cocoa, and hot tea .. all of which can be chilled if you prefer !! :) Help yourself and welcome !! :)
I worked hard yesterday... yup -- yup I did .. lol .. uh huh .. I did ..
Before I forget .. tomorrow I'll be sending my short blog from the road .. hubby and I are exiting stage left for the day .. He offered .. and I didn't even bat an eye .. so while we are not getting up super duper early .. (He BETTER let me just wake up without an alarm) .. once we are up and moving, we'll be leaving .. and I'm okay with that .. :) I'll do my short blog from the road .. :)
*****Back to regularly scheduled program*****
I took my little computer to work with me yesterday and I was happy because I found my blog that I took an hour to type up, and through one dumb move (on my part), *POOF* it didapeered !!!!
I found it, but it was intertwined with Wednesday's blog .. I know .. I couldn't believe it either .. but when I took the time to really read it .. I saw Wednesday info in there, but then the work Kylie caught my eye, and that was Thursdays .. sooo I found Thursday .. thankfully .. lol and posted it ..
THAT was the most productive I was yesterday .. at the end of the day, I worked on a "housecleaning" project ..
I was wearing sandles yesterday.. they were just comfortable slip ons; but didn't offer the support so my ankles and lower legs were so swollen; that my legs were shiney ..
I got home after leaving at 4, and was just feeling BLAH ..Hubby was going off on his Dells coupon run, and it was at a Goodwill store yesterday .. but wasn't leaving until alittle later .. so we had dinner first when I got home .. All we had was shrimp cocktail .. and it was yummy ..:) I had a few slices of toast with margarine, and grape jelly for dessert .. I had a sweet tooth fight yesterday .. I know it was because I was tired .. but I thought that was pretty much a safe bet .. and it worked ..
After he left, I sat there, looking at my legs .. my watermelon ankles, and my shiney shins .. and thought .. I wonder if I can get my feet into shoes and socks .. Thankfully -- I could .. I got my walk in .. I was hurting bad .. I know it was because I was probably walking cockeyed, because of my swollen ankles, and stiff shins .. but I did it ..
I was surprised .. I did my 25 minute walk .. and part of it was tough, because I was hurting .. but I did it .. and was 1-proud of myself .. and 2-thankful I was home .. I changed back into my shorts, and took my shoes and socks off .. and my shins were no longer shiney, and while my ankles were still swollen .. they appeared to have gone DOWN a bit .. I know I did a lot of sitting yesterday ..
It's true .. Walking (exercise) will help leg swelling .. (thankfully) ..
I was sore when I went to bed last night, but nothing worse than normal ..
I slept like the dead ...and then woke up this morning .. and talk about extreme pain .. even hubby was worried .. but I worked my way through it, and told him "I've been feeling too good again .. this is my body's way of saying "enough already"" ...
I took my magic potion, struggled walking while I was getting my clothes together for today, and took my shower ... I turn the water as hot as I can stand it, and just let it run down my back and over my hip .. and that helped as well .. I'm happy to say that after my "normal routines" .. by the time I got out of the shower, and dressed, I can actually move again .. WHEW !!!
Today I'm wearing my tennis shoes again .. something with support .. lol lol .. I WILL work through this !!!!! :)
My scale (I know I know .. ) is continuing to go back down again mini by mini .. but that's the way it's SUPPOSED to .. and I'm happy with that .. :) ... I'm seeing subtle differences .. so even though my pain .. It's giving me something to work for .. and something to talk myself into fighting for ... If this pain would have started earlier in my mission .. I probably would have dropped exercise again like a hot potato .. but now that I'm learning .. it's being beneficial and I'm seeing changes .. I have more energy to push my way through ...
I stepped up during my busy day yesterday and bought myself 3 dresses .. Hopefully they will be here by the time of my party, and hoping that they will hang pretty with my belly .. I've been discouraged about the cute dresses that I've bought .. Yes -- I kept them, because I WILL fit in them without looked 15 months pregnant .. They are in my "wish" closet .. I try them on occasionally, and while I see a difference .. I'm not ready to go into public yet ..
Now that my visionary goal of my retirement party, is no longer a possibility .. I have a party in July .. that I can work toward .. and while I'm seeing differences .. maybe .. just maybe .. I will be able to wear one of these cute dresses for the party in the end of July ..
This has been one taxing week .. and I'm happy to say that I'm happy Friday is here .. While I'm running late, working on getting my hip and back back working together .. I'll be working until 5 tonight because of it .. .. but it's FRIDAY !!! and I'm sooo thankful for that !!!!!!
I have a 3 day weekend ahead of me .. and looking forward to it .. tomorrow we'll be going on our road trip running away .. and I'm sooo looking forward to that .. spending the day with happy hubby; Sunday I'll be going over by mom's, and Monday is my "get pretty" day !!!! and I'm so excited that I'm just beside myself .. 10:30 Monday morning ..I'm sooooo excited !!!!!!
I hope to get out tonight for my short 25 minute walk .. hoping by tonight ... this morning will only be a faint memory .. lol lol ..
Hubby brought me home a wristband from Goodwill .. I know it's their saying, but when I think about it .. YES I AM AMAZING!!!!! I have my reminder to wear with me !!!!
Remember --- even YOU can be AMAZING !!! Just plant that thought in your head, and MAKE IT SO !!!!
Have a wonderful Friday !!!! and we'll talk again happily tomorrow !!!! :)
Have a great day !