Thoughts for this week
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
We leave for up north tomorrow. When we travel, it's restaurant meals, no home cooking.
On weekdays we eat breakfast at a restaurant, then someone picks up something from a fast food restaurant for supper.
On the weekend we have something from the hotel's free breakfast bar. It has a very limited selection so we usually have mini-waffles and yogurt. Then we go out to eat at a restaurant at night.
Meals are far apart. I get hungry. There are no restaurants near the hotel. I am alone at the hotel during the day, so the only option for noon meals is delivery from a restaurant or sandwich shop.
I faithfully log in the nutrition tracker every day. As someone here said this week, it is too late to make corrections when logging what we already ate. I am struggling to stay within my calorie range so the messages below are notes to myself. I don't like letting myself down.
On a good note, today I drove for the first time since I hurt my shoulders a few years ago. Driving was no problem. It was difficult getting my legs into the car on the driver's side. I've had a number of hip surgeries so my legs should be working well. Until I can get in and out of the car easier, I won't be driving alone. That is my ultimate goal.
I have enough flexibility in my shoulders and arms now to make required movements for driving. I was able to reach the seat belt and fasten it myself. I am overjoyed that both arms worked well when driving.
The motion has greatly improved in my left shoulder. Still need the right shoulder replaced but can't do that until I can rise from a sitting or prone position without using my hands during the two month recovery period following surgery. Not a candidate at present but I'm working on improving.
I will become independent again.