You set yourself up for success. Like another poster suggested-- set an alarm on your phone, for when to take your meds. Get yourself a pill organizer, and count them out for every day of the week. And on Saturday (or whatever day you choose), you reload the organizer. If you take meds more than once a day, get several organizers. Label one "morning" and another "evening" or whatever is appropriate.
As for the food-- get rid of the junk and crap in your house, and fill the fridge and pantry with the foods you know by now, you should be eating. If it isn't there, it's harder to eat it.
Set a schedule for yourself. You're going to set your alarm and get up at (whatever) time. You're going to eat breakfast at (whatever time). PT (your own exercise regimen) is going to be at (whatever) time, and you're going to do (whatever). Bedtime will be (whatever) time.
Basically.... you sort of pretend you're still in rehab, but *you* are responsible. You apply what you've learned about how much/ what to eat and when to take your meds and when/ what exercise to do, to your life. While they've been doing all these things for you (bringing the meds around, the dinner tray etc)-- they've also been demonstrating how you can carry it all forward when you go home.
Ruth in Cookeville, TN Central Time Zone
Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think - Christopher Robin to Pooh
You have had some serious health issues going on, and you are in rehab. For you to continue on a healthy lifestyle you have to WANT to continue.
Ask yourself if you want to regress with your health? Most people would say 'no' in which case they will do something about it.
My late Stepfather had a massive heart attack about 25 years ago. He actually died in his medical centre where he arrested. He was brought back on the 7th defibrillation and flown to hospital. I walked into his room to hear his Cardiologist tell him that he had had a very bad heart attack - that any worse and he would have stayed dead. After he got home he started a gentle exercise program of walking. He ended up walking twice a day most days, and about 2-3 k's (1 1/4 to nearly 2 miles) each walk. He had a horrible hill to walk up going from and coming home. He continued this virtually every day until he went into care at 94 years old. He died in April. He was 97 but he still walked, with the aid of a walker, virtually every day however only around the outside of a large care home which also had a hill for him to walk. THAT, my friend, is what doing what your body needs will do for you.
If you need to take your meds at a certain time, set an alarm (either on your phone or by your meds) and take your meds when the alarm goes off.
Muscle is use it or lose it. So if you don't do your work, your body isn't going to work any longer. Since you still have half your stay start asking your physical therapist what you can do at home. If you know yourself and know you're not going to devote an hour a day all at once, ask what things that you can do in your favorite chair watching tv. Ask what you can do for five to ten minutes and then do it. You might need to tie some activities in to other parts of your day. Say, take your meds and do some leg extensions. Sit down for your favorite program and work on your upper body with some dumbbells.
It's all about choice here. You have the choice to continue what you were doing at the home, in which case you maintain or get a little better. If you don't do what you need to do then you get worse.
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Resolve right now that what you are doing is a re-boot of your lifestlye. Know that every healthy choice you make is honoring the gift of life. Decide you are worth having the very highest quality of life by thriving with robust health. Commit to making healthy choices a habit and allow the whole unprocessed foods to be the tastes you prefer. You are worth the effort to transform your health. Go for it and do enjoy the process. I look forward to see your posts with progress and goal milestones.
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" How do I keep this up once I get home?" By getting a balanced diet with lots of salads, by taking your meds on a regular schedule, by doing your exercises. Seriously. Since you will be doing this for 90 days, the routine should be a part of you.
"We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand." ~ Randy Pausch
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Okay class, I am not digging through this pile looking for the right answer. I am halfway through a 90 day diet / exercise program here at the home. At MY home, my blood pressure and blood sugar tended to sky-rocket. I fought to get them anywhere near normal. Here at the home [rehab center], I get a balanced diet with lots of salads, my meds on a regular schedule, and if I do not show up for morning physical therapy, THEY COME TO MY ROOM AND GET ME. How do I keep this up once I get home?