Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Today is day 2

Yep, I still want to lose 10 pounds. I had some snacks last night, but I'm okay with it. I think that's the key. Being okay with "it." To the end goal, I'm making eggs with asparagus and cheese this morning. I've been so burned out on vegetables with the paleo way of eating, but I made a decision that I need to get over myself on that one. Tonight, there will be bell peppers and mushrooms with dinner, and maybe some cabbage. I need to ride this wave as long as I can.

My plan today is to walk a half mile. I don't want to push the knee too hard, but I also don't want to be still. I also will work my shoulder to prep for PT next week (swimming is right behind!).

Tomorrow is doctor day. My A1c was great, but there are other bloodwork indicators don't look so good. I'm wondering if they have to do with lack of exercise and healing? We'll see.

Tuesday begins.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Update to Monday's post

This sort of reminds me of a quote from It Starts with Food:  "You could do anything for 10 days, right?"

How about 1 day? I'll start with that. 

So, I have a goal

I will lose 10 pounds.

There, that's pretty simple. I won't obsess over it, but I will make it happen. Today, I walked 3/4 mile. That's step one.

Do I have a plan for this goal? Not really. I just know it will happen.

My left knee is still being stupid. There's little endurance there, but I'll keep working on that too. It's swollen and the muscle/tendon that goes down the outside of my left leg from knee to almost ankle is still a little twitchy. I have a tiny spot that is not quite healed yet, and that's keeping me out of the pool.

I'll keep walking 3-5 days a week and will begin my shoulder exercises as I have shoulder PT next Tuesday. I'd like to have a week of shoulder rehab under my belt before I go.

Looks like three goals:

  1. Keep rehabing the knee.
  2. Rehab the left shoulder.
  3. Mindful eating with a loss of 10 pounds over time. 
I can do those things. 
I should also add that I'm going to blog for a bit. I'm feeling like expressing myself these days. 

Monday, December 5, 2016

There are times...

...when I truly love my life.

I'm 61. I have no needs. We're thrifty enough to take care of needs and still have some left over for wants. My wants are few and usually include something to do with sewing.

I live on beautiful land in a wonderful house. We're redoing rooms one by one, and progress is all around me.

There have been a few medical challenges for both Richard and me, but we've gotten through them with each other's help and care.

Richard is a devoted husband, Winnie is a wonderful person to have living in the house, and I try to do my part in return.

Our kids care. Allison came on Thanksgiving as a total surprise to Richard, me, and Winnie. Tom and Ronnie knew and did such a good job keeping the secret. I can't say enough how it delights me that she cares enough to pull that off, and that the boys care enough to keep it a surprise.

And then there's the dog. She couldn't be more of a keeper than she is. She has her devilish quirks. What dog doesn't?

Yep, I love my life. We're at the backside of the spectrum and every day is a gift. I will continue to treat each day that way and can only hope for all of us that we can continue along this road.