Eating smart...making better choices of what and how much I eat.
Getting 8 hours of sleep per night.
Forcing myself to exercise!!%$#@#$!!
Replacing sugared drinks with water and tracking my daily intake WALKING WALKING WALKING WALKING going to bed earlier each night and tracking my progress
trying different fitness routines after watching videos, and then tracking my efforts to do themI
I am 65 years old, married for 43 years, have three grown daughters, and two young granddaughters. I live in Illinois and am retired from a 20-year job as an activities assistant on an Alzheimers' unit in a nursing home.
After retirement I decided to "broaden my horizons" by expanding my activities. I joined a knitting class, volunteered in a kindergarten class, and caught up on my reading. One of the ladies in my knitting group "sparked" me with informatin about this program...and here I am!
Good morning Nan, Thanks for the lovely blog comment. Glad you could come on the walk with me.
My knee feels a lot easier today, the swelling's down by about half and the painkillers seem to be doing the trick. I had a short walk yesterday and this morning, just around the village but I've decided l'll do a little bit extra each day as I hope to build myself back up the five miles a day I usually did.
The specialist says it could mean a new knee or maybe I can get away with a repair, even if it's just that I'll need a new knee eventually but it needs a lot of thinking and talking about first!
Hope things are going well with you? Our new grandson is due today but so far nothing...lol...none of the others came on the predicted day so I don't expect he will. I know his mum wishes he would, she says she given him an eviction notice but he's not playing ball...lol...
Hope you have a wonderful day, I'm going to visit my friend who's just nicely arrived back from six weeks in Australia and I want to hear all about it.
It's officially the first day of autumn today but the weather doesn't seem to know that...lol...apparently we're experiencing an indian summer which is very nice after last weeks storm, wind and rain...long may it reign!
DH wants to go to a local nature reserve today, the poor man's experiencing walk withdrawal...lol...it's ages since we've been anywhere so I'm giving it a go. If all fails I can sit on a bench and wait for him!
My knee seems a lot easier, the swelling's gone down a lot and I can now wear my decent trousers, instead of my baggy gardening ones, and get my shoe on again and as they said keep moving it, so it doesn't stiffen up, a gentle walk will do me good...might even get to do a blog and photos!
I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for your such kind words you wrote in the comments of my spark page.
Last March I took on a massive task of loosing 180lbs and I have been so lucky in having a family that have stood by me supporting what I am doing as well as having the back up of this site and people like you to help me on my way.
I am now half way there - it's getting tougher so the support we can all give each other in here becomes more important each day we all strive forward.
Once again many thanks for your wonderful warm words of encouragement.
P.S. - I have taken the liberty of adding you as a friend - please feel free to do likewise.
I had a quiet do nothing sort of week-end with a very painful swollen knee and ankle. Resting seems to have worked it's magic and it's much easier this morning...and I can get my shoe on! I've appointments for an MRI scan and depending on the outcome it might mean a new knee or maybe they can repair the patella and tidy up the torn cartiledge...either way it's gonna hurt! LOL...
I'm glad you got the rain you wanted, we had an awful week-end weatherwise, a big storm with very strong wind and torrential rain. This morning we're back to sunshine and a gentle breeze! We had the heating turned on yesterday but definitely don't need it today.
My computer is playing up Nan so I haven't been doing a lot of anything on it. Google keeps crashing and I'm back to Mozilla Firefox which is painfully slow. (I haven't been anywhere to take photos either!) My son reckons I need a new computer, he's probably right but I can't afford one...maybe if I drop huge, huge hints to all and sundry I might get one at Christmas...lol... My Spark friend feed still isn't working, over two weeks now, is your's ok?
Have a good day, I'm going for a little hobble down the lane and back so my leg doesn't stiffen up.