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Good news!!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

I took my son to the doctor yesterday for his follow up visit after his surgery. The doctor took the cast off of his right foot!! He didn't have as extensive work done on the right one, so that's why he was able to take it off. He is now a little more mobile. He will get crutches to get around too once he starts physical therapy. He's so excited that he is able to move around a little better. The other cast comes off in a few more weeks. We cannot wait for that.

Today has been a very productive cleaning day. It's quite hot and humid here and we have an air quality alert. What a great day to get the stuff done on the inside. I've cleaned the bathrooms, vacuumed, dusted, changed sheets and did a few loads of laundry, I swear that's a never ending chore, and dinner is in the crock pot. I even ordered one of my school books since I go back to school in a little more than a month. Time to start getting back into that frame of mind too.

I will get my work out in later tonight. I haven't worked out in a few days so I'm ready to get back to it. No worries though, I've been pretty good about my nutrition.

I hope you are having a great day. Thanks for reading :)

  
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EDLEAR 7/23/2014 6:27AM

    What great news about your son! I'll bet you are all anxious for the crutches to come in to play. No more stuck inside! Now we just need the heat and humidity to let up a bit...
Sounds like you have a relaxed and healthy attitude about the workouts and nutrition, way to go! Things all work out, eventually I guess emoticon

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SARA-SMILE 7/23/2014 5:06AM

    I'm so glad that your son is on the mend and is improving! Thank God!

You had a very productive day! emoticon emoticon

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JTREMBATH 7/22/2014 3:29PM

    House chores are never ending.

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What a difference a good workout makes!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

I was woken up at 4:45 am today by the sound of my husbands alarm blaring. It was so loud that it scared me awake! Needless to say I didn't fall back asleep. When I don't sleep I tend to get headaches. I had one most of the day. I took some Motrin then later I took some Excederin migraine. Neither seemed to work, I was able to fall asleep on the couch for about 20 min until the phone rang, nobody important of course, so I wasn't able to fall back asleep after that. At this point it's time to make dinner so no time to work out til after dinner.

I gave it everything I had today. I was even able to run for 15 min straight, something I don't know if I've ever been able to do. I did some strength training too. After my workout my headache was gone, finally.

I'm glad I worked out. I feel better especially since I don't have a headache. Also, if I work out my husband feels he has to work out too. So he goes and does it too. He needs to lose weight, but he won't admit it. So every little bit helps with him too.

Thanks for reading. I hope you are having a great day!

  
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FITTEREVERYDAY 7/17/2014 11:07AM

    emoticon emoticon I have to fight not wanting to work out (other than swimming) right now. Even on these cooler days it hasn't been cool enough for me not to overheat when I'm working out. I did do mine this morning though :D Knowing others do it despite their own odds helps too. emoticon

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HEALTHYBYFOURTY 7/17/2014 9:25AM

    Great job for getting the work out in! I need to start having this type of butt kicking to get my butt moving LOL!

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EDLEAR 7/17/2014 2:26AM

    Good for you, working out when you're feeling like that. It's great to see that you can motivate two people to exercise at one time emoticon

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MOMALDERMAN1 7/16/2014 8:48PM

    Way to go to work out even though you were sleep deprived. Keep plugging away.

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SUNSET09 7/16/2014 7:38PM

  It's amazing what a little exercise can cure! Keep up the good work as you used your time wisely! emoticon and emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Little by little

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

I'm really excited that the scale has finally started to move the right way!! That totally made my day. It might not have been as much as I would've liked, but losing is losing, so I'll take it any way I can get it! It might have been a little more but it probably didn't help that my son wanted DQ last night, I'm so weak for ice cream!!

I've been doing run/walk intervals for my cardio hoping to do more running than walking. I have never been a runner, but I would eventually like to do a 5k.

My son is getting better each day. We go back to the doctor on Monday for a follow up. I'm hoping that he will get his right cast off. At least then he can be more mobile.

Today it is kind of cool here. The windows are open and we have fresh air!! I'm happy to be able to enjoy the beautiful weather.

I hope you are all having a great day. Thanks for reading :)

  
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MOMALDERMAN1 7/17/2014 1:11PM

    emoticon emoticon I am happy for you. I do get so excited with any little downward movement of the scale. Try to think of I can have a bite of ice cream so you don't feel deprived. You control how much. It is not a no food but a only this much food. You have the freedom to choose. This is a lifestyle change we are making and not a deprivation diet. Otherwise when you lose what you want then you may overindulge and gain it back. You are in control to set your own limits. emoticon

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FITTEREVERYDAY 7/17/2014 11:10AM

    Every little bit counts! It's OK not to go fast. Just emoticon and you'll get where you want to go. Never give up!

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EDLEAR 7/16/2014 4:53AM

    Great news! The work that you put in to this is starting to pay off. emoticon
I too love the open window type days. Cool breezes and sunshine!
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HEALTHYBYFOURTY 7/15/2014 2:27PM

    You are right! Little by little makes a big difference in the end. Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting on my blog. You really made my day! emoticon

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Wishing I could go outside

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

It is a beautiful day here today! Sunny and about 75 degrees. Unfortunately I'm not able to be outside to enjoy it. I'm still taking care of my son who is recovering from foot surgery. My daughter and I cannot safely get his wheelchair out the door so we can enjoy being outside. We will have to wait for my hubby to get home and then we'll be out of the house. I can't wait until these casts come off my son's feet! He's getting cabin fever too. Trying to come up with different things to do is getting harder. I'm also finding that this week I have not been as motivated to work out.

Being stuck in the house has allowed me to keep up on laundry and the house is relatively clean!! Usually when I'm in school the house doesn't look like this. I'm even going to mop the floors today.

I'm excited for the end of the week because a friend of mine is getting married so my hubby and I get date night!! I'm looking forward to getting dressed up and having some fun.

I hope you are all having a great day. Thanks for reading :)

  
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FRAN0426 7/11/2014 2:02PM

    Hope your weather stays pleasant so you can get outside later today. Enjoy the date night with your husband this weekend.

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SLIMMERJESSE 7/11/2014 1:24PM

    Can you take turns staying with him and going for a walk? Even a short one would feel great. Have a good day.

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CAKEMAKERMOM 7/11/2014 1:21PM

    I hope you're able to get outside for a while today. May your son heal quickly!

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JO88BAKO 7/10/2014 11:09AM

    Thanks for adding me as a friend. I hope your son gets his casts off soon. I love your pics! Hope you have a great day and can get out soon!

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EDLEAR 7/10/2014 6:05AM

    I hope that you got out to enjoy the beautiful day!
I'm excited for you, going on a date night ! Weddings can be great places to connect with ones we love, enjoy the anticipation!
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My sons recovery, day 5

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

My son's recovery seems to be going well. He is able to move around a little more today and the swelling in his left foot seems to be going down some more as he is able to wiggle more toes. He still has a ways to go, but it's all about the baby steps.

I'm with him pretty much 24/7 taking care of him including sleeping on the main floor in case he needs help in the middle of the night. When my hubby gets home from work, he helps with anything my son might need, but he's not a great nurse! He even admitted that. Although when he's home it gives me a chance to work out and get some alone time. I'm looking forward to tomorrow when I actually get to venture out of the house and go grocery shopping!!

My time off is giving me a chance to spend more quality time with the family. I'm very appreciative of that since life is usually hustle and bustle. Although my teenage daughter still hides out in her room!

I'm trying to get into running. I know it takes small steps and not to jump right in, but I'm working on it every day. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

Thanks for reading, I hope you have a great day!

  
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EDLEAR 7/3/2014 5:00AM

    Yeah, kids do seem to bounce back from things quickly, glad of it! He's lucky to have a mom ready-willing-and able to help.
As for teenage daughters - oh yeah.
Please be gentle with yourself while easing into running. I've had issues with shin splints, and they can be caused by rushing things. Not worth it!
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