Friday, August 29, 2014
Today marked 90 days logging in, logging water, steps (from fitbit).
I also made my 5000 plus steps today.
It also marked completion of two full weeks of full time work.
I also did 5 minutes of back strengthening stretching this morning.
So, I got a much needed reward - shoes. Comfortable shoes I can wear to work with a dress, or pants (flats), slippers, and a pair of low boots for fall. It was a buy one get one half off, so my hubby got a pair of shoes too. Plus I had a 15% off coupon off each pair as well, and they were all on clearance.
Then when we went to the grocery store, I restocked my supply of healthy food for lunches and snacks for work.
I also made it a point of going to bed a little earlier yesterday, and it made a difference today. My energy level was much better.
Have a great weekend. I am looking forward to my first paid holiday in five years.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
On Sunday August 10, I developed a "floater" in my left eye, so I went to the ophthalmologist. He says no retinal detachment, so that is positive, but the darn floater is driving me nuts. It looks like a fruit fly following me everywhere.
So, I ordered prescription sunglasses to help cut it out of my vision while driving.
I go back for a recheck in late September.
This past Monday I began full time at work. First time working 40 hours since 2008.
My focus has been:
Log in everyday.
Wear my fitbit, and walk as much as I can.
Eat more adequately at lunch.
Get to bed earlier and aim for more sleep.
Rest my eyes.
That is my current plan. As much as I want to lose weight, I need to focus on better sleep, and staying healthy while tackling full time work. Balance is key.
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
A year ago, my husband was in a wild cyclone of health issues and drama, having suffered a cardiac arrest after his ankle surgery, followed by punctured lung, cracked ribs, blood clots, infections, fever and more. When he finally got home in September, we thought we were on the mend, only to have him develop encephalitis in late October, then he fell over his own feet in January and broke his arm.
I am blessed.
He is alive and well.
He is off the blood clot medication, off the antiseizure medicine from the encephalitis, and all the other sundry of things.
He is walking, talking, driving, arguing, debating (not with me), and I am blessed.
So is he.
I just wanted to devote this blog to this blessing.
I am grateful.
Enjoy and spend time with your spouse and children, family and good friends. Life is short, and you never know when things can change.
Aim for better health, better eating, exercise.
Getting healthy is my job.
It needs to be more than a job, it needs to be a way of life.
Saturday, August 02, 2014
Since God answered the prayer regarding the job fleece, and I have about 2 weeks to get used to getting to bed earlier, and up earlier, I figure God must know I can handle it.
I have logged on SparkPeople every day for 63 days! That is my first huge streak since before my back surgery. It is a beginning. Now I need to add to to that goals.
Earlier to bed.
Earlier to rise.
Add better exercise besides walking to the mix.
Aim for better health and well-being, and weight loss should result.
There. It has been said.
Now to do it.
Monday, July 28, 2014
That is all I can say.
I went to a meeting of minds with Christian women about the retreat up north in Maine in September yesterday. It was long, I was tired, and my back still is not very happy. I endured, but it went well. I will be leading two hour long discussion groups, speaking for a five minute devotional, and leading a fireside prayer in commemoration of 9-11.
I am looking forward to it, as I haven't gone up to camp since before my back injury in 2009.
I GOT the JOB!
I begin Monday August 18 full time in my department as an audio proofer, AND will be allowed work with the acquisitions part time during my work day when they have need of my skills.
WOW WOW WOW>
God is good.
This is a challenge. I prayed for God to not open the door if it was not right.
Here I go!
This is the week, last year, that I nearly lost my dear sweet husband when he suffered a cardiac arrest following his ankle fusion on 7-31-13. He is doing well. He is driving, even without me, and has had some medications reduced. He is retired now (he is 13 years my senior), so he is doing a great job picking up the slack around the house since we traded working. He makes supper and loves to cook, he makes sure I get up, and will work at getting me to bed on time, and coerce me to get better sleep I am sure.
I am grateful for Ron, his life, his healing, his ability to walk, talk and be with me.
God IS GOOD.
I give thanks in all things.
I have also had a good week at increasing my walking.
Time to relax for the night.
Me trying on hats for the fun of it a few weeks ago.
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