Tuesday, December 03, 2013
I have been so proud of myself because just with walking, I have been able to get myself off my blood pressure medicine and keep my blood pressure within normal limits (even sometimes a bit too low!). However, since I got this awesome little yard for the dogs, I have not been taking the dogs for a walk at all. And I have, slowly and surely, seen a rise in my blood pressure parameters. I am determined today to start going out on walks again! It will be tough (but shouldn't be as tough as when I started), after two months of no exercise, to start again, but I will do it! Plus, I really need to work on some upper body strength. I cannot stand for any long period of time without my upper back hurting between my "wing" bones (and I mean horribly). The muscles are so weak that they don't like to try and support my upright position. I have no access to exercise machines, so need to find some good exercises to strengthen them. If you can recommend something specific, let me know.
Monday, December 02, 2013
73 year old grandmother weight lifter!
Monday, December 02, 2013
Have you noticed a change in the site here? While some of the changes seem to make it more user friendly, others do not. And in fact, I think some of the changes are non-encouraging. I liked the fact that I used to get a consistency award if I kept up with my food log-ins for the entire month, whether I logged in daily or not. Now it is only if you log in daily. I don't always have the time to log in daily. Sometimes, I have to go back two or three days to log in my food. Now I don't get my "Consistency Trophies". Boo. Lol.
Only gained 2 pounds after eating biscuits and gravy, big Thanksgiving dinner for two days, chili frito pie two meals, and birthday cake two days! Hooray! Now to go work those two pounds off and get back on track! Hope you did not gain any or much weight this Thanksgiving either!
Sunday, December 01, 2013
Ah, so Black Friday is over, this weekend has been Cyberweekend (I know they say Cyber Monday, but it seems to be the entire weekend too!). But, I have done all of my Christmas shopping (I love online shopping), except for my son and his wife, so feel very accomplished!
Speaking of my son, yesterday was his 41st birthday. Because I gave him up for adoption at birth, besides the day he was born, it is the first time I have seen him on his birthday, and the first time I have been able to sing Happy Birthday to him! It was quite emotional, but I was able to don my happy mask and not cry. :D I made him a birthday cake, and since I've not baked since I've been up in the mountains, of course the cake fell flatter than a fritter. But we still ate it and it was good, just looked funny. It was wonderful to have him here for Thanksgiving and his birthday. All the food turned out great (except the cake) and I splurged and made biscuits and gravy this morning which turned out awesome too. I made them take almost all of the food with them so that I wouldn't be tempted with leftovers every day.
Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with all of your family and friends. We have been given so many blessings.
Now to find some creative and tasty leftover turkey recipes.
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