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Surgery went very well!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

I had my second cataract surgery today. As far as surgeries go, it was an easy one, but one that I'm hoping to not have again. Shouldn't unless problems develop. Wasn't able to eat or drink for 6 hours before surgery. That's ok. I had lunch and dinner. The most exciting thing is that I can see better! I've worn glasses for so many years I feel lost without them. I am wearing readers atop my head so that I can hopefully find them! :-)

I'm on my second week of being a tutor to 4 2nd graders, 2 4th graders and 2 5th graders. WOW! What a privilege to open up the joys of reading and math to them!!
So rewarding!

Yes, it's been a good day! Hope yours has been too! Hated to skip my exercise, but I will be heading out the door to the Y at 5AM. Love my early morning walks and classes!

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ROSEWCI 11/2/2014 5:30AM

    Good to hear that all went well! Love the Y too! You GO girl! And I'm go glad you found your JOY!

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LILSUZY1057 10/22/2014 8:58PM

    So glad your surgery went well! You are blessed to be able to have some influence with our younger generation. Thank you for caring about them.


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Today's Challenges

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Didn't sleep very well last night because of my cataract surgery this morning. I know it's the easiest surgery to have, but I am uncomfortable thinking of having my eye cut despite knowing that it will be numbed. Such a baby I am! haha I've had so many surgeries and shouldn't be so wary. I am thankful that I won't be under a general anesthesia. They always give me reactions. After a rest at home, I will go tutor 4 kids for the first time. It's testing day so I will be reading and doing activities with those who are not being tested. I have wonderful books ready to read and will get a few crafts ready too. Second graders are delightful!

I must report about how my program is working. I'm on a very restricted diet from my chiropractor to help get rid of the inflammation in my body. Arthritis has been my companion for the past few years causing pain and more pain. I am off of sugar, grain and legumes. It's been a challenge, but the big thing is that I feel so much better and have less pain. I am losing weight too! My exercise is good! Last night at my Pilates class someone I hadn't seen for months commented on how much weight I had lost! That is such a great boost to my program! I was so excited when I went down a pants size and clothes are fitting loser.

This morning at 5 I had planned to go to the Y and water jog and take part in my favorite water aerobics class, but I realized in the night that since I cannot drink water for 6 hours before my surgery I couldn't make it with participating in class. I drink lots of water!

Despite my challenges today, I think it's going to be another gorgeous Autumn day with lots of possibilities! Have a good one Sparkies!!

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DEBRITA01 10/14/2014 6:20PM

    I'm just reading your blog after work so, I'm hoping all went well with your surgery. God bless you...you're still keeping your commitment to tutor which I'm sure they look forward to.

You're doing great with your plan. Losing weight is great but feeling better is priceless. Your pool exercise comment about drinking a lot of water made me smile...are you inadvertently drinking the pool water? emoticon

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MT-MOONCHASER 10/14/2014 9:49AM

    I hope your surgery goes well.


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LJCANNON 10/14/2014 9:01AM

    emoticon So happy to hear your pain is better!!
I know you'll sail right through the Cataract Surgery. Mom was really nervous about it, but it was a breeze.

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MSFROGGIE 10/14/2014 7:48AM

    Hoping your surgery goes well. Will be thinking of you today.

Great news about feeling better. If we could get the message out to all people about gluten, sugar and processed foods. . . think of how great we would feel.

Awesome news about the weight loss.

Keep it up!

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Changes Yield Results Little by Little

Monday, September 29, 2014

This is my second go around on SP for weight loss. When I had health issues that lead to several surgeries I abandoned my healthy lifestyle that included lots of good exercise to recuperate and the weight came on so FAST! Now, I have other health issues that my doctor tells me will be helped by losing weight to get my to a healthy level. I've been on a new eating plan that is the most restrictive I've ever had for the past two weeks and I have been able to stay on it, increase my exercise and the weight is very slowly coming off. Surprisingly it's ok. Gee, that doesn't sound like me. hahaha I am quick to get impatient with lots of effort that doesn't yield a quick loss! All of this makes me thankful to God for the lessons He is teaching me! Slow and steady wins the race! I think I can!!

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CASSIE052 10/12/2014 9:36PM

    Awesome! You can do it. Go slowly and it will eventually become a lifestyle.

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HOUSEFLOWER 10/1/2014 9:23AM

    Way to go!! Keep up the positive attitude, and you can do anything you put your mind to! You've got this!!

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MT-MOONCHASER 9/29/2014 11:07PM

    It looks like you are off to a good start!!

You learned a lot of good lessons the first time you were on this journey, I'm sure that you will put them to use in this stage.

Keep your spirits up and your fork down...


(Now I need to take my own advice, at least about the fork!)

Have a good week.


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DEBRITA01 9/29/2014 10:34AM

    I KNOW you can! It doesn't matter how many times we fall down (and for me, it's been quite a few), it's that we get back up again. You will succeed b/c you're learning what works for you. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Today is day 2 of my renewal to weight loss. It's been such a hard journey the past three years. I am dealing with much daily pain. Exercise is part of my weekly routine, but it often comes at a price in the pain department. No exercise creates its own pain. Please don't get me wrong. I have accepted my condition and I'm not complaining.

I am thankful that I have a chiropractor that has helped me immensely. He has told me several times that I will feel better when I lose the weight. Yesterday something clicked. He told me what my eating plan should be and I went home and followed through.

At age 57 I have lots of hope for success and I have a plan that is doable. I have loved the tools on Spark People and especially the people who are going through this difficult journey with me! Hats off to all Sparkies! It's a good day! Make it so with good choices for exercise and eating!! emoticon

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ROSEWCI 9/28/2014 4:51AM

    I hope all is going well! It's one day at a time, for us...one day at a time! Wishing you much success on your journey!

emoticon Rose

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TX_WILDHEART 9/21/2014 5:32PM

    You can do it sister... hang in there! Much love, RHonda

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BETRHO48 9/17/2014 11:35PM

    emoticon You did it once, you can do it again.
It may be more challenging now, but you can still do it.
Nothing worth doing comes easy.

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DEBRITA01 9/17/2014 3:35PM

    emoticon on Day 2 of your Re-boot! I've been in pain so I kinda know what you're going through...hard to manage day-to-day, let alone exercise. What I found was exercise actually made me feel better...especially stretching exercises. Less weight on the body lessens the pain but it can be difficult to stay on track with chronic pain. I hope you can get some relief from your pain through your chiropractor and healthy movement activities. emoticon emoticon

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

My mood is surprisingly emoticon considering my weight gain! I have been working the spark for several months in the area of fitness, but the food area has been sketchy at best. It's not that I am not trying, because I am trying very hard!

I went to a chiropractor 6 weeks ago to use his biomat for pain management. He forgot to have it there so he talked to me about my health. I told him that my doctor could not help me with the pain stemming from arthritis except to prescribe Celebrex. He told me that HE could help me and I've been going to him ever since. He has indeed helped me so very much! He told me to go grain free. It's been hard, but I've made great progress except for my weekly popcorn. It has helped so much!! Plus I'm not eating those calories! All that grain causes inflammation in my body which causes pain. I am hopeful that I will continue to improve! That is amazing to me at age 57 to have so much hope when the pain has been such a big issue for me in the last 5 years! emoticon emoticon emoticon With God's help, all is possible! Have a great day everyone!

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KATHI214 7/10/2014 9:35AM

    That is great your doctor found a solution for you! Slow and steady gets there, so enjoy the journey along the way. You can do it! emoticon emoticon

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DEBRITA01 5/14/2014 6:31AM

    It is difficult to live with pain. Boy, do I know. I'm glad you found relief and are able to manage it successfully. Good luck with the grain-free diet and hope it helps out. emoticon emoticon

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THINAGIN2 5/13/2014 5:50PM

    Praise Him!

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