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Week one--good beginning

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

I made a promise to myself to blog weekly. I had planned to do this each Monday, since that is a day I normally stay at home and would have time. Monday became very busy but it was great, I spent time talked to a dear friend. Oh that was a great way to spend a nice afternoon. I was so encouraged and happy.
So first week done. I did walk 1.5 m the first day. Since Monday I have walked each day for 1 to 1.5 miles, I did not have my volunteer work, this week they are closed or I have PT, so I decided that I would take at least a mile walk on those days. I have done strength 2 times and I am happy with that. I am trying to do it 3x a week for 15 minutes. Right now I am only taking a break on Sundays. But from my part experience walking is addictive and I know shortly I will take a short walk on that day too.
I have done well with my calories this week, although weekend was hard. It was not that I was feeling bad, just hungry or better nibbly. I have learned that as you increase your exercise you may also need to increase some calories. I do not think I have extended myself that far yet.

I am working hard to exercise my wrist and it is pretty sore, which it would be lazy muscles. lol
I am going to PT tomorrow so will see, at my last I had a 10% improvement on movement all over. It does help when its uncomfortable to exercise and use the wrist to know it is having a positive outcome. I just want it to be ok and be able to use it again like I did before. I do get scared at times that it will never be OK, I have to believe that I am doing all the right things for it and it will get there.

This is a pretty busy week. I have my bday tomorrow and we are going out to dinner, but first I have PT in the am, driving about an hour to have lunch with best gf and then my hair done ( i missed one appt right after the accident) and then home and dinner out. I have a plan, for dinner I am checking the online menu and although I am going to have a dessert, I plan to share with hubby. Sunday we are going to drive up the Sierra to spend our anniversary and enjoying the fall colors and honestly just some fun time with hubby. Eating will be and issue, so I am trying to plan things out. We are staying at a B&B, I know I will need all the things I have learned to have portion control. I am taking lots of water with us. I will try walking as much as possible. I dont want to let it all go, and just pig out. I hope that I have learned enough to help me. See how much will power I do have. I will weight in Sunday, since Monday is my regular day. Will be back home and our good routine Wednesday, dont plan to weight just get back on track and stay there.
Right now parenting is a tough job, getting my sons (22 and 24) to make the move to being more responsible adults. Lots of stress pushing them to get more involved in life, getting jobs or finishing school. I do love them more than I can say and to do what I have to means I have to be tough. I never thought love could hurt the way it does. I do feel down deep that they make it and oh I do hope so they deserve a good life and feel good about the life they will lead. I know it sounds strange, but like I had abuse involving their day, they did too, similar, verbal and lowered self esteem so much, I didnt know and when I did I got them out of there, but it took so long and they are so hurt. MY hubby has been so patient with them, but they need to grow and move and live and been themselves and enjoy being independent. Its time for them and for me too. Oh my didnt mean to go there. Yet that is what I needed to say it to see it .
I do want to say that it is the interaction, blog, huddles, message board, chat rooms, friends feed, all of that which makes this a unique site and process. I know without that and the friends I have found, I dont feel I would have had the success I am having.
So this first week of the Oct plan, I feel was successful. I feel good. I do need to work on increasing water by cup and reading my email regularly.
If you read this thanks and it just is me talking about my week.
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    Great accountability there my friend. This is a great way to stay on track. emoticon emoticon
    4068 days ago
    Deb, you are doing great! Hope your birthday is extra special, sounds like it will. Take time to exhale all the stress while you are on your getaway.

    Don't worry too much about food and the birthday. Drifting from the plan is inevitable. I ate less birthday treats this year, but I did have something! I was hungry after a coupla hours walking the hills in the apple orchard pulling our little red wagon! (It was a lovely thing to do on a Sunday birthday in October!) I opted for a tiny zucchini bread and pumpkin butter instead of a whole butter cream frosting cake from the Melrose Diner (our BD tradition) that I would have chiseled away at for a week in a past lifetime, foolishly trying to convince myself that if I made it last a week then I wasn't really pigging out! I admit I did pig out on a huge bacon cheeseburger for lunch on my birthday..... First beef burger and bacon in 3 months. I felt kinda weird afterward...it doesn't feel good to be stuffed anymore! Yay!

    You sound like you have made up your mind to amp up the tough love. And sounds like it's precisely the right time for you to do so. God bless your sweet hubby for being so supportive!

    Have a splendid birthday! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    4069 days ago
    Hey Momma! Let me be the first to let you know that I am so proud of you! You are getting your walking done and have even been able to add strength! Yay! That weight is going to melt off of you in no time! Concerning your boys...like I've said before you have to trust that you have done your job to the best of your ability. They are grown and need to be able to contribute or go out on their own. It is time to enjoy and celebrate you and all that you have accomplished, without the restrictions of them...ya know? I know it is tough and a lot easier said than done. Momma bird needs to let her baby birds fly...get it? I am happy for you Momma! Please know that I am always here for you. I may not always have the answer but you will get the compassion of a sincere friend in me! Love ya!
    4069 days ago
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