"March"ing Right Along
Sunday, March 04, 2012
Goodbye February and goodbye cold weather, I hope. I am a snowbird but with this mild winter we have had I am anxious for spring. We have a couple of trees that have bloom their beautiful pink blossoms and with temps running from 50 to 70, it makes it even harder not to get spring fever. I didn't quite make my goal of losing 5 pounds but I was very close. So I am pleased with what I did lose...4.4 pounds gone.
Along with the seasonal change, I am changing too. I am trying to be positive and stay in good spirits as I approach my mid April knee replacement date. I have been going to physical therapy 2x a week and that seems to be helping. One of those days is the pool and I love it! I have daily stretches that I am trying very hard to do EVERYDAY! and keeping up with walking my dog a few times a day.
I am also in the process of downsizing storage units. No need to keep things that I have not used in over 4 yrs and why keep paying all that money out to store it! Most of the items have been going to goodwill, some will go into consignment and some has gone into the trash. I have decluttered my room and closet to make space for walkers that I will need after my surgery.
This has all been very helpful physically and mentally. I had to laugh at myself when I was at the storage unit, my jeans kept slipping down. I had to pull them up so I could walk and move around without tripping. Nothing like a little giggle to keep your spirits up and knowing the reason is because your pants are to big!
I have set another 5 pound goal for March. I had hope to lose a totally of 10 pounds before my surgery. I know I can do that. The extra activity is helping. My Mom is visiting for the month so I am cooking meals and not snacking. Plus with the warmer weather I have been enjoy more water. Seems like March will be roaring in like a lion and I am hoping leaving me calm and cool like a lamb.
On a side note I am still trying very hard to stay away from wheat. I do not eat bread or wheat pasta. I have gotten wheat in things like soups and many of the products where it is hidden. I feel good about the wheat choices I am making although I know I should stay away from it totally.
Welcome Spring may your beauty revive me and my your sunny days warm me and make me strong.