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"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.

Brenda
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  • no profile photo CD8737775
    You write beautifully.
    2949 days ago
  • GEORGIAK25
    You are so positive about it all that you will exceed your expectations. emoticon
    2952 days ago
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  • HOCKEY47
    Bre - you can do this 5 pounds, just keep moving, walking, pool, drink your water emoticon
    2954 days ago
  • MEME102
    Really liked your blog -- good for you for coming so close to your goal for February and setting one for March - I think I should try that! Doesn't it feel good to 'let go' of stuff?? I retired last May from 42 years of teaching -- well believe me I had a lot of STUFF...my house is small and I knew dh would have a fit if I brought much of it home...so it was share, give away, sell, and pitch -- it felt wonderful! I've done pretty much the same for my house...I had had my mothers dishes in a bin in the garage for 8 years....never used them so I donated them and it felt wonderful. Whenever I take something to Goodwill (or some similar place) I always say a little prayer that it bless the next person who comes upon my 'treasures'....Good luck on your journey AND your TKR in April -- you'll be very happy you did those exercises!
    Lynn
    2954 days ago
  • DOWNPORT
    emoticon Bre! You are doing brilliantly and I can hear the determination in your 'voice'! I just know that you will be earning that Starbucks voucher this month and 'marching' off for your cup of coffee!
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    2954 days ago
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