Saturday, December 24, 2011


Went for a ten minute walk this morning. No back pain or foot pain. Went to the foot Dr. yesterday and he taped my feet. It looks like my arch has fallen and my feet are spreading. If the tape makes my feet feel better than he will make custom arch supports for me. So far pain about zero.

Monday, December 12, 2011


I feel like Yuck! I did do some walking at recess today. I came home and tried to play the Wii. Didn't make it very far. Stupid Cold! I did have a great big salad for dinner. O.K. and a whole loaf of fresh made homemade bread. Thanks neighbors for a great Christmas gift. Don't get to mad. . . . it was just a baby loaf.

Sunday Add-on

I woke up this morning feeling like I needed to add something to yesterdays post. I forgot to thank someone very special that helped me lose some weight and start to gain the confidence that I can do this. I know that my Heavenly Father played a role in this past weeks success. I felt his promptings. I felt of His love. I know that He stepped in and made up the difference when I fell short. I would be very ungrateful with out acknowledging His help.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Up or Down

Sunday mornings are the mornings that I get on the scale. I know, I know......there are things more important than the number on the scale. But some times that is all I have to hang on to. The results.............

Oh, you'll have to wait. I should also mention for any new readers.....If I miss more than a day or two of blogging.........I probably haven't been doing the right things. I'm still really struggling with Fruits and Veggies. I don't know why. I enjoy eating them. My brain just doesn't seem program to think about them.

The number on the scales went DOWN!!!!!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011


I walked today. At school we have a row of 14 swings. I usually just pick one and sit on it to watch the kids play at recess. Today I started walking around them. When I needed to I would sit down for a minute and then get back up and walk some more. I don't have any idea how long I really walked but I did it during recess for both sessions. I do have to admit that I walked around faster in the morning. But I did it for both as slow as the afternoon might have been.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

For your Info

Just in case you wanted to know.......below freezing (and even zero) temps. are not all that wonderful for Osteoarthritis. I have had a very sore knee that past couple of days. But then we haven't been above freezing in a couple of days.

I spent about 1/2 hour tonight on the Wii. I also spent some time doing resistant training. I might not be able to do much from the waist down right now but there is no excuse for not working the top.

I can't wait to get in my pool and work the bottom half. Pray that I can get the help I need to get it finished.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Feeling Good

I just need to blog again and say that I feel good. I think I feel more upbeat and positive than I have for a while. I'm tired a lot. Usually on Saturdays I have a nap or two. Not today. I have played the Wii a couple of times, did some gospel studying, read a bit and now I am watching "A Wonderful Life." I have done 3 batches of laundry and unloaded, loaded, ran, and emptied the dishwasher. By bedroom and bathroom are cleaner than they have been for a long time. I also finished wrapping my Christmas. Yes, I'm tired and ready for bed, but I stayed busy and didn't nap. Yeah!

What Hurts Most

O.K. As I typed the title the thought went through my mind, I need to be more positive. I was just out playing Wii and thought "What hurts the most.....knee, foot or back." Today I think it is my back. I say back but I'm not sure if it's back or hip. The stress tension I feel would probably be right were they meet just left of my spine. I have heard that you can't fix what you don't acknowledge. So I must say. . . . I really shouldn't wonder why I hurt a lot when I've let myself get so big (very close to 300) and out of shape. I have a deep feeling that losing some weight will help with the pains. I know it won't get rid of them completely but will make a big difference.
But I feel good about positive changes on the way. I'm not sure that any one out there is reading this (except Andrea, Thanks). If you are I would love your comments. I need help. I need love. I need encouragement. I need your prayers. I need your support. I need all the motivation that I can get.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Waiting for Dinner

My dinner is cooking so I decided to take a minute and blog. I'm making homemade turkey noodle soup. I've wanted it for the last couple of days but haven't taken the time to make it.

I played Wii again today. Not much walking. My knee is hurting today. I think it might be playing Bunco last night. If you know much about that game......well, I moved around a lot last night. Up and down off the chair. Up and down is the hardest for me. I mentioned playing Wii with my left hand. Left shoulder a bit sore today.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

It's Up to Me.

O.K. Today starts a new month. It also bring a new thinking for me. I have allowed myself to get so out of shape. I have said for months now......"As soon as the pool gets in I'll start exercising daily and get back in shape." Well, still no pool! I can't blame the pool for my lack of fitness. I can't blame the hurt in my back, knee and foot for my lack of fitness. I can eat better. I can move some how.
I'm not sure if it is something I actually read in my scripture said or just felt, but I'm slowing changing my way of thinking. The Lord will help those that help themselves. I have prayed and prayed for help to get that pool in. I have felt so discouraged at no answer. Then, The Lord will help those that help themselves. I have got to do what little I can do.
I came home from school today and play Wii for 1/2 hour. I created a new Mii to play left handed. Boy that was fun. I played most of the time sitting. But I was moving. I then spent the next 1/2 hour watching the news but walking up and down my hall during the commercials. I'm sure every little thing has got to help.