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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Feeling better.
Last night I kept myself busy. Cleaning, reading, watching tv. and got in a short but good workout with the bands and dumbbells.
I wasnt blue or down and I didnt snack.
Today I made it to the walking track for a good hour walk. and I have felt pretty good all day.
I really do believe the sugars from days ago are leaving my body and I have really improved my diet the last few days.
I have gotten plenty of fresh vegetables and fruit. Back to watching and adding protein and making sure to get plenty of water.
It really is making a difference.

I have been trying to beat my time on a mile and no matter what I just cannot do it.
I know apps are not 100 percent accurate. But I know the number of laps that make a mile on my track and I can watch my clock myself, so while my steps and speed might not be right on, the time seems to be.
This morning the track was slippery due to rain the last few days.
I know I have blogged about this in the past, my slippery-ier than normal walking track.
When it is wet, and especially on days when its wet and the sun is shining and its beginning to dry, it is slippery, almost to the point of slime in some spots.
I have noticed my feet slip a few times and I am very cautious. Some of you may wonder about this, but I have this fear of falling or of injuring myself. It was a rainy day and I was hurrying thru the parking lot to get inside the store when I hit a slick spot and felt my legs going in opposite directions and out of instinct I tightened my legs and locked them and that was when I pulled my meniscus in my right knee.
A month in a brace and then surgery and another month on a cane and physical therapy.
Then when I healed from that, and began walking to try to improve my health, as I had learned how hard it was to have a bad knee and carry all that extra weight.
So then I broke my foot.
and that was twice as bad as the knee had been.
So, that is my reason for being cautious for walking when its wet and slippery.
So today I walked a little more slowly and didnt try to beat my time, but I am going to keep on til I do!!!!
and so today has been good. I am hoping it stays dry overnight so that I can get a walk in the morning.
I am taking the advice from some of you and putting the scale in the bathroom closet for another week, or maybe til I go back to my doctor on Sept 1st.
That is almost 2 weeks.
I am going to focus on other things.
Thanks to everyone for taking the time to read and comment on my blogs.
And sorry for sometimes being a downer. I am trying.
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    You're doing great! Healing takes time. Do what you can, and don't be hard on yourself. Just be amazing!
    1888 days ago
  • GORDON66
    You can't be faulted, because you do have every reason to be cautious. When the track is dry enough for walking, try shortening your stride to help you move more quickly.


    1889 days ago
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