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February 1st...will this month be better??

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Yes, it is February 1st, 2012. Winter has been mild...yet I seem to be putting on winter weight, just like it was colder outside. I know part of it is not sleeping well. It really does help to lose weight when you get a good 8 hours sleep. emoticon

Now I have a cold and cough. Not a good way to start the month, but I am determined not to let it get me down!! emoticon I am going to keep trying and I have started getting on the spark people site more. That usually helps me to focus on getting and staying healthy!! WooHoo!! I can do it!!

The recent tragedy in Billings has me a bit shook up. I believe I have met Daisy and her Mom. I am almost positive. My friends granddaughter knew Rose. It is just so sad. I am thankful for all I have and my heart goes out to this family. Losing 2 children in such a way is truly sad. I pray for healing for the family and friends of the victims. We never know how lucky we are to live each day. And we never know when our lives might end. Be thankful for what you have and those that love you!! emoticon My heart breaks for that family!

Back to me and my journey. Well, that is part of the journey. Grief is a part of life and I have had much in my last few years. My Dad passed away 2 years ago in February. He lived to be 77 years old. He was 10 years older than Mom was when she died. She died at 67 years old in 2003. They both died of cancer. It is a sad end to two lives and a hard thing to get past. It is getting a bit easier with time, but anniversaries of their deaths still bother me.

I am two years out from my partial knee replacement. I had that on February 12, 2010. I remember wanting to get out of the hospital the next day. Too hard to sleep in the hospital on a surgical floor!! Nurses in and out all night. Noisy and not much sleep!! I went home after 1 night. I was glad to be home, but it was harder than I thought!! I couldn't put my own socks on and I used crutches for about a week. The first night I slept in my bed, I almost didn't make it to the bathroom on time!! I thought I was going to fall. Being drowsy and on crutches doesn't mix!! Anyway, I am pleased to say that is behind me. I am doing much better! I can ride the recumbent bike for 30 minutes and I can make it 12 miles. When I started riding after surgery, I could ride for 25 minutes and get 3 miles!! What an improvement!! I even enjoy it now! That is great! I never thought I would enjoy sweating again! I hate to sweat, yet I am riding and sweating again. emoticon

I ran errands today and had an adjustment. Later I have a mammogram. Fun! emoticon Not really, but it is necessary. Doctor's appointment tomorrow and Kid's Group starts tomorrow. I will volunteer 2-7pm, so that I can be there for Kid's Group. We have a couple work study students and one of them is running it. I will do progress notes on the kids while the group is going. emoticon We have 5 new members and it will be interesting to see the new dynamic in the group. (The whole group is 10 members.)

Tutoring is going full force. I have about 5 new applications to process tomorrow. We are getting new volunteers to tutor from the college. They are required to volunteer for one of their classes. It will work out well, if we can get all the volunteers processed and trained. emoticon

I picked up a screw in my tire the other day and had to miss the tutor meeting. I was not disappointed!! A kind gentleman from Western Office Supply changed my tire. WOO HOO!! Thanks a bunch to Page. I am getting him something and making him a card. He didn't have to do it! I hope he likes sweets or chocolate, because I am getting me something sweet. (I know, this is a weight loss site. You don't need to remind me!!) It is close to Valentine's Day and chocolate is a traditional gift for that holiday. He is married, so not any ideas here!

Well, I have run the gamut in this blog. I had a lot on my mind!

Have an excellent day and remember...it is what you make it!

Angie




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  • DEBBYFROMMT
    Angie, February can only get better, right? You sound busy busy busy! But you're doing great! Keep it up!
    3315 days ago
  • FRAN0426
    Seems to me your doing very well on the recumbant bike, you can have a successful Feb. if you keep riding that bike. You bet sleep is mighty important for our bodies to function and for weight loss. I use to have a lot of problems getting a good night rest, thankfully for some time now I have been sleeping much better, hope you can too.
    3316 days ago
  • MELP06
    I'm sure you will do great this month! emoticon
    3316 days ago
  • MILLISMA
    Wow, Angie, I'm impressed with what you're doing on the bike. That's great!

    Happy February! The days are getting longer which I find helps my emotions.

    Keep up the good work. emoticon
    3317 days ago
  • CARRIEMT
    Winter is a hard time of year. You're doing great- especially with the bike. Cheers to February!
    Hope it's a good one for you :)
    3317 days ago
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