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Switching it all up moving 4ward

Friday, May 15, 2020

Okay I was doing & feeling great. Then Wham-Bam it all stopped. I was at a stand still for it seemed like forever.It kind of all started when I broke my hip, and couldn't be so active. So I decided maybe to change my eating since I was limited on activity. So on to the Keto diet, which I found out just wasn't my cup of tea. So I tried the low carb diet. Well that's just what these were for me. Diets, a fast fix or a fad, at least for me. I was not looking for a diet I was looking for a good healthy lifestyle. Something that I can do everyday day. So I had to go to the Doctor, yes I actually seen him face to face. I talked to him about my way of life, how I was feeling what I was doing, what I was eating. Told him I was really starting to feel down. Felt like I set myself you for failure. Seems like every since I broke my hip, I have been struggling. Its been a yrs now. Was really improving for I was using the pool at our local HS 3 times a week. Then the virus happened the pool was closed. I am finally able to take short walks without my cane, but I have good days and bad. Some times I still need to use the cane as much as I don't want to. Gee to think I was a 5 mile a day plus walker before all this happen, makes me wonder will I ever get back there. The doctor introduced me to the Mediterranean way of eating.A much healthier option for me. Starting this knew way of life tomorrow. No more dreaming of fast fixes or fad diets for me. I need to stop being so hard on myself. Here lately I have been so impatient & easily frustrated.I know all things take time. I do a lot of home work outs, stretching workouts which do help my movement. My sister in law just gave me her Health walker machine the other day ( Which is a very expensive exercise machine, that she can no longer use).The Doctor said that will be a excellent way for me to build strength.He reassured that I will be out there doing those 5 mile walks again. He said that I am a determined & stubborn lady. Yes, he said I was stubborn. lol I guess He just gave me a great pep talk, some ideas, and tools. So tomorrow is a new day. Moving forward in a different way. I never stopped or gave up, but boy I have been struggling. I for sure am not a quicker. I have B positive as my blood type. lol I have reset & changed some of my goals, some of my friends. I joined a knew team that I think will be really good for me. So here is to better days a head. Thank you for taking the time to read my blog, I didn't mean for it to be so long.
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    My nurse practitioner has also recommended the Mediterranean diet for me to try. Need to look for some good recipes and meal ideas, but am excited to give it a try. I keep reading how good it is., so definitely worth working at it for a healthier lifestyle.
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    78 days ago
    Sounds like you have a really good doctor. emoticon

    Stubborn can be GOOD! emoticon

    81 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/17/2020 2:26:14 PM
    Great advice from your doctor Cathe. You CAN do this! I've read a bit about the Mediterranean Diet and had been sort of following it before coming here to Kentucky at the end of February. That all went out the window from then on as my son and family doesn't eat that way. Although they promised they would try. That didn't last long.
    Ah, that's all under the bridge (almost.) I'll be back home again next week. (YAY!!!) My hubby has assured me that he's stocked the kitchen with all we had been eating before I'd left so I can get right back on with the healthy eating once home. It's so hard when visiting out of state. No matter who you're visiting.
    As for your hip, I can only imagine. My mother had to have both hips replaced TWICE! She's still walking well. She's 81. She's also had both knees replaced. I worry that I'll need one or the other done sometime soon myself. She didn't have the extra weight to carry that I do so she healed quickly. If I can get some of this excess off, maybe I won't need the surgeries at all. That's my hope.
    Thinking of you.
    81 days ago
    Cathe, Sounds like you've found what will work for you. I really admire your determination and positive attitude! emoticon emoticon
    82 days ago
    Well, glad you have the Health Walker machine and are giving the Mediterranean diet a try. It's healthy. Wishing you luck!!
    82 days ago
    Those struggles, not giving up, & yes your stubbornness (determination, motivation) has all helped give you that sttrenth emoticon to not give up & to keep on moving in a very POSITIVE direction emoticon A new team, new friends, new goals, support in a different direction, new ideas will add to the support you have now!!!!!!!! emoticon emoticon
    None of us is perfect (life would be BORING),don't be hard on yourself...you'll take a step back (as WE all do)
    come back stronger, learning from those backward steps emoticon emoticon emoticon
    I have faith in you... emoticon emoticon
    82 days ago
    You WILL succeed.
    82 days ago
    The journey to a healthier us is always unsettling, full of obstacles, difficulties, tortuose. For me, it's a never-ending challenge. And, if not me, who will do it? I just keep pushing, no matter what. As you say, moving forward. There are people with lots of health issues and they are thin! Then, there are others with similar issues and they are not thin. Tough truth. It's then up to me, darn! So, let's keep it up and pushing. Something's got to give, and it's not me! It's not US! emoticon LET'S emoticon
    82 days ago
  • HOLLYM48
    It is never an easy journey no matter how long we are on it. I have my own struggles with weighing a bit more than I would like to but I also know that I feel good and am very fit so I might just have to accept where I am at.
    I am so sorry to hear you are struggling after a year with your hip. Our bodies don't always cooperate with us and that is really hard. I believe your dr is right that because you are determined you will eventually get back to longer walks. Maybe not all at the same time but through out a day.
    I pray that your hip will recover completely and you will be out there doing what you love.
    Sending hugs, joy and love!
    82 days ago
    I can appreciate how you feel when your use to doing 5 mile walks and its curtailed. For me that has been the hardest thing for me during the stay-at-home orders. We have to be in our residence between 9pm and 5 am and from Friday 9pm to 5am Monday we can't go outside at all. So I have had to change my exercise routine. Then I injured by hip while running - I was in pain while exercising but I kept going. The next day I was in excruciating pain. So I had to take it very easy for 7 days (I am my own doctor). It feels better but we'll see when I ramp up again. It's only through exercise that I control my weight. So it's important that I keep that control, while I work on controlling my fork. But you seem to have the right spirit and if you have to walk with the cane until you can do different, that's what we have to embrace. I've had to walk until I can run again, I took my camera and went for the walk.
    82 days ago
    Yes, the Mediterranean diet is healthy. Kinda what I do. I wish you lots of success with your new team and friends. emoticon emoticon Sure hope that pool will open sometime soon.
    82 days ago
    Cathe you can do this!
    I love your positive attitude toward life!
    82 days ago
  • LPORTER2015
    Keep pushing forward!
    82 days ago
    Mediterranean is a healthy diet plan. Also DASH diet is just as good.
    82 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon One day at a time. Stay focused on your fitness and weight management goals. You can do this, use that stubbornness in SparkPeople positive way! emoticon SPark ON! emoticon
    82 days ago
    One step at a time. I admire your attitude of not giving up. We can do this. God's blessings to help you.
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