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Disruption in routines

Friday, March 22, 2019

After a horrible month long battle with the cold that did not want to go away and left me feeling very weak and followed by a month of recovering from cataract surgery which limited my ability to exercise, my wonderful exercise routine was gone. This was followed by spending a week with family so I had little control over my schedule which didn't help.

I am ready to get back to a regular exercise routine but my motivation has been slow in coming back. My exercising has been very on again and off again due to all of the health interruptions and travel but my goal is to walk every day. I know that once I get started again it is easier to keep it up. So getting dressed in walking clothes in the morning really helps and making sure that I schedule appointments in the afternoon keeps my mornings clear to exercise.

During this time, I have been mostly doing the eating between 9am and 6 pm with no snacking (inspired by Maree1953 and Dr. Jason Fung.) I also stopped eating dairy because I have been having tummy issues for months now. Somewhere along the way this last year my inside chemistry changed, it may be that bunion surgery last year and the limited mobility were the instigators. Changing to coconut milk and eating vegan spread has eliminated the problems. Giving up cheese has been somewhat of an issue but not having tummy problems feels so much better. The good news is that after battling to get back down to Maintenance weight I have lost 7 pounds.

So I am feeling good about the Spring time and looking at keeping up my routine and monitoring my eating.

On a side note, I was in San Diego for the weekend with the DD and family and decided to do the drive north back home through the inland Lake Elsinore area rather than follow the coast route. In all the years I have looked at wildflowers, I have never seen the hills so thick with golden California poppies. The freeway winds through the hills and the traffic came to a complete stop. For miles the hillsides and hill tops looked like someone had gone through and sprayed red-gold paint on them. It was amazing. Spring is here.

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  • JIBBIE49
    193 days ago
    Thank you for your blog.
    Take good care of yourself, and stay healthy, my friend! emoticon
    453 days ago
    Thank you for your blog. I also love the California poppies!
    761 days ago
    I hope you were able to get back on track with your exercise! I wish I had read this last month. We took a drive up to San Diego also and my husband was hoping to see some flowers off the road. But we settled for Vista Point of the 405 freeway. We had already visited the Poppy fields in the Antelope Valley. emoticon
    779 days ago
    So sorry you have had such a rough time. So glad that you are recovering, and that you have lost the weight and found a way to chase away the tummy issues.

    I am sure that your beautiful drive did wonders for your state of mind. Take care and continue to feel better.
    809 days ago
    Way to go girl. Isn't it funny how we can get off an exercise routine, even though we LOVED how we felt when we were exercising? Humans. So contrary. Lovin' this bright spring light.
    811 days ago
    You've had it rough! I"m glad things are starting to smooth out for you.

    812 days ago
    I'm glad you're doing better now. That really sucks when that sticks around. Hopefully things will get better now.
    813 days ago
    The poppies sounds like something that people need to be getting pictures of. I love spring.
    813 days ago
    Yikes! Sounds like we're living parallel lives! I had a bout of some flu that just drained me for about 2 weeks and then headed into the sinus infection from hell. Dealt with that for about 7 weeks with 2 different antibiotics and OTC meds. Terrible time getting any energy back. Exercise attempts as I recovered were sporadic at best and left me exhausted. I have now been well for about 2 weeks and just now have the energy and motivation to exercise on a regular basis.
    Hang in there! It takes a long time but it does return to normal eventually.
    814 days ago
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