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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Why be discouraged??

I found myself irritated today when I woke up.  I was in a lot of pain, it didn't matter which way I moved in bed, I hurt.  Due to that physical state, I saw no desire to get out of bed.  My children were playing quietly in their room, I had my phone and iPad there.  I was pretty much convinced I could lie there all day. 
But I didn't.  After being awake for 20-25 minutes, I convinced myself to get out of bed.  Found the willpower and I did it.  A few hours later, I was still in a lot of pain and it had me really discouraged.  I pretty much stayed on the couch until the husband came home.  Wait, I take that back, 30 minutes or so before he walked in the door, I started folding laundry.  And that's when it hit me...
A week ago, I couldn't even walk on my own.  I still needed to be assisted when I walked.  I was finally able to cook dinner tonight for the first time in two weeks.  I'm still only 2 weeks post op on my knee as of Thursday.  My knee can be bent almost comfortably now, even though I still can't sit Indian style.  Another small improvement, I can cross my ankles when I sit on the couch now and I can cross my legs.  That is something I haven't been able to do without pain in almost 2 months. 
So, when I get discouraged for not being 100% yet, I need to sit back and look at the small accomplishments.  I've always been this way though, so it's hard to be any different.  I'm my biggest (and worst) critic when it comes to some things.  Today I was proud of myself for not completely beating myself up.  Saturday was the first day I was walking completely unassisted.  That was less than a week ago!  I just need to keep exercising the way the doctor showed me; I need to keep getting up and moving, even if it hurts.  I can do this!  I just need to be my biggest fan or cheerleader versus critic.  I can do this!!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

So excited, I can hardly contain myself

Today, my mom and I went and looked at a gym I researched a month ago. I was waiting to go tour and talk to the membership director because of my upcoming knee surgery. Well, surgery was on the 11th and went great! Knee was actually in better shape than anticipated.

This gym is AMAZING! It has 20 indoor/outdoor tennis courts, racquetball, basketball, free weights, machines, cardio machines, indoor/outdoor track, spin room, fitness classes, pool, spa, bar, and supplement/drink shop. Seriously, it has everything and more I've ever wanted in a gym.

Starting next week, I want to start doing the Wii Fit again and use a stationary bike (as suggested by the orthopedic surgeon). In the next few weeks, I'd like to get that membership going and get rated to play tennis at the gym's club. Once I start that, I would also like to swap out the Wii Fit for my TurboFire program.

I've lost 20 lbs so far with Weight Watchers and I still have about 25-30 more to go. Goal now is to lose and tone up. And I cannot wait to get started!!!

Friday, July 20, 2012


Just forgot something for the last post.  Not only should one not tell people what to post and what not to post on social network sites, don't tell people how to live their lives either!!! 
Things in life will only be a big deal if someone makes it a big deal.  What's the saying, no use making mountains out of mole hills?? 

Something has been on my mind

So, once again I am fed up with the world of social networking.  Remember a year ago or longer when I said social networking isn't the place for dating and such?  Well, who am I to judge what social networking is for..?  That's the main point I am getting at here.
I am beyond tired of seeing the constant pity parties, whining, self-loathing, beyond unintelligent posts I see on Facebook. The sheer stupidity of people never ceases to amaze me.  But, I still don't feel like it is my job to tell someone what they should or shouldn't post on social sites.  After all, that's what they are intended for.  Also, I don't feel like anyone should try to dictate what myself or others do either. 
I rarely take offense to things or become offended in any way.  It is REALLY hard to shock me too.  So, the other day this family friend wrote a post on Facebook.  Voicing his opinion of what should and should not be posted basically.  Also telling us, his "friends," there would be a "strike three" rule implemented.  I'm pretty sure one of the examples he gave of things to probably not share on Facebook was semi directed at me. 
After I took my bandages and wrap off my knee (I recently had arthroscopic knee surgery) I took a photo and posted it to my mother's "wall."  No big deal, I thought it would be easier than posting it on my own for everyone to see.  Granted, it wasn't THAT gross at all.  So, one of this person's examples was to not post recent surgery scars either.  How could I NOT think that wasn't meant for me??  Well, maybe unless someone else had posted one that truly was obscene.
It bothered me most of the night and part of the next morning.  Who are we to tell others what they should and should not post?  Granted I am somewhat guilty for complaining about things people "liked" on some random page and it still popped up on my wall.  Thank you, friend, for "liking" the photo of the woman on the guy's shoulders in a towel.  Said male was pinning the girl against the wall with his face into her crotch.  Disgusting, and I didn't need to see it on my wall, and my 3 year old next to me certainly didn't need to see anything of that sort.  But, I didn't go to that friend and tell him not to "like" or comment on that stuff because it would pop up in my feed.  I just simply changed some settings.  
Anyway, my point here is I shouldn't have to think before posting something if it's going to offend someone or cause someone to unfriend me.  Really, it's my page, I will do with it as I see fit.  If you don't like what I say or post on there, unfriend me.  It's really quite easy and would save from any unnecessary drama or bullshit.  With that being said.  Rant over.  Thinking it's time for bed.  Until tomorrow, my friends.   

Friday, July 6, 2012

Five Question Friday

1. Is love at 1st sight possible?
~ NO!  Heavens no.  Lust at first sight, yes; lust at first sight, no! 

2. How did you choose your pet's name?
~ Easy, I didn't choose it.  My husband and I battled over names for over a week.  I don't remember how he came up with the name, but I eventually agreed.  Thorgrim Doomhammer.

3. What are you considering giving up (cable, home phone)?
~ Not sure if there's much of anything I'm considering giving up.  If it came down to it, I'd give up the home phone.  Or I would try to downgrade our cable, get rid of the movie channels.

4. How much do you pay your babysitter?
~ 10/hr for our 14 year old babysitter usually.  $5/each kid. 

5. How "young" is old enough to babysit?
~ When I was a kid, I believe the rule was 13.  At 13, I was able to take a babysitting class at a local hospital.  So, I like if the babysitter is 13 or older.

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