Celebrating the phenomenal success of a blogging friend (whom I've also met in real life)! Congratulations, Martine (Bean)*. Her determination and self-discipline serve as lighthouses to me in my current "storm".
*Martine, if you're reading this, I had included a link to your post about your "journey". Almost immediately afterward, I got an email from you that seemed to be a "hack". I wasn't sure how to let you know, and didn't want to send other people there if it was related to posting a comment on your blog. Feeling a bit frustrated because that post was VERY inspiring & informational....
I guess it was Woody Allen who quipped, "If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans." Woody had a point! A couple of weeks after writing about my new vocabulary (see prior post) and just a couple of days before my doctor appointment to be released as far as my new knee is concerned, I slipped on a concrete floor at church and landed HARD on the hip I'd had replaced last March.
The pain in my buttocks (pardon the vivid language) is excruciating when I walk. Up to a couple of days ago, I used a walker to get around. Now I've tried to graduate to a cane, but progress is slow. X-rays showed the hip itself was not damaged. For that I'm immensely thankful.
BUT (no pun intended), my workouts were abruptly halted. I believe SOME flexibility has returned, and I have learned and incorporated some tricks to make moving easier.
All this to report that I have temporarily suspended any real exercise
and that while I've tried to keep Fast-5 eating plan intact,
I have at times left its confines to sooth my discouragement.
Just keeping it real here!
I look forward to a much healthier and sane New Year personally
These are three new vocabulary words that I'm encountering at least 3 times a week! (There are other machines, too. Specifics escape me just now.) After successfully completing 6 weeks of therapy for my knee replacement, I bit the bullet and purchased a quarter of a year's worth of time at the Health Fit center of the Hicksville Community Hospital. My husband works out there regularly, and I have resisted membership for YEARS. However, I don't want to fall back in my progress, and I think it will be a fine way to continue through the winter months especially.
Fast-5 continues to be working for me. I WOULD like to lose 5 pound this month (November) and believe it is possible unless my body has just decided THIS is where it needs to be. We'll see.
A choice, a decision, a commitment, a FAVOR I do myself.
Don't complicate it, friends! No regrets here.
Last March, I fell and broke my hip. I got a new hip and began eating 3 meals a day while in the hospital. I kept up the 3 meal a day habit in the weeks of rehab. This was a change from the Fast-5 lifestyle I had been living for a couple of years. Besides the change in meal patterns, I found myself eating more sweets and making silly food choices. The pounds began to add up.
On September 23rd, I had a knee replaced. While I ate meals in the hospital, I determined that when I got home, I would return to the Fast-5 lifestyle. This means eating within a 5 hour "window" and "fasting" the other 19 hours of the day.
I am thankful for the decision I made and for the results that I've already achieved. This morning, I wrote the words at the beginning of this post on the Fast-5 facebook page.
Soon I expect to ADD more walking to my knee rehab exercises and will continue to SUBTRACT pounds until I am a healthy weight again. (It should take about another month.)