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Ten Minutes

Monday, July 28, 2014

Yesterday I got up my nerve and went to church. I showered the night before so I could rest until 10:00, the time when Ralph would pick me up to go to church. The new recliner was lovely. Silent (unlike the groaning one I have at home) and comfortable ...What a lovely gift!

Well I made it through church (only fell asleep once!)

This morning I'm over heated....just put the AC on so that should improve. I signed up for the ten minute challenge team run by Spark Guy. Ten minutes. Surely I can do that. Today I'm going to do the exercises in bed. My neck is really hurting today, cracking constantly. I wonder if there are any "bed exercise" videos here on Spark. They have chair ones....what about bed ones. I know I can try to do bridging. And straight leg raises. And bicycle crunches. Pelvic tilts Ankle pumps.
Any other ideas?.... I can use the resistance bands --hold the handles in my hands and wrap the other end around my foot and push my foot out using the band to resist. And with the smaller resistance band I can put my hands on the ends and spread my arms wide against the pressure of the band. That will be good for my artificial shoulder. I have been negligent in exercising that shoulder.

I will do these when I finish this blog. promise.

Today my daughter has promised to clean out the screened porch for me. I look forward to having it usable. It would be nice to go out there and sit in the evenings. I could have tea out there with one of my friends in the afternoons if it's not too hot.

I've been losing and regaining the same five pounds over and over. It's getting so frustrating repeatedly hitting the same wall. I know what to do to lose it....The Eat to Live program works like a charm. But my husband doesn't like that food and while I liike it....I don't have the stamina to carry out those recipes. They are time consuming and use hard-to-get ingredients. And I love cheese. It's so hard to give that up...that is the only dairy I eat.

And a piece of good news. I have a friend, an elderly lady, who has been reading my other blog and has been impressed by my writing skills. She heard that I have a manuscript that I'm trying to get published....and she has volunteered $1,700 toward the price of having it self published. Now I'm in the process of looking for a reputable company to publish my book. There are a LOT of these self-publishing companies out there but if you go to their website you hear a lot of complaints by "authors"....and it strikes me as odd that these authors cannot even manage to write a coherent, grammatically correct sentence in order to voice their complaints. Is that the type of person who self publishes? Yikes.

well, my room has cooled down. Time to try to get my ten minutes in.

Be blessed today.

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  • _LINDA
    So glad you could attend church and even be reasonably comfortable in the new chair so much so you could even sleep!
    The chair exercise team is a great one -the leader works really hard to motivate people and provides links for all kinds of exercises based on ability and yes, there were links for people in bed although the one I looked at was upper body -I assume they think you can't use your legs if you are bedridden, but who knows what else might be on there -you could always search You tube for exercise videos done in bed..
    That is one special lady friend!
    Keep on trying!
    {{{gentle hugs}}}
    2244 days ago
    Keep it going, Cyn! You inspired me to join the 10-min team too.

    Can you get a PT to come to your home from a visiting nurse assoc.? All you need is a Dr's Rx for it. I've had it post-op and my mom does periodically for her neck. They could give you a program to follow in bed, sitting, whatever, and progress it as you can. The Dr. should know reasons to justify it... retaining mobility, balance, specific joint issues, etc. Plus they can do some other treatments like massage and ultrasound.

    I looked at SP videos and there are like 7 chair ones... I thought there were more, but there are other things like arm strength training in videos that can be done sitting, even if the video shows them standing. Take breaks as needed.
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    2244 days ago
  • JUDITH316
    emoticon job, keep up the great work, I'm so glad you were able to attend Church yesterday...Blessings on your week... emoticon
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    I hope that you were able to get some sort of 10 min. in, Cyn. That can really make one feel lots better. I know what you mean about the alot of people these days that don't know how to write and spell. It's really pathetic! Maybe talk to other good people locally and they can tell you of a reputable author. Good luck!
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  • LVZ617
    I am impressed and motivated by you! I got to your page through the SparkGuy's 10 minute team which I just found today.
    I feel if you are willing to do 10 minutes in bed, I can squeeze in 10 minutes in a chair. I had been dong better with my weight, losing 30 pounds, and then those darn IV steroids for asthma a year ago... I haven't lost any of the weight I gained, and went through a period of what's the use, I'll never lose, so I might just as well eat what I want.
    It also helps to be reminded to use spiritual grounding.
    2244 days ago
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