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Saturday, December 06, 2014

My house does not have the tiniest bit of Christmas about it. I should at least change the table cloth and get the one with the autumn leaves off of it. I honestly cannot go out to the garage and bring in boxes. I cannot take all the current decorations in my house down into the basement. My daughter had said she would help but she hasn't been home long enough to do anything. She is working today and tomorrow so it will not get done this weekend either. emoticon

A couple of years ago my friend came over and did all the decorations (except for the Christmas tree....we haven't had a tree in probably 5 or 6 years). I wish someone would think of that this year. It's not something you can ask for.... " 'scuse me but would you come and bring Christmas to my house?" My dad told me two of their friends are coming over to decorate their house. I'm glad. My parents have always had spectacular decorations....inside and outside. I know it's important to them to have it done. My mom is sick once again with C-Diff. The last bout of it nearly killed her. I'm very worried about her. She just had cataract surgery as well--and it had some complications. She has been sick with one thing after another for the past three years. She just got over bronchitis and a COPD flare and was hospitalized...no doubt that's where she picked up C-Diff.

Anyway. I'm glad Christmas will visit their house. They could use some holiday cheer.

Back to things nutritional.
I have been doing well. Am back to having steady weight loss ...even though I have not been perfect at keeping the rules of Eat to Live, it is enough to still lose weight.

Last night we (my dad and I) went to Jake's "Way Back Burger" and although I could taste a burger in my mind,, instead I asked them to crumble a Veggie Patty over a garden salad and I used balsamic vinegar and oil as a dressing. So that was one temptation conquered (oh, and they had eggnog milkshakes too!!)....and I did enjoy the salad.

I still have not made progress in exercising. Maybe I will do some today. I will walk up and down the stairs several times. (I dont know if I can do more than one trip)...I will do some double leg lifts while laying on my bed, and I will do some wall pushups. Not hard, right? Why do I have such a hard time exercising? I know it is because I ham very very weak (I have steroid myopathy which is muscle damage or death due to the meds.) I can barely walk down to the basement. I know that I must be more aggressive in getting myself moving...or I will be in a wheelchair again very soon. And I don't think I have it in me to be able to claw my way back to standing and walking like I did a decade ago.

Goals? Keep doing what I am doing - food-wise. And get this body MOVING to regain my strength.

I wish all of you a blessed Christmas. Remember that little baby in his manger crib and give thanks to God for the gift of salvation that that God-babe made possible.

Here is my gift to you:
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    emoticon with the weight loss!! That is just plain emoticon
    to be able to do that without exercise!! But oh is the movement is oh so important. I am very concerned what is going on with my spine, it came on very quickly, relatively speaking, but is an explanation as to why I am in so much pain and can't sleep. Ironically, relief only comes with movement, the painkillers do nothing. Hence the insomnia and being restless all the time. But my ailing feet and ankles can only take so much. What can we do?? What ever it takes to stay out of that wheelchair for sure. I am not ready to be put in a nursing home yet. Are you? We have to do what we can when we can. Take advantage of any opportunity where you feel reasonably well (if that is possible)
    So very sorry to hear about your Mom :-(( Praying for her recovery and that the good Lord will send an Angel to watch over her..
    {{{gentle hugs}}}
    2114 days ago
    Maybe your daughter will find time between now and Christmas. Last year, I think it was last year, I got my decorations up Christmas eve. But that is another story.

    I am amazed at your ability to resist temptation in food. I have been reading the book Eat to Live but have not "translated it" for all the eating out we are doing recently. I will get the hang of it like you have.

    I hope you get some christmas decorations out and may you and your family have a joyful holiday.
    2115 days ago
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