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Tuesday, July 03, 2018

I'm still in the middle of my crazy summer, but here is a quick update....

My church trip: I did better with all the sitting than I thought I would, but still managed to get some steps in. I didn't gain any weight even though i was away from home & off my regular schedule...yay! I tracked all food and weighed almost every day...I think I skipped twice. I only had ice cream once and no cookies even though they were both available to me at 10 meals so yay again! I had a great time seeing old friends and worshipping together....it was nice to stop and get away for a few days. We brought 3 grandkids back with us so the days are still crazy. :)

My knee: My knee seemed to appreciate the break from regular activity and got better as the week went on. God gave me a lot of grace in that area as I was really concerned the sitting would stiffen my knee...but it didn't! I wore my brace on my day in the kitchen and my knee did fine! I made it a point to speak to several friends who've had knee issues and they ALL swear by Glucosamine/Chondroitin...espe
cially a brand recommended by their local ortho dr....Cosamin DS. I had it shipped to my destination via Amazon Prime and started it right away because....

My trip to the Philippines is next week! I'm getting excited about it and packing for that as I'm unpacking from the last trip. I'm a little concerned about the hours and hours on a plane, but others have survived so I will too. I plan to go back to physical therapy when I get back to learn what exercise I CAN do that won't annoy my knee any further. For now, no running or squatting and as little kneeling as I can get away with so I don't flare my knee up before I head overseas!

I'll take a breath later (I haven't even decorated our remodeled upstairs or bought new towels for the new bathrooms LOL) ...for now, it's time to enjoy the opportunities I have in front of me, so on to the next thing!
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    You amaze me how well you do while away from home. Kudos to you! I'm glad to hear that your knee is doing better. Wishing you a wonder-filled trip to the Philippines. Praying that you have safe travels and that your knee doesn't give you any issues.
    804 days ago
  • -RUBIES-
    emoticon sounds like you are literally on a roll... and a good one too. Your church trip sound like it was a real good one. Enjoy your upcoming trip to the Philippians. I'm looking forward to hearing about it.
    808 days ago
    Congratulations to keeping up your healthy habits during the church trip!

    808 days ago
  • MARTHA324
    Sending you big congratulations on how you handled the trip. Being away from home and our routines can be so hard and you handled it great. also happy to hear that the rest actually helped your knee an shoe the Glucosamine/Chondroitin helps along with the PT. What brand did you get? Might be time for me to add this to my routine.

    Have a great trip to the Philippines and you can get up and walk around the plane and stretch. It really helps.
    808 days ago
    Good going, lady! Your'e doing great.

    I also take Glucosamine/Chondroitin in addition to Curcumin. Saved me with the recovery from the pelvic fracture! If you have put your hands on good quality stuff you will feel it. Be patient and give it some time. I've often been told by nutritionists to give things two to three months; but, with my sensitivities I often feel it much sooner … days to weeks … not months.
    808 days ago
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