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I Lost 10% - Here's How!
Sunday, April 07, 2013      7 comments

It was a successful week! When I weighed in at Weight Watchers this week, I reached a goal of losing 10% of my body weight! So what did I do differently that helped me to be successful? Here is a list of things that I can think of off the top... Read more
The Process Of Entering Phase II Of Physical Therapy
Saturday, April 06, 2013      1 comments

My physical therapist has added 5 new "at home" phase II exercises. I am now allowed to drive as long as I put my arm back into the sling as soon as I step outside the of the car. At home I am allowed to go without the sling but my arm gets ti... Read more
Easing Into Phase II Of Physical Therapy
Thursday, April 04, 2013      3 comments

Yesterday, at physical therapy, my therapist added the use of a pulley to my therapy. I was surprised at how well I did with it! I was not so surprised at how sore my arm was last night. This morning it is still stiff but doesn't really hurt... Read more
Soon, I Will Be Allowed To Drive!
Monday, April 01, 2013      4 comments

I did very well in physical therapy this morning. My range of motion is right on schedule and within the week I will start Phase II of my physical therapy! I asked my therapist about driving. He said that he had called the surgeon's office to... Read more
Despite The Holiday, I Stayed Within My Range!
Sunday, March 31, 2013      7 comments

Despite the holiday, the family dinner and the availability of Easter candy, I stayed within my range! I actually was under my Points Plus daily total by 2 points. The best part was that I didn't miss it either!... Read more
Controlling What I Eat When At A Family Dinner
Saturday, March 30, 2013      3 comments

Hubby and I made a trip to the grocery store this evening to get dog biscuits, a newspaper and several bags of romaine lettuce. Eating to heal has made me crave romaine lettuce and I couldn't stand to go another day without a salad. (I finishe... Read more
Maintaining Your Weight When Working Out Isn't An Option
Thursday, March 28, 2013      4 comments

One of my biggest worries that I had before my surgery was, would I be able to maintain my weight if working out wasn't an option. My surgery needed to be done because pain and lack of function was making it impossible for me to live my life da... Read more
Plugging Along
Wednesday, March 27, 2013      4 comments

So far this has been a much better week. My physical therapist said that my pain problems were most likely caused by exactly what I thought. He was glad that I changed those exercise reps! Now, if I can just continue to have a good week, I'll... Read more
It Took All Weekend But I'm Feeling Better
Monday, March 25, 2013      5 comments

It took all weekend, but I'm finally feeling better after Friday's Physical therapy session. I took a look at the number of reps I was doing on my home exercises and reduced a couple of them. I was shooting toward the top of the rep range beca... Read more
Brutal Physical Therapy Today
Friday, March 22, 2013      8 comments

For some unexplained reason, my physical therapy was brutal today. My therapist just explained that I am not even 2 weeks post-op so he was surprised that it didn't happen for all of my sessions this week. Sigh, I'm going to go crawl into bed ... Read more
Physical Therapy Will Not Kick My Butt!
Wednesday, March 20, 2013      9 comments

I had my first day of physical therapy yesterday. My therapist started off by explaining that therapy for the rotator cuff is divided into phases. I am beginning phase one which is the passive phase. He handed me a printout to look over which... Read more
I Start Physical Therapy Tomorrow
Monday, March 18, 2013      10 comments

I had my first post-operative doctor's appointment today. My stitches came out and I've been cleared to take a shower! Yeah! For right now, the only workouts I'm allowed to participate in are physical therapy related. (even fast walking with ... Read more
Laying Low Due to pain.
Sunday, March 17, 2013      5 comments

For the last 2 days I've been laying low due to huge amounts of pain. We weren't sure just how active I'm allowed to be but the pain was a big red flag so I went immediately into rest mode. The rest has helped so I guess I was too active. Tomo... Read more
Recovering From My Surgery Yesterday!
Wednesday, March 13, 2013      5 comments

I had my shoulder surgery yesterday. The doctor reshaped the AC joint and the end of the clavicle bone (collar bone) as expected. Her stitched up and cleaned up the rotator muscles, which was also expected but we hoped wasn't going to be neces... Read more
Silly Dog Pictures
Tuesday, March 12, 2013      8 comments

We have an old, silly pup who is 16 years old. She has been with us for 14.5 years and often acts like a cat, except when she decides to be silly. She has bladder control issues due to age and wears doggie pants to help save our carpets. .Last... Read more

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