Posted in JC Home, Ramblings

Some things are getting easier!

Wearing jeans are getting easier, thank goodness. I love jeans. I’m a jean and t-shirt lady, it’s what I wore everyday before the stroke. I have 2 pairs, and another pair that fits but I didn’t realize it is the skinny jean kind. Fits but difficult to pull up and down with one arm mostly. So later I will wear them. ๐Ÿ™‚

Summer time was even worse because I would be sweating and well that makes pants difficult. lol So, I mostly wore shorts which I do like. This year wasn’t as bad with being cold, back to my normal temperature, so shorts were the best. The first year of my stroke, I was so cold all time, perhaps due to circulation?

Even in the heat. I covered up with blankets a lot of the time and didn’t want the A/C on. But this year was more normal for me, yay, and everyone else. lol

The daughter bought several sweatpants and leggings so that was a great help. She said, I love to shop so let me spend it on you.

AH. It took a load off our minds.

But glad to say they are getting a little tight. Gaining back my weight. Was 190, then the stroke took me down to 150, and then my teeth problems I went to 120, I hadn’t been that small since early high school. Now I’m back to 150 the weight after my first kid and last kid. I gained all on my own glad to be back in the middle.

Just need to be able to do exercises and weights to build up the muscle. Due time, right, patience.

I have weights in the basement, so it’s patiently waiting for me to use them. I should have been doing them on a regular basis then maybe I wouldn’t have been in this spot. Sadly, only used like once a week here and there, thought my running around was a enough. Nope.

I went from being outside, volleyball, dance team, golf, and softball so regular movement. My 20s working several jobs, then chasing two young ones, and constantly activities with friends and family. My 30s two more kids and two teenagers working full time job and part time job. My 40s two boys active and two adult kids, chasing them but didn’t work, only at home and not really having friends other than the computer. I should have filled my extra time with exercise 3 times a week, think that would have helped.

So, people stay active! Don’t think just running around does the trick.

Eating healthy just isn’t enough. My heart is in good health, not the problem, veins are good, not the problem, BLOOD PRESSURE is what gave me the stroke.

Basically move, eat healthy, sleep 8 hours, and drink water.

I’m not the best at eating since I lost my teeth but we sure are trying. Fake teeth are getting better but I tend to eat more with the gums. Soft food which has changed my food habits. Still eat hamburgers but smaller and less toppings. Still drink a pop but greatly downsized and some days not at all. I’ve grown to love oatmeal, a few veggies than before and liking some fizzy drinks instead of pop. Good things have changed me not just the bad. ๐Ÿ™‚

Posted in Family

Shopping

I’m going shopping for a new puzzle and canvas for last puzzle finished.

This was fun. The cats were difficult. A few pieces were in the wrong spot but once i changed them it came together. For awhile I’m sticking with 750 pieces. it gets tiring with my right hand not fully moving.

And I think my new blood pressure is keeping my pressure 120/80s which I’m not use to. Tiring but good. It is a patch no pills to take. Yay!

I must keep up the walking, though weather is going to change. I will have to walk inside. I get up and move every so often and walk around. I need to build muscle. Hubby is going to make an arm exercise up here since I cant go to the basement. soon I hope! somedays I’m weak. I just want to be lazy but I got to push it. I’ve found some yoga stroke exercises. I need to do those and quit being lazy. Walking the park has been great. 1 mile each time. I wish my treadmill was up here but no room. got to get creative! I like that my family goes with me. ๐Ÿ™‚

Posted in Oh This or That

Step Challenges

Update on my step challenges. Some months I have done great and others I fall back. I can say it has helped my health a lot. I feel good and motivated. I’m not losing much weight, which sucks, but I am keeping it level.

I purchased a good scale a few months back that should be in line with the doctor’s scale. It is in our kitchen! LOLย  Perfect spot! Funny thing is it gives the difference in weight from each time someone steps on it. Too bad it doesn’t log each PERSON and then the difference but it is still fun. We give each other crap a lot when someone does their weight before the other. ๐Ÿ™‚

I have a cheap normal scale in the bathroom and it is always about eight pounds off in the good direction of loss! Once in a while it is a great boost to the ego to step on it and see way lower. LOL

 

I have completed a few months! I have even improved on the ranking as well. It is a great way to keep the motivation going. ๐Ÿ™‚

83ac19f6a2d65ee45bf7a3e6ca27c6f7 June I made all the step challenges along the way on time or before the deadline! First time. ๐Ÿ™‚

Sadly, this month I got way behind. I say due to my part-time job. Good excuse. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m ready to make the August challenge!

Anyone else do step challenges? This one is Samsung and I have a Gear watch to go with it. Sometimes the watch doesn’t count the steps. Thinking that is when I need to clean the sensor on the watch. ๐Ÿ™‚

Isn’t technology fun?!

I would really like a watch that does the correct measuring of the blood pressure. I know of only one that is working on it, Omron. Lot of the watches claim they do but it doesn’t track accurately. What I have found out you must have a cuff like thing on the watch for it to correctly measure.ย  It is a bit pricey for me but I think it would be worth it. ๐Ÿ™‚

Have a good day! ๐Ÿ™‚