Weight Loss Journey Day 11

Sam right before surgery

Sam right before his hip repair. We took his brothers, cousin, and best friend to Jump Street for one last hurrah on all the trampolines! Sam is second from the left and his two brothers are to his right in the front row. Still no trampolines jumping for Sam, but he is ahead of schedule in his healing. We credit that in part to him taking Osteoprocare before, during, and after surgery. And of course to our Lord answering all the prayers sent up on his behalf!

I keep looking for ways to incorporate my new mind-set into every day life. When I took Sam to physical therapy I asked permission to ride the stationery bike. Instead of feeling the pressure of  the time lost by adding this extra trip into in my day, riding the bike made taking care of Sam a way to also meet my personal goal of taking care of me! Love it!

I am trying to exercise–usually walk–at least every other day. I still struggle to get my food intake down to 1200 calories on a consistent basis. I often bump up around 1500, but I’m not discouraged by that. I’m making significant changes even if my journey isn’t always perfect.

And all the birthday celebrations don’t help. It’s tradition that I make my grandmother’s chocolate gravy for birthday breakfasts! Sam’s birthday was this week, and he insisted, of course. I had a SMALL portion and savored the sweet memories of my grandma making this treat for my brother and me when we were kids.

Real Time Update:

I’m up to exercising most days now. I usually take Sundays off to rest, and if my day gets overly full, sometimes I miss. But I’m also learning to take a shorter exercise time–walk a mile instead of 3 or 4, or do some exercises at home–on the days I don’t have time to take a long walk. But I love my long walks the best . . . BTW, I’m taking this weekend off from blogging, so I’ll catch you again on Monday!

How About You?

Any tips on fitting exercise into your regular routine? How do you make healthier choices fit your lifestyle?

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4 thoughts on “Weight Loss Journey Day 11

  1. Rosemary Donahoo January 11, 2013 at 11:00 pm Reply

    Paula this is great and you are doing wonderful. I still havent had the time nor the energy to speak with your hubby but I see your have family issues. We will do this soon. I have shared your blog with so many people so don’t ever quit lol LOVE IT

  2. mariekeates January 11, 2013 at 11:34 pm Reply

    Walking to and from work gives me four or five miles a day depending on which route I take and it really doesn’t take any longer than getting the bus because they’re so random on when they arrive and there’s still a walk at either end. Then of course there the two charity walking marathons I’ve signed up for this year plus a charity fifteen miles. Lots of long walk training going on for them at the moment. Today was twelve miles. Good job it was a lovely cold crisp day 🙂

  3. Paula Moldenhauer January 12, 2013 at 5:30 pm Reply

    Thank you, Rosemary!

  4. Paula Moldenhauer January 12, 2013 at 5:31 pm Reply

    Marie,
    Great way to stay in shape! Yesterday I had a doctor’s appointment. Cars were in short demand with all my teenage drivers, so I planned to walk home instead of driving. It wasn’t too far and got my exercise in for the day. That encouraged me.

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