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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?