6.05.2007

May Day Challenge~Week Four

I touched on this in yesterday's post, but since it was so enticing I'll share once again.

If you remember last time I was struggling with being on a higher dose of prednisone and feeling like I could eat all the live long day. And. I. Did. Even though I felt better I knew there was no way I could continue doing. I'm already a BIG girl and need help up from my family. I know they want to get muscular and fit for the summer, but I also realize they don't need to get a hernia either. I'm sweet like that.

I started taking my prednisone all at once instead of once in the am and once in the pm. Well, I do hurt more and my physical limitations have increased again, but I am not eating! Hallelujah! Now my trouble is that when my pain is increased I don't want to eat anything because I simply am not hungry.

My struggles this week are making myself eat several times a day and drinking water. I normally love water, but this week it does not taste good so I've been drinking a lot of Diet Mountain Dew. I know. I know. I shouldn't have allowed it in my house in the first place. I guess I justified it by saying it is diet, but it is still not good for you. Especially when you have bad bones.

But the good things I've done is resist kettlecorn which I would probably give my right arm for. Hey wait, I'm right handed so I change that to my first born! I've been good and sticking to about 7 ounces of meat a day. I've had lots of dark green veggies thanks to my hubs who keeps me eating healthy. Thank you Love.

I'm trying my hardest to do my exercises they have given me before I have hip surgery, but it is only making me hurt more. I have so much energy though and I don't know how to get rid of it except for bossing people around! Before you advise me to lift weights or things like that please know that I have arthritis in every joint and my whole body is in a flare up. I can make my shoulder hurt for days on end of I lift a glass that is too full. Is Diet Mt. Dew lighter than water? Just checking! What if I leave out the ice? Okay, fine.

Begrudgingly I vow this week to give up my Dew and drink lots and lots of water. When I want flavor I will have a glass of Crystal Light or a piece of Chocolate Mousse Cake. Gotcha!

2 comments:

Denise said...

I love your attitude, you make me smile. Hang in there sweet one.

Fiddledeedee (It Coulda' Been Worse) said...

You do have the best attitude! You always find the "up" side. Good for you for eating healthy. I will post my "tales from the scales" adventures Wed. for recipe day.

Hang in there, girlfriend!