Friday, November 26, 2010

DAY 470 Hottie Update & Choosing to be Thankful

Hi Journal & Friends,

Late getting my Hottie update #9 done. It'll be a shortie.

My Hot 100 goals..

Calories: starting to turn around, so I was surprised and yes, disappointed when I peeked at the scale, only to find it had gone way UP. Thankful for the tool. Now at least I know, and can re-evaluate.

Exercise: was getting much better, and looking forward to bragging on that, LOL. But then... then I tore out 2 of my 3 stitches in my thigh (from the mole removal). Had to stop lower body wiggly movement. 

So I concentrated on upper body exercise, with my resistance bands. But then... then a cyst on my right hand became infected, the hand blew up swollen and incredibly painful, and exercise is out of the question. On antibiotics and painkillers. 

Ran through the gamut of emotions, but I can't change it... so need to just accept it. Yep, this too shall pass (quickly, I hope).

Vitamins: now THIS one I can report that I did better than last week.

I'm pretty much over the crying/frustration phase about this hand thing, and now find it almost funny that my last post was all about interpeting life in a positive way!

So, I tried. All I got is: I didn't do much cooking for Thanksgiving, and we ate simple. A yummy golden turkey Jim cooked. He made de-fatted gravy from the drippings, and cooked up some frozen mixed veggies. Right before my hand went berserk, I had made a sugar free pumpkin cake.

It was a quiet day, which was okay by me. 

More in a couple of days... I think the swelling in my hand will be down by then.

I hope everyone had a wonderful day of Thanksgiving.

Enjoy the Journey in spite of the potholes,



Andrew(ajh) said...

Wow, you had a really tough week! Keep your chin up, things will turn around!

South Beach Steve said...

It will pass Loretta. All we can do is make the best of what we are given. And the gain? I wouldn't worry too much about it. Scales are fickle. It could be nothing.

Anne H said...

Enjoy the JOURNEY as my Retti-Kat friend reminds us!
Keep moving forward, eh?
Enough of the cliches!
Have a nice day!
(ok....just one more!)

M Pax said...

Yes, it will pass. Do not let these teeny inconveniences get you down. I sincerely hope you're feeling better.

We're above freezing! Isn't it exciting? I'm psyched.

Kat said...

Oh man Loretta, I hope all of the injuries heal quickly! You have the right attitude. I hope you had a wonderful Thankggiving. Here's to a good week ahead!

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

Great attitude about life, if you can't change it, then find a way to deal with it. Easier said than done but good for you for trying!

Anonymous said...

My goodness! I'm so sorry about your injuries. Hope you feel better and heal quickly! *HUGS*

Lori said...

Wow - that is a tough week! Chin up and keep going!

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