Sunday, September 18, 2011

Where are we?

So it is September and fall is coming. Where are we?

The weather has been very crazy this year and even now we dealt with very high temperatures and then very low for our highs. At least this week is a constant 80's here unlike last weeks 100+ and 50's as our highs.

My muscles are acting up But, have had some good days and small progress. I am moving my right hand and arm more often. I still have tight muscles and stretching them everyday, as much as I can tolerate. I still need to motivate myself to try and do things around the apartment. Our cats make me work at playing and rubbing their soft fur. We have two toy birds that I get to work on picking up off the floor especially when they leave them in the way of my walking. The bending down and using right hand to pick the object off the ground is great exercise. I have even carried the cats from room to room on my left shoulder as a challenge to not use my cane and focus on balance. I am walking more without my cane, trying at least some everyday, and to go myself to get what I need instead of always asking family to help. I also got a laptop for the bedroom or anywhere I want to sit. The challenge is to use the mouse and type on the keyboard. I'm not always using my laptop because I am usually at my desktop in the living room but it is a nice change. I unloaded the dishwasher, most of it, with my left hand but great exercise for squats and stretching. I am happy to be able to help a little more around the house.

Family is doing well. Our daughter is adjusting to school and good grades. Husband is adjusting to changes at work. We are almost done with some issues but have a few more weeks. Waiting and leaving it to our mighty Lord but prayers are so helpful!

Losing weight - 16 lbs so far. I had almost a month of not loosing any but! I didn't gain either. I am slowly making changes but I never feel like I starve and still get to eat a lot of my favorites just moderation and not everyday as I once did months ago. I am finding that I actually like less sweet and more vegetables and meat. Sweets taste yucky and no more regular soda too! I still need a few more vegetables and fruits through out the week but overall doing great.

Are you reading in God's Word and what are you reading? I am reading with a Chronological plan of God's Word the Bible. I just finished the book of Job and what a wonderful book with many lessons. One major lesson is that God is mighty and commander of all, even the weather. (Job 38-42) Read it or even the whole book of Job, it is not very long. Praise the Lord for His teachings!

Then Job answered the LORD and said:
  “I know that You can do everything,
      And that no purpose
of Yours can be withheld from You."
Job 42:1-2


Child of God said...

Hi Sarah,
What a great report! Nice to see that you are moving more, doing more and losing weight. :) An idea for more veggies and fruit...make a smoothie. You can make really nummy stuff by putting combinations into a blender and then, well, just drink it. My favourite is carrots, cucumber and apple.You can also blend up broccoli with celery and a fruit of your choice. I do this to get in the veggies as I tend to not eat enough of them either.

Glad to hear school is moving along and your hubby is well. Continuing to pray for you sweet girl.


Clint said...

Congrats on your weight loss. That is excellent. God bless you.

Rebecca said...

So happy for you! It's encouraging to see progress.

I'm reading straight through the Bible and I'm currently on Jeremiah 37. I want to do a chronological Bible plan one day to help put everything into a historical perspective.

Sarah said...

Sounds like things are going well! I always feel encouraged after reading your posts. Have a great day!

Vilisi said...

Hello Sara! This is a great post and report on your progress.Well done on the weight loss! wow!