Sunday, August 12, 2012

Moving on.....

I feel like I keep getting some of the same lessons in life but louder and louder, LOL! One of the lessons has been about taking better care of myself. I sort of feel like I am getting it, maybe...finally???

After going to the chiropractor and bursting out bawling where I could not stop I knew it was time to get it together and find things I could do to feel in control, and things I found fun since it feels like most of the things I do like have been put on hold. I started weight watchers and have lost 9 lbs and started doing water aerobics. The water aerobics is fabulous, I feel so good in the water and move so easily. Who knew, EXERCISE that is the high point of my day!

The last few weeks I met some of the nicest people-I must have the "look" because I have had so many people come up to me EVERYWHERE and ask what I did to myself. There have been a lot of people that have came up to tell me they had knee replacements and tell me their experiences, it has been really cool to get such great support from people I don't even know. I have got some horror stories about the pain right after surgery and the rehab but everyone has said they were so happy they did it. That makes me feel good!

In the middle of all this we have had to replace the flooring in our house. I am so excited to have tile in almost the whole house now, with the dogs I think that is going to be so much easier to keep clean and the current carpet is 17 years old, it smells and has holes. The down side is that it is something else trying to move everything, YIKES!!!

Here is a picture of what my tile should look like.....


My little nut Cricket swimming. She is so funny she always has to have a toy in her mouth and could obsessively swim in circles for hours I think ;-).


Hillcrest Border Collies said...

That must feel awesome for you. Keep up the great work!

Sara said...

I think remembering to take care of ourselves is one of the hardest things for many women to do, especially busy moms! Women must be genetically made to put themselves at the bottom of their "to do" list.

Glad you are loving the water aerobics. It can be so hard to find an exercise regiment that doesn't feel like a chore. Looks like Cricket is enjoying her water aerobics too!

Diana said...

I love Crickets pink pokadotted (sp?) life vest. Congrats on losing 9 lbs., thats so awesome!!!

I cant believe your carept lasted 17 years. So excited about your new floors.

Im stealing your quote at the top of your blog. Its so true.

Chris and Ricky said...

You are going through such a tough time! Glad to hear you are doing water aerobics and weight watchers and after your knee surgery, you'll be good to go! :)

Your floors are going to be awesome!

Priscilla said...

You're doing great! The water aerobics sounds awesome and losing 9 lbs. is definitely an achievement.

HOpe you get a speedy recovery after the surgery. There are a few ladies in my yoga class who have gone through the knee surgery and they are doing well in the class.

Can't wait to see your new floor!

Steffi said...

Kathy - so sorry you're going through some rough stuff. One of my friends/fellow agility competitors had their hip replaced in Jan. and she was already trialing 4-5 months later. She's so glad that she had it done and is so happy to not have be in constant pain. I'm so glad that you are taking care of yourself now. It's so funny that we spend all this time making sure our dogs have the best care and then we forget about ourselves.

Cricket is the cutest swimmer - love that vest!

- Steffi

Sagira said...

Keep up the great work. Loosing weight is not an easy task and I applaud anyone that can do it and keep up with it.

I just love her life jacket, so darn cute.

ps. Did I tell you we have an application in for a Border Collie? OMG!

kiwichick said...

Take it day by day Kathy. You CAN do it :-))

Nicki said...

Congrats on the weight loss. Getting new floor is so exiting isn't it?

vici whisner said...

keep up the good work! Awesome!

Geraldine said...

Glad you have water aerobics it sounds like fun and not that much work. You will feel like a new person once you have your knees done. Cricket looks so cute in her jacket.

Steffi said...

Haven't heard from you in a while. How are you doing? I really hope your knees are doing okay and you are able to get the treatment you need quickly!

- Steffi

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