Last week, I started walking again. It has been fifteen months since the foot surgery and it sill is pretty painful some mornings. I haven't need crutches when I first get up for about three months. Last week, I started walking again. I did half a mile four times last week. This week, I have decided to go to a real track at the middle school and do 3/4 of a mile. Today was good. I'm definitely not as fast as I was, but I made it. My goal for this week is to do that every morning. Stan goes with me to be there in case I have problems.
This weekend, I finally found the perfect work table for my craft room at a charity resale shop. It was the perfect size an height and was only $15. If I get hot glue or paint on it, no worries.
Stan has an appointment to see about an internal defibrillator today. He sees the foot doctor later in the week. I am having to monitor him pretty closely because he thinks he's well when he still has a ways to go. He tries to do too much and is getting a small callous on his foot. I put him back in his altered surgical shoe for a week or so to relieve the pressure. I cut an insert from two layers of heavy-duty craft foam then cut out an ellipse out where he needs to relieve the pressure. I also bandage the callous with triple antibiotic cream, a non-stick pad, a cushioning pad an wrap it with a gauze bandage. A week or two of that should help the callous go away.
I made baked cod last week for the first time in almost forever. There was enough left over to make fish tacos for lunch the next day. We use La Tortilla Factory low-carb tortillas so one taco doesn't blow our carb count for the day. Last night, I tried a new recipe - crock pot applesauce chicken. It was pretty good. Our meal plan is pretty set for some meals. We have salmon with avocado salsa on Monday and trout on Friday. We have oatmeal four times a week. Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday are chicken days. Wednesday is fish or shellfish and Saturday is beef. We do have low-fat all natural beef lunch meat every now and then in a sandwich for lunch or rolled up as a snack. Most days, we have salad or low-fat ham on sugar-free wheat bread for lunch. I've switched to Miracle Whip light and don't seem to notice much difference in taste. I'm not trying to eliminate all the "bad" foods from our diet. I'm trying to be really strict on serving size and variety.
Well, off to make today's Jell-o and fix a morning snack.
Posted by stormi36
at 9:26 AM CDT