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grannyannie - Thursday Sep 17, 2020
(Healthy eating, exercise)
Weight: 171.0

My new recliner got delivered yesterday instead of today! I can sit in it without pain in my back (as long as I don't turn to left to talk to hubby), so I can give up sitting in the dining room chair!

Got my ballot by email yesterday, so I’m going to mail it this morning. Hope the USPS is working well enough to get it there before Nov 3rd! Used to take a week from UK to US. But not now. 

I found a goal. I always use upcoming trips to motivate me to lose but no idea when our next trip is. So I’m going to use Nov 3rd.  I always stay up all night for big elections - both US and UK.  It’s also a good excuse to have forbidden snacks and beer. So that’s just less than 7 weeks. It’s very reasonable to have under 160 as a goal. 

I’ll do 30 minutes on the exercise bike again. I can attach my kindle to the display with rubber bands so I can read while doing it. I did 35 minutes yesterday because I wanted to get to the end of a chapter.

It is so sunny and mild out I think I'll walk after lunch instead. I've got the book I'm reading on Audible as well, so I'll begin where I left off while I walk!

  • B: porridge and berries, tea w/soy
  • S: coffee w/coconut milk
  • L:  6 veg salad w/chicken breast and cheddar, clementine
  • D:  veg and chicken curry
  • S: pack of popcorn
  • Drinks: diet tonic, or iced tea, or low cal fruit drink, lots of water, occasional diet pop, tea


Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 12 lbs to go!

Donkey on 09/17/2020:
Vote early!

How nice to have the recliner! I'm glad it brings you much relief.

Good goal too!

grannyannie on 09/17/2020:
Thanks! I was surprised to get the ballot already as I thought they'd email it to me on Saturday. Glad I got it mailed!

Maria7 on 09/17/2020:
I hear motivation talking and yes, you can do it, Annie. I am so happy for you that your very much needed recliner arrived and much better for you to sit on than dining room chair. Bless your heart. Take care.

grannyannie on 09/17/2020:
The sofa hurt my back, the other chairs hurt my back, but the recliner is good if I don't recline it back too much. The dining room chair has a straight back which was what I needed with a thin cushion on the back.

Yes, motivation!

Horn_of_plenty on 09/17/2020:
I do think it will arrive in good time by USPS! :) nice to hear you are exercising your right to vote!

also, your breakfast sounds delish with the berries :)

grannyannie on 09/18/2020:
I always vote! Even from Uganda I voted!

I miss toast but porridge and berries is yummy and sticks to the ribs!

Something I sent in May too more than a month to arrive and I sent it track and trace. So I sent this regular international mail and I have well over a month, so should be fine.

grannyannie - Wednesday Sep 16, 2020
(Healthy eating, exercise)
Weight: 171.0

Getting on exercise bike today - shouldn't cause any pain but if it does I'll stop.  If the sun comes out I might also go for a walk.  I won't try any muscle work until I'm pain free for a few days.

Edit:  Did 35 minutes on the bike - no problem. I don't hold on to the handles anyway.

Recliner is being delivered tomorrow so I’ll put the chair and footstool that it’s replacing in the guest room for now.  Or I’ll get hubby to.

I picked up our groceries yesterday and when I unpacked them found 2 packs of pig kidneys that I definitely had not ordered. We weren’t charged for them either, so got someone else’s.  Wasn’t going to drive all the way back to town, so hubby cooked them to put in a curry today.  He liked it, but when he gave me a taste I spit it out in the trash. Yuck!  I told him I won’t eat any curry he puts it in so he’ll figure out how to have it in just his and not mine.

Edit:  Husband took the kidneys to the beach and fed the seagulls.  I could hear them!  They were very happy!

B: porridge and berries, tea w/soy

S: coffee w/coconut milk

L:  6 veg salad w/chicken breast and cheddar, clementine

D:  veg and chicken curry (without kidneys!)

S: pack of popcorn

Drinks: diet tonic, or iced tea, or low cal fruit drink, lots of water, occasional diet pop, tea


Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 26 lbs to go!

Horn_of_plenty on 09/16/2020:
pig kidneys!? how odd!

i'm glad something enjoyed them!

Great job on the bike!

I'm planning to get out soon also...walking to the close-by pharmacy!

grannyannie on 09/16/2020:
Steak and kidney pie is popular here, but it's not something I'd try. Steak pie, yes.

I'll walk if the sun comes out.

grannyannie - Tuesday Sep 15, 2020
(Healthy eating, exercise)
Weight: 171.0

Going to pick up groceries today (park in designated spot in car park and they bring them out and put them in car). Back felt only a wee bit sore when I tried sitting in the car.  I’ve been sitting in a dining room chair with a small cushion for my back and 2 for butt for 6 weeks as sitting in any other chair was painful and is now just sore.

I won’t be going back to the gym for a long time - I don’t feel it’s safe. So I’m thinking about more equipment to have at home in addition to dumbbells, jump rope, step, and a basic exercise bike.  I’d like an elliptical but it looks like I’d have to pay a lot to get a decent one.  At least £500+ and not sure I want to spend that. I just ordered a recliner chair and have been doing a LOT of shopping on Amazon for many months.

  • B: toast x 2, bowl of fresh fruit, tea w/soy (last toast and have put away the toaster)
  • S: coffee w/coconut milk
  • L:  6 veg salad w/chicken breast and cheddar
  • D:  veg and chicken curry
  • S: pack of popcorn
  • Drinks: diet tonic, or iced tea, or low cal fruit drink, lots of water, occasional diet pop, tea


Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 26 lbs to go!

Maria7 on 09/15/2020:
Online shopping is the 'way to go' these days, although I do go in stores a little (w mask and gloves on). I hope you are much better soon, Annie.

grannyannie on 09/15/2020:
We don't have a lot of shops around us so even without the virus we do a lot of Amazon. Found that 'click and collect' is working very well now, so no need to go inside the store. Just order online and pick a time and date, then park outside store and they bring it out. But if I need to go in I always wear my mask.

I'm about 95% better now.

Horn_of_plenty on 09/15/2020:
yeah! the prices in exercise equipment have skyrocketed over the course of this pandemic! I'm glad i purchased "everything i need" approx 1.5years before the pandemic and that i didn't have to deal with price gouging!

grannyannie on 09/15/2020:
E bikes are also selling fast here, so glad we already had ours.

Maria7 on 09/15/2020:
95% is wonderful. Soon you will be all the way there! Smile.

grannyannie on 09/16/2020:
Nearly there!

Donkey on 09/15/2020:
One piece of advice about buying exercise equipment, especially if you are thinking about getting an elliptical: try before you buy.

I was seeing commercials for the Bowflex Max Trainer, which is very similar to an elliptical. I was thinking SERIOUSLY about getting one. Went to a sporting goods store - this was before COVID - and they had a floor model set up. Oh my goodness, I almost tore up my back with this. The angle was wrong, the stride was wrong - it just was NOT a good fit for my body. I tried the other floor models and funny enough, the most comfortable one was a very cheap model ($150) - one that I NEVER would have considered.

So just food for thought.

You might want to consider upgrading your bike instead. Less risky perhaps?

grannyannie on 09/16/2020:
Unfortunately, there is now way to try one out first. By the time I'm safely able to travel into the city to do that, it will be safe to go back to the gym. The bike I have is one we bought about 10 years ago - just a basic one. I never use one at the gym, only the recumbent. I guess I'll stick with this any my other exercises.

grannyannie - Monday Sep 14, 2020
(Healthy eating, exercise)
Weight: 171.0

I was good yesterday. Stuck to plan except I had 2 packs of popcorn (87 cal each).  No beer. 

I had a bit of a rest day yesterday. Good sleep last night. I do wake up several times but go right back to sleep.  I can roll over easily with just a bit of soreness when I do.  I wear my new fitbit to bed and check out my sleep patterns in the morning. My poor husband has been sleeping in a guest room ever since I hurt myself (6 weeks ago today) because it would cause me pain with him rolling over in bed, and because I'd wake up him up too often.  I think it's safe for him to come back.  

It's supposed to be dry this week and mostly sunny.  Going to sit in the car and see how it feels on my back and if it's okay I'll do the grocery pickup tomorrow. Also hope to take my son's ashes to sprinkle this week where I've been planning to.  It's nearly 200 miles roundtrip.  

  • B: toast x 2, bowl of fresh fruit, tea w/soy
  • S: coffee with coconut milk
  • L:  6 veg salad w/boiled egg, cheddar
  • D: veg and chicken curry
  • S: packet of popcorn

Drinks: diet tonic, or iced tea, or low cal fruit drink, lots of water, occasional diet pop, tea



Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 26 lbs to go!

Donkey on 09/14/2020:
(((hugs))) Take all the time you need to heal.

It's a good idea to test whether or not you are ready for a ride (or drive) in the car. I'd be interested to hear how your trip to the pick-up goes, if you are able to complete this errand at this time.

For some reason, I though the popcorn was microwaved. I recently came into ownership of 2 snack bags of white cheddar pre-popped popcorn. Delicious!

grannyannie on 09/14/2020:
When I first ordered the case of 24 popcorn I thought they were microwave too. They also have a sweet and salty one but those I so addictive I can't eat less than 3 bags in a row. So those are OUT. And I love cheesy popcorn so can't have those around. Not many popcorn choices in supermarkets here for some reason.

I sat in the car a while ago and put on the seatbelt. Just a wee bit sore on my back. So I'll drive in tomorrow and see how it goes.

Jacky82020 on 09/14/2020:
Hey, that menu sounds great. I use an air popper and spray with butter flavored Pam and malt vinegar. Problem is I eat the whole big bowl! Real advantages to doing it your way

grannyannie on 09/14/2020:
I would eat a huge bowl as well. So having a limit is what I need. Not as good as hot popcorn but I'm used to it now.

Jacky82020 on 09/14/2020:
Think I’m gonna try it

Horn_of_plenty on 09/14/2020:
many times my father and mother also had to sleep in separate rooms like when one was sick or injured! that's what loved ones do for you! i'm glad he can come back now!

grannyannie - Sunday Sep 13, 2020
(Healthy eating, exercise)
Weight: 171.0

Got on scale again this morning and it's the same. Not counting calories this week but behaving and NO alcohol.  Next Sunday I'm going to try the weekly calories like Bear does.

Overdid it cleaning our bedroom yesterday.  Was just going to dust and hoover but got too ambitious since it hadn't really been cleaned since my injury almost 6 weeks ago.  Some extra soreness but not too bad. 

Exercise?  No idea when I can do it without injuring myself more.  I'll play it by ear. The weather won't let me go for walks.  Maybe exercise bike.

  • B: toast x 2, bowl of fresh fruit, tea w/soy
  • S: coffee with coconut milk
  • L: 6 veg salad w/boiled egg and cheddar
  • D: veg and chicken curry, iced tea
  • S: packet of popcorn

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 26 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 09/13/2020:
Annie, I love my recumbent bike! Are you the one who broke her ankle? You can always try some dumbbells. That’s what I need to do! Have some but don’t use enough.

grannyannie on 09/13/2020:
No, it wasn't me that broke my ankle. I crashed my bike and injured my back and side. No dumbbells for me for a while yet. I would love a recumbent bike, I only have the other kind.

grannyannie on 09/13/2020:
It was legcramps who broke her ankle.

Jacky82020 on 09/13/2020:
Oh, I still get you guys confused. Sorry. Think I got mine at Walmart, it is a Pro-Form. Maybe I ordered it from amazon. I forgot, They wanted a lot to assemble it, but the husband is very handy & he did it with minimum cursing & yelling.

grannyannie on 09/14/2020:
? Your recumbent bike? I just might check it out - or maybe a rower which you can fold up to make room. No Walmarts here, but I think I keep Amazon in business!

Donkey on 09/13/2020:
If you overdid it yesterday, perhaps today should be a day of rest or just light stretching? Just a gentle reminder to respect your body's healing.

When I reached my highest non-pregnancy weight at 186.5, that was my motivation to turn it around. My highest weight ever was when I was 9+ months along with Daughter, and I was 192.0. That's a lot on my 5'3" frame.

grannyannie on 09/14/2020:
I did have a light day.

With both my sons I weighed 152 just before birth and I was 5'5" then.

Maria7 on 09/13/2020:
I remember a few years ago when I hit 171 after having been at 168...it was like it just jumped up. But now you know and this can be used to launch you into getting to your goal weight because seeing this number is a big motivator. Hang in there, Annie. Love, Maria

grannyannie on 09/14/2020:
Thanks! I feel like a cow! I plan on being goal weight for my 70th which is in 18 months. For my 60th (the reason I joined this group) I got to goal weight - 130lbs. Now I'd be thrilled with 140.

Horn_of_plenty on 09/13/2020:
it's nice bear i rubbing off on you..

in my generally earlier years here, i was very much looking at what some people were doing for inspirations.

one woman i miss, WorkingIt, would have competitions that were personal to each person and i'd try to participate :)

then there were people who's diets i imitated a little bit...it's good to get ideas.

your salads always remind me of how simple it is to have a nutritious meal. as are your thai dishes.

grannyannie on 09/14/2020:
It's good to get ideas from others. I miss V and her cheerleading for us!

grannyannie - Saturday Sep 12, 2020
(Healthy eating, exercise)
Weight: 171.0

Yikes! Got on scale and hit that dreaded number. Most I've ever weighed in my life. On Aug 30th I was 168.8.  

I still have bread to finish and I've no idea of the calories as it's an instore bakery bread and I hate to guess. So until this bread is gone I will behave but not count calories yet. I have 2 cans of my beer left so I'll drink those today. But none next week.  

I'm grocery shopping online and I think I'll be able to do the pickup on Tuesday (not sure how the seat will feel on my back). Husband has been doing it. I will not order any junk and will not order any beer for me, just hubby - and he has his home-brewed beer as well. 

I've had a craving for spicy hot chocolate for weeks so I've ordered some online.  I will carefully measure it and include the calories when I have some. 

It's a high of about 59/60 today and occasional rain and windy.  Last nice day was Sunday when we went to friends' house.

Anyway, today I'm having:

  • B: 2 pieces of toast, bowl of fruit (blueberries, banana, clementines, mango), tea w/soy milk
  • S: coffee with splash of coconut milk
  • L: 6 veg salad with chicken breast and cheddar
  • D: curry with small portion rice
  • S: packet of popcorn, 2 beers

Progress as of today: -1.4 lbs lost so far, only 26 lbs to go!

Donkey on 09/12/2020:
Spicy hot chocolate!!! I've never heard of such a thing, but it sounds delicious! I hope you find it delightful!

Interesting - I've never tried chili powder nor cinnamon in my hot chocolate. I feel that I should look into this, this winter. I'm not big on hot chocolate, but this sounds like something I need to try, at least. Like a "food adventure" of sorts....

Just curious - could you not have 1 beer tonight and then the last beer tomorrow night?

grannyannie on 09/12/2020:
Already on my second beer. None tomorrow or all next week +. I tried spicy hot chocolate in Belgium and loved it. I don't think I want to try making it myself.

Horn_of_plenty on 09/12/2020:
hot choc sounds so good...i have never heard of it either!

what i really want is pumpkin everything including a cider (alcoholic!)...

sorry your weight is not behaving...mostly due to the injury and i KNOW you will make it thru and be moving again...in time! :)

grannyannie on 09/13/2020:
I love fruity ciders! I'm blaming lockdown, grief and injury.

Horn_of_plenty on 09/12/2020:
i agree with Donkey! i may have to look into spicy hot chocolate for the winter too!

grannyannie on 09/13/2020:
Yes, give it a try!

grannyannie - Friday Sep 11, 2020
(Healthy eating, exercise)
Weight: 0.0

I've managed to dust and hoover the living/dining room and the hallway.  Hope my side/back doesn't regret it later!  Also did a load of towels. 

I did not sleep well last night. Woke up in pain several times. I've got a Samsung version of fit bit and I check my sleep out every morning and I still wake up frequently. 

Going to have to seriously limit my beer intake if I want to lose weight. Between lockdown, grief, and serious injury I've had beer (or wine) almost every single day. 

Planning on logging meals and drinks beginning Sunday.  Still have some bread to finish eating and I'll start cutting out rice with dinner. 

Here's photo from earlier this week from my front porch around 6am. 


Jacky82020 on 09/11/2020:
Oh, what time a beautiful photo! Gave up champagne, my fave, in 2011 after many years. Miss it sometimes. Need to log and count calories better too. Sorry you slept poorly & were in pain. Sure hope tonight is better

grannyannie on 09/11/2020:
Thanks. Don't know why it was so bad last night, it wasn't too bad the night before.

Donkey on 09/11/2020:
Sadly (?), I think you're right about the alcohol. I've read that something about the way the body metabolizes alcohol hinders weight loss.

Thank you for sharing that lovely photo. In a difficult world, there are still little blessings.

grannyannie on 09/11/2020:
Alcohol does interere with weight loss and it's not just the calories and carbs (beer). You have to burn off the alcohol first before you can burn off any fat.

innerpeace on 09/11/2020:
What a beautiful picture. I hope you can find relief from your grief and find solitude in your beautiful surroundings.

grannyannie on 09/11/2020:

Horn_of_plenty on 09/11/2020:
maybe keep a little rice just for taste of it?

grannyannie on 09/11/2020:
Might do a tiny amount of rice as it does go so well with curry.

grannyannie - Thursday Sep 10, 2020
(Healthy eating, exercise)
Weight: 0.0

Was so totally upset and livid and in tears last night when I heard the news that a certain president knew how deadly the virus was but played it down.  He is responsible for my son's death.  I drank 5 1/2 beers last night because I was so upset. 

I'm feeling a lot better but if I overdo it with housework I regret it.  I'm sure sometime next week I'll be 100%. 

I'll start with calories again next week and gentle exercise. I'll got a case of 87cal popcorn packets and will keep getting those.  No guilt and satisfying. 

It doesn't help that I have no upcoming trips to motivate me.  As it looks right now we won't be spending the winter in Thailand.  They don't want tourists from anywhere. 

bearcountrygg on 09/10/2020:
Glad to hear that you are healing from the bike crash.

grannyannie on 09/10/2020:
Thanks. Took soooooo long.

Donkey on 09/10/2020:
(((hugs))) I could see myself having a similar reaction, except maybe with food. Trying to comfort the grief and stifle the anger.

I can't say much more without violating DD rules and alienating others.

I'm glad you mentioned Thailand because my boss has pretty much decided that he and his wife will not go to Florida for the month of January. An unfortunate decision but his wife is very vulnerable.

grannyannie on 09/10/2020:
Yes, didn't want to even say the name.

Definitely wouldn't go to Florida! We have friends who are talking about going to Spain this winter (Spain is doing badly now), and she is in advances stages of Parkinsons.

Donkey on 09/10/2020:
PS glad to read that you're taking steps to getting back on track!!!!

I'm wondering if those popcorn bags would be an effective tool for me as well. I'm going to think about that. Thanks!

grannyannie on 09/10/2020:
My store doesn't sell any popcorn except some high fat microwave bags. These single serve packets make me feel like I'm having a treat.

Maria7 on 09/10/2020:
Prayers for you, Annie. Only so much we can say on here but please know we all love you and I am praying for you, too.

grannyannie on 09/11/2020:
Thanks Maria xx

Horn_of_plenty on 09/10/2020:
sending my condolences in regards to what you are mentioning. i did hear it. i don't wanna get political beyond the fact that i send major sympathies to you <3

grannyannie on 09/11/2020:
Thanks xx

Horn_of_plenty on 09/10/2020:
if i drank that many beers, i'd pass out!

grannyannie on 09/11/2020:
I've built up tolerance, unfortunately.

Jacky82020 on 09/11/2020:
Outrageous how he knew and hide the truth, resulting in countless preventable deaths. I hate him passionately. And he did it to protect the stock market.

We’re not supposed to discuss politics here? But it’s ok to post lengthy religious quotations? Many forums forbid posts on both religion and politics.

Where are these rules? Never saw any.

grannyannie - Tuesday Sep 08, 2020
(Healthy eating, exercise)
Weight: 0.0

Haven't been on the scale but I know I've gained with 5 weeks of sitting around and having too many treats and too much beer.  And lots of bread.

Not better yet but much better than I was.  I've gotten to the 'very sore' stage instead of pure agony.  I am able to load dishwasher and clean up kitchen and do laundry.  

We are doing 'click and collect' (well, husband is) where I order online and he picks it up at supermarket car park.  So I've been ordering things I shouldn't. But this week I ordered a box of 6 mini ice cream bars and baked crisps, and beer.  This is much less than I have been ordering!

I will start logging my food soon.  I might be able to get on my exercise bike, and I can go for walks. 


Donkey on 09/08/2020:
So good to hear from you! I'm glad to hear that you are improving. I'm sorry if it seems to be taking a while. That must have been quite a toss!

I think we all do a little (or a lot) of self-comforting with food (or drink, or both), when injured. I know that when my back goes out, the only thing that will help is mint chocolate: ice cream, candy, liquor.

I continue to send healing thoughts your way. (((hugs)))

grannyannie on 09/08/2020:
Thanks! Yes, it was an awful crash. I got too close to the curb when a car went around me (slow reaction time due to wine!) and the handle bar hit me really hard under the arm/upper back. And it's a very heavy electric bike. Landed on sidewalk for further damage. First couple of weeks the pain was so bad I was wishing for death! Had codeine but had to quit as it's addictive. But I'm getting there. Wake up a lot at night but less than I had been.

bearcountrygg on 09/08/2020:
Glad you posted, I've been thinking about you. That must have been quite a crash.....((HUGS))

grannyannie on 09/09/2020:
Yes, it was!

Maria7 on 09/08/2020:
You have needed this extra food to heal. Your body actually lets you know it needs extra calories to heal. Here is one of the links about it that I have found: https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/articles/11111-nutrition-guidelines-to-improve-wound-healing So happy to see you back here with a post, Annie. Glad you are improving, although I know it is very slow healing. Take care. We all love you. Maria

grannyannie on 09/09/2020:
Thanks so much, Maria! x

thinkpositive on 09/08/2020:
Sorry to read about your accident! Sounds awful and nothing worse than not even above to sleep. Don’t worry about calories now, that will sort itself up as you are able to get up and about.

grannyannie on 09/09/2020:
My sleep is improving. I wake up between 4:30/5ish now but stay in bed. As long as I don't overdo it I'm doing so much better.

Horn_of_plenty on 09/09/2020:
I'm glad you are gradually getting better! Why not treat yourself when you are home in agony! i'd also be wanting some indulgences in treats! just try to have water in between those treats! :) and your veggies too! you're GOOD!

grannyannie on 09/10/2020:
Always have fruit and veggies and lots of water.

legcramps on 09/09/2020:
The important thing is that you’re healing, albeit slowly. Take it easy on yourself, you will have lots of time to rebuild once you are fully healed and able to move around without pain. That’s what I keep telling myself too! We must have had our accidents around the same time, it’s been 5 weeks off of exercise for me too! We will get through this! Hugs

grannyannie on 09/10/2020:
5 1/2 weeks since I crashed. And I'd been doing well with step aerobics and muscle work.

grannyannie - Sunday Aug 30, 2020
(Healthy eating, exercise)
Weight: 0.0

Thought I'd check in. STILL have back and side pain although it's a lot less than it had been. Still have to sleep in one position at night and I do wake up in the middle of the night and have to get up for an hour or so for the pain to ease. 

Obviously no exercise. I'm able to carefully do some housework - load dishwasher, do laundry with hubby's help to take it out of dryer. I can take a shower by myself now instead of hubby helping with back and legs and to dry me. 

4 weeks tomorrow that I crashed my bike.  Having treats and beer but trying not to go overboard. Hope to get back on track sometime in Sept. Our gym opens tomorrow but there is no way I'm going until there is a vaccine.  Membership fees on hold but I think I'll just cancel it and pay the joining fee again sometime next year (I hope). 

Hope you all are doing great!

bearcountrygg on 08/30/2020:
I'm glad to hear that you are ok...I've been wondering about you.

grannyannie on 08/30/2020:
I'm getting there very, very,very slowly. It was a big deal when I could pick something up off the floor instead of asking hubby to do everything for me. I still have to sit in a dining room chair with cushion on back and a footstool, no sofa or easy chair.

Donkey on 08/30/2020:
I'm so glad you logged in for an update! I've been thinking about you for the past few days, wondering how you were doing. I'm sorry to hear that you've been in so much pain, and with limited movement. Isn't that frustrating!!! A fall can be a real game changer. I think many of us take our mobility for granted - I know I do!

I would encourage you to move as much as you can, but no more than what you can manage to do. Do you feel as though you are improving with each day? Sometimes the progress is so slow... and then sometimes it's like riding a roller coaster (up/down, up/down).

That's very interesting about your gym re-opening. I suppose that's a positive sign, that the COVID numbers in your community are low enough. I understand your concern, and I respect your decision to cancel your membership. It would probably be more advantageous to the gym if you pay the joining fee again, in the long run, as long as you do re-join. (And this speaks not necessarily to yourself in particular, but other members of your gym.)

Do take care of yourself! Sending healing vibes your way (((hugs)))

grannyannie on 08/30/2020:
I didn't move a lot the first week or 10 days as it felt like I was getting stabbed! But I started getting out of my chair every half hour after that and now I move around a lot. I do very gentle stretching. I have improved a LOT. I will rejoin the gym as I do love to go but not until I feel safe. When I am 100% healed I will start back with my home workouts.

Horn_of_plenty on 08/30/2020:
Hi Annie!

I am so sorry that you've been struggling so much. It's good your hubby has been able to assist you.

As we all have learned here with injuries, take your time in healing.

At least this is a time when most of us are more at home than ever before. so take the time to relax..and heal. you will get there <3

grannyannie on 08/30/2020:
Thanks! Yes, hubby has been a doll.

And we are stuck at home. Hubby does the grocery pick up weekly and I do the ordering online.

Horn_of_plenty on 08/31/2020:
You both are a GREAT TEAM! xoxo

grannyannie on 09/01/2020:
Thanks. :)

Maria7 on 08/31/2020:
Good to see you back here at DD. So sorry you got hurt but glad you are getting better. Take it easy. Sometimes it takes time.

grannyannie on 09/01/2020:
Thanks! It's very very slow but I've gone from severe agony to just really really sore.

Maria7 on 09/01/2020:
Well, that means you are improving and getting better. I believe you will fully heal and this will be in the past. I know you are ready to quit hurting, bless your heart. Prayers for you.

grannyannie on 09/02/2020:
Thanks Maria. At least I'm not helpless now! I'm hoping some time next week to be pain free!

Maria7 on 09/04/2020:
How are you feeling now, Annie? I hope you are continuing to improve. You are missed but hoping you will be back as soon as you are able. Please do not forget us here at DD. Your posts mean a lot to a lot of people. You are a very sweet person.

grannyannie on 09/07/2020:
Very slowly getting better. Thanks. I'll be back to DD when I'm ready to get totally back on track - hoping another week?

Maria7 on 09/07/2020:
Good. Glad you are getting better, albeit very slowly. Take good care of yourself and hope to see you back again, Annie.

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