I am recording this on Tuesday July 14th. It’s sort of a milestone day today because I walked over 5600 steps today and when I went to bed I still had only consumed 1125 calories. I’m certainly not hungry and as the day goes on I am thinking of work and not a snack. So I hope this is a harbinger of things to come. I do know from past experience that if I can get beyond the 10 to 14 day period with that sort of calorie intake it will become the new norm. I don’t know how scientific those figures are, I just know my body. God only knows how many times I have dieted or started a workout regimen in the past.
We will now return you to our regularly scheduled Tuesday night activity.
My Exercise Ball and gardening
I have been wondering how I can weed my garden. I certainly can’t bend over and pull weeds. Besides I have a raised garden with four boxes and about 6 very large pots scattered about the garden. How can I reach around the pots, weed around them, weed the fence line and weed in amongst my wildflower bed? How could I do it?
When I was doing my therapy for my second hip replacement they had me use an exercise ball. The moment I laid down on the ball I realized I might be able to use a ball just like that to weed my garden. It would allow me to be on the ball and weed, roll the ball forward as I progress along and all the while not kneeling on my replaced knee. The last time I tried that was semi disasterous. This time I was using my nearly new knee pads with a foam liner. It worked like a charm.