Sunday, February 24, 2013

Ten Goals


This was not a good week for my goals.  I woke up last Sunday morning with a fair amount of pain in my lower back, shooting down one leg.  I now know what 'sciatica' is....it's miserable.  I had a difficult time walking, some trouble sleeping, and only certain seated positions are comfortable.  It seems to be some better, but I'm still having pain and discomfort.  Anyway, here's what I got done - it ain't pretty....

Faith and Family
1. Continue to read One Thousand Gifts by Anne Voskamp
2. Continue my list of One Thousand Gifts
3. Continue with prayer journal.

House and Home
4. Shell 1 quart pecans
5. Continue to work on afghan for our bedroom, averaging 2 rows per day
6. Clean the adhesive off the garage siding, near the windows (weather permitting)
7. Wash the outside of the bathroom window, wash the window shade in the bathroom

Personal and Health
8. Continue to increase daily water intake toward 4 glasses a day.
9. Exercise 15 minutes a day for 3 days, and 20 minutes a day for two daysI'm counting this one 'good', even though my times were different.  I swam 20 minutes, two days.  Walking was really tough, so I did it in 5 minute increments for the other days.  It was slow and ouchy, but I did it!
10. Continue with better food choices and limit snacking to once in the afternoon.  This was better, but needs more work.

Here are my goals for this week.  I think you'll find they look very, very familiar.

Faith and Family
1. Finish reading One Thousand Gifts by Anne Voskamp
2. Continue my list of One Thousand Gifts
3. Continue with prayer journal.

House and Home
4. Shell 1 quart pecans
5. Continue to work on afghan for our bedroom, averaging 2 rows per day
6. Clean the adhesive off the garage siding, near the windows (weather permitting)
7. Wash the outside of the bathroom window, wash the window shade in the bathroom

Personal and Health
8. Continue to increase daily water intake toward 4 glasses a day.
9. Exercise 15 minutes a day for 3 days, and 20 minutes a day for two days.
10. Continue with better food choices and limit snacking to once in the afternoon.

Are you working on any goals? What's on your list?







3 comments:

Susan said...

I, too, have sciatica, and the biggest help I have found is a certain cushion. Unfortunately, I don't know what to call it as I've owned it for about 12 years and have long forgotten the name. I got it at a medical supply store. It is about three inches thick, made of foam rubber. It has a hole cut out on the back edge so that when you sit on it your spine is over the hole and has no pressure on it. They also sell slanted ones that are similar, but not as good. I keep one in my car and on my office chair. It is the only way I am able to travel on long trips.

Laura said...

Thanks for the tip, Susan. I really appreciate you taking time to describe the cushion. This is my first experience with sciatica, and I pray it is my last. I seem to be improving, little by little. Thanks again!

Maryann said...

Two ex. To try: Try bending over to touch your toes and rotating your hips to stretch it out (leaning forward then pushing your left hip forward then switch) and sut in a chair and try to lay on your thighs to stretch it out as well

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