Wednesday, July 01, 2009
So I couldn't go for a hike in the mountains or in the hills, so I chose to go to our park on my drive home from the city.
Parked the car and the dog and I started to walk along the path, first thing we spotted of course was another person walking a dog. Sasha just loves to meet people but isn't too friendly with other dogs, so we had to walk around them. For a little dog (she's a yorkie) she thinks she's a bull mastiff in size.
We continue along the trail and sport a chipmunk scurrying across the path, that's sets her barking. But we keep going. 15 minutes to the end of the trail and we are now going down the grassy hill down to the beach. I live right beside the Atlantic Ocean, and this is a beautiful sandy beach (of course I forgot my camera home so no pics to share). It was overcast and not to warm so there were no swimmers or sunbathers on the beach.
the tide was out so it makes for a wonderful walk, we walked as far along the beach as we could, then came to the rocks and turned around and headed back to the path that leads through the grass back up on the trail.
Along the trail there are other trails that go down towards the beach, and I glance back at one of those trails and I couldn't believe it.... there was a fox scooting down the trail. Sasha didn't spot it, don't know why, maybe the wind was in the wrong direction, but we kept on going.
It was a nice invigorating walk... but after my 7 hour return trip to the city and then my walk, tonight I'm played out.
Friday, June 12, 2009
Today was my doctor's visit to renew my prescription and to get my papers for my blood work.
Well I left the office with no papers because he is so pleased with my progress. Actually he couldn't stop smiling and telling me how good I looked, even told me I could be his poster child.
It's got to be one of the few times I've seen my doctor and felt so good due to my health. He told me my last blood work 3 month average on my blood sugar was borderline of being non-diabetic. I was diagnosed almost 20 years ago with type 2. He still wants me to continue my 4 a day metformin, but if I find my blood sugars dropping to cut my doseage in half.
He checked my blood pressure and it was 120/80 which is perfect.
Then he brought up the subject of surgery, which has been a big concern for me lately. He wants me to lose more weight and be able to maintain my weight, before going for a consultation. I agreed that we'd start the appointment when I got below 200. It's only a consultation, but he wants me to go and let them tell me what they can do for me, all my options.
I told him that I was wearing my smaller pants and they look so good on me, but then here's this big belly hanging half way to my knees, it is discouraging to see. He assures me that if I was to get the surgery done I would feel so much better.
But then of course there is the big cost.... however this is something that we'll deal with when the time comes.
In the meantime I am just beaming from ear to ear at the big improvement in my health, this was why I needed to lose weight and it's working.
Monday, June 08, 2009
There's something in a simple hug
That always warms the heart;
It welcomes us back home
And makes it easier to part.
A hug's a way to share the joy
And sad times we go through,
Or just a way for friends to say
They like you 'cause you're you.
Hugs are meant for anyone
For whom we really care,
From your grandma to your neighbor,
Or a cuddly teddy bear.
A hug is an amazing thing
It's just the perfect way
To show the love we're feeling
But can't find the words to say.
It's funny how a little hug
Makes everyone feel good;
In every place and language,
It's always understood.
And hugs don't need new equipment,
Special batteries or parts
Just open up your arms
And open up your hearts.
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