Saturday, October 01, 2011
re: yesterday's fall......I called the advice nurse, and based on the fact that really my ankle is not too bad, I have iced it, elevated it, and compressed it. I did not need to go to the emergency, which was a huge relief. My mom fell 3 years ago at Safeway, and cracked her patella. We spent ten, yes, ten hours in the emergency room, and that was when I realized how bad the American medical system is. All she needed was a quick x-ray and a splint to immobilize it. Emergency rooms should be for heart attacks, serious auto accidents, breathing stopped, stuff like that. I don't get it.
What I am disappointed about is that i was going so well with the 5% challenge, and now I am stymied. I can't do my big walk, and I ate like a horse last night (for extra energy, ha ha)
Friday, September 30, 2011
I just missed a step carrying laundry downstairs, and I twisted my ankle to the point of excruciating pain. I am now doing the rest, ice, compression, elevation thing, but really I have no idea how bad it is. I went to the internet for advice, and some say to put weight on it, and others say if you do, you could make it worse. I can walk on it, only it is very hard.
Any thoughts on this from others who had a similar experience would be appreciated.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Well, I did well yesterday, calorie wise, and exercise wise. And this morning I got all my bills paid, and checkbook balanced. Amazing!!
Now I have to do the same thing for my mom's accounts.
I gave in and got a larger bra. It feels so much better. I was really kidding myself trying to squeeze into a bra that was too small, to try to make myself look smaller, while flesh is dripping out of the sides of it.
The truth is I bought the bra for my mom but it was too big. (she has shrunk) and so I tried it on, and it fit so well and was so comfortable. No underwire.
Now, I feel yesterday has been a course in honesty.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Well, I was making fun of all the young people with their smart phones, too, but let me tell, the thing is revolutionary!!! It just makes everything easier in my life, and getting older and forgetting things, well, it really helps me. A Lot. It is all how a person uses it. I would never whip it out at a restaurant or anything like that. I can do another blog on the way it has actually improved my life.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
I am on a roll. I found an "app" for my iphone that I would like to shout about from the house tops. It is called "Map My Tracks." Cost 99 cents. What it does is give you the time you walked (or biked, or ran) and a map of where you went!!! It even pauses when you do!!! At the end it tells you the elevation change (very important for me, I live on a hill) and also the calories used.
I do have a pedometer, but this thing is a pedometer on steroids. I love it.
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