Saturday, April 07, 2012
I'm on disability for short term memory problems. (Killed my project management career - not a good mix.) Before, you could tell me about a task and I would remember it. I never took notes in meetings (or in school for that matter). I would write down stuff during my own internal brainstorming, but I threw the notes out as soon as I was done thinking. Now, I can't trust myself. I have to write things down immediately. I have a small pad of paper in every room in the house so that if I think of something I can get it written down before it floats away.
Anyway, I've had a gazillion tasks moving on and off the spark rally to-do list and my anxiety is building! No one is signing up for the potluck - does that mean they aren't coming? Did I fail to publicize something important and that's why no one is responding? I know that I can expect a 10% dropoff from the rsvp list, but that would still have us at about 100 people. I can see me standing under that pavillion with the zumba instructor, a big spark rally sign, and 2 dishes to pass!
I haven't had a cold sore in 3-4 years, but when I get them they are doozies, swelling my whole lip inside and out. And they come up so quickly! Abreva, however, is a miracle drug. It comes in this teeny tiny tube that costs $40. I have 2 tubes at home - I'm in California. I hate to buy another tube, but if I don't, I'll be showing up at the rally with a fat lip. gggrrrr. (Well, only the zumba instructor will see me anyway, right?)
I've gotten at least 6,000 steps in for the past couple weeks and most often I'm hitting at least 10,000. Yay! I sure hope I see some weight loss! I can't do my 28 day boot camp challenged while I'm here because I have no way to watch the videos (no dvd player in the room). Still, I'm getting my cardio in big time and will pick up the challenge when I return on Sunday. I'm feeling pretty good overall these days.
Wednesday, April 04, 2012
Nutrition Tracking goal: track it every day this month. --- up to date
Fitness Tracking goal: Complete the 28 Day boot camp ---- up to date
Weight loss goal: none --- and none has been lost
I ate a snickers bar and had a chocolate chip cookie today
Saw my primary care physician today to get my 6 month blood tests done. Not looking forward to seeing my A1C score - I'm betting I've slipped into full diabetes due to my uncontrolled sugar intake. He said so offhandedly, "Well, you might want to work on that - you don't want to be looking for a new kidney in 5 years." (I have kidney disease.) Okay okay okay. I know I know I know.
I also talked about the rapid escalation of my exercise routine so he says, "you're gonna do a stress test today, aren't ya?" I hadn't planned on it but I had my walking shoes on so why not? But, also, why? I failed the last one and he sent me to a cardiologist who did all these tests and said there was nothing wrong. I'm one of those lucky people who gets a false positive (for heart impairment) on the treadmill test. But, because both of my parents died of heart disease, my bro has had a few heart 'incidents', I have high cholesterol, smoked for 35 years, lived on Mountain Dew and never exercised, he wanted to check my heart out every couple years.
Now, we can't do that. Contract dyes kill kidneys. I failed the stress test again today. Oh, well. He huddled (!) with his partners for a good five minutes comparing the tests results and decided that the imperfection appears to be essentially the same in both tests. The odds, then, are good that nothing has changed and my heart is still healthy. He said that if there really was a concern that they could do an ultrasound of the heart. But, we are essentially shaking the box and guessing what's inside.
The Spark Rally potluck sign up sheet is now ready for everyone. The link to a customized map of the park is available as well. Go to the rally's team for more details.
I bought a treadmill! Yay! It's being delivered the 16th. My DH wanted it sooner, but I told him I couldn't deal with it until I got next week's spark rally behind me.
I'm ready to move on to the next spark rally planning; I've created a new team for a Tucson based rally. If you live in that area, be sure to join the team and let's figure out what we gonna do and when we're gonna do it!
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Fact of Life:
After Monday and Tuesday...
even the calendar says
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