Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Today I finally tried using the treadmill. I know, just about everyone on here has probably used it at some time or another, but I had never set foot on one. I didn't know how they worked and after seeing some of those on "The Biggest Loser" falling off the back of them I felt a little intimidated by them. So I asked at the desk of the rec center if they would help me with it. They said there is a clip so that if you get too far back the machine will turn off, but it was broken on the one I used. It started slow enough that I didn't have any problems, though, and I even took it up to level 2.9 or something like that. I guess after looking at the fitness tracker on Sparkpeople that I was at 2.9 mph. After using the treadmill I tried 3 or 4 of their weight machines (5 or 6 different exercises), which were new, too. I have used weight machines before at another rec center, but this center didn't have any like the other one except for one. I did only the arms/back/abdomen today because my legs were totally worn out from the treadmill. I am hoping I can get going much better on things, though. I would like to be able to walk a 5k later in the year. And for the immediate future I want to be able to do a stress test on the treadmill instead of them using some chemical, which totally terrifies me.
Monday, December 17, 2012
Well, I may just have found the right cat to get along with dogs when I get a new one eventually. Last night Orzo kept meowing at me and after I talked and talked to him, I tried a couple of little "barks." Orzo just about climbed into the tub with me looking foro the dog. That was funny. Twice I had to block him from landing in the water. I also found that he prefers for me to turn the faucet on for him to get a drink. Orzo immediately became my sleeping buddy last night and hopped on my stomach to sleep. If I moved he would show all his love by getting his head right in my face, so I really didn't get much sleep, though. And he doesn't make it too easy to get on the computer because he will sit right on it.
Went to the Dr today and had good and bad news. Well, the bad part is due to me having too many problems with my eating, so my weight and BGs are up. The prescription for that is that I have to walk to the store when I need groceries instead of doing the shopping when I am on my way home from somewhere. The good thing is that the bump I had on my head for so long was no doubt a cyst that finally decided to clear up. There is no problem there anymore. And the tests I had a couple months ago when I was not sure if it was a heart problem or not were negative, so it wasn't my heart. So I am relieved about that. Now I just have to get my body to run some (haven't ever been able to run, even when I was skinny, because of weak ankels) so that I can do a stress test without it having to be a chemical one that the sound of scares me half to death.
Sunday, December 16, 2012
The last couple weeks have been so lonely and sad here without my little boy, Venture. I know it will be a while before I get another dog, especially since I have to take the carpet out and refinish my floors. Today, though, I did get a new fur baby for my household. I adopted a 5-year-old cat. He got here and checked out everywhere in the house and very much where my dogs were. I don't know what his past with dogs was, but he is very loving and after a couple hours checking out the house (and wanting to check the basement out) he hopped in my lap and gave me kisses and head bonks. It did seem like he was looking for the dogs, so I hope he will be a cat that likes to be around dogs.
So I now have someone to talk to and to give love too. I will still miss my dogs, though. I hope I can get another in a few months to take on walks with me.
Tuesday, December 04, 2012
I don't know how I can continue right now. Today I had to send my Venture to the Bridge as the cancer had gotten bad enough he couldn't get up and move around, not even to come over by me. He didn't want to leave me and fought to get down at the vet's. He was the last of my dogs and now I am completely alone in this house. I don't have any familybut Fancy, who is out in Bennett, and the few friends I have have families to be with.
I will always love my animal family. I just wish they didn't have to leave so early.
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Today we had our Thanksgiving dinner at church. Potluck with mostly potatoes, gravy, turkey and ham. And desserts, of course. I made scalloped potatoes for my main dish I provided, which went amazingly well. I also took two sugar free things because some of us should not be eating those sugar-laden things. I had a crustless pumpkin cheesecake and some cranberry relish. It was the only cranberry, so that went pretty well. A couple of us liked my cheesecake. I still ended up eating too much, but I did better than other years. And I stuck with a little of my cheesecake for dessert and stayed away from those brownies that looked sooooo good.
On a sad end, I found out that my dog has advanced cancer. He is on some anti-inflammatory meds and I have gotten him some liver supplement to hopefully get some of the fluid retention gone, but I am afraid that he doesn't have much time. I almost lost him 6 years ago, but the Lord allowed me to keep him then. I am not really ready to lose him now. I am not sure what I will do without my last little guy. It will be so lonely here all alone.
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