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Just a little improvement

Saturday, December 22, 2012

I haven't ever been ableto run do to weak ankles. Since I am supposed to take a stress test and need to run on it, I've been starting on the treadmill (have only been there twice so far) and have tried a couple times running down the hallway (that's not far). Today I stopped at the store and was parked some ways down the hill from the store. I actually ran, slowly though, up that hill toward the store without twisting my ankle. Yea. It wasn't far, but I made it without getting out of breath, too.

Today was Orzo's well-pet check. The vet loved him. She didn't think that he would stay sitting on my lap, but he does. I was talking to her some about getting along with dogs and she said that when she took him in the back for his weight there were several dogs that went by and he was fine with them. He also had no worry about the dogs in the waiting room other than two puppies that startled him. I cannot believe what a sweetheart he is and no one wanted him.

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PARKERB2 12/23/2012 7:40AM

    Dogs are so much fun. We have a blue heeler and 3 Jack Russells. Hope you continue to improve.

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KELSEY54 12/22/2012 9:45AM

    Good for you for pushing yourself for that bit of a run. You will get stronger as you go along. I am so glad you found another little fur friend to love. They can bring such love and calm to ones self. Have a wonderful Xmas holiday. emoticon

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GAYLLYNNE 12/22/2012 9:38AM

    You are so wonderful to have this little guy in your life!! What a good person you are!

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HOTPINKCAMARO49 12/22/2012 2:28AM

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Learning something new

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.

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SNUZSUZ 12/20/2012 9:36AM

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PARKERB2 12/20/2012 9:03AM

    I use the treadmill when I can't walk outside. The bike actually burns more calories and gives your lower body a good workout. I vary things up a bit. So try different things and that will help,

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MOM2ACAT 12/19/2012 4:00PM

    I've had stress tests done both ways, and while the treadmill was hard for me, I prefer it over the chemical one. The chemical one was kind of scary the way it made it me feel, for a minute after it was over I wasn't sure I'd be able to get off the table. It turned out both times that my heart was normal, but that chemical one made me wonder if that is how people feel when they are having a heart attack.

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GAYLLYNNE 12/19/2012 6:55AM

    I love my treadmill. I have one that lives in my bedroom! When you go to the gym, get on the treadmill first. Go for at least 10 mins the first time and work your way up in 5 minute increments to at least 1/2 hour. You will feel so invigorated afterwards! Then, your body is warmed up and you can do some weight work!! You are on your way to a new you!!!

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SUSANBEAMON 12/19/2012 12:32AM

  treadmills are interesting things. i don't like them much myself. but i do like the you-tube videos of cats on treadmills.

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Orzo cat

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.

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PEGGYO 12/19/2012 8:44AM

    keep on keeping on

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MOM2ACAT 12/18/2012 5:13PM

    My cat Timmy loves to play in the sink too; he likes it when I turn the faucet on to just a little trickle for him.

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SUSANBEAMON 12/18/2012 1:12AM

  cats are silly. when they decide you are their person, it's like they want to graft themselves on to you. my daughter and i call the behavior "cat in face".

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MCJULIEO 12/18/2012 12:08AM

    Sounds like you are making progress, and THAT is always good!

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New addition to my household

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.

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SAMMIESMOM13 12/20/2012 11:08AM

    Your Christmas gift. :) Merry Christmas and lots of love from Kitty.

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MOM2ACAT 12/17/2012 4:44PM

    emoticon Congrats on your new fur baby!

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PAMNANGEL 12/17/2012 2:30AM

    I've always said when the time is right, the right animal will come along!

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FIT4MEIN2013 12/16/2012 11:08PM

    emoticon emoticon can be very loving and cuddly. Make sure to post pictures!

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Saddest Day

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.

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IZZYBEBOP 12/20/2012 10:43AM

    So sorry for your loss. In the last 3 years I've lost a cat and a dog, so I know how hard it can be. After losing Gidget emoticon in April '09 we finally adopted two from a shelter that November. After losing Cinderella, our 12-year-old female Blue Heeler to cancer in August this year, it was really hard. DH has always had a dog, so he started looking for pups. They are really hard to find, but we eventually did and brought home a 5-1/2 week old Blue Heeler. It certainly helps to fill the emptiness, especially since children have moved on.
I hope you find a way to eventually get another dog.

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SAMMIESMOM13 12/7/2012 10:45AM

    There are no words. I know how it feels. They are our family. I am so sorry to hear this.

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MOM2ACAT 12/5/2012 3:58PM

    emoticon I am so sorry; I remember how I felt when I had to send my cat Daisy to The Bridge 12 years ago because of cancer.

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BATCHICK 12/5/2012 11:43AM

I'm so sorry for your loss. I know you gave Venture a great life!

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KELSEY54 12/5/2012 7:18AM

    My thoughts are with you at this sad time, you have a very large caring family with Sparkfriends.
Laura. emoticon

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USMAWIFE 12/4/2012 11:02PM

    emoticon So sorry to hear this Praying you will know he is truly at peace and hopefully with time you might find another pet to love

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CARAFAE37 12/4/2012 9:58PM

    This brings tears to my eye! I am so sorry :(

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BECKYSFRIEND 12/4/2012 9:58PM

    emoticon our pets are very special

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    I am sooo sorry. I remember when or Roxy got her second round of cancer. We had all moved out of the house & Mom called us to the house to day our good byes. 15 yrs later I still miss her.

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