Saturday, July 18, 2009
I finally made it back to the pool today. I have been doing things like helping clean up a place at church to lock up supplies and moving stuff here at home. It was great to get back in the pool, do my shoulder exercises and get to swimming again.
I did get one thing that was frustrating. I was told that swimming won't help you lose weight. It is a great exercise and builds muscle, but doesn't help lose weight. Here I thought I was doing a good thing toward losing weight by swimming. I have trouble with walking because of my hips. I am not sure what other exercises I can do for weight loss. I do try to get to the weight room some, but don't get there as often as the pool. I can just do more in the pool.
After the pool I went and watched some square dancing for a while. I am wondering if I can borrow a friend for a partner and try that again. That might help with the weight loss, too.
Monday, July 13, 2009
My inspiration for trying again to lose weight is gone. A big celebration was planned for her 100th birthday next month. Saturday, my cousin called to tell me she had passed away that morning. I had just talked to her the week before and was looking forward to seeing her one more time. She was the one relative on that side of the family who always saw me as a normal human being and not a failure, the black sheep, or some retarded, slow brained outcast. Now I don't have my parents or my aunt to talk to anymore. They have decided that her party will go on, but as a memorial and celebration of her life. I might or might not go. She is the only one who would have wanted to see me there, but I know that she would have.
Thursday, July 09, 2009
I didn't try weighing in, so I doubt that there was any improvement there, but I had a fun time at the pool today. I met the therapist there to get reminded of the exercises for my shoulder problem, which turned out to be considered strength exercises. You use the floats and the water to react like weights, only you do them the opposite direction as weights.
After Matt left, a lady came in and asked if she could have a ball. They brought in a big beach ball and we batted that around for the next hour. I wasn't quite sure how to put it in the fitness page, but I know that I ended up working more doing that than all the swimming across the pool I have been doing. The lifeguard joined us in the ball playing. That was such a fun way to get in an hour of exercise.
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