Saturday, December 29, 2012
I'm just saying:
My friends stayed home.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
I am so annoyed today. I had a 7:45 appointment this morning for bloodwork and it did not go well. My veins are always difficult but this morning they poked me three times and still did not draw any blood.
I told the tech that normally it is necessary to draw blood using the back of my left hand using a very small needle or a butterfly. That is the most reliable place. So what does he do? He insists on using the bend of my elbow. Sure enough, no blood. So he calls in a woman to do the deed. I pointed out the places where I have been successfully poked before. What did she do? Poked an area near my wrist and blew the vein. No blood. Then she proceeds to poke me in the bend of my elbow AGAIN! No blood.
For the last three years, I have been having bloodwork done at an average of monthly, sometimes more often, and I pretty well know which veins work and which don't. I HATE NEEDLES and I hate when they not only poke but then start wiggling the needle around trying to find a vein. Now, I have a knot and bruise near my wrist and bruises in the bend of my elbow. . I also greatly dislike people who do not listen.
Now, I have to decide where I am going to go to get blood drawn before I see the doctor next Friday, fast again and get poked again. Oh well, maybe the fasting will make me lose a couple more pounds.
Friday, October 05, 2012
We have had torrential rain off and on for the last two days. Yesterday, while lunching in a local restaurant with a long-time friend and my daughter, the rain began bucketing down. It was decided that since she was the youngest one there, my daughter Marie would go to her vehicle and get an umbrella and return to escort us to our cars. I knew she had one of the small folding umbrellas in her truck so as she was about to leave, I told her, "Rie, I have a large umbrella in the front floor of my car, just bring it instead of yours. I left the driver's side door unlocked so you can just jump in and grab it quickly."
I noticed that she was gone for a while but eventually she returned, soaking wet, but carrying two umbrellas, neither of which was mine, but I didn't say anything. She duly escorted my friend to her car and then we agreed that she would drive me home since it was storming so badly, she could dry her clothing, and then we would return later for my car.
As we drove down the interstate, the conversation went something like this:
Mom, you didn't leave your driver's side car door unlocked."
"Oh, I'm sorry. I thought I did."
"You did leave your passenger door unlocked though."
"Oh, really?" Mentally, I'm thinking, chemo brain again. Since my electric locks aren't working, I would have had to walk around the car locking each door individually and I definitely didn't remember doing that.
"Anyway, the umbrella wasn't in the front; it was in the back."
"It was in the front. I saw it just as was getting out of the car and thought about taking it inside with me but I didn't. I forgot."
"No, it was in the back, right next to the litter box."
"LItter box? I don't have a litter box in my car. I do have a gallon of coolant on the back seat." I was thinking she mispoke and meant to say litter as I used to buy the brand of litter in the gallon jug when I had a cat.
"It was a litter box sitting right next to the umbrella!"
"Rie, why would I have a litter box in my car? I don't have a cat!"
So, if you drive a Saturn identical to mine, and if you are missing a blue-and-white umbrella, you can claim it, if you can tell me where and when it disappeared from your car.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Remind me again….
Just please, remind me again, oh Lord.
Remind me again, why am I struggling to reach a healthy weight? Remind me again… why am I exercising? Remind me again, if I love my water aerobics classes, why have I missed the last three or four sessions? Remind me again, why am I tracking (or not tracking) what I eat, why am I avoiding some foods I love, why am I feeling guilty if I am not Sparking every day?
I hate to diet!!
I hate to exercise! I hate tracking! NO, I don’t hate Spark or my Spark friends; they are the best. I don’t want to have to think about all of these things; I just want to eat whatever I want and do whatever I want.
Remind me that I feel so much better and have so much more energy when I eat healthy. Remind me that I actually love fruits and vegetables so why is it so difficult to eat enough servings every day instead of eating junk.
Remind me that a little over two years ago, I could not get out of bed but now I can walk four miles. True, I walk slowly and I am gasping for breath, but I can do it.
Remind me that although I have been struggling to lose the same few pounds over and over again the last few weeks, I am still 50 pounds lighter than I was at my heaviest.
Remind me that although my body aches and I am so stiff when I have been sitting for a while that I can barely move, I feel better when I exercise and there are many people who will never feel better no matter how much they exercise.
Remind me that I placed my life in your hands but I understand I have to do my part by trying to eat right, exercise and educate myself about nutrition.
Remind me again that IT CAN BE DONE! I only have to spend time with my Spark teams and read all the success stories to know this is true.
Just please, remind me again, oh Lord.
Friday, June 01, 2012
This is a test to determine if it is too late to begin a new, healthier lifestyle:
1. Did you wake up this morning?
2. Do you plan to wake up tomorrow morning?
If you have answered yes to both of these questions, then no, it is not too late to lose weight, gain strength and begin a new lifestyle.
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