Saturday, August 21, 2010
Time DOES fly when we're having fun. The fair was a good time. Ate lots of "treats", ate well, but late Wed, had some chocolate Thurs and 1/2 a rib dinner and a small DQ choc dip cone on the way home. Funny that the food was what I started to write about first. Someday I hope that it isn't so important. We DID have a good time. We saw all the displays and 4-H entries. Got our picture taken for free at the Electric Company Bldg. I look a little different this year. The weather was warm, but not as humid as other times. We enjoyed our ride across the state to Cabela's. Did some shopping, then to the late dinner, which we never do, then got a room. We were both exhausted.
Thurs was warmer and much more humid, but that didn't matter since we were in the car or in stores. Went back to Cabela's for the "sale day". We didn't get as many things as we had planned, but that's okay. I got a couple "Life is Good" shirts. I love the brand and believe the saying. I bought a sporting t-shirt with the store name on it and a pic of a German Shorthair. I sure do miss my Freedom (dog), now I have a shirt that looks like her.
Cabela's is part of a mall, so I took the time to check out the stores that had dresses. I'll keep looking until I find "the" dress for dd's wedding next July. Dh was so understanding. A real trooper. We stopped at several places along the way home, but I didn't find it yet. He got a pretty good idea of what I'm looking for. After we got home, he was on the computer for a very long time. I finally went in and asked what he was doing and he told me he was looking at dresses. He's such a hoot, sometimes. He tries, but really doesn't understand that it has to be the perfect dress, but with his cooperation, it will be much easier to find. I have a "girls shopping day" planned in a few weeks. So much for that. I'm back on track with water, food and exercise and looking forward to a loss!! Have a great weekend!
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Boy did I sleep well!!
I DID however, find out yesterday, that I'm still just too out of shape to walk my hilly road for 30 mins then do my home gym workout, especially the move for my legs. OUCH!! Hurt everytime I tried to sit down (which was a flop down) and it didn't feel too swell when I tried to get up either. Feeling better today and probably WILL get that 30 mins in.
My Dr was impressed at my continued weight loss. I'm going to take the cholesterol med faithfully for the next 6 weeks, then get another blood test. She DID say that she will order therapy for my limited joint mobility. It's already MUCH better than it was when I started this, so I'm excited.
We are planning on going to State Fair and maybe a trip to the Cabela's near St Louis(they have a pretty nice sale going on)...today or tomorrow. It's already 9:30 and dh hasn't said a word about leaving.??? I've asked each day," what day are we going", so waiting to hear from him. MEN!! This would be a perfect day for the fair, if it's all cloudy like here. It's usually so oppressive.
Hoping everyone has a great Wednesday! Hump Day Happiness to the workforce out there!!
NEWSFLASH: We're going to the fair as soon as I pack an overnight bag, because we ARE going to Cabela's too. Spontinaity...good thing I have it!!! Guess I'll be getting that "30 min" + walk in today. Peace out!
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Finally! I think it's been over a month. The air is still cool this morning and finally dry. I'm guessin' that's why my scheduled exercising is finished already.
I go see my doctor after lunch. Hopefully, we can come up with a plan. I sure don't want to have to stay on cholesterol medication from now on. Maybe, I'll be able to cut back on the arthritis medication. Since I forgot to take it after breakfast, did my exercise and really didn't hurt much. Hmmm.
Keep on Sparkin'!!
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Now yesterday was a good day. Got my home gym workout in, ate sensibly all day, drank my water, pulled some weeds (that, as most know that read my blogs, is one of me worst habits ;) ) Finished painting the little lawn ornaments, THEN, I went to the mailbox. There was the results of my blood test. The one that I was hoping the numbers would be excellent.
My goals with this weight loss are to be healthier, lessen arthritis pain and get off cholesterol medication. I've lost some weight, 45 lbs since needing the cholesterol med, the arthritis has gotten somewhat better as has flexibility and I'm feeling so much better. However, I still need the pain medication.
When I was 255 and eating as I pleased, I wasn't on medication at all. Now that I have lost the weight, I have equally high cholesterol, as the first time diagnosed, which happens to be AFTER I started taking pain med for the arthritis. So I'm feeling a bit defeated. I have been to a specialist, had the MRI which shows that I have the arthritis and degenerative bone disease with no cushion in one hip joint, so "good candidate for hip replacement"...that's for OLD people, not me!!) and places in the upper and lower spine where the cushions are gone. So, I'm guessin, I will need the pain med to be able to do the things I want. Thus, keeping my cholesterol up if I don't take that medication.
I will make an appointment with my doctor tomorrow and see what we can do. She's awesome, cute and my "birthday buddy", so I know she cares. In the meantime, I will be cheerful and will try to just continue to do healthy things and keep on praying. Maybe this is just my cross to bear.
Okay, wah wah wah!!! I'm done!! Have a great Sunday everyone and God Bless all y'all!!
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