Saturday, May 15, 2010
I got up this morning and was going to go to the gym but decided I would clean house and do one of my new Leslie Sansone indoor walking dvds (5 Miles Advanced//1st miles w/3# hand weights/2nd mile fast/3rd mile using the walk belt/4th miles fast/5th miles with resistance band, in 65 mins plus a 5 min. cooldown. Very good workout.
Phred was upset he didn't get his morning walk. Hard for him to understand that he can't walk more than a mile for 7 days. His medication makes him feel so good that I am sure he has forgotten all about his pain. Hell he even trys to bite me and growls at me when I give it to him. I tell him he will get his favorite treat afterwards and he understands that. Maybe he will start to associate being good taking the meds with getting the treat, you just never know with him.
Pretty boring day today, same old same old.
Regarding Jim, he and my husband are good buddies. He ask my husband is I was ill again because he knows I have Lupus. "Why? No" my husband replied to him. I guess Jim thought I must be sick because I was getting so thin. LOL Jeff said "I told you she has been doing all this exercising and following this online program". Jim said "Well, hell I guess it's working'. Sort of made me feel happy that somebody noticed the difference but not that he thought I was sick with my Lupus again.
I know my friend/neighbor Rosa keeps telling me how good I look. The other day at the gym, Rosa's husband Francisco and I go to 24Hrs. He say's your getting so thin, you're going to melt away. I guess all the hard work is really starting to show when others take notice. I am smiling all the way to the bank or in this case to my Sparks friends. Woo Hoo
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Last night, while Phred was playing with my son Frank, he hurt himself. Phred is like a :"rat on crack" and has more energy than a Mexican Jumping bean. He jumped down onto our hardwood floor and "Yelped". We couldn't find anything wrong with him but he would not jump up to be caught in my arms. This is his favorite game, to jump up and have one of us catch him. He wouldn't even jump onto my lap on the couch. He was so mellow and not his normal happy crazy ass doggy self that we have learned to love.
Anyway after I got back from the gym this morning I called the vet. Frank and I took him at 3pm and the vet did an exam and took his temp. He seemed to have a small temp., but the vet thinks that may be because he appeared to have hurt his back or spine. He gave him 2 shots, one a type of steroid and another muscle relaxer. He also gave me pills for him to take 2 times a day. He is not to jump at all, if we can help it. Can't chase any birds or cats that may come into the yard. Tomorrow I can take him for a walk but no longer than a mile. We had worked up to almost 3 miles in the morning and 1 in the afternoon.
He has to rest for the next 2 weeks. If he doesn't get better, of course we will take him back to the vet I tell you after the shots kicked in, Phred was already feeling better, but I know it was the medication not that the inflammation or injury was any better. He may not be the same dog after this because jumping may cause him to hurt himself again. I hope at least he starts to be a bit more normal for him. I just don't know how we will manage with Phred not being "Phred the Wonder Dog" anymore. Yeah, he is crazier than a fruitcake but when he isn't feeling well, he has the saddest eyes you have ever seen.
He is just hanging around the house not doing too much today. I don't even think he is upset that he gets no walk today.
I will have to walk by myself tonight a least for a few miles.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Actually it was market day. I keep forgetting to wear my pedometer when I go to the market just to see how far I walk when I am getting groceries. Just a space cadet, I guess. Came home and took Phred for a walk, ate lunch. Watched some soaps, exercised to a new dvd, showered, took Phred for his afternoon walk. Made dinner: marinated round steak, grilled with corn cob, cinnamon apple sauce, Thomas Bagel thins. Need to get up early tomorrow, want to hit the gym. Getting my hair cut on Friday morning.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Did normal routine, get up, eat breakfast, walk Phred and then I went to the gym today. I am trying to go 3 or 4 times a week. I always exercise by walking Phred 2 times a day and when I don't go to the gym I use my indoor walking dvd's + 30 Day Shred. I did about 35 mins of strength on the machines today along with cardio of 45 mins.
Came home, ate lunch, watched last half of OLTL & then GH. Showered, got on the computer to do Sparks stuff. Cooked dinner, walked Phred and now I am sitting here waiting for TBL and Lost tonight. Thats it for today. Pretty normal day for me.
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