OK, I am planning to get back in the game. I have gained allot of weight back currently I was 179 at the doctors on the 29th of Dec. and I am not too happy about that at all.
November sucked because I sprained my ankle on the 1st and was told to stay off of it for 10 days. Then I had an eye infection that made it difficult to be in the sun. After that I got the flu that last for close to 10 days. Guess what November was shot. I gained close to 15 lbs during the month. lol
The men have been working hard on the house (construction) which I didn't help out much with partly because I have been having problems with my medications. My Rheumy kept trying to lower the dose of Celcept but I kept having stomach problems and just could no longer tolerate it. I had been on this drug since spring of 2009. He is afraid to stop giving me any medications: because he/we (my hubby) know that eventually my kidneys will not work properly again. So now I am back on Immuran and hope it works. I was taking Immuran for about 10 yrs up till spring of 2009 when it stopped working for me. We are hoping for the best since I can not tolerate many of the other medications that can be used. Of course there is a new Lupus drug out now but getting insurance companies to pay for new stuff is like pulling teeth. We shall hope for the best.
Have been doing a lot of bowling. Having fun league bowling every week. The alley has been having specials for league bowlers where you pay $10 and can bowl all you want. I did this on Christmas afternoon and also yesterday the first. I bowl 9 games myself b/4 some of my bowling friends showed up so I was pretty tired out last night.
Joined the January Jump start challenge today, so I am a couple of days behind on the workout but will catch up with no problem. Plan on tracking my exercise mins. and food starting this week as well. Hope to be here for my friends once again. xo
I really wanted to share this close up and show the eye lashes I wore as "Cher". My husband friends sent it our way. Haven't been online for over a week because I serverely sprained my ankle. I am going to download pictures tomorrow of the current housework (construction) and will include the picture of the ankle.
My DH and I went to a friends Halloween party on the 29th. I was the DD and only had water and very little to eat. Asparagus with ham wraps (2), and a mini cupcake. Not too shabby.
Jeff drank about 6 drinks, some kind of punch that really had a punch. He always thinks he is OK to drive. His friend Mike told him to give me the keys and he handed them over. Jeff doesn't like to give up control of anything but his friend knew he should not be driving. Jeff makes me nervous when he is a passenger because you can tell by his body language he is tense. He yawned all the way home and was in bed asleep b/4 I got all my make-up off. So glad I was driving and not drinking.
Me as Cher, our friend Bob (Mad Ape Man) and DH Jeff as "Sonny the Pimp"
Scariest costume our friend Mike as the "Headless" guy.
Cutest couple (they just got engaged)
Jeff, another friend named Bob as a Vampire and the host "Chef"
Must have an "Elivra" at a Halloween party
Our friend Dan as "The Dirty Old Man" from "Laugh In" tv show from the 1960's/70's.
Jeff as "Sonny the Pimp", our friend Carl "Pirate" & Bob the "Vampire".
We have been doing some roof work, still on the house. But now we should be making progress because Jeff has some time off of work. It is starting to come along and I will post pictures in another blog.
Hope all have a safe and sane Halloween night!
I use to bowl on league back in the early to mid 1990's. I have always enjoy the game. After having cervical spine surgery I was not sure I would be able to bowl again. One of my sisters had the same surgery with only 4 pins and a plate and she can't. I have 6 pins and a plate. I started slowly only bowling occasionally. I was not very good but I had fun. I started going every month, then a couple of time a month. I always a really bad game, normally the first game.
Anyway on Sat. I went with my son, was having a normal day with one game under 100 and the rest above 120 - 139. We bowled six or seven games. Frank said he didn't want to bowl the last game. I decided to bowl both games. I bowled a 149 for my son and bowled a 216 for myself. Today I bowled my first game 97, 2nd 127 and 141 for the 3rd. Our team won 2 out of the 3 games played. I think I will come early from now on a bowl 1 or 2 games to warm up because I seem to bowl better the long I play. lol
Our weather has warmed up again and we are expected 100 degrees for the next two days. Oh I also did a 7 miles river walk with my friend Irene on Sunday. It was perfect, not too hot. The mountains look great and the river had a lot of water in it. Also went to the gym yesterday and had a good 90 min cardio workout along with taking Phred for his daily walk.
I am feeling so much better since I went off the Celcept. I hope when I see my doctor in November that I don't have to go back on Prenidsone. I would really dislike that.