Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Woohoo! My new tech toys have arrived! Had no problem setting them up at all! Then was stymied by the manual problem. I struggled for an hour on each hand trying to get the band on. Couldn't do it!
But other good news was my leisure card authorization arrived!! So I could go to my low impact & Sculpt and Zumba classes! So I went and asked the instructor of my first class if she could get it on, but no luck, so I held on to it for my class, and then when I went down to sign up for my Zumba class, the front desk lady got it on for me! But I noticed it was on backwards according to the instructions!
During my class, I felt it vibrate and wondered what went on. Had no idea.
When I set up my scale, it requested me to name it!! Tired and hungry, I just typed in the last class I attended, Zumba lol. It said I weighed 135 and some decimal and that my body fat % was 24 something (I refuse to pay attention to fractions) This will be far from accurate due to my illness yesterday as I must have lost 6 lbs of waste through my GI tract. Pretty sure it was mild food poisoning from the festival. Stomach kind of cranky today too, but more tolerable. I know you are supposed to be well hydrated before you take a body fat % and I confess I had very little water during my two fitness classes and never had any after either. So when I weighed in, I was likely very dehydrated. But I wanted to try sleep tonight instead of getting up to pee every hour :-P The only bad thing about late night classes :-(
So I will be off to Mom's tomorrow (internet abyss) Last four days to get ready for the garden bus tours coming to Mom's on Sunday, she will be frantic getting everything just so, and all the last minute weeding, deadheading and clean up of such a large yard will be incredible!
Have a great rest of the week and weekend!
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Tuesday, July 22, 2014
It started soon after my exercise was done this morning. Bathroom runs. Managed to shower and make it to the club. Another bathroom run. Phone call that my number one helper (the woman who helps out the most at the club) was not coming to bridge today :-( Got lucky there were two qualified people who could hand out the boards for me without messing it up. Then the director calls started. A steady stream. I am usually able to pick the best time to use the facilities, when the round is changing then there are usually no calls. But this woman actually went looking for me in the bathroom!! They had gotten the boards mixed up while playing them. Its not something I could really help with. I can't say what they played on each hand!!! So without my marvelous Mary, I had to set up extra tables when needed while selling entries and then put everything away when the game was over and tidy up the tables (put cups and pencils away, etc.), a tedious chore with one arm. So I was home much later then normal. Got home in time for another bathroom run. Took medicine, went to bed. The same woman who followed me into the washroom phoned me about those boards again (did I mention bridge players are fanatics??) Didn't really sleep that well and just gave it up.
Started catching up on Sparks, and decided to see if supper would agree with me. I had missed my pain meds and was feeling it. Supper did not feel good or bad, but astonishingly, had another run to the biffy :(( Store is closed so can't get any more anti diarrhea meds :-(( I live near a mall that closes early and there is nothing, not even a confectionery, that is within easy walking distance (the nearest is 40 minutes fast walk out, not possible when you could need a washroom at any minute). I am hydrating very well (never a problem with me) but still feel a little dizzy and light headed.
No weigh in today for me. Losing everything out of your GI tract means an automatic 6 lb unearned weight loss, so did not even bother stepping on the scale.
Disappointed I couldn't help Mom with the painting of her sidewalk although I am not sure what I could do other than printing as a 'lefty' I am artistic and could easily draw designs, but that is with my right. Having the commit to bridge means I can't get over there soon enough to try as the rains are supposed to start Wednesday, when I am free :-(
Still trying to catch up on blogs, I am sure there are still some I have missed, do let me know. I lost a day on chores so not sure I will get them done before getting to Mom's.
Hope you all have had a better day!
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Its official! Down to 137 from a high of 144! Going to Mom's to help in the garden and to the Taste Of Saskatchewan. I will indulge, but hopefully be able to work it off. May gain a little sodium weight back.
I am going unplugged no computer so see you back either late Sunday or Monday afternoon!
Have a great weekend all!
Thursday, July 17, 2014
I am furious with my Mom :-( She was hiding an attempted break-in from me :-( A few days ago, when they left on one of their frequent shopping trips for the garden, someone tried to jimmy the back garage door, then noticed the back window was open and took the screen off. Darling dog Daisy must have discouraged them and they took off, throwing the screen in the neighbour's yard. Mom thinks they were watching from the bush on the hill and waiting for them to leave. They must have been just passing through otherwise they would have known there was a dog there as Mom keeps Daisy outside with her when she is working on the yard. They usually never leave that window open when they leave, but they were just going on a short trip. Lesson learned, I hope. It was the hottest day of the year at 84, and I guess they wanted to keep the air moving. But you can't let your guard down in the city for an instant.
My surgeon was pleased with how my arm looked and I prompted him on how long I have been waiting for the final reconstructive surgery (since April) and he thought that was too long according to the new policy of the Health Region not to have to wait longer than two or three months. He is a young specialist so might not have any pull with the booking office, so I will see if he can get any action on it.
I fast walked from the hospital to the festival and stayed for three hours enjoying the music. My friend's band couldn't make it, but she sung a few songs with the replacement band whom she had used to sing with. I began the long, hot walk home. It was our hottest day at 84, but fortunately had cooled quite a bit as soon as the sun started setting. After four miles of swatting mosquitoes away from my head, I noticed my Nike Tom Tom GPS watch froze at that distance. Then after a long while started again. When I finally got home and loaded it, I discovered it never registered the hospital walk and a large gap was missing from the long walk. It also didn't show a map like it normally does. I did notice it took a very long time for getting a reading from the satellite. I have a feeling the dense forest fire smoke has been preventing it from getting a lock. When the sun set, it was blood red. I noticed the back of my ankle was biting, and I thought I got a grass burr or something, but pulled up my sock and couldn't find anything. When I took my socks off, there was blood there but I couldn't make out what was bugging it. I am pleased my feet didn't bother me from all that pavement walking (I had also did 4 miles in the morning which the watch had no trouble tracking, but it was clearer then too).
I checked my snail mail and was astonished to find I moved up into the new, top tier of Air Miles reward miles, Onyx! I was given a new, spiffy black card with a silver logo! Apparently, you need to collect 6000 air miles for this status! They must have made a mistake, or Mom's been buying out Rona for all her garden supplies :-P Being off my RA medicines means I am not accumulating those huge air miles anymore :-(
After my troubles with the GPS watch, I decided to put those air miles to good use and ordered the Fitbit Flex and Fitbit WiFi Scale that was in the Air Miles catalogue. I thought it would be nice not having to always push a bunch of buttons and wait for it to activate. I am all for anything you don't have to work at :-P
The only thing hurting me was my back, really painful, so I am not going to do much today. I do have a lot of hand washing my sweat soaked work out gear (eww) so I better get at it. Don't want the apartment smelling any worse then it is already with my neighbour's smoke and the forest fire smoke as well :-(
I hope you all have a wonderful, cooler day today!
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