Today was not a Sparking day, I knew it would happen some day but did not anticipate it would be today.
I woke up early because I had a Podiatrist appointment at 9.45am. I wanted to get ahead of my day by answering e-mails and returning comments to other Spark friends.
I actually did accomplish much of that by 9.30am when I left for the podiatrist office. I needed to have my foot checked since I had developed a form of Plantar Fasciitis. It is not a pain in the bottom of my foot it is in the tendon but they do insist the fascia is the culprit.
I have been doing my resistance band exercise almost daily because I was told to stretch the fascia to improve it. The Dr said it was much improved and to just keep doing what I am doing. Good news there. This podiatrist actually makes orthotics right in his office and they cost one tenth of the price for the custom orthotics. That way we can have them in at least two pairs of shoes so we do not have to keep changing them. It works for both DH and I since we both have P.F.
After the office visit we had to return the shower head that was purchased yesterday it did not fit well on the shower attachment already in the bathroom wall. After a lot of searching we found one I liked and we took it home.
After lunch we had to put the shower head on since I needed to wash my hair.
Our plan was to walk the rail trail in the afternoon when it warmed up a little but it began to rain and turned to snow so we did not walk at all. I decided to walk in the afternoon on the tread mill. I had just gone down to our basement gym when someone rang the doorbell. It was our German friend she was away all weekend and had come to tell us about her trip with all of her family to Bretton Woods New Hampshire to celebrate her DH birthday.
They had a great time.
They swam in a heated outdoor pool but had to walk through the snow to get to it. I was envious she could get all three of her sons to get together like that but they do not live as far away as ours do, so I must put that behind me.
While my friend was visiting DH had fixed the shower and he remembered a travel brochure my friend wanted to see. He went to the hall closet to get the brochure and as he opened the bi-fold louver doors the doors came of their track. Our friend acted like it was her fault so we had to reassure her it had happened before. Only once when the rugs were laid but we did not tell her that.
The phone rang and it was my Drs Office, my Dr is going away and they wanted to reschedule my appointment for Thursday I agreed and thought nothing of it.
Our friend left and DH said to me what about your blood work.
I had forgotten I am having Lipid profile to be done before next visit so to get it done it has to be tonight. I had to change our dinner plans from Chef Megs Lasagna, I was not about to eat cheese before a fasting 14 hour Lipid Profile test.
We opted for Haddock- lots of protein, a baked potato quite small to help keep me feeling full and chicken soup from yesterday, I am so glad there was still enough for both of us, I even ate microwave apple crisp. Everything went in to the tracker it always does.
After supper I washed my hair with the new shower attachment it took a bit of learning but it will work well for me. It has no handle to hold the shower head. it is a palm head it slides right over my hand so I can wash my hair so much easier.
I went down stairs and with wet hair I was shivering so I had to decide my priorities. I had to forgo my fitness minutes and came back upstairs and we put on the propane stove to heat up the room and we watched a Netflix movie together.
I rarely feel hungry but I really wanted my oat bran tonight.
I have eaten 1,685 calories and burned 1706. That is as close as I have ever been to equal I always burn more that I eat. Today instead of minus 7 to 800 I am at minus 21.
I have 14 hours to go and my BS will most likely get low. At the lab I have to lie down because I have small veins and my BP drops so I am not exactly looking forward to this .
It has been a strange day. The doors are still off the closet we will deal with them tomorrow after we have been to our senior college lecture on Maine Two foot track railways.
Pat in Maine, I hear DH making his night time tea and I want a cup too.