Time for some randomness…
I managed to get in my 90 minutes of exercise this week for the first time in way too long. It felt pretty good too… I just have to keep reminding myself so I don’t forget again.
I managed to stay in or very close to my calories each day for the first time in WAY, way too long!
It’s progress at least.
I went to a local running store a couple of weeks ago and got “fitted” for a new pair of running shoes. I’ve been wearing a pair of Under Armor shoes that rub the back of my right foot if I don’t put a Band-Aid on first. The new shoes were awful though… big, clunky, hot, and they made my ankles hurt. Apparently I have a lot of ankle movement when I walk so the girl that picked out shoes for me picked a shoe to correct that. That didn’t work out too well though. I returned them yesterday and the guy that watched me walk this time just put me in a neutral shoe and they felt much better. I will try them out tomorrow morning… and I really hope that these work out because I hate returning/exchanging stuff! The new shoes were a bit cheaper too so I have a store credit for the difference.
I’m starting to get anxious about graduation… and I’m honestly thinking about backing out of the whole walk across the stage thing. For me it was never about walking across a stage in front of a bunch of people, it was about completing the degree, which I have done and I already have it in my possession. A few people would love to see me actually walk across the stage so I basically said I’d do it for them. I’m not really sure if mom will be able to make it though since she’s still recovering from the neck surgery and my stepdad works that night so I don’t know if he’d be able to make it either. And I have to take half a day off of work to participate in the graduation after already missing a bunch of time when mom was in the hospital. I don’t know… the more I think about it the less I want to do it now. And I have absolutely nothing to wear… I have ZERO nice clothes
Speaking of clothes… I need to start buying some Summer clothes so that I have stuff to wear on our vacation in June. So far I have a bathing suit and one pair of capris. I just wish I could bypass the trying on clothes part of the shopping though. I guess my brain hasn’t caught on to the fact that I’m not ginormous anymore so I have a hard time picking stuff that is the right size… so I spend FOREVER trying on stuff only to realize it’s all way too big. Then I try on the sizes that actually fit and I feel uncomfortable because I’m so used to hiding in my clothes. And online shopping is a nightmare now because I almost always have to return and exchange for a smaller size.
Mom seems to be doing well. She said her neck is stiff from the brace and she desperately wants to take it off, but that probably won’t be allowed for a few more weeks. She is back home now instead of staying with my stepdad’s mom, Mae. Mae’s house is a single level so it was easier for mom to stay there for the first few days out of the hospital and Mae is always home so she had someone with her all the time there. While she was in the hospital they were giving her a nicotine patch since she’s a smoker and they obviously weren’t going to let her go outside to smoke. When she went to Mae’s house I bought her a box of the patches in hopes that she wouldn’t start smoking again. I talked to her yesterday and asked if she was still using the patch and she said yes. When I mentioned packing up all of the cigarette crap like ashtrays and stuff at her house though she seemed hesitant. She claimed she was trying to quit before she went into the hospital and was down to 7 cigarettes a day from her usual 1-2 packs a day but her hesitation makes me nervous. Ultimately I know it’s her decision, but I really, really hope she quits this time… I’ve been hoping that for most of my life though.
Polar SUCKS!!! I just had to throw that in here! As everyone is aware, I’ve been fighting with them about the heart rate monitor that only works for 6 weeks and then stops receiving a signal. The first time they sent me a new chest strap and a new transmitter. That worked for about 6 weeks and then stopped receiving a signal… so I called them again. This time around they made me box everything up and return it to them for inspection. In my note to them I mentioned that I have a medical condition that causes my heart rate to spike/drop out and if I don’t catch it in time I will pass out. Having a functional HRM helps me keep an eye on that while I exercise so I don’t hurt myself. Well, the idiots jumped all over that and told me that my condition is what’s causing the HRM to not work properly because it worked just fine for them. Ugh! They told me that their products are designed to work for people with a “NORMAL” heart. I told the jackass that there is NOTHING wrong with my heart… I’ve had many, many tests done by several doctors and it is NOT my heart. He kept arguing with me though and basically said they were sending the crap back to me as is. I will never, ever buy another Polar product!
In other HRM news… I finally figured out what was going on with the Garmin HRM… you know, that caused me to throw a tantrum and totally skip my workout the other day. *Rolling my eyes* The first time I used it there were a bunch of question prompts… “Use indoors?” “Pair foot pod?” “Pair heart rate monitor?” So I set it up easily… but I had a bit of trouble when I was trying to upload the data to my computer after my workout and I had to reset the device. The next time I turned it on there were no prompts and I couldn’t figure out how to get the foot pod and the HRM to activate. The manual they sent with it was useless… so after throwing a tantrum and changing into my PJs I looked it up online and found out that instead of pressing the menu button I needed to press and HOLD it to access the right settings so that I could turn on the foot pod and HRM… and now it works just fine, imagine that!
Well, this is probably enough randomness for one blog! I hope you all have a great weekend!