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Friday, December 14, 2012

I am finally over being sick! Yay! And it only took me two weeks!
One thing I have learned in 41 years is that when I get sick, the germs make a beeline to my chest. Do not collect go, do not collect 200 dollars.
I am positive it is a wonderful effect from 25 years of smoking. Sad thing is that I still crave it even though I have been smoke free for a few years now, almost 4 years actually.

I was able to get out and walk a mile on Wednesday and also went out today too. I was afraid that being inactive for 2 whole weeks would have set me back, but I haven't gained any weight and my walking times weren't too bad, the first day out was 23.5 minutes and today was 21 minutes. It didn't take too long for my left ankle to tighten back up. I think that when I fell on it awhile back, I probably sprained it up high.
My plan is to take it easy with the walking until the end of the year. I am keeping it at a mile only every other day, after the first of the year, I want to start ramping up on my mileage slowly and I am holding off on any jogging until after I can afford a new pair of shoes.
Oh yes...and after my beau and I wrenched my foot around a few weeks ago, trying to maneuver the cuboid bone in my foot...that part actually feels better! I am sure that the way we did it was incorrect and I know it put extra strain on my ankle, but at least that part is better!

I did give in and go shoe trying on even though I couldn't afford to buy any. I found a pair of Asics that were pretty comfortable and I also tried on the Nike Lunarglides that some article 'recommended' based on my weight and a few other criteria....they felt HORRIBLE! I was so disappointed because I love Nike. They just don't work for me any more.

Since I let all exercise go while I was sick, I don't know if I am feeling especially lazy or if I am just going to build back up to going all out every day. For now, I will be walking every other day and on opposite days, I will be working on some stretches, yoga poses, and planking.

In other bad/good news....I need hearing aids. In both ears. Worse news is that those suckers cost more than I make in a month. Before taxes are deducted. Each. And my insurance covers zero dollars on them.
The good news and total surprise is that they do carry an 'economy' brand that they didn't tell me about at my first appointment and .....I was approved for a loan! The surprise part is that while I do not have bad credit, I do not have ANY credit history. I never had a credit card or financed a car or anything. Now, when I try to get a loan...or more recently, even a Target credit card, I am instantly turned down, so the phone call from the doctor's office was a huge pick me up! I have a consultation appointment on Tuesday, I can't wait! I am hoping that getting my hearing fixed will help out a bit with my balance issues.

So if you haven't fallen asleep on your keyboard reading my blog full of nothin, I just wanted to let y'all know that I am still here and I promise to make my next blog full of tidbits that everyone will want to read!

Take care of you.
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    I didn't fall asleep; this was a great blog. I am glad that you are finally over that cold and back into walking. My mother's podiatrist actually told her that Nikes were the worst shoes for people with feet issues; go figure. I love asiscs and new balance; they are the best things to happen to my feet. I am also glad that you will be able to get the hearing aids after all. Great to hear that you are still here and progressing emoticon
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