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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Well it's certainly been an interesting week, but before I get to that, I just wanted to mention my motivational collage that I have for the BLC challenge. I have thumbtacked to my wall 3 poster board collages with motivational messages on them such as "If you have the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed" and other good quotes like that. I need to add more to it, but I gotta print them out and get them glued on. By the time I'm done, I'll probably have the house covered in poster board collages, lol.

Anyway, back to the week. I noticed earlier this week that my dog has been limping a lot more, having a hard time moving, and once it was like her back legs gave out and I knew her arthritis was getting worse. So I get her in to the vet and her kidneys can't handle the pain meds she needs. She has a mild form of kidney damage and her kidneys are releasing too much protein back into the blood stream. And she's overweight. Which I thought was odd cuz she's not as big as she used to be and she has a nice waist line, but I'm not a vet. So the vet gave me some dog food to give her that's designed to help the kidneys and told me to put her on a very strict diet and walk her to help her arthritis. I hate walking in this town, I must say. But for her, I'll do it. And plus, what helps her helps me, right? So I didn't have to put her down, which I was prepared to do so she doesn't have to suffer, but since it took 3 of us to hold her down for the blood draw, we all decided she's still too strong to let go at this point. They also gave me some treats that are supposed to help her joints and that. So we shall see what happens. I just gotta get up earlier to walk her and walk her when I get home from work, weather permitting of course. Winter's not over yet. I was walking her yesterday morning and we only went two blocks before she started really dragging, so we turned around and went back home. That made me sad because last year we walked a half mile no problems and a few years ago, we'd walk 4 miles a day together with no problems and she'd drag me for about the first mile before she calmed down and walked with me. I'm sure we can slowly build her back up if we keep at it and it will probably be easier once the cold stops, but it's still sad for me to think about my poor baby having such a hard time with it. I might as well blog about her journey as well as mine since we're on the same one now, lol.

On a happier note, I FINALLY finished all the bankruptcy paperwork and can send that off tomorrow when the mail is running again. I'm so happy. It took me a month to do between my job and me trying to make myself healthier again. Now to just send it and get through the court hearing. I don't like that part, but it can't be helped. At least I'll be able to make a clean break and start over new.

And while I didn't do as well as I had hoped on my detox and exercising, I still managed a 3.4 pound loss and stayed gluten free all week. I feel much better and ready to go, so hopefully in time I'll get back to where I was. I'll admit to wanting to feel sorry for myself because I can't do a quad stretch without laying down or using the couch's armrest to hold my leg because I've gained so much weight, I can't hold my leg and stand up anymore. But I can't let it get me down. I'll get back it soon, I'm sure. So, on to another week and another try. Take care everybody!
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    It's amazing how dogs get us in shape. I'm so proud of you taking responsibility for your health and finances this week. You should be insanely proud of your loss and of getting all that paperwork done. It's a BIG deal! :) Way to go!
    1769 days ago
  • 123ELAINE456
    Awesome on the 3.4 Pound Weight Loss. Good Job in getting the bankrupsy paper work done abd ready to be mailed tomorrow. Sorry to hear about your dog problems. Hope the food and taking her for walks helps her. Keep Moving Forward. God Blessings to Everyone on this Lord's Day. Enjoy It. /take Care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    1769 days ago
    Keep walking and you and your dog will get that mileage up again!! Hope she isn't in too much pain. Obviously she is still pretty strong as you found out at the vet's office. Good luck with both your journeys back to better health!
    1769 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/10/2013 6:20:24 PM
    If you have a treadmill around you could always teach your dog to walk on it for the days the weather is disagreeable. emoticon But, at least walking gives you two some quality time together. If you keep at it in time you'll both probably feel a lot better.

    Good job with the weight loss and with staying gluten free.
    1769 days ago
  • *MAMA*2*BOYS*
    Give your doggy a hug from me! I hope the new food and exercise help her! Good job getting your paperwork done AND on the 3.4 pound loss (that is awesome)!! Don't worry about slipping, just focus on getting back to doing what you need to do for your health! You'll be back to where you were before (and beyond!) in no time!! Sounds like your week was a success!!
    1769 days ago
  • HOLLYM48
    I am sorry to hear about your dog. That is so tough when they start having issues but I hope the special food can help and the walks will get better for him as he goes along. They are such a special part of our family!
    Keep on pushing on the exercise front, even if you can' t do something now, you know that you will eventually be able to again. It is just about retraining ourselves to be able to get to that point again.
    Good luck and I hope you have a great week! emoticon emoticon
    1769 days ago
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