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! www.youtube.com/watch?v=