Monday, April 08, 2013
I can't believe it has been over a month since my last post. I am doing really well but it is a battle. I am keeping food down most days, but still have trouble once in a while but I think that is normal. It is so nice to look at my calendar and see activities I enjoy instead of having Drs. appointments every day. The only Drs. I am still seeing regularly are my Cardiologist and my Primary Care Physician (PCP).
They are still trying to get my heart function stabilized after the ablation but the A-Fib is under control. Because of the heart function I still have no stamina, but do definitely have more strength to do the things I love.
Rowdy and I have started working with a FIDO drill team, and although I can't do parades with them yet, I can do the nursing home visits. We have not done any yet because we just started but there is one coming up and Rowdy should love all the attention. All the other dogs are dark in color so having a big white Samoyed should draw a lot of attention.
I have not as yet been able to do any sustained exercise but am considering going to planet fitness and using the stationary bikes up there. I am still waiting for the weight loss (over 100 pounds now) to make the pain less in my knees. Walking is too painful still but the bikes should work.
Now that I can finally eat a regular bariatric diet, I am having a lot of difficulty staying away from the carbs. This has always been my downfall and still is. I sometimes wish that my husband had a weight problem (not really) and didn't bring some of the food he does in to the house. I have assigned him a cupboard but he has a tendency to leave things on the counter instead of putting them away. I am able to just put them away most of the time but I do have to say I have eaten a potato chip on occasion as well as a peanut butter filled pretzel or two.