Thursday, May 30, 2013
I had a bit better day today.
My friend Kristi at work who was going to start working out with me (but now has to have surgery) was at work today. (She doesn't work everyday) It helped to tell her what was going on with the Biggest Loser challenge and how discouraged I was. Of course she was really sorry she was out of commission, but she is in so much pain I feel bad for her. She suggested I talk to a couple of gyms and find out fees and what membership includes and if they have any summer challenges or groups going on. It sounded like a good idea to me. I think tomorrow night I will stop at the YMCA and talk to them. I am most interested in them for two reasons. One, Kristi belongs there and when she does get back to normal we can workout together. Two, I need to learn how to swim and the Y is the only place where you can get adult swim lessons. Kristi also told me that last summer they had a summer challenge where you had to check in when you worked out and you earned a t-shirt after enough workouts. It was a just a t-shirt, but Kristi said it was still incentive and she had fun.
I have also considered buying a bicycle. My daughter has one and we could ride together. I also have friends at work that ride. I haven't been on a bike for years, but I hear you never forget. LOL!
At least I feel like there are a few options for the summer. I'm having my blood drawn tomorrow so hopefully they can get this thyroid thing ironed out. I got on the scale again this morning to see if it had gone back down and it went up two more pounds. It's really frustrating because even though I haven't done anything wrong to gain the weight it's there. And now I have to take it back off again. It's a real bummer to gain weight and not even have fun doing it!
Dan (my daughter-in-law's dad) is going camping this week-end so Diane and I are going to hang out this week-end. With her illness getting so serious I have cherish any time I get to spend with her. She is so tired of the chemo, and it's not doing any good anymore. She really just wants to quit taking it. Her doctor is trying to get her into a study for new drug, but her body is just worn out. She is in pain all the time. I know she just wants to live out what time she has left without all this mess. I know it's hard on my daughter-in-law and her sister and it's really hard on Dan, but I wish they would look at it from her point of view for a minute. I'm not ready to lose her either, but I also know she's tired. If you think about it, pray for Diane and her family (which includes my daughter-in-law)
I've had a good food day today. I also got quite a bit of fitness time in at physical therapy this morning. Of course with my thyroid being off, it's not doing much good. But I'm not quitting!!
Blessings to you one and all
Keep on keepin on