Health Stats Blog, Day 5
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Good morning? I couldn't sleep until past 4am this morning, so....I woke UP today at 3PM. Yikes. Vampire hours. I still jumped in there in the middle of sleep (around 11am) and took my synthroid, so that's all good.
IT'S NOT RAINING, thundering, hailing, doing a massive windstorm, and there's a bright light in the sky. Okay, yes, it's still hot and humid, but wow, a break in the blah (we're supposed to get more of the messiness).
Since I've been bedridden with this cold and such, I'm just trying to get my bearings. I took one "wander" out in the yard (basically just that: wander around slowly for 10 minutes), just to see what the deer have been eating, what weeds are growing, how things are surviving anyhow through this crazy weather....and just begin to stretch my legs a bit.
I kind of freaked out when I attempted to start the day with paperwork, so, yeah, a 'wander' is a good idea. It's what I used to do when I was quite healthy and was biking 12-20 miles a day, before all of these health problems piled on: start by getting to know the day.
So, being on vampire hours / getting up at 3pm has me flustered and unsure of what goals to make for today, but here are some basic stats:
weight: 251.4 lbs
had 175 mcg synthroid
need to take dose 1 of flovent
need to hydrate
need to ...not freak out....find little ways to encourage myself today (*with* movement).
Today, on June 26 1993, I married my X, who was and is a sociopath. I fled him on my birthday in 2005, and was able to get divorced in March 2008. But a 20 year anniversary has a bunch of flashbacks and a not-so-happy day. My best friend wants to celebrate that I'm free. Amidst flashbacks....that's hard.
I'm thankful for
A/C in the heat
a safe and great place to live
I wasn't 'awake' enough in time to go kayaking with friends this afternoon....and, after these past number of days and the future weather forecast, I didn't quite trust that it wouldn't thunderstorm on us.
Elisha and I went for a mile walk, with hills, at a moderate pace.
Since then, I've been doing mowing for about 10-15 minutes; come inside and wash down from the heat and humidity; repeat. I think it's been four sessions of that....
I still want to move around, but it's SO hot and HUMID. ....my brain isn't quite up for the drive to the Y, so I'll call it a day soon.