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3 lb loss overnight...hope it sticks this time...
Tuesday, April 20, 2010      6 comments

Up and down...down and up... very discouraging. Yesterday for some reason my legs were swollen and hurt most in the morning and by afternoon they were much better. Perhaps keeping the legs elevated for about 2-3 hours in the morning helped. I... Read more
Monday and back to work...elevate legs, exercise, watch sodium....
Monday, April 19, 2010      9 comments

There is a lot to think about. I probably have venous insufficiency in my legs and swelling is not going away. I have just started Lasix a few days ago and I do not see much improvement. I know the sodium can cause a problem with the blood pr... Read more
I felt skinny at 180...
Sunday, April 18, 2010      12 comments

Though overweight according to the BMI for my height is 179, I felt actually skinny when I was 180 and was wearing size 14s. Now I have regained over 50 lbs of my original 100 lb weight loss and am wearing size 18 again. I was on a plateau for... Read more
Regained the 4 lb I lost yesterday!!!!
Saturday, April 17, 2010      9 comments

I know: "It's just water." However, I was hoping for my weight chart to show a steady decline. Today I am incorporating more exercise since I am feeling better than yesterday and day before. Am leaving the house in 20 minutes for water aerob... Read more
lost 4 lb overnight...need to lose 5 lb more of water weight
Friday, April 16, 2010      6 comments

Got a good night's sleep. Plan to elevate bottom of bed to help with water logged legs. I also am going to keep after increasing my exercise as I am able. Starting with recumbent bike 10 to 15 minutes at a time. I hope to start with 2 times ... Read more
Dr. put me on Lasix to reduce swelling in legs...
Thursday, April 15, 2010      9 comments

I guess I probably have venous insufficiency in my legs. Dr. said since both legs are equally swollen I don't need to worry about a thrombosis. I have always had rather poor circulation in my legs and sitting at a desk all day with my legs han... Read more
Swelling in legs and driving me coo-coo....
Wednesday, April 14, 2010      6 comments

Yesterday at work I had to take off my anklets as they were digging into my swollen feet and ankles and I had a design where the ribbing was...unbelievable. So I bought some large men's sock that only cover the foot and that seemed to help some... Read more
Angel and Puff are hiding from the thunder and lightning....
Tuesday, April 13, 2010      5 comments

The thunder woke me up an hour before my alarm. We haven't had a rainstorm (or thunderstorm) for ages...since last fall? It seems weird. A winter with no snow in March and only .1 of an inch of snow in February in Minnesota. Makes me feel li... Read more
Divine order... coincidences? I think not!!!
Sunday, April 11, 2010      6 comments

I had an odd series of events with my cell phone and sunglass slip ons for my new driving glasses yesterday. I could not find my cell phone and called and called and could not hear it ring. So I assumed I lost it when I was out and about... Read more
Leaving for water aerobics in 5 minutes...
Saturday, April 10, 2010      3 comments

Gotta move and loosen up...! Hope everyone has a great day.... Read more
Took a day off exercise yesterday...but today have plans
Friday, April 09, 2010      5 comments

Yesterday my legs were swollen and just hurt too much to go to the gym. I am going to do the recumbent bike this morning. The swelling is down and I need to loosen up the knees and ankles. After work tonight I plan to go to the gym and swim a... Read more
Mixed emotions? Mixed metaphors?
Thursday, April 08, 2010      6 comments

Happy, sad, glad, etc.... I figure no news is good news for now regarding my sister. I have to talk to her daughter today to get an update. Hope we don't pay phone tag. I am happy I did well with my tax return and won't have to borrow mon... Read more
My sister is in the hospital...
Wednesday, April 07, 2010      14 comments

My only living sister went to the hospital on Easter. She has been in assisted living for about 10 years now. She just turned 72. She became blind about 10 years ago, had a stroke a year ago with residual memory loss and recently was diagnose... Read more
30 minutes to departure for work...
Tuesday, April 06, 2010      5 comments

Today I am going on the recumbent bike, taking a shower, taking vitamins, brushing teeth and BTW getting dressed all in the next 30 minutes....bye...hope you all have a great day. NOTE: I got it all done and got to work on time!!!... Read more
Is it really Monday, already?
Monday, April 05, 2010      7 comments

Time for a quick shower and take my vitamins...then out the door ....... Read more

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