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Saturday, July 05, 2014

I woke up at 5am this morning. I wasn't feeling very good. Had a small binge last night meh. My routine gets messed up and I do things like that. :( I'm disappointed in myself. But all I can do is take it one day at a time. Today will be a better brighter day.

I took a walk this morning. It was just a mile but it was nice. Just a slight chill this morning but lovely out. Still working on the leash walking with my dog Trixie. Having to stop and correct her again and again makes the walk slower, but I am still moving. She does pretty well honestly. She will stop and sit if I stop almost always now, I can call her back to a heal position. She just gets excited and starts pulling. Honestly I just walk too slow for her lol! It makes me feel bad.

I think I may take my walk farther and work on 1.5 miles starting tomorrow, then keep increasing it as the weeks go on.

I do have one really bright point to share. During my walk I started having a panic attack. My legs were getting alittle bit sore, up hill walking meh. I always start to panic right about that point. And it really sucks because I feel like I can't catch my breath, that I can't breathe, my chest tightens. And trying to walk and feel like that makes the walk 300% harder.

But this time I actually used my dog to help me. I knelt down and told her the command and she nuzzled me with her head. It let me catch my breath, relax and calm down. The rest of the walk was much better.

So I am thankful for that.

I am dropping my foster kittens off today with the rescue so they can go to the vet and have some promising homes look at them! I hope they get adopted. They are amazing little kittens, so deserving of great homes.

I made chicken fajitas for dinner. I have never tried cooking something like that before and am really proud of myself. It turned out great. I cut up all the peppers & onions. My DH teased me at how I was making cutting a pepper far too complicated and he showed me how to cut it the right way :) I then cut up chicken and seasoned it with garlic & mesquite spices. My sister in law had explained how to do it & that I needed a very hot pan and I think that helped the most. They were really yummy. Had them with just alittle bit of cheese and whole wheat tortillas.

I am also really proud of myself because I have been drinking lots of water now. I need to buy another water bottle and I also need to get some hand weights really bad.

Tomorrow is my weigh in day. I hope it goes as well as I am hoping it does!
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    emoticon Trixie to the rescue!!! I am sorry you had the panic attack, it was awesome and amazing that Trixie understood your command and it worked!


    I too hope your rescue kittens find good homes. Four years ago some of Mike's friends got Mike, Louie, a rescue kitten. My Mom had recently suffered a stroke and developed dementia. Louie looked a lot like Missy, Mom's favorite cat who passed away about 6 years ago. Mom, with the dementia, thought Louie was Missy. Mike, Joyce, my sister, and I often brought Louie in to visit Mom at Mom's care home. Louie brightened up Mom, who thought Missy was visiting her. It is wonderful how kittens and puppies can bring joy to people, They have the ability just to respond to a persons needs. Thanks for those wonderful memories!

    I hope you do well with Mr. emoticon tomorrow!
    1418 days ago
    Aw, I just love dogs for that very reason. I have a beagle and he is such a snuggle puppy. Way to go for pushing through your panic attack. I once heard, "Feel the fear and do it anyway." It's a mantra that has served me from time to time so I thought I would share it with you. I hope your kitties find new homes, too! Wishing you a fun and health filled day. ;)
    1418 days ago
    But that was yesterday, and yesterday's gone - Peter & Gordon

    Make Today a great day!
    1418 days ago
    I sometimes get those panic attacks during exercise when I'm at the furthest point from home. Like my brain is like... oh you're screwed now! Look how far away you are! And it drives me a little nutty. But anyways, I'm so glad your doggy made it easier for you. She's a very good girl that deserves a good head scritch for helping her mama out.

    I love fajitas! My problem is that I can't eat them without 10 tons of sour cream. lol

    Good luck with the weigh in tomorrow!
    1418 days ago
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