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One excuse to not work out strenuously...

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Every eight weeks, I donate blood. Today was the day. I took my Jenny lunch with me, and ate it rather than the cookies and juice, or the sandwiches they have brought in. This worked well the last time I donated, which was the first week I was on this program. It was kind of fortunate that my lunch happened to be a salad kit on my donate day. That doesn't require zapping.

The dog is home, seems to be doing well. It's been a week since her trip to the emergency place, and so far, no more seizures.

  


Just when you think it's normal... it's not!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

So I got past my weekend health issues, only to run smack into alarming symptoms in my dog. Now there are choices about how to address stressful events like this.

Some things I did that were better choices than I might have made in the past:

1. While waiting on the vet, I paced the front office (it was empty, at night), instead of raiding the candy dish.
2. Did not throw the food plan out, but *did* come home to check on the old girl's recovery over an extended lunch break.
3. Modified my own workout (rather than skipping it) to get the dog her appropriate activity.

The good news... she's recovering well from what looks like a couple of seizures. The reality, though, she's not getting any younger, and I just have to make adjustments for her safety and my sanity.

  


Where did the three weeks go?

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

My last blog over here was on my brother's last day in town. I've been trying to re-adjust ever since, it seems. Work was all torn up with changing furniture the next day. I started sleeping a little later in the mornings, so exercise has had to shift to evenings.

But, I'm keeping at it. Sunday (two days ago) was a lost day due to allergies, reactions to the stuff I took, etc., and I pretty much slept all day, just dragging myself out to the pharmacy to get headache pills (I ran out!)

Since then it's been up early and trying to catch up on the housework and bills that I usually do on a normal Sunday. Yesterday I was still moving slow, but today, I'm hoping to declare normalcy restored.

As for "on program"... surviving life's little challenges... like birthday dinner for my son, at Outback... and looking at 16.5 pounds down in the first 7 weeks of current program. Pretty steady, not too fast, which is just what I want to see.

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The last family visit item was active.

Monday, July 06, 2009

My farewell to my brother was to join him and my sister this morning for a walk on the bike trails. We hiked for 65 minutes by my watch, and I was a good little stretcher afterward.

If I had not started the healthy initiatives six weeks ago, I would never have been able to go the distance and time we did this morning. My "big sister" (the skinny one, who never seems to have trouble putting her health first) gave one of those "clueless" responses to that statement, "really?" Like walking an hour at a moderate pace should never be an issue.

Well, many who read here know that it can be. And I'm glad that I laid the base of 30 days 30 minutes walking a day. And I'm glad that I've added a little strength training. It makes a *huge* difference in what you're able to do.

Yes, I have a long ways to go to get back where I was in the photo in the icon, which was taken only 2 years ago. I do not know completely why it slips away when I turn my head. I *do* know it makes no sense to look back... only forward.

So... assimilate, and move on. This is a good day!

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Family visit has begun

Friday, July 03, 2009

My brother arrived in town yesterday afternoon. He's staying at our sister's house (one of three sisters we share, I'm the second of five kids).

Spent yesterday afternoon with the top three of us swapping tales of our now-adult children. Life phases never cease to amaze me. Each one has its challenges, its blessings, its opportunities.

Now that we're older, we find somethings more important than once we did. Taking care of our health is one of them. You should have seen us like a bunch of old folks, digging out medical test results and comparing prescription bottles (low thyroid runs in the family... three of the five of us now)! This is the kind of behavior our parents would have laughed at.

  


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