automatically on the 10th of every month from my checking account. So far this is wasted money because I do not go to the gym…so for them it is mailbox money.
It’s my choice…think I’ll change my actions, get off the couch, go to the gym and work out which in turn will change my health and fitness…it may even add to my social circle. :) 2 years ago
I am going to learn how to cross country ski! A friend has offered to teach me. This is exciting. 2 years ago
This morning I woke up to what I thought was a heart attack. My blood pressure is higher than normal in the hypertension stages. I have been ill with the pneumonia and all I think about is what to do next because I have no consistent source of income now.
The economic bad news continually bombarding me isn’t helping. I am pretty much at my wits end emotionally.
I went to the Doctor this morning to discover I had a panic attack. My heart is not damaged…yet. It was the yet that got my attention. I have been eating much healthier and losing weight.
Guess a prescription for exercise and rest are in order. 3 years ago
really isn’t that hard if you plan ahead. Tonight I am having roasted chicken, steamed broccolli (good buy right now 88 cents a pound), a tomato/cucumber salad with zesty italian dressing and a piece of rosemary olive bread.
I have not had fast food for over a week!
That must be some kind of record for me. :) 3 years ago
went well. My lungs are clearer but my blood pressure is still up and my oxygen level is still low. My progress is good…the hospital has been averted. Still have a few things to do to get better but I am ecstatic! 3 years ago
The people at the county were exceptionally nice and explained they are funded with our tax dollars so why not use them if we need to do that?
I must admit I didn’t think I was really sick. I was wrong.
Turns out I have “walking” pneumonia, my oxygen levels are really low and my blood pressure is high. They really wanted me to take advair but i can’t afford it so they prescribed some antibiotics, cough syrup and my least favorite thing in the world an ambuterol nebulizer. I was coughing up a lung at 10 last night and it is very heavy today.
They were very concerned because of my pulmonary history. This is the first time I have wished I had my oxygen machine here with me instead of in storage in Texas.
The nurse practioner called me this morning to make certain I am ok.
I assured her I am resting and not going out in the cold. She listened attentively and then moved my follow-up appointment to Friday instead of Monday and told me to call if I need anything at all. She even gave me her cell phone number.
Have I ever told you I truly believe nurses are angels on Earth? :) 3 years ago
The past week I have been fighting an upper respiratory infection.
I have taken the flu shots so I know it isn’t that but after my pulmonary emboli I keep a very close watch on anything that affects my lungs. I thought it was getting better but today it is worse. I don’t have money for a Dr appointment and of course no insurance.
A friend said the county health office could help me. I called them for an appointment and almost broke down over the phone explaining my financial situation and the fact I am sick. They were nice and told me to come in later this afternoon. That’s what they are here for.
My pride keeps telling me to call and cancel the appointment but if I don’t have my health I won’t have anything. Been down that road. 3 years ago
This weekend was our first big snowfall of the season. Although it is beautiful I do not look forward to keeping the walkway and deck clear of the cold fluffy white stuff.
When I first moved to the wilderness I didn’t have the lung capacity to walk a block let alone shovel snow for 20 minutes.
I was recovering from a double pulmonary emboli. Besides that for years I was the only female in an all male home(with my husband and sons)in Texas so the experience of shoveling snow never crossed my mind.
Yesterday I was a little proud of the fact I could move the snow without getting winded. But truth be told I need to find a neighbor’s child who wants to do this for money before the next storms hit. 3 years ago
The most effective way to find time to stay fit and exercise is to better manage and allocate the time you spend on other activities throughout the day.
I set a timer/alarm on my daily tasks. Setting an alarm allows you to be more aware of how your using your time throughout the day. It enable you to priorities and distribute your time across various daily activities and allocate some additional time to work out. It really works. 4 years ago
im not too fat but i wannna keep fit and healthy because my life is not good and not bad 2 so i wanna help to keep my body healthy and fit 4 years ago
got my blood work back today, and all results were normal and good, save for HDL which could be a bit higher. All in all, nice to have some good news on an otherwise stressful day… 4 years ago
My weight is ok according to BMI but I don’t feel well. I would like to be a bit slimmer and a lot healthier. I’m a heavy smoker and I don’t really pay attention to what I eat. Much as I can’t help smoking as my life is stressful (I know that it is not an excuse), since two weeks I’ve been going to the gym 6 times a week and trying to eat better. 4 years ago
Today it’s good to be in the wilderness…cool, rainy, fresh air, high in the 60’s.
Back home it’s a Red Ozone day…deadly for people like me with pulmonary issues. Seems the DFW Metroplex has really bad air quality compared to the rest of the country fairly often.
Wonder what’s up with that? 4 years ago
Woke up this morning thinking my cold/flu was back and discovered we have smoke pouring into the Valley. We aren’t sure which airstream is bringing it to us but we thought we would make it through this summer without any wildfires. So far no local fires but any day there could be a change.
Still not as bad as last year when there was ash falling on everything… 4 years ago
i’ve been exercising regularly and watching what i eat.
i’ve dropped a lot of weight, and feel great… 4 years ago
I am working for said I look really good lately. She noticed and commented that I have lost weight. :)
She is a former model and fashion designer who now designs furniture. It was so cool she noticed how hard I have been working on getting back in shape. 4 years ago
As of today, July 1st, 2008 no more fried, fast or decandently fattening foods or excessively caloried drinks.
Heaven knows I have had more than my share so for now it’s veggies, fish and fruit plus lots of water! 4 years ago
exercise was part of my daily routine. I loved it! It was what kept me fit and stressless. I had forgotten how much that helps me.
Lately I have begun exercising everyday again. The more I move the more I want to move if that makes any sense. It makes me feel so good.
This has been a long hard winter. I am looking forward to sunny spring days to play outside. :) 5 years ago
seems to be turning into depression. I can’t seem to feel better…I have a huge headache, achy all over my body and can’t seem to get warm.
All I want to do is sleep. 5 years ago
by a major life adjustment (which happens often in my world) I get sick. I started getting the chills last night and today I cannot get warm at all. My head hurts and I feel achy all over.
I didn’t get a flu shot. I never do. Maybe if this is just a little bug I’ll go get a shot just in case… 5 years ago
the more I want to do. It seems when I was a couch potato sitting around watching the boob tube that is all I had energy to do.
Now the more I move around the more I can’t sit still. The stress is fading away from my face. The fat is melting off of my thighs and my mind is thinking clearer.
All without recreational or prescribed assistance from our legal drug dealers…what a concept! 5 years ago
does not mean thin as a post? It means to have good stamina, a healthy heart and excellent breathing capacity.
Weight truly is relevant only to those things…all else is what we call in the real estate business…cosmetic repair. ;) 5 years ago
and changed into my jogging suit and running shoes…maybe after work I’ll take a little run down by the river. They have beautiful trails I haven’t explored. 5 years ago
yesterday and then my brother’s office. He told me to go home and get some rest “I looked awful.” I felt as bad as I looked.
I came home took some Nyquill and went back to bed until after 10 this morning. I’m looking much better.
The thing I’ve noticed is my health is tied directly to my emotions. Anytime I get emotionally upset I get physically ill, usually a respiratory problem.
That is an eye-opening observation! I have to work much harder on keeping a healthy happy emotional state. 5 years ago
I thought I missed it but woke up this morning congested and with a sore throat. I took some airborne and stayed home from work. It really works!
I hate doing that but if I don’t knock this out right away I am very susceptible to respiratory problems. Don’t want to mess with that. 5 years ago
tomorrow a run… 5 years ago
back on the treadmill… 5 years ago
gave me the basic food list of weight watchers this week. She said she lost 40 pounds eating what is on this list.
I looked at it and it was so basic. exactly what I used to feed my children. I should take as good of care of me as I did of them.
This is going to be easier than I thought. :) 5 years ago
where my office is located is expanding and moving right across from us. Since my desk looks out into the mall I won’t be able to ignore them.
I’ll be able to see the personal trainers doing their magic for others. My avoidance technique of out of sight out of mind won’t work anymore. ;) 5 years ago
I really have been lax in taking this seriously. Maybe I just didn’t care but it is time to kick it up a notch.
First thing to go will be the love handles…what a cute name for something so embarrassing!
I look good standing up. It’s that extra roll when I sit that needs attention. :) 5 years ago