Wow, it has been awhile since my last report. Lots of things taking my time up, most of them good.
Last week I went up a bit on my weight, which I half expected as I hadn’t been eating a lot before and then my appetite picked up but my energy levels didn’t. However, when I weighed myself on Tuesday of this week I was at 232.6, just three pounds over my lowest 10 days ago.
I am happy to say that I have made my walks with Violet a daily thing. Actually, I should give all the credit to her – do something once and for her it is a habit and she is the best accountability partner. She knows when it is 4:00 walk time and will not let you forget it!
The funny thing is monkey will ramble along behind us. When we were just going on the grass behind our fence, I could see it because this is Monkey’s playground. However, once Violet and I started going further, around the block, I started hearing meows behind me. No, that couldn’t be Monkey. Sure enough, she was there behind us. People think it is hilarious to see a dog on a leash and a cat following along! This helps me as well because it makes it fun and a family affair. I am thinking since I am getting comfortable walking Violet on my own, I may be able to go when Hubby walks her…if I get meal prep ready ahead of time.
Even though I am still feeling a degree of kidney pain, I have started a regime of eight glasses of lemon water a day. I have also gotten off the codeine and gone back to my regular doses of Tylenol Arthritis which seems to be keeping the abdominal pain in check as well. When I am at manageable levels, whether acute or chronic, I can become more mobile which in turn helps me manage the levels further. This is where I am right now.
I was on my feet Tuesday making mac and cheese for our church youth and was tired at the end of the day but not like I can be just doing a load of laundry on a tough day. I even made 3 trips to the recycling bins that day and felt great.
My throat is bothering me again. This morning I had a pill lodge and I could not even cough it out. After feeding the animals I went back to bed and I guess sleeping relaxed my throat because I was able to dislodge and swallow it shortly after waking up.
Tuesday night I made a big decision that affects not only my life but that of a dear friend; however, I have to do what is best for me. I felt strong in my choice and yesterday I was very much at peace…I still am. However, between that and a few other happenings I got a little rebellious. I have mentioned my problems with sugar and caffeine, and chocolate and how I am trying to stay away from them all of them. I had an errand to run and ended up giving in and having a large Tim’s Mocha Iced Capp – all three in one frosty cup! Well, I ended up not getting to sleep until 7 this morning so I think that is one experience I will try not to relive! LOL
Whether it was the caffeine high or just my new found energy, I was able to tackle a lot of work in the kitchen last night, as there was still a lot of clean-up from the mac and cheese. Today, I have been vacuuming up around the pets’ feeding areas as there is a rodent problem in our complex – both our upstairs neighbours and we have spotted them inside and out. No one likes house cleaning but when I can do it I actually feel good because I have accomplished something I normally have trouble with.
So, I guess I could say that if there has been any improvement during this past week it is that I have just a little bit more energy and less fatigue. I still nap, but I actually feel good when I wake up!
So, that’s what has been happening on my journey to a new vibrant me! Stay tuned, I can’t wait to see what the new week brings.