This blog is long over do.
I get up everyday with intentions of posting a blog.
I get busy and before I know it the day is gone, I am tired, so I say, I'll do it tomorrow.
My famous words, just like Scarlet, "There's always tomorrow".
I have been walking quite lot . Getting 3 to 5 miles everyday.
I had a cortisone shot in my bad left knee, permitting me to get around real well, as long as the shot lasts. Which is about 3 weeks. It's already starting to go.
But I have my left knee replaced on September 19th. So I can make it do till then.
This last weekend I hiked 5 hours on Saturday. All over Silver Creek falls, and up into the Santiam River area.
On Sunday did over 7 hours hike and treasure hunt in the Portland hills park area and out into surrounding area. Out of 23 couples we came in 9th. Not bad for a couple of senior citizens.
My BF, Jim is in real good shape. You should see him down hill skiing.
He thinks I am terrific. He like the determination and drive I have.
I am willing to try almost anything and when I do I want to do it well.
We are very well suited for each other. People would say a perfect match.
I have always heard that there is that perfect person for everyone. Well looks like after all these years I might have found mine.
I am only one pound from the goal weight of 145 that I set last year.
I don't see my routine changing much when I get to that weight . I will eat a few more calories, but everything else will stay the same.
I have embarked on this change for life. My eating habits are very well set. I don't crave any certain food.. I never have reverted back to old habits. I eat almost everything I want. Just a lot less and not as often.
When your body weight is 146 pounds you don't want or need as much as you used to eat. I can't even imagine going out to eat and consuming a whole pizza.
Or one of the large entrées at some restaurant. When I think of the food I used to consume compared to what I eat now its like unbelievable that any human could eat so much.
My doctor thinks I should weight 136 pounds . That's the weight my body composition figures out to be. So I might set a new goal of 135. If I had the extra skin from my tummy area removed, I would be there already. That will be done in January 2012. So by then I might be 125 lbs. Smile!!. At that point my daughter will be unhappy that I weigh less than she does. She doesn't remember me when I was that small. She was just a baby.
Oh well it's something to work toward. No rush. If I get smaller, fine, if I don't , that's fine too.
Tuesday I was walking Titan, my Yorkie and another lady with her dog , Jake, medium sized older male came toward us. Titan rolled over , very submissive, but the other dog growled and I could see his hackles go up . I knew there was trouble. I scooped Titan up in my left arm, putting my right arm and hand out to block Titan from getting bit. Of course I got bit. Three punctures on fingers and a couple of scrapes.
One bite on first finger was pretty deep and took some skin.
The lady was very upset. She is older and kind of frail. I assured her I would be OK. Just take her dog home. Don't bring Jake out again with out a muzzle and change leads . She had Jake on a retractable lead, those are bad, no control.
The dog was tagged, I checked later and saw his papers. I assured her I would not press charges against her and her husband. They are older and have two dogs. The older middle sized male, Jake and a little female Yorkie., named Mitzi. Mitzi and Titan get along great.
Anyway the time of the attack, my hand was bleeding profusely and I was about 1/4 mile from home. I wrapped it in the end of my tee shirt. and rushed home. I actually ran home . I was carrying Titan. I finally put him down and let him run too. He needs he exercise. He is a little over weight.
I got home and tried to stop the bleeding. I always bleed a lot. That's why surgery is always a problem for me. They have to give me something to make my blood coagulate, then after something t keep it from clotting too much. Its a fine balance. I finally had the bleeding almost stopped. My daughter called and insisted I go to the ER. You only have 8 hours after a bite or cut before infection sets in and it's a lot harder to manage. I thought I could wait and see my doctor in the morning. But my daughter said , NO, go now.
I got dressed and drove to the ER, it was 6:15 . I picked a good time. The evening rush hadn't started. Only about 6 people waiting. Later when I left a little after 9:00 there were over 50 people in the waiting room.
I got waited on right away. They took X-rays. Which I have copies of, am going to frame them, they are cool pictures of my hand. No broken bones. The doctor asked if I knew I have some pretty bad arthritis. Yes, I told him I defiantly know that.
I got a tetanus shot, antibiotic shot. They washed all the punctures out. I lay in a nice bed, with a warm blanket around me, was in a hospital gown. They brought me a snack box,with crackers, cheese, graham crackers, peanut butter , peaches and jam.
I had mentioned I was hungry, getting a little head ache.
The doctor was young, very nice, friendly and did I mention, "handsome". Oh my gosh, I could have laid in that bed and looked into his blue eyes and been very content. But after my hand was dressed and I was given all I needed to take home, I had to thank him and say good by. He had more pressing cases than mine. There was a stroke victim, one heart attack and the police brought someone in. Plus all those people waiting.
He did tell me I could continue with my water activities, but ware a rubber glove, taped tight at the wrist to keep the bandage dry. More so to keep the germs out that are in the pool. They gave me gloves, bandages and tape. Nice. Didn't have to buy any. Probably be on my insurance. Smile!!
I stayed out of the pool Wednesday. But today, Thursday, I had to go. I miss the water too much. No matter what exercises I do , there is nothing I enjoy more than the water aerobics. Plus the chance to jog in place and swim some laps. It is so soothing on your body, and on your joints.
I have learned to type with my middle finger on my right hand. I can still use my thumb. Of course I have full use of the left hand..It's slow, but better than nothing.
I have been GW shopping. GW is Goodwill.
Found some great bargains.
Lovely size "8" jeans. Yes I am into size 8's. Woo Hoo!!!!!
It's funny for years I never hardly wore jeans. Used to have Calvin Klein, but that was back in the 80's. Now I am trying on jeans all the time.. I have 4 pairs.
2 are 10's, 2 pairs are 8's.
I had the 8's on yesterday at the gym, and everyone said I looked amazing.
I had stopped in to tell them I was not working out and about the dog accident. But I really wanted to let them see me in the jeans. Smile!!
I found a new yoga mat at the GW. only $1.99. Plus a ultra suede brown shirt, 1/2 off, $3.50 and another shirt 1/2 off $2.50. I don't need any more clothes.
All I will buy now are scarves, accessories. Usually don't find that at GW.
More like Ross's or Target.
But that won't stop me from browsing the GW, you can never tell what fantastic item you might find. And who knows, might need some 6's someday. Smile.!!
I am baking a peach, blueberry pie. Made the crust, having it chill in the fridge.
Taking it to a pot luck tomorrow. I will fix a little individual one for me.
I made a lovely raspberry pie last week. Gave all but one piece away. It was delicious. I love to bake, but have to have people to eat it. I don't want food like that around for me to eat. Just too much for one person or even two.
Here at my business, we are on a August vacation. I like that the Europeans take the month of August and vacation. Should be like that every where.
I was headed to the coast for a 3 or 4 days. But have to check in with my doctor on Friday. So will stay in town.
I am taking antibiotics and I can't be out in the sun. So that put a damper on BF and my plans.
Jim and I are talking about taking a white water rafting trip. If my knee heals up, we can still do that in October. Or maybe wait till next year.
We are going back to Aspen for the Xmas season. I should be able to ski with out worrying abut my knees.
So in the mean time, it's stick with my healthy eating plan. . Workout and get as fit as I can, before my 70 th, birthday on Dec, 19.
Thought for today."My resolutions should inspire me, not hem me in. If I've grown out of sync with my goals , it's time to reevaluate them."
Take care , stay positive. Believe in yourself.
Peace and Love,