Saturday, April 2, 2011

Weigh-In Walk

Sorry about my lack of posts. School is over and for some reason, I seem busier than ever! I guess it’s probably the constant job search that I am now a prisoner to. I have been sending out resumes like mad and have yet to hear back from any of them! I am hoping that my unique combination of accounting, human resources, payroll and transportation will work to my advantage eventually. My graduation ceremony was really nice and I was one of two of us that was graduating with a Bachelors degree. I had my own little cheering section that consisted of my mom, my sister Heather and her husband Chris, my nephew and niece (Gunnar and Grace), and my dear friend Jen. All of these people were also at my first ceremony ten years ago when I graduated with my Associates degree. We went to dinner afterward to celebrate and it turned out to be a very nice night!

Yesterday was a very stressful day as my beloved Bella (dog) had three seizures in a row. It was very scary and heart-breaking to watch. I just held her in my lap and pet her as it happened. She kept looking to make sure I was there. Just as I thought she was done, another would start. Finally after the third, she jumped up and started running around and wanting to go outside. I had a vet appointment that morning because Bella needed a few shots but I called and told them what was going on and they said to bring her in as soon as she could walk or I could get her into the car. We spent an hour and a half at the vet and the only thing she could find was low phosphorus levels. So we are treating with a multi-vitamin that has phosphorus in it and see if that works. If she experiences more seizures, we may need to treat with Phenobarbital. Cluster seizures (more than one in a row) are not a good thing and may be a sign that we will need to treat with medication. We’re going to try to the vitamin and see if that works otherwise we will be looking to other treatment methods. I cannot tell you how happy I am that I have a great pet insurance policy for Bella! It has saved me THOUSANDS of dollars this year alone!! She seems to be doing okay for now but I dread having to see her go through anymore seizures!!

This morning, I woke up at 6:45am (on a Saturday – UGH!). I got dressed, brushed my hair and teeth and took the dog out to go potty. Brought the dog back into the house and proceeded to walk to my Weight Watchers meeting! It is just over a mile and I thought it was nice enough that I wouldn’t get too cold. It was a nice brisk walk and I took my time arriving at my meeting early at 7:20am. Weigh-in starts at 7:30am and the actual meeting starts at 8:00am. I am happy to report that I lost another two pounds. Now keep in mind – this is over two weeks because I missed last weeks meeting. I am okay with his number though for two reasons. 1. I have now lost a total of 21.8 pounds since joining WW! 2. I did not track my points last week and know that I made some not so good choices because of it.

After the meeting I walked home. I am not feeling so hot and really hurting. It isn’t the walk that did me in though; it is the residual pain from my Thursday night mishap. On Thursday night, I tool the dog outside to go potty before bed. It was raining pretty hard so I had my umbrella in one hand and the leash in the other. As we were walking across the lawn back to the parking lot, I stepped on a small patch of snow. Well this snow was covered in rain which made it extremely slippery. I could feel my foot lose control and both feet went up in the air and I came down hard on my right side. I heard a crunch and felt some pain although I couldn’t pinpoint where it was coming from. My first thought was to pop up and make sure no one saw! I got up and was happy that everything seemed to be working. I went to bed and woke up with a horrible strained neck, a sore shoulder and sore ankle. Here’s the kicker though – the pain is on my left side but I fell on my right side. So I must have jarred things across my body or something. So after the walk home from the meeting, my neck, shoulder and ankle are very sore.

Today, I am going to help my nephew with his health class project which consists of him making a meal and figuring out the nutrition information and then presenting it in a creative way. So I will be taking pictures and helping him and then we are going to put a PowerPoint together for him to present his project with! It should be a lot of fun. He is going to make white chicken chili in bread bowls and we are going to have strawberry shortcake for dessert! Tomorrow is another awards show so I will be heading to my sister Heather’s house for that! It’s kind of a tradition that we get together for any/all awards shows that are on! So I have a fun, relaxing weekend ahead and looking forward to it!

Have a great weekend and a HEALTHY DAY!!



  1. Oh that is just terrible to hear that Ms Bella is having health issues. She is such a sweet & funny dog. I hope your vitamin helps!! I'm sure that was horrible to see and have to go through.

    Good job on walking to your meeting! You have such determination! Good for you! Another 2 pounds! Every one helps you get closer to your goal!

  2. Yay, another 2 pounds gone, congratulations!! Keep it up and we won't recognize you in the next pictures ;)