Thursday, July 16, 2015

Arthritis and Exercise

217 pm

I do believe my little bit of exercising is beginning to pay off.  I have severe arthritis in my hips, knees and spine.  Years ago, I went to PT when it was just my knees.  They showed me some exercises to do.  Of course, I just kind of dabbled at it. Here and there.  And when I decide to get back at it, again, I go back to these old exercises; with a bit of yoga thrown in.

I do them in the morning after my pain pills have kicked in (AHHH) and after my shower when my muscles and joints are most flexible.  Don't worry, I don't work up much of a sweat.  That's not the point right now, anyway.  Right now, I am just trying to strengthen very weak muscles.

At the end of the day, I am in so much pain, I can barely put one foot in front of the other.  Right now, 8 pm, I am doing ok.  Better than usual. 

Tuesday, July 14, 2015


217.9 pm

It's funny how when you finally decide enough is enough, and it just clicks.  Everything just clicks in.  You are suddenly on a roll, eating and exercising wise.  Not too hard, you know what to do and you do it.  Weight-wise not so much.  But, I digress.

As I said a few days ago, I gained 15 pounds, a few weeks ago.  After this happened, it was in the back of my mind, "I need to do something about this."  Take some diuretics (not working), make some half-hearted attempts at eating better, a bit of exercise here and there.

And then you have a trigger.  Something happens and then CLICK!!!  You are charging forward like a boss.  No stress, no struggle.  Just doin' it.

My beach photo was my trigger.  I don't feel that big.  But there you are.  For all the world to see. 

I have clicked.  I wonder if anyone else has this.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Beached Whale


I guess it's time to get back to this blog.  If I remember correctly, I think I lost a good amount of weight while doing this.

I stopped taking my blood pressure meds, because after taking them for several years (with no problems at all), they are now making me sick. They were causing my blood pressure go too low - 90/60, dizzy, nausea, extreme sleepiness.  Anyway, I feel much better, buuuuut, I gained 15 pounds in a week and a half.  I have pitting edema in my ankles at the end of the day.  Desk job.  The meds were part diuretic.  I am taking an over the counter diuretic and an herbal diuretic, but no luck.


Here is my photo from today: