The scale is slowly (very slowly) going down. Lost a pound and a half this week. Of course, it is still damage control and probably will be for a while, but at least I’m going in the correct direction.
We are still waiting for our new treadmill. I usually run errands on Saturday so I think I will go to the store and check on it. I’m really looking forward to having an easy way to get a second workout most days.
I managed to get to the gym three times last week. Then my leg developed “cellulitis,” which is what they always call it when I get a flare up of that infection that has landed me in the hospital three times in the last decade. I am determined I WILL NOT go to the hospital this time! As soon as I suspected what was happening I went to the doctor who put me on an antibiotic called Suprax. Never heard of it, but it must be strong since I take it only once per day. Up side is I don’t feel sick. Usually I get a fever and lose two or three productive days and then the cellulitis kicks in. If I have skipped the fever we are making progress!
I am writing this while sitting at my desk in my new “office” location, formerly known as the dining room. I have arranged my bird feeders so I can see all the birds from where I sit. Right before I started writing this post a large, red-breasted hawk flew in and perched on a low holly limb. Our back yard must be part of its hunting area since I see it every so often. It is a big, beautiful bird. However, I am glad it doesn’t come around a lot since it scares my other backyard birds away temporarily.
Our new cat, Olyvia, loves to sit on my computer. It doesn’t matter if I am in the middle of working on something, like this post, she tries to walk right over my hands and onto my keyboard. Must be the heat the machine generates. If I really want to write I have to be firm with her about not relaxing where I am trying to work. Sleuthy, on the other hand, has become the playful big brother; chasing Olyvia around the house, running from her, grooming her, napping with her.
Just placed a call and found out that the store failed to note that our treadmill was to be delivered and set up. Good thing I called. I was able to arrange for delivery tomorrow. The treadmill will, I hope, become an important part of my journey through the Land of the Great Equation. I need something to kick-start my new effort for this year. WE CAN DO IT!!!
Until next week…