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My Walk and the Cat Litter...

Monday, October 03, 2011

I'm spoiled... my hubby has helped me in so many ways because he knows that I hurt... So, he has taken over grocery shopping and I usually sit in the van... He has taken over cooking, for which I am very thankful! Hate cooking! He has taken over errands for this and that...

The downside is, besides not knowing where anything is at Walmart since they've rearranged however long ago, slowly losing strength and endurance.

My hubby left on a business trip last Thursday, and I've done a tiny list at Walmart (though they had just waxed, and I had to go to the very back of the store to get to the produce), I did the Grandma thing by myself (a 4 yr old and almost 3 yr old) for 2 days, including going to the park and parking the van a little further away to get extra steps in. emoticon

emoticonSo - today - I needed to get some envelopes into the mail today... and procrastinated - so I decided to walk to the post office... not far for most people, but it was a challenge for me... I figured that I'd do okay because I had conquered Walmart (more or less). So I take off (choosing the warmest part of the day - 4 pm - with the sun shining, more people out and about in our small village, because school was let out. Felt pretty good half way there, until I had pain in both legs - between the hips and groin... not sure what muscles they were, but they were complaining. I thought I wouldn't make it and didn't know what to do... I needed to sit NOW, but there wasn't anywhere to sit. I finally made it to the post office, late. (However, as I stood there trying to regroup, I heard the post mistress gather the mail from the inside drop slot - so I hope that they will be delivered tomorrow as needed.)

emoticonI began to walk back - and realized that it no longer hurt like before. So I'm thinking the pain came because it was downhill, gradual as it was... Anyway, now - instead of pain - I'm dealing with sweat! Hate sweating! emoticon

Made it inside - and sat on the steps in our entryway, trying to cool down. emoticon

I still needed to get the 42 lb of cat litter into the house from the van (hubby picked it up for me the day I took him to the airport). It was REALLY heavy... I couldn't lift it over the seat, I had to push it toward the back of the van and grab it there... I barely made it into the entry way, up each of the 3 steps... and left it!
for now... REALLY need to get it to the bathroom where I'm changing the cat boxes. emoticon emoticon emoticon

emoticonAt my last weigh-in about 3 weeks ago or so, I had lost a total of 29 lbs. Don't know if I've lost more since then... but either way - 42 lbs of cat litter was REALLY heavy - I've lost weight - about 3/4 of that! No wonder I had trouble walking! or climbing stairs!!!

I also was getting kind of discouraged about measurements - by looking at the last measurement to now... but then I took it into perspective, and looked at where I began measuring, and there's definite progress! So...

keeping on the journey!!!
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    Congratulations - you are making fantastic progress. Your walking trip to the PO was an amazing achievement. I hope you are proud of yourself, cause I am!
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    3349 days ago
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    Do you realize how amazing you are? Doesn't it make you proud that you can now do things you would not have been able to do a short while ago? Pat yourself on the back. You deserve it. Keep up the awesome job!!!

    3349 days ago
    That's how it works....keeping on keeping on............even when you hurt, even when you're tired, even when you just don't wanna do that one more time. I have BEEN there!

    But, I've gotta keep plugging away at it.......

    Thanks, I love your blog. Had to read it since it had "cat" in it!!
    3349 days ago
    You have been spoiled. Sounds like you are really missing him despite rising to the occasion. There are things that I know will be painful before I do them. When I am going to go walking, and know it will be a long walk, I take anti-inflammatory before I leave. If I have my advil before I leave, then I lessen the chance of the kind of pain that can stop me. As I was walking today I was wondering how it will be in 20 lbs or in 30 lbs when my poor joints aren't as abused. I think I will find out.

    3350 days ago
  • ANYVAR54
    With your husband gone, you are learning how much more you can do. Proud of you for walking to the post office. You're doing great.
    3350 days ago
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    Press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
    Philippians 3:14

    You are doing great!

    Your husband is a sweetheart for really helping you in the home. emoticon

    You spending a few days alone has helped you. Yes, you are in pain...BUT you got some exercise done! You sweated! I hate to sweat also! But sweat is good! it is proof that your body was making an effort! You burned calories! emoticon

    Press on my sister!
    God is for you!
    You will make it to your goal ! Nothing is impossible for God!
    Onward my sister!
    The pain will subside...and your confidence will soar!

    I am certain you lost more weight with the walking you have been doing! emoticon


    God Bless! emoticon
    3350 days ago
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    I am so proud of you my friend !! .
    You continued on when you could have turned back and just look what you have accomplished !! You got all the way there and all the way back and raised a sweat up!!
    That is definately what I call exercise!!
    Hugs Susie
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    3350 days ago
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