Monday, June 02, 2008

Hello arthritis

Dear Mr. Arthur-itis,

Thank you for visiting me today to remind me what I used to deal with on a regular basis. I have been wondering where you went. I was honestly hoping that you had moved on to your next victim. However, I realize that that is not how you operate and that I will have to suffer through your occasional visits. I am happy to realize how much I was able to negate the devastating effects that you had on my body simply by losing weight and adding physical fitness into my life. I'm sure you remember how I used to sit and rub my knees during the day, or how I would cry in bed at try to move so that the constant ache was eased. Ohhhh the sound of my knees creaking and popping......all but a distant memory, except for these little reminders. I hear people talk about how their doctors told them to exercise in order to ease arthritis they in turn and say, "that's crazy, because moving hurts". Oh my how sad that makes me. You see, the doctors are dead on doesn't eliminate, but it sure help! I can now go months with no issues, where as before pain was a daily occurrence.

Please Mr. Arther-itis, please feel free to leave and not come back! I won't miss you at all.


More weight gone!

179.6! What is up? Nope, I'll take the drop in weight anyway I can get it! It's just so odd. TO about 4-5 days ago to be sitting staring 187.8 in the face....and now to be looking at 179.6!!! AMAZING! I'm working to try to keep my weight under that 180 mark! I'm nervous about it. BUT I refuse to mess it up by doing something stupid...not if I can help it! :-)

A friend and I were talking this morning via email. She remarked on my exercise. (I had mentioned that I had gotten a ride out of the way early this morning....this morning twas a shorter ride at 7.47 miles...yesterday was longer..and she was commenting on both). She was like, 100 pounds ago would you have ever thought you would be doing this. I had to answer and say, "yes, I was still somewhat active" (thank goodness I never let myself go that far). BUT the difference was that a 5 mile ride would have knocked me flat for the rest of the day. I'd be exhausted and just worn out. NOW, I get up and ride double, and triple that (sometimes even quadruple), I get off the bike and I'm rarin' to go. Today I was cleaning the house and listening to music...and literally dancing around. ME...jumping and dancing???? It is a testament to my physical health. Amazing!